Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object, in this case, software.

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Interactive “open with” dialog mod?

I switched to Ubuntu this year from Windows. I like Ubuntu, but what I'm missing is smart "Open with" dialog. You should manually search for a program either from long list without ability to filter, ...
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Why is there no visual feedback when I click an icon in the launcher?

Whenever I click on the icons in the Unity launcher, no visual feedback is shown. The application just opens. Without the visual feedback, I won't be able to know whether the click event was ...
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Is there a way to get an indication after I double click a desktop icon?

I'm setting up edubuntu for my son's kindergarten, and I put shortcuts on the desktop for some of the applications. The problem is that when you double click an icon, you get no visual hint that ...
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Open html file with gedit from Unity Dash (Files lens)

I search a html file wit super-f. The file was found and Ubuntu displays these choices: open folder open file email file The above items where translated from german back to english. If I chosse ...
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Cgroups I/O read restriction

I am trying to restrict group to read operation to 100 per second. Here is my cgroups configuration: # Configuration file generated by cgsnapshot mount { blkio = /cgroup/blkio; } group ...
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How to get hibernate button in unity shutdown dialog in Ubuntu Raring 13.04?

I checked that hibernation works on my laptop via pm-hibernate command, and then enabled hibernation. The unity panel menu shows an option for hibernation now, and it works fine. My question here is, ...
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How to ask developers to think about high resolution screens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a Unity suggestion? I just got a ASUS N56VZ laptop, and it`s all good, but the screen resolution 1920x1080px. I am not asking, how to scale ui elements. If ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Open launcher elements only with double click

Sometimes I click the icons of the launcher by mistake and I have to wait until the program opens to close it again. How to open the programs in the launcher only if I double click them? Thanks.
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Scroll up the page to previous input on terminal

Sometimes it would be convenient to be able to scroll back to the output of the previous command in the terminal, especially if the output is extremely long. Is there a way to do this? EDIT: Let me ...
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How to move application specific folder out of home folder?

In my /home/myuserI have many folder like .thunderbird, .mozilla, .skype, etc. And meaningful for human folders like Downloads, Documents, become lost among folder with configs, cache, etc. How to ...
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What is Suitable pageUp Key in Ubuntu 16.04 of Macbook Air?

There are some configs which use the button. I have replaced them now but I think pageUp can be necessary key in some applications. System: Macbook Air 2013-mid. What is suitable pageUp key in ...
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Gedit: Search next match … usability

Searching the next match with gedit makes me crazy. I press Ctrl+F The search input box opens I enter foo There is a match for foo. Nice Up to now everything is sane I want to search the next match (...
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To Disable CTRL+SHIFT+C in Google Chrome of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

This keybinding is very irritating because it is very close to the copy-command Ctrl+C. Partially, the problem can be explained by my keyboard layout Dvorak such that the browser may consider the ...
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Is there a zoom function for Unity 2D?

Gnome Shell and Unity (3D) via Compiz offer to zoom into the desktop. Is there something similar for Unity 2D please?
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Pernamently agree to Ubuntu One Personal Data Request

Ubuntu One is a single sign-on service, necessary to login on launchpad. It works normally except on logging in it asks Personal Data Request You are logging in to https://launchpad.net/ ...
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Disable Gnome Shell document preview

I have a password protected LibreOffice Calc file. When I press the SUPER key and type the name it is shown. Now I press enter or click the file and it is opened with some document preview, but this ...
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What will happen if i will terminate the update in between (from the terminal)

so i use computer for unknown time. sometimes i use it for more than 3 hr. and sometimes lesss than half hour. what will happen if i will stop the update from the terminal when the packages are being ...
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How do we get Canonical to fix their certificates? I can't access Ubuntu Wiki

I'm getting certificate errors when accessing Ubuntu Wiki. This is forcing me and I assume others who have rigorous security with their web browsing to create exceptions for these sites. They have ...
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Why did show desktop icon go away and how do I get it back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Unity equivalent of the GNOME panel 'show desktop' applet? So first the rant.. I don't understand how you can release an operating system without a show ...
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What keyboard shortcut should be implemented for a search & replace dialog?

Some text editors use Ctrl + H while others Ctrl + R -- some even know both. Should maybe the Find dialog double as Replace dialog, so Ctrl + F would be another option? Is there user experience style ...
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Is it possible to retire packages that don't stand up to modern usability standards?

What is the Ubuntu process to deprecate and remove packages from repository? I quite often need a user mode FTP server to transfer files to my machine and constantly run over http://packages.ubuntu....
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How to update Ubuntu without problems?

Ubuntu constantly offers me number of updates. But it takes lots of my time to review such offers to find relevant updates (for example, if I am not interested in kernel updates). Second, it almost ...
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How to *Add To Panel* in 16.04? [duplicate]

In older distros, there is the feature: right-click the top-bar > Add To Panel. But not anymore in Ubuntu 16.04? I want to create a application icon-shortcut to the application bar. I want to use the ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS slowed down

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS worked fine for few months after I installed it. But it has now slowed down considerably. For example: initially it took about only 2 or 3 seconds to load LebreOffice Writer, but ...
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Why are terminal shortcuts different than the ones used elsewhere for the same task?

I ask this out of sheer curiosity. For pasting - why wasn't Ctrl+v made as a shortcut - which is standard - instead of Ctrl+Shift+v - which is not standard? Same goes with so many other shortcuts (...
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How do I go back in the browser?

I use the browser full screen. Every-time I try to press the back button, the Ubuntu side menu pops up. Some people told me I need to do it very very fast, and it will work, but I am somewhat disabled....
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Why, when on Kubuntu I lose internet connection, am I unable to reconnect?

Using Kubuntu 11.10. Sony Vaio computer. Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100. If I connect to a wireless network, and the signal drops, then I am unable to connect to any network ...
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Move Mouse with Many Lines in Google Chrome?

In Mouse settings, I get only where I cannot change to scroll many lines. So I want to move many lines only in Google Chrome. I cannot find the feature in Settings > Search Mouse and Select the ...
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Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?

From the usability point of view, I do not understand why on each release upgrade you have to manually patch all the URLs of apt in order to make them point to the newer distribution. Why is not ...
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updated to ubuntu 13.04, 3 finger gestures are gone

Before Gnome3, Ubuntu emulated middle click with 3 fingers tap on the touchpad. After Gnome3, it was used to drag windows (and maximize/restore). I missed the very useful middle click gesture, but at ...
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How to make unity set window properties (sticky, on top) to some windows (google talk)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to the default Window Manager to help me setting "Always on Top" and "Always on Visible Workspace" properties to some windows. Ideally matching the title with ...
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Desktop environments that allow Drag'n'Drop across applications via Alt-Tab

Which desktop environments allow to drag'n'drop files/data across applications while task-switching using Alt-Tab (without the need to move mouse cursor to a specific UI element and/or wait for other ...
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Application indicators don't seem to have tooltips — is this due to conformity to touch interfaces?

I very much liked the weather details showing up simply by way of mouse over the weather icon of the datetime applet. (The indicator-weather shows similar infos only via click, currently as menu items ...
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Good system for writing coding excerpts (possible cloud based)

I am using Ubuntu for some time, and 99% of time I am using Goggle drive Documents for writing code excerpts. However, Google experience, although super fast when searching, works quite slow when ...
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Is there any way to disable library/playlist in totem?

Is there any way to disable library/playlist functionality in totem (version that comes with Ubuntu 15.10)? All that new clickology is a bit annoying on my netbook. In previous version when you ...
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How to configure keyboard layout switch on key press rather than key release in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am using Unity and using Shift_L+Shift_R to switch keyboard layouts. But in Unity layout switch going on key release (when I release both shifts) rathen than on key press. This is very unusable ...
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how to: app switcher displayed on choosen monitor

I'd like to choose which monitor the application switcher is displayed on. Currently, it's displayed on the active monitor.
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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To have keybinding to move page up/down in Ubuntu's browser

I would like to scroll page up and down etc by CTRL+p/n or similar, like you have in OSX in most of the browsers. This is much better for wrists than using the keys next to my keyboard. How can you ...
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Any editor with CTRL+R binding for compiling LaTeX

I just had to replace my OSX with Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to find ways to get Textmate's capabilities to some text-editor: CMD+R compiles the document in Textmates and let's you choose different ...
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How to improve usability of Ubuntu by providing feedback? [duplicate]

I have several ideas how to improve the usability of the Ubuntu desktop. What the next step? Where should I post my ideas?
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How can I persistent disable left menu in Nautilus (F9)?

When I press F9 left panel hiding, but only before Nautilus restart.
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unable to use the 13.04 applications after login

Installed 13.04 and after login the desktop files are displayed for the home folder. But I am not sure how to run applications moving the muse to the edges shows nothing. I can use Ctrl + T and Ctrl ...
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Top left window corner pixel without clickable function

From 11.04 getting used to quickly push the mouse into the top left corner to make the launcher appear, I have to realize that in 11.10 only the Globalmenu appears. What's the intended functionality ...
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Where do I get packages via windows? [duplicate]

I need packages, man. I can't find them. I can find 'source clones'. Are those packages? I'm not connect to the Internet in Linux, so I need to download the packages on my Windows system. Where ...
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Searching for a better method/framework/anything to build deb packages

For those that have downvoted, if you care to let me know why, I can try to improve the question. I have been scouring the pipes for an official page on an officially sanctioned method of building ....