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Replacing Ubuntu with Windows Free? [on hold]

I was getting tired or ubuntu as of now. I am tired of being limited to most thing due to a specific version hes not been released. I was wondering was the a way to get Windows with an USB or CD. If ...
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xubuntu not showing minimize, maximize and close buttons

After latest update application window doesn't display minimize, maximize and close button But it show minimize, maximize and close button when application is not maximized I have installed ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 running very slow [system spec]

Lenovo 100s 14" Memory 2 GB Processor Intel Celeron 1.6 GHZ x 2 Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Cherryview) 64 bit Any idea why Ubuntu 16.04 is running terribly slow on this system? I converted from ...
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In Unity Desktop, is there a way to hide *some* windows but not others in the window list?

I have multiple windows that are always open, I know they're open, and I don't really care to know they exist. Specifically, I keep irc open in a window, and a live webcam in a window, scattered ...
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List of open applications in ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using gnome shell and I have just update to ubuntu 16.04. Some gnome extensions are not [yet] compatible and especially one I used: dash-to-dock which allow to display a side bar with favorites ...
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Cick to focus is not working 16.04

This seems to have previously been a problem starting in 15.10, and after upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 the problem is still not solved. Click to focus specifically seems to be bugged on GNOME ...
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java GUI makes the system confused about the location of the windows on the screen

At least one java application I use (TWS from Interactive Brokers) in about 25% of the time causes the system to be confused about the location of the windows on the screen. For example, after ...
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Can I assign texture to window background in Kubuntu?

I would like to have a texture ( brushed metal ) in a background of window instead of one colour. I have already searched a lot, and I want something like in Nautilus in Ubuntu (this), but for all ...
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Ambiance - How to close windows at the top?

So I've used other OS's in the past and I could always close the Windows by moving the mouse cursor to the far top right corner of the screen and just click with the mouse, but I'm not able to do that ...
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Problem with multiple windows of same app

Whenever I had two or more windows open of the same application, and click on the launcher icon so I can select one like this it frequently selects the wrong window, often the one I already have ...
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Hide GUI of program after auto launching on startup

After suffering from a bug in Redshift, I found a great replacement, Iris. I have put the Iris folder in my home directory, and added the following command to Startup Applications sh ...
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How to remove top left window button from ubuntu mate

There is a menu button on the top left button that comes in Ubuntu MATE. It gives a drop down option for minimize , maximize, close, etc. options which just takes some extra space in the window. How ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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How Xubuntu decides which windows to group together in the taskbar?

Currently, Xubuntu is grouping together Mathematica, IPython Qt Console and Spotify, which makes no sense. Is there a way to modify this behavior? How Xubuntu decides which windows go together in the ...
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Unable to change title bar color

This is the current title bar with no effect from the theme This is the title bar I expect with the sample theme I am unable to change my title bar color and theme. I use Ubuntu tweak, unity ...
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Make window backgrounds semi-transparent

I want to make window backgrounds semi-transparent while keeping the window elements such as text and icons and other stuff(like controls) on top of it opaque. Till now, I have stumbled upon ways to ...
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Cut Off Windows RPi2 TFT

I am running Ubuntu Mate on my Raspberry Pi 2 on a TFT 7" 800x480 screen. For some reason, it is cutting the bottoms off of unresozable windows, such as when I need to enter wireless network info, ...
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Reset Password in Windows 10 using chntpw and Ubuntu Live CD/DVD

I'm investigating about how to reset a Windows password. I found that if I use a Ubuntu CD/DVD I can install chntpw and then clear password from the SAM. This works for Windows 7 so my question is: ...
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On the taskbar, show Windows that are open on only the desktop I'm using. Unity

A few questions have been asked about workspaces, but I only have one workspace but a 3 monitor set up. I'd like to only see the windows that are open in each window display on unities taskbar. ...
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Distorted UI - Ubuntu 14.04

UI at certain locations get distorted, happened in browser, software and many other apps. I have been an ubuntu user for years and have never seen such issue, although the distortion get fixed if I ...
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Is there any command to minimize windows? [duplicate]

I work all-around in Ubuntu 14.04 with many programs opened, among them the terminal. It would be very useful to me a command to minimize and maximize windows.I have searched in the web using various ...
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i am using ubuntu14.04LTS. ubuntu software centre is not working. what to do?

after clicking the icon the ubuntu software centre window is appearing and then instantly it stops working and that particular window is turned off. what should i do to fix the problem?
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Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive

Minimize icon is corrupted when windows inactive I can include any other information that may prove to be relevant as needed, but I can't really think of where to start looking. $uname -a Linux ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 window tabbing

Until Kubuntu 15.04, there was a very usefull function which let you adding multiple windows as tabs. In Kubuntu 15.04 and 15.10 I didn't find this option anymore. Is it removed or hidden? How can I ...
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An issue with window in opera

I've encountered an issue in a lot of distributives (Xubuntu, Linux Mint, Ubuntu and etc.) with Opera. It doesn't launch in maximize mode even if you change /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop ...
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Problem drawing/showing window

Everything was fine, suddenly Ubuntu froze and when I restart the system (using the Power key) windows don't show correctly. Took a screenshot:
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Issues with gnome appearance

I just installed GNOME DE on my Ubuntu, and I have a disgusting problem, I got rounded windows with sharp corners. Will be grateful for any suggestions
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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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Docking windows on the left or right of the screen

I would like to dock my instant messenger and have it always be visible. Note: I am NOT referring to tiling. A docked window prevents any other window from maximizing over it, permanently, just like ...
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How can I determine if a process has a window, and subsequently show, hide or close it?

Is it possible, either through a shell script or terminal command, assuming you have the PID, determine if it has a main window (form), and then get info about it (title) and show/hide/close it?
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On screen keyboard looses focus when searching in firefox

I use onbaord to type. When I type into the Firefox search box, onboard immediately looses focus. This has the annoying effect that I need to double press each key for it to be typed into the ...
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Color of Pop window

How to change color of pop up window
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Windows use own title bars and global title bar is still here

Firstly, sorry for my english, if it is making it difficult to understand the problem. I don't how but some days ago, my windows started to show own title bars while global title bar is still standing ...
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Unity themes that use different colors for each window

The title says it all really. I'm looking for an Ubuntu theme that will use different colors or at least different shades of one color for the different windows that I have open. i installed Paper ...
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Is it possible to give an application window-control buttons which it currently does not have?

I don't know how possible this will be as I have programmed a lot before and have often set it so that programs are not able to be resized etc and making it so that it does not have certain ...
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How to reclaim lost GUI/window

I'm now facing this situation: I'm running several Matlab instances on a computation server (server OS: Xubuntu 14.04, my local machine OS: Ubuntu 14.04). I used NoMachine to connect to the server. ...
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How to minimize window using the unity toolbar?

I click on the unity panel (on the icon) and the window is maximized. Now if I click again...or right click, the window doesnt get minimized. Is this a normal behaviour? If there are more than 1 ...
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Remove `Terminal - ` from xfce4-terminal's window title

Using xfce4-terminal, if I type: PS1="\[\e]0;\w\a\]> " I get as expected > as my prompt, and the current working directory shows up in the window title. But instead of just being ~/Documents, ...
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Dual Boot which Windows partitions should be removed?

I want to reinstall my Windows 10. If I am correct I need to delete the ntfs Files System, that is the partition sda2 and sda3, right ? I should not delete sda1 because it is the partition used for ...
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How can I prevent an application window from opening in background?

On my Ubuntu 15.10 Rhythmbox frequently, but not always, opens its main window in the background when launching it through the Unity launcher icon (see below). How can I force this application to ...
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Samba Server with windows Active directory

I want to Install Ubuntu File Server in my Environment. i already have windows active directory running. i need to use Linux Samba server instead of Windows File server. so someone has experience ...
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Missing window borders in Gnome 15.10

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome 3. Using the Gnome Tweak-Tool I switched on Min/Maximise Buttons. Applications start maximised. When I un-maximise them, holding Alt and pulling down, there are ...
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how to handle unwanted exiting of a command and its output in bash script

I made a one liner script to auto hide a specific window when mouse is not hover over that window. It gets mouse position and geometry of the window and its position (topleftx,toplefty), I added its ...
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Online IDE with an Ubuntu workspace?

Are there any online IDEs out there that have a Linux compiler and/or Ubuntu/Linux workspace? I often work away from home on Linux projects, and usually on Windows PCs, so it'd be great if I could ...
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Stopping edge resize on click

Ubuntu resizes a window with a single mouse click on the edge. I would really like to stop this behavior, how do I do it?
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unable to maximize window after snap

When I use the ctr+super+left to maximize a window to half the screen size, then try to maximize it to the full screen, it disappears off the screen. Any ideas why?
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Overall view of opened windows [duplicate]

There is features both in windows and mac that opens a interface you can see the currently opened windows. I recently saw that feature in the GNOME workaround. Is there anything like that in the unity ...
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How to close, minimize, and maximize a specified window from Terminal?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am wondering if there is a way from Terminal to close, minimize, unminimize, maximize, and unmaximize specified windows? Note - I've looked at ...
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when I restart compiz after it crashes it doesn't show some windows that is on the screen

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit platform. I use gnome+cairo-dock session. Sometimes compiz crashes and I restart it with compiz --replace command. Compiz starts running but some windows on the screen go ...
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How to get keyboard shortcuts for window control to not remove effect?

I know that I can for instance minimize a window with the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + D, and maximize one with CTRL + SUPER + UP etc. However the transition between the two states of being on the ...