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Is Ubuntu 14.04 using some old Gnome libraries for WPS Office?

The following isn't very important but I wanted to ask out of interest. The window design layout inside of WPS Office looks a bit old-fashioned. I haven't checked all other programmes but to me it ...
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Always minimize to the dock (Plank)

Edit: after a bit more testing, it seems that it's mostly random, but dependent on where it was started. When I click on application shortcuts on a dock to open them, and then click again after ...
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XFCE shadowed borders

In Xubuntu 14.04 there is an option called Show shadows under regular windows (in Settings -> WM Tweaks) Is it possible to unable that option for an specific application? Since the option applies for ...
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Active window is back after installing graphic card driver

Im running Ubuntu 14.04 and got a GeForce GT 720M and installed a graphic card driver lately Now i cant see anymore whats going on at the aktive window I know i can just uninstall it and it should ...
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Compiz how to use Kwin's default Window decoration

Ok, so at first when I used Compiz, it kept the Kwin's Window Decoration, which I prefer. After uninstalling and reinstalling Compiz, it no longer uses Kwins, so I had to use their default, which ...
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KDE 14.10 Horizontal Tearing with all graphical animations (Switching virtual desktops, moving windows, etc.)

This wasn't happening for the longest time, and it goes on and off, sometimes it won't do it for a day or two, and sometimes it will be non-stop for couple days. Here's a video showing what I'm ...
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How to reset all gnome-tweak-tool settings to defaults

I have installed gnome-tweak-tool in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity, then chose Windows -> Windows action keys -> Disabled (previously was Alt). After that Unity windows buttons stopped working for that Ubuntu ...
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Window fullscreen mode in unity. Problem with steam games in windowed mode

I don't understand how fullscreen window mode (that hides system top bar) works in unity (14.10). Some apps (firefox, terminal, chrome) use F11 shortcut to go fullscreen and it works perfectly. But it ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 screen flickers and chunks of it turn black while resizing windows

With any window,when I resize it by dragging the sides or corners, the screen flickers gray, black, all around the window, just a bit irritating. Has anyone encountered this and have found a fix ...
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Set F1 to close windows

I try to optimize everything. One thing I do frequently is closing windows and closing tabs. Is it possible to set the F1 button to close windows in ubuntu 14.04? (i.e. same behavior as ALT+F4) And ...
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When I try to open Chrome it opens a new window with empty icon

When I try to open Google Chrome on Ubuntu I get this: If I try to open it from terminal I get this: ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment. The program ...
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How can I stop the sides of Unity windows from behaving like corners when I'm resizing with a mouse?

Sometimes, my desktop will get into a state such that when I click on a side (including bottom or top) of a window to resize it, then, in addition to being able to resize that edge (perpendicular to ...
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14.04 windows go off screen on awake

I currently have a dual monitor setup running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My display settings are currently set to have my laptop screen on the right and my monitor on the left. Whenever I open the lid of the ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04, the newest Google Chrome window display transparent and without buttons

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, I have installed Google Chrome long time ago, and every update, now the newest version 40. When I minimize Chrome window and maximize it then the top of the window gets ...
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Moving interface effect

Is there any sort of graphic effect that can move the entire screen, or at least the current window, while one is working on the pc, making it slowly fluctuating? Thank you very much.
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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Windows NTFS partition fails “check” but passes Ubuntu “ext4”

I want to install a clean copy of Windows and I have tried many different ISOs by now, and every time the disk somehow fails and it has to go and start automatically checking the disk again and again ...
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KDE Plasma 5 upgrade has removed my window decorations [closed]

Upgrading to KDE Plasma 5 today in Vivid Vervet (Wednesday 21st Jan) has removed all my window decorations such as borders, etc. I can't move windows, drag windows, etc. Any ideas how to get it back?
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Google Chrome's window becomes invisible / unresponsive

I'm using Google Chrome, Version 39 (64-bit), under Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty). Often, the browser's window becomes invisible after returning from standby, or after opening the window after it was ...
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Get window name of byobu session in bash

is there a way to get the byobu window number (or window name) in shell? I want the same code to behave differently depending on the window in which it is running: I am thinking about something like ...
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Application window is surrounded by a black frame [duplicate]

The window of the application is surrounded by a black frame. It is just not happening in one account, it is happening in every account such as administrator and guest. I can't use terminal, but I can ...
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Lock size of specified windows

Is it possible to lock the size of a window so that it cannot be resized? I am aware of methods of setting specific programs to have their windows open at specific size and/or position but I am in ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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wmctrl: Permanently renaming a window

When i use wmctrl to rename a window (Firefox) to something else, the reload of a page or switching to a tab overwrites that name. How can i permanently rename a window? Or how could i re-rename it ...
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Maximize over two screens

EDIT: I ended up installing KDE and everything worked as expected. I think that there must be something built into Unity that simply will not allow windows to stretch over two screens in the way I was ...
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Closing minimized window

How can you close a minimized window directly from the launcher if you have more windows opened on that application without maximize it on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Is it possible to keep packages installed on ubuntu when booting from DVD

I have a machine running windows 7 and I boot Ubuntu from a DVD I prefer not to partition my hardrive for a dual boot so I picked the option of trying ubuntu. Is it possible to download packages like ...
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Viewing contents of a window

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in an Oracle VM VirtualBox. When I run system settings I only see about a quarter of the screen, and cannot find the way to res1ze the contents or move around within the ...
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Some aplications run, but have no visible application window

I have a strange problem with the visibility of application windows (Unity / 14.04). Sometimes an application seems to be running, but without a visible window. When I click on their launcher icon, ...
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Windows not maximizing correctly, Conky suspected

Any program that I open is disregarding both the launcher and the panel when maximized. Attached are screenshots of firefox, gedit, and gnome-terminal after typing ls /. I have had Conky ...
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Make Steam windows be always on top?

When I right click the top of steam windows I don't get a context menu. Is there any way to make steam windows (particularly chat windows) be always on top?
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Unity Tweak Tool - Windows Control - Show menu button does not work

I am trying to move the menu out of the window's title bar and the "Show menu button" does not seems to do anything - and the whole Layout section. Other controls, like fonts, work. Any workarounds? I ...
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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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My laptop keeps freezing, why?

The computer is an HP Compaq 6715b . Whenever I log into Ubuntu, the user interface freezes after around 5 seconds. Though the mouse seems to work. I have tried to open the terminal using the ...
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how to change background color of Calibre - and the like - in ubuntu 14.04

I followed the explanations given in answer of "how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04" but it did'nt work for a number of applications like Calibre. Yet when I was in Mandriva 2011 I ...
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Why does Software Updater window not appear when updates are available?

For a while now, whenever the Software Updater icon turns green to show that there are updates available, the window is invisible. It seems to happen only when Software Updater opens itself to show a ...
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foxpro on ubuntu trusty

How can I (or is even possible to) run Visual FoxPro 6 on Ubuntu 14.04? Please provide detailed installation instructions as I'm new to Ubuntu.
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Windows scattered across virtual desktops after waking up from sleep

My setup is two external screens connected to a docking station and the laptop screen all running (thanks, Lenovo!). I have four virtual desktops (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity). At any point I might have one ...
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Window scroll handles/bars aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified?

Window scroll handles/bars are aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified? For one thing the handles disappear, which means I have to hold the mouse in the right place to make them ...
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firefox-wget-window doesnt close after download

I use Firefox with flashgot, which makes downloads via wget. Some time ago, the wget-terminal-window appears, makes its download, and when finished correct it disappears automatically. Then there was ...
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Enable a window without titlebar in all workspaces

I have a window (Google Hangouts App, to be precise) that I want to show up on all my workspaces. However, the window dosen't have a titlebar, so I can't right-click it and untick Only on this ...
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Gnome focus mode

I know this should be a silly question, but how do I change the window/terminal focus mode in Ubuntu 14.04.1 running GNOME Flashback (Compiz) [3.8.4]?
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: How to disable window maximizing when title bar dragged to top of the desktop [closed]

Default behavior on my fresh install of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 has the active window maximize when the title bar is dragged up to the top of the window. I'm not at all a fan of this behavior. I have tried ...
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kubuntu 14.04 windows unreadable fonts

In the last month I have discovered that some windows opens with unreadable text. It seems that letters are rendered one over the other. Does anybody know how to correct this? Ej. Here is the ...
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How to lock an application screen?

I know how to make an application screen always appear on top, but is there anyway to lock it in place and run in real time(for example, a movie clip runs in a borderless window at some part of the ...
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Is there a way to alt tab to a particular window with one key?

I am using the cinnamon desktop manager on my ubuntu box. Say I have 5 open windows running different applications. Lets call these 5 open windows as * windowA * windowB * windowC * windowD * ...
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In compiz, how can I match windows that have focus?

I've been messing around with window matching in Compiz, which is documented here. How do I match the window that currently has focus vs. those that do not? This is not documented in the wiki. Thanks. ...
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how to set ubuntu not to group the similar windows when swithing through the open windows?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LST I want the Ubuntu not to group the open windows when I am using Alt+Tab looking for the window I want. What shoud I do?
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How can restrict “maximize window” operation to a specified rectangle?

I want both my Ubuntu Unity taskbar and my virtual Windows7 OS taskbar to be always visible. To achieve it, I want to restrict the ubuntu 'maximize window' operation so that the maximized applications ...
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WinUSB throws an error 32512 for 2 different iso files [duplicate]

I have 2 iso files of Windows 7 and 8. Whatever iso file I use, I get an error trying to create a bootable usb using WinUSB: What's the matter?