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help me please with installing ubuntu along side windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I run Ubuntu the newest update along side windows 7. Thank you. PS. if you could link a you tube video that would be fantastic.
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Changing windows layout close,minimize,maximize,menu keys

I've searched out around and found out this useful tool named Unity Tweak, however once I try to change my key (close, minimize, maximize & menu) positions, nothing happens... Not sure if I'm the ...
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Windows Minimised to just the top-bar

I am fairly click-happy and as such, I have no-idea how I did it... This is Firefox, and my only option is seemingly to close the window/launch a new one. Can anybody help?
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Does installng Ubutun overwrite windows? [duplicate]

Will my Window OS overwrite after Ubutun OS downloaded and installed ? Thanks and Best Regards Jacky Loh
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why is my ubuntu 14.04 32 bit fresh install painfully slow on my fitpc2

I have 14.04 64 on another machine running well on another machine. I installed 14.04 32 bit on this Fitpc2 mini pc with an intel 40 gig ssd drive because it has 1 gig of ram. I erased the SSD drive ...
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How to turn off window refreshing during resizing

I have noticed that ever since upgrade to 14.04, when working with R, resizing a window triggers thousands of redrawing requests. This is able to kill off my session completely if the redrawing takes ...
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Terminator automatically resizing

I'm not sure if this is an Ubuntu thing or a Terminator thing, but every time I launch terminator, it seems to resize to a different size every time. Sometimes it shrinks a little, and some time a ...
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Window vertically maximized beyond desktop size

After navigating through the system setting to do post install tweaks on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1, I have a problem with the Sound Settings window in that it is vertically maximized way beyond my desktop ...
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Disable automatic vertical maximise of windows when scaled to bottom of screen

I have the following problem: when scaling a window to the bottom of the screen, it gets automatically maximised vertically. This is very annoying as I want to decide how to scale my windows! I found ...
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jerks and involuntary scrolling windows and menus

new update to 14.04 from new install of 12.04... Debian partition continues to work properly. On various programs, if there's a window large enough to scroll -- or a menu or slider I've focused on ...
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When a modal window opens, and there is a full screen window on the back, this full screen window gets in the front

I am using ubuntu 14.04, with metacity, but the same bug was happening also using Cinnamon. Basically I have a bash terminal in full screen mode. If I use an other program, and this program opens a ...
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Nautilus No Window Bar After Upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading today to 14.04 from 12.04, I noticed that Nautilus has no window bar. Other programs has it. Can someone please show me what I needed to do to restore it? Screenshot:
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Nautilus doesnt have window border on Gnome shell

I have a problem with Nautilus that Nautilus window border is disappearing. As you can see, there's no window border. What can i do to get it back ? Using: Nautilus 3.10.1 and Gnome Shell ...
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Toggle Window Decorations

For screencasting purposes I would like to be able to easily toggle window decorations - primarily the titlebar at the top of applications - on and off. I can't find an easy way to do this in Ubuntu ...
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File manager doesn't open first instance Kubuntu

I am using Nemo as a file manager on Kubuntu 14.04 When I click to open Nemo the first time, it looks like nothing happens. When I click to open Nemo the second time, I get a window with a <2> for ...
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I'm missing a Windows drive - how to recover disk space?

I had installed Windows XP on C:\ drive then install Ubuntu on D:\ drive. After that I had formatted the C:\ drive and reinstalled Window XP on C:. However, now I cannot find my Ubuntu and also its ...
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How can one prevent new windows from taking focus in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to prevent new windows from acquiring focus. A way to do this is provided in Ubuntu 10.10 here and in Ubuntu 12.04 here. How can something similar be achieved in Ubuntu 14.04? The auto-raise ...
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re-order open program tabs in panel/taskbar

Is there anything like this for XFCE or any other desktop? I tried this and I can drag but when I drop the open program window it goes back to where I dragged it from.
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move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line

How do I move/resize xfce4-terminal by command line The problem is that the command echo -ne '\e[3;0;0t' does not re-position my xfce4-terminal and has no apparent affect. man xfce4-terminal and ...
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Separate workspaces, not one huge screen

In Ubuntu 14.04 when the workspaces are enabled if a window is placed over the edge of the window it will also show in the next workspace. One messy workspace will basically ruin the workspaces next ...
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Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04

So I've noticed this problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 a few days back. I've noticed that whenever a window title is supposed to contain any accented character like "ï", the title bar ...
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Problem with java server app. Doesn't start right anymore

First off, I'm running Ubuntu 14.4, and I haven't updated in a while because updated breaks my ps3 controller recognition (different problem) I just got this app running today: ...
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Remembering Window Positions (and preferrably sizes, too) in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and I am finding one thing to be very irritating. That is, when I open any application, it opens at the top-left of the screen. The first thing I ...
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The wine window is not minimized

I cannot minimize a wine appication window in KDE environment. When I click the minimize button it is minimized and immediately maximized again. How can I solve this problem?
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14.04 Ubuntu black borders, black terminal

This problem is the same as described by: 13.10 - Black borders, black terminal However, that solution does not work. So I don't think it's a duplicate. In fact, nothing listed in that answer ...
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“invalid magic number, unaligned pointer” While attemping to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on Dell M3800

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 along with my Windows 7 on Dell M3800. I used Windows version of unetbootin as well as ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso to make a USB drive for installing Ubuntu. I ...
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Window remembers selected language

Is there any way to remember selected language for particular window? For example: I typed text with language #1, then switch to another window - typed text with language #2, and then switched back ...
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How do I get my window frames back in Gnome Flashback?

Sometimes I wonder if there's a conspiracy to kill Gnome Flashback because it feels like it's been constantly beset with problems since the emergence of both Gnome 3's new look and Unity. As in a ...
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Formating window without affecting ubuntu [closed]

I have installed ubunto 10.04 with the help of vmware workstation. Now i want to format window xp without affecting ubuntu and ns 2.29 which is installed in ubuntu,is it possible?
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How to configure an app to run on all desktop automatically

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to have some apps to automatically be launched on all desktops and not only the current one. As an example, I work on a dual screen and usually I have a Konsole ...
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xfce: Show window borders on maximised windows

I am using a Plank dock at the bottom of my screen and set it to never hide because I want to use it instead of a normal taskbar. This causes even maximised windows to not overlap it. You can clearly ...
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Window Glitches for all application and windows exept web browser

I'm having these window glitches often. What could it be related to? The only way to get rid of it is to shut-down and reboot wich is annoying ...
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Previous frame seems to flicker in any type of window

Recently my 14.04 setup has run into some strange problem. Basically almost all windows (often) start flickering the "previous frame" (or that is what it feels like). There doesn't seem to be any ...
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Window get transparent

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, after changing display from external screen to internal in my laptop my Firefox window get a little bit transparent. The only one window which I set to have transparency is ...
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Unity window placement

When I launch an application (by typing its name into the Dash and hitting enter, clicking on its icon in the panel, or using a shortcut - it doesn't matter) the application window appears in the ...
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Hovering the top bar maximizes window

I have CompizConfig Manager installed, Grid enabled by default (I like it). But if I have a window open half way and hover at the top black bar it maximizes the window. Does anyone know where I can ...
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Java windows open up off-screen (multi monitor setup with Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit) with Java 1.7.0_55 (openjdk-7-jdk:amd64, openjdk-7-jre:amd64). Most GUI Java applications start without any errors or warnings and their Icon shows up in the launcher, but ...
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Move window in dual monitor setup

I'm running a dual monitor setup, with one of the monitors most of the time in standby, but connected (it's a TV). It works fine if both are turned on, but when the monitor is in Standby mode some ...
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Why is my conky shown above other windows?

My conky is running in the foreground =( Does anybody know how to fix it? I am running trusty tahir.
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dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04, hard disk partitioning

I have a sony vaio vpcf121fx laptop with windows 8.1 currently installed in it..i have never dual booted ubuntu in my laptop before..i have a 1 TB hard disk and its divided into C:,D:,E: and F: ...
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Xmonad windows flashing on other workspaces

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I use Xmonad. I am an experiencing an odd behavior where windows will flash through onto other workspaces. I can only remove the appearance of erroneous ...
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How to avoid a minimized window when switching applications (Alt+Tab)?

When I minimize a window, normally I want to avoid it for a while. That's why I minimize it in the first place :) But in Ubuntu whenever I do it and use Alt+Tab to switch applications, that minimized ...
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Terminal blank when opening

Hello Ubuntucommunity! So I just recently formatted my Laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and started playing around with it a bit. Since it's my second PC that I can use, I thought I could ...
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Windows hard drive won't boot

I am a Windows 7 64-bit user and decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard drive. Everything went perfectly until I wanted to boot Windows again. I was not able to do it even though I entered ...
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Moving a maximized window between monitors without shrinking it

I work with 3 monitors (though one currently not supported by Ubuntu ATM, but I'm working on it), and in Windows I was using this program called "UltraMon", which enables many nice and useful tools ...
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Virtual machine running painfully slow

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I've installed windows 8 on virtualbox. The problem is that it is too slow - even minimizing a windows takes 2-3 seconds. The reason I think this is a problem is ...
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Menus in the window's title bar

I want window menus to stay in the window's title bar and so have selected System Settings > Appearance > Behaviour > Show the menus for a Window. In the window's title bar If I maximise the window ...
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Window management in Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work anymore

I need some help about the window management in Ubuntu 12.04. When I drag a window to a side of my screen, the window doesn't fit to the half screen, like it was before. Does anyone have this ...
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How to adjust window placement in Unity, Ubuntu 14.04 based on overlapping top bar

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I will have windows that open with the top bar of the window obscured by the top bar of the screen. I can move the window once it is open, and then ...