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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 ...
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Make last clicked window stay on top in Unity

Is there a way to force the last active window to stay on top of all other windows in Unity? Or any other GUI for that matter? It really annoys me, when a program after finishing a task or when ...
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Windows control buttons problem [duplicate]

I have tried to move windows control buttons using gconf-editor. It worked partially; Now when windows are not maximied X/Minimize/Maximize buttons are on the right side, but as soon as the windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse and window focus issues

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 tonight and I'm having this weird issue with my mouse and window focus. I can't seem to click on any Unity Launcher icons. More over I can't click on unfocused ...
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Black Spaces in Panels/Windows/Dialog

A lot of windows look have black spaces everywhere like this: However, when I take a screenshot, the black space is replaced with transparency, and the screenshot looks like this: This isn't that ...
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A theme that has window colors like “dash transparent blur” on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been looking around for it , it's beautiful in my opinion , i haven't been able to find anything. Does something like it exist ? Thanks in advance.
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How do I add a border around windows but keep the current theme?

I seem to live my life in the terminal - many terminals in-fact. I also love the Ambiance theme - but the new borderless windows does not provide the visual differentiation I'm used to (the same ...
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focus multiple windows at once [closed]

I love the game Bzflag. Sadly, my internet connection is slow and I always get kicked because of lag and gitter. I decided to run the game server on localhost and play on it with my brother. But, ...
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Ubuntu problem once it hit the memory stick [duplicate]

I finally download ubuntu on my memory stick, but my problem is installing it on my windows xp laptop.Ipush f-12, f-8 and f-2 to get to the bio screen. How can i get ubuntu installed on my windows xp ...
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Tools windows from system settings are visually messed up. 13.10

I use messed up because it's hard to describe, check out this image for what I mean: Each option in my system settings has the background removed like that. Also if you notice the top bar is big ...
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How to resize windows exactly in XFCE?

I was wondering if, in XFCE (my laptop is older and Unity is slow) it is possible to resize windows to exact pixel amounts? e.g. Let's say I want a 501x504px window. Is this possible? Even if the ...
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Dragging and resizing shortcuts in XFCE

I use Xubuntu 12.04, and since I am on a laptop, I try to save on screen estate by using a minimalistic window theme I found here : http://kira28.deviantart.com/art/Xfwm4-theme-TillSummer-366057630 ...
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Force Ubuntu To Install Legacy?

So here is the issue I am having. My BIOS boot mode is set to Legacy+UEFI and my Windows 8.1 installed as Legacy, however, when I try to install Ubuntu, it attempts to install as UEFI and doesn't ...
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fast move window in ubuntu with keyboard

yes i know about alt+f7 shortcut, but moving with arrows is too slow. also it used to work (fast move to the left/right) with shift-left/right on previous LTS 10.04, but currently on 12.04 doesn't ...
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How can I move the Close/Minimize/Expand to the right in Gnome 3? [duplicate]

I’m currently using GNOME 3 Shell in classic mode and I was wandering if it was possible to move the Close, Minimize, Expand window icons from the left side to the right corner (a la Windows). Old ...
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How can I fix shaking windows when I shift between workspaces?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. When I change a window from one workspace to another, the transition animation shows tiny vertical and horizontal lines and the window shakes a little bit, i.e., the ...
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Can't move windows vertically with CRTL+ALT+Shift in 13.10?

I am using multiple desktops. I can move windows horizontally from one desktop to another using the CTRL+ALT+SHIFT method. However, I am unable to move windows vertically from one window to another. ...
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System Monitor, Settings and other windows have no decoration

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a reasonable amount of time now, and I have never encountered this issue before. One day the frame (the part with the close, minimize and maximize buttons) just ...
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Changing opacity of inactive windows in KDE

Is there a way to set a customization in Plasma environment so that inactive windows will have opacity 30%? I know one can set specific titlebar colors for active and inactive windows . But I could ...
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Ubuntu Gtkmm 3 window resize

I have a window and this is it's size: window->set_default_size(600, 400); The problem is when i set this: window->set_resizable(false); The window will shrink. Look in picture: below ...
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Windows that pop up appear behind active window?

I am using Firefox and when I finish downloading a file, I click on the folder icon beside its name. The problem is, the windows appear behind Firefox. It's not isolated to the viewing the destination ...
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Two windows - Mono

I want to open 2 projects of mono at the same time(working at the same time too), but when i open mono, the first window will always be opened. What can I do?
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How can I change the size of the Mozilla Firefox screen?

I accidentally made Firefox take up the whole screen but it is not in full screen mode. How do I shrink it back down so I can see other open windows?
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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How can I play video in an always-on-top window?

I want to watch an exciting announcement while I do other things on my desktop. So, I'd like to have the video play: in a small window hovering over other windows as I move them around ("always on ...
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Why are the minimize and maximize buttons “crooked”?

Sorry if the title isn't vere descriptive, but I don't know how to describe this: It happens only when the windows are maximized.
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How do I keep a window open in front of other windows?

Whenever you have multiple windows open, is there a way to keep one window on top, or at the front of the others?
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New windows open below visible one

Every time a new window is opened, gnome likes to force it below the current one so I have to go to the taskbar and restore it. I can tolerate a lot of stuff but I open new windows way too often ...
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Reset compiz from command-line

I am considering enabling the ring switcher (or other) effects that come along with compiz extras on my Ubuntu 13.10. The default app switcher is not that much to my liking - navigating multiple ...
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How to make KDE Applications' Toolbars Dark in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to make KDE Applications, running in Ubuntu 13.10, have dark tool bars? For example, see the Gedit toolbar in the image below. The toolbar is dark, with light icons and text, but the ...
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black backgrounds on options panels

So, somewhere along my linux-ing, I must have messed something up, because on a lot of the settings windows (not all), where there should be a white background, there is a black one. Oddly, though, ...
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Stuck with upgrade tool - upgrader window out of screen

What the title says. Important bit is that also 'OK' and 'Cancel' buttons are out of screen boundary too, thus un-clickable. Because of the nature of upgrade, I can't close and start again. ...
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ssh -X :XIO: fatal IO error 14 (Bad address) on X server

When "ssh -X" was executed between remote computer (Ubuntu 13.04) and local computer (Ubuntu 13.04), the error was displayed as shown below. XIO: fatal IO error 14 (Bad address) on X server ...
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How do I find what command created an existing window? [duplicate]

In the system monitor application (gnome-system-monitor), there is a column titled "Command Line" that gives the command (complete with arguments) that was used to create that window. Is there a ...
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Looking for a package for a easy WMI installation process

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I wanted to test some MS Windows services via WMI client. I finally found and modified a setup process (see below), but it is very hard (recompiling core etc.). Is there a ...
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How to escape from rhythmbox party mode?

I'm trapped in a party! Is there a hotkey to recover normal rhythbox window mode (instead of whole-fullscreen)? Or how to locate a config file of rhythmbox?
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How can I stop Document Viewer from always opening full-screen?

Every time I open a PDF, Document Viewer takes up the whole screen and then I press F11, Ctrl+Super+Up to maximize it instead. This is tedious. How can I stop it from automatically entering ...
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Drag-drop between windows

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. Is it possible to drag-and-drop items between windows using Alt+Tab? For example, I'm in a folder and want to drag a file onto google chrome, where I have ...
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How do I change the title bar buttons on Kubuntu?

I'm thinking about making some custom buttons for the window title bar (close, maximize, etc.) for Kubuntu 13.10. The problem is that I can't figure out what files I'm supposed to be editing to do ...
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How do I change the close/maximise/minimise button sizes in 13.10?

How could I change the button size for the window controls. I'm using a touch screen and I'm having difficulty hitting the right one. I've tried adjusting fonts but this does not help. Any ideas ...
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How to fix: conky disappears after click on desktop or other window?

How to make conky window stay visible after changing the focus, but with desktop icons visible as well?