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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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Spread windows not working on minimized applications

When I'm using "SUPER" + "W" to spread all running windows I only see the applications that are not minimized and the others are just nothing as seen on picture below. I have 5 applications running ...
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How can I make window movement more precise while dragging?

I'd like to know if I can make the dragging of windows/items on the screen more precise. As of, the dragging of windows is very vague. For instance, it's as if the window has some sort of virtual ...
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Save and restore window positions

Here is my configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 (with Unity) Laptop External screen to use the laptop in dual screen mode Several windows spread on both screens and on 4 workspaces When I have meetings I ...
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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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Why does CTRL key resize window in Unity desktop?

I have an almost out-of-the-box install of 12.04 Precise. I am familiar with assigning and reassigning keyboard shortcuts, as I interact with my computer almost entirely through the keyboard. I am ...
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Assign title bar double click action to fill entire screen except unity panel and launcher

I'm currently using 12.04.1 64-bit. I prefer to use the title bar action buttons (min/max/close) on right side. Sure I can make them appear on right side from Ubuntu Tweak but it wont work in full ...
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Problem with KDE's pseudo-tiling side-by-side feature

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with KDE 4.8.2. I'm having a problem with the pseudo-tiling feature where dragging a window into the side of the screen makes it occupy that half of the screen. If I've ...
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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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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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focus multiple windows at once

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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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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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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Space between windows in ubuntu when placing them side by side ctrl+super+left/right

When I put two windows side by side with ctrl+super+left/right there is a small space between both windows where I see the desktop wallpaper, it's kind of annoying and I haven't been able to figure ...
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Maximizing using hot corners

When I try to maximize a window by dragging a window to the top corner the system freezes. This usually happens with Firefox and VLC. Maybe this is a bug but I'm unsure how to report this, I mean like ...
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Whenever i try to install ubuntu 13.10 I get a small window

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu 13.10 I get a small window with six ?'s, a - sign, and an ok button that does not work. What exactly does that mean? A the same time the system freezes. I have to ...
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How to disable manual window resizing?

How can I disable manual window resizing (by grabbing the edge of the window or otherwise) for one specific window? CCSM seems to only have rules for setting window sizes, not this.
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Changing the size of the window Minimize / Maximuze / Close button in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm setting up an Ubuntu 12.04 PC for my 71 year old dad. I'm trying to keep thing simple and BIG. I found a way to set most text, buttons and icons to large size, But there is 1 problem. The ...
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Show window size while resizing or moving

In other desktop environments, it was possible to display the window size (and position) while resizing (or moving) the window. In Xubuntu 12.04.2, this feature was terminated. There are at least two ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 : Logout button has gone missing

Somehow my logout/poweroff button has gone missing from the desktop, how do I restore it? Also I used to be able to select the WM to use before logging in (e.g. Unity, Gnome etc), but I don't get ...
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GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 Problem With Windows Becoming Unresponsive

I have GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 with compiz enabled. Everything works great for the most part, but I do have an issue whether I have compiz enabled or not. I am using fallback classic and whenever a ...
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ubuntu 13.04 - switching/opening window causes them to freeze

I've just installed ubuntu 13.04 a few days ago, used 12.10 before. This problem happens sometimes, I try to switch between windows, or close/minimize/open windows and then everything, besides the ...
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How to force Nautilus to open with side panel

New Nautilus 3.8 doesn't open with side panel. Even if I turn it on (F9 key), then close the window and reopen it - panel disappears. Can i force Nautilus to start with panel? Ticking proper option in ...
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How to move Window control buttons to unity panel?

Ubuntu 12.04 I have tried doing this by Compiz and Ubuntu Tweak tools but haven't been able to find the option... Is it possible to move the window control buttons (x [ ] and - ) to the very top left ...
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Unity randomly fails to start

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal on a machine that is more than powerful enough to support unity. First off, my setup: GUI boot is disabled. I boot into tty after which I use sudo lightdm to get ...
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Ubuntu window randomly stop drawing

After using Ubuntu for a while, application windows will begin to stop drawing. The application will continue to run (if I'm using keyboard shortcuts, the application exhibits normal behavior, like ...
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How to make Window Title font upper-case?

I would like to know if it is possible to make it so that the window title font in Ubuntu is always displayed as uppercase. For the font I want to use, lowercase does not look nice. Thank you!
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Alternative to compizconfig for changing windows move key

I'm looking for an alternative for changing windows move key (as seen here: How to disable window move with alt + left mouse button?). This seems to be possible directly on Ubuntu 11.04. I really ...
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How do I add a border around windows but keep the Ambiance 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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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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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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How can I move the Close/Minimize/Expand to the right in Gnome 3?

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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gnome crashes while updating ubuntu

tried to update Ubuntu and its seems some package's has been block by the isp provider. my problem now a lot of things had crashed one of them is window toolbar and minimize and maximize icons and ...
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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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Problem with Ambience and Radiance

I have a bug with windows borders, like on a screenshot. These bug affects inly Radiance and Ambiance themes. Replacing theme files from another Ubuntu pc doesnt help. Bug affects to all users, even ...
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Unity panel and window buttons (close, min, max) bug

Ok so this question has two parts.. The first being (what I think is a bug) when a window is maximized the title-bar (with title and window buttons) does not disappear so there is a title and window ...
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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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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 display the choosing mode for ubuntu and windows 7 in my computer when start from boot?

everyone, I already installed ubuntu in my computer but recently can't display the choosing mode in my com after boot started. It's just directly into windows 7.
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Diving into Ubuntu (Installing Ubuntu)

First try: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 plus USB maker. Tapped Esc key to choose boot from USB (successful). Installation menu came up. chose "English". Hit "Enter-key". After that, nothing happened. All ...
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How To Restore Hidden Nautilus Window?

In an apparently failed attempt to type Ctrl-Alt-T to open a new Terminal Window, the entire Nautilus GUI went away and was replaced with a Terminal Login: Logging in/out doesn't show the original ...
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restoring original colors of grayed out window

When a program is not responding its window gays out (like a transparent gray layer). But sometimes the color of that window doesn't restore after it responds again. For example when I open firefox ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Messed up!

Recently I started getting this weird rendering bug. I don't know where it came from, but it just started happening. I wasn't even able to think of a name of what may be the cause, so I wasn't able to ...
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How to return default window manager?

I removed emerald window-manager and now I dont have any window- mamanger. How can I return default manager? And what is default window-manager? Mutter or metacity? I have ubuntu 13.10
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Installing FreeBSD along with Ubuntu and Windows

I have 2 OS installed: Ubuntu and Windows 7 and everything works fine. I want to install FreeBSD as well. How do I do that? Is there any problem I might face with 2 OS installed?
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Alternative to superswitcher? (alt-tab replacement)

I am looking for an alternative to superswitcher that has the following features: -order windows in a consistent manner (e.g. by alphabet; not by most recently used) -optional: search window names ...
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Running MongoVUE using Wine

I am getting error dialog INVALID PARAMETER after clicking okay button THERE IS NO WINDOWS PROGRAM CONFIGURED TO OPEN THIS TYPE OF FILE Please someone link me portable link for mongoVUE and ...