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I have no idea about how you managed to get those folders in your user's trash folder without moving them there on purpose, however: your user's trash folder is located in ~/.local/share; You may manually empty the trash just by removing the whole folder (it will be recreated when a new file / folder is moved to the trash): sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash ...


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I am posting an answer, because I have a work-around, or I hit upon the answer. I would venture to say that the creation of the .desktop files and the modification to the gsettings com.Canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites value had to be separated by some fixed interval of time. In my case, for my installation I needed to run npm rebuild for my delivered ...


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To get to the core of why the metacity theme tweak no longer works we have to look at the gnome blog itself where gnome developer where Florian Müllner explains that when drawing the title bars gnome no longer uses metacity at all and they are always drawn by Gtk+ This means that a css answer is the only one that will work and I believe you are most of the ...


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The package gnome is closer to the pure GNOME and the ubuntu-gnome-desktop is more Ubuntu specific. The package gnome Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components This is the GNOME Desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop, with extra components. This meta-package depends on the standard distribution of the GNOME desktop ...


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You're better off installing the official Gnome flavor, Ubuntu-Gnome. otherwise you will run into issues with the environment because Unity is still underneath it 15.04 will allow you to install 3.16 using the staging ppa already mentioned on this page, 15.10 will come with it pre-installed


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This software was reported to work on many 2-in-1 devices. But you have to run the latest kernel and gnome.


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By installing GNOME Flashback (from terminal): sudo apt-get install gnome-flashback That will give you back GNOME Flashback (Compiz) and GNOME Flashback (Metacity) sessions in your login screen.


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What's called Gnome Classic is build with same GUI backend of Gnome Shell. It seems to me what you are looking for is called now Gnome Fallback or Gnome Flashback which is still using metacity. To install it: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback


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Scripts execute commands in sequence, and wait until each command finishes. However, there is a way to allow the script to continue executing past a specific command - add & on the end of the script. For instance: !#/bin/bash firefox echo "Next line" Will wait till firefox is closed. !#/bin/bash firefox & echo "Next line" Will execute echo ...


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Maybe too late... Since GNOME 3.8 there is an explicit option to disable animations, you can change with gconf editor, or simply issue this from terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations false Also if this is not enough for you or you PC, you can enhace the responsiveness of UI by reducing the animation time: sudo nano ...


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Sure, try galculator sudo apt-get install galculator


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In oldest version of gnome-shell, like the 3.10 that come with Ubuntu Trusty, the icon is there on startup but it is prone to disappear as soon as the lock screen kicks in, the computer resumes from suspend, or the phase of the moon changes too much. In my case using dropbox stop and then dropbox start make the icon reappear. For a while, at least. I ...


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Gnome Settings You can control the screensaver via Settings > Background, sorry but there are no more options in the GUI. and via Settings > Background Tweak Tool A little bit more options are in the Gnome Tweak Tool gsettings or dconf-editor And all options you can access via gsettings. Here is a list of all available keys for the ...


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Have you looked at redshift? Although designed for a different purpose, it does have features for setting the colour temperature of your screen. sudo apt-get install redshift This is my config file ~/.config/redshift.conf: [redshift] temp-day=5700 temp-night=4600 brightness-day=1.0 brightness-night=0.75 gamma=0.8 adjustment-method=vidmode ...


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File attributes are stored in inodes. The attributes that each inode stores are listed in POSIX Inode Specification. When we use ls -l or stat or any other program that get us the file attribute uses the stat(2) system call underneath. Now inodes are filesystem dependent property, they are created as fixed numbers when the filesystem is created. There is ...


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This may not be a complete answer, but this is what I was able to find from my research. File attributes are stored in inodes and the 'inode tables' are generally scattered throughout the file-system. In general, to find where you have the inode tables (at least in ext3 filesystem), you can run: sudo dumpe2fs /dev/<device> | fgrep 'Inode table' and ...


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evolution-data-server-online-accounts package requires dependencies not provided by this PPA... (issues with Gmail that uses OAuth 2.0) Delete Gmail account an recreate it did it for me (15.04 - gnome 3.14)


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OK. This is really a workaround, but it's the only way I can think of short of reinstalling completely. Since reconfiguring and reinstalling GNOME didn't work, I have to go with this. First, you need to install another desktop interface, such as KDE or Unity. I recommend Unity, since it shares a lot of packages with GNOME, and will be a smaller download. ...


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You can't. You can only run one or the other.


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Open gedit and add the following: [Desktop Entry] Name=alien-arena Comment=alien-arena Exec=alien-arena Icon=alien-arena Terminal=false X-MultipleArgs=false Type=Application Categories=Game;ArcadeGame; Save this file as alien-arena.desktop on your desktop or in the folder you want. Give it the permission to be executed as program; in ...


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Since you have an Nvidia GPU, you can use Nvidia X Server Settings to create your own color correction settings. Install Nvidia X Server Settings: $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings Launch: $ nvidia-settings Find the Color Correction tab for the display you wish to calibrate (under "GPU 0 - (Quadro FX 2700M) -> DFP-0 - (LGD)" in the following ...


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First, make sure the needed GTK engines are installed. sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine If that works after restarting the shell (Alt+F2 & r & Enter), great! Otherwise, disable the theme for now and continue. You can then install it from source if needed to get the latest version: By using the package from here or the repoistory here. ...


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You can set LC_TIME to a different locale. Using Date: $ LC_TIME=en_US.UTF_8 date "+%c" Thu 20 Aug 2015 04:28:21 PM EDT $ LC_TIME=en_UK.UTF_8 date "+%c" Thu Aug 20 16:28:27 2015 This can be changed permanently in etc/default/locale. Note however that not all programs honor this setting. So it may not work system-wide. For instance the clock in the Ubuntu ...


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You could, from a TTY, try reinstalling the ubuntu-desktop packages. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity This will try to do a fresh install of the Unity environment over whatever is already there, which should fix any issues you are having.


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Same here and it's not a bug. It's the normal behavior, if you installed Thunderbird via package manager (apt). In this tab you configure whether Thunderbird automatically checks for updates. Since the package manager (apt) takes care of updates, this tab is empty. And it makes no sense to use this tab, as Thunderbird doesn't runs with sudo rights and ...


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Three ways to modify the F10 behaviour 1. Via terminal preferences Open your gnome-terminal and the Preferences Disable the entry Enable the menu accelerator key (F10 by default) 2. Via command line gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings menu-accelerator-enabled false 3. Via dconf-editor Open the dconf-editor (sudo apt-get install ...


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You can right-click on gnome-terminal window and uncheck "Show Menu" , and it will allow using F10 key. You can use alternative method for exiting programs,too. For htop you can use Q key to exit. For Midnight Commander or mc you can use the built-in command line to type exit there. Alternatively, you can switch to another terminal that doesn't rely on F ...


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Try using another display manager. Maybe ARandR could do the trick. sudo apt-get install arandr. Afterwards open it typing nohup arandr in the command line.


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In this case the "fail whale" is an error message logged by GNOME if something went wrong. It's named after a illustration by Yiying Lu used by Twitter to display errors. If it is dead it means that there's not enough of GNOME running to display the error.


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In Libre Writer from the menubar go to: Tools - Options - Libre Office -General and mark the "Use Libre Office Dialogue Boxes": Now you may delete or rename files withing the open dialogue box! There is another way to delete files without changing default options (for Unity desktop): In Libre Office Writer go to File - Open (Ctrl + O): Drag ...


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No there isn't. Why? Libre Office is just that - it's a free Office Suite. So the basic requirements: Create new files Open files Edit files Save files Close files The formatting, image / table inserting, text colour are all side effects of the "Edit files" requirement. So why don't they enable deleting / renaming files? It doesn't come under the ...


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I ran into this problem, and the reason was that the shell path was wrong in my .tmux.conf set -g default-shell /usr/local/bin/fish It couldn't find the shell, so it crashed. You should probably check whether your default shell's path is correct.


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No it isnt true u have to select the operating system at the begin of the boot of your computer thats all. That can help you: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot


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Check Gnome-Pie sudo apt-add-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-pie Start with gnome-pie via Dash or Activities If you don't like Gnome-Pie, simply remove via sudo purge-ppa ppa:simonschneegans/testing


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It is primarily the fact that you have chosen the Global Dark Theme. It makes no difference whether you use the GTK theme Numix or Adawaita.


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I had the same problem and here is what solved the problem. I had GNOME 14.04 LTS so I followed the path: Tweak Tool -> Typing -> Switch to another layout -> Alt+Shift Everything solved that way. Tweak tool is already installed in GNOME 14.04 so just search for it!!!!


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My solution was to change tools, xdotool works fine. This seems because GTK3 has switched to X Input 2.0 which xvkbd does not support. My new key bindings are: xdotool key "Return" xdotool key "Control_L+u" Which replace: xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\r" xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\Cu"


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get the package for your distribution here: https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Packages systemsettings > appearance > application style (or smth like that> gnome gtk menu entry


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I've the same problem and it's somehow related to the lightdm display manager. I use the following workaround. Right after logging in I open a terminal and run: /etc/init.d/lightdm restart This will restart the display manager and also kills the current X session. After logging in again all keyboard shortcuts should work fine.


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If you look at the "Power" tab in System Settings, you have the option to choose what happens when the battery reaches a critically low level. You can, with standard Ubuntu, make it power off when critically low. If you have hibernation enabled (Check out this link for instructions: How to enable hibernation?), you can also make the computer hibernate. If in ...


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You can create a custom shortcut in the shortcut menu. The command should be: gnome-screensaver-command -l


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I had to turn off the hardware acceleration as described in this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31810888/right-click-shows-black-box-in-chrome-on-linux . So I guess a system update changed something in my display driver/manager so this issue happens.


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I am not sure if you are still having this issue, but the same thing was happening to me and I solved it by switching from lightdm to gdm. Install gdm if you don't already have it, and then sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm. Hope this works for you too!


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You could also take a look to CopyQ on GitHub, it can manage (among lot of things) multiple clipboard organized through tabs. CopyQ monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application. Items can be: edited with internal editor or with preferred ...


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Common way: To begin with you have to find the according file of the extension you want to change. You can usually find it here: ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions. If the extension has been installed via package manager you can find it here: /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/(Thanks to A.B.) Then go into the extension's directory and open ...


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Here is a very robust and reliable script that will: Check if you are connected to any VPN If not, connect to the most recently active VPN This is especially useful if you routinely connect to different VPNs since you do not have to specify a single VPN connection to reconnect to. #!/bin/bash nmcli --mode multiline --fields uuid,vpn connection status | ...


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You'll probably need install a version of a Ubuntu that supports 3.14 then (i.e. 15.04). Alternately, you could work your way through redoing versions of the relevant packages from source so they don't break 14.04 (probably very difficult), or redo the theme to work better with older versions Also, installing Gnome/gtk 3.14 in 14.10 (and probably 3.12 in ...


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I have the same problem. And, finally, I found this https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-346/+bug/1440012 So, I think maybe you have installed the nvidia-346 driver? If you did install nvidia-346 driver, you can downgrade to nvidia-331 or upgrade to nvidia349 to avoid this issue. fearlessly install driver 349 : sudo ...


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As found in my quick research online, particularly from this answer on another askubuntu.com question, the file chooser and save as dialogues are related to the graphical toolkit upon which an application is built, and in no way related to default file manager. Since most programs use gtk toolkit under Ubuntu, I see no possible way of altering those ...



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