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Problem Solved. Thanks to everyone for the answers I can now switch windows without wasting half an hour trawling through the launcher Thanks!


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Tested with Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Wine-1.7.34 Foxit Reader 7 When you install an app through wine, a corresponding .desktop file is created in the /home/ash/.local/share/applications folder. Important: Replace ash in the path above with your username. In Unity Desktop Environment, press Ctrl+h in your home ...


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Not every Chrome-app brings its own menu-entry. But you can create so-called app-shortcuts from Chrome-menu for any website you want. Those apps are placed on your desktop and/or application-menu and start in an own minimal browser-instance without menus, tabs or an address-bar.


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The very "basic" version of what you are looking for would be: [Desktop Entry] Name=Show Exec=/bin/bash -c "sleep 0.25&&xdotool key Shift_L+Super_L+w" Type=Application How to use You would have to install xdotool (as mentioned by @Takkat): sudo apt-get install xdotool Then paste the code above into an empty file, save it as (e.g.): ...


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save the file as window.desktop and make it executable [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=name Comment=a comment Exec= the command to run Icon= the path to the icon Type=Application Categories=A you could probable find out the command that runs when you use the keyboard shortcut HERE OR BY or by asking a separate question along the lines of and look ...


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Redirecting the command to run an application Most applications open their window on the screen they were initiated from (either from Dash or the launcher). Some applications however do not, but they can be forced to, by redirecting the command to run the application through the script below. To do that, you will need to edit the corresponding .desktop file ...


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You need to install Java. To do install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T, And then run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer And to check Java version, run: java -version To set Java to default, run: sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default


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I've written a script to fix this and other problems with MSO in Unity. https://ubuntulogia.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/fix_mso_unity/ It works for me, but any suggestions are welcome. If someone test it and found any improvements, please share it to me. To run the script, you must copy the code in a text file (using gedit, for example), and save it. Then, you ...


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In 14.04, you can right-click on the executable and choose Make Link, then you can drag and drop that link onto your desktop. To attach this program to your launcher, simply start the program and then while it's running, right-click the icon on your launcher bar and choose Lock to Launcher. Note: adding programs to your launcher bar in this way does not ...


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This answer gives the best answer I've seen so far to doing what you want. They recommend making a script with the commands to execute and use it with the --init-file parameter (bash specific, but you could probably do the same for csh/tcsh/zsh, etc): #!/bin/bash --init-file commands to run ... and execute it as: xterm -e /path/to/script # or ...


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(sorry cannot comment yet) I looked at this issue earlier. I am pretty sure it's application specific. The application makes a decision where the window will be placed. There is a property file where you can specify the position/size and other properties. But I have not seen display selection properties. Basically you have to deal with Nautilus.


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This was resolved for me after shutting down and restarting. The Unity application launcher now correctly appears in front of any other window. For me the unity&disown solution didn't work - it actually made the entire unity UI permanently disappear until restarted, including the top part of every window with the close, minimize and maximize buttons. ...


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I Found The Solution. I tried several ways to fix this problem and when i rebooted my system i saw my ubuntu is working safely. i think the solution is this: 1-open unity-tweak-tool(if it's installed). 2-open all pages and tabs and click restore to default in all of them. 3-reboot your system. please write your feedback because i'm not sure.


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Your problem is typical for people who have just migrated from Windows. You don't know names of all software packages yet, and it may be difficult to find out which app does what. Luckily there is a simple solution: Install Classic Gnome Indicator. Open the terminal window by pressing Ctrl+AlT+T and write there: sudo apt-get install ...


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I'm answering my own question. First, I installed the open graphic drivers as suggested by Νίκος Φυτίλης HOW? WHAT IS THE ACTUAL COMMAND? Afterward, I removed fglrx, but I still didn't get the desktop bars (unity and the top bars). sudo apt-get remove fglrx sudo apt-get install fglrx I wanted to ...


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After the updataion of Kernel if we find any difficulties try with updating the GRUB using the below command, sudo update-grub sudo reboot Hope this helps.


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You can start apps with wine through the comand wine start /Unix "/absolute/path/to/file.exe" or wine start 'C:\absolute\path\to\file.exe'. And you can create program links even in dash to find by creating a new *.desktop in the /usr/share/applictions folder. So, do that and write into that file: [Desktop Entry] Name=Evernote Icon=/path/to/icon ...


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For anyone interested I am posting the solution to the problem. I have run the following command in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications to find files containing the entry Matlab regardless of the case; I learned that trick from StackOverflow. grep -Ril "Matlab" /usr/share/applications/ The output was: ...


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Fixed it! Here is what I did: Check this folder using this command: ls ~/.local/share/applications If there are some google stuff in it remove it. If you want to remove it alltogether use: rm -rf ~/.local/share/applications HOWEVER this removes the directory along with its files so I just created the directory again just to be sure I won't make a ...


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The command to get the current launcher's icons is: gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites This will give you a list like: ['item_1', 'item_2', 'application://application_to_remove.desktop', 'etc'] If you remove your item from the list and set the altered version of the list by the command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher ...


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You need to add [Desktop Entry] as the first line to your file. And just in case: Make sure that the file name ends with .desktop And also make sure you have made it executable.


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The other methods here did not work for me. I found the easiest thing to do was to simply open the image in GIMP and edit it: Open up the terminal sudo nautilus Go to/usr/share/unity/icons Edit the image Update it Log out and back in.


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It doesn't sound like you have actually installed armory. Typically you need to run sudo make install to install it. After that, according to the armory docs it sounds like you can just run armory to launch it. Hopefully that helps.


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In my case, the problem was that the local launcher definition (~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome-stable.desktop) was pointing to the wrong path for the chrome executable. Using whereis google-chrome-stable I replaced to the right path, then started google-chrome-stable & from terminal, locked to the launcher, voila.


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I solved it, the only problem were some blank spaces inside the desktop entry.


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I've always had this same issue with Tomboy, but lowering the Focus and Raise behavior in CompizConfig fixes it. First install compizconfig-settings-manager: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Run it with: ccsm Then navigate to General / Focus & Raise Behavior. By default the Focus Prevention Level is set to Low and Tomboy always ...


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I have finally solved the problem of no icons. It is not related to X windows or xorg but a gnome problem. I re installed linux from scratch after backing up. This is the long way round but it worked. Rob


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The --window-icon parameter isn't meant to set the image displayed in the info/warning/message/question dialogs, but the gtk-window icon. You can confirm that this is set using xprop. This means that there is currently no answer to this. If you are willing to modify the code and compile it yourself, I have added a patch to the reported bug on launchpad: ...


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Press Alt+F2, and then type "xkill" ... it will give you a cursor to force whatever window you want closed. Especially useful when "sudo kill " does nothing from the command line. If this is common problem for you (i've never seen firefox behave that way), then there might be something wrong with your installation.


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If you want to close minimized window without maximizing, right click on the icon of the app and select Quit button. If you have a lot apps you can press Ctrl+Super+D to minimize them all.


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This is a known bug, with some fixes. Happens to me from time to time. Bug: Unity not showing Applications Fix: Work your way through the suggestions listed here. Dash search gives no result


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Open the "dash" (first option in the launcher bar). Type your drive name which you want to add in your launcher. Drag the drive icon to the launcher.


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As far as I know, Nemo does not have the sophisticated integrated bookmark options like Nautilus does, but you can add bookmarks manually. Adding shortcuts to the Nemo launcher icon To add shortcuts, we need to edit the nemo.desktop file. In the example below, we add the directory /home/<yourname>/Documents as a shortcut: Copy the file to your ...


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Easiest way to create new item in applications list Steps: $ cd /usr/share/applications/ $ sudo gedit nemo.desktop Add next lines [Desktop Entry] Name=Files Name[af]=Files Name[am]=Files Name[ar]=الملفات Name[as]=নথিপত্ৰসমূহ Name[ast]=Ficheros Name[az]=Files Name[az_IR]=Files Name[be]=Файлы Name[be@latin]=Файлы Name[bg]=Файлове Name[bg_BG]=Файлове ...



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