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Font Viewer not running in Ubuntu 16.04

Anybody else having an issue with Font Viewer not running? It just shows the mouse busy cursor spinning, but eventually does nothing? Is there a fix?
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How do I remove the “launch” menu in Unity Launcher? I want folders to launch immediately

Can I change the typical Unity layout in Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (64-bit) so that I can launch folders just by clicking on their icons, instead of having to click on the icons, and then click "launch"? ...
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After updating Ubuntu 16.04 in Virtualbox, only desktop background is visible

I updated Ubuntu 16.04 in Virtualbox on Windows 7 and now I can only get the desktop background. I found these questions: Ubuntu 16.04 launcher is missing after installing new updates Unity doesn&#...
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Ubuntu theme gone wrong (Macbuntu 16.04)

So I recently downloaded ubuntu to do a dual boot with windows 8.1. Everything went perfectly fine, smooth as butter. The I went to set up ubuntu to my personal liking, which happens to be the OSX ...
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Terminology cannot create window

When I run Terminology as user I get these errors: starting from terminal: [http://www.pasteall.org/72782][1] syslog: [http://www.pasteall.org/72783][1] Running as root, terminology starts ...
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Window Controls Not Seeming Properly When Converting Xubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu

I wanted to remove xubuntu-desktop and install ubuntu-desktop. I did not want to do a fresh-install since I have a lot of packages and configurations. I firstly did: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-...
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How to install hipchat on ubuntu 14.04 32 bit OS?

I need to install hipchat but i am unable to install it on 32 bit OS, is there any solution for that??? Please help
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How do I restore window element visibility after gnome3?

After doing a dist-upgrade and installing the newest version of gnome3 to mess around with, my Unity started looking weird. I noticed that if I used any installed custom themes the window elements ...
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Unity launcher shortcut for non-number assigned icons

I really like the Unity launcher, specially the fact that I can easily switch to (or open) an application that I know with Super+[0-9] (instead of having to Alt+Tab for all the opened tabs until I ...
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Graphical Surface gone after Upgrades on 16.04 LTS WS

I run 16.04 LTS WS in a Virtual Box on top of Win 10 for a while. ( I need Win for several reasons, but email and surfing are done in UBUNTU exclusively). The entire setup is been kept actualized on a ...
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How to install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu

Please advice how to properly install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu 14.04 (that comes with Unity by default). I want keep all application that was preinstalled with Unity DE: LibreOffice Writer, Calc, ...
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GUI disappeared since last update, Ubuntu 16.04 running in VM on MacOS

I've been running Ubuntu 16.04 through VirtualBox on MacOS for a couple of months now, and everything was great, until today where the GUI simply disappeared, presumably following an update I did ...
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unity side by side view ratio

I am an embedded software engineer and I usually have 2 windows open at all times on my ubuntu 16.04 dev box. Qt Creator or other C++ IDE. PDF viewer showing the stm32 reference manuals. I have a ...
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No sound from internal speakers after using HDMI output

I still have the issue with Ubuntu 14.04 as I had on Mint 17.3: My laptop is connected to the TV via HDMI. Everything works fine. If I shut down the computer and plug off the HDMI no sound is coming ...
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How to integrate an Xfce panel indicator into the Unity panel?

Coming from the question Is there a tray icon indicator to quickly access recent files in Ubuntu 16.04 Unity?, the related question occurred how to integrate an Xfce panel indicator into the Ubuntu ...
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Is there an indicator to quickly access recently used files?

I am looking for a tray icon indicator that - upon click on the icon - shows me the list of my recently used files. This would be a great way to quickly access these files.
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Ubuntu 16.04 nautilus not rendering file content as icon

File content rendered as Icon in Ubuntu 14.04: Whereas file content not rendered as Icon in Ubuntu 16.04: Is there any way we can render file content as icon same as in 14.04?
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Unity DE on GalliumOS 2.0: Why is my scroll direction ignoring dconf settings? [on hold]

I tried to keep the title concise. In more detail: I'm running GalliumOS 2.0 (release details) (home page) because it's nearly perfect for my setup. The only issue is that I really don't like the ...
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Notification does not appear if I safely remove a drive from launcher

If I remove an external drive from nautilus I get a notification on the top right-hand corner, but if I remove it from the launcher the notification does not appear. Is this a bug or a design choice?
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Notification Icons missing after logging out

On Monday Evening I updated my Desktop and Laptop and both machine have since lost the Notification Icons on the top right hand panel of Log In Screen. It is only the "Log In/Shutdown Screen" after ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity icon grouping

When I open a window multiple times, it gets just one icon in the taskbar (or however the icon column on the left is called). I can mostly live with it, however for my terminal windows it's to bad: I ...
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upgrade 16.04 > 16.04.1 = unable to move windows (even though move windows is checked in ccsm) and other gui issues

Very new ubuntu user here. I just updated ubuntu (running on virtualbox on windows) from 16.04 to 16.04.1. When I rebooted my vm - all of the menus, panels, minimise/maximise/close elements were not ...
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How can I install Indicator Synapse on Ubuntu 16.04?

When I try to install Indicator Synapse on my computer, I used: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse But it gives me an error E: ...
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No window manager after installing updates [duplicate]

I got a notification about package updates and proceeded to install them. After restarting all I can see is the desktop background image. There are no icons and no menu bar. Key shortcuts still work ...
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no menu for pan newsreader [duplicate]

Somewhat similar to: no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client There's no menu for pan newsreader in a 16.04 install literally days old. In this case, unity is working, and pan has always worked ...
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Where can I find the icon for System Settings on the top bar?

At the right end of the top bar, there is a power button shaped icon (with the default theme). Where is the icon for this button located? I tried going to my theme folder in /usr/share/themes but ...
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How to safely open nautilus from terminal?

Following the answers here I can open nautilus from terminal, but not without a litany of errors. nautilus . (nautilus:31126): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion '...
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Launcher and status bar missing after system update from Ubuntu 16.04

I was prompted by Ubuntu to update to the latest OS version and followed the automated procedure, nothing custom. When I rebooted after the update, I could only see the naked background image. The ...
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Can't click on menu item in live-cd after using gparted

I'm trying out the new 16.04 desktop Xenial Xerus Live CD, and I've come upon a very peculiar thing: When I open the menu, I can select anything like normal, however when I open gparted and click on ...
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Problem in connecting to cyberoam portal

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 LTS ,I want to connect to cyberoam portal of my hostel.I have installed openvpn from Ubuntu software centre.Googled about the issue which redirects to download SSL ...
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What keyboard shortcut do you use for Screenshot?

I like how OS X has the screenshot shortcuts set up so that you can press them with your left hand. So, on Windows I configured Greenshot to do the same thing with Alt + S. However, Alt + S gives ...
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clicking one launcher adds instance on another launcher. how to seperate?

I have chrome and empty-chrome empty-chrome simply starts chrome from webdriver. I would like to have 2 different icons in the launcher. so I defined a new entry under /usr/share/applications/empty-...
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How to repair UNITY after installing KDE

I installed KDE and XFCE on my Ubuntu 14.04 just to taste a new Desktop environment, but I didn't liked it so I decided to switch back to Unity. But whenever I login into Unity, the top panel icons ...
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Menu Bar and Launcher missing after installing updates (16.04 LTS)

I have Ubuntu running in a VirtualBox VM on both a Windows 7 host and also a Macbook Pro. Four times now (on two different hosts) after having successfully installed (auto-)updates, and restarted the ...
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Unity Dock Appears When Viewing Movies On Dual Screen System

I have a dual screen setup and I often will have a movie playing in VLC while surfing the Web on the other monitor. I place the movie in full-screen mode with no Unity Dock showing. However, when I ...
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Is it possible to install themes on Ubuntu 16.04.1 without any third party software?

I had the theme pack downloaded, but tutorials on the internet tell me to use third party software such as unity tweak tool. My ideal solution is to just extract the theme somewhere in the system, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 damaged completely [closed]

I face a problem that unity launcher of ubuntu desktop disappered, I had solved this problem after that I tried to setup genome ubuntu along with ubuntu desktop I found that the response of ubuntu ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 launcher is missing after installing new updates

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 and every things was good. After installing new updates, lanucher, meues and top panel disappear when I login. I tried this commands: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ ...
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Task switching brings focus to wrong desktop with maximised windows

Using ubuntu 16.04, I'm facing an issue where I want to switch to another window, the window manager activates another desktop (space) then where the window resides. I've seen this issue on a couple ...
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Unity not starting in 16.04 [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 under VirtualBox. Today I updated VirtualBox to 5.0.26. After it I updated the Ubuntu using GUI, but the update has frozen during grub update. After reset, it started normally and I ...
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Can't find the eclipse was installed by eclipse Installer

I downloaded an installer from here and run eclipse-inst. It showed a dialog to select an IDE to install, I selected Java and installed it in /root/java, then it showed me a button to launch it... I ...
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Ubuntu workspace switching shortcuts don't work

Core problem: The following keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces ( unity viewports ) are not working. Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching workspace above Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up for moving window to ...
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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Black background and no input from neither the mouse nor the keyboard after user login

After I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my machine and tried to log in, all I got was the Unity launcher, a black background, the volume bar with the mute icon and no way of interacting with the UI. The ...
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Cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to setup quick input method but I cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04. I can see the iBus option in the Language Support. How can I launch the iBus Preference window ...
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Desktop black and widgets disappeared after Ubuntu 16.04 latest OS Update - 21st July 2016

This is driving me nuts so I am hoping someone can help. I'm running 16.04 Xenial on an XPS-13 Dell 9350. This morning I was performing an OS update through the Ubuntu Software center. Right after ...
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16.04 Workspaces, Launcher placement stopped working

Everything was working correctly until I updated my Ubuntu 16.04 to the latest kernel, etc. running a dist-upgrade. After the update, my workspaces stopped working even though I tried to check, ...
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Are there any power consumption indicators?

I would love to see how much power my notebook is consuming all the time. Therefore I want an indicator that constantly (interval of 1 second maybe) monitors the current power consumption (measured ...