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cannot logout in unity

When I logout, I can change accounts, but the account I have logged out remains logged in after changing to another account. Both accounts are then logged in, the checkmark appears next to both in the ...
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I don't seem to have the gnome-terminal

When I press Ctrl + Alt + T, Ubuntu 16.04 opens xterm and when I search for gnome-terminal nothing is found. I searched for terminal and the only 2 applications there are XTerm and UXTerm. How do I ...
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How to disable animations in Ubuntu 16.04

For some reasons the animations really slow up my Ubuntu virtual machine. How can I disable all the frilly animations? Super Key Dashboard fade-in/fade-out Alt+Tab fade-in/fade-out Other? There ...
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Icon in Unity launcher (14.04)

Problem: Icon for Visual Studio Code is wrong. It uses the icon from the text editor Things I have tried so far: I tried setting the Icon with alacarte to /usr/share/code/resources/app/resources/...
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Unity shows nothing after login

After logging in, unity show only the wallpaper and the cursor. I've tried gnome and shows only a blank screen after logging. Something similar happens with flashback. So no window manager is working. ...
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How to refresh Unity's applications list after installing an app (using 16.04)?

so I just installed an app available on default and 3rd-party repositories --via apt-get--. My problem is that Unity icons for these apps doesn't show in the Applications list. I looked at Ubuntu ...
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Unity not working with amdgpu-pro in 16.04 LTS

I decided to install the amd-gpupro drivers because Kerbal Space Program was lagging severely. After putting radeon.modeset=0 into the kernel parameters in /etc/default/grub and putting amdgpu in /etc/...
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Ubuntu 16.04: My menu bar doesn't respond

No matter what program I have open, the menu bar won't respond correctly. It responds to the close/resize icons on the far left, but nothing else. It's there, but unresponsive. It started happening ...
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Sliding animation for Guake under 16.04

I know that there are a lot of posts about it, but I'm not so retarded not to have read them. The problem is that the methods of achieving it, described in all the posts I've found so far seem to be ...
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Adding launcher item per documentation does not work

I have followed here for adding an item to the launcher. Here is the contents of my new .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=OpenRefine Comment=OpenRefine Exec=home/foo/openrefine-2.6-rc.2 ...
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Change Image For Launcher Shortcut

I created a desktop shortcut that opens Firefox to a particular URL following these instructions. In the instructions they show you how to customize it with a particular image. I was able to do this, ...
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Gnome Shell is slower than Unity? [on hold]

I've installed Ubuntu on my Asus F5SL laptop (T5750 Dual Core Processor 2.0Ghz, AMD HD 3470, 4GB RAM) with unity. I was curious about gnome and I've just purged everthing about unity like; sudo apt ...
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Mozc “Input Mode” menu not shown

Left: How the Mozc menu is supposed to look like (notice the Input Mode menu) Right: How it shows after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 (notice the lack of Input Mode) The default input mode being ...
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Migrating from ubuntu 14.04

currently I am using ubuntu 14.04 on Dell latitude 3550 i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 16 gb ram, 500gb hdd. I use it mainly for programming, using Intellij ulitmate 14.1.7. The system hangs up a lot and I ...
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devilspie2 - Cannot position window flush with top of screen

I am trying to create a devilspie2 setting that places an evince window that opens a particular file ("scratch.dvi") at a certain position in the screen. I would like it to place it such that it is ...
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Remove XFCE Start-Up/Loading/Boot Screen While Keeping XFCE

I've recently gotten Xfce on my Unity machine. I want to keep Unity and Xfce, but how do I remove the boot/loading screen that says "Xubuntu" when I want it to say "Ubuntu" like it did before I ...
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How to remove Google virtual mount drive from Ubuntu 16.04?

I tried Gnome 3.18 Google Drive integration feature to access my Google Drive USE GNOME 3.18 GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION FEATURE IN UNITY, XFCE AND OTHER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS [UBUNTU 16.04] which works ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not shutdown properly from GUI

If I try to shutdown Ubuntu from GUI (gear icon in top right > Shutdown > Shutdown) nothing happens. The running applications stay open, the Desktop does not disappear, nothing. I can continue ...
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System Settings won't open Ubuntu 16.04

A few days ago I noticed that the battery icon on the menu bar wasn't there anymore so I tried to fix the problem through settings but when I clicked on the GUI icon it wouldn't load so I looked up ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Jar files in the Ubuntu Hud

So I have a few jar files that I frequently use (Minecraft and other launchers, to name a few) and they show up under the "File and Folders" section. If I open other files that have a similar file ...
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alt-tab for IR remote

is there a way to set up a key combination that brings up the alt tab interface and leaves it up after releasing the keys, allowing to navigate between open windows with arrow keys and selecting them ...
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Hearthstone+Battle.net Ubuntu 12.04

Since a few days, I have trouble connecting to Battle.net through wine with my Ubuntu environment (12.04, Unity precise) that I installed on my chromebook. It seems the launcher can't reach internet ...
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Unity not loading after uninstalling kubuntu

I installed kubuntu to see what its like, hated it and wanted to go back to unity. So i uninstalled it. The problem now is that I dont seem to get unity running. Booting always hangs at a list with ...
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Unity with Gnome 3.20

Is it expectable the Gnome 3.20 apps to be patched for Unity under 16.04 16.10? If yes, any approximative time for that to happen? Thank you all! All the best, RM
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Opening Simple screen recorder fills up the panel with multiple icons

I have installed the lubuntu desktop today from the software center. I was using Unity and it was so slow for some reason. When I open simple screen recorder, the panel got filled with multiple icons ...
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Bug fixing test/checker any tools in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Bug fixing test/checker any tools in ubuntu 16.04.Just,I want to know any process.
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How to menubar/taskbar move bottom position in Ubuntu 16.04?

Menubar/taskbar move bottom position in Ubuntu 16.04.
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Why this behavior with Nautilus Launcher in 14.04?

Silly and inconsequential, but ... I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. When I right click on the file drawer icon for Nautilus on the launcher, I don't get a consistent response. Sometimes, I'll see ...
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Unity starting on top of i3?

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu. Straight out of the box I decided to install i3. I restarted my computer, logged in using i3, but unity seemed to be running on top of this? I've taken some photos ...
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Unity-Ubuntu 16.04 dock and panel disappeared

This happened somewhere when I switched to using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs... in the Additional Drivers Settings, or uninstalled a system app called ibus. I cannot revert back now, ...
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Purging purging - and then problems? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 in a virtual machine, testing it out for me to then install it as my main OS. I have purging from it the things I believe I do not need, carefully analyzing what can be purged ...
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Laptop getting too hot after installing kubuntu-desktop in ubuntu 16.04

I installed kubuntu-desktop 2 days ago and now my laptop is getting very very hot within 15 minutes even if i only run my browser. This problem remains even when i log in to unity. I have been using ...
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Add Secondary Monitor (Nvidia 367.27, 16.04, DisplayPort)

The Nvidia driver fails (I've tried 367, 364, 361) when I attach a monitor to the mini displayport. As soon as I do that, the UI changes... I think Unity fails to load given all the fonts change, ...
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Help with installing Node.js on ubuntu unity

As the title suggests I need help with installing node.js on my acer chromebook with ubuntu unity, which is updated to the latest version. I need this for school and this is literally my first time ...
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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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No Unity and icons/windows flicker since last 16.04 update

So I have a problem that is identical to the one reported here. However, the posted solution did not fix the problem and I'm trying to figure out how to fix it now. Logging in TTY1, I went to see /...
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How to restore default Unity [duplicate]

I was messing around with Compiz Settings Manager and result of that is that I cant see my panel bar, cant use alt+tab or start button. Is there a way to restore default Ubuntu environment? I will be ...
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Ubuntu falls back to old window style on every second boot

I already posted here for a failed upgrad from 14.04 to 16.04, see here. I assumed, that I fixed my problem bei reinstalling unityand ubuntu-desktop. Apparently, this did not solve the problem as I ...
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How can I give a script its own icon in the Unity launcher?

With Ubuntu 16.04, if you create a launcher (desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications) with a custom icon for a terminal application (so with Terminal=true) then when you start it, it will spawn a ...
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is there a way to move launcher to the right side of screen in 14.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way to move the launcher to the right side of the screen in 14.04? everything that pops up in searches is only for moving to the bottom.
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How do I change the LightDM unity-greeter wallpaper behavior?

Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 This is not how to change the login screen wallpaper, or how to stop dynamic wallpaper switching. This is how to set the default behavior from "Scale" (or whatever the current ...
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Change window animations in Ubuntu 16.04 without additional tools

How can I change the window animations (minimize and restore) in Ubuntu 16.04 using command line only?
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Synapse Application search bar indicator?

I would like to synapse search bar indicator on ubuntu 16.04. I am using the following command, but its not working: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu dont start when reboot

My Ubuntu don't start when reboot and show the following message: How to solve the problem?
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unable to set lock screen in ubuntu 16.04?

I am using dconf-editor to change my lock screen , but it always falls back to default one. I'd tried every method that's possible using dconf-editor, but unable to do so . what's the possible way to ...
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lost the left side launcher and the clock in the upper right corner when I turned on the machine

I am using version 16.04. I have had no problems until this morning when I turned on the computer. The left hand launcher and the clock/menu in the upper right corner are missing. I have my splash ...
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Save workspace in Unity Ubuntu 16.04

If I have certain applications open and each window positioned and sized in a certain way, can I save then? Also can I lock then to these positions? Ideally I would make icon shortcuts for those ...
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How can I directly move windows to another viewport, choosing from a list?

With multiple viewports, you can right click a window and then move it to the viewport right/down, etc. On Gnome, I could send a window directly to workspace 1/2/3/4. Can I implement this in Unity? ...