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That is one of the most annoying things ever! The Unity is a compiz plugin and you are using a compiz desktop so first, install compizconfig-settings-manager. Open a terminal and execute the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager ccsm & Now, scroll down the screen to the Window Management category, ...


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You can also use tasksel to install desktops just like in Debian: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tasksel sudo tasksel Just don't install any of the "live" or "USB" desktops. You can even choose a minimal install. Use your arrow keys and the TAB button to navigate. Use the Spacebar to toggle select. Ubuntustudio (another xfce based desktop) ...


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There are keyboard shortcuts which allow you to minimize, maximize, and move windows in Ubuntu. If you can click on the problematic application so that is active, you can use: Alt+Space then N to Minimize, Alt+Space then X to Maximize/Unmaximize, and: Alt+Space then M to Move. If you can only invoke a menu with this shortcut: Alt+Sapce you can ...


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Answering my own question (thanks to link from Ravan) in case anyone else, like myself, has this bug and bangs their head into it. Upon login to Unity, (Ubuntu 15.04) icons, top status bar, everything but the cursor vanish. On my system, the Guest login worked just fine. I only have my main login and GUEST on my system. System is a very old HP Mini netbook ...


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This did also hit me. It looks like it steels the focus when it moves with your view to the active desktop. I disabled it and the problem is gone: This options page is hidden behind the menu button (three stripes) next to your name.


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Go to settings > keyboard > shortcut tab and create a new custom shortcut using these values: Name: [What ever you want] Command: false Shortcut: Ctrl+Alt


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Even I had this problem. So here is the solution for it. First use this command to upgrade your repository sudo apt-get upgrade after this, update your repository with the command sudo apt get update now thy to install gnome using the following commands sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop


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I kept on searching and found some further info and tried ccsm again. It worked this time. I don't know why it worked this time and not the other times. Anyway, I have my familiar desktop back.


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For Viber, run the app with StartMinimized parameter. /opt/viber/Viber StartMinimized


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Running the script below will startup gnome-calculator (or any other application, see "Notes"), wait for its window to appear and raise: it. The script #!/usr/bin/env python3 import subprocess import time import sys app = "gnome-calculator" subprocess.Popen([app]) t = 0 while t < 20: try: # wait for the application's pid pid = ...


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If you're unsure about switching to Ubuntu permanently, create an Ubuntu Live CD or DVD (you would need to do this to install it anyway) and when you boot into it, select the 'Try Ubuntu' option. That way you can have a poke around the operating system, and see what you think of it. I would recommend going with an LTS version of Ubuntu. LTS stands for Long ...


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I solved it. The problem was that the packages were installed in .config/sublime-text-3 and the owner of the directory was root, so the desktop entry did not have access to it. sudo chown -R username:username /home/username/.config/sublime-text-3 The above command solved it.


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After selecting the NVIDIA binary driver - version 340.76 from nvidia-340 (proprietary, tested) for my GPU, I restarted my box and the problem went away. I surmise that after a kernel version minor update (perhaps requiring a restart, but I did not see that recommendation), the dash shell's gui's old dependencies were somehow not met when using the X.Org X ...


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I take back everything I said. I cut down my script to what is listed below, and in getting this to behave like I had described I hit upon that at the time that my .desktop files were created, the referenced contents of the Exec referenced command hadn't been created yet, so technically my .desktop file was invalid. This became apparent when I changed the ...


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I have the same problem, tried all solutions out there, didn't solve :|. Chrome crashes randomly, all I need to unfreeze the entire system is try to close the tab and wait a few seconds while it actually closes.


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I think that running xprop and selecting this blank window will help you to know which process creates it.


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For what it is worth... Same problem. Spent some time to find minimum to fix. Deleted the home/.gconf/desktop/gnome folder. Logged back in. All good. Lenovo y70 touch. 15.04 64bit.


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skype-wrapper has not been uploaded for vivid. You may want to open Software & Updates, switch to the Other Software tab, and edit the skype-wrapper entry by replacing "vivid" with "trusty".


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Usually you can use all apps of any desktop environment in any other desktop environment. During installation, all required libraries are also installed. However, the applications can look a little strange if they are specifically designed for an environment.


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Is the path correct when you scroll over the library on the right side from nautilus? fix those by dragging the correct library to the right hand pane and then remove the incorrect one from there.


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I know I have the exact same problem!!! I think you have to delete and re-download ubuntu entirely. Cause what caused it for me was that I downloaded Steam on ubuntu and used up almost the entire memory, then i got the error screen and i checked my files and it said "some files may have been temporarily or permanently deleted to conserve space" or somehting ...


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It was fixed in an update :) , never mind


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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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menulibre doesn't supports *.desktop files. Therefore nothing is displayed in Unity. Try arronax sudo apt-add-ppa ppa:diesch/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install arronax


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Yes, there is a way - double click on the file instead of single-clicking it.


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The dconf-editor package is available to be installed in Ubuntu 14.04, but it is not a part of the default installed packages. It was never a part of the default install.


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First, try reinstalling the ubuntu-desktop (unity): sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop


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IMPORTANT EDIT Below a rewritten version of the script from the first answer (below). The differences: The script now is extremely low on resources (like it should be with background scripts). The actions are now arranged to act if (and only if) they are needed. The loop does practically nothing but check for new windows to appear. Bot the WM_CLASS and ...


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It can be changed but you need to use CCSM -> general settings. Any other attept to disable/ change it failed. Hope someone will fix this soon. thnx for your time.


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I've also found another solution, that is bit different from what I wanted in the first place, but works fine too. Install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins Run ccsm In Effects section enable Animations plugin In Focus Animation edit and select desired animation. Only wave effect worked... So if you don't like it, you will have face as sad as ...


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First an explanation, thank you @kos By using an Exec= line such as Exec=/usr/local/netbeans-8.0/bin/netbeans netbeans is executed in sh already, because the Exec= lines in desktop files are executed as commands in sh, not in bash or else. So Exec=/bin/sh -c "/usr/local/netbeans-8.0/bin/netbeans" spawns an excessive sh instance. Just ...


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I figured out the issue by looking through syslog. I probably should have done that to begin with, but I'm still a Linux noob. Sorry if I wasted anyone's time! Apparently, Netbeans was failing to pick up a tool agent. Specifically, the instrumentation tool Jayatanaag.jar. For some reason, this didn't cause a fail state when starting directly from a ...


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try without /bin/sh Exec=/usr/local/netbeans-8.0/bin/netbeans


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look for nautilus-admin package (search in synaptic-packet-manager )...and try to install it maybe will fix your problem credits to : https://bitbucket.org/brunonova/nautilus-admin


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Nothing has been confirmed. I doubt a design concept such as that one would be implemented. At the core, you could easily do something like this if you take the time and modify your system. You could always stay in touch with the development of the project. A few days ago they announced a GitHub page for the project. Click here for the project and how it ...


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You can do that really easily with the third-party program alacarte. I wrote a noobs guide on how to do it here: http://develop.alpdesigns.ch/pages/linux/add_exe_program_to_linux.html


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Is the window maximized or full-screen? And is your system updated? The question you linked to is from April 2014, so my thinking is that this could be an old bug that has been fixed with an update to Unity. I am running 14.04 with Unity, and have never had this problem. My other guess is that you are missing a driver. If it is a driver issue, try updating ...


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Install Unity Tweak Tool to customize the behavior of Unity Launcher. Open a terminal and execute : sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool Open the tool, click on Launcher Tab under category Unity and tweak.


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A way is to set flags in the environment variable CHROMIUM_USER_FLAGS: export CHROMIUM_USER_FLAGS="insert_content_here"


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Highlight the focussed screen (or dim- flash on focus change, see EDIT further below) In a side-by-side dual monitor setup (left-right), the script below will set the brightness of the monitor with the focussed window to "normal" (100%), while other one is dimmed to 60%. If the focus changes, the brightness will follow the focus: focus on (a window) on ...


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I have the same problem. It seems to be a known Unity bug related to 'Window Spread' setting: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1462841?comments=all The workaround is to disable 'Windows Spread' (thus losing that feature until the bug is fixed). Lame, but at the moment I'm not aware of anything better.


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The hard way Since you do not know what you have changed, you can reset the entries. gsettings list-schemas | grep -i desktop.unity | xargs gsettings reset-recursively gsettings list-schemas | grep -i com.canonical.Unity | xargs gsettings reset-recursively


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For fix this problem, use: sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1227071&p=7704699#post7704699


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An easier to customize solution would be using a desktop file instance which can be accessed via unity's sidebar's popup (right-click) menu. This can be done via this answer on firefox's .desktop file or even by creating your own.


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Install GNOME Color Chooser. This provides a variety of options. sudo apt-get install gnome-color-chooser This however just alters the title bar and menu texts, not the main fields of the windows. This tool allows you to change the color of the text boxes and panels and such. Hope this is what you are looking for.


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try this script secFixWindow.sh: secFixWindow.sh --fixcompiz it basically replaces with metacity, wait a bit and replaces again with compiz; that waiting is important to not mess with some applications like yakuake or cairo-dock


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In my distro (Ubuntu 15.10), the shortcut is Ctrl + Alt + D. It was the same with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (From which I upgraded later).


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I uninstalled compiz because it was eating 400+ GB of RAM. This resulted in the Ubuntu 14.04 login screen looping which led me to this posting. I ended up using ctrl-alt-F1 to get a terminal and running: sudo apt-get install compiz sudo apt-get install unity sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager I could now login and see my desktop but the ...


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You can use indicator-workspaces, it is still two-click but it is much quicker in my opinion... Installation : sudo apt-get install python-wnck wget -O indicator-workspaces_0.6.4_all.deb http://goo.gl/SG2dz sudo dpkg -i indicator-workspaces_0.6.4_all.deb You can also use shortcuts to quickly change between workspaces : Ctrl + Alt + ↑ ← → ↓


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Dolphin (KDE's default file manager) integrates a terminal whose current working directory is set to the windows' current working directory: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dolphin To activate the terminal you'll have to hit F4 in Dolphin after the installation, and it will always be present in any new opened window after that until ...



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