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The most basic version of a .desktop file to open a directory: [Desktop Entry] Name=Files Exec=nautilus /path/to/your/directory Icon=/path/to/your/icon Type=Application So the type still should to be set to Type=Application. You can make a .desktop file do anything, just by setting the right command in the Exec= line. The command to open a folder with ...


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There are two compiz plugins that you should try: Dim Inactive This can chage the colors of all windows that do not have the focus currently. The brightness, saturation and opacity can be reduced, down to fuly black, gray values only, and invisibility. A good use case is to just get everything out of the way, by making it almost black over a black ...


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Try ps aux | grep lx* . That will search for every process with lx letters in it, instead of for specifically lx process, cuz that's what you did originally. Also try editing /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file. The login screen is called greeter. I assume you're using lightdm, because you said you went back to Ubuntu desktop environment. Here's what I have in ...


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Create a file ~/.local/share/applications/eclipse.desktop Add this content, adjust the paths to your Eclipse/STS location: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=STS-3.5.1 Icon=spring_tool_suite.png Path=/the/path/to/my/sts-3.5.1 Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= /the/path/to/my/sts-3.5.1/STS StartupNotify=false StartupWMClass=Spring Tool ...


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If you want to change the auto login behavior of lightdm edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf using gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf It should look something like this [SeatDefaults] autologin-guest=false autologin-user=username autologin-user-timeout=0 autologin-session=lightdm-autologin greeter-session=unity-greeter user-session=ubuntu Comment all ...


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If you downloaded Eclipse and run it from your local directory, the application runs a script that places an eclipse.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications. While this file is created, two lines from the file are "custom-made" to the current location of your eclipse directory: Path=/home/jacob/Downloads/eclipse ...


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The TryExec key should only contain the command without any parameters. If it doesn't exist (in one of the folders in $PATH if you don't use an absolute path) the entry may be ignored. So just use TryExec=/home/jjd/bin/qgis/bin/qgis (or remove the line altogether)


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My problem is solved by deleting the /home/"user"/.local/share/zeitgeist folder and than restart :-).


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You can use dconf-editor to disable this feature: first install: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor then find scroll-method and make it as disabled


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Same here. The problem is that the Qt-subapplication (vbox menu) is always having the focus rather than the main vbox window. That causes Unity system bars to be on top. You can just close the Qt-subapplication and vbox will be the top window again. The easiest way to get the vbox menu back again when needed is hitting two times Right-Ctrl+F to leave and ...


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No, unfortunately this is not possible.


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It's not possible. The ratio of 2500x1600 is 1.5625 and your 1024x768 ratio is 1.1/3 or 1.33333. A typical desktop at 1366x768 is 1.77865 and 1200x740 is 1.62162. The desktop backgrounds only appear to fit perfectly but they actually are either using the scale or the zoom setting. My best guess is that the zoom setting is the one used. You can see in this ...


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I have a similar issue on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Is this the same symptom as you have described? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjo_Cy3Twbg&feature=youtu.be


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I just read this article on screenlocking, which may be related. According to the article, screenlocking has the intended consequence of blocking input devices and manipulating locales. Seems like you have a few options: Stop locking the screen, probably this includes the greeting screen as well which serves a similar function Use different power ...


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Try changing the two below lines in the file ~/.local/share/applications/jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop Icon=/home/$USER/Downloads/PhpStorm-138.2000.2262/bin/webide.png Exec="/home/$USER/Downloads/PhpStorm-138.2000.2262/bin/phpstorm.sh" %f


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I am not at all sure about this, but maybe sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop could fix it.


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If GUI is not an option, the best command-line solution as of Ubuntu 14.04 is: To disable the screen blackout: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay <seconds> (0 to disable) To disable the screen lock: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-enabled false


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I started with Darshak Parikh's suggestion. And realised I have to replace the symbolic links (symlinks) in the /usr/share/icons/<your-icon-theme>/mimes/<your icon size> folder. In my case <your-icon-theme> was the default Ubuntu Unity theme Humanity and as for <your icon size> I just replaced sizes 16 32 48 128 256. Here is a ...


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Try the command sudo updatedb on the Terminal application.


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I had simmilar problems not long ago, this fixed the problem for me: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity This will force the reinstall without keeping the configuration files, that seem to be the cause of your problem.


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I was facing this problem too. Installing following package solved my problem. sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386


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I too have had this problem on a desktop PC for the past two weeks. I've tried most of the solutions on the various threads here to no avail. The launcher disappeared suddenly after a restart following an update. Finally I decided to experiment. I created a new user from the terminal and logged in as the new user, Unity and the launcher were working fine ...


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Open the terminal using (ctrl+alt+T), and try to reset compiz and unity by: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ unity-reset setsid unity If you are still facing it, then open terminal again and reinstall desktop and unity sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install unity ...


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I don't know if this is your very first incursion into the Ask Ubuntu Support System. If so, welcome to Ask Ubuntu. For your "minimal" experience, I guess that you have a very robust computer which should not experience any issues by running the latest Ubuntu. Maybe you're missing something related to your Graphic Card drivers? Which can be solved by ...


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Under System Settings, open Time & Date. Choose the Clock tab to the right of the Time & Date tab. Check Show a clock in the menu bar. Under In the clock, show, select Weekday, Date and Month, Year or whichever of those you want.


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As all executables files a .desktop file needs executable permissions too to be recocgized as a "trusted" starter. Only then Nautilus will also display it's icon. chmod +x gitauto.desktop Note that you need an Exec=/path/to/binary_or_script line for a valid .desktop file. Also note that once made executable you will no longer have a right-click context ...


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This worked in Ubuntu 13.10 gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec terminator


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Run dconf-editor, navigate to org > gtk > settings > file-chooser, then untick show-hidden. Press Ctrl+h to show hidden files, press it again again to hide them.


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Alt + middle-mouse-button click any general region of the window. (Obviously, the only problem here is that you need a mouse with a middle button) I prefer this workaround to having more accessible re-size zones. That said, I share your frustration. These picky re-size zones are a persistent problem with Ubuntu; I know the problem existed in 12.04 LTS, my ...


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It sounds like your graphics card does not have sufficient 3D capabilities to run the Unity3D interface fluently. Is it an old card? You might want to use a different desktop environment once you finished updating. Like XFCE or LXDE.


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The icons for a file type have nothing to do with what software you are using (unlike Windows). It is your icon theme that matters. On Ubuntu, this means it has to be under either /usr/share/icons or ~/.icons. You will need to edit some files like ...


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Sounds like the connection might be maxing it out. You say it's an older computer so it likely has IDE or sata 1 which means 150 MBs is the best you could expect mathematically. Remember sata 1 is 1.5GBs raw, but only 150mbs usable, sata 2 is 3GBs raw 300mbs usable, and sata 3 is 6GBs raw 600MBs usable. Real world you're exactly where you should be for ...


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xbindkeys is good, and I still use it for other functions; however, you could also go to settings -> accessibility -> simulated second click. This allows you holding the left click, long enough, to provoke the right click. I was looking for a faster approach when I found this article; however, it is still ~1 second wait, even on the shortest interval ...


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The proper place to put .desktop shortcuts is in $HOME/.local/share/applications. I always put my Chromium shortcuts there (actually I was pretty sure they were already there by default). I'm sort of a neat freak and don't like keeping things on my desktop That's a good habit and you shouldn't be forced to keep shortcuts on it.


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I actually made a script for that. It places the icon down in the launcher, but with a minor change, you can put it at the top (or any other position) as well. As it is, it is in python2, but simply change the shebang to #!/usr/bin/env python3 if you'd like to use it as python3. The code is identical. To use it, the .desktop file needs to be in either ...


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I recently upgraded my 12.04 to 14.04 and I wasn't able to remove anything from the launcher. The solution for me was to change the security settings of ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite to allow myself to read and write.


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Just do: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback Reboot and select your Gnome by clicking the Ubuntu sign before logging in. I think Gnome Metacity might be the right choice for you.


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I run Ubuntu inside Virtualbox which has its own set of performance concerns. You are running native so I would suggest looking at these two steps from this post http://www.binarytides.com/better-xubuntu-14-04/ Speed up the user interface Create a file named .gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory and paste in the following lines ...


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I have found out that the scrolling issue was caused by the crouton installer which is now updated with a fix for the bug thus anyone with this issue should update the crouton file with the Instructions located here. If you can not get to those instructions here is a copy of them(All rights go to the crouton creators): Check for updates, download the ...


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i've had this problem before- a good solution is to enter ctrl+alt+f1 at the login screen to enter the command line. login with your username and password, and then enter: setsid unity - that should reset unity. then, type: sudo shutdown -r now.


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Try if you can login from the master terminal! [Ctrl][Alt][F1] username (enter) password (enter) change to the gui-terminal CHVT 7 enter! This worked for me.


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on my Ubuntu, the font size scaling was set to 1.6 (suddenly, from one day to another). I could change this setting after installing Unity Tweak Tool. see How do I change fonts and adjust their size? BurninLeo


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What goes wrong I tried to create a launcher with Alacarte, with the same result. It turns out that when Alacarte creates a new launcher, it does not handle the icon's file extension correctly on custom icons. In the Icon= line of the launcher; it simply leaves out the extension. How you can fix it In your home directory, there is a folder ...


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That error message is odd. It does not find a key which indeed exists in one of the files belonging to the indicator-datetime package. This command reinstalls the package: sudo apt-get install --reinstall indicator-datetime Also, it should be noted that in Ubuntu 14.04 it's unity-control-center to open System Settings from command line, not ...


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Another work around. Change the timezone in the command line: Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) Type and press Enter sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata Search for your timezone in the screens


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Start the System Settings as root Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) Type and press Enter sudo gnome-control-center Click Date & Time It doesn't fix the problem but it is good a workaround.


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try to type "Time" (without the quote) in the right top search box of the "All Settings" But likley this will crash too. Please start the "All Settings" / System Settings via command line: gnome-control-center and try to access Date & Time, if it crash the terminal might give you an inside why. Otherwise you can set the date and time via command line ...


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Open your Terminal and enter the following command or open your favorite text editor with root privilege: sudoedit /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/com.canonical.Unity.gschema.xml Look for <key type="b" name="integrated-menus">. Under this, replace false with true in the <default> tag. Finally, run: sudo glib-compile-schemas ...


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Please check if any of your background aplication intercept alt as a hotkey. It can also be system key, I'm not familiar with Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts since I'm using Xubuntu and this thing differs. Alt can probably affect your windows movement.


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This is a simple one, you just gotta set lightdm as default. Just run dpkg-reconfigure lightdm as root and choose lightdm as default dm.



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