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I found a temporary workaround for the problem: WARNING: this breaks some functions of parallels like coherence. The workaround can be reverted by reinstalling the parallels tools. cd /usr/lib/compiz && sudo rm libprlcompiz_0_* Compiz (used by unity) is crashing somewhere inside the plugin installed by parallels. Switch to a console and run ...


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If you are on Gnome, you can install Volume Mixer. Enable Use Volume Boost in the extension's settings. That's it! Your default keyboard shortcuts now increases the volume past 100% (and as a bonus, you get a quick change audio output menu in the notification area).


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I assume that you upgraded manually, using the installation file from LibreOffice. But you should wait until LibreOffice 5.1 is available in the LibreOffice Fresh PPA. This usually does not take a very long time after a new LibreOffice version release. When you do it this way, integration with the Ubuntu Unity menu bar will work fine. To add the ...


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I can still remember the happiness I felt, when I read that those horrible "overlay scrollbars" were to be abolished with Ubuntu 15.10. However, like you, I too hate the new "half-width scrollbars" with just the same passion. The solution came to me, as I stumbled over the following askubuntu.com posting: Is it possible to make the scrollbars wider in ...


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Yes these files are located in (e.g for default Ambiance theme) : /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/apps/ you can edit nautilus.css or unity.css as you wish How do I add a border around windows but keep the current theme? Good practice is to copy theme you wish to modify to ~/.themes/ and than making changes. At the end you can use Unity Tweak Tool ...


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I finally found somewhere how to show thumbnails: sudo apt-get install kio-extras And maybe some of these are needed: sudo apt-get install kdegraphics-thumbnailers ffmpegthumbnailer I also didn't have the terminal of Dolphin, the panel was blank, so I needed to install konsole. This didn't happen on previous versions of Ubuntu. Another problem ...


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Now in Ubuntu 15.10 I needed another package for thumbnails to show: sudo apt-get install kio-extras


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Gnome, Unity and LXDE are desktop environments. However, they are not attached to the display manager(which starts the X servers, user sessions and greeter). Therefore, you can download a console display manager to have command-line login but graphical desktop. I'd suggest you to use CDM (download link). Just download the zip file from the link and do the ...


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Check settings in System settings > Power management. You can change there when to show battery: make sure Never is not the chosen one.


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1.It would not show the battery remaining I suggest you to use Xfce desktop environment with xfce-power-manager to make sure your battery is fine or not . If in Xfce you get same problem , i think there something wrong your machine or your battery . 2.It would not show the charging icon even when I plug-in the cable If the charging icon is not show up ...


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OK, for now I have something that works, if someone comes up with a better solution (and explains why it is a better solution) I will accept that answer. So I use eog (Eye of gnome), and to launch it use this command: eog -f -w -g ~/Pictures/loader.png 1>/dev/null 2>&1& So this loads the the image loader.png from the Pictures directory in ...


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1 Yes you can do this using the unity tweak tool, which can be found in the default software sources. once in unity tweak tool go to the windows snapping section and configure it as you like. 2 Please update to 15.10, as 15.04 is no longer supported and you will most likely have your questions taken down unless you update.


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Both of these solutions were a bit too hacky for my taste, so I dug a little deeper. The solution I found only uses dconf-editor. Just open dconf-editor and search (ctrl+F) for xkb-options and update the value. In my case, the value associated with the xkb-options key was ['terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp','lv3:alt_switch'] The option 'lv3:alt_switch' was the ...


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System Settings started working after I restarted the system.


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Use the CTRL + ALT + Numpad [1-9] keyboard shortcut You may also want to try using the CTRL + ALT + Numpad [1-9] key combination. It resizes and moves the currently active window into a part of the screen that corresponds to that number. Numpad keys 1, 3, 7 and 9 make the window occupy 1/4th of the screen and move it to the corresponding corner Numpad ...


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I found the solution. I've added a kubuntu ppa and that was the problem. I tried to instal kde5 from a tutorial for kubuntu. Just check if you don't have something like this in your repos.


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You can fix it by reinstalling unity $ sudo su $ apt-get update $ apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop $ apt-get install unity $ reboot


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Assuming your application is a GUI application, currently without a launcher, there is a simple way to let Unity create the launcher for you in ~/.local/share/applications, after which you can move it to anywhere you like. Run the (GUI) application a single time from command line. In the Launcher, right-click on the icon that appears, running the ...


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Outside sources What you need is gnome-desktop-item-edit program. Basically it does the same thing - it creates a .desktop file. Why ? Because launchers are .desktop files, just pinned to launcher. Nothing more than that. Windows shortcuts are .lnk files too by they way, they just don't show up as files with .lnk extension, but if you ever mounted a ...


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Unity was crashing for me when switching from full screen Kodi. I didn't have the flashplugin installed. Instead I fixed the issue by installing and running CompizConfig Settings Manager and disabling Effects->Fading Windows.


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Since 13.10, the session manager (gnome-session by default) runs managed by yet another process manager: Upstart. With these kind of mixups, the graphical session startup process only gets more convoluted each release. If you want to peek a bit, take a look in /usr/share/upstart/sessions. In short, you have two possibilities: Take a look at which ...


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The problem went away after the upgrade of compiz and compiz-config to version 0.9.12.2+15.10.20151015-0ubuntu1 just today. I guess it was a bug or an error in configuration files. But it could be a number of other things as well -- a lot of things were upgraded.


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You can do it with a middle mouse button, or right-click and select "open in a new window".


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Uninstall the NVIDIA drivers and reinstall them in a different way. Step 1 : Uninstall the NVIDIA drivers Highlight the Ubuntu menu entry and press the E key. Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line. Press the F10 key to boot into the Ubuntu system. When the login screen appears press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter user name and password - execute : ...


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I just used the nvidia-uninstall. sudo nvidia-uninstall In my case I got the driver directly from the nvidia website.


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I followed these instruction and my menu bar is back: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/02/how-to-enable-new-kde-410-appmenu-title.html


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If you click on the Filter Results you can restrict the files found in several ways (age, size, type). When you find a file, clicking on it once opens buttons, one of which is Show in Folder. Click that, and the folder containing the file will be opened. The Folder Name is also displayed. A good practice is to have expectations about the contents of the ...


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You could install and use xttitle (Note the doubled t in the name). I use it like this in a file sourced by my ~/.bashrc: # from the "xttitle(1)" man page - put info in window title update_title() { [ $TERM = xterm -o $TERM = xterm-color ] && xttitle "[$$] ${USER}@${HOSTNAME}:$PWD" } cd() { [ -z "$*" ] && builtin cd $HOME [ -n ...


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The title can be set using escape sequences as shown in How to change xterm title. ( Specifically for bash ). In their example, they use case statement that sets PS1 with an enclosed escape sequence. case $TERM in xterm*) PS1="\[\033]0;\u@\h: \w\007\]bash\\$ " ;; *) PS1="bash\\$ " ;; esac The basic idea is to ...


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As taken from SuperUser.com, The process is a little complex to explain here since it is different for every shell you use. Rather I'll give you two links: How to Change the Title of an xterm (Comprehensive instructions for many different shells) Show the current Command in your Bash window Title. A nice step by step procedure on how the author went on ...


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Wake your computer up with the Shift key, or the first character of your password.


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Compiz window placement plugin can be used to fix initial position for all windows. Install Compiz settings manager sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Open it from dash or using ccsm command Go to Window Management → Enable Place Windows then click on it to change its settings On General tab, change Multi Output Mode: Place across ...


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Change 'deny' to 'allow' in : /etc/dbus-1/system.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.conf The network-manager or the nm-applet is the one which is found in the systray. I used this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager#Installation and did the following : sudo stop network-manager sudo apt-get install network-manager sudo apt-get install ...


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You have a few issues in your setup: one will definitely make it not work, the other most likely: 1. The most important one: In the .desktop file, you use: Exec=~/.config/autostart/unity_dash_update.sh but ~ does not work ina a .desktop file, you need to use absolute path, unless your script is in $PATH (and executable), then simply run it by its name. ...


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dbus actually has a method for closing the Dash menu. Using qdbus your script could be changed as follows: #!/bin/bash DISPLAY=:0 sleep 10 xdotool key Alt+F2 sleep 0.25 qdbus com.canonical.Unity /com/canonical/Unity/Dash \ com.canonical.Unity.Dash.HideDash exit 0 Note that in addition i've increased sleep time to 10 seconds, because Unity may take ...


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There is also Ginn, which according to the ubuntu wiki is compatible with unity. This article from August 2014 compares the three options: Ginn, xSwipe, and TouchEgg. Things might have changed since then. I haven't had the chance to test any of them yet.


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You could follow the chain of targets from the point you stopped at and manually load the graphical target as if you didn't stop at the multi-user target at all: sudo systemctl start graphical.target That will handle everything correctly. But bear in mind that this will start LightDM, which will in turn start Unity upon login, and not Unity directly. ...


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Seems like the package python-gtk2 was missing. I installed it: sudo apt-get install python-gtk2 That explains the difference in Python's sys.path (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0 was missing). But on the other machine where the entry was present, according to aptitude why, the package was only installed as dependency of ...


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I tried this under ubuntu 14.04. It removes all remaining traces of kde and reinstalls ubuntu-desktop. sudo apt-get remove libkde3support4 k3b-data ntrack-module-libnl-0 libkrosscore4 libgpgme++2 libqapt2 oxygen-icon-theme libktexteditor4 libtaskmanager4abi5 kdenetwork-filesharing libkblog4 libchm1 plasma-widgets-addons libkimap4 plasma-netbook libkdeui5 ...


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Reason: Happens because gtk3's client side decorations do not play well with ubuntu. Workaround: Add this to your ~/.profile export GTK_CSD=0


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You can make use of the log analysis and the visualization softwares. One of them is Splunk Enterprise which is available free also for personal use(around 500 MB data analysis). In my case I have used to look into /var/log directories in a recursive manner. Try it Splunk If you are looking for Opensource alternative, you can refer to this end to end ...


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It appears that Gnome creates a config file called .gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory to set the font on a per-user basis. Unity seems to use this file too and ends up using Gnome's default font even after Gnome has been uninstalled. Deleting this file seems to fix the problem: rm .gtkrc-2.0


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I am guessing this was a problem with a k400 or k400r wireless keyboard (or some other logitech equivalent). If so I finally found and answer Fn + Right Click -> Enables/Disables Gestures. Fn + Left Click -> Enables/Disables Tap to click. Sorry for digging up such an old thread, but I have hit this question on AskUbuntu many times while trying to solve ...


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Had this problem before, make sure OS Install Mode is disabled in BIOS settings.


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In order to remove both the PPA And the packages it may have installed, you first need PPA-purge in order to do so, to install PPA-purge: sudo apt-get install ppa-purge After you installed it, you'll need to get the PPA name(s) you added and run: sudo ppa-purge ppa/name In the case of "Gnome3 Team" PPA, it would be like this: sudo ppa-purge ...


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You are probably running gnome-panel. Check with: ps -ef | grep panel and you can see its process ID in second column. For instance, a running panel for me shows like: john 2324 2191 0 07:09 ? 00:01:11 /usr/lib/unity/unity-panel-service john 15587 15557 0 14:18 pts/25 00:00:00 gnome-panel john 15607 15557 0 14:20 pts/25 ...


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That was the keyboard wasn't working. I actually had symbol ` stuck (always pressed) that was blocking specific shortcuts like Ctrl+C, Shift+Alt+* and etc. Thrown it out of the window


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I figured it out. I think it's a bug in ccsm. I used dconf to watch the settings change while using ccsm: $ dconf watch / /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher unset unset?? $ dconf read /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher $ Yep... The key doesn't even exist. $ dconf list ...


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I've had to do many fresh installs before I learned this. Use the command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install. The first half gets a current list of packages and their dependencies from the server. The && tells the computer to run the second part after the first part completed successfully (which keeps errors from snowballing). ...


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The line StartupWMClass=Emacs is incorrect. It should be: StartupWMClass=emacs24 or StartupWMClass=Emacs24 You can find out by opening a terminal window, type xprop WM_CLASS then click on the window of your application



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