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Average Ubuntu user on a dual boot (WinXP/Ubuntu) machine who rarely boots to windows.


Dec
6
comment How can I disable all “Ubuntu sounds”?
Updated answer to include ways to do it without Ubuntu Tweak.
Dec
6
comment How can I disable all “Ubuntu sounds”?
The answer I posted involved installing Ubuntu Tweak, but have you tried just clicking the mute button on the login screen? It should mute the login sound but once logged in your user's sound should not be muted.
Dec
6
comment How can I disable all “Ubuntu sounds”?
Does your setting Alert Volume = Mute actually mute some of your sounds? On that same menu, try clicking on the word "Default" under alert sounds. Does it make a beep when Mute is not selected and is silent when mute is selected?
Dec
6
comment How can I disable all “Ubuntu sounds”?
Have you tried clicking on the speaker icon and then selecting mute?
Dec
6
comment Programs suddenly have old window designs
Use Ctrl-Alt-T to open the terminal and run the commands DK Bose posted. Then edit your question above to paste their output into it.
Dec
6
comment Programs suddenly have old window designs
Try right clicking desktop and selecting "Change Desktop Backgroud". From the window that pops up, go to "Theme" and select a new one until you get the look you want.
Nov
27
comment My USB Keyboard isn't working
lsusb does not show my usb keyboard and mouse either and both work, so that may not be definitive. Have you tried using a different usb port? It's possible something in linux may be conflicting on that port.
Oct
16
comment software install/update requires CD
Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/328864/…
Oct
13
comment Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Also take a look at askubuntu.com/questions/347292/… for a possible workaround.
Oct
12
comment Increase virtual screen size past 4096 x 4096 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Take a look at thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2#the_Virtual_screen for an explanation of why 4096x4096 is the limit.
Jul
28
comment How to efficiently send text entered on the command line to the system clipboard without using the mouse?
Following this answer ( askubuntu.com/a/503861/43594 ), you can enable Mouse Keys in Universal Access and use the number keypad to move the mouse around, with the number five acting as a click. When it's quickly double clicked it will select the word the pointer is hovering over. When it's quickly triple clicked, it will select the entire line. This along with the answers on how to copy (Ctrl-Shift-C) should do most of what you need.
Jun
16
comment Is it possible, in Xubuntu 14.04, using Nautilus, make it auto-mount USB and such as soon as it's plugged and show in the notification area?
What is selected under System Settings / Details / Removable Media?
Jun
16
comment How do I prevent Xubuntu 14.04 from turning off when listening to music?
Check out Screensaver Control and see if it will do what you need.
Apr
19
comment How to sort the indicators
This applies to the system indicators only, not added app indicators, correct?
Mar
2
comment How to correct Google Earth's “invalid HTTP request” notice?
This worked for me too. Reminds me that sometimes manually installed programs need to be updated.
Mar
2
comment Change Primary monitor
"Until Ubuntu Brainstorm Idea #17526 becomes a reality" Just a note that this link is no longer live.
Feb
15
comment What Application Indicators are available?
Does this ppa not work with 13.10?
Feb
12
comment How to change permissions of a hdd partition to suit PLEX
Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/395291/…
Feb
1
comment Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu?
@MrVaykadji Actually it would be 3 upgrades. 12.10, 13.04 (which has reached End of Life) and 13.10. The easiest solution would be to wait until 14.04LTS comes out and then it's a straight upgrade from 12.04LTS. You can view ubuntu Releases and scheduled releases at wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
Feb
1
comment Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu?
If you can wait 2 months, then 14,04 will be released which is a LTS and you would be able to upgrade straight from 12.04 to 14.04.