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comment Is the command `sudo rm /Desktop/filename` safe?
Interesting. I have seen some weird issues with Ubuntu 14.04 and new files in ~/Desktop not appearing on the desktop view (but I could find them in the filesystem browser UI).
Jul
11
comment Ubuntu 14.04 multi touch screen support
You say "no graphical web app can be used with Ubuntu on a touch screen," but you don't mention trying any browser but Chromium! Given the workaround, it sounds like it could have just been a Chromium issue?
Jul
6
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Jul
6
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Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment How do I move window to specific workplace via keyboard?
I know this isn't exactly what you want, but I use the keyboard to move windows between workspaces all the time, so this could be a useful workaround. I press Alt-Space (which brings up the window menu), press W (Move to another Workspace), and then select the workspace number (1, 2, 3, ...)
Jun
26
comment How do I increase the open files limit for a non-root user?
At first I missed the wildcard on the end of /etc/pam.d/common-session* and just edited common-session, and even after a reboot it didn't work. But after adding the same line (for pam_limits.so) to common-session-noninteractive, ulimit -n displayed the new value after a fresh login (no reboot required). FWIW I was trying to change the limit for root (only).
Jun
24
comment Key short cut `Super+L` (i.e. `Win+L`) not working for `LockScreen` in 12.04 LTS
Looks like unity-tweak tool will do the trick; no need to install ccsm. sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool and then run it. Under Unity->Additional, and change the 'Show the Launcher' setting.
Jun
24
comment Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after suspend
Welcome to AskUbuntu, and thanks for asking a clear, concise question. This was also a problem for me with a Dell T3610, and the --reinstall seems to have fixed it. I suspect the problem may have been due to a kernel upgrade (I am on 3.13.0-29)
Jun
24
comment How do I get the browser to reask me to integrate with a website?
This is no longer the best answer. There is a UI in Firefox now.
Jun
23
comment Key short cut `Super+L` (i.e. `Win+L`) not working for `LockScreen` in 12.04 LTS
Looks like 14.04 has Super-L preconfigured to lock the screen, among other more convenient shortcuts. However, I still had to install CCSM and reconfigure what's now called the "Key to show the Dash, Launcher and Help Overlay", in order to configure Super-T for anything besides the hard-coded but rather useless (to me) Trash browser.
Jun
23
comment Toggle horizontal, vertical and full window maximization within Unity?
Unfortunately the settings for toggling Horizontal/Vertical no longer seem to exist in 14.04. At least you can still maximize in each dimension, then Unmaximize using a different shortcut.
Jun
23
comment how to change keyboard shortcuts?
Alt-Tab seems to work OK by default. I wonder if you're having another problem. As for changing the keyboard layout (and shortcut), look in System Settings -> Text Entry.
Jun
4
revised How can I configure the buttons of my wacom tablet?
Improved formatting/grammar/spelling; will leave a comment about the "Cmd" key, whatever that is...
Jun
4
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Jun
4
reviewed Reviewed How can I configure the buttons of my wacom tablet?
Jun
4
comment How can I configure the buttons of my wacom tablet?
What is "cmd"? Is that a key? If you are using an Apple keyboard, please mention that; it's not a standard key for most people.
Jun
4
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May
31
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May
31
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