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I have tried both the Shift and Space keys but nothing works. Only the Esc key works for Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to get Grub Menu at boot time.


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16.04 and later (Unity 7) In addition to the gsettings option introduced in 15.04 (below), this same capability has been added to the Settings - Appearances window (click the gear icon top-right of the screen) 14.04, 15.04, 15.10 15.04 now has the ability to toggle the global menu as well as the local integrated menus (Via System Settings - Appearance - ...


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You should be able to do this via a Live Ubuntu CD. Install efibootmgr: sudo apt-get install efibootmgr Then add to the kernel efi support sudo modprobe efivars Then run sudo efibootmgr to check your boot entries. It will return something like this: BootCurrent: 0004 Timeout: 2 seconds BootOrder: 2001,0003,0005,0006,0000 Boot0000* Lenovo Recovery ...


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You first need to install the package nautilus-open-terminal from Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager Then goto command line and type nautilus -q Then open nautilus and you can find "Open in Terminal" If you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to this action, please consult the following Q&A: Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here&...


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This is a reported bug that is being addressed by the developers. Bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1532226 Missing on Startup Running this command in a terminal window will bring back the menus for the current session: $ initctl restart unity-panel-service To save time and having to: Check first to see if the issue is ...


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Go to the Application Shortcuts tab in the keyboard settings, create a new shortcut and copy the command that is triggered by Ctrl+Esc (the default shortcut for the Whisker Menu). As of Xubuntu 16.04, the command you have to enter is xfce4-popup-whiskermenu:


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Shift+F10 worked in my case. I guess the need of Fn depends on the keyboard you are using. P.S. I used this combination on a file in Nautilus (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS).


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Apparently it is a confirmed bug on the release... A fix is being investigated. You can see the bug report here The temporary solution is to open a terminal with ALT + CONTROL + T and typing unity. This will cause the UI to reset and fix the problem. You'll need to so this every time you boot and it happens. It is still unknown why it happens, but it ...


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The list of sessions is defined by the .desktop files in the folder /usr/share/xsessions Lets remove GNOME Classic In a terminal: cd /usr/share/xsessions sudo mv gnome-classic.desktop gnome-classic.desktop.backup This renames the gnome-classic desktop file Logout - the new list of sessions will look like:


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The .desktop link files are stored in /usr/share/applications for software installed for all users, and $HOME/.local/share/applications for things you have installed only for yourself. The actual icon (image) files are a bit more scattered (since a .desktop file can specify their absolute path), but /usr/share/pixmaps and /usr/share/icons contain a good ...


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You can use Menu Editor (menulibre) With Menu Editor, you can easily add, remove, and rearrange launchers, directories, and separators. Powered by Python 3 and Gtk 3, it is the complete toolbox for editing menus in Linux. It was developed to support every popular Gtk desktop environment, and has been verified to support Cinnamon, GNOME, LXDE, MATE, Unity, ...


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There are several ways to do this, though one would think the easiest thing for ubuntu to do would be to have some easy to access configuration options from within the dash, but that's just crazy talk. If you're confident using the terminal then I recommend option 1, because the behaviour of the software center will be misleading and confusing. Option 1 - ...


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(I suppose you still don't use Unity but Gnome 2.) That's a bit annoying in Gnome. What I do is, I click right and choose Add launcher to desktop. Then you have the launcher on your desktop and there is a context menu entry Properties (so again click right on the new file on your desktop and then Properties). This dialog will present most of the available ...


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Right click on Kickoff. Edit applications... Mark the folder you want it in, e.g. Development. Click on New. Fill in the name you want. Add the actual command and click on the square next to name to change the icon. There is an icon in the eclipse directory. Click Save.


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Create a new (empty) file with the file type of your choice in ~/Templates, eg a simple (txt) file: touch ~/Templates/empty.txt After that you can create a new file with a right click in Nautilus. Example screenshot


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Ok, so I found a shell script that will work and modified it to work with guake. To get it working follow these steps. Create a new empty document, Right click => Create New Document => Empty Document Name It Open in Guake or something similar Open it and paste the code listed below- Source 1 (This is needed because the nautilus returns a specific file ...


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The first thing you need to do is install the Nautilus Actions application: sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions After it is installed, press the super(windows) key then search for Nautilus Actions you will find the icon click on it then you should now see the Nautilus Actions main screen Click the Add button and you should see the Add a New Action ...


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acpi=off: Disables ACPI which is used for power management and actually turning off power after the shutdown. This may help with compatibility with motherboards which misuse ACPI. noapic: Disables Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller. This is used to resolve hardware conflicts for interrupts, but may itself cause a conflict. Use of this option may ...


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Keep hitting Shift until you see "Grub Loading Message" After the message, hold the Shift down until the menu appears.


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In Ubuntu 18.04, there is no GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 line in /etc/default/grub - instead there is GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden. According to info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration' : if this option is unset or set to 'menu', then GRUB will display the menu and then wait for the timeout set by 'GRUB_TIMEOUT' to expire before booting the default entry. ...


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I have found that installing alacarte gave me the ability to edit the shortcuts in the menu. You can also add custom applications and even change the icon. Here is what it looks like: To install: sudo apt-get install alacarte


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Found this somewhere else and it fixed the problem for me. Updating to Cinnamon 2.6 (using the PPA ppa:moorkai/cinnamon), and executing the commands below, has solved the issue for me (after a restart). gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session settings-daemon-uses-logind true gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session session-manager-uses-logind ...


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Your package maintainers will be proud of you if you do it as follows: sudo mkdir /usr/share/xsessions/hidden sudo dpkg-divert --rename \ --divert /usr/share/xsessions/hidden/gnome-classic.desktop \ --add /usr/share/xsessions/gnome-classic.desktop What this does is to instruct the package manager to remember a new location for the file. This ...


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In ~/.kde/share/config/kilerc, look for the section [KileMainWindow], and within that look for the line menubar=Disabled. Change Disabled to Enabled or delete this line. Thanks to @fossfreedom for suggesting looking in ~/.kde/share/config/kilerc.


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You may want to use Templates directory (or how is called in your language) from your home directory in this sense. Files from this folder will appear in the New Document menu. So, add the files with the extension what you want in this folder and you can create them after files with the same extension from the right click menu: Moreover, if you add some ...


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Run in a terminal: gsettings get com.canonical.indicator.sound visible If the outcome is is "false", change it with the command: gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible true


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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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If you want to find all the places where your firefox is installed, including executables, libs, user settings, use whereis firefox


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