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Installing Unity on Debian

I'm a former Ubuntu Unity user, and currently running Debian Squeeze. I love Debian's stability over Ubuntu, but I do miss being able to switch between applications use Super+1,2,3 etc. Has anyone ...
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How can I access menu bar items alike hud (unity)?

Currently I have archlinux installed, but I used Ubuntu in the past. What I really miss from ubuntu is the HUD from unity which allows hotkey searching for top menu bar items from the current ...
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Suddenly, I Can't login with correct password (greeter & tty)

This might be a duplicate of other password related questions but it's somehow eccentric. I have 3 accounts in my Ubuntu 12.10 system (one standard and two administrators). One of the administrator ...
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Can I set a gnome keyboard shortcut to be a prefix key, like in emacs, tmux or screen?

I would like to setup some Gnome keyboard shortcuts to be a prefix-key, so that I can add several shortcuts with the same prefix. Eg. I'd like to be able to have Super+x be a prefix key, with the ...
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Unity: Stop Dock Repopulation at Restart

Unity is currently the default window manager on my system, a window manager that's available for many Linux distributions, meaning this question isn't Ubuntu-specific. I have disabled the dock's ...
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Alternatives to HUD

Are there alternatives to HUD (from unity) which work together with different window managers (especially with tiling WM's)?
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Key for the letter “o” stopped working, works only with Shift, Linux

A few days ago, I fund out that the "o" key n my keyboard doesn't work. I have seen a few similar topics with this problem, but none of them seemed to be solved. When I tap the key - nothing happens ...
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Auto running bash script on login

I wanted to make a script which ran automatically on login so I put it into the file ~/bash.profile, but it didnt run. When I put it in bashrc, it ran on opening a terminal. What I was doing in the ...
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bring up ubuntu desktop x11 forwarding

I've been using rhel for a few years and when I want to bring up the desktop over x11, I use gnome-session. I'm new to Ubuntu and I was wondering what the equivalent of gnome-session was for Ubuntu? I ...
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How to add additional Gnome-Shell and Unity workspace navigation shortcuts

I am very familiar with (and love) the workspace switching in Gnome-Shell and Unity (using Ctrl+Alt+[Up/Down/Right/Left]), but being a vim fan, it would also be great if I could add an additional ...
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How to start linux gui before login?

When my system (Kali 2 or Ubuntu 14) boots and I login, I have to wait for the gui(cinnamon/unity) to load. How to avoid it starting to load gui before login like windows does? I mean, when I get to ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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What are the difficulties in importing features of Android, like Unity3D Player, to Linux in general?

We know that Android is an open source Linux-based distro. And we know some features developed for Android are required for the Linux community for many years, and are denied (like Unity3D Player). ...
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Get the full window dimensions (including decorations) in Unity

I have used the answer to How do I find the window dimensions and position accurately including decorations? in my bash scripts, and had good success with my Silentcast application on Xfce, but now ...
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When is an account displayed on the Unity login screen?

What are the exact rules for an account to be offered for login on the Unity login screen? I figured out: Locked accounts are still displayed Without password are still displayed Marked as ...
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Alternatives to Unity panel

Is there an alternative to Unity (top) panel that supports Mac style application menu integration? I'd like to have a Unity-like user experience on Debian.
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window minimize

In unity, when I click on any application icon on the left vertical application launcher toolbar - that particular application bring to front. But If I click on the same icon again, why doesn't ...
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Installing Unity or Gnome 3 in Debian

I am using Debian 6 .I would like to install any of Unity or Gnome 3 desktop Environments . so guide me how could i do that ?
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Turning off part of a monitor

I'm trying to disable the right third of my monitor, since it's broken. I can get less to be displayed using xrandr, but the monitor will then center the displayed stuff, so that's not quite what I ...
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Window Spread favors one screen

I'm a huge fan of the Window Spread function. I have two screens though, and often a lot of windows. When I use Window Spread, I often end up with a huge number of windows on the left screen, and ...
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Nightly show as Firefox in Dash

I have created the following .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications, when I search "Nightly" Nightly appears in search results with the correct icon(earth at night), but when I opened it it ...
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Setup DSL Network Connection in KDE

I have recently migrated to KDE from unity (ubuntu 12.04). I have a PPPoE network where I live. Under unity, gnome, xfce I am able to set up a DSL connection and everything works fine. I tested a live ...
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On a dual head system, how can I force the placement of a window to a certain desktop?

The relevant output of my xrandr configuration: xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2304 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y ...
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Remove notifications icon or make notifications fade after a while

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10, along with Gnome 3 to replace Unity. I'm using the classic Gnome look rather than the new one which is way too much like Unity for my tastes. Seems like everything is ...
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Ubuntu / Unity attach script to Launcher

I recently downloaded IntelliJ IDEA and start the app by running . idea.sh. The app appears in the launcher while I'm running it, but for some reason when I right click on it I don't get a 'Lock to ...
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Disable ubuntu unity launcher & panels when using vmware full screen

When I put a vmware workstation in fullscreen mode, I am unable to click on things on the left edge of the virtual machine because Ubuntu captures the clicks and opens up the corresponding application ...
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On a machine with multiple Desktop Environments set, how is the default DE configured?

I am provisioning systems with multiple Desktop Environments (Ubuntu 14.04, with Unity and Xfce). I want to change the default DE to Xfce from a non-interactive script (for autologin with lightdm). ...
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What configuration determines which Desktop Environment to run?

I have a system with multiple Desktop Environments installed (Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and Xfce). I would like to configure (with a non-interactive script) a particular DE for a particular user. How ...
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How to force correct name for .desktop file

I'm developing a Qt application using CMake, and am trying to make it difficult to open more than one copy of the app at the same time (as with Mac application packages -- you have to call the ...
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Trouble installing Unity8-LXC on Mint

(I originally posed this on askubuntu but was told it should be here instead.) I want to install unity8-lxc on Linux Mint so I can check out Unity8 without installing it. Mint 17.3 (Rafaela) of ...
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In Linux I have different color for the same thing than in Windows

The colors in Windows are much less saturated. Why is that? The fonts are much more crisper. I have installed msfonts in Ubuntu and it's better, but still the Windows fonts are different. Check the ...
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Error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1

After I shutdown my Ubuntu 14.04 machine and restarted again I couldn't log into Unity desktop anymore. I can only login to Gnome-fallback modes. When I run: /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p I get ...
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PAM and fprintd

Occasionally I get an error on the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04 under unity. The problem occurs after waking up from suspend after closing the lid. Essentially instead of asking me first for ...
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Unity freeze randomly

My UI hangs and nothing works anymore (mouse not moving, image freezes). I have to switch to TTY and go back to UI to make it unfreeze. I have the following error in DMESG: ...
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remove KDE plasma

Recently I have installed KDE desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04. then I wanted to uninstall it. I tried everything like this but no use. I can still login to KDE. the worst part is even in unity so many ...
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How to sync all Gnome/Unity settings across multiple machines?

I have three desktop PCs that I am planning to install either Ubuntu or Ubuntu Gnome on. So I am looking for a way to sync the configurations across them. These three machines are not of the same ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the KDE desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install GNOME 3.10: sudo ...
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How to stop application windows from shifting to workspace one after attaching dual monitor?

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 13.04. I use arandr to configure my dual monitor setup. The problem is as soon as I apply my settings, the display resets and all application windows, which I had tediously ...
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Configure 3 screens/dual graphic/rotated screens Ubuntu 15.10

I have a PC with 2x AMD Radeon R5 230 graphics cards, one with 2x 1920x1080 screens plugged (HTMI and DVI) and another with 1x 1920x1080 screen (HDMI). I have the two screens in the first graphics ...
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Unity Terminal Emulator Information

Q1-->Is the Terminal Emulator in the Unity Launcher the Unity Terminal Emulator? Q2-->If so, then what is its name? If not,then: 3) Which Terminal Emulator does Unity use in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? 4) And ...
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Strange warnings when cursor moves from one monitor to the other

I am not sure whether this is a real problem. However, every time I move my cursor from one screen to the other on a dual monitor system (i.e., laptop + external monitor) the following warning is ...
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Hide files that were recently viewed

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 LTS version on my laptop. When I press the 'windows' key, an interface (probably called a Dash) opens that displays various applications, videos, recent files etc on different ...
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Difficult to find installed application installed in linux

I am new to linux, used to use windows. I am trying to convert to linux and I really love it. I am trying Ubuntu 14.10. I have a question about how to find the installed applications easily in Linux. ...
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How to turn off/speed up desktop switching in Ubuntu 13.10?

In my standard Ubuntu desktop I defined four workspaces. When I switch between them (e.g. use a key shortcut), I see the new workspace move in while the old workspace moves out of the screen. So far ...
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Short blank screen a few seconds after login

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 with unity on a Lenovo Thinkpad T460s laptop. A few seconds after I login my laptop screen as well as the external monitor go blank (i.e., black) for a very short time. I ...
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wrong behaviour of mouse pointer

Currently i am using ubuntu 14.04. my mouse pointer is showing wrong coordinates please refer to following screenshots:- here you can see pointer is slightly moved left.. more example :- ...
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What are the installed components when installing a video card driver?

what are the components/modules/software installed and where? (kernel/userspace) that are installed when installing a OS driver vs proprietary driver , for example on ubuntu unity DE to simplify ...
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Unity Linux How to change the built in IDE monodevelop with another IDE

I have installed the new experimental build of unity for Linux (Unity 5.1.0f3 ) and it's working great , but I faced some problems with the built-in IDE , It's monodevelop 4.0.1 so I had used the ...
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Import Online Accounts from Ubuntu Settings in Thunderbird in Ubuntu 15.04

I have recently configured All Settings/Online Accounts with some email accounts ( personal accounts - mainly yahoo and gmail ). Is there a way of importing these accounts ( their Settings - Email / ...
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Error: GLX is not available on the system

After rebooting my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, I could not log into Unity again and I had to fall back on Gnome. I discovered that there is something wrong with GLX since when I run: ...