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Crouton no longer works on Chrome OS. Is there another way to install Ubuntu on it?

thanks for taking the time to look this over. It used to be that one could use Crouton to help install Ubuntu on Chrome OS. I did this years ago. It seems the newer versions of Chrome don't allow ...
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why can't i search facebook, flickr and picasa from the search engine on ubuntu unity 20.04?

Here you can see that under sources it says: Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa can be searched from. : However, whenever I select those sources it doesn't actually allow me to browse them. how do I remedy ...
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Unable to open games made in unity in Linux

I downloaded some games from itch.io When I tried to open that after making it executable it says - Set current directory to /home/user/gamefolder Found path: /home/user/gamefolder/gamename That ...
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Use Nvidia GPU with Unity3D for game development

I am using Unity3D on Arch Linux: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Unity3D for game development. I have a Nvidia GTX 1650. All my nvidia packages are up to date (tensorflow-gpu for example works fine)....
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Displaying notifications on both monitors

How can I turn on displaying notifactions on both monitors on pop os 20.04(ubuntu 20.4)? I had try to use dconf and notify-osd, but it doesn't work
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desktop entry of Unity

[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Unity Comment=Unipro UGENE is a cross-platform visual environment for DNA and protein sequence analysis. Exec=/home/istiak/Downloads/UnityHub%20.AppImage Icon=/usr/...
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Unity desktop entry

I have installed Unity. I can use it from directory. But, I want to use it from menu bar. Look at my below image But the application is right there. How to solve it?
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Discord shows wrong colors in Unity

I'm using Linux Mint 20 XFCE if that helps (I've used a Ubuntu 16.04 system before with Unity and the same happened) Discord is showing odd colors on text/images etc... Here's an example https://imgur....
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xkb keyboard layout not showing up in trisquel and unity

I followed these instructions to form a keyboard layout which can be found here. Adding the keyboard-file to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols and adding the relevant information to /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/...
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Smooth Linux VM (VirtualBox) on Windows 10?

I need to create a Virtual Machine running a Linux-based OS. I have tried with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS. The problem that I can't help having is that its interface is laggy and slow in terms of ...
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How to add a Flatpak's app to Gnome 3 auto-starts?

I installed telegram-desktop via Flatpak and would like to auto start the messenger when logging into Gnome 3 (or Unity as a fact). Is there a way to robustly do so?
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Unity Settings reset after login on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)

I've been using Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) for about 1 month, I've done some small customization like installing the compizconfig to change some stuff and gnome extensions to have Dash-to-Dock ...
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Separate programs - Remain at their designated monitor

Given that the external and primary monitor always has the same resolution, is it possible to have two programs say VLC and a browser open in their separate designated screens? It is worth mentioning ...
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Lyx does not appear in "Open with..." list, Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Lyx on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity desktop. The program does not appear on the list of "Open with Other Application", and .lyx files can't be opened by click. Some solutions on the web ...
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How do I exit out of a display manager like Unity

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I was wondering, is there a way to start Ubuntu without starting the display manager (or exiting the display manager like Unity after it starts up) to basically go to ...
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Font problems with Unity 17.10

I am running Ubuntu 17.10 with Unity and i3. While configuring fonts for i3 at some point all of my fonts started looking very jaggy. I was using lxappearence to set my system fonts there. Both on i3 ...
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I want to change unity launcher in Ubuntu 17.10

I wrote gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom in Ubuntu 17.10 but the result is: No such schema “com.canonical.Unity.Launcher” What did I do wrong?
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Piping to another program in the middle of a oneliner

I'm trying to create a simple bash one line script that allows me to pick a particular barcode that's visible on my screen and make it available as text on my clipboard. To that effect, I wrote a bash ...
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How can I start a script after connecting via xrdp?

I'm trying to start a script after connecting to XRDP but, the script doesn't run. I've tried adding the script to /etc/xdg/autostart, ~/.config/autostart. When I place them here, it starts when I log ...
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Ubuntu Unity randomly crashes, and then the command 'unity' isn't recognized

For the last bit, unity (and perhaps other things?) would crash after something like 20-30 minutes of use. First my launchbar would disappear, all of the upper right hand icons disappear and then all ...
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Install Unity gui

How to install Unity GUI on Linux Mate without installing any other apps just the GUI so i can switch between it and Mate Gui. I have tried this command but not worked: sudo apt-get install unity --...
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Configure Unity so it does not let window go out of the screen

Frequently I get my window out of range, I do know I can use super+space but this is annoying, it break my focus, so, there is a way to tell X to not let their windows x+width,y+height position to ...
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Start Tor browser in Unity without grabbing focus

I want to start Tor browser in background mode, i.e. I want to open a browser window but I want my terminal to keep the focus. I tried some solutions but they did not work. For instance: nohup ...
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Unity issue: no launcher nor other bars (Ubuntu 16.04) [closed]

Yesterday I reboot the system to enter my Windows partition and use a program. When I logged back into my Ubuntu account I got a black screen (in guest session everything was fine). I made some ...
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How can I install the unity-desktop on Red Hat?

I am using a computer system with the gnome desktop system, with which I am not able to work properly (resizing of windows does not work etc). Therefore I would like to install the unity-desktop. Is ...
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How to debug Ubuntu startup process

./Hello! My Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation, probably after installing updates, now unable to start Unity after user login. It just freezes! Google'ing won't help this time :/ I.e. OS boots, show ...
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I messed up my Ubuntu installation, how to fix it

After installing various desktop environments, just for testing purposes, I messed up my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and now, The clock has vanished from the top menu bar Unity tweak tool has gone I get unmet ...
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Setting up vnc server and no physical display : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I am trying to setup a vnc server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which has unity desktop installed. I do not want to install other desktop environment. I started with installing x11vncserver and later realized ...
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How can I rearrange the elements of Unity Dashboard?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to move or add new elements to my dashboard, but I couldn't find any useful information on the web. Can anyone help me please?
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Can you get something like Unity Dash--especially the instant calculator--in other distros?

In Ubuntu, Unity Dash is a lot like the Mac Spotlight: a search interface, app launcher, and, with the calculator lens (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/unity-scope-calculator/), an instant ...
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Why does installing different desktop environments break things? [closed]

So something you often see on blogs and such are articles about how to install different DEs on your favorite Linux distributions. It kinda bothers me that people talk so casually about doing this, ...
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Screenshot in Unity/Ubuntu within VirtualBox

I'm trying to take a screenshot of Firefox running on Unity/Ubuntu 16.04 inside VirtualBox 5.1.2. Pressing Prt Scrn pops open a little app called Screenshot but the screenshot shown is only ever the ...
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Installing Unity on RHEL 7 / Horizontal workspaces (Grid) on Gnome 3.14.2

My university has recently upgraded from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 and it is a total mess. It comes with Gnome 3.14.2 and I have been unsuccessful in getting the horizontal grid in the work-space. I have ...
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Unity DE on GalliumOS: Why might my scroll direction be ignoring dconf settings?

I'm running GalliumOS 2.0 (release details) (home page) because it's nearly perfect for my setup. The only issue is that I really don't like the desktop environment. I much prefer Unity, so I ...
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How to display window titles on non-maximized windows in Unity 7.4?

I recently moved from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS with all the resulting software upgrades. There have been a number of UI changes, but this one is most annoying. Windows that are not maximized do not ...
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executing shell script from launcher, slow to end/complete the script

I am using a bash script to rotate my screen via xrandr. To make it easier to use I added the script to the unity launcher. The problem I have encountered with this is that the script seems to ...
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How to fix the intermittent double click behavior of my Ubuntu 16.04 Unity desktop files

I tried and tested @terdon's .desktop file yesterday. Here it is: "A cleaner way would be to write a .desktop file that launches your script and then double click that. Something like: [Desktop ...
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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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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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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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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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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 :- here ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu - Dual screen impossible by unity crash

I recently received my new hardware. I installed Ubuntu 15 but got an error with my dual screen. I downgraded to the stable 14.04 ... But still the same. I have two monitors connected in HDMI and DVI ...
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Key for the letter "o" stopped working, works only with Shift, Linux

A few days ago, I found out that the O key on 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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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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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: /usr/lib/nux/...
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