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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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Crouton Unity - No Launcher, No Dash, No Terminal [closed]

I've installed crouton on my Chromebook(Dell Chromebook 13), and run xfce4 successfully(using sudo startxfce4). However, whenever I attempt to run Unity(sudo startunity), I come across a blank screen. ...
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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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Ubuntu locked up and strange UI changes, serious problem? [closed]

My Ubuntu 16.04 system just locked up out of the blue, I had to hard-reset the machine. Now that's booted back up, the Unity menubar has turned transparent, and the light shading around each icon on ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Latest version of Ubuntu Won't login to GUI

I'm assuming this is an issue with UNITY because I can log in just fine at the command line. When I boot up my most recent kernel, I enter valid credentials but It just keeps kicking me back to the ...
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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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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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Difficult to find 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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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: http://pastebin.com/...
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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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How to remove KDE plasma? [duplicate]

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 ...