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How to add a Flatpak's app to Gnome 3 auto-starts?

Auto start x applications: One way to make an application auto start at user login is to add its .desktop file to /etc/xdg/autostart/ this will affect all users Just copy or link (ln -s) your telegram....
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How to add a Flatpak's app to Gnome 3 auto-starts?

Starting from the answer given by @intika I found a solution I like more. Instead of replicating the content of the existing desktop-file in /var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/applications/org.telegram....
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Screenshot in Unity/Ubuntu within VirtualBox

You may take a screenshot with VirtualBox's built-in screenshot capability, either through pressing RightCtrl+E (or LeftCmd+E on Mac), which will open up a save file window on the host), or with $ ...
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How to add a Flatpak's app to Gnome 3 auto-starts?

Press Super Select "Startup applications" Select "Add" Enter "Name": Telegram "Command": /usr/bin/flatpak run org.telegram.desktop Click "Save"
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Why does installing different desktop environments break things?

Additional desktop environments break things by modifying configuration files hidden in your /home/user folder. Your primary desktop environment expects a certain configuration and it sometimes doesn'...
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Why does installing different desktop environments break things?

Generally it shouldn't matter. Different desktop environments should have their own config and not interfere with each other. There are however some corner cases: Some desktop environments are forks ...
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Setting up vnc server and no physical display : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I use this to set up a virtual monitor for my headless server to work with VNC and Steam in-home streaming: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" ...
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Screenshot in Unity/Ubuntu within VirtualBox

The VirtualBox has its own buit-in screenshot utility, which you can use via Host+E (Host is right Ctrl) keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, you could use gnome-screenshot which comes with Unity by ...
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Key for the letter "o" stopped working, works only with Shift, Linux

I had exactly the same problem as the one described (except that I use Ubuntu 16.04): "o" did not work but "O" did work (I noticed later that the same happened with "z" and "Z"). I went through some ...
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My ubuntu background is totally black, even after opening programs such as terminal

This is Gnome specific fix: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true
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How to display window titles on non-maximized windows in Unity 7.4?

You might have to enable the Text plugin through CompizConfig Settings Manager. I had the same trouble in Unity 14.04, and enabling that plugin fixed it. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/compiz/+bug/...
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Separate programs - Remain at their designated monitor

For standard vanilla Ubuntu using Unity: CCSM: CompizConfig Settings Manager to the rescue: sudo apt install compizconfig-settings-manager Start CCSM Go to Window Management Then Place Windows, Tab ...
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How do I exit out of a display manager like Unity

As mentioned by Thomas Ward in the comments, normally you should use the Server install ISO when you want a setup like this. If you've already got a system installed and what to convert it though, it'...
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Font problems with Unity 17.10

After a while and after reinstalled font-config, I found out what was the cause. Since I am using both lxappearance and font-manager they have separate control over how fonts are rendered. If the anti-...
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I want to change unity launcher in Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10 doesn't use Unity. It uses GNOME. From an answer to the same question on Ask Ubuntu: Go to System Settings and Select Dock from the Left Sidebar. In here, you'll see the option to move ...
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Setting up vnc server and no physical display : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Here is link to script we pulled together to set an Intel NUC (NUC8i3BEH) -- https://github.com/rneher-igel/Linux-Scripts Script to update and configure a FRESHLY installed version of Ubuntu Desktop ...
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Add Unity-style HUD to XFCE?

https://github.com/jamcnaughton/hud-menu 3 months late but its probably using this or something similar..
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desktop entry of Unity

It's obvious from the picture you added, the name includes a space, it's UnityHub .AppImage. That's why %20 is added, it's a representation of space in URL encoding. So rename it to UnityHub.AppImage (...
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Unity Settings reset after login on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)

Solution Found the solution myself, but, it's good to keep here in case someone stumbles upon the same problem, my configuration file was corrupted, to solve it, I had to erase my conf and reboot the ...
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How to debug Ubuntu startup process

You can not login graphically, but you can still login in text mode. Switch to the console (CtrlAltFn) and log in. Then you can look at the logs. First, begin with the ~/.xsession-errors file in your ...
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Can you get something like Unity Dash--especially the instant calculator--in other distros?

Gnome launcher is very similar to Unity launcher: search files and folders, launch app, make calculation. I don't know if KDE as something similar.
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How to fix the intermittent double click behavior of my Ubuntu 16.04 Unity desktop files

Here is how I eliminated the intermittent behavior of double clicking the fsu.desktop. This is fsu.desktop. [Desktop Entry] Name=FSU79 Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-terminal -e "bash -c /home/wendy/Debug/...
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Alternatives to Unity panel

What you maybe want is Global menu? KDE 5.9 supports global menu. Xfce, LXDE, MATE (but is GTK+ 2 only): link
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Ubuntu / Unity attach script to Launcher

The following is usable in my case, launching a shell script from a launcher, and keeps the shell window open. Method This example is with mate-terminal, use gnome-terminal if it's the one on your ...
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How to add additional Gnome-Shell and Unity workspace navigation shortcuts

I realize Gnome has probably changed somewhat since the OP's question, but I stumbled upon the same problem myself in 2018, and here is what I arrived at. Running dconf-editor from a terminal gives a ...
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