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Access User Desktop Files While Using Root

I'm really new ubuntu user... I'm working as root user (the software that I'm using just works if you are root user) but the files that I need to access are on my normal user desktop. I don't how to ...
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437 views

How to set four virtual desktops in Windows 8.1 like Ubuntu?

I have started use Windows 8.1. I want to use four desktops like Ubuntu. It is possible?
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Startx: Could not load modules.dep.bin

I am helping a friend setup an ubuntu server, but since he is not familiar with terminal, I am installing a Desktop. The Ubuntu version is Ubuntu 13.10 Server edition. What I did was: sudo apt-get ...
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ubuntu 13.10 terminal access error

When I try to access my ubuntus 13.10 terminal I get bash: /usr/bin/dircolors: Argument list too long. And I can't figure out what the problem means. I can't use of sudo su everything hangs
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783 views

Created desktop shortcut in Elementary Linux, does not appear in list of applications

After a couple of hours of tinkering I have Oracle SQL Developer installed on ElementaryOS (based off Ubuntu) and created a desktop shortcut Oracle SQL developer.desktop in /usr/share/applicatons ...
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how would i install a lightweight desktop (lubunu?) on a headless server in case of emergencies?

In the rare case that the headless ubuntu server is the only computer with access to the web, I'd like to be able to run a desktop. If lubuntu isn't the best for old hardware any suggestion would be ...
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how to remote desktop in amazon aws Ubuntu Server Cloud Guest 11.10 (Ocelot)

How can I connect remotely desktop or Gui to an Ubuntu Server Cloud Guest 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) server in Amazon AWS from a Windows Seven machine? Can some one give me a link to a complete tutorial? ...
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How can I disable the screensaver and lock screen in Ubuntu 11.04?

It's very disturbing when making a Kiosk application, every time the lock screen and screensaver shows up, also many popup + battery or updates shows up. Where and how can I completely disable the ...
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Nothing on Ubuntu desktop but Ubuntu color home screen

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 - my desktop loads up but doesn't have any search icons or system search. I can log in and also right click but that's all. Nothing on the desktop but the Ubuntu color ...
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How can I delete my alternate drive icon on the Ubuntu desktop?

I'm using a system with a Windows drive and an Ubuntu drive (both physical, not virtual). The Ubuntu Places menu lists a "320 GB file system" which is the Windows disk. The same drive also appears ...
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519 views

Ubuntu 10.10 forgets desktop theme

I am running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (on a Windows 7 host). Several times now, the top-level menu bar, the task bar — and seemingly every system dialog — have forgotten the out-of-the-box "Ambiance" ...
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Vertical alignment for desktop icons in Ubuntu

Is there a way to enable vertical alignment of icons (so that icons span to horizontal lines) on desktop in Ubuntu? Similar behavior can be found in Windows desktop. Please note, that horizontal ...
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157 views

Multiple monitors on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 8.04.1 and two monitors. Both monitors are showing identical images. How do I fix it so that each of them shows its own desktop?
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In Ubuntu 10.x, how do I create a shortcut on the Desktop? To files, URLs, folders and applications?

In Windows you can right click on a file, icon next to the URL address from a browser, an application, or a folder and then drag to the Desktop to create a quick convenient shortcut to ...
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277 views

refreshing wallpaper automagically in ubuntu 10.04

I'm looking to set my wallpaper to a picture of the earth, and would like to re-download the picture every few hours. How could I, preferably from a terminal command, refresh the background to display ...
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1answer
158 views

How can I make windows not go beyond the edge of the desktop?

In Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, windows stick to the edge of the screen instead of going directly beyond it, is it possible to make them do the same in Windows 7?
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Two dimensional virtual desktop space in Ubuntu

Is there any way to create a 2-dimensional virtual desktop space in Ubuntu? The only control I'm seeing is the number of virtual desktops, but they seem to only go in a line. I'm used to having a ...
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How to reduce size of icons on ubuntu desktop

I want to reduce the size of icons on my ubuntu desktop/All the icons are too big and i am using just 12.1 inch laptop so its looks too horrible.
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How to create launch icons on Ubuntu Desktop?

I installed Ubuntu in a VM using VirtualBox, and after a few hours of Googling all the things I had to install and configure for the rest of the environment, I am finally up and running with a Ruby on ...
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How to vertically split widescreen into two virtual workspaces on Ubuntu/Gnome?

My new laptop has a big 16:9 screen, and I'm finding it hard to fully utilize it during the 95% of the time that I'm not watching HD movies on it. I'd like to set it up as a kind of virtual dual ...
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How can I make my external monitor a separate workspace?

(Ubuntu 9.10) How can I make my external monitor a separate workspace? Ubuntu has two "workspaces", right now when I hook up the external monitor, it just extends the current workspace into one large ...
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225 views

Can't minimise programs to the desktop in XFce (xUbuntu 9.10)

Using xUbuntu 9.04 I could choose how to use the desktop, and I found it really useful to minimise running programs to the desktop. Instead of having a trashcan, harddrive, cdrom etc etc and a lot ...
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Desktop Earth for Ubuntu

Is there any software available for Ubuntu like Desktop Earth ? (It is actually more than wallpaper. It updates as the time of day passes.)
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how to change the desktop wallpaper automatically?

is there any software like webshots for Ubuntu .Which is used to change desktop wallpaper automatically in certain time stamp in windows
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409 views

ubuntu: launcher for the desktop?

Is it possible to create a launcher for the desktop in Ubuntu (Jaunty)?
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265 views

How to manage desktop real-estate for Ubuntu/Gnome

I'd like to reserve a section of my desktop for placing all my widgets. So when a window is maximized, it does not get mixed up with the widgets. Since there's a solution for Windows, I am guessing ...
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Is there a tool similar to Fences (by Stardock) for Gnome?

Fences is a nice tool, used to organise icons on a Windows desktop. Does the same thing exist for gnome ?
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507 views

How to on Ubuntu multiple-desktop have apps remain their popups localised

I've set up my Ubuntu desktop (Gnome/Compiz) to have 9 virtual desktops so I can keep my open applications organised. However, I've noticed that e.g. when Eclipse is downloading/installing plugins and ...