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Questions specific to elementary OS 0.3, codenamed "Freya". Freya has been superseded by Loki.

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Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

Is there anyway to open up the applications menu with only the windows key, and not the Windows+Space Bar?
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How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki?

I cannot change the login screen background in elementary OS. Is there any way to change it?
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How to hibernate Freya?

I installed Freya three days ago on my main machine, and I faced some issues with the hardware. But I got it to work at last. But the lack of hibernation support in Freya is causing me to seriously ...
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How can I get a "minimize" button?

I am a long time Windows user and I cannot for the life of me understand the rational behind not having a minimize button. What is the reasoning for this decision? Is there a way to get a minimize ...
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Workspaces seem to only apply to the primary display. Is this a feature or a bug?

I apologize for the wider screenshots than normal, but since this is a dual monitor question/problem, it's necessary... Recently my computer has decided that when I switch workspaces, anything on my ...
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Turn off bluetooth by default on start up

When I boot my laptop, Bluetooth is on by default: Is it possible to set it to instead be off when I start up my laptop?:
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How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?

Boot into the system in UEFI mode failed.. Why does 0.3 support UEFI but 0.3.1 doesn't? Bug Reports:0.3.1 UEFI / Secure Boot support incompatibleFreya UEFI install boots to grub prompt I can't boot ...
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Why Can't I Log In to Gmail with Geary or Mail?

When I tried to add my Gmail account, I was notified by Google with a message that follows: Sign-in attempt prevented Hi, Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account from an app ...
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What is the command behind the default shutdown menu in Freya?

I can access two different shutdown menus. One is the default one : The other is the one triggered by the command gnome-session-quit --power-off : When looking for a command that I could use with a ...
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How can I change the order of icons in Wingpanel?

I installed a weather applet and a system monitoring applet yesterday, and I was wondering if it was possible to change the order of the icons on Wingpanel. I.e. I would like to place the weather ...
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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

It looks like the team killed the old release downloads on SourceForge and their website. Where can I find copies of older versions of this libre, open source software?
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Can't open a new tab or new file on scratch

I can't open a new tab or new file in Scratch. Nothing happens when I click on the + icon and the following image occurs when I close all documents and select "New File". Running scratch from the ...
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How to fix drag and drop issue on elementary OS Freya?

After using Freya I have discovered there is an issue when dragging and dropping icons. After that, the icon combines with the mouse pointer and moves with it. I have found that this issue can be ...
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How can I get applications to display a system tray icon?

Many 3rd party applications like Java, NodeWebkit, and Gtk2 applications don't seem to be able to display a system tray icon. Why is that? Is there a workaround?
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How to scale down the desktop?

When I installed Freya on a 22" Screen, everything was fine. But when I plug the PC in a 40" TV, the desktop is upscaled to 200%. The screen resolution is correctly 1920x1080 but because of the ...
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Geary mail is not logging in my Gmail account

When I am trying to sign in my Gmail with existing Geary mail in Freya. It's failed to login. And I don't know the problem. But the username and password both are right.
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Volume icon not showing in Wingpanel

I had a sound problem after switching volume from internal speakers to HDMI output, so I reset PulseAudio. After which the volume control on the top of the desktop bar (Wingpanel) disappeared. I have ...
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How can I take a screenshot of a window without the background?

When I take a window screenshot, it looks like this: How can I make it look like this:
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.2 Luna to 0.3 Freya?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Luna to Freya without losing my data?
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How can I install Skype on Freya?

I am newbie to Freya and I need to install Skype. I tried to download it from the Skype website but there is no support for Freya. There's only an Ubuntu version .deb. Now I don't know how to install ...
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How to reset elementary OS settings to default without reinstalling?

I am using elementary OS Freya. How to reset elementary OS settings to default without reinstalling, and without using Timeshift? There is no option like Restore Default Settings under about:
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How can I change the position of notification bubble?

In Luna I used com.canonical.notify-osd gravity setting (like in Ubuntu) to change the position of notification bubble. Since Freya seems to have its own notification bubbles, this setting don't ...
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Change default screenshot utility

Currently elementary OS Freya uses gnome-screenshot as its default screenshot utility. This has an annoying bug were screenshots of active windows will show the background around the border. I've ...
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How can I hide apps in slingshot?

My app launcher is quite full; Google Chrome adds a lot of apps to slingshot, and I don't use things such as the multitasking overview or the software centre. Is there any way I can hide these apps ...
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

The last time, when elementary Freya was released, we had to do a clean install from Luna. Will there be any option to directly upgrade to loki from Freya once Loki stable is released? I have spent ...
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How to restart Applications launcher (Slingshot) if it crashes

Sometimes (rarely) it happens that Slingshot launcher is neither accessible by shortkey or by clicking Applications on panel. How to force it to restart without logging off?
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How can I test the new indicators?

I saw the screenshots of new indicators in Daniel's Google+, how can I install them? Screenshots:
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How can I add multiple timezones to Freya?

I'm trying to have multiple timezones displayed when clicking on the clock, a behavior available in Luna but missing in Freya. After several months I still didn't see this option added back. Is there ...
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.3 Freya to 0.4 Loki?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Freya to Loki without losing my data, you may ask?
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Nothing but wallpaper shows up after login

I rebooted and now when I log in, nothing but the wallpaper shows up. I don't recall doing anything but installing Vivaldi lately, but I don't think that's it, so I don't know where to start.
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Is there a notification history?

Sometimes I get a notification, but I'm not looking at the screen, so I miss the contents of that notification. Is there a (beautiful and graphical) place where I can review all the content of the ...
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How can I hide the keyboard indicator from the panel?

I installed indicator-synapse before adding the unstable repository and it didn't install the search app, it installed something about the keyboard instead. Then I added the unstable repo and ...
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How can I share individual windows or a specific display with Google Hangouts?

I'm having problems with screen share on Google Hangouts. When I click screen share I can only share my entire screen. I would like to share individual windows or one specific monitor.
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Automatic suspend notification pops up too late

I have my laptop set up to go to sleep after 30 minutes: When I come back to my computer, and unlock it by entering the password for my user account, a notification pops up in the upper right corner ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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Can't login after upgrade

The default Software Updater was not working correctly. It was giving the message "An upgrade from 'freya' to 'trusty' is not supported with this tool." So I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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How to install wingpanel-slim or super-wingpanel on elementary 0.3 Freya (amd64)?

I want to tweak the top panel of the window,and I founded two kits named "wingpanel-slim" and "super-wingpanel" can do what I want to (auto hide and ...) I tried to install the from several PPA but ...
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"Out of ink" notification cannot be dismissed

My printer is running low on color ink but I don't need to print in color right now. Still, whenever I print anything, I get a "Out of ink" notification that I can't dismiss without restarting ...
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How can I re-install the Software & Updates app?

The "Software & Updates" app is missing from elementary OS 0.3.2, how can I re-install it?
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How to reset graphic drivers from command line

I am using elementary OS Freya and tried to install some graphic drivers and update existing drivers, after the re-start I get black screen, but still I can access command line from recovery mode, how ...
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Change Options from the Terminal

Is it possible to change the options of the Terminal without installing the elementary-tweaks tool?! I want to change the transparency to 90%, the theme to "Chalk" and the Cursor shape to I-Beam.
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Once locked, screen stays black and cannot be unlocked

When locked, my laptop (Ideapad Y510P, with proprietary Nvidia drivers installed) screen just turns off. The laptop is still on, but I cannot access the lock screen to unlock. The only thing I can do ...
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New important security and hardware support update

Anyone getting this? Is there a way to get rid of it? New important security and hardware support update WARNING: Security updates for your current Hardware Enablement Stack ended on 2016-08-...
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Geary Won't Open

My Geary email client isn't opening. I've tried restarting and it didn't fix it. I still get notifications and if I right click I can click to compose a message - which pops up just fine, but the main ...
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Changing bootsplash

I've been attempting to change the bootsplash. I've followed the instructions I've found for ubuntu 14.04 thinking they would work since it's based on that distro. I created my own theme which I'll ...
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Software center won't open

I'm running Freya and I get the following error messages when I try to run the software center from the command line: ** (software-center:2639): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

I'm not eligible, yet, to update to Windows 10, but I'm considering updating as soon as the update is available. As you might understand as a developer I use both OS's, but elementary OS is my main ...
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Freya Wingpanel taking a long time to load after update

After a system update the indicators and the clock (wing panel) is taking a long time to appear, has anyone experienced something similar? Or know how to fix it? Thank you
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Anyone succeeded in setting up an IPSEC/L2TP VPN?

I have been struggling with setting up an IPSEC/L2TP based VPN for a couple of days, and I'm leaning towards that it's broken upstream. After running sudo apt-get install l2tp-ipsec-vpn, the ipsec ...
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

I have installed elementary OS Freya on UEFI in the same way that I installed it on legacy mode. But I can't boot to Freya and there is no Grub on start-up. I also tried to create an entry for Grub (...
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