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How can I get menus with icons in Loki?

I try to set icons for programs and context menus by dconf under org>gnome>desktop>interface>menus-have-icons but didn't work, help! Expected results: (in Freya I think I got this using Ubuntu-Tweak)...
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Disable AppCenter automatic searching to prevent freezes

I've recently installed eOS Loki and I'm annoyed with its AppCenter. After entering 2 letters in the searchbox, it freezes for over 5 seconds because it searches those 2 letters in all apps database. ...
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Change window control buttons under Loki [duplicate]

How can i set windows control buttons to be windows style (minimize, maximize, close) via command line? I've tried: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout :minimize,...
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Buttons' Look in a Gtk.MessageDialog

Elementary's human interface guidelines specify how dialogs should look: In Valadoc, there is a minimal example on how Gtk.MessageDialog is to be used: Gtk.MessageDialog msg = new Gtk.MessageDialog (...
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How can i change userpic on the start screen?

Is it possible to change default blue pic to smth another?
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Chrome Title Bar: Doesn't match theme

About a week ago I realized that my Google Chrome title bar was gray. Does anyone know how to fix this UI bug for Google Chrome [Version 51.0.2704.103 (64-bit)]? After selecting the 'Use system ...
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Making it work more like Windows [closed]

I appreciate it's not Windows, so please don't shoot me down, but after using Windows for 20 years, and trying Linux numerous times, it's never gotten anywhere close, except now, with elementary. It ...
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Hide title bar in pantheon-terminal?

The title bar (that above the tabs) is hidden when pantheon-terminal is full-screen. How can this bar be hidden when not full-screen? Alternatively, I'd be happier if I could make both it and the tab ...
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Interface not responding after fresh install

After trying Elementary Os Freya from my USB on my desktop computer (working perfectly), I installed it, following the installer. But after the first reboot, the graphical interface is completely ...
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LibreOffice 5.1 looks weird

After installing the LibreOffice 5.1 update there's a weird visual glitch with toolbars. Can I do anything about it? Thank you! UPD: the problem is that there are these strange-looking white lines ...
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Archive manager not opening

I wanted to extract from .zip file, some files, and I pressed right click on file, as per usual, "Extract Here" and it doesn't do anything, I've tried again and again.. nothing. In terminal: file-...
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Troubleshoot broken theme issues [duplicate]

Occasionally, the default gtk theme gets broken; I can see it in some apps (e.g. Firefox) which seem to revert to the old and ugly gnome theme. But more evidently than that, I'm not able to ...
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How to get application menus in elementary OS?

I just downloaded elementary OS and did a fresh install and noticed that apps have no menus (File, View, Edit, etc.). So I searched on Google and found something to add a "Global Menu" similar to OS ...
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Is the dark theme officially supported?

Due to some UI issues with the normal theme (see this question) I switched to the dark theme by setting gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme=1 in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. In general this works ...
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Graphics Shattering and power problems on Macbook

I've recently installed elementary os (0.3.2) on all my computers and I must congratulate the development team for finally getting most of the UI right. Perhaps even better than my experience with Mac ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya? [duplicate]

I cannot put any icons or right click on the desktop in Elementary Freya. How can I enable that?
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for not only Firefox but all applications?

For example: DeaDBeeF music player From this: To this:(edited by GIMP)
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

It can be done in Fedora with the Gnome 3 theme: http://fedoramagazine.org/make-firefox-look-native-fedora/ It should be like this: but it looks like this:
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UI elements are not displayed

I am experiencing a weird bug: Some UI elements in setting dialogues (e.g. Scratch, Bluetooth, Startup Applications, Date & Time) are not visible when the respective window opens. As soon as I ...
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Full HD Display at 14" : GUI elements too small

Got an notebook with Full HD resolution on 14". Now i got the problem that the GUI and all elements are too small to work with them properly. Like in windows I'd like to set the scaling factor to 1.25 ...
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Second monitor via HDMI behavior is inconsistent?

If I plug a secondary monitor via HDMI when I'm already logged in, everything runs smoothly. But if I plug the HDMI while in the Welcome screen, and then I log in, the graphics in my main screen (...
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Can I add a “Create New Folder” button in Files?

When in Files, you can create a new folder by right-clicking on an empty space in the files window, then selecting New > Folder. That is, except when there is no "empty space" in your window. If ...
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elementary OS theme is broken right after install (using an existing home dir)

I just installed elementary and the theme is totally broken! Check out the screenshot. I have a home directory that has been used in a number of past OS installs including old versions of elementary, ...
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Cannot select consecutive files using shift key + mouse click [closed]

In all flavors of Ubuntu and Windows,we can select multiple consecutively appearing files and directories in the file manager by clicking on the first folder,pressing and holding the shift key and ...
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How to get page up/down arrows to show in document viewer?

When I open a pdf file in document viewer there are no page up/down arrows. I have to scroll through the document using the sidebar or up/down keys. I like using the page up/down buttons to quickly ...
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LibreOffice 5 on Freya: Title bar and/or menu bar is missing

I am not sure if it is a bug with elementary OS or with the new LibreOffice 5, but the LibreOffice GUI is broken. See the screenshot, where title bar is missing on unmaximised application window. In ...
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Interface scaling in full hd [duplicate]

I have a full hd screen, and my interface is too small. I can't find scaling in system settings. What should I do?
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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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Unusual display resolution issue

I have elementary OS on 2 ageing laptops and my main PC. Both laptops display properly but the PC is wonky. Monitor is a 1920x1080 Samsung All-in-one Win 8.1. I built an AMD64 based linux PC and am ...
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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

By default, elementary OS doesn't have a desktop folder - and no files can be placed onto the wallpaper. Note that this isn't just that icons don't show, there really is no desktop folder: Where ...
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Can I swap the close buttons from the left to the right?

In elementary OS, as with Ubuntu and Mac OS X, the close button is on the left. Can I change this to have the close button on the right?

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