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Why is there a difference between Super-Space and other shortcuts?

By default the application launcher is called with Super + Space and Alt + F2. (It can be changed.) But there is a difference; after showing the Applications launcher, the Super + Space shortcut also ...
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How to access system shutdown with a shortcut in Freya?

How to create a shortcut that would bring the restart-shutdown menu?
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Odd Window appears when I lose connection, 'Unable to load Page'

Everytime I lose my internet connection, this window appear on the screen: When the connection is reestablished, the windows closes itself if I click on try again. I can close the window any time too ...
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How do I install elementary OS?

I would like to see a full how-to on installing the latest stable version of elementary OS.
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Is Nautilus really “not-recommended”?

I had problems in the past with Nautilus being invasive on some desktops, namely XFCE, when it used to compete with Thunar for the desktop, but not in elementary. On the other hand I don't think it's ...
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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 to edit startup applications?

If I go to Settings, Applications, Startup, all I see is: I remember I had added a few startup scripts (conky etc) and applications (xbindkeys) but I cannot see them there. I think they were added ...
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Can File Manager columns be added/edited?

Can I add more columns to the ones I see?
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How to change alt+tab behavior

I don't like the behaviour of the Alt + Tab shortcut, when changing between windows, how can I change to something like OS X where you see a line of icons rather than changing windows?
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Can I change the Multitasking view icon style?

When I click Multitasking View I get this icon at the bottom: Can I set them up to appear bigger, something like this: So that I can see exactly what there is? This becomes a bigger problem when I ...
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Is VLC 2.2 available for elementary OS Freya?

Installing in this way with apturl what I get is VLC. 2.1.6 But this is maybe a larger Ubuntu issue? I know a PPA that can work (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media) - from here.
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GTK-error while running a pyplot-application

When I try to run a python application which uses a pyplot-window, I get a warning in the command line: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" How can I fix it, and what ...
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A command to properly restart Plank?

What is the command to restart Plank dock in case that is needed? I have killed it with killall plank but now I cannot start it without logging out. Doing plank in Terminal keeps it open only until ...
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Why can I not use Scratch text editor to create files from the Terminal?

Let's say I want to create a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications and I do something like sudo -i gedit /usr/share/applications/cipricus.desktop This will open that file in gedit. If I try to ...
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How to easily enable and disable touchpad without using the mouse?

I want to easily enable/disable laptop touchpad. I know that could be done by short-keys, but at some point I had the impression that custom shortcuts do not work very well in Freya (Settings-...
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How do I make the terminal font a little brighter?

On my laptop the terminal font color is too dark. I need more contrast with the background. How can I achieve this?
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How can I view hidden files?

I know there are some files in my Home folder that start with a . (full stop). How can I view them in Files? (I know I can use ls -a on the command line.)
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Canon LBP2900B is not working with elementary OS Freya

The Driver for the printer has been installed. However the printer does not respond to print requests. It only displays a message that the page has been printed. It works fine with other operating ...
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Split application windows to fit the screen

I just want to split apps to divide the screen in two or three like the image below
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Can I install release 0.4 loki?

I see on launchpad that there is release 0.4 loki. Is this avaliable for download? If so, is it the same installation (i.e. with an iso) or is it a more technical process?
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How do I make elementary OS Freya not lead me to the Grub on boot?

I installed elementary OS Freya yesterday - replacing Ubuntu. When I boot instead of just elementary OS the PC sends me to a grub page where I have to choose between running elementary OS or "Advanced ...
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What is the most compatible style to name files and folders? [closed]

Which style of naming files and folders is the most compatible within the Linux ecosystem and thus recommended to be consistently applied?
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How do I force Noise to rescan my music library?

I have copied a few new albums (MP3, properly id3-tagged) into my local music folder, unfortunately they don't show up in Noise. Restarting Noise didn't help either, even restarting elementary OS had ...
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How to play H.265/HEVC videos?

I cannot play H.265/HEVC videos. While trying to play video I get an error "Audience needs video/x-unknown decoder to play this file". Here's a screenshot of an error. If I click on install video ...
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Is there an elementary HIG-compliant screenshot app?

Shutter is nice, but it's not an elementary-styled app, and it's a bit hefty at times. Is there an alternative for quick screen-shots?
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Can I put Wingpanel at the bottom of the screen?

Plank can be moved around with elementary Tweaks, so I was wondering, can Wingpanel also be moved?
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How can I integrate Spotify client with Wingpanel?

I installed Spotify using the official repository but the icon does not appear in Wingpanel. Someone with the same issue?
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Prevent suspend no matter what?

I'm running Freya on a MacBook Pro 2013 edition. Suspend doesn't ever work as planned. It takes quite a while to actually get to sleep and it'll often wake itself back up again, and when it does, it ...
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Network icon gone missing in wingpanel

Wireless network icon suddenly missing from wingpanel. Cannot find option in dconf-editor to enable network icon. I tried killall wingpanel but there was no change. How can I get the network icon ...
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List installed icon sets and themes

How can I see a list with the names of the different icon sets and themes I've installed in elementary OS? I can see them listed if I use elementary-tweaks, but that app is not maintained anymore and ...
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How can I update apps like Geary to the newest version?

I would like update Geary to the newest version! Is it possible or is there something special to know?
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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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Where are dircolors defined for pantheon terminal?

Although pantheon-terminal does actually appear to be applying colours to filenames, it is not those defined in $LS_COLORS. For example ls should display executable files as bright green (ex=01;32), ...
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How to install Google Drive?

I would like to install Google Drive client in Freya. Does anyone knows a Google Drive client that supports elementary OS.
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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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How can I enable Japanese input?

Back in the Luna days I used ibus to type in Japanese, and could switch between input methods using CtrlSpace. In Freya, I've tried to install ibus through the terminal, looking through the ibus page ...
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How can I make the scrollbars thicker?

I've been using the thin scrollbars for many months now but still haven't gotten used to them. Is there a way to make them look and behave like classic scrollbars, i.e. thick and directly grab-able?
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Contract file to mount iso?

What would be the content of a .contract file in /usr/share/contractor for a menu entry like 'Mount iso'?
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Cannot install wine and playonlinux

sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you ...
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Is there a way to theme LibreOffice to match the elementary design guidelines?

I think I read somewhere that some adjustment was possible, making LibreOffice fit in reasonably well with the rest of the system, but I can't find it anymore.
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How to integrate Dropbox with the file manager (Files)?

When on Files, I'd like to be able to: see the little icon overlays in files and folders that indicate whether they're up to date or synchronizing when right-clicking on a file or folder inside the ...
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Can I add folders to the dock?

I know that some docks support folders. Does Plank? If so, how can I add them? Example image here: Design from here.
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How can I use multiple folders as library sources in Music (noise)?

I would like to have Music (noise) use multiple folders as sources. Is this possible?
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Is there an elementary IDE for developing elementary applications?

Is there an IDE that is recommended by the elementary OS developers?
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Can I run multiple instances of plank with separate settings?

Let's say I want to have plank run on the side of the screen as well as the bottom at the same time, as can be done with some other docks - is this possible? If yes, how?
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Is there a site dedicated to elementary compatible apps and themes?

I'm not referring to Gnome Look, but an equivalent. Is there a similar site that only lists apps and themes for elementary OS?
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Can I “convert” a Ubuntu installation to an elementary installation?

If I'm running a version of Ubuntu more recent than that on which elementary OS is based, can I install elementary's components onto it for a working elementary OS setup?
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How can I manage which applications are handled by cerbere?

I would like to add/remove applications from the list of those handled by cerbere.
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How can I use another window manager, such as Kwin, in place of Gala?

If I want to use another window manager by default, what process would I need to go through to achieve this? I would like it to work along with cerbere.
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Is there a way to theme Atom to fit in with elementary?

Is there a way to make Atom look more compliant with the elementary's design?

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