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Installing Nvidia drivers

I have been having some issues installing Nvidia graphics drivers, I have tried many different things including things I've seen in other stack questions. I tried: Installing manually using the .run ...
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Install elementary OS

Thank you for the beautiful work you guys have done with this OS, I'm having a problem, I followed all the steps on you site to try to install the USB I made when downloading the OS, I chose the 64 ...
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Options for a graphical EFI boot loader?

So, after having resolved the issues with the installer not being able to find the target disk, I was able to install Freya 0.3.2 and I am now able to start it by entering the BIOS menu where I can ...
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Have a shutdown timer like OS X?

I wanted to ask if it was possible to have the shutdown dialog box also display timer for 60 seconds after which it shuts down automatically, without adding a ppa. I am aware of doing it in the ...
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Is it possible to search directories in slingshot?

I have moved from MacOS to elementary OS. One thing I miss is the ability to search within directories. Is it possible to do so, I don't seem to be finding anything when searching the web. The only ...
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How To Install Steam?

I'm getting the following errors: Package libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 needs to be installed Package libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 needs to be installed Package libc6:i386 needs to be installed You ...
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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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Installer doesn't see my SSD

Just got my new laptop (a Dell Precision 5510, i7/16GB/1TB SSD/4k) and after upgrading Win7 to Win10 and shrinking the 1TB disk to create an empty 700GB partition, I booted elementary 0.3.2 (64bit) ...
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Font smoothing in Freya

I am currently trying make my terminal look more like the OSX terminal. Having installed the Menlo and Monaco fonts according to this description, I look in the dialog where the fonts are chosen and ...
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Trouble installing Virtualbox on Freya with kernel 4.4.0

I am having some problems installing Virtualbox on my Elementary Freya. Due to some hardware, I needed to install Linux Kernel 4.4. However, I can't seem to install Virtualbox properly. (I was using ...
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I can't set the screen resolution which is through HDMI to 1920X1080 for my laptop

monitor: ViewSonic VX2460h GPU: Nvidia GT650M NVIDIA Driver Version: 355.11 Output of xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3409 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384 VGA-0 disconnected (normal left ...
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Duplicate terminal tab with shortcut [duplicate]

I'm using Freya 0.3.2. Is there any built in shortcut to duplicate current tab in terminal?
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Triple booting, what do I do now?

What do I do now? Windows 7 and 10 are installed and I can't install on the free space shown as unusable below.
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VBox Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)

I am trying to install Win10 64-bit in VM using VBox. Here is error message when I try to start the VM for the first time, after allocating space and other settings: Kernel driver not installed (rc=...
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No focus on shutdown buttons

When I select "Switch Off..." from the drop down that appears when clicking on the power icon in the top right corner, the "Are you sure you want to shut down?" interface comes up. It has three ...
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Top menu bar like OS X or Ubuntu?

As the title said, is there a way to tweak this feature in elementary OS? Menu bar of every application should show on the top bar like OS X.
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How do I avoid Kernel 3.19 updates?

I bought a new (high end) laptop recently and elementary OS runs like a dream on it. The bad news is that I had to update the kernel to 4.3* to get everything working properly and I subsequently ...
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Elementary transparent theme not working properly [duplicate]

I installed the elementary-transparent-theme and used the tweak tools to change the GTK+ and metacity themes to transparent. The transparent theme works fine in GTK+ windows, but in metacity windows (...
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Top panel in vertical dual-monitor layout [closed]

I want to have the following layout. Secondary monitor on top of the primary (laptop) monitor. However the top panel moves to the upper one (secondary-monitor). Is there any way to fix the position ...
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When I click Administration account, it will not let me on the account. How can I unlock the settings from the guest account? [duplicate]

Whenever I click the admin account, it will not let me on it and only comes up with my background picture. This has happened for a while as I once turned off my laptop whilst it was going through an ...
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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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How to use maya calendar as to-do application

I am using freya. How to use and configure maya calendar as to-do application.
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Mouse acceleration off (REVISION IT) [closed]

I have mouse with good dpi, at Windows settings I can make sensitivity real slow. But in Ubuntu and Elementary settings when I put the slowest value it is not help, the mouse has fast moving anyway. ...
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SD Card Reader not recognized

I am using elementary OS on Dell latitude 3440, it has an inbuilt SD card reader. Elementary OS does not recognize an SD Card. However the same was working under Windows.
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Unable to install ownCloud-Desktop-Client

I'm starting to work with elementary OS since a while and I like it very much! Thanks guys! I have the last version installed: ...@eOS:~$ uname -a Linux eOS 3.19.0-42-generic #48~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP ...
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nemo desktop icons on elementary os

I have installed nemo file manager and wanted to enable desktop icons. As you can see on the screenshot the desktop is looking like a normal window. So how to fix that? I'm running elementary OS ...
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“Unable to run mksdcard SDK tool” error while installing android studio

I have tried to install Android Studio and my Android Studio setup says this : "Unable to run mksdcard SDK tool". uname -a x86_64
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How to launch Android Studio in elementary OS

I am using freya. I have installed Android Studio. I don't find it in application menu. Every time I have to use studio.sh manually. How can I launch it directly from app menu and from terminal ?
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How good of a support does elementary OS offer for development? [closed]

I have Ubuntu as my OS for active development, I was wondering if elementary OS could replace it. I faced a few problems in using nodejs on elementary OS and was wondering if it'd be a good choice.
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Unable to install Android Studio on elementary OS

I have downloaded Android Studio for Linux and extracted it using GUI. Instructions for install are here The first command: cd Downloads puts my directory to thomasshera@thomasshera-Satellite-...
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Have applications dock close with Windows key

I used the answer on Have application menu open up with only Windows key to open the applications dock with Win key (works perfectly). Is there a way to have it close again using Win key? It just ...
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Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket

When launching Midori, and several other programs from Terminal, I get the following error: WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-uyN7DFK2Jm: ...
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What might cause Alt+Tab to get stuck half-way? [closed]

Here is a video demonstrating the issue: https://youtu.be/FImJp1gqaeg I've mostly observed it in connection to full screen applications/games such as Factorio, Dota 2, etc. Questions What might be ...
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How can I erase everything when installing elementary OS?

I cannot access the desktop on my Windows XP installation. It won't even start on secure mode. I just want to know so I can install a Linux distro.
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Lazarus 1.4 can't install

I am trying to install Lazarus. I tried the one in the software center but it is old and complains about a missing directory. So I downloaded the latest .deb file and tried to install that but it ...
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How can I (re-)download without paying (again)?

While I did / do not mind supporting your efforts, I am not really in favor of paying again if I need to download elementary again, for instance for a clean reinstall, or just to always have the ...
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Does `pantheon-files` support extensions and plugins?

Does pantheon-files support extensions and plugins, like nautilus do. If yes, please mention few extensions or let me know (provide link ) where can I get those list of all extensions. In nautilus ...
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Can I get a menu item for Pastebin in Files?

In nautilus there is nautilus-pastebin. nautilus-pastebin is a Nautilus extension written in Python, which allows users to upload text-only files to a pastebin service just by right-clicking on ...
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How can I edit the “New” sub menu when I right click in Files?

On the right click menu in Files, in "New" option I have custom folders and file items. How can I remove them?
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wifi drops signal, but indicator shows connected

I have an HP Stream 11 Netbook, that I used to run Xubuntu on for about half a year. I decided to switch to freya, but have been having connectivity problems. The WiFi signal will drop out, but the ...
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Cannot see system tray on Elementary OS Freyja 0.3.2 [duplicate]

I am using Slack amongst other software on Elementary. When I hit the 'x' it is supposed to minimize to the tray. When I try to do this, I cannot see any icon in the system tray. But I still get ...
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Does intel update their driver for GNU/Linux?

I saw the release date of the latest HD4600 driver which is on intel's official website is on 2013/8/29, doesn't it mean that they haven't updated it for Linux since 2013/8/29?
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GTK+ Incorrect Window Size

I'm not sure whether to ask this question on this site or on StackOverflow, because although this is programming related, I suspect that the behavior is influenced by the OS. So I have decided to ...
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xrandr and xgamma settings reverted after deleting random files and suspending computer

After following the instructions here: How to adjust display colors in elementary OS I saved xrandr settings by making run it as a startup application. The settings I set for gamma automatically ...
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Black screen on boot after adding something to xorg.conf folder

Black screen after boot after changing adding something to conf folder. I added a xorg.conf.d file called "50-gamma.conf" which contains: display-setup-script=xrandr --output eDP1 -- gamma 1:0.93:1 ...
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Update error (sudo apt-get update)

I am using freya. When I run sudo apt-get update I got the following errors W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/freya/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92....
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How can I install Windows (10, probably) alongside my existing elementary OS?

Note that this is not about installing elementary OS (I already have a functional system that I would like to keep). I simply want to install Windows alongside it. My laptop is 64 bit, and UEFI (I ...
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Skype - can't install it on Freya

I am using elementary OS Freya. I was unable to install Skype. I've formatted my laptop and installed Freya (twice), same thing. Can't install Skype, same error: luffy@luffy-Satellite-C850-B797:~$ ...
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Can drag top panel in a touch screen device

I am using Acer ICONIA TAB W500P and my problem is that I can drag the top panel by touching and dragging it. (I used my fingers to drag it) I can't move it with my mouse and I can't reset it unless ...
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How to get right click menu when folder in column view

I am using elementary OS freya. How to get right click menu when the folder is in column view and folder is fully populated and takes all the space. I got right click menu for list view by ...

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