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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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Are there any IRC clients that comply with the human interface guidelines?

Is there any IRC client that's compliant with elementary's human interface guidelines? If not, is anyone trying to build one? Note that I'm asking for an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client, not a ...
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How can I purge Scratch's configuration and / or re-install it?

Scratch hasn't worked for the last two months, I can't edit files:
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How to add the weather of one or multiple locations to the top panel?

How can I display the weather of one or possibly multiple locations in the wingpanel? Searching the net brings up some indicators for Unity, but I don't think that's what I'm looking for.
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How to revert to the old login screen

How can I transform the ugly Elementary OS Freya login screen back into the beautiful Luna login screen. That, for me being picky with design, would put me off using Elementary. I like the Operating ...
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How install conky-manager on Freya?

Is it possible to install conky-manager on Freya? Is is compatible with Pantheon Files? If yes how can I start Conky when my computer boots?
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How can I remove the password prompt from the lock screen?

I have enabled Auto Login in the settings. But if the laptop goes inactive, the screen get locked and wants to know the password. Is there a solution to deactivate the password query on the lock ...
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How to setup your NTFS drives/partitions to mount on elementary OS startup?

I have installed elementary OS freya installed on a drive which also contains another ntfs partition which I would like to mount at system startup. Is there a way I can do this?
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Permissions denied for screen

screen is a Linux tool for managing multiple shell windows. Upon running it in a headless version of Elementary I received the following error: (watson)huey@terminus:~$ screen Cannot make directory '...
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How can I create a symbolic link?

Symbolic links are useful for storing things in a separate place from where they appear to be. In computing, a symbolic link is a type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory....
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Is there any Photo Editing Software for elementary?

Are there any tools or software which can be used in elementary ? If so, do they support CYMK format other than RGB ?
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Can the elementary clock display seconds?

I would like the lock-screen clock and the wingpanel clock to show seconds. Is this possible?
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How should I diagnose a system freeze?

My system is freezing from time to time, what steps should I take so I can find the problem? My system is a mac mini late 2012 i5 with 16gb of ram
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How can I reset keyboard shortcuts?

I've foolishly changed my screenshot settings, and want to set them back to have the same short cuts. I could boot a live USB / DVD but I'd rather not have to restart right now. How can I reset all ...
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How can I format a USB flash drive?

How can I format my USB drive? Are there tools to format it or do I have to manually delete all files on my USB drive?
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Is there a way to install custom folder icons?

I have several folders in my home folder that are just plain blue icons, which I feel are a little out of place. Is there an icon theme or tweak I can use to improve the look of my home folder a ...
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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

My laptop has the ability to read up to 4-finger gestures, but the functionality to map and use those gestures isn't included in Elementary OS. Is there any way I can do this?
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How can I disable the shadow around a window?

All the unmaximised windows on elementary OS have a shadow around them. This causes issues with me taking screenshots. How can I disable the shadow when it isn't maximised?
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How can I install and run Minecraft?

I want to play Minecraft on my laptop. How do I install it? I've downloaded the file from the Minecraft website, but nothing happens when I double click it.
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How to change the window manager's mouse click actions?

When I click with the middle button of the mouse on a window, it goes to the bottom of the stack, and two clicks on the window bar maximize it. Can we change that? or even disable? some background: ...
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What IDE's are avaliable for programming in elementary? [closed]

I use Scratch for programming in elementary OS, and then Terminal to run it. While this works fairly well, I would like to know which IDEs are available for elementary OS? What are the drawbacks and ...
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How do I disable the sudo paste warning?

How can I disable this popup? I can't find any settings.
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How to fix double icons on plank (specifically Photoshop in wine) [duplicate]

I'm trying to apply this fix for my Photoshop, I managed to find the file to edit at ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-psd.desktop with this content: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=...
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How can I change Chrome scrollbars to the thin scrollbars?

The default scrollbars do not properly integrate into the elementary OS design.
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Name of default screenshot tool in Freya?

After reading this question, I attempted to launch the default screenshot tool via the terminal (for debugging) but I couldn't find out what the name was. I tried with screen* but nothing came up.
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How can I install Gnome Builder IDE?

Builder is a IDE for gtk development, how can I install it on elementary?
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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 command is executed when I click “open as Administrator” in Files from the Dock?

When I right click on Files in the Dock, I can chose to open "New Windows As Administrator": What command does this execute? Is it sudo -i pantheon-files?
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How do I enable notification badges on plank?

I'm running Freya on my system, though I never did a clean install of the stable, I always just kept updating the beta. I don't get any notification badge on plank, except for Geary, but I know for a ...
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Pantheon Files: Search results in window instead of drop-down list?

When I search for a document or picture in Files I get a drop-down list of things that match the results. The list goes away if I click and multiple files cannot be selected or otherwise manipulated. ...
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How can I set up a local LEP or LEMP stack as a web development environment?

How can I set up a simple, always-on development environment with PHP and Nginx, like the one configued in elementary/mvp?
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Why doesn't elementary OS include an Office suite?

Why doesn't elementary OS include an office suite by default? You can find a reference to the issue here. Its already over 700 MB so why don't they add a another 100 MBs and provide an office suite ...

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