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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

This solution will work on elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) and 0.4 (Loki), Luna users should follow PNG's answer To change the skype icon (and many other) you have to install the elementary+ icon theme. ...
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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

Please keep in mind that elementary supports its penultimate releases only slightly into its current release's life. The older software below is unsupported by the developers and is provided here ...
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How do I install the latest version of GIMP in Luna?

Option 1: Upgrade to Freya The recommended way would be to upgrade to Freya, sooner rather than later. That will get you a whole host of updates on various things, including updating GIMP to 2.8.10. ...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

Guide for Luna: After installing Skype, add this PPA which provides a patched sni-qt, and install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rpeshkov/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sni-qt Then ...
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How can I make the scrollbars thicker?

Had same issues and found out a workaround. For Luna: Uninstall the scrollbar-overlay-* packages that draw the scrollbar handle when you hover the scrollbars (otherwise the next steps won't have any ...
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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

I have archived old versions of Elementary OS and I published them online: http://osarchive.sda1.eu/elementary-os
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Network icon gone missing in wingpanel

The fix was to reinstall libappindicator and reboot. Here's the link to the answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/586319/203856
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Minimal BASH-like line editing at startup

I managed to fix this problem by checking the Purge GRUB before reinstalling it in the GRUB option tab.
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Where can I download elementary OS Luna, now that Freya has been released?

This seems pretty direct and official to me: http://sourceforge.net/projects/elementaryos/files/stable/elementaryos-stable-amd64.20130810.iso/download ;)
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.2 Luna to 0.3 Freya?

There is no officially supported way to upgrade to freya at the moment. I recommend you to do a clean install, but keep the /home partition the same and create a user with the same name as in your ...
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Network icon gone missing in wingpanel

Since the problem persists even on another new account it doesn't like it's a problem with an auto-start or visibility, it's something global, which I would bet on a package corruption... I wrote a ...
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How can I make the scrollbars thicker?

You'll need to remove the overlay-scrollbar-* packages from your system and then log out or restart
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How to replace file manager in elementary OS?

I disagree with your perception of Files, which I consider the best file manager around. My recommendation would actually be to install Freya which comes with the much improved version of Files. If ...
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Deleted (seemingly essential) startup application

You've most likely removed cerbere which is the process that starts (and watches) desktop components like the panel, dock, and applications menu. Open Terminal with ⌘ + T and run gnome-session-...
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Why won't LightDM start properly after installing OSSEC?

Link default.desktop to pantheon-greeter.desktop: cd /usr/share/xgreeters sudo ln -s pantheon-greeter.desktop default.desktop
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How do the system requirements compare between elementary OS releases?

Support for the previous elementary OS release quickly wanes after the next's release, though the release's base Ubuntu is supported five years from its release (see this table). Loki (0.4) Based on ...
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Where can I download Luna?

Okay, first of all, I would like to express how disappointed I am for having to spend more than an hour trying to download the previous release of what is currently one of the most popular ...
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How to replace file manager in elementary OS?

To replace file manager in freya: Install other file manager, for example nautilus. sudo apt-get install nautilus To distinguish between Pantheon-files and nautilus, and to show nautilus in ...
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Freya vs Luna performance requirement

In my opinion, Freya will have lower performance. I have not a single fact but I remember the "exposé effect" much smoother in Luna that in Freya, for example.
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missed workspace manager on Version: 0.2.1 "Luna" ( 32-bit )

In Luna, workspaces are only accessible with a keyboard shortcut Super+S or by setting up hot corners. The multitasking view (and its shortcut) was added in Freya. As an aside, Luna (0.2.x) no longer ...
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Fresh Dual Boot install fails to load desktop

Updating to Freya did solve the problem. I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and everything worked perfectly.
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Problems with the Update manager

From the error message, I'm guessing that you are running Luna (elementary OS 0.2). Please be aware that elementary no longer provides updates to Luna. You really should download and install the ...
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Screenshot utility does not work

This community is the wrong place for reporting issues, sorry. If you want to report an issue with the developers, you can do that as described in How can I report an issue with elementary OS to the ...
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Luna will not start after update

The simple solution : Select advanced options for elementary OS , while booting. Select latest kernel
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How to change the default hotkey for indicator-synapse?

You can achieve this using xdotool. xdotool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. Step 1: Install xdotool. sudo apt-get install xdotool Step 2: Move ...
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Where can I download elementary OS Luna, now that Freya has been released?

Elementary OS Luna is still available here... https://old.elementary.io/
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All Icons from Plank dock have a strange behaviour after power outage

Today I go to Power button > About This Computer and click in Check for Updates, the system download the updates and after reboot you computer and Done. Now work fine
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Can't connect to Internet. Networks not being detected. Fresh installation

Identifying a Network device Running the sudo lshw -c network command in a terminal will display information regarding all network devices including the chipset and current driver in use. The lspci ...
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Network icon gone missing in wingpanel

Had exactly same issue on Elementary OS Freya. This worked for me: sudo apt-get install indicator-applet sudo apt-get install indicator-application Originally found on google+ forum
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