desktop-environments

Icons from my Home Directory in 23.10

Icons from my Home Directory in 23.10 I don’t know how can I hide the icons of my Personal directory. This appeared two weeks ago, and I have tried various solutions unsuccessfully. If I delete a file I see on the desktop, it deletes directly in the Home directory. Asked By: Tamatori Hime || Source …

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How to hide desktop from Ubuntu Desktop Applications UI

How to hide desktop from Ubuntu Desktop Applications UI I found the following link for changing file types application: https://superuser.com/questions/21626/ubuntu-change-the-default-program-used-to-open-a-type-of-file Here is the command for associating the file type "application/pdf" with the "kde-kpdf.desktop" : $xdg-mime query default application/pdf AdobeReader.desktop $xdg-mime default kde-kpdf.desktop application/pdf $xdg-mime query default application/pdf kde-kpdf.desktop I just want to double-click the "*.pdf" …

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How does the menu categorize apps

How does the menu categorize apps Many Ubuntu based distros that use a traditional menu have categories. (accessories,graphics,internet, office, etc) When I first saw these, I thought they were preset categories that someone manually made, but then I install an app like Microsoft Edge or Chrome, and I see the apps automatically in the internet …

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Cannot install ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Cannot install ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS I am sorry for this newbie question. I removed my desktop manager and many gnome packages by mistake in my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I tried sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop, which leads to: Reading package lists… Building dependency tree… Reading state information… Some packages could not be installed. This …

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How can I disable automatic screen lock for Xfce4 on vnc?

How can I disable automatic screen lock for Xfce4 on vnc? I have tightvnc server on my new ubuntu-22.04 machine and can use vnc. VNC xstartup is configured to use Xfce4. How can I disable the automatic screen lock of the Xfce4 window? I tried setting ‘Display Power Management’ to ‘off’ in Applications->Settings->Power Manager menu, …

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Identical `.desktop` files in different directories

Identical `.desktop` files in different directories I’m using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (GNOME 42.5) and messing around with application icons. I noticed that there are some almost identical .desktop files in different files. For example, file bluetooth-sendto.desktop both exists in directories /usr/share/applications/ and ~/.gnome/apps/. The content of the two files are as follow: /usr/share/applications/bluetooth-sendto.desktop [Desktop Entry] …

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Window managers on Ubuntu

Window managers on Ubuntu I want to start trying out different window managers. But before trying it out I want to know if I can still use my other desktop environments. I am talking about choosing between my desktop environments (gnome and xfce) at the login screen. If that is possible, will I run into …

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Ubuntu-desktop won’t download

Ubuntu-desktop won’t download I accidentally deleted my ubuntu desktop and now I have no way of redownloading it. I’ve tried to do a sudo apt update and upgrade. When I type Sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop I get the following issue: Package ‘Ubuntu-desktop’ has no installation candidate. I tried everything including deleting the list file, cleaning, …

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Need help to install Gnome

Need help to install Gnome Recently I managed to install ubuntu(22.04), but when updating the applications in the Ubuntu software I had several connection problems and while clicking on update, several messages appeared (like black dialog boxes like this ,but I have solved this one) making it difficult to update. Somehow the apps I had …

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Ubuntu boots w/o gui on tty1 w/o network

Ubuntu boots w/o gui on tty1 w/o network I am working on ubuntu 20.04. For some resons after a reboot it started booting on tty1 without any GUI nor network connection. I have read about a similar issue on superuser: https://superuser.com/questions/65185/when-i-start-ubuntu-it-enters-tty1-6-instead-of-my-desktop-how-do-i-get-to-de My hypothesis is that I have inadvertently uninstalled my desktop environement. However it would …

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Switching from Ubuntu Studio to vanilla Ubuntu

Switching from Ubuntu Studio to vanilla Ubuntu My laptop has Ubuntu Studio 22.04 but it’s a bit too much for the old AMD Turion64 system and barely runs so I am trying to remove all the Studio components, including all the extra fonts, to try it with regular vanilla Ubuntu. To that end, I ran …

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Unable to use KDE desktop due to autologin

Unable to use KDE desktop due to autologin I recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu but now I want to use a different dekstop (KDE rather than GNOME). I installed KDE Plasma Desktop using the instructions here: https://itsfoss.com/install-kde-on-ubuntu/ and rebooted my laptop but it just auto logs me back into GNOME. I’ve also tried… removing …

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What is the relation between PipeWire and PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04?

What is the relation between PipeWire and PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04? Background of the question: I’m playing with Pop!_OS in a virtual machine and trying to setup the audio for the xRDP service. At this moment it looks like it is not possible because they’ve switched to PipeWire and for some reason its PulseAudio wrapper …

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Desktop does not open

Desktop does not open I unfortunately moved the desktop folder to another place. Now – as you can see – in the image "Desktop/schreibtisch" is not anynore in the list under "Rechner". When starting therefore I do not get the desktop but the content of "gustav" and on this a "Desktop"-Folder. What do I have …

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Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 on Raspberry Pi 4

Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 on Raspberry Pi 4 Hi I wanted to install Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 Desktop on a Raspberry Pi 4. Unfortunately I cant see anything named under that, rather I can see only Ubuntu Server version on 20.04. As we have drivers support only for Ubuntu 20.04 for hardware. We are not ready for …

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Apps launch but are not visible and desktop freezes

Apps launch but are not visible and desktop freezes Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.1 LTS For example if I open the Terminal app the Terminal window doesn’t appear but the mouse pointer does change to a cursor when hovering over the area of the desktop where the terminal window should be. The mouse pointer can still be …

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