How to put icons on desktop 11.10
- date: October 18, 2011
Are you kidding me? What in the hell happened to Ubuntu, it turned into a phone OS now i feel like im on an IPHONE? There is an app store, with a launcher. Heavily suppressed options. I mean seriously come on! Im googling tutorials for "how to put icons on desktop" so someone suggested
Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor > apps > nautilus > preferences > show desktop
My route stopped at System Tools due to the highly suppressive nature of this os and limited options. Someone also suggested that i hit Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor. That brought nothing up.
COME ON ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HAS ANYONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THIS DISASTER YET?!
Where are the system options?!
HOW DO I JAILBREAK MY UBUNTU PFFT......what a laughing stock of a humility.
All for humanity....what is for humanity, a couple of baby options and a scrolly rolly bar.
Can't put icons on desktop Ubuntu 13.10
- date: January 27, 2014
Not really an absolute beginner, but haven't used UNIX since the 1970's. Frankly I was glad when they brought out DOS and happier still when they brought out Windows. But I figured UNIX must be better now, so why not give it another try?
Details, I7 Ivy Bridge laptop with 8 gb RAM Windows 8.1 running Ubuntu 13.10 in Virtualbox VM with 1 gb RAM.
Two frustrating initial problems, one is I can't get app icons onto my desktop. I read other forum discussions on this and there was one theory that you can enter "sudo cp /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ./Desktop/firefox.desktop", for example. Well, that does put the icon on the desktop, but when I try to run the app it won't, giving a message to the effect that it is an unknown launcher. Then there is another theory that you can navigate to the folder containing the app and right click on it and press "make link". The problem with that theory is that the "make link" is greyed out and doesn't work. Fu
[SOLVED] "Installed" Ubuntu 10.10 server on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop. How to get desktop v. back?
- date: August 19, 2011
Hey guys, i've been using the ubuntu10.10 desktop version (mostly web browsing and few other stuff..just wanted to feel the difference from Windows). Installed it on my S41 BenQ notebook over a year ago and it worked fine. I'm now using the harddisk as and external disk. Ubuntu could still function when running from the external disk on other computers.
My problem is this :
I THINK I must have accidentally installed/put the 10.10 server files into the harddisk when I meant to put it in another partition for a friend. At the moment, every time I try to boot in Ubuntu, it goes straight to some kind of kernel. A co-worker said that its the Ubuntu server look. A quick google didn't reveal any results that's close to my case, so I thought I'd pop in and ask.
Is there a way to get the desktop version back? Or are there any GUI addons that would make the server version function pretty much like the desktop version?(As you'd have noticed by now, I'm very new at using Ubuntu/Linux..so I do
How to create desktop shortcut in Ubuntu 13.10 ?
- date: October 19, 2013
I used to drag application from dash and put in the desktop to create desktop shortcut in ubuntu 13.04, but in 13.10 I can't do it. After I dragged it to the desktop, there is a message like this.
Screenshot from 2013-10-19 09:10:45.jpg
Does anyone have a solution to solve this problem?
[SOLVED] Fedora 16 X8684 : How to disable desktop icons from GNOME Desktop ?
- date: December 21, 2011
When I had first installed Fedora on my machine I had no desktop icons but recently I was using gconf editor to make some changes to current GNOME theme and I think I changed something there.
Is it possible to disable desktop icons because I really dont need them ?
How to display desktop on ubuntu server 13.10
- date: October 22, 2013
i got ubuntu server 13.10 successfully installed on my computer but i cannot enter any desktop when starting i only get a black screen with command likely settings
i can install things on the server but cannot use mouse or see places on the server its moustly all for commands,
how can i get desktop so i can use mouse and use internett?
[Lubuntu] How to hide desktop icons, and other questions.
- date: November 4, 2011
I just recently switched from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. Then I switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu! I decided to partition my drive so I could have BOTH windows and Lubuntu.... And I gotta say I am loving Lubuntu. It is what Ubuntu was prior to all this latest graphical enhancement slowing stuff...
But I digress. To the topic at hand...
1) I want to know how to hide desktop icons. In ubuntu, all I had to do was hit "Alt+F2" and hit up the "gconf-editor", but that does not work for lubuntu (guessing because it is not gnome).
2)keybinding shortcuts has been a big issue with me here. Normally, for ubuntu you just go to "system" and hit the keyboard shortcuts to customize what you want to. It would have a fairly large list, and you just scrolled through and clicked the command you wanted. After that, you simply touched the keys you would want the shortcut to actually be (instead of what it is) and that was it! I have no idea how to access that (
Installing Ubuntu? How easy to go back to Tiger?
- date: March 15, 2009
I have a doubt regarding installing Ubuntu (either 8.04 or 8.10) on a PowerBook G4.
I'm pretty sure the answer will "no", but I'd like double check
1. I'd like to install Ubuntu, by wiping the whole HDD, and using it for Ubuntu. Provided I have a Tiger Retail DVD, will I be able to re-install Tiger later, right? With Disk Utility during the install?
2. I have seeing, testing it with the Live CD, that in order to get the wireless adapter running, Ubuntu tries to install a firmware. Would that firmware cripple in any way the future use of the wireless adapter if I install Tiger again?
As usual, TIA
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop clock continues to be wrong
- date: September 7, 2013
I have a VM of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit running in VirtualBox.
I have noticed that the time time always ahead by one hour.
If I got to System Settings > Time & Date and either manually change it or select Automatically from the Internet and reboot the VM, it still stays ahead.
In troubleshooting, I have checked for open ntp ports with netstat -a command and got nothing back.
Also have checked firewall settings with ufw status and got back an inactive status.
I've googled around and have noticed that this appears to be an issue with 12.04 and have not seen a solid solution. Was wondering if anyone else had any other ideas on how to fix or is this something I have to live with.
And, my Windows hosts (v7) has the time zone set to UTC-6:00.
UPDATE: I have set the time to Mountain TimeZone (Denver) and reboot and now it has the correct time for Central TimeZone.
Ubuntu 12.04 unity desktop issues on upgrade from ubuntu 8
- date: August 23, 2012
I haven't been on the forum in ages as I have been off work on maternity leave for almost a year and I've almost forgotten how to use a computer!
Anyway, I switched on my home PC which I have barely used in years and decided to upgrade my installation of Ubuntu which was 8.04 or 8.10, which ever was the LTS version.
I made sure it was up to date then, upgraded one at a time until I got to 12.04. The last upgrade I had to do via the recovery console as the new interface didn't seem to be working - unity I take it.
Anyway, it doesn't work on 12.04 either, but I don't know how to get to the bottom of the issue to begin to understand how to fix it.
I see the background, in the last version I installed I could see a menu bar on the top, but not the usual Ubuntu bar, in 12.04 there is nothing up there at all. In neither version could I see a quick launch menu, even if I hold the mouse pointer at the side. I have logged in in recovery mode and tried the &quo
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