How can I set default terminal used in Unity?

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Other Tips. About 8 hours ago, I asked this question and I got a great answer: In terminal, what is the path of my HDDs? /media/user1 was owned by root. /media/user1/FooDrive was owned by user1. The answer to my first question was perfect. That is what I expected. But, that also seemed strange. I created a second user account, user2. sudo ls -la /media/user1 sudo ls -la /media FooDrive had disappeared. There was no /media/user2 directory. Deleting the user2 account did not make FooDrive appear again under /media/user1 again. What happens with regard to disk ownership, and the path to my disks, when there are 2 users? When you click a drive in Nautilus, it automatically mounts to /media/user1/FooDrive. "user1" is the name of user you are logged with. If you logout and login with another "user2", the drive will be still mount to the same place. And user2 will not see it. You can fix this by running sudo umount...

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OK I found the solution... It's pretty simple and pretty much works just as it should, it just doesn't TELL us that its working!

Here you go: (tested with latest version of Unity 3 (downloaded it on 18th feb 2011; and VS2010 Express):

1 . Edit --> Preferences ... --> External Script Editor -> "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\vcsexpress.exe"

So far so good right, everyone's doing just this... Well... its already working! you just don't know it!

2 . right-click your script file -> "Sync MonoDevelopment Project" - YES, it SAYS "MonoDevelopment", but what it really means is "Visual Studio Express"; so go for it and click it

double-clicking script files will still open mono, so here you give up... forget double clicking the files...

3 . open your project folder in windows explorer and your VISUAL STUDIO project (".csproj") and solution (".sln") files are sitting there; open the project file and visual studio will do the...

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There are three ways you can set up and prepare a Unity container by populating it with registered mappings. You can do the following:

Provide an XML format configuration file that adheres to the schema shown in Source Schema for the Unity Application Block. Use the methods of the container to add specific registration entries for default and named mappings. Use the container configuration API to provide a custom configuration for the container.

You can use the following two methods in your code to register mappings for a Unity container:

RegisterType. This method registers a type with the container. At the appropriate time, the container will build an instance of the type you specify. This could be in response to dependency injection through class attributes or when you call the Resolve method. The lifetime of the object it builds will correspond to the lifetime you specify in the parameters of the method. If you do not specify a value for the...
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This quick tutorial is going to show you how to reset unity and compiz if you messed up your Unity desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. All you need to do is run two commands in a terminal window.

Don’t be scared if you’re not comfortable with Linux commands. Just copy the code via Ctrl+C, then paste it into the terminal via Ctrl+Shift+V and finally hit Enter to run.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window. When it opens, run the below command to reset Unity and Compiz settings:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

After that, run the below command to restart Unity:

setsid unity

Now your unity desktop and compiz effects should reset to the original status.

To get back the default set of Unity Launcher icons, run below command and then log out and back in.

unity --reset-icons

If you want to restore default icon theme, use Unity Tweak Tool which is available in Ubuntu Software...

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Jun 14, 2011

I constantly work on several workspaces, and whenever I open an internet browser or anything, I'd like a new instance of the program to open. The default behavior takes me to the workspace that currently has an open browser, and this page is usually already very crowded. Can I override this default behavior on Unity?

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Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial is an exciting release for many users who prefer to use LTS version, it has new application packages and features. Canonical is trying to improve Ubuntu by time and seems they are succeeding, unlike previous releases this release got some new features and improvements which I had shared in previous post. Unity 8 with Mir is not replaced yet but it will be available for testing in 16.04 Xenial, Unity 7.4 is much improved, faster, responsive and many other things for release info checkout this


. It's been a tradition now that whenever a new Ubuntu version come out users look forward to tweak it or smooth some rough edges and somehow to make their experience much better with Ubuntu, I am not trying to say Ubuntu isn't perfect 'for sure it is' but a user like me may need some other things to be done after a fresh install and make it much better than any other OS available out there. Everything shared below is tested and works fine, so hopefully you won't...

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Back to the home page

Congratulations, you have installed a brand new Xubuntu 16.04.x Xenial Xerus! What's best for you to do first of all?

I have divided the actions into three categories:
- the absolutely essential ones (part 1);
- the recommended ones (not essential, part 2);
- and the maybe useful (part 3).

It's quite a list, but it'll give you a polished, nearly maintenance-free operating system that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come! Plus it's also a crash course in the use of Xubuntu.

Note: you'll find only relatively safe tips and tweaks here, because I think that the stability and reliability of your operating system should never be endangered. This website is serious about Xubuntu, so my approach is conservative.

I try to mention it whenever some risk is unavoidable, so that you can always make a balanced decision.

Note: this list is only meant for Xubuntu; the corresponding list for Ubuntu is here and the...

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Customize Ubuntu 15.04 Utopic Unicorn: How to Customize Ubuntu 15.04 Utopic Unicorn. 25 Awesome tips to customize Ubuntu 15.04 system. Change Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop Settings, Install Unity Tweak Tool, Auto-Hide Unity Options Dock on Desktop and others.

Install Unity Tweak Tool

To install Unity, type the following command in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

If you don’t want to write two separate commands to install Unity and Gnome one by one, you can type the following single command:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool gnome-tweak-tool

You may be asked your system password, input you password to install. To open Unity, open Dash and type Unity. Now you can see unity tool icon, click it to access.

Once you have installed Unity tool, type “Unity” (without quotes) in Dash and click on the Unity Tweak Tools icon.

Now you can see Unity Tweak Tools window (screenshot below)....

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To configure the default terminal in gnome you need to install dconf-tools (sudo apt-get install dconf-tools).

After that you can use the gsettings to set your favorite terminal emulator.

Lets say your favourite terminal emulator is termite.

Install it with sudo apt-get install termite

After that type this command

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec termite

Since termite does not take any arguments (or it does, depends on what you do with it, you can set them this way) use this to set empty or set the exec-args for the terminal you need

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec-arg ""

After this termite will be your default terminal...

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As to what you can legally do, the law looks at the terms of the license or the contract to which you have signed. The signing of publishing rights belong to the copyright holder(s). In the case of Unity 3D the run-time license remains the property of Unity 3D and does not transfer to the publisher or end-user.

Instead the publisher is using a piece of code that is still expressly licensed by Unity 3D for the purpose of running your published works. However, there is a problem with this model. If you bought a car and it had a term of condition that you could not modify the way it looks, or some advertising, then you would expect that you do not actually own the right of the transfer of that property aesthetically.

However, this is kind of the same thing when you buy a motor vehicle. The problem is that although the physicality of the situation stipulated you own the vehicle, you in fact do not have the right to claim you own the intellectual property of the design of...

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The default configuration option installed as standard is User Interface.

There are three further unity configuration options used in this answer that can be installed:

Note 1: In previous answers, the utility CCSM was extensively used as the primary configuration tool. The use of this tool is strongly not recommended and can break your desktop. In this answer, CCSM is only used where the other tools do not offer the configuration options discussed.

Note 2: Whilst Ubuntu Tweak is not in the official repositories, this answer makes extensive use of this GUI tool since the favoured tool - MyUnity was dropped from the 12.10 repositories due to stability issues.

Note that some changes only appear after logging out and in again (i.e. restarting X).

User Interface

Hit the Dash and search for appearance

From the Appearance tab you can configure the:

wallpaper theme size of the launcher icons

From the...

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Go to System Settings -> Keyboard. Under the "Shortcuts" tab, go to "Custom Shortcuts". Create a new entry named "Launch Terminal Fullscreen" (or whatever), and enter the following as the command:

gnome-terminal --window --full-screen

You're supposed to be able to click on that entry and then press the key combination you wish to use in order to set the new keyboard shortcut, but for some reason, that wasn't working for me. If that's the case, you might need to edit the launcher shortcuts manually...

According to this page, the keyboard shortcuts for Unity can be found at:


Each keybinding seems to be in a separate folder, named "custom0", "custom1", etc. Edit the "%gconf.xml" file found in one of these folders which contains the keyboard shortcut definition you just added in the "Settings -> Keyboard" dialog, (if you added one). Here's mine, mapped to "CTRL-ALT-m":

gnome-terminal --window --full-screen Launch...
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For those who like having a GUI: In 12.04 you also have the option of using Arronax which is a Nautilus plugin to create your launcher (.desktop files to be more accurate), heres an explanation of how it works.

If you already have the application launcher you can simply right click and click on the "Create starter for this file" option as shown below.

If you have desktop icons enabled you can create your own launcher with specific commands by simply right clicking on your desktop, this will give you the following option to create a blank starter:

Once you have clicked on "Create Starter" you will have the following dialogue box open where you can easily customize your starter with whatever command you'd like:

Once you've saved your launcher to your desktop you will see a file as shown here:

You then simply pick it up and drag it onto your dock in whatever place you like:

A couple of nice...

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There are two ways of doing this using editing a grub file. These are described in the Ubuntu Community Documentation Grub2 page

The two ways are:

Boot which ever operating system you booted last time, the "saved method" This is the one I use. It lets me decide which one I going to use and will allow me to reboot into that system, handy when I'm updating. Boot a specific operating system by default. The answer to your exact question.

Finding the menuentry to set as the new default

To start we need to find out what we are booting or want to boot. Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t and type in

grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg

user@YourComputer:~$ grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-31-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-31-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux...
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Sublime Text is an awesome text editor. If you’ve never heard of it, you should check it out right now.

I’ve made this tutorial because there’s no installer for the Linux versions of Sublime Text. While that’s not a real problem, I feel there is a cleaner way to go around this. Also, this post will show you how to integrate Sublime Text to Unity (which, I’m glad to report, has now matured into a fully functional user interface). So let’s get on with this. Here is my how to install Sublime Text on Ubuntu tutorial.

[This tutorial has been updated following feedback from AskUbuntu. Also, you need to do these steps using your login. Do not start by typing “sudo -s”!]

Step 1

Download the tarfile that suits you best and extract it. Here’s the command to extract tar.bz2 files:

tar xf Sublime\ Text\ 2.0.1\ x64.tar.bz2

You’ll notice that I got the 64-bit version. The reason is that it’s lightning fast. So, go for that if you can!

Step 2

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Note: For those with HiDPI screens, you must let Linux scale your content (otherwise it will be poorly upscaled by Windows).

After (notice there are no more blurry fonts):

/mnt/c/Users/Dave/Desktop > xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 0 x 0, current 3000 x 2000, maximum 32768 x 32768 default connected primary 3000x2000+0+0 0mm x 0mm 3000x2000 0.00* /mnt/c/Users/Dave/Desktop > xdpyinfo | head -75 name of display: 0:0 version number: 11.0 vendor string: HC-Consult vendor release number: 11803000 maximum request size: 16777212 bytes motion buffer size: 256 bitmap unit, bit order, padding: 32, LSBFirst, 32 image byte order: LSBFirst number of supported pixmap formats: 7 supported pixmap formats: depth 1, bits_per_pixel 1, scanline_pad 32 depth 4, bits_per_pixel 8, scanline_pad 32 depth 8, bits_per_pixel 8, scanline_pad 32 depth 15, bits_per_pixel 16, scanline_pad 32 depth 16, bits_per_pixel 16,...
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