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Some apps, including Transmission in particular, are not recognized by the Unity window manager.

  • I am not able to focus or select certain windows.
  • Curiously, I also can't drag it to the launcher.
  • Opening works using the standard Super > Type 'trans..' > Click.

I'm not quite sure what I did to edit this behavior, if I did anything at all.

Note that running the command unity --reset does nothing for me.

I've been having some problems with Unity (crashes and glitches, etc).

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I'm unable to reproduce this problem. Do you think you could record a screencast of it? Desktop Recorder in the Ubuntu Software Center is handy for this. –  ændrük May 18 '11 at 19:46

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Unity in 11.04 has problems with windows that restore themselves from the notification area or from the messaging menu.

The simplest workaround is to maximize/unmaximize them or ALT+drag them to make their title bar visible again.

As I recall, the issue does not surface in 11.10 anymore.

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At least for Natty, Unity is buggy, and I have had frequent compiz crashes that are most easily fixed by a compiz --replace or reboot. if it is really bad I switch to a virtual terminal andsudo reboot. My best advice is to use Lucid or Oneiric Beta.

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Unity won't work well on hardware that is even 3 years old, that is what I have experiece recently, my solution was to "downgrade" to 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, You may, instead of downgrading, have to change which windows/file manager you are using, or you may have to go from the unity-3D to the Unity-2D, but i don't know what your uses for Ubuntu are, and if you want a bunch of flashy eye-candy, than the unity-2D WILL NOT be what you want!

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