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Can the C++ API be used to develop scopes for Unity 7?

I want to develop a Unity 7 scope for Ubuntu 14.04. I've found a nice introduction here, but unity-scope-tool depends on Unity 8 which I don't won't to install. As I can see, most of the other scopes ...
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0answers
342 views

Can't create Unity lens with Ubuntu 14.04

I want create a Unity lens, I follow this exemple : http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/04/how-to-create-a-wikipedia-unity-lens-for-ubuntu/ I use : quickly create unity-lens wikipedia When I try : ...
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1answer
111 views

Correct handling of application URIs from Unity Dash

At some point, Unity changed the Uri type it returned when a drag-n-drop operation occurred of applications from the Unity Dash to a Gtk window in an app I wrote. In 13.04 (Unity 7.0), the data call ...
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1answer
79 views

How to integrate jFrame Menu Bar into Unity top bar?

I'm developing a Java application using jFrames, and the Menu bar object doesn't integrate with Unity's top bar (Window Title & Application Menus) as any native Unity application does. Is there a ...
2
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0answers
26 views

Unity Scope to read XMP metadata from local files

I have seen various tutorials on writing Unity Scopes, including the one on developer.ubuntu.com However, they all appear to concentrate on scopes that download data from various web services. I am ...
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0answers
44 views

Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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1answer
30 views

is there code example or api reference for “convergence”?

I cannot find any code example for writing apps for “convergence”. Does anyone know it where I could find any? Or will anyone give some clue about how to write a convergence app for both phone and ...
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1answer
128 views

How can I create Unity dash integration for my Python script?

I have written an awesome script in Python and I seriously think it should help many rookie Ubuntu users out there -- especially for a quick solution/tip. My script searches through AskUbuntu.com and ...
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0answers
36 views

High-level library for Unity Dash?

I've wanted to write a GTK+ version of Unity Dash for some time. I think it could be useful for Xfce, Gnome Flashback, elementaryOS, etc. Before I start doing anything about it, I'd like to know if ...
3
votes
1answer
73 views

Application integration with Unity launcher

I like to integrate a application (a digital shredder, a interface for shred command) to allow drag-and-drop files from Nautilus to launcher icon and then open the program and fill the file path ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Ubuntu Slower than Debian on 512 MB RAM

So, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My System Details are in the screenshot. My Ubuntu is very slow for me, I mean that when I try to open any application, it takes 3-4 seconds but Debian took 1 sec. ...
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2answers
135 views

Is it possible to update the app indicator from code?

I use ruby-libappindicator bindings to manage ubuntu application indicators. I want to indicate if port 3000 is used by any application. Port checking isn't a problem but I also need to update the ...
0
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0answers
77 views

about Qt 5.1 App GUI for ubuntu unity

I don't know if here is the right way to ask this or i should ask it in the Qt forum.. I'm creating a Qt 5.1 Application and I wonder how to do some GUI tweaks. in my App I use a toolbar(QtoolBar), I ...
3
votes
0answers
196 views

QML app icon not effective when called from app.setWindowIcon()

I've a Qt5/QML hybrid app built with Ubuntu Touch SDK. I'm trying to set the app icon for it, but without success. Code looks like this: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, ...
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vote
1answer
128 views

QML button colors not working

I have followed the steps in here, and the app runs, but I am running into a little problem. The buttons for input and output are nigh invisible, as they use the same grey background color as the ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

Issue with dynamic Quicklist in Unity

I would like to add a Quicklist to Gufw app, but it isn't working. The code is here (you can install reading the INSTALL file): http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~gufw-developers/gui-ufw/testing/files/3 I ...
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0answers
44 views

What's “Unity.LayoutHint” intended for?

I currently write my own lense in python (Ubuntu 13.4) using singlet. In the api documentation, there is a Unity.LayoutHint (View), which is used by Unity.PreviewAction (View). I don't see any change ...
6
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1answer
340 views

Where on the filesytem could a user find the Unity scope files?

I am wanting to find the Unity scope folder so that I can study how the scopes are set up and programmed. Where on the filesytem could I find the Unity scope files?
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1answer
228 views

Progress bar for python/ quickly web browser

i have been doing this web browser for roughly a day now, i have got the main look of the browser set up how i want it. i have now decided to add a little progress bar at the bottom of the main ...
3
votes
2answers
255 views

Detecting use of ubuntu unity global menu

I'm porting a commercial app to Linux, it is to run on several distros. When run on Ubuntu, the GtkMenuBar is removed from the app's window and placed on the main global menu bar. That's fine ... but ...
6
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2answers
543 views

Create a Gtk Window insensitive to Show Desktop and Won't show in Launcher

I want to make a Gtk.Window which is pinned to the Desktop and acts like a desktop widget. I've found that I can do this by setting self.set_type_hint(Gdk.WindowTypeHint.DESKTOP) which keeps it below ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Dynamically change the application icon

The icon used for the app is in the .desktop file but is it possible to change this dynamically? You can change the count but not the icon. Is there an API for doing this like OS X?
4
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1answer
317 views

Launchbar + panel overlaps when showing a dialog box in fullscreen

I'm developing a program for 12.04 that will run on full-screen, so I would like to have full control of what appears on the screen. However, when I show another window (possibly a dialog/message ...
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3answers
870 views

Are there Human Interface Design Guidelines for Unity Development?

I was surfing developer.ubuntu.com, searching for Unity-Human-Interface-Design-Guidelines or a Unity-HIG, but I didn't find anything. I've seen design.ubuntu.com, but that's not what I'm talking ...
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vote
1answer
180 views

Unity lens to search for tags

I want to develop a dash lens to search files by tags (the ones that are set through Nautilus). I know on the one hand this program, that does the search: ...
2
votes
2answers
415 views

Is there any documentation for Nux?

I'm considering writing somethings that could benefit from running like Unity. I know Unity uses the Nux toolkit for drawing itself but I can't find any documentation about it. Is there a helpful ...
2
votes
1answer
232 views

Where are the default Unity lenses stored?

I want to create a home build lens for the 12.04 dash and liked to use one of the default lenses as example. I'm thus for looking where I can find the files of these lenses.
2
votes
1answer
94 views

Needing guidance on making a simple daemon for unity notifications in a python app

I am making an app using pygtk, glade, and quickly and want to make a daemon that runs in the background to provide unity notifications for alarms and events. I would like to find a way to not require ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

Unity Launcher integration and quickly run… fail

I'm trying to use the uniy launcher with progress bar.. but it doesn't work.. I just followed the first example on ...
9
votes
1answer
648 views

How do I make the launcher progress bar work with my application?

Background Research I am attempting to update the progress bar within the Unity launcher for a simple python/Gtk application created using Quickly called test; however, following the instructions in ...
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vote
1answer
112 views

How do I use the Unity methods in Quickly's python code?

How do I use the Unity methods in Quickly's python code. All I want is an example of a few methods, like quicklists, notifications, indicators, etc.
2
votes
1answer
238 views

How to reference to .desktop file? (installed in /opt) in a dynamic quicklist?

I'm trying to create a dynamic quicklist for an application I'm developing in quickly. This is the line of code I use to try and connect to the .desktop file: self.launcher = ...
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votes
1answer
555 views

How to change the icon for Qt application?

How can I change application icon (launcher icon) for my Qt-application? Now it looks like a question mark and I want to change it.
2
votes
1answer
154 views

unity components debugging

Following up on my question here, I would like to ask about best-practices for debugging additions to the unity components. Integrating apps into unity requires many components: service files, ...
7
votes
2answers
828 views

How to add checkbox or radio buttons to a Unity quicklist?

I have been searching how to make that happen but i can't find it anywhere. I even guessed how to enable/disable the quicklist item, so as how to add function invoked after the item is clicked, but ...
3
votes
1answer
222 views

Unity lens not included in global search

I'm using the quickly unity lens template here http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/04/how-to-create-a-wikipedia-unity-lens-for-ubuntu/ It works quite all right, but even though i have set ...
3
votes
1answer
742 views

How to let an icon in the launcher wiggle?

Trying to let my python application inform the user by wiggling or shaking its icon in the launcher, I found: Wiggling seems to be the "urgent animation": How can I change the wiggle time of ...
3
votes
2answers
132 views

How to add Quicklists to GTK2 application?

We want to add Quicklists to our app Nitro. However Nitro uses GTK2 as it uses the pywebkitgtk library. As far as I'm aware, we can't use Quicklists because it requires PyGI which requires GTK3 and ...
8
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1answer
240 views

Only show a menu under Unity

We want our app Nitro to be more native on Ubuntu. We're going to do this by adding Unity quicklist support & appmenu support. Is it possible for the app to only utilize the app menu? If the user ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Focusing a specific application instance by code?

I'm writing an application using Python and GTK3. This application will open instances of other applications, such as GEdit. Now, I'd also want my application to be able to focus each of those ...
10
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5answers
2k views

How do I make my java app compatible with the unity global menu?

I like to develop in Java but also want compatibility with the global menu? Is there a way? Please help.
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3answers
2k views

How to add support for the global menu to a python non-gtk, non-qt app?

I'm looking for good documentation (an example, tutorial, or guide) on how to add global menu support to a non-gtk, non-qt application. (In gtk it works 'magically' for the main menu...). The ...
6
votes
1answer
361 views

Creating a Unity Lens: The name `Activation' does not exist in the context of `Unity'

I'm trying to create a Lens for Unity in 11.10 using vala. This is my daemon.vala: using Dee; using Gee; namespace PidginLens { public class Daemon : GLib.Object, Unity.Activation { ...
3
votes
1answer
188 views

What is the API for new Lens features in the Ubuntu TV alpha?

As of the Ubuntu 12.04 alpha, lenses are simply lists of results pushed onto a DBus domain like net.launchpad.Lens.MyLens. This makes lenses and scopes more or less equivalent to search engines. ...
8
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4answers
2k views

How to create a scope?

I'd like to create a custom scope that searches and returns results from an online source for personal use. Is this possible? And if so, how?
3
votes
1answer
75 views

What's the preferred way to distribute self written Unity Lenses?

With gnome-shell there is https://extensions.gnome.org where a developer could easily submit and distribute an self written gnome-shell extension. What's the preferred way with a self written Unity ...
3
votes
2answers
201 views

Can't get activate_uri signal working when making a lens

I'm trying to develop a lens for unity in ubuntu 11.10 and I can not get activate_uri signal working. This is an extract of my code: def _on_activate_uri (self, scop, uri): print "----> " + ...
8
votes
2answers
390 views

Is it possible to programmatically call, access, or get results from the Unity Dash?

Background After eyeing Unity's notification APIs for the past few releases, I've developed an itch to write a feed reader that syndicates new arrivals in the Messaging Menu... ... and provides ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

What icon does Unity use for an application?

I have a .deb package that installs application icons under the following locations: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/ /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/ /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/ ...
3
votes
1answer
151 views

How do I tell when a window demands attention?

Unfortunately, it appears Unity's subtle persistent urgency indicator has disappeared in Oneiric - so I'm now considering writing a replacement as panel/indicator applet. However, I have no idea how ...