2
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0answers
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How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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0answers
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no GUI after install

This question has been asked in here before: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But none of the answers solved my issue. In the compizconfig-settings-manager Unity and OpenGL are ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Can't click on text fields

I'm having this weird problem with my Ubuntu since I bought a new laptop,sometimes without any clear reason it doesn't let me click on any text field and nowadays I saw that I can't click on the top ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

What 3D effects Unity2D lacks?

I know that, Unity2D is meant to work on systems without hardware acceleration, like ARM-based platforms and as a result it is incapable of the advanced 3D effects that Unity offers; what are they ?
0
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0answers
14 views

Lost all desktop icons after trying to reset compiz [duplicate]

Help! I was having some bugs that I suspected to be related to the changes I made in Compiz settings. I tried using the command below to reset it... gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1 I did ...
0
votes
0answers
187 views

Unity crash ubuntu 13.10

When I start up, everything works fine. Ubuntu boots properly and I get to the login screen, but when I login, only my wallpaper is shown. No icons, bars, or anything; only my mouse and the wallpaper. ...
0
votes
1answer
742 views

no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client

As you can see, there is no menu on the top menu bar. It says "Dogecoin - Wallet" but there are no "File", "Settings", or "Help" menu titles. Clicking on the word "Dogecoin" in the menu bar or on the ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

Eclipse's toolbar is displaying incorrectly unless I run Eclipse as root

I just installed Ubuntu 13, and while trying to set up Eclipse on my computer I ran into a weird issue- the toolbar in Eclipse refuses to function correctly if I do not run the Eclipse executable as ...
2
votes
0answers
143 views

Unity theme corrupted

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I have got a bug with my Ubuntu ambiance theme as seen on the picture. It caused many menus,buttons with gray color squares. How can I restore it.
0
votes
0answers
83 views

Unexpected Change in Ubuntu 12.04 GUI

Why would Ubuntu change as shown in the images below and how can I get it back the way it was? I should also mention ubuntu freezes every so often which can only be resolved with a hard reboot. Many ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Unity and other GUI broken due to interrupted installation

General questions is this: How to troubleshoot and fix Graphical User Interface Environments on Ubuntu 13.04 if installation of one of environments was interrupted (paused) by either pressing CTRL+C ...
2
votes
1answer
359 views

Can't move a window in Unity (it's stuck)!

Silly question, but I can't move my steam friends list window, the top bar is somehow underneath the main bar of unity at the top. In Windows you can right-click (or shift-click in Windows 7) and ...
3
votes
2answers
86 views

How can I make the file manager toolbar buttons smaller?

screenshot: I want to make those buttons at the main toolbar smaller because they just don't seem right this way, but how? I'm using unity.
0
votes
0answers
30 views

GUI-Control to small - Liferea and Pidgin

"Multi-Select" with hight 0px. I can't see the attachment list in Liferea. My Problem is exactly described over here: http://sourceforge.net/p/liferea/bugs/987/ I am using Liferea 1.8.3 on 12.10. The ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

Treeview Highlight on Mouse-over [UI]

Is there a way to get tree-views in Ubuntu to highlight on mouse over as in windows? See this example: Unfortunately windows print screen has hidden my cursor but you can see that it has ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

What are the tools and workflows to inspect and tweak GUI applications?

I came to Ubuntu for it's openness and now I feel for little practical experimenting in the realms of the current GUI. Concretely I'd like to make some little changes to the Dash behaviour (single ...
2
votes
2answers
394 views

Sharp and Crisp GUI in Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu with the hopes of doing software development in a Linux environment. However, coming from a Windows 7 environment, I can't help but notice how the default Ubuntu GUI ...
0
votes
0answers
173 views

Ubuntu window expose animation is slow. (window overview)

When I hit super+w the animation is really slow and gets even slower as it proceeds. (Isn't even worth waiting for it, using alt+circumflex at the moment). I made some tweaks within compiz but I'm ...
3
votes
0answers
97 views

Where to find GUI code

I've been rummaging through Unity's source code (Shell Interface) and I was a little curious about something; where in the code are you supposed to find positional code? I'll clarify a bit with some ...
0
votes
1answer
404 views

Fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installed, login not working

Having all sorts of issues with mini.iso, thought it'd save me some time downloading (slow internet) but I simple don't know what packages I need to get. Anyways, my issue right now is logging into ...
3
votes
1answer
238 views

How do I drag-and-drop a file into a window that's not in the foreground?

In Windows, if I'm dragging a file or a piece of text and I want to want to drop it into a window that's currently not in the foreground I can simply hover over that window on the task bar and the ...
5
votes
1answer
306 views

Graphic Interface doesn't start

I came back to work after a week away and this is what greets me: If I press enter it displays the tty1 login prompt. I have booted using a 12.04.2 Live USB and it seems to work fine, I`m using it ...
1
vote
0answers
434 views

Ubuntu 13.04 Unity black and white pixilated screen after suspend resume

Whenever I suspend and resume my laptop I get the following screen (see link to image below). I can do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to TTY and I can kill and restart Unity but it seems to have no effect when I ...
0
votes
1answer
925 views

How to start XBMC instead of Unity

How can I set Ubuntu to start XBMC at login instead of Unity? I know I can choose between the two interfaces when logging out, but it always goes on to Unity when booting. Thank you very much!
1
vote
3answers
6k views

Virtualbox 4.2.12 installation breaks Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and then got to downloading Virtualbox 4.2.12 from the official link. After installing Virtualbox 4.2.12, when I reboot my PC, the desktop is gone, as I ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

No interface, no Terminal

I just rebooted my computer and have no interface (except my desktop background and desktop files), which means no unity and no notification bar. Also, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work. Ctrl+Alt+F1, does ...
1
vote
0answers
145 views

Shutdown/Dash has weird artifact - 13.04

See the bottom left of the dash example. The shutdown has a similar problem, but I was unable to take a print screen. Any ideas why or how to fix? The upgrade to 13.04 went fine other than this.
7
votes
2answers
138 views

Window is hidden but process is running

How may I restore the windows for a given pid? It would be useful in some situations where the window of a certain program disappears (happens to me sometimes). For example, every time when i'm ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

How to use Gnome/Unity in my VM?

I've installed Openbox in my VirtualBoxed Ubuntu Server for having a simple GUI, but decided to put Gnome for taking advantage of the clipboard integration with the virtual machine and having a nicer ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

How do I move the top bar down? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity Desktop. I would like to move the top bar/panel down. How can I do that?
4
votes
2answers
5k views

The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

What is the design process (principles or guidlines) for Unity's UX and GUI?

I recently started to think and develop a new concept of UX and GUI for Ubuntu (desktop, television, mobile and tablet) and I try to start the project on a methodological basis respecting the basic ...
0
votes
1answer
206 views

Is Ubuntu Phone's GUI going to be ported to desktop Ubuntu?

Now that even cheap laptops are coming with touchscreens I was wondering if Canonical plans to include its new touch version of Unity GUI on regular Ubuntu for use in laptops and desktops.
3
votes
1answer
6k views

Can't start unity from command line

For learning purposes, I'm trying to start my GUI (unity) on Ubuntu 12.04 from the command line. I've changed quiet splash in /etc/default/grub to text and I successfully booted into the command ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Are there instructions for removing or rebuilding the graphical interface?

Recently, I could not log in on a regular user desktop installation through the graphical login screen. However, I was able to successfully log in by switching (CTRL+ALT+F1) to terminal mode. ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Global menu not showing in Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity shell. I am not quite sure what happened, but today I noticed that the menubar (containing 'File, Edit, etc...') is not appearing on the panel as it used to (i.e. the ...
3
votes
1answer
777 views

How can I improve Eclipse's user Interface to get rid of the excessive padding and spacing?

Eclipse Juno (historical versions too) has too much padding applied to the tabs and borders. This makes it hard to work with multiple project folders, especially ones containing multiple packages and ...
0
votes
1answer
131 views

I removed something called Unity webapp integration (I don't remember exactly), and now I don't have Unity, how to revert this?

Yesterday I think I removed something called Unity webapp integration (I don't remember exactly) Now when I log in to Ubuntu, only the image of the desktop and its content are displayed, there's no ...
0
votes
0answers
365 views

Ubuntu 12.10 GUI slows down after 20-30 minutes

Several weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (dual booting with Windows 7) on a new SSD in a Dell XPS 17. It starts up fast and runs fast, but ever since yesterday, the GUI slows to a crawl after 20 or ...
1
vote
0answers
106 views

How to fix screen static on ubuntu 12.04

My screenshot is here: I really need this to go away. Please help. Dell Inspiron E1705 Intel Core Duo GEN 1 1.87Ghz 32-bit
6
votes
1answer
821 views

How do I log into bash shell only?

On my home desktop I want to use Ubuntu Unity sometimes and just the bash shell (without any GUI) other times. Is it possible to set up a login option where I can choose between using the Unity GUI ...
10
votes
3answers
751 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
492 views

how to switch between unity and gnome (or recovery console) from serial-console

i am currently working over a serial-console (from desktop computer to a developing board)... i tried switching between this three visual alternatives: unity, gnome and recovery console (using the ...
2
votes
1answer
10k views

Replace Unity with Gnome / Cinnamon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now cannot reinstall Kubuntu Xubuntu etc. I don't want Unity and its associated stuff ...
1
vote
0answers
507 views

Ubuntu 12.04 GUI glitches [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC (i5 core; 8gb; gtx 560) and found some weird glitches. First, when I drag qmmp window, it moves kinda spurting Second, when I scroll through my bookmarks in firefox, ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Compiz>ubuntu unity plugin> workspace switcher

I'm using desktop switcher from the ubuntu unity plugin and easystroke to get the macbook pro feel with switching workspaces. Everytime I use it to switch right or left a little animation like thing ...
9
votes
11answers
58k views

Launcher and window menu bar missing after 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and now my launcher menu is missing. I opened terminal using CTRL+ALT+T and the menu shows but the GUI (bar) above that is missing. Things like CTRL+TAB and image ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

How to fix a non functional GUI after fresh install? [closed]

So after a fresh install unity and my entire desktop does not want to work. I'm not able to drag any windows click in any fields or any buttons. the only way to navigate any window after opening is by ...
5
votes
3answers
560 views

Confused about what makes up the Ubuntu GUI

I am now getting more into customizing my Ubuntu experience and want to understand better what all these different things I keep running into are. What is Gnome3 and Gnome2 in relation to GTK3 or ...
9
votes
6answers
9k views

How to change the color of the scroll bar?

The scrollbars in Unity are of very low contrast, and I can't notice where the scroll bar bug is just with peripheral vision. I have to look at the scrollbar. With a very 22" monitor, 1920*1080, the ...