Questions about Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version for phones and tablets.

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How to lock ubuntu device orientation in portrait or landscape from user input?

I am working on a reader app to be used on Ubuntu-Touch. When reading books from the app it would be a helpful feature to lock the orientation in either portrait or landscape. This would be useful ...
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How to change index in OptionSelector immediately (without animation)?

In my app, I use an OptionSelector to choose from a list of bike stations. I also have a map component with placemarkers for each station. When I tap a placemarker, it also changes the OptionSelector ...
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Why opening apps in Ubuntu Touch takes so long?

Why in current ubuntu touch images, the apps take so long to open? When I click on some app, the phone show the icon of the app selected and the "icon of loading". This is a bug, or is this how it ...
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Ubuntu-touch reverse USB tethering

I'm trying to get internet from my Nexus 4 ubuntu-touch through the usb as described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Android_Tethering (this is for Android) What I cannot accomplish is to ...
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TypeError: Cannot call method 'hasOwnProperty' of null, while creating a QMLscene window

I am trying to make a simple Ubuntu Touch web application with Qt Creator. I have set up a new project according to the tutorial and committed the files to Bazaar. I have set a url instead of the ...
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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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3G Data connection assistant on Ubuntu Touch

I still couldn't manage to create a woeking 3g data connection with Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on my Nexus 4 phone :-( Will there be a setup assistant on the phone once version 1.0 is ou tu help ...
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Google voice and video chat plug-in for Ubuntu Touch

I'd like to send and receive phone calls using my google number over Wifi. To do this in a browser on my ubuntu desktop I have to install the Google voice and video chat plug-in but this dose not seem ...
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How to support converged device layout changes?

I'm interested in developing some applications for Ubuntu, using the SDK, for converged devices, including phones, tablets, and PCs. How can I detect which device the application is running on, and ...
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VoIP on Ubuntu for phones

Will the new Ubuntu Phone support VoIP through the operating system when out of range of the network the user has? This would be a great way to steal market share from Apple which doesn't support VoIP ...
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Does Ubuntu support NFC hardware on Nexus 7?

I was wondering if the NFC hardware on Nexus 7 is supported by Ubuntu. As I understand, the Nexus 7 contains the PN544 chip set. I installed the PC/SC service (pcscd) which works with external USB ...
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Ubuntu Touch HTML5 How to create a fixed header?

How can one create a fixed header when creating a Ubuntu Touch Application with the HTML5 SDK? The api documentation does not offer any help and I could not find any HTML5 examples that were using a ...
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Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 5 Camera Crashes

I installed Ubuntu touch on my Nexus 5 using multirom on Android. So far it works well, but the camera doesn't work. I reinstalled both the Ubuntu rom and the camera app. The logs from the camera ...
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Difference between Snappy and Click

I don't understand the difference between Snappy and Click. Both allow for image based system updates. Both use app armor to confine apps. Soon Click will run on the desktop, phone and tablet and ...
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How do I install/use the Dvorak keyboard layout in Ubuntu Touch?

I'm using Ubuntu on my Nexus 4 on the 14.09 stable channel, the one thing I hate the most is that I cannot comfortably type on it. I'm a Dvorak user - how do I get this layout installed? Thanks!
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Google contacts sync on Ubuntu Touch

Why doesn't google contacts synchronization work on my Ubuntu touch? Is there is another way to copy my contacts? I saved it on my SIM card but there are no options to show my SIM's contacts How ...
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Ubuntu Touch App with Simple UI (QMake) - how to connect C++ to QML

I've noticed that the Ubuntu SDK now has a template for an 'App with Simple UI (QMake)'. This creates a C++ Ubuntu application project with a sample UI containing a Label and a Button (Needs a 15.04 ...
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If a program is compatible with Ubuntu, will it be compatible with Ubuntu Touch?

I really want to get a tablet PC and install Ubuntu Touch on it. Will every package that I've installed in my desktop installation of Ubuntu (14.04) run in Ubuntu Touch? Is Ubuntu Touch simply ...
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why ubuntu touch terminal cannot execute app

my buntu phone is nexus 4. The following code is not being executed. Code #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main() { printf("Hello world!\n"); return 0; } Compile $ ...
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Ubuntu SDK, QML: how do I create a vertical slider?

I am trying to create a vertical slider: http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/qml/current/Ubuntu.Components.Slider/ How can I do that? Just rotating it doesn't seem like a good idea, it messes up anchors ...
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Cannot launch app in Ubuntu Device

I have just installed the Ubuntu SDK on an Ubuntu 14.10 system (a virtual 32-bit install). I have also installed Ubuntu Touch on a 2013 Nexus 7. The device is seen by the host and the device is ...
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How can I detect screen rotation with QML

I've been trying to create a Ubuntu QML application, but when I rotate my screen while it is running on my tablet, the header is semitransparent and the content below is exceeding the screen's height ...
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Is there a Bool or Flag you can use in QML to determine whether a phone is running the application?

For example: Text { text: isPhone ? "this application is running on a phone" : "this application is not running on a phone" }
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Phone application and no landscape on nexus 7

I bought a nexus 7 because I was intensely curious about Ubuntu for tablets. However, I can only surmise that I chose the wrong channel or something because not only does it have a phone app, it also ...
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Ubuntu Touch: kill Windows Manager and start xterm in GUI Mode

I installed xterm and I would want it to be the Only GUI application running. so I killed the lighdm using: sudo service lighdm stop. and try to run xterm using: sudo xterm through a SSH ...
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Tablet format for Ubuntu Touch Emulator (ETA)

Does anyone have any idea how long we are likely to be waiting for the tablet format to be released for the Ubuntu Touch Emulator? From what I can see so far the emulator only emulates a phone. I ...
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Publish a QML/C++ application as a click package

I've written an application which I would like to publish as click package. All the guides and prepared projects mention plain QML applications only. My application furthermore depends on a shared ...
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Nexus 7 installing Ubuntu

I'm stuck between steps 2 and 3, I get to a Welcome screen, select language and an arrow to setup wifi. no option is available to enable debugging. any suggestions?
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Ubuntu Touch ssh connection refused

running Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 4. I've installed ssh server and have followed the instructions available in the wiki to ssh into the phone, but it tells me connection is refused. Doing the standard ...
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Touch SDK Expansion

In the Ubuntu Touch SDK description http://design.ubuntu.com/apps/building-blocks/expansion there is an UI element which is mentioned, namely the Expansion. From the description I don't really ...
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Is there a “show touches” application?

Is there an application that will "show touches" similar to what is found in Android's developer options? I have a 10 point multitouch monitor (Planar Helium PCT2785) and it appears to only support ...
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Ubuntu Touch for cubieboard3/Cubietruck?

I was wondering weather it would be possible to install the saucy-preinstalled-touch-armhf.tar.gz system onto a Cubieboard3 (CubieTruck). The processor is an AllWinner A20 (ARMv7 Architecture, which I ...
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No data sources available nexus 7

I am trying to install saucy-preinstalled-armel+grouper.zip and saucy-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip They install successfully but when I reboot I get a screen that has a circle that says, "No ...
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Puzzle Game QML GridView Animation Problems

I've been working on a puzzle game for Ubuntu Touch and I'm facing some issues with animations. The problem seems to occurs when GridView animations (add, move, remove...) play too fast. Something ...
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Problem installing ubuntu touch on galaxy nexus

I've installed ubuntu touch on my galaxy nexus following the tutorial on the official site. However the latter is not so clear.. In particular, during the installation, user action on the phone is ...
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Is there any way to run Ubuntu Touch 1.0 in VirtualBox?

I would love to try out Ubuntu Touch on my Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop. Any way to do this?
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ubuntu touch on non-brand name tablet?

I have just gotten a non-name brand android table running 4.0.4 and the model number is A13-MID. Curious as to if this non-brand tablet would be able to have the new ubuntu touch os that just came ...
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Installing Ubuntu for galaxy nexus

How can I installing ubuntu for Samsung galaxy nexus using windows platfrom dekstop? Did I must use Linux based dekstop?
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Can I set up a cron job on Ubuntu Phone

I've been looking around, and can't find if Ubuntu Touch can run cron. So my question is: Can it? Also does it have a standard set of bash utils installed?
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Installing Ubuntu Touch on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (p3113)

I have a Galaxy tab (p3113). I have been trying for some time now to get the developer preview of Ubuntu Touch installed on it. I followed the instructions on the 3rd-party maintainer's page for my ...
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How to change the on screen keyboard orientation?

I recently install ubuntu developer preview 13.10 (saucy) onto Nexus 10. When i launch the terminal app i get the on-screen keyboard oriented in vertical direction to the terminal and not horizontal. ...
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Black screen after installing Ubuntu Touch. Galaxy Nexus (maguro)

I just flashed the ubuntu touch files on my gsm Galaxy Nexus (maguro), but when booting after the google logo it just shows a black screen. I've waited for 15 minutes for it to boot, but it didn't. I ...
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Trying to flash Ubuntu touch onto my nexus 4

Using phablet-flash ubuntu-system --no-backup to flash Ubuntu-touch. It removes android and all, but gets to "waiting for recovery image to boot" and just shows a blank screen on the phone. Tried this ...
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Ubuntu Touch Phone Apps on Desktop

I'm running Ubuntu Touch on a Galaxy Nexus. Loving it. Is there a way to run the phone-app on a desktop from the phone? I.e., if we were running x11, I would simply export this through an ssh ...
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How do I adjust the window and keyboard size?

I have installed Ubuntu Touch on my HTC Desire, it is working well but the size of my keyboard is too big!! How can I adjust this?
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How do I enable multiple-users and FDE in Ubuntu-touch?

I'm not particularly concerned about the problem since it's still in alpha/beta, but the project site notes the feature. I went ahead and bought a Nexus 7 to be on the early adopter platform, so ...
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How to install Ubuntu for Tablets on Lenovo Thinkpad X60/X200/X220/X230 Tablet?

How to install Ubuntu for Tablets (or Unity for Tablets?) on Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet (the X series?) Which package from which repository to install on top of standard Ubuntu to get Ubuntu for Tablets ...
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Parallel applications on Nexus 4 - cpufreq drivers?

I was trying to run parallel applications (pbzip2, pigz) from inside of "ubuntu_chroot shell", however I do not see any speedup from their sequential counterparts (bzip2, gzip). I tried to install ...
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How do I run the Ubuntu Phone Nexus7 image in a VM?

Do I need to go through the device imaging steps with an ADT VM, a specific qemu configuration, something else, not possible? How do I run the Ubuntu Phone Nexus7 image in a VM? Any of the above ...
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Nexus 7 does not goes past ubuntu boot up screen!

Installing ubuntu on my Nexus 7. PC showed success message and then I waited for few minutes some white text and then boom.. ubuntu logo. After that the device went blank... now when I boot I see ...