Unity 2D is an implementation of Unity desktop interface in Qt and QML.

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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity interface becomes invisible when trying to modify color or highlighting of a text in LibreOffice

I'm experiencing a weird problem, and I'm not sure whether it is about Libreoffice or Unity shell itself or both. While working in Writer (version 4.2.8.2, but I experienced the same in 3.5), I try ...
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How can I configure unity2d to use unity3d's window placement shortcuts

I like the CTRL-ALT-numpad window placement shortcuts in Unity3d. But I am now mainly using Unity 2D. How do I configure keyboard shortcuts to do the same window placement?
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White line around the current window

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on old Dell Latitude D620 laptop. This machine has an Nvidia GeForce Go 7300, so I installed Nvidia driver 304.123. After that, a thin white line appears on top ...
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Failed to load session 'unity 2-d'

When logging in Ubuntu 12.04 it says "Failed to load session 'unity 2-d'" and there is only an option to log out... Now the problem occurred when I was fixing a simple medibuntu problem, after some ...
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Unity 2D dash and launcher unable to install! [closed]

Ok. I tried installing ubuntu TV from This page. It said that my ubuntu 2D environment will be altered. Now when I choose Ubuntu 2D,I dont have a launcher. Everything is working except there is no ...
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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Unity 3D Suddenly Disabled Ubuntu 12.04

My Unity was always OK since first install in 2012. I always use Unity 3D session, never use 2D session. But now, I have only Unity 2D session. I don't want 2D session, I want my 3D session back. I ...
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Is it possible to change Unity 3D to 2D and will I gain any performance boost after that?

How to change Unity 3D to 2D on Ubuntu 14.04? And, will I get any improvements in performance if do that? What software utilities will I lose if I switch to from Unity 3D to 2D?
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Unable to reinstall unity-2d on Ubuntu 14.04 desktop LTS?

It is wiered that I'm not able to reinstall unity-2d on my system. I removed it as it was not ready to go into the 2D mode. I have XRDP install for which I need Unity-2D. after removing the unity-2d ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: How to install Unity2d?

I love Unity, but would like to use Unity2d because it doesn't run compiz. How do I do this?
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Stuck with Unity 2D despite having Nvidia 630M installed (but possibly not running)

I have a HP DV6 with the following specs: 6 GB RAM Intel® Core™ i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 64 bit VESA: Intel® Sandybridge/Ivybridge Graphics NVIDIA geforce GT 630M (2 GB) Note: I have been ...
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How to enable alternative log in sessions (e.g. Unity 2D or others) in Trusty?

I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to 14.04 LTS on an i386 system (Dell Optiplex 740, with an integrated nvidia quadro NVS 210S chipset). The upgrade proceeded smoothly without any problem. ...
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Unity Launcher/Gnome panel overlap issue on Gnome desktop

I use Gnome desktop and have the Unity launcher running as well. I was able to achieve this by installing Gnome and doing this. After I did it, the Gnome panel at the top and the Unity launcher on ...
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Flickering desktop and unity

I found that my desktop and unity bar were acting up after booting my laptop. I found that I could just manage to escape from the problem of a constantly flickering desktop and unity bar by logging ...
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Arrows next to Launcher Icons in Unity 2D

What do the tiny white arrows next to the icons in the Unity 2D launcher mean? Sometimes there is one, often more. Do they indicate the number of windows of that application that are open?
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Stuck in unity 2D, 12.04 after installing cuda

It was Unity 3d before I install cuda. But after I installed cuda5.5, I can never get back to unity 3d. Any ideas?
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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 ?
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Cannot start log in through rdp after restart (Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS)

I have installed xrdp, unity-2d and xubuntu-desktop on my VPS remote server with Ubuntu to have a remote rdp access to it. By the first time it worked fine. But after rebooting I cannot log in into it ...
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will unity 3d on older computers work with 13.10

Basically, i have an older computer which is why i put ubuntu on for its speed. At first i had 12.04 that ran ubuntu 2D because 3D was very slow on the Nvidia GeForce 5200 card in it. when i updated ...
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Unity-2d on Trusty 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently got a laptop for uni work, I had trouble with installation of the normal supported versions of Ubuntu and had to use Trusty 14.04 to get running, my question now is how can I set it to ...
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Ubuntu will not leave 2d mode

I am running 12.04 LTS, have received all of the updates, and cannot switch back to 3d mode. After restarting and notifying the GUI that I would like to start in Ubuntu (3d) mode, it goes to 2d mode ...
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Display resolution & Unity: were perfect before restart

Today I rebooted my system, after an uptime of 11+ days (suspending once daily) and after an update a few days ago that invlolved fglrx, to see that the screen resolution has changed. In "Displays" ...
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Unity stopped working after update

After I updated my 12.04.3 installation yesterday normal Unity didnt show up. It keeps falling back to Unity2D. Also /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p says my graphic card AMD Radeon HD 6700 ...
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How to enable Unity Launcher on startup?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop has the Unity 2D along with the classic GNOME interface but it wouldn't launch automatically on startup, Only after I type 'unity' on the terminal the Unity 2D Launcher as ...
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How to remove the switch user account option in Unity 2D?

We are looking for a way to permanently remove the Switch User Account function from our install of Ubuntu Unity. Note, this function appears when you right or left click on the user name in the upper ...
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Unity 2D/3D not working with Radeon 7000 (no panel, launcher, dash, etc.)

Problem: Neither Unity 3D nor 2D display the panel, launcher or dash (icons disappear as soon as I launch an application, but I can still hover and get a tooltip). I have tried removing and ...
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What is the latest version of Unity-2d

i would like to have the latest version of unity-2d installed on my system. i can see some references to a version 6 in some places e.g. http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/u/unity-2d/ ...
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How to make Ctrl+Super+left/right work in Virtual Box Ubuntu 12.04?

I use Ubuntu 13.10 as a development machine and found that buttons Ctrl+Super+left/right are quite useful for me. From time to time I'm working on Ubuntu 12.04 installed on Virtual Box and ...
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what is mysterious cursor icon in unity top bar?

unity 12.04 2d. Out of nowhere In the top bar on the right, just left of the ubuntu-classic-menu indicator and just right of the ibus keyboard icon, a little arrow cursor icon has appeared. I click ...
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Upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my VAIO, alongside Windows 7. I know Ubuntu upgrades won't damage my Windows drive and I'm fine about it, but I've seen people saying 'Unity 2D removal' and 'purge ...
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Steam dosen't start, an X error occured

whenever I try to run steam, it doesn't open, but it doesn't give an error message. Running it through the consle, I get this... Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 32-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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Any way to make Unity completely 2D or get Unity 2D back in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm a big fan of the Unity desktop and i'd like to use it under Ubuntu 13.04. However my Linux systems are low end and old so I can't run it. I know there may have been many forums and questions ...
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Unity 2d for Qt [closed]

I Need the source packages of Unity 2d to rebuild and run on Qt , the problem is that I'm using Qt on windows right now. and I have no idea how download the Unity 2d on windows 7.
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No unity shell , no unity panel and no dual monitors

I did something terrible this morning you can see here. Now that problem was fixed , apt was working fine and so was the update manager . after installing all updates , I rebooted. And I could not ...
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I can not move icons in Unity Launcher.

My Launcher was very smooth.But yesterday onwards Launcher become darker and not smooth.I can't move the icons as to rearrange it's position.
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Resizing the unity side bar on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

How can we resize the unity side bar on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I would like to make it as small as possible.
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No Unity 3D in VirtualBox

I'm having trouble running Unity 3D in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in VirtualBox. I tried enabling 3D acceleration, it still does not show 3D. Only 2D. I tried installing VBox Guest additions, won't show 3D. ...
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Could Unity 2D speed up 3D games on Ubuntu 13.04?

I know that Ubuntu 12.04 allows for specifying Unity 2D or 3D at login. Using Unity 2D when playing 3D games is supposed to make things work faster. Does this also apply to Ubuntu 13.04? If so, how ...
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12.04 Unity 2D - dragging windows barely works

I'm currently running 12.04 in VMWare Player on a Windows 7 64bit machine and I'm experiencing a lot of trouble with dragging windows around. One of my biggest issues is that very often I'll snap a ...
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Falling back to unity-2D after an update

I have a laptop with nvidia optimus technology and I had installed bumblebee (running ubuntu 12.04 64bit). After an update ubuntu-2d is loaded (I verified that with echo $DESKTOP_SESSION printing ...
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Unity lost almost all shortcuts

I have a Dell latitude E6530 laptop with NVidia video card that was working fine with the default video driver. After a normal package update (~1 week ago) and a restart, boot resulted in a blank ...
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How to roll up windows with mouse wheel with unity-2d

How can I roll up windows by mouse wheel up on title bar ? This solution for Ubuntu 11.10 does not work : gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/gwd/mouse_wheel_action shade I am on ubuntu 12.04 with ...
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How to remove borders around windows when pressing alt+tab in Ubuntu 12.04

When I press Alt+Tab for switching windows in Ubuntu 12.04 the outlines of selected windows appear. Is there a way to remove these frame outline? I cannot add screenshots because when I press PrtSc ...
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After Ubuntu 12.04 LTS update, Only Unity 2D … bug?

I have no clue why this happened, but I would really like to fix it. I ran a bunch of updates (25+...I hadn't updated in a while) and for some reason after I restarted to install the updates, I could ...
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Your Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode. Many features will not be available.(Ubuntu 12.04)

What does that means and how to switch from 2D to 3D. I have a AMD Radeon7670M I tried installing and re installed the driver it recommended in additional drivers and i have checked synaptic package ...
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12.04 updates caused blue screen after login with taskbar or icons

i'm still new to linux and have been testing it out on my laptop. i ran updates on ubuntu 12.04lts and something failed along the way. after reboot, when i log in, the screen is blue and the icons ...
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Not returning focus to previously focused window

This has been bothering me a lot. When closing a window, the system does not give the focus to the previously focused window. Let me give an example. Right now, I'm working with Google Chrome and it ...
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Will I lose Unity-2d if I upgrade to 12.10

I want to continue to use Unity-2d which I have setup on my 12.04 install...but some of the new 12.10 features I would like to use. new Disk utility with auto mount settings built in easier printer ...
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Is Unity 2D ever coming back?

I have some computers which only operate on Unity 2D because of their hardware, so I rely on Unity 2D and Ubuntu 12.04. In the future I could use Gnome Shell, I could use Unity 3D via llvmpipe (which ...
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Is there a way that I can make people have to input an administrators password to change the desktop background?

I have a problem of lots of people changing my desktop background. Is there a way that I can make people have to input an administrators password to change the desktop background. I am running ...