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1answer
983 views

How to create terminal program launcher (desktop shortcut)?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 win Unity 2D. I want to have a launcher which launches application (sh file) which outputs many things to console. gnome-desktop-item-edit can't help.
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1answer
726 views

Add Unity 2d panel to XFCE

How to add Unity 2d panel to XFCE environment, but only Unity 2d panel, not the dash
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1answer
209 views

Is it possible to install the Unity 2D Panel in Kubuntu without pulling in all of Unity's dependencies?

I would like to avoid installing Gnome dependencies, if possible. I figured this is possible as Unity 2D is written in Qt. Thanks for your input!
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1answer
252 views

Why is Ubuntu booting in 2D mode on VMware?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VMware, and now when I boot Ubuntu, it takes me directly to a 2D session. Anything I'm missing here that would prevent it from loading the 3D desktop?
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1answer
1k views

Can't get unity to work on virtualbox ubuntu 11.10/12.04b guest

I haven't been able to get 3d acceleration to work properly on my VBox guest, no matter what I do I always get fallback unity 2d mode, here's what I've tried: Enabled "3d acceleration" on VBox ...
2
votes
1answer
847 views

How do I move the Unity2D launcher to the right?

I understand the 3D launcher cannot be moved to the right. Can the Unity2D Launcher be moved?
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1answer
1k views

Why doesn't `unity --reset` work?

I want to reset Unity. But when I type unity --reset I get the following error: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Xlib: extension ...
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2answers
854 views

Unity 2d and 3d both running

Ok. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer and everything works fine. I installed Compiz config Settings, and it shows that the Ubuntu Unity Plugin is unchecked. I researched and found out that I am ...
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votes
1answer
183 views

Menu in the top bar won't stay opened when clicked

The menu in the top bar (i believe it's called global menu or application menu, not sure) opens when I press mouse button on it, but immediately closes when I release it. This makes it hard to use, ...
2
votes
1answer
659 views

Can we use the window snap feature to fit a window to half the screen in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Aero Snap in Unity 2D? In Unity 3D you can move a window to the left and right edge of the screen to fit it to half the screen. I'm sure I saw this work on ...
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0answers
197 views

UI freezes when disconnecting DisplayPort

When I connect an external monitor using the DisplayPort connector on my HP ProBook 6550b, it works like a charm. However, when I *dis*connect the DisplayPort cable, the UI on the laptop freezes. ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

Unity3D loads all the time instead of selected desktop session

Every time I log out, and change session, select Unity2D and login Ubuntu is loaded, to what it seems to be in Unity3D. When I check in the terminal, that is confirmed. I even changed the default to ...
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votes
2answers
803 views

Only show Unity launcher when left cmd/win key is pressed?

Ive seen plenty of guides on how to prevent the launcher/sidebar from ever auto-hiding, but how would I prevent it from ever showing except when I press the left cmd/win key?
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votes
1answer
954 views

Set desktop default to Unity 2D remotely?

Is there a way that I can set the default desktop to Unity 2D without logging out? I need to achieve this remotely as I don't have direct access to the computer.
2
votes
1answer
255 views

Window does not get focus when opened by clicking a tray icon or a launcher icon

When I open a window by clicking an icon in the launcher bar or an icon in the tray area, sometimes the window does not get focus and gets opened behind the currently active window. I want it to open ...
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0answers
377 views

Pidgin menus don't show up, neither in the application or the global menu [closed]

I installed Pidgin as it has a great add-on for Office communicator that works really well... However I can't add any new contacts because there's no menu! I can open the "buddy list" and it shows my ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I enable Unity 2D on the LiveCD?

My computer is pretty old so I'd really like to have Unity 2D enabled. Does anyone know how to do that? Thanks in advance!
3
votes
1answer
709 views

Change workspaces layout in Unity 2D

I was using a workspace layout or 1 row and 5 columns, but with the latest update of Unity 2d , now my 5 workspaces are splited in 2 rows. How should I revert the layout workspace back to 1 row? ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

How can I prevent Zeitgeist from reading clipboard?

When I copy ID/password to clipboard, only password is copied, because Zeitgeist catches ID from gpass as if I were pressing Ctrl V. Is it possible to avoid? Activity Log Manager seems to not help in ...
3
votes
0answers
209 views

Some applications always open on the secondary screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual monitor applications opening on wrong monitor I have a dual screen setup. Some applications always open on my secondary screen. How can I fix this behavior? In ...
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3answers
714 views

Single instance of the GNOME Terminal?

I'd like to know or it is possible to set up the GNOME Terminal in a way that when I open up the terminal and there is already an instance open it'll show that instance and not open up a brand new ...
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votes
1answer
266 views

Workspaces Page Blue

When i go onto the workspaces page on Ubuntu 11.10 the background images on the 4 viewable workspaces are all blue. I can still see running programs on the workspaces page. When I change to the ...
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vote
1answer
206 views

Screen flashes gray as I log in, can I stop it?

Since installing 11.10 I've noticed that often when I login the following sequence: login screen [hit enter] light gray screen (0.5 - 1 sec) my background appears Unity loads Guake loads I'm ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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votes
1answer
2k views

How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D?

The default window movement key (alt) conflicts with several programs that I use fairly often. I'm sure some users find this key binding useful but I really need to change it to something else so that ...
3
votes
0answers
5k views

Where is showdesktop button on 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Unity equivalent of the GNOME panel 'show desktop' applet? I understand that alt-ctrl-d will show the desktop in Unity 2D, but is there a button that ...
4
votes
1answer
629 views

Window-manager (close,minimize,maximize) buttons does not appear when window is maximized

My PC is fairly old and the hardware is quite weak, but it runs unity 2D quite well and fast. But I have this only one problem. The close/minimize,maximize buttons dont appear When I open a ...
2
votes
1answer
216 views

How to make Unity 2D show the whole application when clicking its icon?

In Unity 3D if I click on an application in the launcher all windows of that application get to the front. If I do the same in Unity 2D only last active one used gets shown. Is there a way to enable ...
8
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4answers
6k views

Arrange icons on unity 2d bar

I can't arrange icons on 2d unity bar. Whenever I'm trying to drag icons whole bar dragged up and down instead! I can only remove and add app icons to bar, but they always added at end, just before ...
0
votes
0answers
346 views

How to keep Unity 2D Launcher visible with fullscreen apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d? Using gconf-editor, I have set the following: /desktop/unity-2d/launcher hide_mode 0 use_strut ticked When I ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Why do I get the error message “Failed to load session Ubuntu-2D”?

My Ubuntu 11.10 installation worked real good for two weeks. After the first few ubuntu updates (I am not sure if this is the cause) I am not able to use Unity! When I login to Ubuntu 2D, I get the ...
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2answers
1k views

What could cause “normal” Ubuntu not to work but Ubuntu-2d to work? 11.10

I messed up my xorg somehow and now unity-3d doesn't work, but unity-2d seems OK. By doesn't work, I mean that when I boot into 3d, I only see a background image, no icons, panels, or anything else. ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to stop maximizing windows in Unity 2d?

Switch to another virtual desktop after unmaximizing a windows (Firefox, dconf-editor), and then return to the previous virtual desktop. Firefox becomes maximized again. How do I stop it??? I've ...
8
votes
1answer
943 views

How to make guest sessions start with Unity 2D by Default?

My PC does not have enough resources to run two accounts in Unity 3D. When I open a guest account from an already started session, it uses Unity 3D by default. How do I change that?
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2answers
3k views

Use Unity on Console and Unity 2D on FreeNX?

I love freenx and I am having great difficulty trying to get it to work on an 11.10 server. When I try to connect, I immediately get disconnected. I have seen in posts that Unity 3D causes issues with ...
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2answers
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How can I configure “mousekeys”?

Under 11.04, the option to control the pointer with the numpad was set in Hardware/Keyboard settings page. How can I turn on mousekeys or configure them in 11.10 or later? I'm interested in both ...
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vote
2answers
787 views

Unity 2d on multi monitor, Close, Min, Max-Buttons not available on 2nd screen

In Unity 2D and a multi monitor setup (Ubuntu 11.10), the Buttons for Closing, Minimizing and Maximizing windows are not available on the second screen, if the windows are maximized. There is also no ...
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votes
1answer
464 views

Desktop unresponsive after login

I've just upgraded to oneiric and a few seconds after logging into unity 3D, the whole desktop freezes. I tried unity --reset, unity --advanced-debugging, re-enable from the ccsm. The only thing I ...
0
votes
3answers
917 views

How can I boot only with unity2d? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for LightDM when using auto-logins? I'm trying only use unity-2d on 11.10, have you got any idea about this simple possibility? ...
4
votes
4answers
7k views

How can I re-open the TrueCrypt window after it's been closed?

I installed TrueCrypt 7.1 Standard 64-bit on a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. After finding the application in the dash I dragged it's icon onto the Unity launcher. I then clicked that icon ...
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votes
3answers
6k views

Where are my tray icons in the Unity 2D panel?

I can not see any icons in the notification area. I am using Unity 2D in Ubuntu 11.10 . Where are they?
2
votes
1answer
4k views

alt tab switcher effects not working

Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10. There is a nice effect of alt tab switcher with windows preview in 11.10 but with my system only simple alt tab switcher is working without effects. ...
4
votes
1answer
830 views

Settings schema 'com.canonical.Unity2d.Panel' is not installed [closed]

I'm unable to run unity-2d-panel. I've tried apt-get --reinstall. This is with 11.10 32 bit Oneiric - upgraded from Natty. Any idea how to get past this? Here is the .xsession-errors when starting ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d?

I have install ubuntu 11.10 and use unity-2d. The Unity-2d auto hide. I want it to be always show
4
votes
1answer
280 views

Will 11.10 still make use of Blue color to alert the user to things?

In Natty, I really enjoyed the "Blue Highlight" feature as detailed in this great askubuntu question: When do things in the new Unity Panel turn blue? In Oneiric I notice that the upper left corner ...
5
votes
0answers
15k views

How to remove unity and unity-2d? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? how to uninstall unity in ubuntu 11.04, not disable it I use gnome-shell, and I do not use unity or unity-2d, so I would like to remove ...
0
votes
1answer
945 views

Will Unity 2D continue using metacity or will it use compiz?

I've heard that Unity-2D will be using Compiz in 11.10 - is that correct?
3
votes
4answers
757 views

How can I configure the launcher in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure Unity 2D? Is it possible to resize the Unity 2D launcher? Is it possible to change the reveal mode from the left edge with delay to the top left ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

How can I get back Super+a/Super+f? [closed]

My prefered way to launch programms in Natty was to hit Super+a and type a few letters. This does not work in Oneiric anymore. I have to use the mouse which is really cumbersome. Alt+F2 is not a good ...
10
votes
5answers
7k views

Is there a Gmail notifier that works with multiple accounts?

Is there something equivalent to gnome-gmail-notifier for Unity and Unity 2D on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10? 'equivalent' means that it must notify about new emails from multiple normal GMail and Google Apps ...