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2answers
264 views

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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1answer
121 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
596 views

How to run Unity 2D launcher on top of gnome-shell on startup?

I've wrote this command line: "if [ "$DESKTOP_SESSION" == "gnome-shell" ]; then (unity-2d-shell) ; fi". If I type it into a terminal then the 2D unity launcher would start and would work like a charm ...
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2answers
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Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?

Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?
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2answers
2k views

Unity 3D vs Unity 2D vs Gnome shell for battery life (resource use)

I'm currently trying to choose between Gnome shell and Unity 2D/3D for my Ubuntu installation on my laptop (I don't really like the dull look of some environments like xfce). Of the three, which uses ...
2
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1answer
312 views

Why does Unity 2D start when I choose the “GNOME/Openbox” session?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity 2D and Gnome Shell, and I have also installed the Openbox window manager. If I choose to start an "Openbox" session, it works fine (i.e. the Openbox window manager ...
3
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2answers
870 views

Change windows from minimizing to corner in GNOME 3

Can the windows be set to minimize to a dock? For example, Im using GNOME shell with unity 2D and I would prefer the windows to minimize to their respective launcher. Example: instead of the open ...
9
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5answers
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How do I change the colors of the Ambiance & Radiance themes?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and i wanted to change colors in Ambiance/Radiance themes, by default it has orange and i wanted to change it to Blue, I tried using gnome-color-chooser, but it didn't work? ...
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3answers
1k views

Unity-2D is slow on my computer

I have an old computer which works nicely with Gnome-2 (10.04 LTS). I swapped out the hard drive and installed 11.10 for testing purposes getting ready for 12.04 LTS but Unity-2D is painfully slow, ...
9
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3answers
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How can I switch my current session between Unity, Unity 2D, and Gnome?

If I am currently logged in to Unity, is there a way for me to switch my current session to Unity 2D or Gnome without logging out and in again? I know I can restart Unity by running unity --replace. ...
1
vote
1answer
236 views

Unity/gnome mess

I've recently upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04, and immediately switched to unity-2d (running on a netbook). Then I tried to load the 10.10 panels because I didn't like the globalmenu. After rebooting I ...
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1answer
686 views

Is there a way to launch Unity Dash outside of Unity?

I've installed Unity 2d, and therefore I'm able to use the Launcher and Panel in standard Gnome Panel desktop. I would like to know whether there is a way to launch the Dash only, and if so, if it is ...