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

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How can I reliably kill / restart XBMC in a way my mom can use?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu and XBMC for my parents can use. Occasionally, XBMC will freeze and they have no way of restarting XBMC. The desktop is unresponsive. If this was on Windows, my parents ...
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My Unity bar is missing and I cannot log in [closed]

Hello I am running a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu 12.04. I have been testing the open beta if the Steam gaming service. I ran into some issues installing it. But nothing crazy and it did work. I ...
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System-wide screen contrast change in Unity 2D on Compaq 6720s

I have read many threads but not found how can I change contrast system-wide in Unity 2D for my Compaq 6720s. Any advice?
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How to blacklist the icon of hard disk in Unity 2D?

My external hard disk always appears in the Unity tool bar. Right click on the icon does not display any "Unlock from Launcher" option. Only "Eject" option. So how is it possible to remove the ...
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How do I remove the unity 2D option in lightdm (login sceen) in ubuntu 12.04?

Because I wish to view my full username at login, I want to remove the "Unity 2D" option at the login screen. Currently the last part of the username (after the 20th digit) is hidden behind the ...
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Applications not showing in Unity Dash

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on an IBM thinkpad t42. I just installed gnome and cinnamon but I am still using unity the only problem is that in dash when I search for any application they don't appear. ...
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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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gksudo keeps asking for my password when using a custom Unity launcher

I wrote a custom .desktop file that contains an Exec line #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] (...) Exec=gksudo /my/path/to/bash_script.sh (...) This script launches some zenity calls. Then I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts are not working when unity plugin in ccsm is disabled?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 with unity 2d , I dont like the unity launcher and use Docky . So , i have created a new seeion and using some tweaking and playing around i have been successful to get rid of ...
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Unity 2D for 12.10

I'm using 12.10 with Unity 3D on my laptop and it's really laggy compared to when I used 12.04 with Unity 2D How can I install Unity 2D for 12.10?
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Show desktop icon in lancher in unity 2D

I would like to have a "Show desktop" icon in my launcher. I've seen that there are already some threads about this issue but none of them solve the problem for Unity 2D (which I'm forced to use), ...
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Metacity malfunction preventing custom Gnome session from launching?

When I try to run Metacity in Ubuntu2D(12.04), I get the following message: alisa@ubuntu:~$ metacity Window manager warning: Screen 0 on display ":2.0" already has a window manager; try using the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 on Eee PC 1000?

I have an old Asus netbook (an Eee PC 1000) that has been a traveling companion of mine for quite some time. I installed Ubuntu on it after I bought it back in 2008, and have been updating it with ...
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How to use unity-2d-panel standalone with global menu

Can anyone tell me how to use only unity-2d-panel with global menu. When I load only unity-2d-panel I have problems with global menu, for example: I have close, minimize and maximize buttons on unity ...
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How to get rid of Unity 2d's task bar notifications?

When an IM or (other program) gets a new message, it flashes its window and I my Unity left bar opens itself and grabs my attention. The animation takes around five seconds and bugs me. Is there a ...
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Lightdm: Select Window Manager (disappeared?)

Cant select with what window manager want to start X. I think its for unity-greeter. The icon that appears next to your username and let you start X with unity-2d, gnome, unity, kde, etc have gone ...
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Boot ubuntu 12.04 in 3D - nomodeset quiet splash install

I would like to enable 3D in Ubuntu 12.04. I recently tried to install ubuntu on a new computer. When the installation was complete and I rebooted the machine, I could only see a blank screen. ...
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Building fork off Unity 2D [closed]

I have recently been meddling in Unity 2D and how I can change it up too make it more my own. I was wondering if anyone knew of existing projects like this that I could join or any other who are ...
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Cannot reinstall Unity - Broken dependencies [closed]

I've lost my Unity after sudo apt-get autoremove --purge unity-webapp and cleaned the system with Ubuntu Tweak. I try to install it, but I always get a warning of broken dependencies... I've added ...
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Older GPU: Is it possible to enable Unity 2D in Quantal Quetzal to fix slowness in Unity

I just upgraded from Precise Pangolin to Quantal Quetzal. I have a Nvidia Quadro FX 3450 and a Intel Quad Core Q9450 2.66 Ghz , 8 GB RAM , 64 bit CPU In precise I had to use Unity 2D to have snappy ...
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Unity 3d support for multiple X-screens

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 this weekend and have had problems getting Unity3d to work with my triple monitor set-up. I've installed the latest nVidia drivers for my 2 nVidia video cards and have ...
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After drop of Unity2D in 12.10: How to tackle high load of Unity/compiz on netbooks? [closed]

Update: Though it's not fully clear to me why this Q should be off-topic and I have doubts that a bug report will help, I filed a bug report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1067349 Please ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 colors same for title/menu background & active/inactive windows

I have Ubuntu 12.04, Unity 2D desktop, installed from scratch. The colors between the draggable title bar and the not-draggable menu bar are the same, as are the colors of the active and inactive ...
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hotkeys do not work sometimes in ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I've stumbled upon this issue: sometimes shortcut keys stop working in some windows. For instance, I have these windows opened usually: Google Chrome, Terminal, ...
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GNOME fallback session has both top and bottom panels also unity launcher running through them

I have the GNOME fallback session installed and when I log into it I get both the top and bottom panels and also the Unity launcher and it overlays both and makes it look funny. It is the Unity 2D ...
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How can I uninstall Unity-2D

I want to completely remove Unity-2D (not Unity) on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04. I used dpkg -l | grep unity-2d to list the packages which belongs to Unity-2D. The result was this: ii ...
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Stuck in Unity 2D

After performing an update on my computer today and after the restart my computer will not boot into the 3D mode. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this! Thank!
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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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how to disable metacity button tooltips?

back in the days of gnome 2, metacity used to display tooltips if the user hovered over the window buttons long enough, like 'close window', 'maximise window' etc. these were both pointless and ...
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Unity2D + Compiz make Chromium tabs unmovable

I changed Metacity to Compiz. Everything works great. However, when I use Chromium, as I hold the tab to organize them, the tab can't merge to the original window. So later on, it opens a new window. ...
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running Unity 2d in Xubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to run Unity 2d in xubuntu, I installed the packages but when I try to run it I get [FATAL] Settings schema 'com.canonical.Unity' is not installed How can I get it to run? I'd like ...
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How to make the cursor in the terminal to stop blinking after it loses focus?

I noticed strange behavior in gnome-terminal: When the terminal has focus, the cursor is blinking. After it loses focus, the cursor keeps blinking for about 10 seconds, then stops. I'd like the cursor ...
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What happen to my ubuntu if my graphic not support Unity 3D when UPGRADE to 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity 2d support dropped in 12.10, what now? Unity 2D, the light-weight counterpart to Ubuntu’s Unity interface, has been retired from Ubuntu 12.10. The 2D version of ...
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How to reduce Dock bar size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons? I 'm not getting Dock bar resizing option in system settings>>Appearance>>behaviour Do I need to install anything ...
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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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How do I enjoy Unity 2D in Ubuntu 12.10 with a computer that is capable of running Unity 3D? [closed]

In the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 - Unity 2D will be removed. Thanks to LLVMpipe, a computer that isn't capable of running Unity 3D is getting the same experience without the Compiz effects. But what if ...
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Why Am I Stuck In Unity 2D and How Do I Fix It? [duplicate]

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and at first, Unity 3D worked fine. The Launcher was transparent, the bar at the top had the shadow, and everything looked really neat. I don't ...
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Unity 2d support dropped in 12.10, what now?

So its been announced. Ubuntu is dropping unity 2d support. I wouldn't mind if it wasn't for two things that are important to me. 1) A working system Unity is nice, i try to use it quite often. But ...
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How to get Unity2D to toggle launcher's backlight?

How can I change the behaviour of the launcher icons so that they have their background toggled on only if the application is running? I want backgrounds or borders highlighted if the application is ...
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unity 12.04 full screen

If I set a shortcut to 'toggle fullscreen mode' in settings->keyboard->shortcuts->windows->toggle fullscreen mode, the shortcut works in unity 2D, but not unity 3D. The same shortcut can be modified ...
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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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Set launcher reveal mode to Intellihide

Starting from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Unity stopped supporting the Intellihide reveal mode for the Unity launcher. However, Ubuntu Tweak can still change the settings so that it does ...
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How to change from Unity 2D to 3D?

I have been trying to run MyUnity, and it's been working fine until today, when it comes up with the message: So, apparently I am running Unity-2D. So I did a little command-line search withecho ...
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Boot Repair forced Ubuntu to load Unity2D and the mouse cursor freezed

I am a GRUB noob and I would appreciate if you could help me with my issues. I want to install several GNU/Linux Distros but I broke GRUB so I used boot-repair to fix it. I wanted to have a separated ...
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How do I permanently avoid an update?

I have noted after installing the first huge block of updates you get after a fresh installation, Unity 3D would disappear leaving me only 2D support. So, not exactly knowing what did that depend on, ...
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How do I to create a live-USB with Unity 2D by default?

I want to create a bootable Live-USB to be able to run Ubuntu on any machine I need, independently of its hardware specs. As there are some Pentium III and IV still around, how should I proceed to ...
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Is WIndows 7 style access to grouped windows possible in Ubuntu 12.04 unity 2d?

Selecting grouped windows with a mouse is highly inconvenient. Let's say I have two firefox windows open and I want to select one of the two with a mouse. I have to click on the firefox launcher then ...
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I want to hide the Unity 2D launcher completely

I want to hide the launcher completely. I want it to pops up only when I press the Super key. My problem is, I use Cairo-dock and use auto-hide feature of Launcher, but the launcher pops up, whenever ...
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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 ...
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Unity launcher doesn't appear in VNC session

I'd like to have a unity desktop accessible via VNC on a precise server machine I have running. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package. I'm launching a VNC session with the following in my ...