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

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Unity-2d Upper panel font distorted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fuzzy text in Unity title bar Using unity-2d , only when I choose the Radiance theme the font in the panel becomes distorted . screenshot
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How to hide mouse cursor while using HUD in Unity 2d? [closed]

I want the mouse cursor to hide when I press the HUD key Alt. It should toggle back on if I press Alt again or press Enter. Problem: When you press Alt showing the HUD, pressing Enter should ...
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Unity 2d vs 3d and launcher icon resizing

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 image on a flash drive. When I boot from that, I'm able to resize the icons in my launcher, and windows snap to half the screen. I assume this means that I'm running ubuntu 3d. ...
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Unity 3D not Working on Acer D270 w/ Intel GMA 3600

I recently bought myself an Acer Aspire One D270 with the GMA 3600 graphics chipset thinking I would get some lovely graphics. However, I am stuck using Unity 2D and I cant figure out how to enable 3D....
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how to change Alt+Tab window highlight color in Unity 2D

i have Ubuntu 12.04, and i run unity 2D (so i can run all of my monitors with xinerama). a problem that i have is when i hit alt+tab, it highlights the new [active] window with a white border. well,...
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Different background or wallpaper per workspace Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 with unity 2d. I want to change the wallpaper per workspace, i came across few gconf editor related tutorials but is it possible in any other way? Does unity have it built in ...
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Why is Unity 2D being discontinued?

As reported by Phoronix, the news from UDS appears to be that development on Unity 2D will stop, with the focus being on a single, unified implementation. Obviously maintaining two codebases to do ...
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Install Unity-2D in Ubuntu 10.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Unity on 10.04? recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I really liked the Unity interface. However my computer is not fast enough to deal completely with it. ...
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How can I make the Unity 2d Shell dodge GNOME Panel when running both simultaneously?

I'm using GNOME Fallback in 12.04, and I'm running the Unity 2D Shell (WITHOUT THE UNITY 2D PANEL) and GNOME Panel. I've done this by logging in using GNOME Fallback, and then running unity-2d-shell. ...
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Screen turn off/crazy when I adjust my screen brightness continuously on a Dell Studio 1558

I have a Dell Studio 1558, With a Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series on Unity 2D. After a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04, I rebooted and logged in to my Ubuntu.The screen was too bright, So I press ...
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xorg.conf and Unity3D?

For some reason, I cannot seem to use Unity3D with the following xorg.conf file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" ...
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Ubuntu logs automatically into Unity-2D mode

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. The computer is an Acer Aspire 5732Z and I have 2 problems: When I log onto Ubuntu (in 3D mode) it begins in 2D mode. I cannot change the screen resolution. ...
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Difference between Unity and 2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? I can't tell the difference between 2D and Unity(3D?) when I log in with the trial LiveCD. How can I tell which one I am using and if I am ...
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How to run Compiz on Unity 2D, Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Compiz by default in Unity 2D When I try to run compiz on Unity 2D I can't use de Dash, and all my workspaces reduces to one single workspace. I want to know how to ...
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How to unlock “Add” and “Set as default” in the “Open With” tab of a files' properties

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D, it appears as though you can set the default program for any file (type) by right-clicking the file -> Properties -> Open With -> Set as default. However the "Set as ...
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How could Unity2D save sessions?

Until 11.10 I used Kubuntu. For some annoying reasons i migrated to Ubuntu from 12.04. Now i really miss some KDE features and i don't have found solution yet. First big problem: i work with lot of ...
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Will Ubuntu go faster with Ubuntu 2D instead of Ubuntu 3D?

I tried both Ubuntu 3D and 2D, and it looks as if it goes fast in both, except when I open the dash menu (in 3D), it goes too slow. If I resize the Dash, it goes a little slowly, but not too much. Is ...
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Why do games lag in Unity and not in Unity 2D?

Ubuntu 12.04: All games lag in Unity, but in Unity 2D games don't lag. Does anyone have a solution that it don't lag in normal unity? processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz × 2 memory: 3,9 ...
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What compositors can I use in Unity-2D?

I would like to install a compositor in unity 2D. And I've noticed a number of other compositors: compiz, mutter, xcompmgr, xfwm4, etc. I'm interested in using a lightweight compositor but I need to ...
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How to reenable “Aero Snap” in Unity 2d?

I want to get back "Aero Snap", the behavior when dragging windows to the upper Ubuntu bar, they maximized automatically. I must have done something to the behavior of that thing because now I can't ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? What are the keyboard shortcuts to minimize, maximize, and close windows on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity? Alt-F4 to close the ...
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How to make the Unity launcher evade active windows in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? In 11.x, my Unity launcher remained visible all the time, except when the active window went over it. I ...
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Can run 3D games but not Unity(only 2D version). GeForce 8800 GTS 12.04 [closed]

I'm having trouble getting Unity to run properly. I can play HoN but if I log in with Unity the system becomes slow and laggy.I think this system had earlier versions of Unity running before but now ...
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Missing ability to change the size of launcher icons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? Just installed Ubuntu 12.04, well upgraded would be the correct thing to say. I also downloaded and created a disc of it, ...
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Maximize dialog windows?

Solution: If you're on standard Unity which uses Compiz for 3D compositing, use compizconfig-settings-manager. See WeAreGeek's answer below. If you're on Unity 2D, as I am, then wmctrl is the only ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD run Unity 2D or 3D or selects which one to run adaptively?

In case I boot from an Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD, am I going to see Unity 2D, standard Unity ("3D") or does it depend on my hardware?
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Why does unity 2d have compositing enabled by default? [duplicate]

Why does unity 2d have compositing enabled, doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of having a light weight unity variant?
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Are there any GTK3 themes that work properly in Unity-2D? All that I've tried have “button glitches”

Every GTK3 theme I've ever tried other than Ambiance or Radiance has some "fallback" buttons when maximized instead of the theme buttons. Is there a fix or a theme without this issue? Example:
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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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Blank desktop after updates today, only unity2d works now [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have been using 12.04 (wubi) since a week now and this is my 1st exposure to linux. Everything was going on fine till ...
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Why does Unity and Unity 2D use different config systems? (DConf and GConf)

Unity 3D uses GConf, but Unity 2D uses DConf. Why is that and is there an overview of where the different parts of Unity (scopes, lenses, etc) are stored in which configuration system?
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How can I remove eog without breaking the Unity-2D session?

On my Ubuntu 11.10 install, I want to use gpicview instead of eog. Therefore, I'd like to remove eog. Whenever I do sudo apt-get remove eog though, I'm notified that doing this will also remove ubuntu-...
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How to get rid of Wine Windows Program Loader icon in Ubuntu Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher I have a Wine application launcher in Ubuntu Unity (11.10). And When I run a wine application "Wine Window Program Loader"...
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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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Unity-2D uses old gnome style application switcher

Since I upgraded to the new Ubuntu 12.04, I have been getting the old gnome style Alt-tab switcher instead of the new one. Is there any package that I need to install for the same? I am using Unity-2d....
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Can't get unity to work on virtualbox ubuntu 11.10/12.04b guest [closed]

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 ...
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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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Unity 2D Exit Icon Not Showing

I wanted to switch over to Unity 2D because it uses less memory, however the exit, minimise, and maximise buttons aren't showing, with just a black bar. Also the running programs do not appear in the ...
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How can I remove the unity launcher, but keep the dash home menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? Is it possible to remove the Unity launcher? I've replaced it with a different launcher (dockbarX) however I would like to keep the Dash ...
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How to disable HUD in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I am using Ubuntustudio 12.04 with Unity 2D. It delivers the HUD. Since I work with audio and graphic ...
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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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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 ...
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How to enable resize grips in Unity-2D?

How do you enable resize grips in Unity-2D (or any non-Compiz setup) for GTK 3? In Oneiric, you could add the following to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css: * { -GtkWindow-resize-grip-default: true; } ...
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Remove Launcher in Unity 2D?

I like Unity but I'd rather use Docky as a launcher than the Unity Launcher. Is it possible to remove the launcher in Unity 2D or possibly preventing it from loading at start-up? Thanks
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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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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, ...
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How to autohide the Launcher in Unity 2D?

In the regular Unity 3D, I used Compiz Config Manager where I could configure the Unity Plug-in to autohide the Launcher and not to show it when moving mouse to the left side of the screen. So it was ...
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update manager saying error on line 59 in sources list

Can't figure out where my problem is. I tried to post my sources list but apparently Ubuntu won't let a new user post more then two hyperlinks so yea any suggestions on how to post that.
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reconfigure unity-2d after downgrade

I tried enabling HUD in unity following the instructions at http://techhamlet.com/2012/01/how-to-install-the-new-hud-in-ubuntu-12-04-and-11-10/, but when I had finished, I found that it doesn't work ...
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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 ...