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

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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 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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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How do I switch between Unity and Unity 2D without logging out?

I really like both Unity and Unity 2D. They currently have different issues, meaning that one does not have the issue the other has. For instance, when I play Battle for Wesnoth, then it integrates ...
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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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How can I make the unity sidebar visible permanently (as in, in all circumstances) in unity 2D?

Yes, I have seen the other similar questions; if this is a duplicate please link me to the question that answer this, because none of them appear to; all appear to only address (1) of the two issues ...
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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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How to login into Unity 2d?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop. It loads Unity 3D. But, I want to login into Unity-2d. How do I do that?
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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 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. ...
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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 ...
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How do I get an Nvidia Geforce 310M working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I have NVIDIA GeForce 310M (Hybrid) Graphics in my Samsung QX 410s02 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Before installing mesa-...
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Why doesn't the Unity-2D dashboard remain fullscreen after I click the fullscreen button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make the Dash open up fullscreen in 2D? My notebook has a widescreen display of 1280x800 and for some reason the Unity-2D dashboard always insists on opening up ...
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It is possible to port unity?

I've been a Ubuntu user for long, but, because of the lack of software updates (Eclips since in 3.5, and others), and because Ubuntu (in my point of view) is becoming more and more resources hungry (...
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Does Unity 2d support lenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would a Unity lens written for Unity 3D also work in Unity 2D? Does Unity 2d support lenses and scopes? If not, are there any plans to support them in the future?
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Switch from Unity 2d to Unity while logged in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch between Unity and Unity 2D without logging out? It is possible to switch form Unity2d to Unity without logging out first? I would like to be able to go ...
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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. ...
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What's new in Unity 2D 5.2?

I've really enjoyed using Unity 2D 4.12 in 11.10. It's very fast, and it works better with some games than Unity (because of Compiz). In Precise Pangolin, I notice that the new version is 5.2. Can ...
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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 corner ...
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Only 1 workspace in Unity 2D

I'm using Unity 2d. When I click on Workspaces, it zooms out, but the screen is black where the other 3 workspaces should be. When I try clicking in the black area, nothing happens.
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Does removing extra workspaces in Unity2d impact CPU or RAM performance?

I never used workspaces, so I have set number of workspaces to 1. After restarting, unity seems to be kinda snappier. What`s in theory?
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How do I restart Unity 2D

As per How do I restart Unity? But I guess unity --replace would start the 3D variant.
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How do I eliminate the extra title bar?

I'm using Oneiric 11.10, Unity 2D, and compiz (modifying some ccsm settings); I've activated the effects plug-in on ccsm, and when I apply the changes by typing in the terminal compiz --replace, I get ...
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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.
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Dash in Unity-2D: how to tweak search?

For some reason after recent update Unity-2D dash doesn't show programs: I type "firefox" but it shows only files and folders as shown on the following image: However dash finds Firefox after ...
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What command is used to start Unity 2D?

Trying to use FreeNX remote desktop which requires a custom command for the window manager. I tried unity-2d-launcher but that just starts the launcher missing the panel for instance (which can be ...
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Set notification icons to show all in Unity-2D

I can't get Unity-2D to show all notification icons with dconf-editor. It only changes it on unity-3D. Is there a way to get it to work on unity 2D?
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Compiz not showing complete windows

When i work with compiz as windows manager, my windows are not complete (title bar is missing and white - no longer colored). I cannot move the windos either. When Y go back to metacity no problems....
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Not possible to click on systray

When I am using Unity 3D, clicking on the systray doesn't work. For example, in the picture bellow: if I want to click on the Pidgin, Ubuntu One, Synapse,... icon, it doesn't work at all, meaning ...
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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 ...
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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!
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Controlling where an opened window appears

I often find myself opening emacs from the terminal in order to copy down something from the internet. Regretfully, the thing I am usually attempting to copy down is in the upper left-hand portion of ...
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Alt-Tab in Unity 2D makes app icon jiggle instead of switching [closed]

I'm using Unity 2D as my desktop, and it works fine most of the time, but every now and then, I try to Alt-Tab to switch to a different application, and instead of switching to that window, the ...
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Not able to run Unity-2D interface in Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I'm not able to use Unity-2D in my computer running Ubuntu 11.10. Unity 3D works hassle-free. when I type unity-2d-panel in terminal, i get the following in terminal and an error pops out and stops ...
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Change icon order in Unity 2d in Ubuntu 11.10

How do you rearrange the order of icons in the dock in Unity 2D in Ubuntu 11.10? I searched and saw a post that said the order can be changed by pulling the icon to the right and dragging it, but I ...
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Will Unity 2d top panel be theme-able and support transparency?

Does anyone knows if the 2D (Qt) version of unity will be theme-able and also will support transparency in the top panel? How customizable is Unity 2D planned to be?
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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 one....
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Expose-like spread mode in unity 2d without compiz

I'm using ubuntu 11.04 with unity-2d but without compiz because my computer has a two-screen setup. I'd like to know if there's any way of having a view of all active applications running like Mac OS ...
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How to fix inconsistent number of rows in Unity-2D

In Unity-2D, I only have one row of workspaces when I switch with Ctrl+Alt+Arrow, but two when I hit Meta+S. Is there a way I can get two rows in both?
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Missing Panel After Installing Unity 2D [closed]

I upgraded my netbook from UNR 10.10 to Natty 11.04 and it was working fine till I decided to install Unity 2D. After installing Unity 2D I tried to give it a spin and logged out of my session. When I ...
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Is there a zoom function for Unity 2D?

Gnome Shell and Unity (3D) via Compiz offer to zoom into the desktop. Is there something similar for Unity 2D please?
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How to get menus in Unity-2D and XMonad? [closed]

I am running XMonad with Unity-2D on 11.10 on a dual-head configuration, similar to https://gist.github.com/1300108 and http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/Using_xmonad_in_Unity_2D As a ...