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

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Am I able to set Unity's dash full screen as default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make the Dash open up fullscreen in 2D? I'd like to click on the Ubuntu buttom and see the dash in full screen as default. Am I able to do it using Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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How to disable alt+click from moving windows in Unity 2D?

How can I disable the alt+click combination from moving windows in Ubuntu 11.10 (unity-2d)?
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Ubuntu 11.10 is falling back to Unity 2D. How to get back to Unity 3D?

It happened some minutes ago when I plugged my secondary monitor and my graphical interface simply crashed. So I had to restart my session. Since the crash Ubuntu insists to use Unity2D fall back ...
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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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Are there any Unity 2D related error logs that could help identify a crash? [closed]

I was connecting to a remote laptop using FreeNX and a gnome classic session. After upgrading to 11.10 on the laptop I am now using unity 2D . Sometimes while working on the NX session, the session ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why Ubuntu is slower on a Atom Dual Core that on a Atom Single Core?

I am a Ubuntu fan from a long time (since 7.04), and recently I bought and Asus 1215N with Nvidia Optimus ION (... no comments here ....) with an Atom processor Dual Core to replace my Msi Wind U100 ...
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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 ...
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How can I set the Unity2D launcher to be always shown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure Unity 2D? Is it possible to have the bar on the left side always on top? I fixed this for Unity 3D, but I'm now using Unity 2D and when a window is ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Edge reveal timeout for Unity 2D

I am using Unity 2D, and I want to change the Edge Reveal Timeout for Unity 2D launcher. but compiz-setting-manager is not working for it. I think 2D and 3D don't share common settings. So, how can I ...
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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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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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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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On my desktop my folder and file icons do not display the file names

I upgraded to 11.10 and using Unity 2D. My desktop consists of icons of folders and files. Prior to the upgrade, all folder and files had file names underneath. The names have all disappeared now and ...
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Using Compiz by default in Unity 2D

My hardware can handle Compiz fine, but not Unity 3D, annoyingly enough. I hate Metacity more than Unity 2D, so I switched compositors using compiz --replace. However that leaves me with two problems: ...
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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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Fusion-Icon does not show up in system tray

I can't find a solution for my problem online: I'm running Unity 2D in Ubuntu 11.10 and want to enable compiz effects. I installed compiz config settings manager, and Fusion-Icon, but when I start ...
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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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Unity is not loading correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have Ubuntu 11.10 and it was working well. But right now when I try to start my session with Unity it loads ...
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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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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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How do I speed up my old Ubuntu computer? [closed]

My computer is really slow. Slow enough that each time the page updates, it updates in a "wave" from top to bottom, which takes about a second. I want to keep Ubuntu and Unity 2D, but I just need a ...
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How can I get unity-2d-launcher to integrate with Awesome WM?

I really like the unity launcher, but in Awesome it only displays on Tag 1, and sometimes pops up behind other windows. Has anyone figured out a way to get this to work?
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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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Ubuntu unlock screen is “checking password…” too slow [closed]

Question When I don't use my laptop (with Ubuntu 11.10 (x64) and Unity 2d) for 5-10 minutes, it automatically locks. After that, when I'm trying to unlock it, it asks for the password. After I enter ...
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How can I configure “mousekeys”?

Under 11.04, the option to control the pointer with the numpad was set in the Hardware/Keyboard settings page. How can I turn on mousekeys or configure them in newer releases?
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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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How can I remove the “Dash Home” icon from the Unity launcher?

My notebook has a widescreen display so vertical space is an absolute premium for me. When I installed Ubuntu 11.10 I was disappointed to see that a new icon confusingly named "Dash Home" had been ...
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Can I remove Unity 2D safely?

My computer can run Unity 3D comfortably, and I don't really want Unity 2D as a fallback. Can I remove it without breaking my system?
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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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How do I get “restart” option in the shutdown menu in Unity?

The dropdown menu I get when I click on the gear link in the top right corner only shows these options: Lock Computer Logout Suspend Hibernate Shutdown There is no "restart" or "reboot". How can ...
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How to default to Unity 2D on auto login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for LightDM when using auto-logins? When I auto-login it gives me unity 3D. How do I change the default to the 2D counterpart?
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Can't enable Unity 2D

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and have done a full update. I have found that standard Unity is just too much for my laptop, so I thought I should enable Unity 2D from the login menu. However, ...
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How to make terminal windows half-transparent in Unity 2d?

That's it. I want to have terminal windows to be (half-) transparent in Unity 2d without wasting too much resources. This question has arisen after an update from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, after which ...
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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 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? ...
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How configure workspaces on Unity-2D?

I don't know what I did exactly, but when my touchpad "froze" (another story) I started to make random combinations with the keyboard, and seems that accidentally I deleted my workspaces. I had 4, and ...
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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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Is there a way I can completely disable workspaces and remove the icon from my Unity-2D panel?

My system is built around my 71 year old father (who is a recent, and very supportive Linux user now). He doesn't have any need for multiple desktops and I find that having too many things on the ...
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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?
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Are there any 2D alternatives to Unity?

I'm just wondering if there are any 2D alternatives to Unity (excluding KDE, XFCE, LXDE, etc.) that have a modern look to them. I like Unity (since I'm newer to Ubuntu) but I just think an ...
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Change Icon Size in Unity 2D Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? Is it possible to change the icon sizes of the buttons in the launcher used in Unity 2D?
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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. ...