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

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How do I change to a theme not listed in the Appearance screen?

I just upgraded to 11.10 for better or worse. When I launch "Appearance" I see only Ambiance/Radiance themes available In /usr/share/themes and ~/.themes there are other themes that aren't listed, ...
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Change the window manager unity-2d launches on login

As opposed to this question, I'd like to change the window manager that unity-2d launches when logging in. IOW, when I select a "Unity 2d" session at the greeter screen and log in, I want to change ...
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Can I reset Unity 2D?

I was playing around in Unity 2D, and I messed up my configuration. How can I reset it, preferably without losing other config files? (such as Empathy config, Firefox/Chrome config, etc)
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Will Unity 2D continue using metacity or will it use compiz?

I've heard that Unity-2D will be using Compiz in 11.10 - is that correct?
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How to enable compiz effects in Unity 2d?

I run unity on ubuntu 11.04 and ive seen people with effects on the version but I cant enable it because they removed the effects settings , any help?
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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 ...
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How can I get back Super+a/Super+f? [closed]

My prefered way to launch programms in Natty was to hit Super+a and type a few letters. This does not work in Oneiric anymore. I have to use the mouse which is really cumbersome. Alt+F2 is not a good ...
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Install Unity 2d as default to save much needed resources

I think that I would prefer to use Unity 2d. Is there a way during a clean install to choose 2d instead of the 3d even though my hardware would support 3d? My main applications that I use are for ...
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How can I disable built-in gestures in unity 2d

I have a tablet with GMA 500 graphics which totally blows... but the psb-gfx driver does a decent job with 2d acceleration (no 3d though) so I'm stuck using unity 2d. Anyway, I can't disable ...
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Can I remove the mounted drives launcher icons in Unity 2D?

Application's launcher icons can be removed using gconf-editor, but mounted drives appear on the launcher at all times (I auto-mount storage drives for my users). In Unity 3D these can be removed by ...
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Toggling between Unity 3D and unity 2D [closed]

Generally, I much prefer Unity 3D over the 2D version, which is a bit broken on my machine. However, I frequently give presentations, and Compiz doesn't support multiple screens. I've been forced to ...
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Solutions for couch surfing

Using Ubuntu to consume media such as watching TV, movies, or listening to music, one occasionally wants to surf the web off the couch or control other applications with the computer screen standing ...
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What will be the future of unity 2d?

does anybody know something about the future of unity 2d? Will it be available in coming ubuntu releases? Thanx in advance. Wolf
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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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How can I make the workspace switcher in Unity 2D show more than one row of workspaces?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. Everything works well except the workspaces refuse to form more than one row and I'm use to working with a 2x2 grid. The dimensionality of the workspace ...
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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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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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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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Why don't my quicklists appear when I use Unity 2D?

For reference, I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 running on an Asus EeePC 1001HA, running Unity-2D. I've been trying to add Quicklists into my Unity Launcher, following instructions from this ...
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No unity-2d folder in gconf-editor > desktop

I upgraded a Dell Inspiron E1505 from 10.04 to Natty (11.04) two days ago. I wanted to change properties in my Unity toolbar but when I opened gconf-editor > desktop I found that there was no ...
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Compiz effects in Unity 2D

If my GPU can process basic Compiz effects as seen in GNOME Classic, will they work in Unity 2D?
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Does Unity 2d use fewer system resources than Unity 3d?

Does Unity 2d use fewer system resources than Unity 3d? If it requires less in terms of system resources, would switching to Unity 2d increase the battery life of my Laptop?
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How to use a proprietary driver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use I've just installed Ubuntu on a new machine and it work perfectly except for the NVidia Graphics driver. When booting ...
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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 ...
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How to enable notification area (systray) for Pidgin

The Pidgin icon won't appear in the notification area. I have already checked if the "Show system tray icon option" is set to "Always" in the Pidgin Preferences. I didn't find an equivalent solution ...
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How do I get Aero Snap in Unity 2D?

I really miss the "Aero Snap" window snapping feature present in Unity 3D. Is there any way I can get it, or an alternative to it, in Unity 2D?
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How do I customize the Launcher in Unity 2D?

I want to add/remove items on the Launcher. I'm using Unity 2D. Of course I looked it up on Google, and I saw instructions that said when I have an application open, I can right click on it and a ...
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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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How to edit .desktop files in unity-2d? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files? The changes made for unity .desktop launchers does not take effect in unity 2d. Which folder should i look into to make ...
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Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files?

I'd like to know which folder the Unity Launcher .desktop files are stored in, as they're not anymore in /.gconf/desktop and I need to add a custom application to the launcher bar (adding it in ...
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How do we install Unity-2D and dependencies offline?

We have installed 11.04 32-bit on an old machine that has no internet connection and with a graphics card that is not suitable for running Compiz or Unity. Still, we would like to run Unity-2D on this ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Is not Supporting My HP Pavilion Computer

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 twice,But after Installing it's giving a message "You system doesn't support 2D unity Login under Ubuntu Classic Desktop" After logging in Ubuntu Classic ...
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What's the visual difference between Unity 3D and Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? The answer to this question ( How can I tell if I am running 2D or 3D Unity? ) doesn't show the visual differences between Unity 3d and 2d. ...
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Custom Desktop Launchers not sticking after restart in Unity 2D panel

I have a handful of customer launchers that I'd like to place in the Unity 2D launcher. I have created them as desktop configuration files, and stored them in a shortcuts folder. When I click on these ...
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Launcher not hiding

When I connect using NX (NoMachine's; not FreeNX), the launcher stays there, on top of open windows. I haven't been able to close it at all. Locally (with full unity instead of unity-2d, that is), it ...
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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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Monitor never goes to sleep [closed]

Am running Natty with Unity 2D
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Can I rearrange Unity lenses on the launcher?

Is it possible to reorder Unity 2D lenses? I have several installed, and I want them in a different order on the launcher.
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Navigating between app icons in Unity with the keyboard

I just installed Ubuntu with Unity-2d inside VMWare. I press Super to search for an app, I start typing something like "te" and then get a bunch of apps. How do I navigate between them with the ...
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How to correctly disable auto-hide in Unity 2d? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d? I'm using unity-2d in ubuntu 11.04 since 3d version is not working good in virtual machines (i use virtualbox from ...
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Can I install Unity 2D and 3D at the same time?

Just for kicks, is it possible to install both Unity 2D and Unity 3D at the same time without breaking either one of them? What's the difference, anyway? 2D (QT) vs 3D (GTK2)?
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Installed Unity 2D on 11.04, not showing in the login screen?

Downloaded & installed 11.04 and because I don't have 3D graphics, I thought I would try Unity 2D. Installed it from the Software Centre, logged out, when logging back in I don't have the option ...
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How do I force Unity to not use compositing?

Unity 3D is incredibly unstable for me. Still, I love the interface and would like to continue using it. Is there any way to force Unity 2D? Btw: I've already filed a bug report against ...
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Is there a Gmail notifier that works with multiple accounts?

Is there something equivalent to gnome-gmail-notifier for Unity and Unity 2D on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10? 'equivalent' means that it must notify about new emails from multiple normal GMail and Google Apps ...
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What is the lightest desktop interface for ubuntu and is Unity-2d classified as a 'light' interface?

With the plethora of potential interfaces available lxde, openbox, fluxbox xfce, gnome2, gnome3, unity-3d, unity-2d etc, my question is - what is meant by "the lightest desktop interface" - and ...
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How to show icon Googsystray?

I have upgrade my ubuntu from maverick to natty, and my problem is Googlesystray not show in panel. but the app is work. how to show icon notification in unity panel?
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Unity 2D documentation?

Is there any documentation for Unity 2D? The only settings available seem to be buried in gconf and are a bit cryptic.
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How can I find out if I am running Unity 3d or 2d?

I am running a Natty Beta 2 LiveCD and I realized that by default I booted right into one of the Unity desktop environments. I then looked into the additional drivers app to find that I am not running ...
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Which version of Unity am I running?

I just installed Ubuntu Natty beta 2 on my system. And I also keep regular track of the milestones of Unity in Launchpad. When I downloaded Ubuntu Natty beta the Unity version was 3.8.6. However few ...