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

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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. ...
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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 rearrange items in the Unity 2D panel?

For performance reasons, I am currently using Unity 2D. I started Google Chrome and right-clicked the icon in the Unity panel and clicked "Keep in Launcher". However, I am not happy with the location ...
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How do I get the Envelope to turn blue when new e-mail arrives in Thunderbird? [closed]

Using 11.10. I have Thunderbird set up and have been receiving new emails. But the envelope indicator in panel never turns blue. I'm aware of this ask ubuntu: How to make Thunderbird notify of new ...
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Is there a way to scale icons in the launcher smaller than 32 pixels? [duplicate]

I am using 11.10 beta and want to give Unity another chance (I was always very fond of XFCE) ... anyway is there a way to scale the Icons to a really small size, let's say ~25?? And can this also be ...
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How do I prevent Unity-2D Launcher from showing when I touch left edge of screen?

One of the things I really liked about 11.04 was how I could make the Launcher only show when I moved the mouse to a corner. In 11.10 Unity-2D the Launcher shows every time my mouse goes against the ...
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Mupen64 is installed, but doesn't show up in the Dash

My Mupen64 installation is nowhere to be found in unity and unity2d as well... It works if I open it from terminal, but the gui is gone! Any help?
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Do I really have to HOLD the super key in Unity 2d? [closed]

I am switching to 2d and it's looking good. But it seems like I can't do my usual Super+... combinations. For example, Super+F doesn't do anything. It's running much faster and I'm really pleased ...
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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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How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d?

I have install ubuntu 11.10 and use unity-2d. The Unity-2d auto hide. I want it to be always show
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Will 11.10 still make use of Blue color to alert the user to things?

In Natty, I really enjoyed the "Blue Highlight" feature as detailed in this great askubuntu question: When do things in the new Unity Panel turn blue? In Oneiric I notice that the upper left corner ...
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How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins?

When autologon is active, lightdm will start the Unity 3D session, not the 2D (or any other shell that I want to auto-login to). Is there a way to start the shell I want automatically (autologon)? ...
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Get Desktop Configuration File to run 2 programs when clicked

How do I get a Desktop Configuration File to start two programs when clicked, with one of the programs being a terminal program? Here is what I have so far: google doc This link will let you edit ...
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How to remove unity and unity-2d? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? how to uninstall unity in ubuntu 11.04, not disable it I use gnome-shell, and I do not use unity or unity-2d, so I would like to remove ...
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Am I using Unity or Unity 2D?

Unity and Unity 2D look very much alike, so how can new users easily find out whether they are running Unity or Unity 2D?
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How do I swap between Unity-2D and Ubuntu Classic?

I have changed my system to Unity-2d, I believe it's called, and would like to get back to Ubuntu Classic but don't know how. Can someone help?
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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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Could Unity 2D and Unity 3D merge [closed]

When looking at Unity 2D and 3D and the future plans to use a software rendered version of Compiz as the WM over Metacity in Unity 2D, the question comes to mind if there enough differences between ...
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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 ...