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

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How to change “Ubuntu Desktop” from unity top panel

Now these days, I am working for customization of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition according to my needs. So I am working in chroot environment. I want to remove "Ubuntu Desktop" label from the unity top ...
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Replace Unity with Gnome / Cinnamon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now cannot reinstall Kubuntu Xubuntu etc. I don't want Unity and its associated stuff ...
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Arrows next to Launcher Icons in Unity 2D

What do the tiny white arrows next to the icons in the Unity 2D launcher mean? Sometimes there is one, often more. Do they indicate the number of windows of that application that are open?
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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 ...
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Stuck in unity 2D, 12.04 after installing cuda

It was Unity 3d before I install cuda. But after I installed cuda5.5, I can never get back to unity 3d. Any ideas?
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Unity launcher doesn't appear in VNC session

I'd like to have a unity desktop accessible via VNC on a precise server machine I have running. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package. I'm launching a VNC session with the following in my ...
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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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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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What 3D effects Unity2D lacks?

I know that, Unity2D is meant to work on systems without hardware acceleration, like ARM-based platforms and as a result it is incapable of the advanced 3D effects that Unity offers; what are they ?
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Display resolution & Unity: were perfect before restart

Today I rebooted my system, after an uptime of 11+ days (suspending once daily) and after an update a few days ago that invlolved fglrx, to see that the screen resolution has changed. In "Displays" ...
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Cannot start log in through rdp after restart (Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS)

I have installed xrdp, unity-2d and xubuntu-desktop on my VPS remote server with Ubuntu to have a remote rdp access to it. By the first time it worked fine. But after rebooting I cannot log in into it ...
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Change windows from minimizing to corner in GNOME 3

Can the windows be set to minimize to a dock? For example, Im using GNOME shell with unity 2D and I would prefer the windows to minimize to their respective launcher. Example: instead of the open ...
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Applications not showing in Unity Dash

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on an IBM thinkpad t42. I just installed gnome and cinnamon but I am still using unity the only problem is that in dash when I search for any application they don't appear. ...
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How do I enjoy Unity 2D in Ubuntu 12.10 with a computer that is capable of running Unity 3D? [closed]

In the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 - Unity 2D will be removed. Thanks to LLVMpipe, a computer that isn't capable of running Unity 3D is getting the same experience without the Compiz effects. But what if ...
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will unity 3d on older computers work with 13.10

Basically, i have an older computer which is why i put ubuntu on for its speed. At first i had 12.04 that ran ubuntu 2D because 3D was very slow on the Nvidia GeForce 5200 card in it. when i updated ...
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Unity-2d on Trusty 14.04 [closed]

I recently got a laptop for uni work, I had trouble with installation of the normal supported versions of Ubuntu and had to use Trusty 14.04 to get running, my question now is how can I set it to ...
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Unity stopped working after update

After I updated my 12.04.3 installation yesterday normal Unity didnt show up. It keeps falling back to Unity2D. Also /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p says my graphic card AMD Radeon HD 6700 ...
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hotkeys do not work sometimes in ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I've stumbled upon this issue: sometimes shortcut keys stop working in some windows. For instance, I have these windows opened usually: Google Chrome, Terminal, ...
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Ubuntu will not leave 2d mode

I am running 12.04 LTS, have received all of the updates, and cannot switch back to 3d mode. After restarting and notifying the GUI that I would like to start in Ubuntu (3d) mode, it goes to 2d mode ...
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Your Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode. Many features will not be available.(Ubuntu 12.04)

What does that means and how to switch from 2D to 3D. I have a AMD Radeon7670M I tried installing and re installed the driver it recommended in additional drivers and i have checked synaptic package ...
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How to change the binding of Windows key which runs Unity's Dash?

Currently, I am using the Unity Qt panel in my Gnome desktop, and when I press the Windows key, the Unity's dash launches, and I can't use any compiz based shortcuts. Same behaviour is exhibited ...
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How to enable Unity Launcher on startup?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop has the Unity 2D along with the classic GNOME interface but it wouldn't launch automatically on startup, Only after I type 'unity' on the terminal the Unity 2D Launcher as ...
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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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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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Resizing the unity side bar on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

How can we resize the unity side bar on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I would like to make it as small as possible.
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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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How to remove the switch user account option in Unity 2D?

We are looking for a way to permanently remove the Switch User Account function from our install of Ubuntu Unity. Note, this function appears when you right or left click on the user name in the upper ...
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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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Unity 2D/3D not working with Radeon 7000 (no panel, launcher, dash, etc.)

Problem: Neither Unity 3D nor 2D display the panel, launcher or dash (icons disappear as soon as I launch an application, but I can still hover and get a tooltip). I have tried removing and ...
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What is the latest version of Unity-2d

i would like to have the latest version of unity-2d installed on my system. i can see some references to a version 6 in some places e.g. http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/u/unity-2d/ ...
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How to make Ctrl+Super+left/right work in Virtual Box Ubuntu 12.04?

I use Ubuntu 13.10 as a development machine and found that buttons Ctrl+Super+left/right are quite useful for me. From time to time I'm working on Ubuntu 12.04 installed on Virtual Box and ...
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Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?

Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?
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Change profile from unity to default in CompizConfig Setting Manager

I am using CompizConfig Setting Manager to change the profile from unity to default, and as the result of what I did, only Unity2D can work now. Please help me to return my unity.
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 appearance problem

I have problems with ubuntu theme. Here is some screenshots: PAC manager Chrome context menu I tried reset unity, but it is not working alexey@Maka:~$ unity --reset & [1] 2860 alexey@Maka:~$ ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work on 3D mode after I installed drivers for wrong graphics card

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I accidentally installed wrong graphic card (AMD Radeon 5500M). but mine is Intel HD 4000. Now my Ubuntu works on 2d mode and I have lots of graphical issues.
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Metacity malfunction preventing custom Gnome session from launching?

When I try to run Metacity in Ubuntu2D(12.04), I get the following message: alisa@ubuntu:~$ metacity Window manager warning: Screen 0 on display ":2.0" already has a window manager; try using the ...
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what is mysterious cursor icon in unity top bar?

unity 12.04 2d. Out of nowhere In the top bar on the right, just left of the ubuntu-classic-menu indicator and just right of the ibus keyboard icon, a little arrow cursor icon has appeared. I click ...
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How do I remove the unity 2D option in lightdm (login sceen) in ubuntu 12.04?

Because I wish to view my full username at login, I want to remove the "Unity 2D" option at the login screen. Currently the last part of the username (after the 20th digit) is hidden behind the ...
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Upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my VAIO, alongside Windows 7. I know Ubuntu upgrades won't damage my Windows drive and I'm fine about it, but I've seen people saying 'Unity 2D removal' and 'purge ...
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XDMCP login gets black working area of unity-2d-shell

This is a XDMCP server running Precise that work well. And the desktop is unity-2d. The clients using ubuntu Precise server work, too. Now we are trying a thin client hardware with very little flash. ...
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How to have the high-contrast theme with the normal icons in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity2D?

When changing to the high-contrast theme, the icon set is changed to a high-contrast one. Is there a way to have the high-contrast theme, but with the regular icon set? OS is Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity ...
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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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2 video cards and ubuntu 13.04

Quadro NVS 290 and Quadro FX 540 with 4 monitors and it works Great in 12.10 using unity 2d... but I would like to get to 13.04 (13.10 when oct comes) how can I get my 4 monitors to work without unity ...
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How do I install and switch to the Unity 2D desktop?

I read that there is now a 2D version of Unity built on Qt. How do I install it, and once it's installed, how do I switch to it?
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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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Steam dosen't start, an X error occured

whenever I try to run steam, it doesn't open, but it doesn't give an error message. Running it through the consle, I get this... Running Steam on ubuntu 12.04 32-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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My Unity running in 2D following recent updates

After some updates yesterday my display has switched to 2D. If I open My Unity it says it's running in 2D. I see there are many similar questions and I even tried to follow the instructions to fix ...
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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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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 ...