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

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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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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Unity 3D Suddenly Disabled Ubuntu 12.04

My Unity was always OK since first install in 2012. I always use Unity 3D session, never use 2D session. But now, I have only Unity 2D session. I don't want 2D session, I want my 3D session back. I ...
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How can I make the Unity 2d Shell dodge GNOME Panel when running both simultaneously?

I'm using GNOME Fallback in 12.04, and I'm running the Unity 2D Shell (WITHOUT THE UNITY 2D PANEL) and GNOME Panel. I've done this by logging in using GNOME Fallback, and then running unity-2d-shell. ...
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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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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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I can not move icons in Unity Launcher.

My Launcher was very smooth.But yesterday onwards Launcher become darker and not smooth.I can't move the icons as to rearrange it's position.
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Is it possible to change Unity 3D to 2D and will I gain any performance boost after that?

How to change Unity 3D to 2D on Ubuntu 14? And, will I get any improvements in performance if do that? What software utilities will I lose if I switch to from Unity 3D to 2D?
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Unity-2d on Trusty 14.04 [duplicate]

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 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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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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Unable to reinstall unity-2d on Ubuntu 14.04 desktop LTS?

It is wiered that I'm not able to reinstall unity-2d on my system. I removed it as it was not ready to go into the 2D mode. I have XRDP install for which I need Unity-2D. after removing the unity-2d ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: How to install Unity2d?

I love Unity, but would like to use Unity2d because it doesn't run compiz. How do I do this?
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Stuck with Unity 2D despite having Nvidia 630M installed (but possibly not running)

I have a HP DV6 with the following specs: 6 GB RAM Intel® Core™ i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 64 bit VESA: Intel® Sandybridge/Ivybridge Graphics NVIDIA geforce GT 630M (2 GB) Note: I have been ...
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I want to hide the Unity 2D launcher completely

I want to hide the launcher completely. I want it to pops up only when I press the Super key. My problem is, I use Cairo-dock and use auto-hide feature of Launcher, but the launcher pops up, whenever ...
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How to enable alternative log in sessions (e.g. Unity 2D or others) in Trusty?

I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to 14.04 LTS on an i386 system (Dell Optiplex 740, with an integrated nvidia quadro NVS 210S chipset). The upgrade proceeded smoothly without any problem. ...
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Unity Launcher/Gnome panel overlap issue on Gnome desktop

I use Gnome desktop and have the Unity launcher running as well. I was able to achieve this by installing Gnome and doing this. After I did it, the Gnome panel at the top and the Unity launcher on ...
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Flickering desktop and unity

I found that my desktop and unity bar were acting up after booting my laptop. I found that I could just manage to escape from the problem of a constantly flickering desktop and unity bar by logging ...
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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 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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How to make the cursor in the terminal to stop blinking after it loses focus?

I noticed strange behavior in gnome-terminal: When the terminal has focus, the cursor is blinking. After it loses focus, the cursor keeps blinking for about 10 seconds, then stops. I'd like the cursor ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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:~$ ...