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

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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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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 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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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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How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons?

Is it possible to make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller or larger than the default size?
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How do I configure Unity 2D?

There are several options to configure Unity 3D via "CompizConfig Settings Manager" respectively its "Ubuntu Unity Plugin". But how do I access Unity 2D's settings? If you are looking to ...
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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 I make the Dash open up fullscreen in 2D?

How to make the dash in Unity 2D open up full-screen?
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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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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 change the colors of the Ambiance & Radiance themes?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and i wanted to change colors in Ambiance/Radiance themes, by default it has orange and i wanted to change it to Blue, I tried using gnome-color-chooser, but it didn't work? ...
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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 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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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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Adding a indicator / panel in unity panel

In GNOME panel we could add a notification indicator by doing "Add to Panel". How to do the same in Unity 2D? Well what I mean is how to add additional indicators like Weather, RSS... that seems to ...
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Unity-2d Upper panel font distorted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fuzzy text in Unity title bar Using unity-2d , only when I choose the Radiance theme the font in the panel becomes distorted . screenshot
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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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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 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 to add multiple workspaces in Unity 2D?

In Unity 2D there isn't any multiple workspaces. How can add more than that 1?
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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 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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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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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 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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Unity 2d support dropped in 12.10, what now?

So its been announced. Ubuntu is dropping unity 2d support. I wouldn't mind if it wasn't for two things that are important to me. 1) A working system Unity is nice, i try to use it quite often. But ...
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Only show Unity launcher when left cmd/win key is pressed?

Ive seen plenty of guides on how to prevent the launcher/sidebar from ever auto-hiding, but how would I prevent it from ever showing except when I press the left cmd/win key?
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How to autohide the Launcher in Unity 2D?

In the regular Unity 3D, I used Compiz Config Manager where I could configure the Unity Plug-in to autohide the Launcher and not to show it when moving mouse to the left side of the screen. So it was ...
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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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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 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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What is the difference between Unity-2D and Unity-3D?

What is the difference between Unity-2D and Unity-3D? Would unity-2D be supported (updates, features) in the future version of ubuntu?
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How can I use Unity 2d with another window manager besides Metacity?

How can I use Unity 2d with another window manager besides Metacity? (like openbox forexample)
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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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Are there any GTK3 themes that work properly in Unity-2D? All that I've tried have “button glitches”

Every GTK3 theme I've ever tried other than Ambiance or Radiance has some "fallback" buttons when maximized instead of the theme buttons. Is there a fix or a theme without this issue? Example:
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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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Mutter: Global menu integration

Is it possible to have Mutter merge the title bar of maximized windows and the panel, like happens with Compiz and Metacity? I want to try to replace Metacity with Mutter in Unity 2D, and so far it ...
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After Ubuntu 12.04 LTS update, Only Unity 2D … bug?

I have no clue why this happened, but I would really like to fix it. I ran a bunch of updates (25+...I hadn't updated in a while) and for some reason after I restarted to install the updates, I could ...
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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 from Unity 2D to 3D?

I have been trying to run MyUnity, and it's been working fine until today, when it comes up with the message: So, apparently I am running Unity-2D. So I did a little command-line search withecho ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there a way to launch Unity Dash outside of Unity?

I've installed Unity 2d, and therefore I'm able to use the Launcher and Panel in standard Gnome Panel desktop. I would like to know whether there is a way to launch the Dash only, and if so, if it is ...
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Change workspaces layout in Unity 2D

I was using a workspace layout or 1 row and 5 columns, but with the latest update of Unity 2d , now my 5 workspaces are splited in 2 rows. How should I revert the layout workspace back to 1 row? ...
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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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Will Unity 2D hide the launcher when windows are maximized?

If "One of the design goals of Unity is to reduce the clutter of the desktop, another is to use space more efficiently." Then why not hide the multi-color launcher when your windows are maximized on a ...
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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 ...