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

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Could Unity 2D speed up 3D games on Ubuntu 13.04?

I know that Ubuntu 12.04 allows for specifying Unity 2D or 3D at login. Using Unity 2D when playing 3D games is supposed to make things work faster. Does this also apply to Ubuntu 13.04? If so, how ...
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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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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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gksudo keeps asking for my password when using a custom Unity launcher

I wrote a custom .desktop file that contains an Exec line #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] (...) Exec=gksudo /my/path/to/bash_script.sh (...) This script launches some zenity calls. Then I ...
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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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How to roll up windows with mouse wheel with unity-2d

How can I roll up windows by mouse wheel up on title bar ? This solution for Ubuntu 11.10 does not work : gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/gwd/mouse_wheel_action shade I am on ubuntu 12.04 with ...
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How to get rid of Unity 2d's task bar notifications?

When an IM or (other program) gets a new message, it flashes its window and I my Unity left bar opens itself and grabs my attention. The animation takes around five seconds and bugs me. Is there a ...
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GNOME fallback session has both top and bottom panels also unity launcher running through them

I have the GNOME fallback session installed and when I log into it I get both the top and bottom panels and also the Unity launcher and it overlays both and makes it look funny. It is the Unity 2D ...
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How to enable resize grips in Unity-2D?

How do you enable resize grips in Unity-2D (or any non-Compiz setup) for GTK 3? In Oneiric, you could add the following to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css: * { -GtkWindow-resize-grip-default: true; } ...
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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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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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How to use unity-2d-panel standalone with global menu

Can anyone tell me how to use only unity-2d-panel with global menu. When I load only unity-2d-panel I have problems with global menu, for example: I have close, minimize and maximize buttons on unity ...
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unity 12.04 full screen

If I set a shortcut to 'toggle fullscreen mode' in settings->keyboard->shortcuts->windows->toggle fullscreen mode, the shortcut works in unity 2D, but not unity 3D. The same shortcut can be modified ...
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xorg.conf and Unity3D?

For some reason, I cannot seem to use Unity3D with the following xorg.conf file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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No Unity 3D in VirtualBox

I'm having trouble running Unity 3D in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in VirtualBox. I tried enabling 3D acceleration, it still does not show 3D. Only 2D. I tried installing VBox Guest additions, won't show 3D. ...
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Keyboard shortcuts are not working when unity plugin in ccsm is disabled?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 with unity 2d , I dont like the unity launcher and use Docky . So , i have created a new seeion and using some tweaking and playing around i have been successful to get rid of ...
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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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How to reenable “Aero Snap” in Unity 2d?

I want to get back "Aero Snap", the behavior when dragging windows to the upper Ubuntu bar, they maximized automatically. I must have done something to the behavior of that thing because now I can't ...
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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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How can I reliably kill / restart XBMC in a way my mom can use?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu and XBMC for my parents can use. Occasionally, XBMC will freeze and they have no way of restarting XBMC. The desktop is unresponsive. If this was on Windows, my parents ...
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Is WIndows 7 style access to grouped windows possible in Ubuntu 12.04 unity 2d?

Selecting grouped windows with a mouse is highly inconvenient. Let's say I have two firefox windows open and I want to select one of the two with a mouse. I have to click on the firefox launcher then ...
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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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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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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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Any way to make Unity completely 2D or get Unity 2D back in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm a big fan of the Unity desktop and i'd like to use it under Ubuntu 13.04. However my Linux systems are low end and old so I can't run it. I know there may have been many forums and questions ...
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How to remove borders around windows when pressing alt+tab in Ubuntu 12.04

When I press Alt+Tab for switching windows in Ubuntu 12.04 the outlines of selected windows appear. Is there a way to remove these frame outline? I cannot add screenshots because when I press PrtSc ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity interface becomes invisible when trying to modify color or highlighting of a text in LibreOffice

I'm experiencing a weird problem, and I'm not sure whether it is about Libreoffice or Unity shell itself or both. While working in Writer (version 4.2.8.2, but I experienced the same in 3.5), I try ...
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How can I configure unity2d to use unity3d's window placement shortcuts

I like the CTRL-ALT-numpad window placement shortcuts in Unity3d. But I am now mainly using Unity 2D. How do I configure keyboard shortcuts to do the same window placement?
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White line around the current window

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on old Dell Latitude D620 laptop. This machine has an Nvidia GeForce Go 7300, so I installed Nvidia driver 304.123. After that, a thin white line appears on top ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stuck in Unity 2D

After performing an update on my computer today and after the restart my computer will not boot into the 3D mode. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this! Thank!