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 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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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 Ubuntu-...
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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 ~/.vnc/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 3D....
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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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Show Copy dialog by default

In Unity, when i move files, I see this: icon that tells me there is a transfer going on. I would rather see the window with multiple progress bars that tells me what the disk write speed is, and ...
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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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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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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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Unity 3d support for multiple X-screens

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 this weekend and have had problems getting Unity3d to work with my triple monitor set-up. I've installed the latest nVidia drivers for my 2 nVidia video cards and have ...
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Black screen appear when loading some games in unity web player for Ubuntu?

I have installed unity web player and also installed wine in Ubuntu 14.04, still not able to load some games. A black screen will appear with unity logo..
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Problem in loading Unity3D using wine

Recently I installed unity3D x86 4.5 on ubuntu 15.04 64-bit using playonlinux (wine 1.7.38). During installing, I installed tahoma and .net framework 4. After this I started Unity3D which loaded badly ...
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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!