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I don't see the Unity section in Firefox preferences

I found in another question on AskUbuntu someone had demonstrated on how to enable/disable sites that would integrate with Unity, in the webapps preview. There was a screenshot showing a "Unity" ...
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Holding Super Key doesn't show Unity shortcuts

As the title states, when I hold the Super key Unity shortcuts list doesn't appear. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install). I can see the dock that shows up with numbers on icons to launch ...
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Why is an orange glow over half my screen when no windows are even open? [closed]

Came to computer, screen was locked, and orange glow (as though I had dragged a window to far left of screen, and it was showing me a preview of where it would snap to) was over left half of screen ...
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Disable joining multiple windows to one icon in unity panel

I don't want multiple open windows of the same program to be joined in one icon. How can I disable that to get one icon per window?
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How do I show a list of applications in Unity?

I'm more of a visual person. I prefer scanning a list of icons to being presented with a search box and being forced to remember the name of the thing I want. Is there any way to view a list of ...
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Why does ubuntu-bug imply that I shouldn't report bugs for Compiz and Unity?

I run ubuntu-bug compiz. Select no it's not unity. (Although I get the same result if I report for unity.) Then I'm presented with this question: Development is completed for the 'natty' version ...
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When do things in the new Unity Panel turn blue?

I've noticed a couple surprising blue icons in the new Unity panel. I think I noticed the envelope glowed blue when I had a new message, and I think the BFB glowed blue when I had a wiggling ...
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Will Unity be the only interface for 11.04?

Will the Unity interface be only be default for the 11.04 or until GNOME Shell is released? Or alternatively will Unity continue to be developed after GNOME Shell is ready. Simply: will 11.04 be a ...
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Can you run unity8 as your desktop?

I know you can run unity8 on your desktop, which will pop up a qml phone shell, but can you run it as your desktop? If so how do you achieve this, are there things not yet working on it? My confusion ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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How do I disable the orange resizing of windows when I put them up against the edge of the screen?

Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity. How do I disable the orange resizing of windows when I put then up against the edge of the screen. -And instead move then to another workspace next that edge? I have tried ...
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How can I reset my desktop to be like new?

After I upgraded to 11.10, I made some mistake which totally destroyed Unity(I'm not sure at all what I did). I deleted all the configuration files that I knew of, and now at least it will start, but ...
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How to change icons size inside unity (e.g. on all programs panel)

How to change icons size inside unity (e.g. on all programs panel). I can change launcher icons size but I don't know how to do this "inside" Unity. I made a screenshot with big icons which I'd like ...
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Why is the NVIDIA GPU so hot?

I have just installed 11.10 and installed the recommended driver for NVIDIA (230M). The current driver installed is 280.13. The temperature of the card is 85°C. I have tried using LXDE and Unity 2D, ...
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Where to file bugs/wishlist for Unity?

I guess the question explains it all...
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Ubuntu 12.10 unity won't start on startup

I've just updated to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, and now Unity won't automatically start on startup! I have to get around this problem every time I start my machine by pressing control+alt+t to get a ...
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Not able to see icons on my desktop

I am not able to see icons on my desktop even when I have minimized all my windows. Also I am unable to right-click on my desktop. I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Vaio Laptop. I am using Unity 3D. ...
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How can I always show the close, minimise and maximise buttons on their windows and keep global menus?

First, this is not a duplicate of How can I always show the close, minimise & maximise buttons into their own windows? - I would like to preserve global menus. Is there a way to only always show ...
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Can I configure the Unity launcher to appear on both of my monitors? [closed]

I would like to have the Unity launcher appear on both of my monitors. If the launchers could be configured to show only the windows active on their respective monitors, that would be even better. ...
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Slow/laggy desktop effects with Nvidia card

I've installed Oneiric from scratch (didn't upgrade), and I'm having troubles with desktop effects: Unity is very slow - whenever I click on the workspaces icon, I either get no animation, or the ...
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Is there a way to get the Unity title bar behavior and NOTHING ELSE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove maximized window controls/title from top panel in Unity I know how to get app menus in the panel. I like the fact that in Unity, the top panel ...
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Launcher doesn't remember custom icons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? Okay, on a fresh install of 11.04 unity there are default icons; these inclide libreoffice, ubuntu ...
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Unity not working in 14.04.01 LTS, blank desktop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS as a dual boot installation (the other OS is Win XP with SP 3), but when I log in there is nothing on the desktop, just the background. My computer: Intel D865PERL, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop without panel and launcher [closed]

Now after having succeeded to make running the new Ubuntu 14.04 I see, that Unity seems not to work (the desktop appears without launcher and panel). Gnome is working. CCSM is possible to open under ...
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Why are my desktop icons really small and without text?

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 and observed the following behavior: My desktop icons are all very tiny and the corresponding file names are not displayed. The following example shows my desktop ...
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Reinstall Unity on 13.04 from Cinnamon

I am trying out Cinnamon 1.8 as my only desktop environment instead of unity. I am liking so far with customizing my desktop and adding extras. How do you get unity back with the terminal? I used this ...
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My lenses are missing

This is what my dash currently looks like. I have no clue why the other lenses are not being shown. $ sudo apt-get install unity-lens-friends unity-lens-files unity-lens-help unity-lens-movie ...
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How to group apps in Unity Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I put more applications in a Unity icon? Gnome Panels used to have trays, where I can add multiple entries so that I can group applications together. How can I ...
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after remove zeitgeist, there is no unity in Ubuntu

Because zeitgeist continuously access the hard disk, I removed zeitgeist package completely. After that, when trying to log into Ubuntu, there is no more unity option, only Genome, Genome (no ...
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Why is the tooltip hiding Dash Search on 12.04?

Can I disable the tooltip shown at the side of the Launcher icon when hovered by the mouse. These are nice, but I want to disable them, because when I press "Dash Home" button on the launcher, then ...
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Disable unity sidebar but still use dash with superkey

Is there a way to disable the unity sidebar but still use the dash?
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How do I open more than one Nautilus explorer when there is one already opened?

Why can I not open a second or third window, and so on, to view directories and files? If I click the Home Folder button the same Nautilus window keeps showing up.
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How to remove “frequently used programs” from menu dash?

How can I remove "frequently used programs" from the menu?
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Super key not opening Dash

I just cleanly installed Ubuntu 11.10 (with new, clean home folder) The Super key no longer calls up the dash. Was this behaviour changed since the previous release?
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How do I create a quicklist for Ubuntu Tweak?

I want to create a quicklist for Ubuntu Tweak on my Unity launcher, but I'm having trouble getting started. Can anyone help?
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how to uninstall unity in ubuntu 11.04, not disable it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? How can i uninstall or purge the unity desktop completely from Ubuntu11.04, not disable it, exactly remove it?
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How to get the Unity dash overlayed not maximized by default?

I have a problem, I always have the dash Maximazed in full view, and well not like Is there a way to get the original one ??
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Firefox won't integrate with unity launcher

After a recent firefox upgrade, the integration with the unity launcher went pear-shaped. Clicking on the Firefox icon does not move focus to the running firefox, but starts another firefox instance / ...
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Why is my card Unity blacklisted with all the requirements fulfilled?

The following is the Unity test output: OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation OpenGL renderer string: GeForce FX 5500/AGP/SSE2 OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.14.30 Not software ...
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How do I whitelist Adobe Air applications in the panel?

I know that for an application to show up in the systray I have to add it to the list using this command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist followed by a list of the ...
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Uninstalling unity results in booting to white screen

I installed unity from the software center then decided to eventually remove it. Now my desktop boots to a while screen. I get the nvidia splash and then a white screen. I can see my mouse pointer ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Network Connection menu GUI doesnt work properly

Many a times I have seen When I click on network connection(besides volume icon), I am unable to select any options. When I hover over VPN connections, the list shows nothing. I have added many VPNs. ...
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Lightdm won't start Unity automatically

The problem I have is that after I have entered my username and password, all I get is a blank desktop. No launcher and I am unable to click anything. After some googling around, I switch to a ...
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Gnome Shell - Can I install alongside Unity

Im currently using Ubuntu 11.10 (on Mac on Virtual Box) and thinking of installing Gnome Shell because of its similarity with Mac interface. If i install Gnome Shell will I need to reinstall printer, ...
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How can I remove the unity launcher, but keep the dash home menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? Is it possible to remove the Unity launcher? I've replaced it with a different launcher (dockbarX) however I would like to keep the ...
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How can I enable smooth-scrolling?

How can I enable smoothscrolling? With the Mac, this looks much smoother and with Windows I use the program smoothscroll which gives the same experience. I mean smoothscrolling everywhere, not the ...
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How do I add a document shortcut to the Unity Panel?

In Gnome 2, I used to be able to drag a particular document, for example, my_to_do_list.txt to the panel. It was quick access to my daily to do list, which opened up in Gedit. This is the same case ...
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Can I reorder an application search result?

I want to open "LibreOffice Calc" and type in "Cal" in the search bar. I can see Calculator and LibreOffice Calc. Now I could use cursor keys or mouse to select LibreOffice Calc. But this is not what ...
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Desktop disappeared after messing with ccsm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I recently Installed ubuntu 11.10 in my laptop. yesterday I just run "compizConfig Settings manager" and just click ...
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How do I stop that launcher from popping up when mouse goes to the left edge?

This is what it says on the help.ubuntu.com website, but when i go to system settings, it does not have a Launcher & Menus option. I wish I could revert back to the old Ubuntu, I hate this ...