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How to enable the Update notification in the Unity notification area?

In classic Gnome, We used to have a special notification that appears in the notification area every time system updates are available; I don't see any update notification in Unity. How to enable it ...
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remove application shortcut from Unity panel

How do I remove an application shortcut from the Unity panel (not launcher bar)? My specific issue is I tried to install a game using Wine a while ago. I then uninstalled the game, then uninstalled ...
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In Unity, how do I make desktop shortcuts (a la Windows, OSX)?

So, I'm using Ubuntu for the first time, and I like it in general. I've got this problem with the launcher, though: I can't drag and drop ANYTHING on to the desktop, only make shortcuts and folders ...
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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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How do I make a quicklist for umplayer?

It's very useful/great multimedia player and more. Youtube search, watch and saving features, too many file formats that can play etc. How can I make UMPLAYER quicklist for Unity icon ? Note : ...
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How can I enable bindings in Desktop Wall?

I want to use mouse bindings in the Compiz Desktop Wall to go to different Workspaces by clicking the mouse in the corners. Does anyone know how to make this work? I've already tried to do it so in ...
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Unity not showing after 11.04 upgrade. Cannot log out to switch to classic?

I have upgraded an old desktop that I use as HTPC from 10.10 to 11.04. It has an old 256MB Nvidia card. After the upgrade ubuntu will boot but all that shows is the wallpaper, no unity, windows, ...
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how to restore top level menu on panel in ubuntu 13.04

I tried to install "Macbuntu" which is not compatible with 13.04 and I don't know why? But I used force option on command line nothing changed so I uninstalled "macbuntu". Now the problem is that the ...
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How to remove proprietary AMD drivers & repair Unity

I have installed these AMD drivers for my HD 5770: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx When I launched Steam it threw me an error that something was wrong with OpenGL, ...
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Login screen on my desktop error

When I log in my Ubuntu 13.04 account, my login screen still shows up as my desktop background, making my computer slow. Recently, I made some changes when I log in, such as removing both "Guest ...
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Removing lens from Ubuntu 12.10

I would like to remove lens from Ubuntu's unity environment. You might argue that I can go back to Ubuntu-Gnome classic. But I would like to retain global menu feature of Ubuntu. Please help. Thanks ...
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menu launcher stopped working

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a working auto-hide launcher bar, i.e., the touch to the left of the screen revealed the menu. It has stopped working perhaps the result of an automatic update. I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 running slow: How to improve performance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I used to work in a computer (Dell Inspiron) with 2GB RAM, 80GB dd and Intel Core Processor with Ubuntu 10 under Gnome, and ...
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Compiz / Unity very unstable, crashing very often on 12.04 [closed]

I'm using Acer TimelineX from beginning of using 12.04, Compiz is crashing more than twice daily. Up to today I've been trying to solve this problem by: Using another driver and graphic card. ...
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Where can I get games for Ubuntu's Unity Engine?

I'm new to Ubuntu, but I installed it because Windows gave me too many virus problems. I heard that Unity is a cross-platform engine, so I can run good graphics games on Linux. Where I can get a list ...
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Acer Aspire Backlight Problem

I have the same problem as found on this link Screen turns black after booting, backlight only works in recovery mode on an Acer Aspire 5736z I've never used any Linux before so if someone could ...
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Crippled Dash under Unity

I freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a minimal install using command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop --no-install-recommends I logged in only to find that the Dash is crippled. When Dash opens, ...
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nVidia GeForce Go 7600? can it ever run unity? [duplicate]

My laptop, a Toshiba Qosmio G30, has a nVidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics card and it's suppose to support 3D . I am running unity 2d now . The graphic driver is --VESA: G73 Board - toshg73m-- by ...
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How to get username back on the Unity panel?

Installed kdm and used it as default. After i login into unity through i do not see my username.But if i go back to using lightdm, i have no problems. Anyone knows how to use kdm as default and ...
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Always boots into 2D mode

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and initially choosing normal Ubuntu at login gave me Ubuntu 3D. However, for a few days now, selecting either Ubuntu or Ubuntu 2D gives me 2D: ~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION ubuntu-2d ...
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12.04 system always freezes [closed]

Bueno, quisiera decirles que tengo varios problemas con Ubuntu 12.04, se me quedaba congelado todo excepto el mouse, si reproducía música esta se seguía escuchando pero la imagen seguía así mismo, ...
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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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Where is the UIM notification area icon in Unity?

When I was using Maverick, it was possible to switch the input method from a UIM indicator applet. Now that I have upgraded to Oneiric, I can't seem to switch the input method even when I open ...
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How do I remove the application title from global application menu?

I've disabled the global application menu by removing 'indicator-appmenu' via apt. Unfortunately, the window title still appears on the panel bar whenever I mouse over the application. Does anyone ...
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gVim dissapears when minimized and no way to maximize again

I am using gVim, installed using apt-get, and whenever I minimize the window it gets lost. The program is executing because I can see it in the monitor, but there is no way to bring back the editor. ...
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Problems with Opera's launcher

When I install Opera and open it the first time an Opera launcher shows up in Unity. I then set it to be kept. However, after having used Opera a couple of times the launcher stops working, and when I ...
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Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity !

How can I drag and drop files (media files specifically) in my Unity. While playing videos or music, if I like to drop another file in the totem/vlc media player, how to do it ?
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Will Unity lets users flick the left upper corner to reveal launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to open the Unity dash when hitting the top left corner of the screen? Gnome Shell gives uses the option of flicking the left upper corner with the mouse to achieve ...
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Current GNOME Interface in Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Unity be the only option during install I am wondering if it will be possible in Ubuntu 11.04, to use ordinary (the current) GNOME interface like the one in Ubuntu ...
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Unity interface on the Desktop in 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Unity after installing Desktop Edition? The web site omg Ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/10/ubuntu-11-04-to-ship-unity-as-default-desktop/ as ...
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Desktop doesn't appear after login

I updated my packages recently (I suppose to a newer kernel; I don't really know). Once I restarted, my desktop wouldn't display after I typed in my password. I did what others said and installed ...
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Eclipse fail to start in a clean workspace

I'm having a problem starting any version of eclipse in any kind of workspace (brand new or with data already). The problem started when I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, and tried to ...
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How do I get appearances back to the normal after installing Gnome?

I installed Gnome as an alternative desktop environment on 14.04. However, since rebooting: the loader graphic when starting and shutting down my machien shows the Gnome foot rather than the Ubuntu ...
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How to adjust window placement in Unity, Ubuntu 14.04 based on overlapping top bar

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I will have windows that open with the top bar of the window obscured by the top bar of the screen. I can move the window once it is open, and then ...
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ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop without panel and launcher

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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Set scaling back to default [duplicate]

I accidentally set the scaling settings at 4, and couldn't reset them. Is there any way to reset these settings back to default? I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro (10.6", 1920x1080), and I cannot ...
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Unity's “File Edit View” menus in Gnome Fallback in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was recently playing around with Ubuntu 11.04 (Ah, the last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome 2 in the background) and I noticed this: As you can see its the "Unity" "File Edit View..." menu in ...
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How to get rid of the language symbol?

Migrated from 12.10 to 13.10 a couple of days ago. I speak English, British English. I have a British layout keyboard. Now I have a square symbol in the top bar (or whatever it's proper name is) with ...
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Kind-of messed up /usr/share/icons [duplicate]

i have a little problem with my icons on 12.04 :D I was installing an application from a tar-archieve but the icons for that special application were missing. So I looked up the tar again and found a ...
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Can't make Unity Launcher appear

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and I want to make unity launcher to auto-hide but when it hides it doesn't appear again unless I press the start button. Should I reinstall unity through terminal? I don't have ...
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Unity menus don't display properly

Posted this a while back on the Ubuntu forums, but never got a reply, and I still haven't found a way to fix it myself. I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Or some reason, menus (File, Edit, ...
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Commands for quicklists

I am using Unity. The Quicklists feature is really useful. I added some entries in the nautilus quicklist from Ubuntu Tweak. Those commands were easy to figure out. But now i do not know how to find ...
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Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application [closed]

If I click an icon in the launcher with multiple windows open it doesn't show me all open windows for that application (like ctrl+w does for all open windows). I seem to remember it working as ...
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Can not get passed the login screen

I have the same issue as others (see Login returns to login screen [closed]). When I arrived at the login screen, I enter my password, the screen goes black for one second, displaying some text, and ...
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How to disable Unity style notification when using Gnome Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I just install gnome shell for my Ubuntu 12.04, when I try to use Empathy, the ...
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ATI move the unity bar to another screen using binary driver

I must say, I'm really pleased with the 12.04 performance. The only real issue I had is that I needed a custom screen orientation and the binary driver had no way to move the unity launcher, as far ...
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Is it possible to pin certain apps to a workspace in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to distribute windows over virtual desktops in Gnome Is there a way to assign apps to a specific workspace in Unity (11.10)? With this I mean that when I open, for ...
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Help with compiz window borders

I tried to make a small change in my Compiz settings, and set off a whole chain of chaos. I don't like the application switcher that I had, that switched between whole applications on Alt-tab rather ...
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How to add folders in launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus In others Ubuntus you could just press right mouse and add launcher. In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't do that. So, how can I ...
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Just upgraded to 11.10 - How do I disable Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? Forgot about unity. Apparently not as easy to disable as last time.