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Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I've enabled a bunch of no-prefix shortcuts is tmux (like Alt-c for new window, Alt-n for next), which has made my life so much better. The problem was, my shortcuts didn't always work. Maybe every ...
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What happened to my Unity Application?

Something is wrong when I try to search some applications in the dash. I don't know how to describe it, but you can see it in the attached pictures: I'm using unity 12.04 LTS, with Faenza icons, ...
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The Launcher doesn't appear nor the Manager apps and settings

I have only the window options at the desktop. I'm able to open the firefox through the option get help online, but if I minimize the window I cannot acceed it anymore. So I cannot access to the ...
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How to disable unity from starting with ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possible to install ubuntu-desktop and then boot to no GUI I am temparaly useing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server on my laptop to host a Minecraft server on and i installed ...
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How to fix Fullscreen focus error in Unity?

Recently, I've been experiencing an error with programs that have a fullscreen mode with low resolution (80xx600 and below) in Unity. The problem isn't valid in gnomeshell. Whenever I launch an ...
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How to install MyUnity in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove launcher drive icons? How do I install Myunity on 12.10? I have just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, now the problem is that I have lost my My Unity and ...
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when using fglrx unity does not display and slow moving windows

two issues when using the fglrx driver: when i move to the propriety fglrx driver, unity does not load the side bar. the login screen loads (with top bar displayed), but when logging in, the unity ...
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How to minimize or maximize windows from the Unity panel?

In the Unity panel, when you left-click on an application that has multiple windows or instances open, it displays the Spread Mode, but when you left-click on a solitary application, it does ...
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How to change launcher opacity / transparency? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change the Unity Launcher transparency? How can I change the opacity of the launcher in Ubuntu 12.10? In 12.04 I used MyUnity to do that but MyUnity is not ...
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No icons or anything on desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Not able to see icons on my desktop I am new to ubuntu, Just installed ubuntu 12.10 on a laptop Just ubuntu no windows when install is finish and reboot it will ask for ...
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How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows” in ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows” in ubuntu 12.10? I use this in sudo apt-add-repository ...
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How do I install unity-lens-shopping?

I am trying to install the unity-lens-shopping app. I've downloaded unity-lens-shopping-6.8.0. When I ran ./configure the first time it complained I did not have the valac compiler. I went to the ...
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I have a problem with eclipse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? please, I've installed oracle java jdk and eclipse, and every thing goes well, but I can't add eclipse for the launcher, I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 3D loads when booting from usb but not after install

So I was trying to install Ubuntu on my Samsung Q230 laptop. At first when I boot from Live USB it loads Unity 3D. I checked with : echo $DESKTOP_SESSION it says ubuntu. Also for the unity ...
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How do i programmatically determine all the non-minimized (visible) windows on screen?

I would like to programmatically determine all of the visible windows on the desktop so that i can place my window, if possible, so that it does not cover up other windows. It is possible to do this ...
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How to prevent unity dash from taking keyboard control [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox? Issue Summary: When using virtualbox (VB) in fullscreen mode, VB takes control of the screen. ...
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Unity Launch Mode choice

You know, when to install a fresh ubuntu 12.04 and there a dash with unity launch mode, which do you have to a hide, or nope, right? anyone know how to command this for intelligent like a docky, that ...
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Taskbar and ALT+Tab do not show gtkwave application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I have some .vcd files with wave dumps, I use gtkwave application to view those files. I ...
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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!
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I have a red triangle appears at the top. why?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I have a red triangle appears at the top. why? I download updates when they arrive. Here is the result of the command typed : mahmoud@mahmoud-HP-620:~$ sudo apt-get update ...
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Software Center doesn't ask for a password anymore [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No programs or applications show up in dash So, out of the blue, software-center stopped asking me for a password. It just runs, and then turns grey. Works fine as ...
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Why doesn't Chromium show in Unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable Chrome/Chromium Unity integration? When I open Chromium, the icon doesn't show up in the unity launcher like the other opened apps. Why is this ...
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unity window launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows? What is the easiest way to make unity 3D reduce an application if the icon is clicked upon ...
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Bug in Unity 3D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? When I am running Unity 3D after a short time (less than a day) my machine becomes too slow ...
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Can't login to Unity 3d after enabling Xinerama for a short moment

Today I connected a second monitor to my computer. I set it up using nVidia's control panel, and all was working quite well, so I figured it won't be a problem to try Xinerama, just to see the ...
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Launcher bar in purple and only has icons for dash, trash, and workspaces; keyboard unresponsive, and menu bar empty [closed]

Please help me reset or reinstall Unity. I've already tried everything here as well as apt-get update and upgrade. My system entered this state after I re-installed the OS (12.04) in the hopes of ...
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How can I make “File Edit View …” of windows always be displayed at the top line of Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? All my applications are maximized. But i can not see "close/mini/maxi File Edit View" all the time. ...
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Why will Screenshot not show up in Dash?

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, and am running into a problem I've not seen before. This is on an Ubuntu 12.04 system. I can't find Screenshot. I'm trying to take a shot of a screen from a web page, go ...
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No Previews in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.10 from ...
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How to turn off Unity in 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one exit the X server? So I need to turn off Unity GUI and get back to the text user interface, how do I do that in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Right click to add icon into unity 2d panel not working

I updated to 12.04 from 10.04, and had problems with sound. Now the sound works but I can't add icons to the top panel. I've tried all these and they don't have any effect: just right click alt + ...
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Synaptic package manager has stopped working in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

Synaptic package manager was working in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation under Unity, but it recently stopped working for no apparent reason. It does work when I switch to KDE. Suggestions?
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Intermittent 100% CPU running e.g. Firefox or Libre Office writer on 12.04 Unity

Occasionally some applications lock and their windows goes dark or changes colour. This has happened most frequently when running Firefox but happened today when running Libre Office Writer and ...
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How can I have a stock Gnome 3 experience without having Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install the full GNOME desktop as close to upstream as possible? I'm looking for a way to have a stock Gnome 3 experience in Ubuntu 12.04 without having Unity as ...
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HUD background changed to black and can't use wine

I am new to Ubuntu. After updating 12.04, HUD background changed to black instead of transparent and can't use Wine and ccc anymore. Then I tried GNOME but only the wallpaper appeared and can't do ...
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unity 12.04 black bar below panel

Using Unity 12.04 I have a black bar, a few pixels wide, appearing below the panel. This over-writes the top of a window which is immediately below the panel. Although this may seem a minor problem ...
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Unity-and other DE-problems in 12.04

So, I installed 12.04 64-bit. I immediately had issues getting Picasa 3 sync with web albums to work due to issues with WINE IE6 and 64-bit. I decided it wasn't worth it and decided to try out ...
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Can't get media player and actions working on Unity Webapps

I'm following the API documentation at http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/ubuntu-12.04/javascript/ My code, very simplistic: var Unity = external.getUnityObject(1,0); Unity.init({name: "Radio ...
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Unity dash won't display applications and system settings doesn't open either! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I have changed the language of ubuntu to my local but after logout and login the Dash doesn't display any app. and if I want to open system ...
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How to install a gnome shell theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers? I switched from Unity to Gnome 3.4 but I'd like to tweak my desktop a bit. I want to use a gnome shell theme ...
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Why does my unity music lens not play anything?

My music lens in 12.04 unity will access my entire library, but if I click on anything to play it, Rhythmbox opens and does nothing.
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Flash video fails to go full screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I have tried the fixes in Full screen Flash problems and Video's won't go into full screen and none of this solved my problem. In ...
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Window control buttons position return to right after every startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Window Controls moved to right hand side I like window control buttons in the left, but whenever my laptop startup it's return to right...! that's forcing me to open ...
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Some of my favorite resolutions have disappeared from the “Display” tool in Unity

I tried to clean my PC and re-connect every cable again and in restarting it I noticed that the resolution had changed. I then tried to return to my favorite resolution (9:16) again and I found that ...
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Unity doesnt work after activating the sky cube in CSSM

I was trying to activate the sky cube in compiz. Closed the program and rebooted now I only get the desktop screen with no icons. I can't seem to be able to get anywhere with hot keys either. ...
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Ambiance seemingly uninstalled after Update

Problem: Updated on 30/07/2012 (no idea what was updated, noticed a lot of updates to Qt), restarted, and was greeted with a broken, painful looking desktop. Tried $ unity --reset But system ...
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Show USB drives in launcher, but not mounted internal partitions

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in. I do not want these mounted internal hard ...
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How to display in Unity an exported GMenu in DBus?

I can see exported menus with D-Feet but Unity doesn't display them... Any Idea, additional documentation or code examples? This is my code: GMenu *menu = g_menu_new (); g_menu_append (menu, "Add", ...
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How do I delete a webapp created using Unity Webapp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a website from Ubuntu's web applications? I created some webapps (like LinkedIn for example) using the integration into Ubuntu called Unity Webapps. ...
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Lock mono application to launcher

I have mono application .exe (KeePass) Also I have following script to launch it: (keepass.sh) #!/bin/sh mono `dirname $0`/KeePass.exe Now I want to lock it in my launcher. But when I do it using ...