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will you be able to drag unwanted files unto the trash on the unity Launcher?

When unity for Natty is finished, will there be a feature to drag and drop unwanted files into the trash that is docked on the launcher?
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Is Unity a Desktop Environment?

I read somewere that Unity is a DE, is that true or not?
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Recommended installation for Asus EEE 1015PEM Netbook

I just got my Asus EEE PC 1015PEM netbook with Windows 7 starter... obviously, I'd like to install Ubuntu (not sure yet if I'd like to dual boot or completely remove win7). Anyway, I never had a ...
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How do I open a file browser in the Netbook Edition?

I can't figure out how to get a file browser (Nautilus, etc.) in Netbook Edition 10.10 (Unity). How do I do this?
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3D graphics don't work with Sis Mirage graphics chip

I wanted to test Ubuntu 11.04 on my fujitsu siemens esprimo mobile v5535 laptop but on first boot i get the message: "Sorry, you don't have 3d support, install it for your graphic hardware to get ...
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Unable to use Unity

I use Ubuntu 10.10 and I've been shifting back and forth between the desktop and the netbook remix versions. Now I can't find the unity interface on UNR. It still shows as "installed" on the software ...
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Best Graphics Card For Ubuntu [closed]

I am trying to find a useable graphics card which has support for compiz and the unity interface.
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Will Natty have the netbook-edition Icons?

When I compare the icons of Unity in the Ubuntu 10.10 with the icons of Unity in Ubuntu 11.04 the difference is huge. I find the icons in 10.10 more attractive to look at. Is Unity going to use ...
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What is nux and what's it used for?

This question mentions that Unity will use nux as the toolkit. What exactly is nux?
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Unity under NX?

I've been reading about how the new Compiz-based Unity has issues with virtual box and what not. Since NX effectively sets up a virtual interface/session, will Unity work within an NX server ...
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How to resize the Unity launcher?

I want to resize the Unity launcher. Is that possible?
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Visual effects are not highlighted

I installed ubuntu-netbook edition on my laptop, in System → Preferences → Appearance, visual effects were not highlighted, so is there anyway to enable it? Now I'm using desktop mode at login.
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Will Unity be considered as interface for Kubuntu?

I'm hearing as how Unity is using nux (and not gtk) for its gui. I realise that it's tangled up with Compiz somehow, but I wonder if anyone has considered Unity as the future interface for Kubuntu... ...
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How can I run Unity in a virtual machine?

Originally it was the case that Unity could not run in tools like Virtualbox. How can I now do so?
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How can I test an app in Unity without installing Ubuntu?

I want to test my Ubuntu app on Unity. I tried installing 11.04 on a VMWare virtual machine. I get a dialog saying I don't have 3d support so I can't turn on Unity. I learn that 3d drivers are not ...
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When will the dash be implimented in Natty development?

I am currently using Natty 11.04, at updating daily. I was just wondering when the dash will be implimented, as there are some really neat feature (like zeitgeist, etc.) that I'd really like to try ...
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Can I install Unity on 10.04?

I don't have any problem with GNOME, it's actualy great, but wanna testing same thing new, how?
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Will my current Gnome desktop be preserved when upgrading to 11.04

I was wondering since Ubuntu 11.04 will include Unity as the default interface, if (when the time comes) I upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10 will my current desktop setup be preserved somewhere, so in case ...
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How do I reset my Unity configuration?

I've been messing around with Unity and broke something, how do I "start over"?
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Remove unity, back to gnome and desktop crash

I installed unity packages from the software center, and after that some promblems started at the normal desktop session. I unistalled the unity packages and now in desktop session, compiz crashes, ...
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Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

When I login, nothing happens. I am presented with my desktop wallpaper. No Dash, no Launcher, nothing.
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I updated to Ubuntu 11.04 and It broke my installation [closed]

I tried to update to Natty Narwhal with update-manager -d and then I followed through everything and then when I restarted everything broke. Told me to put in some code or something but then after I ...
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How do I show the date in the clock indicator?

There is no GUI way to show the date or the day (or adjust the time format) in Unity's indicator-datetime application in Natty.
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Will the launcher use Intellihide by default?

I've found Unity's new Intellihide mode extremely useful, and would like to know if it's planned to be set by default or, by the contrary, the panel will be shown unless you set it manually.
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Dual monitor Unity launcher opening on wrong monitor

Is this a specific unity configuration or a dual monitor configuration problems ? In NVIDIA X Server Settings. Make this the primary display for the X screen, is my choice the middle display. But the ...
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Why is Natty's daily live build not updated daily anymore?

I thought the daily build on http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ would be updated daily, but the current build is 6 days old. I would love to try out Natty and Compiz Unity on a live ...
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Will there be a focus on creating a dockable On Screen Keyboard for Unity?

I have been looking for a couple of years for a clean, usable On Screen Keyboard for touchscreen interfaces for Ubuntu, and most have fallen short. With the increase interest in tablets and netbooks, ...
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Can't change Visual Effects when running Unity

I installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition on acer aspire one happy. I tried to change the visual effects however it won't let me. It says Mutter is running, can't switch to other effects. I'd like to ...
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How can I get application side-menu on base Unity install?

Trying to make a very speedy Ubuntu install for my network, I installed the command-line version of Natty Narwhal and the following packages: xorg, gnome-base, unity My .xinitrc is simply exec ...
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If Unity will be touch friendly, will window buttons become easier to touch?

Some people say that Unity is touch friendly and I even saw a video of an Ubuntu developer showing it off on a Dell touch screen. It looks touch friendly and all but the window buttons still look too ...
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Can Unity based on Compiz already be fully used?

Last, time several month ago, I installed Unity to test it in maverick. I had the problem that it didn't work as expected. Instead of Unity I only got a white screen, I'm not 100% sure what the ...
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Menu missing in Lotus notes 8 and Eclipse in Unity

I installed lotus notes 8.5.2 on 10.10 netbook using unity desktop. At first lotus notes showed its menu. Suddenly (not sure if I did something) the menu disappeared. When I start up using gnome ...
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White screen with pointer after removing Unity

I have the same problem . I am a newbie. I added the repository with sudo add apt-get-repository ppa:canonical-dx-team/une then i went to ubuntu software center and installed "unity interface ...
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Is Compiz Unity's new flat black/outlined launcher look permanent?

The new compiz version of Unity has a different looking launcher. Before it was similar to the ambiance theme used in unity. Now it's flat black with thin little lines around the launcher and icons. ...
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How to add nvidia-current drivers into an iso file with remastersys?

It is necessary to use 3D drivers with Unity Desktop 11.04. How can I create my own iso disk to burn it on usb drive for testing Unity. I have some problems to test unity in Virtual box also default ...
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What GUI toolkit will Ubuntu Unity use?

I develop some apps for GTK+ and so I use GNOME heavily. But what will be Unity's GUI toolkit?
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How come Unity won't run on my IBM Thinkpad T42? [closed]

Why won't it run on my Thinkpad T42?
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How do I create a USB Startup Disk with the nvidia drivers installed?

I'm trying to test natty with unity from an ubuntu usb key but need the nvidia drivers installed to run unity on my XPS M1330. When I try to activate the drivers as I would normally do there is an ...
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Can you change the orientation of the Unity launcher?

I was looking at 11.04 pre-Alpha and wondering if I can change the dock orientation. Does the pre-Alpha have this function? Is the idea being implemented as we speak? If not where can I propose this ...
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Firefox & OpenOffice don't use Indicator Applet Application Menu

At present, it seems neither Firefox nor Open Office seem to be using the Indicator Applet Application Menu. Is there a work around/fix committed?
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How do I permanently fix the time on a bootable USB key?

I noticed the time is about 7 hours off, If I fix it, restart the time will be off again, anyway to permanently fix the time on the USB Flash Drive?
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How will you do a desktop spread in Unity?

Unity is supposed to be able to do a desktop spread (similar to pressing Super+W, where you get a view of all windows in the current workspace) and a workspace spread (similar to Super+E, where you ...
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Where are the system-wide proxy server settings?

I access my Internet connection through through a proxy server. All I need to enter is HTTP address and port. Where can I enter these for system-wide settings? Note: this question and answers ...
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Will Unity offer Synapse goodness?

The Synapse launcher was recently released, offering the following features: Search and open apps and items. Run any command. Directory search - allows opening of commonly used directories Gnome ...
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Does Unity work on Intel GMA x4500?

Does anyone use Unity with an Intel GMA x4500 graphic card? Does it work?
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Is possible to change desktop wallpaper in Unity? If yes, how to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add new wallpapers? I've installed Ubuntu Netbook edition 10.10 on a new latptop for a people whit zero knowledge of how to use a computer. Me and other people ...
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How to add or modify launchers to the compiz unity dock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity? I'm using the natty unity compiz plugin and and I can't find a way to add, rearrange or remove launchers on the dock.
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Will there be something like Apple's Quicklook included by default?

You know... to compete with Mac OS X. Or will we have to install 'gloobus' manually?
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Unity Menu (Desktop design), how will it act?

Is it known whether or not Unity will have the option to act like the current custom gnome menus (Applications, Places, System)? From what I've seen they've designed it to take up the whole desktop ...
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Will the Compiz version's dash be the same as the current dash?

Since the Compiz version of Unity does not have a dash at the moment, I was wondering if the Unity team is planning to port the current version of the dash "as it is" (eight huge icons to open Firefox ...