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Unity date applet crashes all the time (Ubuntu 13.04)

The default date applet which comes in Unity crashes all the time. When I click on it, nothing will appear (some tiny black window will appear). I restarted my system couple of times, still it didnt ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 in Unity the Windows Theme & Icon Theme reversed back to and always locked to Ubuntu default

I did set up last year Faience-Ocre as my Icon Theme and Adwaita Cupertino L Unity as my Windows Theme (the GTK+ thme was unchanged to Adwaita (default)). It has worked perfectly well until 3 days ago ...
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What is the correct way to install Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to have Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04. On my previous installation I had it in unity right after installing gnome3 shell. Gtk2 apps didn't have tabs like what it would be expected on Gtk3 and ...
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12.04.3— Dconf Editor won't show com>canonical>unity option

Hi there (sorry about bad english), i want to tweak something in unity, but i can't see "unity" option in "Dconf editor > com > canonical, i only see indicator, unity-2d and unity-greeter. Ubuntu: ...
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Remote Desktop from Windows machine using something other than Unity?

Ubuntu 12.04.3 I have a question regarding a computer I use as a file server on my home network. The hardware is actually an old Asus netbook (don't laugh, it's low power, silent, and has a built in ...
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Files Manager Missing Window Frame/Global Menu

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. Suddenly Files manager is missing Window Frame/Global Menu. I have checked other Application such as Gedit, Firefox aren't having this problem. I've tried resetting unity by ...
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pre-installed apps and Unity Dash are gone

so i'm a newbie to Ubuntu..and i have a huge miss happening on my laptop right now pre-installed apps that came with ubuntu 13.04 were gone (i think something happened while updating them) tweaks and ...
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Custom .desktop shortcuts are not visible in Unity until I logout/login

I have a custom installer that will install a .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications. Right after I install, I try to search for the new app in Unity, and it can not find it. However, once I ...
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How can I restore my Unity?

I can't restore my Unity using reset root@vitor:~# unity --reset WARNING: Unity currently default profile, so switching to metacity while resetting the values unity-panel-service: nenhum processo ...
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Unity icon issue and desktop icons not appearing

Screenshot of problems I'm having Recently I have been having problems with my unity launcher and desktop. As you can see in the picture, when I log in, my desktop icons don't show up. My profile ...
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Running remote X11 applications with unity menu and look and feel

How do I configure a server (12.10 - 13.10) to run remote X applications using the Unity menu and look and feel? I can run applications fine by logging into the server from my desktop, like so: # ...
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Unlocking laptop appears to open the HUD

If I unlock my laptop, I'm forced to manually close the HUD. I've been finding that it's automatically opening with each time I unlock the machine. It's only happening on one of my devices running ...
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Computer Crash Question

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba laptop last night. I installed it about 6 days ago. Yesterday I made some changes to get rid of Unity and use Gnome Classic. Everything was fine all day and ...
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Desktop Disapeared

I disabled the unity plug-in, and now all I can see on my desktop is my wallpaper. I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts. Is there anyway to fix this? I just wanted to be able to customize my desktop some, and ...
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Bumblebee + Intel HD graphics + GeForce GT 555M + Unity / compiz problem

I have a mx14r1 alienware and I am using Ubuntu 13.04 raring with unity 7.0. I try to install bumblebee to use optimus technology with my nvidia card but didnt work. I am trying to run compiz-fusion ...
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I removed compiz and now I can't login to Ubuntu

I installed compiz a while ago and at some point to decided to remove it. I did that through Ubuntu Software Center, rebooted the system and wasn't able to "login" since it said something like "Can't ...
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Problem with unity after latest update

You see after the last update all my GUI is not working: I don't have launcher or top panel menu and no window arrows are showed to. I tried to reset Unity setting by using dconf-tool and tried to ...
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Laptop Runs Hot in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell Studio xps 1640. It has an AMD Radeon HD 4600 series graphics card. I looked up the common heat issues and it said that usually the graphics driver is to blame and once the proprietary ...
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Login screen loops on Unity, how to get out? [duplicate]

I understand that there are several questions discussing essentially the same thing in the past, and I have already looked through most of them. I have a Ubuntu 13.04 installation that was working ...
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Ubuntu video lens

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I have a problem about unity video lens.When I use filter ; for an example YouTube and just searched about fast and furious , it appears very different search results than the ...
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LibreOffice PPA version has incompabilities with Unity, how to solve them?

I have intermittent problems running LibreOffice 4.1.1.2 (from the PPA) on Precise 12.04.03. Sometimes when I am either opening or closing the document, the screen flashes and the unity panel ...
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Copy Paste not working

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my machine (not in VirtualBox). It has been there for about two years (I upgraded from 11.04). I am using the default Unity user interface. Today copy/paste just ...
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chromium web app integration notifications not working?

Ubuntu 13.04, Chromium 28, unity-chromium-extension 2.4.7. I was able to add Google plus and Gmail as short-cuts it seems. But when I set an email as read only I do not get a notification popup, nor ...
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Quick-Search the web with query string

The Mac app alfred.app has some pretty neat features. One of them called "Quick-Search the web" (see more here) allows to search the web by typing a keyword (i.e twitter) and getting a web page ...
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Unity 3d and proprietary drivers

I have come across an interesting problem. I've got an Asus K55VD with an Nvidia 610M graphics card. I did a clean install of 12.04 off a live CD. During my first use, I chose to install the ...
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unable to use the 13.04 applications after login

Installed 13.04 and after login the desktop files are displayed for the home folder. But I am not sure how to run applications moving the muse to the edges shows nothing. I can use Ctrl + T and Ctrl ...
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Removed Zeitgeist, Ubuntu 12.04 starts in terminal

I did the mistake to remove zeitgeist, which uninstalled many important packages. I use Unity and first it just didn't let me login. Later I removed some more packages like python-nautilus, while I ...
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How do I get unity back after installing nVidia drivers

I know this might look like a repeated question but I've been looking for a solution everywhere I could think of with no success I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110 It has intel shared graphics and an ...
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Unity is working but not visible after installing AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2

I have installed AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta 2 Drivers Now the Unity is working i can click the close button or maximize button or everything if i remember their locations they are nto visible :( Some ...
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How could I create a docklet or Icon in the Unity

I have think about what Dock I should install for Ubuntu. Then I think ok why should I install one there is already one on the left side. But now my question, how can I intigrate my own docklet's or ...
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icon of the .desktop file does not show in unity launcher

I created the launcher for the Ranger filemanager like this: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=true Icon[pl_PL]=/ Name[pl_PL]=Ranger Exec=/usr/bin/ranger ...
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How to turn off Unity 3D so I can use Unity 2D on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I just want to turn Unity 3D off and use Unity 2D. I crunch alot of words and numbers, and when i try multitasking, Unity 3D is taking system resources that i need.
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Check if my 12.04 has graphics card drivers and find the right ones

How can I check whether my system has a driver for the graphics card installed? And if it hasn't, how can I find which one to install, through the repositories or through other sources? I got Ubuntu ...
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Employing Ubuntu webapps integration on wordpress site

How can I integrate unity webapps on my self hosted Wordpress site. Locally I am getting the quicklist options but is there a way using it will be prompt for integration with the unity like Gmail or ...
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Unable to access window controls on maximized windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 but an annoying error has been bothering me. I formatted my PC to get rid of it, but about 2 hours after the fresh install, it came back. The thing is that the title bar of ...
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No top panel after installing Gnome

I recently removed Unity and installed gnome from the software center. There is no top bar/panel.
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Aplication bar is missing and so is title bar after installing 13.04

All I have is a Screen that has the background. I am able to open a terminal screen. and I have tried all of the suggested fix. Every time I try to "Enable Ubuntu Unity Plugin". I get a ...
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Alternative to yad/Zenity for Unity

In Ubuntu 13.04 yad and Zenity notification icons aren't showed in Unity. I have written a script to use notification icon to alert me about lftp download progress. Is there any alternative that it ...
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Window behavior problems after removing Unity

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 and ran sudo apt-get install gnome-core then sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d unity-2d-panel unity-2d-shell I have done this before and never had any problems ...
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Pidgin systray disappeared suddenly in 13.04 with Unity

About since a week only the pidgin systray disappeared (maybe after an ubuntu update). Pidgin works well, but it can be seen only in the message indicator. I tried restart Unity, I tried reboot, but ...
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Bumblebee Screwed Up Unity. Can't Even do a Reinstall to Get it Back

I have a MacBook Pro 6,2 with both Intel integrated graphics and Nvidia 330M. I was trying to get my external monitor to work in order to extend my display, but the proprietary drivers just gave me a ...
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Minecraft Frame Tearing

I've been trying to play Minecraft in Ubuntu. Under both the Unity and GNOME3 window managers, I notice serious frame tearing when in fullscreen mode. Is there any way to fix this?
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How to fetch “keyboard layout indicator” when it get disappeared

I'm not a native born English speaker. So I write in two languages on the web. I added both layout (English and the other) and it works good. When I log out the system and log in again, "keyboard ...
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Dash Won't Show Up / Brings up a blank window. Also glitchy screen

I am new to Ubuntu so be easy on me. I have recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 on a 5 year old desktop and everything works fine, except the dash button. When I click on the dash button it just ...
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Can't make intel hd 4000 drivers to work

After replacing my xserver with sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I can't get my Intel HD 4000 card to work in 12.04. Or ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Screen problems

Okay, I haven't seen anyone else ask this question yet, but I may have just overlooked it. I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP laptop and I'm having some pretty annoying graphical problems. ...
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Any setup to version control ALL ubuntu settings?

Just now, I had to google for the third time in my life on how to disable that thing in Ubuntu, where you hold the super key and a help window pops up. Granted, there was a few months in between, but ...
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Make custom shortcut on Alt+F2

I'm using 13.04. I want to make gmrun run when I press Alt + F2. I've already made Alt + F2 disabled I add custom shortcut in All-settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts Everything works fine. I reboot and ...
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Unity launcher and top panel disappeared after use of boot repair application [duplicate]

I have installed UBUNTU alongside Win7. This morning when I turned on PC, noticed that UBUNTU was not in list. Then I booted PC with UBUNTU Live DVD and rapaired boot menu with Boot rapair ...
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Top right icons messed up Ubuntu 13.04 64bit [duplicate]

First time posting a question here so if I fail, please excuse me and of course notify me about my mistake. My situation is that currently I'm on holiday in Spain and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 ...