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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to remove the dash window control buttons?

Is it possible to change or remove the Unity dash window control buttons (Close, Minimize, Maximize) in Ubuntu 11.10? I'm not a huge fan of how they look and would like to swap them out if possible.
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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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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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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 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 fill an invisible/empty icon in unity launcher that appeared while trying to dock a launcher?

A couple of days ago I was attempting to add an application to the unity launcher from the unity dash and instead of adding the app it created an "empty icon"(blank space) in the launcher there is no ...
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Disable unity launcher on Alt + F2

I've added custom shortcut on Alt + F2, but Unity launcher is running when I press it. How do I disable it in 13.04. I've found this question but I don't have 'unityshell' under apps > compiz-1 ...