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Does the Compiz Cube plugin work with Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly enable Desktop Cube in Unity 3D? I can't currently enable Compiz Cube. It conflicts with the Desktop Wall plugin, and that plugin is required for Unity. ...
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How to remove “Desktop” option from Alt-Tab menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removing “Show Desktop” from application switcher When I press Alt-Tab it display all opened programs and desktop icon. I never use this desktop option and it ...
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Can I theme the menubar to look different if a window is maximized?

I know you can theme the Unity menubar in GTK+3 using CSS, but is there a way to theme it differently depending on whether a window is maximized? This would be useful for e.g. themes where the ...
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Indicator applet-less applications?

Since I heard that indicator applets are going to replace the notification area, I wondered what was going to happen to applications that use the notification area and don't have an indicator applet? ...
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How can I resize the Unity Dash?

When I open the Unity Dash from the launcher, the Dash takes up the whole screen and doesn't give me the ability to resize it. This makes it impossible to see my desktop and drag and drop icons to it ...
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Remove user session indicator in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don’t display user name in panel Is there any possibility to remove my user session applet from the top pane of Unity in Ubuntu 11.10? I mean that with my name. It only ...
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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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Unity Super + D shortcut doesn't work

Super key + D shortcut doesn't work in show desktop functionality for me in Unity. I have searched and found solutions for adding a button in Unity launcher but I don't want that. I just want the ...
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How can I add PlayOnLinux programs in the Unity dash?

I wonder if there is any way to add the programs installed in PlayOnLinux to the Unity dash.
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Would a Unity lens written for Unity 3D also work in Unity 2D?

I am thinking of writing a few lens features to link Unity into some business web applications, do I have to target both Unity variants separately or can I do one and assume the other will just work?
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Why aren't certain indicators showing in Unity?

I've upgraded to Raring a couple of days ago, and noticed that certain indicators are not appearing in my Unity panel, while all other do. Essentially I'm referring to: pyAlienFX (from http://code....
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Chrome icon not appearing in Launcher

I've been using Chromium for some time now, but I decided to switch over to Chrome. More features. Anyways, I found that when I launch Chrome, its icon doesn't appear in the Launcher. Do any of you ...
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Right-clicking on the Unity desktop does nothing - ideas?

I was reading today the latest Canonical design blog post where I was kind of surprised that one should be able to right click on the desktop to change the wallpaper. I am running the most updated ...
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What do the “no”s mean, in the output of unity support test?

Not software rendered: yes Not blacklisted: yes GLX fbconfig: yes GLX texture from pixmap: no GL npot or rect textures: no GL vertex program: no GL fragment program: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity No desktop just background wallpaper [duplicate]

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 that I set to log in automatically. When it loads up all I get is the desktop wall paper but not top panel or unity side bar. Previously I was using Ubuntu ...
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How do I switch between Unity and Unity 2D without logging out?

I really like both Unity and Unity 2D. They currently have different issues, meaning that one does not have the issue the other has. For instance, when I play Battle for Wesnoth, then it integrates ...
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How to disable window maximizing when dragging to top panel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to turn off Compiz's “drag to maximize” behaviour? Unity mimics the behavior of Windows 7's Aero Snap. That is, when dragging a window and hitting the ...
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Will Unity be the only interface for 11.04?

Will the Unity interface be only be default for the 11.04 or until GNOME Shell is released? Or alternatively will Unity continue to be developed after GNOME Shell is ready. Simply: will 11.04 be a ...
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How can I get System Monitor Indicator to display temperature?

System Monitor Indicator comes with options to display CPU load, memory usage, and other system stats, but currently does not include an option to display temperature (of the CPU, HDD, SSD, GPU, etc.)....
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I don't see the Unity section in Firefox preferences

I found in another question on AskUbuntu someone had demonstrated on how to enable/disable sites that would integrate with Unity, in the webapps preview. There was a screenshot showing a "Unity" ...
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When do things in the new Unity Panel turn blue?

I've noticed a couple surprising blue icons in the new Unity panel. I think I noticed the envelope glowed blue when I had a new message, and I think the BFB glowed blue when I had a wiggling ...
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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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Why don't Unity's window placement shortcuts work?

I am trying to use the Unity's Window Placement Shortcuts on Ubuntu 11.10 but they just don't seem to work. I even installed the package ccsm to ensure that the Grid option is enabled and the keyboard ...
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Why does ubuntu-bug imply that I shouldn't report bugs for Compiz and Unity?

I run ubuntu-bug compiz. Select no it's not unity. (Although I get the same result if I report for unity.) Then I'm presented with this question: Development is completed for the 'natty' version ...
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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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Can Wine software use Unity Application Menu?

Wine applications which I used show menu under window top border. Is there any way to use global application menu in Wine applications? Will this function be available in next releases of Wine/appmenu ...
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How do you change the font color in the Unity panel?

With my current (and favorite) theme the Unity panel is black text on a black background. Is there a way to set the font color in Unity or the theme somehow?
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Rotate focus through monitors

I have 3 monitors on my development machine, which runs Ubuntu + Unity. I usually dedicate one monitor to web browsing and IM, and the other two to terminals where I run vim or enter commands. I'm ...
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Can I get rid of the launcher in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? Just wondering if I can get rid of the launcher in the Unity desktop and replace it by something else?
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Set launcher reveal mode to Intellihide

Starting from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Unity stopped supporting the Intellihide reveal mode for the Unity launcher. However, Ubuntu Tweak can still change the settings so that it does ...
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Bizarre GUI repeat behavior

So, when I restarted my 14.04 VMWare Workstation 9 image the other day, I am confronted with repeating narrow bands with the launcher showing multiple times. It's not a display resolution issue. ...
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Can't use window controls on maximized windows

When I maximise a window and hover my mouse where the window controls should be, they do not appear however if I hover my mouse over the file menu bar, they do appear but as soon as I move my mouse ...
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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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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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How to resize windows with alt+right click instead of alt+middle click in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

The title says it all. I want to resize windows with an right click while holding the alt key, instead of the new default alt+middle click. I have found no way to enable this behaviour in 13.04. The ...
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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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Can I modify unity keyboard shortcut overlay?

As per this bug comment, shortcuts for the keyboard shortcuts overlay get pulled dynamically from user's settings. Is it possible to change which shortcuts are included (i.e. show more of them - ALT + ...
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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How to make a Unity suggestion?

I have some suggestions/ideas for Unity - mainly some behavioral suggestions to make Unity more intuitive. I'm new to bug-reporting, etc. How do I go about suggesting something so that the Unity ...
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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 return the login screen of the original unity ubuntu?

I've installed the LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7.0 as below sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightdm-gtk-greeter-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter (http://www.smdavis....
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Getting the command for an application

If I didn't know the command for a specific application, it used to be possible to create a desktop shortcut, then look at the properties. This was handy, for example, if I wanted to add a programme ...
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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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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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How to remove “frequently used programs” from menu dash?

How can I remove "frequently used programs" from the menu?
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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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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 effects),...
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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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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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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 achieve ...