For questions regarding the Unity desktop environment, including configuring Unity and using it.

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Problem with Steam and Unity

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the whole reason that I did so was to be able to run Steam. Well, Steam opens up just fine. But, once I actually start trying to play games, it's completely screwed. ...
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Non-vector icons in Nautilus

I'm happy Acer AOD257 (2GB, Atom) netbook owner with Ubuntu 12.10. I once saw that all Nautilus/Unity/Ubuntu icons are in raster and vector formats. BUT! I see vector only. My netbook is weak, does ...
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Install Unity 4.0 in 12.04?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and find Unity 5.0 unfamiliar and sluggish, so I would like to downgrade to Unity 4.0, that was included in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). I ...
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My Unity in settings

Some time ago I installed My Unity, which is unofficial Unity configurator. Everything was normal until yesterday, when the system, after the update, chosen My Unity for one part of settings. Why?
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How can I fix Unity 3D? It will not load [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? I have an Acer Aspire 5733Z-4851 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. I install CCSM back when I installed Ubuntu on the system. One ...
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Need new feature when browsing installed apps [closed]

When we browse installed apps, we need on right clik on app, information on the selected apps, possibility to initiate uninstall for the selected apps.
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Unity in 11.04 has crashed (no launcher or dash access anymore) [closed]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 with unity (a very bad move) and then installed advanced CCSM and deactivated the desktop wall and ticked the desktop cube. Upon pressing OK, I cannot access anything. Not ...
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When I try to minimize windows, they close?

When I try to minimize windows they close!
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Not able to hide hidden files / folders from nautilus broswer

This is the issue in Ubuntu 14.04 I am not able to hide hidden files/folders permanently from nautilus browser. i am able to hide hidden files/folders from nautilus browser temporarily but when i am ...
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how can I unistall this , unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (2.4.16+13.10.20131126-0ubuntu1)

how can I unistall this , unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (2.4.16+13.10.20131126-0ubuntu1) , its the application that ubuntu asked my by itself to innstall when i typed facebook.com on my browser, and ...
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Is Unity 3D the issue and not the driver? Clean Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on system with NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE [closed]

My system has a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE. I just performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso). The first boot after installation, the icons on the Unity Launcher ...
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Lucid Lynx 10.04 support should be longer and not end in April 2013 [closed]

10.04 and 10.10 are the last usable Ubuntu releases in my opinion. -> Is there a (official) way, like e.g. to start a poll or something, to enforce a longer support than 3 years for the 10.04 LTS ...
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Do you really think our office computer will be screen touchable in years? [closed]

I can't work without my keyboard, 'cuz m a programer. Input source code by poke the cold hardy screen broke my fingers. I'm wondering why windows 8 and ubuntu unity developer thought people will use ...
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Ubuntu themes directory

I downloaded a few themes from various ppa's, and i don't like the button for closing, minimalizing etc. Are those themes stored in some kind of directory where i can edit their files? I'm using Unity ...
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Ubuntu top bar gone transparent, themes not working, No notification icons

Problem : Today I was installing gtk+3.12 and i installed some dependencies! This has messed up my installation and i have lost the top bar which shows as transparent and also the notifications ...
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How to disable top bar in Unity?

Is it possible to get rid of the top bar in Unity? It wastes screen space without any useful features in exchange. I would like to move "systray" area (where the date, power, sounds and gear menu ...
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Can I get this theme in Unity?

I recently saw this photo online and got attracted towards it. I know that this a kubuntu desktop and i dont want the upside down dock as shown in this pic but I just want the indicator or whatever ...
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I installed gnome on ubuntu 14.04 and now unity is broken

How do I fix unity. I installed gnome 14.04 and now the unity shell is broken. I tried reinstalling it. Did not work.
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Is There a Flawless Working Antivirus program for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I tried to install Clamav, Avira, Bitdefender and Comodo to install on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 OS but couldn’t able to success. All have a problem to resolve. Is there a flawless program that workouts? ...
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Ubuntu Hotkeys change

Im using a Kubuntu 14.04 and i have changed a hotkeys for brightness control(fn+f2) etc. but kde is to much HEAVY to daily use. Im install unity by command (install ubuntu-desktop) when I logout and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - menu bar , side bar missing [closed]

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I upgraded VirtualBox to 4.3 by first deleting the old one (as here), then installed 4.3. While installing the ubuntu software center's progress icon kept ...
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Is there a ubuntu multudimenesional desktop tool? [duplicate]

I want to be able to like rotate to new desktops on ubuntu.
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Remove Ubuntu One Music App from Dash

Is there any way for me to remove the Ubuntu One Music App in Ubuntu 13.10? It's really annoying because I'm never going to use it and it always appears when I try do an app search in the dash. I had ...
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I logged into my system but Unity doesn't seem to come up. Maybe it has crashed

I have a problem, because it looks like Unity has crashed. Today I logged into my system, but the panel and the launcher don't came up. I only see my files that I stored on the desktop. Please help ...
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cannot select desktop environments at login session [closed]

i cliked the weel at right top it showed number of DE when i cliked with mouse nothing is happining as a result i cannot use lxde pla.. help me
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How to open a file from terminal in unity [duplicate]

What would the equivalent of 'gnome-open foo.pdf' be in unity? Thanks!
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How do I remove window buttons and file menus from panel in 12.10?

I am a Gnome 3 fan, but after upgrading to 12.10 I feel like I want to give Unity another try. One problem that I have with Unity though is the menu bars in programs and window buttons displaying in ...
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Unity Launcher remains visible while system is suspended [closed]

Since an update I did a few days ago the unity launcher remains visible even after the computer goes into suspend. The screen goes fully black except for the task bar. It look's clean, so I'm thinking ...
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Unable to locate package appmenu-gtk3

Yesterday I upgraded my version of Ubuntu. In stead of Gnome I now have the Unity environment. I'm not sure I like Unity better, so I'll give it a probation period to see if it's any good. What I ...
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Changed some settings in Compiz - now Ubuntu freezes on startup

I just got Unity3D working on my laptop, and celebrated by trying out some of the new features that weren't available to me in Unity2D. While I was playing around with the settings for Desktop Cube ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Desktop crashes constantly [closed]

What logs do I check to find out why my desktop is crashing back to the login screen so much? It happens multiple times a day. Thank you.
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Cannot reinstall Ubuntu-desktop in Ubuntu 11.10 after messing up with GPG keys [closed]

After installing GIMP 2.7 from a repository, i lost Ubuntu-desktop and GNOME Shell. Now I keep switching XFCE, OPENBOX and E17. But I still miss Ubuntu. When I try to install ubuntu-desktop, i get the ...
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where is adobe acrobat reader

I wanted to make it easier to use some programs. I wanted them to be on my desktop. I found them using Dash and dragged them to the desktop. When I now try to execute them, I get the message that ...
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How do I get Catalyst 11.10 with ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5470 working on an HP DV7? [closed]

I have a HP DV7 with a HD 5470 512M card. Installation of the Catalyst 11.10 is repeatedly failing on a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. Catalyst 11.8 proprietary drivers were working well with Ubuntu ...
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Why did Super + W stop working?

Super + W used to zoom out and show all open windows and workspaces, but it has stopped working. How can I re-activate that?
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Ubuntu trash can does not open

I am trying to open the trash can from my Ubuntu Launcher it does not open. Infact it does not do anything. Every time I try to delete something it simply goes away and is not shown in the trash can. ...
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How to disable dash plugins?

How can i disable Dash plugins and More suggestions in the dash? Here is a screenshot.
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touchpad mouse disappears in unity

Acer Aspire 8735G running 14.04 my mouse seems to disappear when moving towards the 'locked' icons in unity - i dont think i installed anything to affect mouse performance other than the regular ...
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Ubuntu unity 13.10 can't boot when restarting after the installation of guest additions (virtual box) [on hold]

First I hope the question hasn't been asked before... I've been reading threads on this forum for 2 days but none of them answers my question! So the title is exactly the problem: when I try to ...
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translucent aero effect of gtk3 themes

Is it possible to have translucent aero effect in gtk3 themes?(not just transparent,must also include the blur effect like win7 or yosemite did) Actually,i want to apply this effect in the window's ...
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Unity in AMD A6-5200 laptop

i am unable to log in into Unity in 14.10. Only background image is shown in desktop, it seems that Unity crashes for any reason. I can use gnome-flashback flawlessly but only with metacity (not ...
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Just Installed Ubuntu, its really laggy little after login. What can i do to fix this?

So I just installed Ubuntu on a Dell D620 That previously had Windows 7 on it. The thing I seem to be running into is that when I try to switch tabs on a browser or to a different application I get a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 third party apps disappeared in tray

I have installed some third party apps that was long time accessable through tray icons/menus. Im not sure what exactly i did but all third party programs disappeared (take hp-systray for example). ...
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How do I fix weird graphical glitches and Wine problems?

Newcomer here. I decided to learn something about linux and got myself a local network Ubuntu Server to play with. Ubuntu 14.04 with LXDE is installed. However, I encounter really weird things when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unresponsive after suspend

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer, but once it has suspended, when I wake it up again my system hangs and my keyboard and mouse do not work. Then I have to restart my computer to be able to ...
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Compiz unity stole launcher

I installed compiz through terminal on Ubuntu 11.10 and as I used unity my launcher and top panel disappeared. I uninstalled compiz from terminal and launcher was still not there. I have gone through ...
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indicator-applets(File Edit View etc) and window titlebar overlaps in gnome panel

i have installed the Gnome panel in ubuntu 12.04 lts along with indicator-applet and window titlebar and window controls(maximized and minimized buttons). after activating these applets both of these ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 often Hang/freeze on Splash Screen on boot or restart

just fresh install on new notebook ASUS X453M it's often to hang on boot or restart ubuntu, its only respond to force shutdown button i must forceshutdown and boot many times to can login to ...
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Ubuntu desktop version 14.10 - how I disable the switching between the menu bar and the title bar on top of a window?

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 with Unity and the Windows have switch between a title bar and the menu bar when I move the mouse to the top bar of the window? I want the menu bar permanently displayed ...
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How to enable hardware acceleration for Unity on Ubuntu 14.04.1?

Hardware Acceleration is disabled by default on my fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I did a $/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p in the terminal and got the result the everything is supported ...