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Why does my wine application not display in the dash properly?

Here is my .desktop file for Civ 4: [Desktop Entry] Name=Civilization 4 - Beyond the Sword #Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/cornwall/.wine" wine C:\\\\windows\\\\command\\\\start.exe /Unix ...
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Launcher doesn't re-appear after I select auto-hide [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launcher auto-hides but does not come back I have 12.04 version. When I select ON option for auto-hide the launcher I can't make it re-appear. It doesn't matter what ...
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How to remove the mail/IM icon from the notification area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the mail icon indicator applet? How do I remove the mail/IM icon (envelope) from the notification area in Ubuntu 12.04? I'm not using the IM client nor ...
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Unity in 12.04 with vmwgfx (VMWare player 4.0.3)

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware Player 4.0.3. I have also installed all updates. But when I login to Unity it is not working. I can see desktop but Dash and Icons are disorted. I have read ...
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Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application [closed]

If I click an icon in the launcher with multiple windows open it doesn't show me all open windows for that application (like ctrl+w does for all open windows). I seem to remember it working as ...
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Does Wine 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 have an application launcher menu like it used to on 10.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one create a custom application launcher for Wine installed apps? Previously on 10.04 it was located in the upper left corner sub menu. If so, where did it ...
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How to get the 'right click + scroll' feature of VistaSwitcher in Ubuntu?

When using Windows I use VistaSwitcher to scroll through open windows. I have used Compiz to set Ctrl+Scroll to next and prev windows but I'd (ideally) like something with the ability to see the ...
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How to get Nvidia graphics working on Sony Z laptop? [duplicate]

I have an older Sony VAIO Z 590 laptop with switchable graphics between Intel and Nvidia GeForce 9300M. It is NOT Optimus. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works, but it's using Unity ...
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Unity launcher Removal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? How can I remove the unity launcher in 12.04 completely or at least hide it? I have tried to Uninstall it ...
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How do I hide indicators in Unity panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide items in Unity's top panel? Say I don't want to have the message indicator in top panel. How do I hide it?
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Configuring unity for individual workspaces

Is there a way to make visible only the launchers on the current workspace in unity? Truthfully, would just like to keep separate programs on separate workspaces, I'm making "panic button"
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How to decrease the “hump” that is required to move the mouse over a Sticky Edge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors? I love the Sticky Edge feature in Unity. However, I find it presents too much of a hurdle to move the ...
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Unity Dash Button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? When I follow the instructions in the link above (yeah I know for ...
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ubuntu crash problem

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. I accidently removed libpng from the system and after that I'm not able to get to my desktop. Everytime I restart the system, after Ubuntu logo all is the login screen and ...
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How to disable Unity style notification when using Gnome Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I just install gnome shell for my Ubuntu 12.04, when I try to use Empathy, the ...
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Display sub-directories in Video Lens

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 to try out. I'm really liking the Unity Dash for easily opening content (HTPC in mind). I decided to see how it works and I dumped a folder full of ...
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How can I reload the Unity to show changes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart Unity When I make changes to elements in Unity's launcher and the search-layer, like the icons, the changes are not reflected immediately. How can I ...
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Difference between Unity and 2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? I can't tell the difference between 2D and Unity(3D?) when I log in with the trial LiveCD. How can I tell which one I am using and if I am ...
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Launcher feature “dodge windows” is no longer available in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? Previously, the launcher will be autohide when we maximize the window of any applications and will remain ...
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create new new launcher icon in unity in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How to create new launcher icon in Unity? For example , i wrote a bash script, and i want add to Unity ...
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How to get the launcher in 12.04 to “dodge windows” like it does in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? I want the 12.04 launcher to act like it did in 11.10, Where it would only hide if it was being dodge by ...
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How can I see connection information like KDE does?

Is there a way I can see download/upload speeds, downloaded/uploaded size, etc. information as KDE network manager shows? I am using 12.04, with Unity and I don't want to install any other software ...
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Launcher makes no colored in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the Unity launcher chameleon effect? The pitcher does not provide color after removing configuration window. Here a video to show: ...
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How to adjust Unity icons and and pane size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the size and order of the launcher panel? I'd like to use smaller icons (24x24 or so) to make my Unity panel thinner and "higher" (to let more icons fit ...
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unity, seeing all instances of same open application windows on all virtual desktop

I noticed this strange issue with unity. I am using 12.04. The desktop has 4 virtual desktops, which I can switch between using the 'workspace switcher' which is very nice. But I noticed the ...
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NX session window icon shrinks and is non-responsive, but remote session still active

This is a tough problem to summarise in one line! Steps to re-produce: From Ubuntu Unity desktop (I've experienced this is 11.10 and 12.04), start an NX session with a remote server [do something ...
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Can you set a visualization as a desktop background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do i set a VLC instance to run as a Live Wallpaper Using Unity, is there a way to set a music/sound visualiser as wallpaper? I know that it can be done on Android, ...
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panel applets in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use GNOME applets in Unity? Is possible? Español: Necesito saber si se pueden instalar las antiguas "applet panel", como Clima, Discos montados, CPU renderer, ...
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Indicators for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Application Indicators are available? Please post available indicators that work in new LTS Ubuntu version 12.04. Most of indicators posted here: What Application ...
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How to install Google Docs Lens on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What lenses for Unity are available? Today I am trying to install the Google Docs Lens on Ubuntu 12.04 But it do not work :( The terminal just says: $ sudo apt-get ...
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After upgrading to 12.04, installing Rhythmbox and uninstalling Banshee music lens doesn't open any audio

I can search in music, but when i click at any icon in music lens or in music scope for home lens, it does nothing and don't disappears. But i still can open music files from files lens or from ...
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I cannot see the new unity greeter after updated ubuntu to 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LightDM is running but does not display on login I have just updated my ubuntu, but the login screen has not changed to the new fancy greeter. How can I activate the new ...
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How to make the Unity launcher evade active windows in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? In 11.x, my Unity launcher remained visible all the time, except when the active window went over it. I ...
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How can I display bookmarks in Nautilus quicklist, on Precise? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you access a folder you want quickly? I read in a lot of websites the new feature of Nautilus: the Quicklist includes also bookmarks. After installed Ubuntu ...
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how to remove 'hints' from file manager Nautilus showing message about selected files and folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the tips within Nautilus 3.6? I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and the default file manager is Nautilus 3.4.1. One annoying thing is that it shows at the bottom ...
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Need a Unity indicator for Gnome Phone Manager

I really want to use Gnome phone manager on Unity, but it's icon is not appearing at the top panel, like in Gnome. So I cannot use the app. Pls help!
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Unity 3d not working after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears unity 2d is working fine, but nothing is displayed( except wallpaper) using unity 3d. I have tried unity --reset, ...
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Blank desktop after updates today, only unity2d works now [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have been using 12.04 (wubi) since a week now and this is my 1st exposure to linux. Everything was going on fine ...
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How can i go back to nvidia 295.33 driver?

when i updated my nvidia driver to 295.40 Unity is not working any more i just get a black screen and nothing happens although Unity 2D and gnome classic are working fine so i think it's a problem ...
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eclipse icon missing while switching through applications in unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? I installed eclipse directly from the eclipse site and added it to unity launcher as mentioned here. But when I cycle through ...
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Oh Unity Launcher scrambled with color dots after log on or restart

The left hand side Unity launch bar is color scrambled after reboot, or log on. When touching it with the mouse arrow, it comes back to normal. I installed gnome shell color before this started ...
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How to change the scroll bar style in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable overlay scrollbars? I don't feel Unity overlay scroll bar is comfortable. What should I do in order to get the old-style scroll bar. Please don't ...
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How to change the number of workspaces in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? How to change the number of workspaces in Unity without installing any other softwares like MyUnity or ...
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Best place to request Ubuntu for a minor improvement (In Unity dash search) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should people give feedback on Unity? Which is the best place to request Ubuntu for a minor improvement? My request feature is this : In Ubuntu dash when I ...
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Why does my Graphics Settings not show my graphics driver and experience values? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my Intel integrated graphics to be recognized in System Info I just installed Precise Beta on my laptop (Compaq Presario CQ71) which has an Intel Mobile 4 ...
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unity toolbar icons disappear on boot

My toolbar icons sometimes are missing on boot. I have no idea why. Another odd thing that could be related is it seems sometimes my terminal windows don't have transparency on boot.(I have a ...
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Text editor playing hide and seek

When ever I minimise or Alt+TAB from the text editor Gedit, it disappears from Unity and from alt tabbing. I can open a new instance of it from the menu, but all previous work is lost. How can I fix ...
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Where can I download MyUnity visual?

There is a MyUnity version that can tweak the unity desktop in a visual way like so My unity visual Youtube video). In the myunity PPA and the homepage, there is no beta / alpha download option. ...
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i7 processor with 4 core, 8 thread system, how can i reboot Ubuntu?

I have tested Ubuntu in i7, i5 but lower then 4 core/8 thread CPU. In two system which has i7 processor with 4 core/8 thread i have the same problem. After reboot it never reboot itself auto. I need ...
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change function keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity. I use google chrome's developer tools and Firefox firebug to debug my javascript. In ...