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Just upgraded to 11.10 - How do I disable Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? Forgot about unity. Apparently not as easy to disable as last time.
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How to correctly disable auto-hide in Unity 2d, Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d? Seems that my previous question is resurrected by the release of Ubuntu 11.10 :(. I have disabled Unity2D autohide ...
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Will the new version be using the improved unity shell or gnome3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Gnome 3 be in 11.10? Will the new version be using the improved unity shell or gnome3? If it's using unity, can I still install gnome3 on it???
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Indicators in unity panel won't respond [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Indicators do not accept mouse clicks I configured the unity panel to display all the indicators available by changing the value of systray-whitelist to ['all'] using ...
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Is Unity a DE, a WM or a Desktop shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 'Ubuntu Unity' (for the Desktop)? People seem confused about what Unity actually is. Can you please clarify if it is a desktop environment (DE), Window ...
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gnome3 problem on ubuntu 11.04 by graphic

i have install gnome3 on my Ubuntu 11.04 but it don't work as well as it must. like this picture: enter link description here
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Ubuntu 11.04 Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I have searched the net and found out that the Launcher is not movable. With widescreen format it makes perfect sense to have the launcher ...
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How can I manually edit the unity top panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of double battery monitor status? After the recent update of 11.10, I am left with two battery indicators, for some reason--the new one, with the ...
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distinguishing similar windows when there are some when using unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Unity, how to tell which window is the one I want when switching? If i have similar windows of the same program i'm having big problems to click on the one i want ...
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Change Unity Launcher position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? In Ubuntu 11.04, how can i change the position of Unity Launcher, which is left by default to say Top, Right or bottom?
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Unity launcher resets every time I log in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? I think something went wrong with my installation. For one, the live-installer was still there ...
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Which should I use on HP machine with AMD phenom x3: 32-bit or 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32bit and 64 bit and which should I chose? I installed Ubuntu Natty 64-bit on HP machine, with the following hardware: AMD Phenom 8600 ...
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Unity application button on Docky? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Docky as launcher I'm not really liking unity and I'd prefer to use docky instead. But since there's not really an application navigation menu in 11.04, I need ...
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How to use a proprietary driver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use I've just installed Ubuntu on a new machine and it work perfectly except for the NVidia Graphics driver. When booting ...
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Removing 'Applications' from Unity launcher while still accessing it using shortcut

Is it possible to remove/hide 'Applications' from launcher, but I still want to access it using shortcut keys (Super+a), I know the method to remove the lenses, but I would like to keep them ...
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Can't see Shutter indicator icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application Indicator for Shutter I'm using ubuntu 11.04. I've installed shutter but when I use it, I can't see its icon in the indicator panel. I've already tried this ...
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Can you move the Ubuntu Unity launch bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I noticed a lot of questions regarding the unity launch bar and its location , the answers say it cannot be moved , and probably will ...
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Unity not working ! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I activate Unity? I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 within Windows 7. After i log into Ubuntu first time a message appeared something like "hardware not supported ...
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I uninstalled Compiz and now the Unity panels has disappeared

This is not my original question where they were completely transparent and are just not there. I have reinstalled ccsm, but they are still not there. I have tried unity --reset which I thought ...
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What's the difference between virtual and nonvirtual workspaces?

In CCSM/General Options/Desktop Size, there are three options: vertical virtual size, horizontal virtual size, and number of desktops. Changing the first two options changes the number of workspaces ...
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Is it possible to configure the menubars to stay on their associated window in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Unity support disabling the global application menu? The Unity interface displays the menubars of the applications on the top panel. This makes sense in a netbook ...
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Getting Error on Synpatic Package Manager, UbuntuTweak on the Repository and Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Everytime I tried to open Synpatic Package Manger I get ...
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Is it possible to customize shortcuts in Unity dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash? For example, substitute "check email" with empathy, or shotwell with gthumb? Can we do it?
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How can I move application indicators? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reorder tray icons? Hello everyone ! I just installed the new Ubuntu release, Natty, and I already love the integration of the application indicators. ...
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Show appmenu even when the top panel is not mouse overed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? I would like to know if there's any way i can keep the appmenu ( "File", "Edit", "help", etc ) displayed ...
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How to remove the Launcher from Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? I would like to remove the Launcher from Unity, Can someone please help me get pointed in the right direction?
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How to remap keyboard shortcuts in Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: > Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? I am aware of how to change the shortcut to focus the Launcher with Compiz Settings Manager, so this is a different ...
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Maximized windows on Unity start without covering the sidebar - how can i do that manually?

this is how a maximized window looks when unity runs for the first time: and this is how a maximized window looks when i click on the "maximize" button - after i restore it: Is there a ...
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Autohide for “Unity bar” and panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will the Unity launcher auto-hide? I like to have my system revert to a plain, empty desktop when no windows are open... Does the current version of unity have a setting ...
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Which changes can you make in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity? will it be possible to edit the panel in unity? to add and remove apps (weather, date, main-menu, shut-off-button). the main menü-button ...
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Will Nvidia be supported in Natty Narwhal with Unity [closed]

I have been trying to get Natty running on my desktop pc with a Nvidia 8400GS card but not having much luck. I can see on the forums that it is related to the X server version and the nvidia driver. ...
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Is there an application to remove Unity UI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? After trying two versions of Ubuntu Desktop on CD and one on USB and then must go back to Windows, finally I decided to install Ubuntu Netbook. ...
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How can I get application side-menu on base Unity install?

Trying to make a very speedy Ubuntu install for my network, I installed the command-line version of Natty Narwhal and the following packages: xorg, gnome-base, unity My .xinitrc is simply exec ...
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How to add or modify launchers to the compiz unity dock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity? I'm using the natty unity compiz plugin and and I can't find a way to add, rearrange or remove launchers on the dock.
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Will Ubuntu 11.10 feature GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: will the unity interface be only for 11.04? Will 11.10 feature GNOME 3 / GNOME Shell or will it feature Unity forever?
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Light Adwaita theme for Ubuntu Unity - toolbar customization!

The above snapshot shows some application windows: Nautilus, Rhythmbox, gedit using the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). I've made changes in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/* but that ...
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Side bar and Menu bar lost after upgrading to 14.10

I am new to Ubuntu and just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. After using it for 2-3 days I just installed the plugins and was experiencing the new features. I've never worked on Ubuntu before. but after ...
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Start computer, no launcher, no side panel and hot keys don't work.

So after I log in nothing appears, just the background. Can't manage to open up a terminal with Ctrl-Alt t. Nothing This happen after I mistakenly click an option in effects in Compiz. I saw a couple ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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MenuBar in the right corner doesn't work

My Menubar doesn't show the icons for "network-manager" and the "indicator-multiload". It worked fine until today. Here is a screenshot: I want that it looks like this: I'm using a VPN and ...
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Wine complete removal from Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed wine from Ubuntu software centre but I don't need that & want to remove the software completely from my system so please tell me How to completely remove wine from Ubuntu 14.04?
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Not every feature supported in lubuntu interface

I ve been using LXDE for a month and newly I ve realized that not every option included in LXDE interface. for example when I start ubuntu with default unity interface, everything is normal. but when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will NOT load except for empty desktop

When I start up my computer, this is exactly what happens: GRUB loads, and I select Ubuntu. Ubuntu is loading, and before Step 3 a tty1 screen shows up, then goes away Ubuntu login screen shows up, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 default wallpaper for all users

I want to be able to change the default background (wallpaper) for all new accounts. Not enforce it after that, but it should be on as default choice. I need to do this on 12.04 with unity and I need ...
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Everything is missing! [duplicate]

I've installed some not very good software. And now terminal is missing. Doing Ctrl + Alt + T does nothing. No left or top bar. There is nothing but the desktop. That's all. Software center is also ...
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Cinnamon broke Unity and KDE on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Something after installing Cinnamon has screwed up my ability to use Unity and KDE on Ubuntu 13.10. When I try to log in to either I get an error that dbus could not start. Any ideas what has ...
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Compiz / Unity permission problem?

I have a big problem here. So the problem in short: I can't change my background, and the Compiz Launcher won't save stuff I put there. What happened before this happened you might ask? Well I ...
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windows change of workspace themselves

I'm in Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've noticed that my windows change of workspace themselves, that's very annoying and I want to fix it. I couldn't say when it changes exactly. But I've noticed that ...
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How to enable hardware acceleration with the Radeon HD 7870?

Any idea on how to do this? The open source driver does not do this, and the 2 propriety drivers (fglrx and fglrx-updates) both cause my computer to refuse to boot up. The output of ...