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Cannot change keyboard layout after uninstalling Unity

I have been messing around with my fairly new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome, where I installed two keyboard layouts - English (UK) and Russian. They worked well, I could switch them with the ...
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Dash and launcher is missing after installation [duplicate]

I got an HP Compaq D530 CMT. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. when I booted up and logged in I saw only the desktop picture and nothing else. I have no idea what to do, at least I am familiar with ...
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13.10: how to set accelerator to select keyboard layout rather than switching to next/previous?

There is a host of regressions related to switching keyboard layouts in 13.10. One of them is that the dialogue lets one choose accelerators for selecting previous/next keyboard layout: Previously, ...
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How to have a functioning minimize all windows shortcut on saucy?

I have set up Ctrl + Alt + Space as the hide all normal windows shortcut in the keyboard navigation of system settings. However, regardless of what I set this as, the shortcut that I created never ...
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Enforcing corporate desktop and short cuts on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

How can I enforce the same desktop image and pre-created desktop shortcuts for all users on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and prevent users from changing them please?
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VNC on UBUNTU 13.04 - not showing full desktop

i am trying to use vnc on ubuntu 13.04 but I am unable to get full desktop. SO far what I have got is a error message that says "Failed to load session ubuntu-2d", or a blank screen or a desktop ...
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Two Ubuntu One cloud icons in the top bar [duplicate]

EDIT: I did some digging around and it turns out that the command provided before was incorrect. Here is the command you'll need to get rid of the OLD Ubuntu One icon: sudo apt-get purge ...
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How to get the launcher to stay and hide? 12.04

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. My launcher keeps on hiding when I'm on the desktop. But I want it to stay out. And when I'm using programs I want it to hide. Is there anyway to do this?
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Show USB drives in launcher, but not mounted internal partitions

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in. I do not want these mounted internal hard ...
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Unity 3D suddenly no longer working on my Wubi install

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my hand-built tower (important specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz, 8GB of RAM, NVidia GeForce 8800 GTS with 640 MB of video RAM). It's a bit of a weird setup because I installed ...
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How to enable Unity 3D support in 12.04 using open-source drivers for RadeonHD cards?

As the title says I can't enable the Unity 3D support when I'm using open-source drivers (xorg-edgers). I have an xfx Radeon HD 6950 by the way. If I install the proprietary 12.3 drivers from AMD it ...
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All windows decorations disappear after I maximize any window

When I maximize some of the windows all decorations disappear (by all, I mean on all windows)... Is that common issue on Unity or I'm just unlucky to have some prone to that bug configuration? Anyone ...
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Custom launchers don't work like normal launchers, and allow application switching?

Using gnome-desktop-item-edit, I created a custom launcher for Chrome. When I use the launcher, it doesn't show the arrow next to the icon in the Unity launcher, so any windows I open are ...
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Gbirthday - Is there a way to let it work with Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know any birthday reminder alternative to GBirthday? I use the very useful and small birthday (and more) reminder tool Gbirthday a lot, but it seems not to work ...
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Ring Switcher in Unity

In classic GNOME2 desktop I could install Compiz and customize it with Compiz config settings manager so that clicking on a specific screen location allowed switching between open windows. With Unity ...
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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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Making Unity Dash open with the last used Lens as the active Lens

Especially with no keyboard shortcuts for custom-installed Lenses, I thought it would be nice for the Dash to always open the last used Lens for me (instead of the default Home/Global Lens). Is it ...
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How to show windows only from the current workspace in switcher?

I would like to make the window switcher (typically invoked with Alt-Tab) in Unity to show only windows from the current workspace. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How can I switch my current session between Unity, Unity 2D, and Gnome?

If I am currently logged in to Unity, is there a way for me to switch my current session to Unity 2D or Gnome without logging out and in again? I know I can restart Unity by running unity --replace. ...
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After the removal of Ubuntu Classic in 11.10, will I be able to install it once again?

After Ubuntu Classic is removed in 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), will I be able to re-install it?
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How do I remove the video lens?

How do I remove the video lens in Unity 12.04?
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Arrange icons on unity 2d bar

I can't arrange icons on 2d unity bar. Whenever I'm trying to drag icons whole bar dragged up and down instead! I can only remove and add app icons to bar, but they always added at end, just before ...
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How to stop the Unity Desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one exit the X server? I would like to shutdown the graphical interface and every related graphical application on my Ubuntu 11.10 (with 4 GiB memory and 4 GiB ...
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Show all open windows in 11.04?

Can someone tell me how I can get an overview of all the open windows? Like htting ctrl+s that shows all the desktops, but for the open applications? Right now when I hit Alt+Tab it shows quite small ...
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Add Vim to Unity launcher?

Please can someone explain how to add a launcher icon in Unity (along the left side) for Vim - or any other terminal-based application? I press alt+f2, type vim, and drag the icon to the left ... but ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching lenses

It used to be that I could switch to another lens by using the Tab button in 11.10 but it seems that the key has been mapped to focusing different sections of the same lens in 12.04. Is there a new ...
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How to discard saved password for samba share in unity?

I access samba shares from unity on Ubuntu 11.10 and saved username/pass for it. Now, I want to use a different username. Each time I go to the share and open it, it just opens without asking for ...
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Who takes up decisions prior to development in Ubuntu?

I am an absolute Linux beginner trying to wrap my head around open source. I was keen to know about who is the key player in taking up decisions for open source development. How do the developers ...
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Unity has disappeared

I realise that this question has been asked before, the best example being here (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears). I should mention I have never used Ubuntu before today, and it ...
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How to set the launcher hide delay time?

The question is, how can I set the launcher auto-hide delay time to 0 ? What I want is for the launcher to instantly disappear when I move the mouse away from it. Please note this is nothing to do ...
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Why is Unity named Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the philosophy behind Unity’s name Something similar to this question. Why is Unity named Unity? What's the idea behind the name?
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How to switch and list windows (possibly of the same application) in Unity?

Is there a way to switch easily between specific windows belonging to the same given application? For example, open Firefox, maximise the window; then, open its History window (History menu -> Show ...
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Error while purging PPA from Unity 5.0 testing repository [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reinstall Unity? I installed Unity 5.0 to test it but I am having many problems with it, for example, the lenses don't work. But when I tried to downgrade, it ...
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Dash application search unresponsive at startup

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. When I attempt to use the dash to search for an application immediately after log in, the search is unresponsive. I have to open and close the dash several times and ...
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Pidgin not showing up after opening it [closed]

I am on Ubuntu 11.10. I have installed Pidgin right after installing 11.10. As far as I remember everything worked great. However, for a while now (in the mean time I did some video drivers ...
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How to create launchers that open applications in a terminal?

I would like to make a launcher that directs an application to be opened in a terminal. I had it on Maverick and it worked. And also, it added the application to the 'Installed applications'. At ...
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Will there be a place for example a website or a PPA that holds all the lenses for Unity?

With the new feature lenses in the Natty Unity launcher will there be a website, ppa or something be created to easily get hold of them so users can browse and install the ones there want? At the ...
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Picasa installs but is missing in the menu

Acer Aspire One Netbook Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 (freshly installed) 1 GB Ram 150 GB HDD Space When I try to install Picasa, it apparently completes, and tells me that it has been ...
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Is it possible to replace the Unity launcher?

Is it possible to replace the Unity launcher (dock) in Ubuntu 11.04 with another dock (for example Docky)?
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Can I use Unity with XMonad?

I've been using Fedora for a while, but I recently decided to upgrade my ubuntu installation from 12.04 to 12.10. While I was using Fedora, I found xmonad tiling window manager which I sort of got ...
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Can I use other Desktop environment in Ubuntu-Studio and exchange whenever I want?, Xfce to Unity & Vise

I have Ubuntu-studio 12.04 installed and I really want to have both Xfce and unity desktop, can I install both and use one of them when ever i want login? If so can you give me a little guide. Thanks ...
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Does Ubuntu have the equivalent of a registry, especially for desktop GUI items?

I've seen several references to 'Compiz Config' and a 'gnome config' application that seems to not be installed by default. Where do these config applications store their data? Is there a registry ...
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How do I keep my screen from going dim when idle?

Apparently, the new version of Unity is based on Gnome 3. Apparently, Gnome 3 decided to do away with a huge chunk of the options available to me. It used to be that when I went to System Settings -> ...
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Accidentally unchecked Unity in system settings - blank desktop? [duplicate]

Accidentally unchecked "unity" in system settings. Now my Ubuntu 11 boots into a "desktop background only" screen. no panels, no icons. Although I was able somehow to invoke Nautilus. any way I can ...
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How do I add Eclipse Indigo to the launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin eclipse indigo to Ubuntu 11.10? I know how to download Eclipse, and I figured I would put it in /opt, but how can I get it in the launcher? I suppose I will ...
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How can I make the workspace switcher in Unity 2D show more than one row of workspaces?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. Everything works well except the workspaces refuse to form more than one row and I'm use to working with a 2x2 grid. The dimensionality of the workspace ...
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Notification icon always the same, even when Liferea has new items

As you can see on this screenshot, the icon circled in red is always the same, whether Liferea has zero new items (left side), or has new items (right side). Why not have different icons depending ...
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How to kill unity panel & unity launcher? [duplicate]

I'd like to find out which process is responsible for Unity panel and launcher.. In case I'd like to close one of them, which process to I have to kill? Thanks!
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Why is this application throwing OpenGL errors when run in Unity? [closed]

I have an application that ran flawlessly in Wine 1.3 in Maverick. However, when run in Natty under Unity, I get the following error: X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for ...
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Unity and games don't work on new Thinkpad T420

Here's my setup: Lenovo ThinkPad T420, brand new NVIDIA Graphics Card 4GB of Ram 128GB Solid State Drive Intel Core i5 Processor Given these specs, there's no reason games and Unity shouldn't be ...