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How can I create a launcher and also have it in the apps toolbar

I want an app icon for smart git. I can create one on my desktop with $ gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/ --create-new and selecting the smartgit.sh app. That works for an icon on the desktop. How ...
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I have disabled Unity plugin in “ccsm” when turning off Expo. How can i recover it?

Common left panel (launcher) is disable too. I think i should reset settings. How can i do it? PS i can start terminal.
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Now that I built Unity How do I Install it?

Hello there I built my own custom unity 6.2 and I built it so that it is in my home directory. I like how it looks now and want to replace the unity that I have installed on my system with the one ...
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Why isn't the Alt+` shortcut working on my international keyboard?

According to How to use Alt + GraveAccent on non-US keyboard?, the Unity shortcut to switch between windows of the same application is Alt + (whichever key is above Tab). It doesn't work in my ...
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Unity 3D rename workspaces?

Any good way to rename workspaces in Unity 3D (e.g. compiz)? Back when I was running metacity (e.g. old Gnome 2) we could called them useful names like "Personal", "Work", "Development", "Media", ...
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Disable “Alt+`” [duplicate]

How do I disable the keyboard combination of ALT+`. This is NOT the HUD nor in the Ubuntu System Settings. It is NOT in compiz configuration either. (I am NOT trying to disable the HUD's use of the ...
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Stop alt from trying to drag my window?

I cannot find it in the keyboard settings at all. In previous versions there was a tick box saying something along the lines of "use meta key instead of alt to drag windows?" So how can I prevent alt ...
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Weka windows always open in a different workspaces [closed]

This is how I installed weka 3.6.6: sudo apt-get install weka On 12.04 every time I open weka it starts in the second workspace. If I move it to workspace #1, all the new windows it opens are in ...
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unity components debugging

Following up on my question here, I would like to ask about best-practices for debugging additions to the unity components. Integrating apps into unity requires many components: service files, ...
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application locked to launcher without icon [closed]

I tried to drag and drop transmission to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04, and this is what I got: As you can see - there is an icon shaped space where an icon ought to be. Transmission is locked to ...
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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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How do I remove Lubuntu Desktop from Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to completely remove desktop? When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 on my computer I also added the lubuntu desktop to try using the following command: sudo ...
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How to use Alt + GraveAccent on non-US keyboard?

This question reveals that Alt+` switches windows within a program just like Alt+Tab switches between open programs. Wow neat, thought I, I've always wondered why Alt+Tab didn't do this the way ...
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Can I change what displays the Launcher is shown on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Duplicate Second Unity Launcher on Dual Screen In precise, when using a dual screen setting, the Unity launcher is present on both screens: Is it possible to ...
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Change LightDM session name entries for Desktop Environments?

When using LightDM, sessions, (not usernames) are named in a way I would like to change, for example, Ubuntu is Unity 3D, and I would like to name it that way, the following to: Ubuntu 2d to Unity ...
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Does Unity generally perform better with proprietary Nvidia drivers?

I always feel stressed when updating or switching to proprietary drivers, because it has crashed my Ubuntu before. Unity is a little slow on my system. Can switching to a new version of proprietary ...
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How can i edit tooltips for unity launcher icons

I want to change the tooltips for some icons in unity launcher. Is there any way we can do that?
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Can I control where an application launches so it doesn't make my launcher autohide?

Is it possible to lock the spawn location of applications so they don't hide the unity bar? At the moment applications launch up the top left of the screen, pushing out my unity bar (which is really ...
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Is there a way to configure the “Super W” effect?

I'd like to configure the "Super W" effect, is it possible? I can't find it in the ccsm. Using Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10. Thank you.
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Gnome shell with desktop icons without unity file manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with gnome3-shell (top taskbar) I have new Ubuntu 11.10 and I installed gnome-shell instead Unity. I want to add some icons to desktop, but when I enable file ...
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How can I use gnome shell by default instead of unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? I don't like unity much. I have no trouble to log out and log back in with gnome, but if I reboot my ...
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Music folder appearing twice on Dash

I installed 11.10 this week and, so far, this little detail have been bugging me. Since I moved my old audio files from a flash drive to the music folder, the music folder itself appears twice in the ...
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ccsm changes have no effect

After upgrading to oneiric I want to tweak some unity settings, but changing anything with CompizConfig Settings Manager has no effect. I tried to relogin or reboot but it didn't help. In natty I ...
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How do I set an external monitor as default? (Or move Unity bar to monitor at least)

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty on an HP laptop and I cannot figure out how to get Unity on the external monitor! I have my desk set up with my monitor in front of me, and my laptop working as a ...
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The “power cog” has disappeared [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1. The "power cog" (the button at the top right corner of the screen) seems to have disappeared. I am not sure what caused that because it was there when I installed 11.10 ...
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Blank Screen after inactive time [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 , on a DELL Vostro 1510. If I am inactive for a certain time, the screen usually gets locked and the login prompt will be there. Yes sometimes I am able to see the login ...
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How do I stop the unity side bar from apearing when I try to drag & drop?

Every time I use Drag&Drop (even with Bookmarks in Firefox or songs in Banshee) the unity side bar apears and often blocks the place where I want to drop it. Is there a way to fix this? EDIT: ...
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ubuntu theme suddenly changed to default and it's not coming back!

I logged in to ubuntu as I always do and suddenly the theme changed from what I have chosen to the default one and when I try to bring it back, it's working, but not the way it's supposed to: As ...
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How to increase text size?

the option at the login screen indeed makes the text bigger and easier to read but it only seem to be in effect for the login screen. When I login to the desktop, everything is back to normal size. Is ...
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Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity [closed]

If I open the Keyboard app, than go to layouts and click options, under Alt/Win key behavior, there is an option to swap the control and windows key. This seems to work when using classic gnome but ...
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Panel opacity should change the indicators' menu opacity, is this a valid bug?

In Ubuntu 11.04 with unity 3.8.16-0ubuntu1~natty1 when clicking an indicator its icon turns opaque and the menu shown is also opaque, regardless of the panel opacity value. I think both the icon when ...
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Dell D820 - Nvidia - Compiz crashes / won't run

I'm running a Dell Latitude D820 and a fresh / clean install of Ubuntu 11.04 x64. My graphics card is detected as nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (it's the NVS 110M - the Go ...
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Can I add wine application category list to unity dash?

In the dropdown list of application categories wine is missing and so all wine applications are missing as well. How can I add wine applications to the application category?
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Is it now safe to install/uninstall GNOME 3 from the ppa?

I saw a question where someone mentioned having GNOME3 + Unity on the same system. When will it be possible? NB: I'm referring to installing from the GNOME3 PPA. Please do not tell me how to add the ...
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Screen completely screwed up when in dual screen in Unity [closed]

Ok, I read Unity has problems when in dual screen mode, but this seems something different from the bug I read filed. As soon as I attach the secondary screen I get both screens completely screwed up ...
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How can I open two half-screen windows in a row without overlapping?

I use a monitor that is exactly 2×1024 pixels wide as a substitute for a dual-screen configuration. In Ubuntu 10.10, I could open two windows in a row and each would be automatically placed on a ...
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Sound doesn't work in Unity, but does in Ubuntu Classic

I recently updated to 11.04, and it seems rhythmbox broke for me in the update, as well as the new default, banshee. When I try to play a song, the play button changes to a pause button, but nothing ...
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How do I use Compiz's “Scale Window Title Filter”?

I saw an answer that described filtering the windows in compiz scale. The feature seems to be Scale Window Title Filter. I have Scale, Scale Addons, and Text turned on in CompizConfig. When I invoke ...
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Strange “gap” at the top of windows when first opened?

The first time a window appears there is a "gap" near the top of the screen, a space where you can see through to the background (or whatever window is underneath). It's really hard to explain, so ...
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3D compiz effects choppy and slow. How to fix?

I have a ATI proprietary drivers but it makes the Unity 3D very slow except 2D. Like everything works but it runs a bit slow and choppy. You could even see it when you see the loading circles on the ...
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How do you pin your favorite apps to the dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash? how pin your favorite apps to the dash? eg replacing Firefox - explore the web ("explorar la web") with opera in the ...
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No Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 11 Beta? [closed]

I just upgraded from 10.10, and I don't have a launcher at all. How can I add it?
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Uninstalled aplications still show launcher icons under installed aplications?

The question is in the title, I always remove applications that I do not use after installing or upgrading, this includes games etc (wish it was possible to install Ubuntu with no applications then ...
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Can I set a keybinding to resize a window to half its size, in a chosen direction?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm looking into getting a 40" 4k display and have found how to resize windows down to quarter sections of the screen, but I would like the ability to further resize them down if ...
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How to make Alt+Tab return to same application window as last used (Unity)

Using Alt +Tab normally does what I want; it groups windows from the same application. If I want to switch between windows of one and the same application, I use Alt +` However, if I have multiple ...
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14.04 Desktop Unresponsive When Applications Minimized

Ive read quite a few very similar issues on here as what follows, though none match the exact symptoms Im experiencing. After a recent update, Ive noticed that when I minimize all my application ...
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Set mouse scroll as shortcut for just one application?

I'm using Unity in Ubuntu 14.04, but since I can't put the Unity dock on the bottom of the screen, I've set it to hide and set the sensitivity low enough that my mouse can't activate it and slide it ...
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How to remove an icon from the menu bar without uninstalls?

I know, one can uninstall or blacklist a particular app or service so that it doesn't show up on the top menu bar, but is there a way you can voluntarily, and safely (without any Terminal bashing or ...
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Where to change default <Super>+<Space> keyboard switch key by a terminal?

Since 14.04 default keyboard switch key is Super+Space I preparing sample system for clone on hundreds of pc's and want to assign another default keys to switch layout with command line. I cannot ...
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Unity command runner

I'm searching for command runner for Unity. I known that there is default runner under shortcut ALT + F2. But as it was explained in that question Run command don't run command line programs it ...