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Icons show up when searching for app in dash, but not when the app is running and the icon appears on the left [duplicate]

Following from this question, some more troublesome output occurs. I re-created some rdesktop shortcuts using alacarte method described in the answers of the previous question. I changed their icons ...
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After the Failed Installation of a Video Card/Driver Ubuntu 13.04 Displayed a Blank (Black) Screen

I inserted a new video card (Asus GT630-SL-2GD3-L). It was not initially detected by Ubuntu 13.04. I went ahead to the Ubuntu software center and downloaded the nvidia-current driver. Upon reboot, ...
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Unity is working but not visible after installing AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2

I have installed AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta 2 Drivers Now the Unity is working i can click the close button or maximize button or everything if i remember their locations they are nto visible :( Some ...
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Universal appindicator wrapper

Suffering from ditched system tray support in 13.04. :( Is it technically possible to create universal appindicator wrapper for arbitrary application which supports only system tray icon? Maybe there ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is slow on my PC [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and it's quite slow. I'm not sure what is causing the trouble, but it looks to me like it's Unity, because all the applications take a long time to ...
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Unity disappeared after updating [duplicate]

Unity just disappeared after a software update. Rebooting didn't help and neither did resetting Compiz.
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Unity not coming up after 12.10 -> 13.04 upgrade

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04. When I start Ubuntu, I get to the login screen fine and can input my password and login. However, after I log in, I'm greeted with just a blank screen that has only ...
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Desktop - Unity - problem

I upgraded software couple days ago. Now I have a problem with my desktop. I'm attaching a print screen to show what I mean. Click on the image to open a full-resolution version.
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Unity isn't working after running `unity --replace`

How do I solve this problem? Somebody told me to do it (unity --replace) on this question Why is my desktop background blank after upgrade to 13.04? and now it's stuffed. When I run unity I get the ...
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How do I replace/quit Unity in Ubuntu 13.04?

I am trying out Ubuntu 13.04 and the only thing that prevents me from completely switching is XBMC. I am running XBMC from the wsnipex PPA which is compiled with XVBA support. XBMC doesn't like Unity ...
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Can I set the launcher to only be visible when I'm on the desktop?

I'd like to show the Launcher when I am on my desktop and hide it when an application is running. How can I personalize it?
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No title bar, window bored or unity launcher in 12.10 after xrandr

-hey guys, need some serious help. Yesterday I was playing around with xrandr to try to get an HDMI TV to work properly without having over scan/ under scan as I have an Intel graphic chip and could ...
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How to disable application window previews rotation in Unity 3D?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with 3d unity. When I have several windows of the same application (say Nautilus) opened and I click on its launcher (in unity app launcher bar) window previews appear offering ...
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Unity dashboard does not start on desktop

If I've focused any application or my mouse is over launcher or top panel, dashboard works just fine. But when my mouse is on the desktop background, dashboard does not show on super-key-tap. What ...
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Music lens does not show my music

I have 10GBs of mp3, aac and flac files on my hard disk. Most of them were legally purchased online or ripped from CDs. Some of them aren't. The music lens does not show any of my music when I search. ...
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Music lens doesn't work

My brother did something and now the music lens doesn't work. Now there's no filter and no search results. Yesterday, everything worked. How do I reinstall this lens?
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Unity doesn't load after installing NVIDIA drivers

If I install any of the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (nvidia-*) from the repositories, Unity does not load after I log in. I just get a blank desktop background with no icons, panels or launchers. If I ...
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How to change launcher opacity / transparency? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change the Unity Launcher transparency? How can I change the opacity of the launcher in Ubuntu 12.10? In 12.04 I used MyUnity to do that but MyUnity is not ...
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I have a red triangle appears at the top. why?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I have a red triangle appears at the top. why? I download updates when they arrive. Here is the result of the command typed : mahmoud@mahmoud-HP-620:~$ sudo apt-get update ...
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Restoring monitors.xml file

I was following @Alex's answer about my other question. My GPU is GeForce GT 540M. I installed bumblebee and bumblebee-nvidia packages. And reboot, i get this error : none of the selected modes ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu Without Losing my Personal Folder

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I don't know what happened to my Unity and Unity 2D, but it doesn't work anymore, only Gnome Classic does (When I try to start using Gnome-Shell, the session starts with Gnome ...
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Unity dash won't display applications and system settings doesn't open either! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I have changed the language of ubuntu to my local but after logout and login the Dash doesn't display any app. and if I want to open system ...
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How do I install additional drivers for the Intel HD3000 graphics card?

I have a Samsung notebook with Intel HD3000 graphics. I have been playing with Ubuntu, messing it up and then reinstalling from scratch. But I still can't get Unity 3D to work. At one point I think I ...
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Categorized menus as it was pre-11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access “Applications” menu in Ubuntu Unity Desktop (Ubuntu 11.10) How can I have menus as it was before unity? Probably not on the desktop as was ...
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What are the steps for using axel-kapt in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have downloaded axel-kapt and also installed it through Ubuntu Software Center. But now I don't know how to use axel-kapt, so please tell me how to use it with proper steps.
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Add TeamSpeak3 to Unity launcher?

How do I manually add something to the Unity Launcher? I downloaded the TeamSpeak 3 client, and though I can run it from the executable I'd really like to have a launcher icon on the unity launcher. ...
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Unity Launcher Log

I'm making a custom launcher/desktop file to place in the Unity Launcher Bar. However, when I drag the launcher icon from ~/.local/share/applications, it disappears immediately. This is probably ...
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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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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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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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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 use Unity 3d and Gnome Shell without any drivers?

Currently I don't have any driver available for the laptop that I use , and because of this I only can use Unity 2d and Gnome Panel. I have Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed and no drivers for ...
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Why do I have two (2) launchers after customizing my Unity setup with ccsm?

Just installed Ubuntu Oneric (11.10) and Compizconfig Settings Manager, made some tweaks, everything is looking great. However, now I have two launchers and these settings do not start automatically ...
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Unity links to USB drives do not open nautilus

Whenever I press my usb drives in the unity launcher, I get the folder opened with gitk instead of with nautilus. The same happens when I connect them to the computer. How do I fix this? This is ...
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What are the orange circles appearing at the corners of my windows in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use Unity drag handles? What is this hidden Unity window-dragging feature I discovered on accident, and how do I reproduce it? Every so often when I am moving ...
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How do I use cdemu with Unity?

There is this great application that can mount various CD images and thus emulate a CD drive. However, it is based on tray so it does not play nice with Unity. How can it be run in Unity?
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Unity on Ubuntu 11.10 - The Dash Home button brings up the panel, but is empty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result The dash home button brings up a panel that is greyed out, but it is totally empty. It seems to be the very same issue as this: Dash home ...
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How do I change window theme in 11.10?

I don't know how I did it, but now I'm stuck with this same window theme! Whichever theme I change to, the window theme will stick and only the background colour of the window title will change. Here ...
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Graphics card recommendation for dual-HD output?

I'm wanting a dual HD monitor desktop. Desktop system with two monitor outputs (1920x1080 and 1920x1200) side-by-side, displaying one X screen (Xinerama, TwinView, XRandR, whatever works). Will be ...
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Can I download Unity as a separate session on Ubuntu 10.10 without breaking Compiz 0.8.6?

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition, which uses the GNOME 2 Desktop Environment with the GNOME Classic shell. It comes with Compiz 0.8.6 pre-installed, so I can install and configure the ...
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Libreoffice writer is missing its icon. Where should I put a replacement?

The other libreoffice programs all have their icons in place but I get the 'blank icon' icon in unity's launcher. Any idea of the directory I should place a replacement icon or how I can get it back? ...
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Unity interface issues with AMD Radeon 6450

Is the AMD Radeon 6450 blacklisted for 11.04? I get an error message saying my hardware is not compatible for Unity. I have an i5-processor, DL-67 Intel Motherboard,4 GB RAM, and 1 GB Radeon 6450 ...
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If there a way to configure the delay between the time the mouse moves out of the launcher and the time the launcher closes?

If there a way to configure the delay between the time the mouse get out of the launcher and the time the launcher close ? I'd like to set it to 0 ! Thanks (and sorry if the answer has already be ...
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What could cause “normal” Ubuntu not to work but Ubuntu-2d to work? 11.10

I messed up my xorg somehow and now unity-3d doesn't work, but unity-2d seems OK. By doesn't work, I mean that when I boot into 3d, I only see a background image, no icons, panels, or anything else. ...
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Unity Doesn't run after upgrading via xorg-edgers

After doing the xorg-edgers upgrade, I can't log into unity but I can access gnome 3. Any reasons why. The performance boost is amazing but I don't want to go back to the old drivers. unity 2d works. ...
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Will Unity interfere with gnome-shell?

Do you think having Unity would mess with shell? I ask this because I already have had the issue of the unity global menu appearing behind the gnome panel. I have resolved it, however do you think ...
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Unity launcher missing, top panel changed colour, no controls on the right hand side of the top panel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I've just installed 11.10 and am having some big problems. After installing updates and programs I wanted I did a ...
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Ubuntu not using full resolution of LCD after switching to Unity from Ubuntu Classic

I had been using Ubuntu Classic with 11.04 for sometime. I tried switching to Unity and found that it doesnt use the full LCD. Theres a "black border" or unused portion of my LCD although the ...
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What file I need to edit to change the text color in a theme?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 (from 10.10) with Unity, and after I've been messing around with the (gtk, I guess?) theme a little, I've encountered a little problem. In my panel (the one with the ...
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Title bar and decorations missing: Unity desktop

uname -a: Linux splitter 2.6.38-8-server #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:49:04 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux All of the windows on my desktop are missing a title bar and the decorations to ...