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Can't find a way to fix Unity!

I did everything I could do that was listed on Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but even with unity, nothing is happening! All I can see is my desktop and my desktop Icons! I can ...
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Unity does not launch in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated from 13.10 from 14.04 a few weeks ago, and it was working fine. But last night, after a login the wallpaper shows up, but the Unity does not, and nothing else. The weird thing is, that if I ...
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Unity or Gnome for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I made clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on 18th of April. Then to overcome the problem of heating, I installed the fglrx-updates driver for my Radeon HD 7730M graphics. Yesterday, on boot ...
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Unity no longer available after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04, I had no error messages but Unity disappeared from the list of desktop environments in the log in screen. As you can see below, Unity is installed. How can I log in back ...
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How do I make a program auto-start everytime I log in in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I read the previous answers to this question, and tried to follow, but it does not work. I wanted to add Chromium and Skype to the Startup Applications, but I can't find out what command I should ...
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14.04. Unity gone. Tried everything in the forums. Nothing will bring it back

I tried enabling the cube desktop in compiz and unity vanished. No reboots will bring it back. I tried reinstalling ubuntu desktop and that did nothing. I tried resetting compiz to defaults and ...
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Dash Home will not open

I am a first-time Linux user who has installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Dimension E510 that used to run Windows XP. I cannot get Dash Home to open. The other apps open: Firefox, Libre Office, etc., but ...
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Wierd window look for system apps

I installed some special programs a time ago and added several extra repositories. After trying those apps, I uninstalled them and the according repos. For a several amount of time, I have wierd ...
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Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
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Accidentally removed ubuntu-desktop and Unity when removing compiz, how do I get them back?

When I was trying to reinstall compiz, first I tried to remove it and I think I have deleted my ubuntu-desktop and unity at the same time. I have tried to reinstall them but no use and now I'm stuck ...
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What do you do when Nvidia-CUDA drivers break Ubuntu?

I wanted to try some CUDA programming, so natually I installed all the Nvidia-CUDA* packages. After reboot, I can log in, but then there is only a black screen, and the cursor. Even after I remove ...
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How to fix: Unity not working at all (updates, upgrade, drivers, OpenGL)?

Recently I got stuck with Unity since it does not work at all - I see no system bar nor Unity launcher (3D/2D). Possible causes are: system update/upgrade or playing with drivers (additional fglrx or ...
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How to keep Unity Launcher hidden and locked but Super key should launch the Dash?

I'd like to keep the Unity Launcher hidden and locked to that state. But the Super key should still be able to launch the Dash. (With the auto-hide launcher feature enabled, tapping Super key for Dash ...
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How To Completely Remove KDE Plasma Desktop

I'm fairly new to the whole linux/ubuntu environment. I installed KDE Plasma desktop, but after about a week of using it I realized that I would rather stick with the Unity desktop. My question is, ...
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Switched from Unity to Cinnamon, now FireFox opens wrong app from Downloads menu

I'm running 13.10 x_64, and I ditched Unity in favour of Cinnamon. Now I click the "Open Containing Folder" icon beside a download in Firefox, instead of opening Nemo, it opens the Disk Usage ...
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How to recover from bad upgrade to 13.04 (Unity very slow)

Oh boy. I have two computers. On one, I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, attempting to go to 13.04 with catastrophic results, requiring me basically to install brand new 13.04 onto machine and this ...
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How can I speed up the dash?

I have this issue with Ubuntu 13.10. The dash is simply too laggy when it comes to type something into it moreover it takes more than 3 secs to open so I can type something inside. It's FASTIDIOUS and ...
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Custom .desktop shortcuts are not visible in Unity until I logout/login

I have a custom installer that will install a .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications. Right after I install, I try to search for the new app in Unity, and it can not find it. However, once I ...
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Changing window background color by theming

I am a bit confused about this in theme tutorials, but how would I go about changing the color of windows in Unity. I mean the File, Edit, etc. Bars to a different color and other colors related to ...
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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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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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Mouse button to raise+move a window

I used to be able to use Super+Mouse1 both to move a window and to raise the window on click. When I upgraded to 12.04 gnome-panel, it lost this functionality and I was forced to map F1 to raise a ...
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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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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?