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Unity (compiz) doesn't work with Xinerama and AMD GPUs

Using 2 AMD gpus to power 3 monitors, when I enable Xinerama and reboot Unity doesn't open. I am using the 12.11 beta drivers from ATI and 12.10 version of Ubuntu. Here is a log using the Unity ...
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How are problems with the Unity Launcher debugged?

I easily added an Intellij IDEA launcher icon, and locked it (IDEA creates the .desktop file). Using the .local/share/applications/jetbrains-idea.desktop as an example it was easy to add another ...
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Why isn't the unity launcher shown using nxserver nomachine?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and recently installed nxserver, nxclient and nxnode on my office machine and laptop. When I am trying to access my office machine from my laptop, I am able to see all the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity 3D running slowly

Okay so I have done a lot of research on this and I am pretty sure this is just me here but I have spent about two days now trying to get unity 3D to stop lagging so much during animations. The system ...
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Missed environment variables in Eclipse Juno

I recently moved from Eclipse Indigo to Juno. I installed the IDE in my Ubuntu 12.04 by downloading the archive from here. Then I created an entry in the unity launcher for Juno as I done before for ...
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Unity window effects/animations very slow on Ubuntu 12.10 with Radeon HD 6770 (3 monitors)

I've installed 12.10 with the proprietary Radeon drivers and am spanning a desktop across three monitors: $ dpkg -l fg* Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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How to maximize Evolution

I don't like Thunderbird, so I installed Evolution. After starting the application I configured my email-account and everything seems to work without a problem. Except for one really annoying thing: ...
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Dual monitor not working completely in 12.10 after upgrade

At 12.04, dual monitors worked perfectly. After upgrading to 12.10, the primary monitor works, the second monitor only partly works. I am sure there is some difference between the releases that I ...
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Is there way to get close button in windows spread view in 12.04?

Is there way to get close window button in windows spread view for Ubuntu 12.04 like it made in 12.10? Maybe exists some backport or config for that compiz plugin?
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Why can't I use Unity 3D on a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series with FGLRX drivers?

With a brand new install of 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron M5030, Unity 3D appears to load everything but the icons in the top left, and I am unable to click on anything. Unity 2D seems to works fine ...
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Problems with both LightDM and GDM using DisplayLink USB monitor

When I use LightDM, it will auto-login to desktop just fine. The only problem is Compiz doesn't work, and menus don't work. I can't right-click the desktop, and I can't select program menus in the top ...
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Maximize the window to the global menu of unity, using cairodock with unity?

hello i install cairodock 3 from ppa:cairo-dock-team and select the beginning of secion of ubuntu " cairodock with unity" http://i.imgur.com/jyTWc.png the problem is when i maximize window ...
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How to create custom sound events?

Is it possible to create custom sound events in Unity? Like setting a raindrop sound to be triggered when the Dash is open, when you call the launcher, when your mouse hovers over icons in the ...
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Assign title bar double click action to fill entire screen except unity panel and launcher

I'm currently using 12.04.1 64-bit. I prefer to use the title bar action buttons (min/max/close) on right side. Sure I can make them appear on right side from Ubuntu Tweak but it wont work in full ...
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Create own screen resolution without Nvidia

I had a problem with my monitor Dell E207WFP. The first time I connected it to my Ubuntu, it had a possibility to set 1600x1040 resolution, but then I reinstalled some drivers and use set default ...
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Remove Unity Icon when 'Unlock from Launcher' does not appear

I recently installed the LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 meta package via the Ubuntu Software Center. This does not contain LibreOffice Base, so I installed it separately via the Ubuntu Software Center as well. ...
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Having problems with unity spread window on second click

I can´t spread window by click twice on the unity launcher after setting for something in ibus, and I am not sure is this a ibus problem. Problem Reproduce Video (<1min): ...
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How to refresh unity launcher icons from python

I have written a program that runs from the unity launcher. In my preferences it would be useful for users to change the default icon of the .desktop launcher. I've set it up to change the file, but ...
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Unity + Gnome 3 broke on update — NVidia card — OpenGL working

Think the title is fairly clear (system specs below) I cannot get Unity (2d works) nor Gnome 3 to load properly since an update run last Friday thus far I've tried installing propietary drivers ...
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Unity 3d Icons disappear after update

After an update, the dock icons on unity 3d are gone. In 2d mode it's normal. Now I don't know what to do. I already tried replace and reset commands, remove and install unity but nothing works for ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility to ...
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Launcher in Unity opens application in another icon

I have an application locked to my launcher. Whenever I click on it or use the normal Exec=..... in the .desktop, it works perfectly. I have recently added a quicklist option in the launcher. Whenever ...
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ubuntu issue with lock screen

I have locked my screen withCtrl+Alt+L Then login window appears. After some time, it goes away, and the screen goes black. So far, so good. The problem is that after a while it shows the window ...
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unity-lens-music takes long time to retrieve information from hdd

Everytime I open the dash and go to the music lens to search for a specific title, it takes quite a while till any titles are displayed and I can hear my hdd working during the process. I didn't copy ...
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Moving windows to another desktop with keyboard shortcuts

I use ubuntu 12.04 (of course with unity) and compiz. When I press the ctrl+alt+shift+left arrow current window moves to the left desktop, but it comes back to the previous desktop immediately. What ...
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Is there a per-application volume control indicator?

There was per-application volume control applet for Gnome 2. There is a per-app volume control extension for Gnome-Shell. Is there any indicator applet for Unity like this two?
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When changing the workspace switch shortcut to super+arrow the window does not disappear

I can't use Ctrl+Alt+Up on my computer because of the hardware. So I changed the shortcut for switching workspaces to Super+Arrow. But now the little overview window that shows up to show wich ...
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How to fix wine apps that have a white background in unity tray

Many Wine apps and also some Java apps like Evernote or JDownloader appears in Unity tray with an annoying white background. Is there a way to solve this issue? Here is a screenshot about it:
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How to get Launcher to show All Instances of an Application

This bug was fixed shorty after 12.04 was released. Well, I liked the old behaviour, especially showing ALL instances of an application on ALL desktops when doubleclicking the launcher icon. How do ...
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With Nvidia proprietrary drivers cannot choose monitor launcher appears on

It's awesome that unity now let you choose in which monitor you want the unity launcher to apear. However, once I've install the nvidia privative drivers I can't chose anymore. I force what normally ...
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How can I use multitouch apps in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a lenovo X220 tablet and I want to get a feel of what multitouch applications/games are available. I installed anything mentioning multitouch from the repository, for ...
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GNOME Image Viewer opens its window 2 pixels shorter and distorts the image by resampling

Since installing Ubuntu 14.04 (not sure if the problem was in older versions) I noticed that GNOME Image Viewer opens images in a window which is 2 pixels shorter than it needs to be to show the image ...
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Crashing when switching between aplication

When i have mutiple instance of any app like files mannager and i want's to switch between by clicking on the app the system was craching infact in first time system is stoping and throw an internal ...
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How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?

I want to (temporarily) make it so that clicking the middle mouse button of my 3-button mouse act like the spacebar on the keyboard. Is there anyway to do this easily? I would only do it for using ...
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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Black screen with Unity launcher and dash after startup

I see this after doing sudo shutdown -r previously. Looks like compiz/unity is broken for some reason. I also tried to rm -rf ~/.cache ~/.config and reinstalled unity, didn't take any effect. By ...
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Change content of list in app indicator made using cappind

I made a simple indicator using cappind script which is based on zenity - Webupd8 article Capind page I want to change the text of the list according to some condition.. Like, if the contents are - ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze on Lenovo thinkpad x230, Samsung SSD 840EVO

I recently installed an mSATA disk (Samsung SSD 840EVO) on my Thinkpad x230 and then installed Ubuntu 14.04. It seemed to work fine but then froze completely after showing a system error message. ...
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black and white vertical lines in ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit yesterday in my PC. But today, desktop turned into striped lines many times and I had nothing to do except pressing the power button on CPU. Don't know why ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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Is friends app not supported in ubuntu 14.10?

I was using friends app till I updated to 14.10.I used to get notifications, Since I updated the feeds are not getting updated and I am not getting any notification from the app. Is it not supported? ...
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Virtualbox 3D acceleration doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 as Virtualbox guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit. Ubuntu works slowly if I disable 3D acceleration in Virtualbox and painfully slowly if I enable it. I have followed ...
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Video glitch, dashed horizontal lines, on Intel graphics

Can someone account for the dashed horizontal lines in my window screenshot below? Are these details sufficient? I run Ubuntu 14.04.1. The video on this ThinkPad T530 is Intel i915 (OpenGL renderer ...
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Unity doesn't start and reconfiguration fails

I have a problem with unity that took me one day to approximatively solve. Approximatively means that it is not convenient and I need to fully fix the problem. I have bought a viper computer. I ...
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Global smooth scrolling

Mac has native smooth scrolling (animation when you scroll something). I really like that thing. Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling, globally, in Ubuntu? When I say globally I mean, enable it ...
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Way to disable launcher-popups without installing new software?

I'd like to disable the pop-up that appears when I move my mouse over a Launcher-Icon. The popups always cover up stuff I'm trying to look at. In this screenshot, I want to disable the popup that ...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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How to automaticlly select application when switching workspace

When I use the short cut Ctrl-Alt-Arrow it switches the workspace but the application that is open isn't selected, so then I have to do ALT Tab to select the last application I was last using in the ...
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Using Alt keys for switching workplaces doens't take priority over context menus in 14.04

Maybe I'm missing a configuration somewhere, but setting the same Alt + h keyboard shortcut for switching workplace left doesn't function in the same way as it did in my 12.04 setup. It used to be ...
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Unable to change to native resolution

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to change my monitors resolution to its highest native supported resolution: 1920x1080. It is instead stuck on 1024x768. After booting, and after LightDM first starts, ...