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Is there any way to completely remove the launcher, not just hide it?

I would rather that the launcher did not appear whatsoever, even when I open dash. Is it possible to remove it, without removing unity? Hiding it works, but I don't like it being there with the dash, ...
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Pinch to zoom in Unity with touchscreen

Is there a way to enable pinch-to-zoom in Unity? It seems like mulititouch is supported with my touchscreen already: When I tip on a window with three fingers, I can move around the window. But when ...
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How do I distinguish folders with the same name in Unity?

In Unity, the meta key brings up a quick search bar. Handy. But if I have multiple directories or files with the same name (say ... README) there doesn't appear to be any way to distinguish them: ...
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Desktop Window Manager won't finish initialization

I've had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed for about 6 months now, and it had been working great until the Ubuntu 13 upgrade. The Desktop Window Manager (unity) wouldn't load, so I reboot into safe graphics ...
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Desktop won't display properly on monitor (VGA)

It flickered a lot during the 12.04 LTS install (it was still usable though), and the login screen is fine. But as soon as I log in, the desktop doesn't display properly, all I see is a black screen ...
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How to enable the “switch screens” button in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Some older Ubuntu versions used to have this button that showed and overview of all screens and allowed to easily move Windows between them. How can I enable it in Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to ...
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Unity's universal panel, dockbar and search engine for LXDE [duplicate]

One of the things that I like in Ubuntu is the panel on the top of the screen, that integrates with the maximized windows; the dockbar on the left (I could actually "fake" one a dockbar like that, but ...
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Change the application icon theme but not changing the panel icons [duplicate]

Downloading and setting a new icon theme modifies the top panel icons. I want to keep the panel icons (Ubuntu-mono-dark theme). Is that possible? How can I change the applications/folders & ...
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Panel icons disappear at startup

Icons sometimes disappear from the Panel notification area when Ubuntu 14.04 starts up. Not the same icon disappears every time, and only one icon disappears at a time. This happens infrequently, and ...
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I want to get current path when I open terminal in current folder in Unity

I have installed the nautilus-open-terminal, so I have "Open in Terminal" line in the context menu, but in terminal is always path to the home folder. I want it to be like in KDE: in some folder > ...
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Unity stopped working. Blank desktop

I was having problems installing MongoDB with NPM and I found someone saying that the problem is related to the fact that I had Python 2 and 3 installed. So I removed Python 3 and after this many ...
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Messed up after installing Unity8/Unity mir

i recently installed Unity 8/Unity mir desktop from terminal using command provided on OMG Ubuntu. But now i can't go back to my original unity desktop. My pc is on auto login at start-up so i can't ...
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Installation PROBLEM : unity Ubuntu-Desktop

Currently I am using Gnome-Shell but now I want to use unity Desktop. I tried to install ubuntu-desktop by following command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Its showing following error The ...
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Is there any hope of choosing peacefully between Unity and KDE at login time (or session restart time)?

I am almost new to Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits, in my case) so I only know the Unity interface and a bit of Gnome from previous Ubuntu experience. As the new version of KDE looked promising, I installed ...
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How to make Kubuntu my login again, and get rid of ubuntu

I tried installing ubuntu 13.10. After downloading I could select which ui top use, kubuntu or ubuntu. After updating and downloading proprietary graphic driver for ati card, my ubuntu is busted. ...
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Bizarre GUI repeat behavior

So, when I restarted my 14.04 VMWare Workstation 9 image the other day, I am confronted with repeating narrow bands with the launcher showing multiple times. It's not a display resolution issue. ...
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How to install Stack Applet?

I am trying to install Stack Applet. I followed the instructions in this question. To be specific I used the following sudo add-apt-repository ppa:george-edison55/george-edison sudo apt-get update ...
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User interface selector between Unity and GNOME? [duplicate]

Simple (and possibly stupid) question that I have not found a clear answer to: is it possible to have both Unity and GNOME installed and select which UI to use on login? Is the GNOME UI the only ...
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14.04 Unity not working after reboot

Earlier today I finished an apt-get upgrade and my machine reported that it needed to be rebooted. So I shut everything down and rebooted the box. The shutdown didn't go as smoothly as I would like ...
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14.04 LTS | Unity reset Hangs [duplicate]

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a duplicate (rather a continuation) of the earlier post made by me 14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater. There is no answer (for a long time ...
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How to add themes 14.04

I am running 14.04 and using unity-tweak-tool I downloaded gtk2-engines-cleanice It is not showing up in tweaks or in settings appearance I want to add and change the themes from radiance to some ...
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How to properly install another desktop on Kubuntu?

After installing Unity-desktop on Kubuntu has a few problems: Dash does not show anything (applications. ..), it is empty. When I switched back to KDE then my network connection disappeared from ...
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Weird launcher bar/chrome bug, hard to describe

I have Chrome locked to the launcher, but when I click it, it opens another icon on the launcher. When I hover over it, it says the name of one of my bookmarks. I've unlocked and locked to no avail. ...
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Expo (workplaces view) isn't working

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 64bits, with effects enabled and window spread working. Unfortunately the expo view isn't working and I don't know why. 'Super + s' isn't working and so isn't the workplaces icon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will NOT load except for empty desktop

When I start up my computer, this is exactly what happens: GRUB loads, and I select Ubuntu. Ubuntu is loading, and before Step 3 a tty1 screen shows up, then goes away Ubuntu login screen shows up, ...
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Unity Dash slow or no results

In my Ubuntu I use the Dash to be able to search my apps. I hit super and it keep searching but no results, close the Dash, super, no results and so on until it finally starts showing results. ...
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14.04 LTS | Log Files | Debugging Unity, Gnome, XSession [duplicate]

I'm unable to fix my Ubuntu desktop (GUI only). See: 14.04 LTS | Unity reset but cant login normally 14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater The issue is in the areas of ...
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How to emulate middle button to open new app window in Trusty unity launcher with a touchpad

I read I need to mouse-middle-button-click icon in the unity launcher to open a new window. I could use a 3 buttons [wheel-]mouse, unfortunately I'd rather keep my laptop with no accessories around ...
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Is there anyway to have smaller icons in my (v13.10) toolbar launcher [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Tweaks on my 13.10 system. I can use Tweaks to increase the launchers icon size from 32 up to 64 However 32 is still too big and the list scrolls too rapidly up and down for ...
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Unity “slow” to apply settings

Hello Ubuntu community! I performed a new Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits install (fresh new install, not an upgrade). All went correctly, but Unity/Ubuntu has a strange behavior... It starts correctly, but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts login screen extreamly Slow

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I had to reinstall it for some reasons. It hat to be reinstalled twice actually. So now that it's working fine I have one problem. The login screen it very slow. It takes ...
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Can't change appearance on Ubuntu 14.04

Trying to change GTK Theme, Icon Theme or Wallpaper and results in nothing. When I try to remove things from the launcher, they come back... Already tryed to remove "./compiz", "./config" and ...
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Unity Launch Button Changes Color in 14.04- Why?

I just noticed for the first time that the Ubuntu's "Start Button" equivalent can be different colors. Yesterday I had to take a screenshot to debug something, and the button was blue. But today it's ...
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No desktop after installing gnome shell

Two days ago,I've tried to install gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 using this command: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop after that everything has been working well.But I've noticed ...
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How to stop Unity love handles on onscreen keybord

I have a Dell XPS12 - the one that converts into a tablet. When typing with onboard [default onscreen keyboard], sometimes 3 fingers will be touching the screen at the same time. This launches the ...
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No Unity dash and bars - existing solutions not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 on a Schenker M504 (Clevo 650) Intel i7 4712 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX850M. When switching to the NVIDIA card using PRIME, all my windows were surrounded by a thick ...
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Harmattan Conky on 14.04 with Variety wallpaper, Conky border stays as old wallpaper

It seems like this would be a common problem, yet I don't see any mention of it. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04/Unity. I have Variety installed and set to change the desktop image every 10 minutes. The 1st ...
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gnome-control-center suddenly has limited settings

I remember normally I can make most of the settings just by typing the name in Unity search, like when I type "Displays" I can configure my monitors. But all of sudden the "Displays" is no longer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity Desktop in VMPlayer 6 in Windows 8 on Intel gfx doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VMPlayer 6 on Windows 8 host. The installation was successfull, but on reboot the Unity Desktop is not working. The left panel is full with strange black slices and ...
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Unity unable to login (can login with xubuntu) [duplicate]

Any and all help would be appreciated... Ok so. My laptop is Ubuntu 14.04, and the other day I restarted it and then was no longer able to login. So what happens? I attempt to login (lightdm) and ...
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Keyboard shortcuts involving Shift and digits

I am trying to set Shift+Ctrl+Alt+1 to Move a window to workspace 1. Settings->Keyboard->Navigation->Move window to workspace 1 When I type the new accelerator, what shows up is Shift+Ctrl+Alt+!. ! ...
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desktop window orgnanizer

Suppose you open four windows. One is Geany one a browser one is LibreOffice and one is terminal. So is there any shortcut key which open four of them next together. I mean this key switch divde the ...
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Using Super+key that are already setup by unity

I want to use my Superkey for custom shortcuts. Sometimes it does not seem possible, if the key combination is already used by Unity. For example, I want to set Super+a to switch to the window ...
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Change guest username

Now, looking around on Google shows me some ways in which to customise the settings of the Guest session. But, I would love a way to change the name of the Guest account. Basically, I'm planning to ...
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Unity autostart hides dropbox icon while manual start does not

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For information: Autostart works, and Dropbox is active item in Startup Applications. libappindicator1 is installed nautilus-dropbox reinstalled several times dropbox works, icon ...
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CCSM not saving any changes made

I'm making changes with ccsm to the unity plugin, mainly to disable a whole ton of useless keyboard shortcuts which just take fullscreen applications out of focus and cause other problems. The changes ...
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Compiz - Change Magic Lamp minimize direction to be from the side of the window

The (non-wavy) magic lamp effect looks great, however, it always starts the animation from the top of bottom of the window making it minimize up or down and towards the launcher. Is it possible for ...
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Unity desktop shortcuts display path to file

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and something odd has happened to my desktop. At some point all the icons for all the files on my desktop began to display their path beneath the file name. This is no ...
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What kind of traffic is going to ec2-54-83-181-212.compute?

I'm toying with some tools to monitor the network traffic going to and from my laptop. Specifically, I'm using iftop and nethogs. I am constantly seing traffic with a site reported as ...
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Unity cannot load with Intel card after an update

I know there is a bunch of similar questions out there, but none of them helpful for me so I created my own. After some updates Unity cannot load with Intel VGA. It's an Optimus configuration with an ...