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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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Global menu not showing in Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity shell. I am not quite sure what happened, but today I noticed that the menubar (containing 'File, Edit, etc...') is not appearing on the panel as it used to (i.e. the ...
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Unity Launcher accordion effect does not work

How to activate Unity Launcher accordion effect? Actually luncher has scrolling effect. Thanks. Answer to the question: Log Out, In the "Log In" options select Ubuntu and not Ubuntu 2D (Ubuntu 2D ...
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Only can move the pointer after upgrading

I made a partition on my desktop pc, 100 GB and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. It was pretty slow first thought it had to install updates or something, so I rebooted it. Now after the login it looks ...
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Display glitches running ATI propietary driver under Ubuntu 12.10

I have a lot of problems with the Ati propietary driver (fglrx). I have an iMac (mid 2011) with a Radeon HD 6900M [1002:6720]. I did not have any problem under Ubuntu 12.04, but since I updated to ...
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Rebooting from Ubuntu server - minimal desktop installation

I installed server 12.10 with the "--without-recommends ubuntu-desktop" option - this gives a minimal Unity GUI, without most of the addons for a desktop user. But now I cannot figure out how to ...
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unity-reset on boot - Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Problem

I tried many many workarounds for the unity fix in 12.10 ubuntu version... I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 graphics card.. I managed to install the 12.6 version of it, and downgrade the X-Server ...
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Is there a way to have translucent desktop icon label backgrounds in Unity?

This is my first post here, and I'm still new to Unity. I did a quick search and took a brief look at the suggested questions while posting this, and I can't seem to find an answer. I've been using ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Unity stuck in 2D. Compiz crashes

I have been trying to get Unity to work in 3D and hardware wise there should be no problem. I have the 310.14 NVIDIA driver and am using a GTX660-Ti card. Output of: unity --replace Checking if ...
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Cannot boot into desktop after purging GNOME3 PPA

I am dual-booting a C2D laptop with W7 x64 and Ubuntu 12.10 x64. After using the GNOME3 PPA and getting a bit wary of the increased system instability, I tried to downgrade to the standard 12.10 ...
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How to install gnome 3 desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 as alternative but not removing Unity so that i can switch on demand? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME Shell? Is this is the best way to change Unity to Gnome 3, will it allow to login to Unity again? (i love Gnome 3 i ...
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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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How can I see what icons on the launcher are actually doing?

I have a program which when I pin it to the launcher, pulses slowly 5 times but then does nothing. If I have a launcher on the desktop I can ask to see its properties so I can see what the actual ...
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broke during upgrade; what command do I use?

during the upgrade to 12:10 it froze and i had to reboot. What do I do to reset apt and reinstall the broken things?
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How do I get the Preferences option in Totem 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 12.10 with the GNOME 3 PPA (ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3). This has updated Totem to version 3.6.2. Since GNOME 3.6 has introduced its own global menus, I cannot find the ...
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Compiz/Unity doesn't start at login

Out of a sudden after I logging in to the 'Ubuntu' session Unity or maybe Compiz doesn't start anymore (actually I'm not sure wether it is Compiz or Unity). I can start Unity manually with setsid ...
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How can I make Unity maximize windows like Gnome 2, KDE, Xfce et al?

Unity, of course, puts the window buttons and menus at the top left for maximized windows and removes the titlebar. I hate this. Is there a way to make it stop and just make the windows as big as the ...
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Configure sticky edges

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and like the sticky edges feature on my dual monitor setup (extra monitor on left), but would like to configure it a little less sticky. Currently I have to drag about an inch ...
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Can not login after removing broken packages

I just updated my ubuntu to the latest version. After updating, everytime I try to remove or add anything, I get this error: errors were encountered while processing: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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Edit shortcut list window displayed through super-key pressing

When I long press super key in Ubuntu, it's displayed a list of keyboard shortcuts used in unity. I would like to know if it's possible to edit the content of this window to display something ...
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12.04 'Precise Pangolin' disfunctional after upgrade from 10.04 'Lucid Lynx'

Hello all and thank you for your time reviewing my problem. I have used 10.04 (Which I believe to be a LTS?) Lucid Lynx with the unity desktop on my Lenovo S10-3 netbook for a couple of years now and ...
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Ubuntu boot problem/unity failure

So here I am sitting in a big pile of muck...over the last 2 days things have just been going from bad to worse with version of Ubuntu 12.10. So 2 days ago I was fiddling around with kismet and ...
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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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How can I get more info in the dash?

When searching for the phrase 'invoices' in the Ubuntu dash, I get a few different folders that all relate to different projects. However, there is no way of seeing which is which, as I cannot see the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Network Connection menu GUI doesnt work properly

Many a times I have seen When I click on network connection(besides volume icon), I am unable to select any options. When I hover over VPN connections, the list shows nothing. I have added many VPNs. ...
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How can I create launcher icon for PhpStorm?

I have PhpStorm on my PC, to launch it I have to go to phpstorm/bin/ and launch phpstorm.sh, how can I pin this to launcher so that I dont have to go into folders every time?
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Performance - Dragging a GLXGEARS through the Desktop

I've been using the 12.10 since It was launched. I have a I7 with a Geforce GT520 running 304.43 driver version. With 12.04, using a lot of Compiz animation, I could drag a window running glxgears ...
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How can I improve Eclipse's user Interface to get rid of the excessive padding and spacing?

Eclipse Juno (historical versions too) has too much padding applied to the tabs and borders. This makes it hard to work with multiple project folders, especially ones containing multiple packages and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Chameleon vs 12.10

In 12.04 Ubuntu when I change wallpaper only left bar changes. If I set white wallpaper it gets pretty ugly: While for other colors it's okay: In Ubuntu 12.10 I remember that top panel colors ...
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How to remove Unity Icon gloss

I recently installed the Nitrux–UMD icon theme, and I'm wondering how to turn off the Unity gloss that's being applied over the unity bar icons. This is how it looks— This is how it should look— ...
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Will upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 restore Unity?

Yesterday, I upgraded my Ubuntu 11.04 tot 11.10. After some trouble I managed to remove Unity and I installed GDM & gnome-shell as a replacement. I configured it a bit: installed some extensions, ...
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I removed something called Unity webapp integration (I don't remember exactly), and now I don't have Unity, how to revert this?

Yesterday I think I removed something called Unity webapp integration (I don't remember exactly) Now when I log in to Ubuntu, only the image of the desktop and its content are displayed, there's no ...
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Must double-tap Windows key to open Dash

I'm experiencing some strange behaviour of the Unity Dash and the Windows/Super keyboard key. As far as I know, normal behaviour is: Tap: Open Dash Hold: Show keyboard shortcut overlay However, ...
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Are there any tiling window managers compatible with Unity3D?

I used to run Xmonad with Unity 2D which I really love, but since Ubuntu 12.10 the Unity 2D is no more. Are there any other tiling window managers that runs well with Unity (3D)? EDIT: I fell back ...
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stuck getting GNOME Classic as default

I am trying to set up GNOME Classic (on Ubuntu 12.04.1) to be my default desktop, I can install it without issue and I know how to change to it at the login screen. The problem I have is when I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity & Gnome Shell problems

I'm experiencing some problems since I decided to upgrade Ubuntu to 12.10 version two days ago. Firstly, I cannot select the Unity environment I previously used on 12.04 without opening the terminal ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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is ubuntu unity compatible with kde (ubuntu 12.04) ?

^^ because I want to try KDE and am using unity launcher for lots of apps and don't want to make loads of short-cuts.
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Is there somewhere to voice an opinion on the default maximise, minimise, close button location [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should people give feedback on Ubuntu? I've been looking for somewhere to give proper feedback on the UI, specifically the side of the window the maximize, ...
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Minimize on click / dodge windows in Unity under 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? I would like to have minimize on click / dodge windows in Unity under 12.10: Minimized windows to restore, or windows ...
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Installing nux for unity development

I read the article here http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/unity/ about installing nux and unity to work on development. I followed the steps in the Building Nux section. I added the ...
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How do I remove files that I have downloaded from the Dash?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problem is that the dashHome shows all the files and icons that I have downloaded and used and I want to remove them from the dashHome. Can any one help how can I do ...
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Wrong/corrupted icon in dash

I am facing a problem with the dash not showing proper/actual icons for certain applications such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Daily Mail. Instead of getting the standard icons for these applications, ...
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just dash, activate just dash

Is it possible to activate only dash without whole launcher? Generally, am need command to launch unity 2d dash and make launcher. Is this possible? And is it possible to install unity 2d in 12.10?
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I want to learn how to help or contribute to Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start contributing to Unity? I am a college student studying computer science and would one day like to work on operating systems. The part of ubuntu that really ...
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Can't make Unity Launcher appear

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and I want to make unity launcher to auto-hide but when it hides it doesn't appear again unless I press the start button. Should I reinstall unity through terminal? I don't have ...
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How to stop windows from moving past the edge of a workspace?

I would like to stop windows from entering into neighbouring workspaces. I would like each window to be self contained inside the current workspace. Also, how can I stop windows from going ...
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How does Ubuntu's Application Menu differ from Mac OS

As the question says, this is what I was asked today. Since I do not plan to buy ANY Mac any time soon, maybe somebody that is/was using a Mac OSX would be kind to answer. How does the Application ...
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Gmail Web App doesn't show the number of unread emails

I install gmail Web App. A Gmail icon appears in the unity bar, but it doesn't show unread emails. What should I do to show number of unread emails?
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disable alt-tab switcher grouping by script or command

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, Alt-Tab lets you switch between groups of windows, and makes it very annoying to switch to a specific window from a group when it is not the last window used. One way to ...