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Is there any way to show amount of missed Empathy messages in the launcher icon?

I use Empathy and I have a problem with notifications for non read messages. Is there any way to show amount of missed messages at left panel icon, like Thunderbird, SkypeWrapper, .... and other ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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How to install and use AwesomeWM alongside Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use Awesome WM? How to install and use AwesomeWM in Ubuntu 12.04?
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No auto-move of applications between workspaces [closed]

Is there a way to configure Unity so that it wouldn't move applications between workspaces automatically? This happens a lot (and annoys the hell out of me) when I have many windows open and drag one ...
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Screen turns black after pressing volume button

I don't know why but my laptop screen (Lenovo Thinkpad SL300) suddenly turns black after turning down the volume and then comes back, with ugly problems, after turn it up. It started happening after ...
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How do I report a bug against Compiz?

When running GUI Unit Tests with Netbeans, I usually end up in a situation where Compiz reaches 100% of CPU usage. When that happens, Unity freezes completely, but I can connect to my computer ...
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How to edit Unity multitouch gestures?

I can't find a way to modify the touchpad gestures Unity uses by default on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10. Tried with Ginn, but it shows error subscribing to gestures and it seems because of Unity. Is there a ...
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1answer
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Unity 3D or Gnome 3 doesn't work with Intel card (switchable graphics)

I have a system with switchable graphics: an ATI Radeon HD 6770M, and an Intel HD 3000. I installed the driver from additional-drivers. The Post Release Updates one was unable to be installed, so I ...
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Is it possible to install Unity 6.x.x on 12.04?

Is it possible to get the latest Unity without upgrading to 12.10 on my Ubuntu 12.04 PC or will this be backported?
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No panels, launcher, etc visible on desktop [duplicate]

My first time trying to use Ubuntu. I clean installed the Ubuntu 12.10-beta2 on an old Dell Dimension 4600 today. Install seemed to go fine, but after restarting and entering the requested passwords ...
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How do I enable low graphics mode (llvmpipe rendering) in Unity?

I've been looking at other questions, but none seem to answer my query. The closest I got gave me information about a ppa for 12.04. My computer's battery life is suffering under Ubuntu 12.10. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 3D loads when booting from usb but not after install

So I was trying to install Ubuntu on my Samsung Q230 laptop. At first when I boot from Live USB it loads Unity 3D. I checked with : echo $DESKTOP_SESSION it says ubuntu. Also for the unity ...
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How do i programmatically determine all the non-minimized (visible) windows on screen?

I would like to programmatically determine all of the visible windows on the desktop so that i can place my window, if possible, so that it does not cover up other windows. It is possible to do this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 USB (HP)

I have put ubuntu 12.04 on a USB (Kingston 8GB) and I go to install and I can't it gives options for erase and something else I have 4 primary partitions win7 for my main partition and 3 created by HP ...
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How to start unity after boot into command line with “text”-option?

I want my system to boot terminal only, but be able to launch Unity once logged in. I've edited /etc/default/grub from : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to ...
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Unity and Windows XP guest in VirtualBox conflicts on Meta key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox windows 7 guest - pressing windows key launches unity menu When I press the Meta key in the XP guest (to get the start menu), Unity panel pops as well, pretty ...
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1answer
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Nautilus hides the window when launched

Okay. So I had no problems with Nautilus but then....BAM! It hides almost quarter of the window when launched. Managed to fix it by turning off wobbly windows. Don't understand. It worked perfectly ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no desktop, only terminal

I installed cinnamon and uninstall unity using a terminal command I found on the web, but I skipped some steps on removing unity thinking it was not important. Now, when I turn on my laptop it will ...
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Attach one window to another window in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is it possible to attach one window to another window (so that one window becomes the "parent window" of the other window)? I'd like to know if it's possible to do this for any two open ...
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Unity failure on 12.10 after upgrade from 12.04 [closed]

After upgrade to 12.10, Ubuntu starts as normal however the system only loads the desktop background, the left/upper bars is not displayed and Ubuntu reports that gnome-control-center failed. Problem ...
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How to open applications?

How to open apps in Ubuntu 12.04 to read documents, play music and video, surf the net and reading emails?
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Super-S doesn't work after reconnecting USB keyboard

Situation: Two laptops using the same USB keyboard and USB mouse (that are both connected to the display which also serves as a USB hub; switching is done by USB cable from the display to the ...
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1answer
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How to relocate the Unity top panel to the bottom? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move the panel from the top to the bottom? How can I relocate the Ubuntu 12.04 task bar (a.k.a. title bar) -- NOT the launcher bar. The task bar is currently ...
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How to show just one Drive in Unity bar

I have two partitions and both are appearing in nautilus. On one partition windows is stored and other is for general use D:\drive. In unity we have option to display mounted drives but I want ONLY ...
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globalmenu doesn't work after installing gnome-shell

Menu in unity isn't looked like usual after installing gnome-shell. I have unitnstalled gnome-shell but it doesn't back. what should i do?. it's so ugly.
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How can I remove launcher drive icons?

I can't disable showing drive's icons in Launcher bar. I have looked for that option both in CCSM (it used to be in Experimental tab) and in dconf-editor (desktop->unity) and it is missing. How can ...
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Is there a big difference between Ubuntu with GNOME Shell and Ubuntu GNOME Remix?

I want to try Ubuntu (tried different distro's many times before), but none were really to my liking. I always seem to be drawn to Ubuntu, thanks to the PPA's and software. What I don't like is Unity, ...
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Problem with gmail and unity webapps on 12.10 beta 2 [closed]

I am now using Ubuntu 12.10 and my gmail account doesn't integrate into Unity webapps. I have checked the configuration in firefox preferences and also in the dconf-editor and I found nothing wrong. ...
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Is there a way to ignore Unity ALT menu when using the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I frequently work with Emacs in the GNOME terminal on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a pretty vanilla setup at the ...
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unity gone and cannot be reinstalled?

help.unity got uninstalled after I used ppa purge to delete a repository when i use synaptic to install it it says: `unity: Depends: libglib2.0-bin but it is not going to be installed help`
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How to prevent unity dash from taking keyboard control [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox? Issue Summary: When using virtualbox (VB) in fullscreen mode, VB takes control of the screen. ...
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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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User indicator Configuration

In user-indicators one user could see all other user names I want to hide all names from Unity indicator panel for security reasons I don't want users to see other user names
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1answer
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Accidentally deleted .desktop entry, how do I recreate it? [closed]

I was trying to create my own desktop environment and was working with sudo nautilus and i accidentally deleted .desktop entry for ubuntu 3d, help needed
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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Can I use HUD menu for unfocused applications?

Example: if I am running LibreOffice Writer on one desktop and Audacious on another, can I train or alter the Unity HUD Alt Command to allow me access to menu items in Audacious even as Writer is the ...
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menu launcher stopped working

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a working auto-hide launcher bar, i.e., the touch to the left of the screen revealed the menu. It has stopped working perhaps the result of an automatic update. I have ...
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Make wmctrl ignore other-than-current workspace's windows

I rely on wmctrl a lot to switch between windows, basically to avoid typing alt-tab many times. I've always used one workspace but now I want to begin using more than one. I was wondering if it is ...
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How to disable the activity log for the application lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from remembering search history? How to clear search history of application search? Every time when I select application lens or press Super+A it ...
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Unity Launch Mode choice

You know, when to install a fresh ubuntu 12.04 and there a dash with unity launch mode, which do you have to a hide, or nope, right? anyone know how to command this for intelligent like a docky, that ...
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Why is the Unity Launcher not revealing?

I set the launcher to auto-hide in ccsm and then changed reveal pressure to 1. When I move my mouse to the left side of the screen, nothing happens. There is not even a shadow along the left side of ...
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How to add another panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding a indicator / panel in unity panel I want to add a new panel other than the Top one. Is that possible? If yes, how?
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Can't start X session after updating packages

I have recently upgraded to 12.04 and all seems okay except adobe flash plugin doesn't work. But several days ago when I installed several update packages and rebooted, X session was unable to start ...
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How to fix autohide issue with the Unity Launcher? [closed]

When autohide is toggled on, the unity launcher won't show up unless I press the super key. This problem is present in Unity and Unity 2D. The launcher worked properly before but for some reason it ...
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How to configure which lenses appear in the Dash home screen?

I have about 8 lenses installed. Some of them (Everpad, AskUbuntu) I'd like to appear on the Dash home page, and others (Downloads) that are on the home page I would like to not be there. Anyway to ...
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GNOME fallback session has both top and bottom panels also unity launcher running through them

I have the GNOME fallback session installed and when I log into it I get both the top and bottom panels and also the Unity launcher and it overlays both and makes it look funny. It is the Unity 2D ...
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Gnome Classic's clock on Unity

I really like the Gnome Classic's clock indicator. Is it possible to install/use it in Unity? Example:
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Black screen on login page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? When I startup my Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Z77 Pro4 (ASrock motherboard), crucial M4 SSD drive ...
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Problem in installing YouTube unity lens

I was trying to installing YouTube lens and scope from Ubuntu. I typed the following in the terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/lenses sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
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Internet Connectivity Indicator on Unity

How can I check whether my internet connection is active on Ubuntu. If I am connected to a wired or wi-fi network, the indicator applet shows that I'm connected. But there is now way to find out the ...