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Bash command to lock the screen in Unity

I am in need to lock my screen with a bash command. The commands below will provide a blank screen, however the desktop is brought back without a password prompt. Is there a better way to do this? ...
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How do I remove duplicate Chromium extension: Unity Integration?

I have installed preview release PPA of the Unity Web Apps feature in Ubuntu 12.04. It works with a few minor problems but I understand it is a preview and not perfect yet. My problem is I seem to ...
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How do I run the Unity panel only?

I was wondering whether there is any way to use Unity independently of the dash and hud, use just the panel with the indicators to be more exact. Is there such a feature provided by default or way ...
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HUD is not working after upgrade

My HUD is not working after I upgraded from 11.04 (and or 11.10). It prompts for command and it tries loading for 4 seconds then gives up.
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Window buttons have suddenly changed to the right side

I'm using updated Ubuntu 12.04 64b with unity, and im having some problems with the window managing buttons and themes. Everything was fine until this week when i rebooted the system and when it ...
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Conky showing up in Unity Launcher

I've had my Conky configuration properly working in Ubuntu 12.04 for sometime. After a recent update and reboot Conky is showing up on the Unity Launcher as an entry when it is running. It's not ...
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Can I remove the KDE desktop from Kubuntu and just use Unity?

Hi my problem is I have Kubuntu but really like unity, so would like to remove all KDE packages to avoid a full re-install is this possable.
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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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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut ...
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Are there any tweaks for fixing the appearance of Eclipse Juno on ubuntu?

As we have previously established ;-) running Eclipse on ubuntu is a bit disappointing on the UI side. Things are even worse now that Juno is out. Are there any tweaks specific to Gtk3 and Juno that ...
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How to block the desktop background from being changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers? I'm trying to lock the desktop background (So, that it cannot be changed by others) but can not find the way, I got ...
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Unity Launcher autohide not working correctly

I don't know if this is a bug, but my Unity launcher autohide function stops working sometimes. I have autohide enabled, and Launcher autohide works well most of the times, but now and then, the ...
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Recover broken window manager

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit I noticed that "compiz" was eating 40% of one of my CPUs and wanted to find its configuration. After not being able to find anything in the "Settings" with words ...
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How can I bind alt-space to open Gnome-Do?

How can I bind alt-space to open Gnome-Do in Ubuntu Precise 12.04? I disabled the "activate window menu" Unity alt-space shortcut from the keyboard settings, but Gnome-Do still doesn't receive the ...
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How do I undo the unity panel whitelist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the panel whitelist back to the default? Is there a way to remove this setting? I used it because a few things weren't showing up (indicators and such) and ...
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Bash script to add/remove desktop launchers to Unity launcher?

I'm trying to write a script to setup my desktop environment after a fresh install. One thing I can't figure out is how to pin/unpin items to the Unity Launcher from a bash script. Any ideas?
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Unity 3D vs Unity 2D vs Gnome shell for battery life (resource use)

I'm currently trying to choose between Gnome shell and Unity 2D/3D for my Ubuntu installation on my laptop (I don't really like the dull look of some environments like xfce). Of the three, which uses ...
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Can Kwin be used in Unity?

Unity has a nice layout. I really do like the Ambiance and Radiance themes. However, I just feel that the window manager itself is lacking. KWin has an excellent tiling mode that automatically ...
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Unity 3D and Gnome 3 aren't working

When I first got my laptop, Unity 3D worked fine. Then, suddenly, it stopped. Then, regardless of which desktop environment I chose, it booted Unity 2D. I tried installing my ATI/AMD graphics ...
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Needing guidance on making a simple daemon for unity notifications in a python app

I am making an app using pygtk, glade, and quickly and want to make a daemon that runs in the background to provide unity notifications for alarms and events. I would like to find a way to not require ...
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My desktop disappeared, how do I get it back?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This morning when I logged into my Ubuntu, after login screen the complete desktop was empty, the only operation I could perform is right-click and open terminal. What I've ...
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How can I make all desktop menus dissapear?

In the past (before Unity), it was possible to use my entire desktop without any menus whatsoever. I used a quick launch app to run my programs and used some of the nice compiz windows managers to ...
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How can I stop the Unity bar from causing cursor delay between two monitors?

If I have two monitors, side by side, then the Unity bar will interfere with mouse movement. I set the unity bar to only display if I move the mouse to the top left corner of the screen, but the mouse ...
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Why indicator app not showing when started with root

I'm testing a feature in psensor that requires root privilege but the app indicator applet didn't show in the unity panel when I launched the app with gksu except when it's started as normal user. Is ...
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Why are my Firefox control buttons disappearing?

Not sure if this is a "fault" or just me. The window control buttons (top left) in Firefox disappear behind the unity launch bar on the left of the screen when Firefox is maximised. It is then ...
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Chromium and Google Chrome continue adding their services to start applications

Even I disable or delete the service in startup applications, I found them again on next reboot. I've noticed the issue as both services eat my CPU in system monitor. It must there be something in ...
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How can I get Unity to show the menu icons in Inkscape?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I have enabled icons in menus. Everything works fine except Inkscape that shows a lot of "missing" icons. What is wrong and how can I fix it?
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How to get Unity back after switching to Gnome in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have a problem with Unity desktop. It was working fine until I switched and use Gnome for about 30 minutes. When I ...
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Dash does not open files, but the containing folder instead [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I get a “the location is not a folder” error when trying to open files using Dash or Synapse? When clicking on a search result in dash, the containing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is slow and unresponsive [closed]

My laptop works perfectly fast with Windows 7 but is very slow in Ubuntu 12.04.When I try to open the dash it takes 1-2 sec.even the normal right click on the desktop for the dropdown options is ...
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Can I automatically change Theme according to desktop environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have different GTK+ theme in Unity and Gnome Shell? Since it is quite a bit of hassle to go into settings, then Appearance, then change the theme to ...
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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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Icons from unity launcher and app switcher disappeared after update [closed]

I updated my 12.04 64b Ubuntu and after restart, all icons from unity launcher and app switcher (the Alt+Tab window) are missing, check the screenshot. I tried to restart OS but no change. Any ideas ...
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How do I disable or undo the launcher autohide setting?

I set my launcher settings to auto hide, and now I can't seem to find anything. I need to restore the default setting for the launcher. The settings menu doesnt seem to have a way to restore.
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Can I uninstall compiz and metacity on 12.04?

I kind of new to linux and don't know much about window and desktop managers and that's why I am getting confused. Since Ubuntu 12.04 relies on Unity, why are there so much Gnome Lib file and ...
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Where is the screenshot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcuts not working after removing Shutter I pressed PrtSc, saw a flash and heard a shutter sound but no screenshot file saved in ~/Pictures. However, if I ...
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Is it possible to do calculation in Unity interface?

Is it possible to do maths in unity interface, after hitting the Alt key ?
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing ...
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How do I disable window shadows in Unity on 12.04?

It appears that regardless what I set in the Shadow Window field in Windows Decoration preferences, Compiz ignores the setting and would still draw shadows under windows. What I set in the field seems ...
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Unity Wikipedia-Like Wiktionary Lens [closed]

Hey guys I tried to create a Wiktionary Lens using this template, apparently it isn't as easy as I thought i would be. ...
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Hiding the unity launcher and it's still opening apps

I currently have compiz running with Ubuntu 12.04. I use the 'rotate cube' a lot and I like being able to click on the edges of the screen to rotate right and left. With the introduction of the ...
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Unity spontaneously logs out in Ubuntu 12.04

This started happening after I upgraded from 11.10. I'm running on a Latitude 13 laptop with an Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (not Nvidia) - no proprietary drivers. It ...
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Launcher icons invisible, still work in 12.04

Rebooted my PC today to find that my launcher icons are not showing on the launcher bar, even though they are still there. I can hover over the launcher bar and see (via the mouse tool-tip) that they ...
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How can I configure which filetypes can be opened by dragging to an application's launcher?

When we drag some file from some web page or Nautilus towards the launcher, the application that in which it can be coppied remains highlighted and others fade out. So where is this configuration ...
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Pinning ipython3 qtconlsole to launcher

I've installed both ipython (which uses Python 2.7) and ipython3, and the respective qtconsole packages. Both work when I call them from the terminal like ipython qtconsole. However, when I search for ...
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Can I take the expo animation from Cinnamon and use it in unity?

In cinnamon, when you put the cursor into the top-left corner, it invokes expo and there's a lovely little animated effect (sort of a blue ripple). Is there any way I can take this effect and apply it ...
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Is there a Unity Lens to replace the filemanager

I'm setting up Ubuntu for a couple who have very little knowledge of computers in general. Instead of making them open nautilus to find their family photos and videos, is there an already made unity ...
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OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezing on startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Have been looking everywhere to find a solution to this problem but have yet to find a solution. I am running 64 bit 12.04 LTS on a ...
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how to get the update manager window visible?

I can see from the launcher that the Update Manager is running - it has the little triangle by it. However, I am having trouble seeing the window. If I click on it from one desktop, it switches to ...