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Revert back unity

I think I messed up my Ubuntu 12.04. I really just want the 'dodge over window' feature that's why I followed the steps here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/unity-revamped-ppa-is-back-for-ubuntu.html ...
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Why does Ubuntu logins to an Orange Screen?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC replacing with with Windows XP. Installation is successfully done and I can login in to system. But the desktop doesn't appear. It only shows an orange screen. ...
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How to run unity-3D on Desktop

My output of lspci | grep VGA is: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) Can I enable unity-3D on my PC? If so, tell me how I ...
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12.10 My unity doesnt start after restart [duplicate]

I have installed 12.10 x64 on my laptop today. After installation it started normally, after restart for updates it started normally, but after next restart (and every else) it strat only empty screen ...
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Navigation betwen the 4 desktops of Unity?

I love Unity so far. But since last update (of what? I don't know. It happened after i restarted my PC), Navigation between the 4 desktops has changed. I can still click on an app in the launcher to ...
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unity // taskbar gone [12.10]

I tried to update my graphics driver to properly use XBMC, and suddently the taskbar // unity (not quite sure its called) the side bar & top bar vanished after a restart, As im quite new to the ...
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Does version 12.10 support AMD graphics HD 6450

Running 12.10 (64 bit) / Unity / on HP Pavillion elite , Intel core i7 (3.2ghz), 12 gb memory Graphics is listed as unidentified, need help please Thanks in advance Pete
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Alt-Tab stopped working after upgrade to QQ / 12.10

I recently upgraded from PP to QQ which broke the ability to switch between running applications by pressing Alt+Tab which is such a showstopper I never believed could ever be. The affected host is a ...
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Why isn't Unity loading on VirtualBox?

I also tried Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, and none of the solutions worked. The virtual machine runs Ubuntu 12.10 i386 and the host computer has Windows 7 x64.
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Tell if windows are open and not minimised from shell script Unity

I'd like to add into my .bashrc a little script that sets the terminal background to transparent iff I don't have any non-minimised, non-terminal windows open and leaves the terminal background as ...
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How do I move the top bar down? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity Desktop. I would like to move the top bar/panel down. How can I do that?
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Unity has disappeared

I realise that this question has been asked before, the best example being here (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears). I should mention I have never used Ubuntu before today, and it ...
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Ctrl-Super-Right doesn't work in 12.10

Noticed today that the default Unity setting for keywords to partially maximize windows to left or right partially works in my laptop. My Ubuntu is totally updated. Any idea on how to fix that?
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Updating Ubuntu destroys Unity [duplicate]

I came back from vacations and installed the updates available for Ubuntu 12.10 as I always do. The system asked me to reboot and when I did it started again but in the screen some artifacts appeared ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS vs. Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

should I pick Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS or 12.10 for my home machine? I know that Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS but 12.10 is newer. But what should I pick now? Can I use Gnome 3 Shell (apt-get install gnome-shell) ...
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Hide Skype from panel with apparmor and keep links in chat openable

To hide Skype from unity panel we can add file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.skype with such content: # Last Modified: Tue Jun 12 03:49:49 2012 by izx # REPOSITORY: ...
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Why does unity freeze randomly? [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now with no problems. Overall, the only kind of instability I've had is that the system will occasionally lock up completely under prolonged full cpu usage. ...
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Change launcher icon opacity/brightness

Is there any way to reduce the opacity/brightness of launcher icons in Ubuntu 12? They are too vivid and colorful, which distracts me a little. Coders will know. It wouldn't bother me if the ...
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Unable to install Unity Revamped (ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped)

I intend to use a forked version of unity (ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped) over the original one. The problem I'm facing is that the forked version is 5.18.0-0ubuntu1 and the original one is ...
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failure, error when running office 2007 under wine

i am trying to run office 2007 using wine , everything installed fine but when i try to open any file using word,excel i get DDE failure , or an exception please refer to attached screen shot
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Some indicators are missing when unlocking the screen

It happened on my old PC and it still happens with the new one, with a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 installation (Unity). When returning from a screen lock (I couldn't say if it can be replicated in other ...
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How to change guest user icon

How the "Guest User" picture in Ubuntu 12.04 can be changed? The user picture appear, for example, in the user menu. This image is seen in every user's menu, so I guess it's just a matter of finding ...
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.xsession ignored, Ubuntu 12.10

I started using uxterm instead of Gnome's terminal today. I put settings for uxterm in ~/.Xdefaults. But because Ubuntu's configuration ignores my .xsession file, I can't have these settings loaded at ...
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How do I give my python shell an icon after I lock it to the unity laucher? [duplicate]

I wanted fast access to my python shell, so I locked it to the launcher, but the icon is just a question mark, which I assume means it doesn't have the necessary file. For the sake of aesthetics, I ...
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Youtube scope for unity dash

I just added the scope-youtube from the Lens for Unity ppa (atareao/lenses) along with the yavol needed lens to work with. I can open the yavol config tool to select browser/download/whatever, and the ...
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Can I set up LIRC to enable me to navigate the Unity Launcher, using my MCE Remote Control, and how would I do this?

I have MythTV front-end, XBMC and Steam Linux installed and running fine on my Ubuntu 12.04 HTPC and would like to be able to control the machine by IR Remote Control, without having to plug in a ...
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How to thoroughly remove KDE settings? [duplicate]

So I installed KDE to give it a nice go, and while I enjoyed it for those few days, many parts of it annoyed me, therefore I went back to Unity. I proceeded to remove KDE and all of its apps (at which ...
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Why does Unity depend on Gnome

In the light of some similar questions I have received, I took the liberty of creating a simple question that addresses this which are: Why does Unity depend on Gnome and to what point is the ...
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Can't get iconify() and deiconify() to work properly

I'm writing app for Ubuntu with C++ and Gtkmm. In my app i use libappindicator to show icon with simple menu in notification area. Icon and menu works ok, i can minimize window to panel (using ...
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Streaming to Ustream via Desktop

Is there a software program (preferably professional studio software) which can stream to ustream via RTMP?
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Suddenly, I Can't login with correct password (greeter & tty)

This might be a duplicate of other password related questions but it's somehow eccentric. I have three accounts in my Ubuntu 12.10 system (one standard and two administrators). One of the ...
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how to change the default view of folders to detailed view [duplicate]

is it possible to set default view of all folders to detailed view or list view , instead of doing it every single time and yeah, i am new to Ubuntu
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AMD/ATi driver boots with no Unity/GUI display 12.10 [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 64" ready to play some steam games. The install went fine I did all the updates etc, however I need to install the proprietary AMD drivers (ATi HD5750) for any decent ...
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How can get 3D mode in Unity working again?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (64-Bit Kernel Linux 3.2.0-38-generic GNOME 3.4.2) on a Intel i5-2400. Unity has always run in 3D mode. After Ubuntu installed updates, it started freezing after login. So I ...
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Bind Super + Numpad 4 [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to rebind Super + Num4 to "Put window on the left side of the screen" Based upon this question, I was able to setup my binding using the CompizConf Grid ...
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Lenses & Scopes - Is it possible to copy content by clicking on it in the Dash?

I just got an idea to create a lense that would work as a Character Map. I need character copying very often, and on Windows there was a very useful programme (PopChar), but on Ubuntu I haven't found ...
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Manually turn off monitor

Can I turn off my laptop monitor manually and instantly with just a click or a simple terminal command? I just want to turn off my monitor not locking my machine. There is no dedicated turn off ...
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Replacement for tray icons in 13.04? [closed]

According to this posting here, 13.04 will finally disable the support for tray icons by taking away the idea of whitelisting applications for tray icon usage. My problem is that I have to use ...
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Music lens does not show my music

I have 10GBs of mp3, aac and flac files on my hard disk. Most of them were legally purchased online or ripped from CDs. Some of them aren't. The music lens does not show any of my music when I search. ...
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Custom Unity Quicklists not working after upgrade to 12.10

In the popular question What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available? are listed a lot of launchers with custom quicklists for Unity, that worked for Ubuntu old release, included 12.04. ...
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Cannot install Adobe Reader on 12.10 Unity

I'm unable to install Adobe Reader on my Ubuntu 12.10 Unity. I followed the directions here from www.noobslab.com The first two commands did not throw any errors, but the last one went like this: ...
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How do I fix this Unity rendering issue (VMware guest)?

I have just download the Ubuntu desktop and show me this: I use the Windows 7.
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Why does window buttons appear twice in Chrome/Chromium? [duplicate]

After following some beginners tips/tricks for Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that Chrome/Chromium windows shows the minimize, maximize and close button twice. I tried undoing what I did, but that didn't fix ...
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Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
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Unity removed after installing KDE SC 4.10

I wanted to try the new version of kubuntu desktop (KDE SC 4.10) on my Ubuntu 12.10, so I did this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Unity broken after regular updates

Today I updated Ubuntu 12.04 with the Update Manager as usual. After that I restarted the system as required. When I logged in again the sidebar has only the trash can, the dash button and the switch ...
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left-click on launcher icon does not start the application

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid lynx) to Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin) almost everything works fine, except launcher. For most icons, left-click on the icon in the launcher does not ...
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How do I install Unity Web apps from the software repositories?

I found .deb files in my cache for some webapps I installed. Then I used apt-get to install some other web apps. But the icons aren't showing up on the unity bar. How do I rectify this?
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Remember windows after reboot [duplicate]

Is there a way to remember the windows I had opened in a session after reboot on unity? I'm aware that is possible on KDE and gnome, but is it possible on unity?
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How do I fix the icons after manually installing LibreOffice 4.0?

I removed the previous version of Libreoffice and installed the current Libreoffice 4.0 from libreoffice.org/download. But now the icons and global-menubar are inactive: see screenshot. Click on the ...