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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 ...
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Kde not removed?

I have been used ubuntu 12.04 whit KDE, before I upgraded to 12.10 i removed KDE. Now some programs, icons and buttons still have the KDE skin while i'm using UNITY? How can i fix this? PS: i know ...
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Focus follows mouse stops working when opening window from launcher and no click to focus

This is 12.04 default desktop (unity). I set it to focus follows mouse, and changed the menus to be on the window. This worked for a while, then some unknown even, maybe an upgrade maybe some other ...
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Creating new Unity launcher fails

I've generated a .desktop file, a shortcut to a directory. After clicking works fine, so the syntax should be correct. #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Link ...
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Category list for the Unity Launcher

I've looked the official docs UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles and I can't seem to find a list of categories that the Launcher supports anywhere. Is there such a compiled list somewhere so I can quickly ...
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How well does an Nvidia 9800 work with Unity?

Hi I looked at upgrading to 12.10 today, and got the warning that my graphics hardware may not be fully supported. I'm using an HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop with a Nvidia 9800 graphics card. Has ...
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How to change the cursor in Unity, oxygen theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change mouse cursor and theme? How do I change the cursor of the theme?
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Is it possible to set up a second monitor/display that doesn't change when switching desktop on your main with unity's desktop wall?

Is it possible to set up a second monitor/display that doesn't change when switching desktop on your main with unity's desktop wall? This is possible with the Gnome3-desktop, but I can't switch over ...
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Get rid of unity without login-screen and root

Before close as duplicate please read my constraints: I have no root My box is a 12.04. virtual machine in some rack I login from windows using Nomachine NX, it directly sends me to the desktop, no ...
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Unity problems after changing graphic card drivers

The fan of my graphic card is very loud. I tried to install additional drivers for it. After rebooting my PC - to apply changes - unity won't show... If I change the driver back to default unity shows ...
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GNOME / Unity not meant to be customized?

I was originally planning to ask if there was an easy GUI-friendly way of installing new themes on GNOME/Unity, but ... I've been reading some blogs recently that seem to indicate that GNOME and ...
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Stop unity from being used in VNC sessions

If I do not want the unity launcher to be used in VNC sessions (:2, :3, :4, etc.) is there a way to force all my VNC sessions to be gnome classic? I log into my system (12.04) using the "gnome ...
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How do I remove window buttons and file menus from panel in 12.10?

I am a Gnome 3 fan, but after upgrading to 12.10 I feel like I want to give Unity another try. One problem that I have with Unity though is the menu bars in programs and window buttons displaying in ...
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How can I remove web-apps? (Not thewhole feature, but certain web-apps)

How can I remove web-apps? (Not the whole feature, but certain web-apps)
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Ubuntu 12.10 upgrade breaks my VM [closed]

I'm sorry if this has been asked before. A little background: I have to use an Ubuntu VM for work (host is Windows 7 x64, running Oracle VMWare 4.2.4r81684 on a HP ProBook 4730s laptop), mainly for ...
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Menu doesn't work in libreoffice 3.6

Translated (using Google Translate): I have a problem with Libreoffice and menu bar. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I find that when I open a libreoffice file does not exit the menu by hovering the ...
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Is there any way to re-organise the global application menu?

In any application in Unity, the main menu for the application that has focus gives the options of 'file', 'edit', 'view', 'go', bookmarks', 'help', etc. - just like windows does. While this makes ...
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problem with task switcher and ccsm

I'm trying to make a simpler task switcher work, instead of the default with unity. I installed ccsm, and then the extras to be able to access to Static Application Switcher. The problem right now ...
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LibreOffice Base menu disappears

I just installed LibreOffice Base on my 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 machine. It worked great at first, but the menu at the top of the screen will no longer appear at the top. It was working at first. The menu ...
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What Language is unity written in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I build Unity from source? What Language is Unity written in? Also, where can i get its source code? I have an idea for a windowing enviroment or shell (dont ...
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Access top panel sub indicutors sub-menu items without mouse

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, Is there any way to access network manager menu at top panel(indicators area) without mouse ? may be like we access menu of application by Alt - it will be very convenient. ...
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Upgrade installation interrupted, and system hangs on login

This problem started after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. I just used the upgrade option from the Update Manager. Once, there was a connection failure. And it quit, but told me that all ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing NVIDIA drivers

If I install any of the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (nvidia-*) from the repositories, Unity does not load after I log in. I just get a blank desktop background with no icons, panels or launchers. If I ...
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Unity Launcher Refuses to Hide

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and things went surprisingly well so far as I can tell. The one big issue I have right now is that I can't get the launcher to hide or dodge windows. I've gone ...
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Login screen switched to Gnome3 when i istalled other Desktop environement. Can't find how to make it go back to unity!

Installed ubuntu 12.10 two days ago, and it works perfectly fine (I'm impressed!). I wanted to test other desktop environments, so I installed Kubuntu, Gnome3, and Xubuntu. All of them work fine, ...
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Computer, Home icons disappear from desktop after reboot

I previously enabled the display of the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network Servers icons on the desktop on Ubuntu 12.04, probably using MyUnity. Today, I installed a custom icon set and after ...
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Nemo File Manager on Ubuntu 12.10 (Unity)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to completely integrate Nemo with Ubuntu? Linux Mint uses Nemo File Manager (fork of Nautilus) and how can I use it on Ubuntu 12.10 (Unity desktop)? Is there any ...
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Installed nvidia driver, activated it, and now Unity is gone. No bars, menus, nothing

I installed the nvidia driver (installed the ubuntu-x-swat ones, updated them, got the updates for them, installed bumblebee. I restarted everytime I did those steps, so no, i don't simply need to ...
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No Unity after ubuntu 12.10 upgrade

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, there was low graphics and no Unity. Just the mouse and the wallpaper. So, I got into the terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T, launched Chrome and searched for a ...
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Unity doesn't appear after installing Nvidia drivers

I've just installed 12.10 from scratch. Unity also started okay, but in a poor resolution. I found a setting (I think it was in "software sources") to change the display driver to Nvidia, and then I ...
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Removing lens from Ubuntu 12.10

I would like to remove lens from Ubuntu's unity environment. You might argue that I can go back to Ubuntu-Gnome classic. But I would like to retain global menu feature of Ubuntu. Please help. Thanks ...
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Dual monitor not working completely in 12.10 after upgrade

At 12.04, dual monitors worked perfectly. After upgrading to 12.10, the primary monitor works, the second monitor only partly works. I am sure there is some difference between the releases that I ...
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Unity Icon for a bash ran program

So I downloaded the .tar.gz for eclipse, extracted and set it up. I created a .desktop file so I could dock it in unity. I then want to be able to have a bash script open the program from the ...
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Installed KDE on 12.04, how do I remove Gnome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove GNOME completely? After following this guide to install KDE and trying it out for a while, I want to remove Gnome (Unity, not 3--I'm not sure if the ...
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'Gnome Classic' launches unity instead

I have previously installed the 'gnome-session-fallback' package to get the standard Gnome desktop instead of unity. I normally just select 'Gnome Classic' when I log in. Just now, I logged in with ...
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How can I globally disable Firefox's webapp prompts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a website from Ubuntu’s web applications? How do I disable unity webapps notifications from popping up everytime I visit a supported webpage? I don't ...
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Screen rendering problems after upgrading to 12.10 [closed]

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 I'm suffering severe rendering issues in unity: Some parts of any application (for instance Firefox, or emacs, etc) are blank, or are not rendered, or are blinking. ...
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How to remove global menu from Chromium, Firefox?

sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmen or sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt. I have used this command to remove the global menu in all installs of Unity. ...
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Dash doesn't recognize that application is installed

I've installed Geary from the software center, but I can't launch it from the Dash nor did I manage to create an app icon on the Launcher. The Software center has no problem seeing that the app is ...
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Unity in 12.10 comes up behind other windows

I've just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. For the most part, everything works fine, but I have a few small problems with Unity, or maybe Compiz. When I hit the Super key, or click on the dash launcher, ...
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Where is unity?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I installed updates and graphics card driver. after that, i lost desktop. this is screenshot. no unity, panel and others. Driver = ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430. Driver ...
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I got rid of unity but have gnome-panel: blank screen

I got rid of unity in my Ubuntu 11.10 on a dell mini following the steps as in this post. I had ensured that I installed gnome-panel before I did this and removed unity from within gnome-panel. When ...
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Remove update notification in Unity indicator after xubuntu-desktop installation (12.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity. To try it out, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. Ever since I have a orange or red update notification (see attachment) in my Unity indicator panel, telling me ...
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12.10 Unity is Gone After Update [closed]

I just did some routine updates through the Update Manager, and upon the requested reboot, both the unity panel and bar are gone. Desktop notifications are still there, though the rendering seems ...
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Startup problem in a fresh 12.10 installation

I have downloaded 12.10 image recently, and burned it to disc to install on my laptop. Everything worked fine until now, when I started it first time it got stuck on loading (Ubuntu title and dots ...