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Disable Unity switch desktop notification overlay?

When I switch desktops in Unity, a small expo appears as overlay. I remember I set its visibility to 1.5 seconds, but now can't remember where those settings are. How can I disable it since it's ...
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Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working in Ubuntu 13.10

Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working. It is currently set to Alt+Ctrl+D. And changing the shortcut doesn't help (tried Super+D, Alt+Esc). However other shortcuts work fine (even from the ...
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Any way to stop the Launcher from appearing when click-dragging a file?

So when you click-drag a file, if the launcher is auto-hidden it'll appear for this, any way to stop that? Just wondering, ubuntu13.10 unity 7.1.2
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After upgrade to ubuntu 13.10 keyboard input not working

I just upgraded ubuntu to 13.10 but the keyboard input works fine only until I open whatever program is not part of Unity. ( No problems on the unity menu or at login ) Everything works fine under ...
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What does “fully supported” mean in context of Radeon Opensource Video Driver?

UPDATE: This is not a request for support of my specific issue. Details of that issue are here: How to recover from bad upgrade to 13.04 (Unity very slow) . I have "solved" that issue, for the ...
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Resume upgrade to 13.10

I had 13.04 and started to upgrade to 13.10. But the computer hanged and I rebooted it. I did instructions from How do I resume a release upgrade/update? Now OS launches, but I upgrade is ...
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Compiz plugin (Grid) does not update in CCSM

I upgraded to 13.10. Compiz itself has been updated properly to 0.9.10.2, but in CCSM, one* plugin (Grid) shows up as the old version. I know it has been changed and I can actually see the updated ...
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Problems with ubuntu after installing cinnamon, unity broken [duplicate]

I installed the newest version of cinnamon on my ubuntu 13.04 only to see how good it looks, hoping that I would still be able to use Unity if I didn't like it. It turns out it was a bad idea because ...
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How do I install the default unity-lens packages?

So I did something stupid and got rid of the default Unity Lenses. How would I restore those?
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Unity WebApps API not available on load in Chromium

I have my website setting up the unity webapp integration on load. In contrast to Firefox, Chromium hasn't the API available immediately after loading the page. Is there any best practice how to wait ...
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Compiz is crashing on startup in Ubuntu 13.04 after installing steam-login

I installed steam-login from here and it worked just fine. Then I went back to Unity and it wouldn't load Unity anymore. When I tried running compiz from the Ctrl+Alt+F1 command line it gave me the ...
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Slow animations using Ubuntu 13.04

I just decided to now swap from Win to Ubuntu. Now after the install of the latest Ubuntu (13.04), the animations of the Desktop (just as open the dash-board) are very laggy and slow. I searched ...
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ThePirateBay Lense Not Removing from Unity

I can't seem to remove this lense. I installed it using this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-scope-piratebay python-lxml ...
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How to run the Software Center (it is not in the Unity cog menu)?

I can't for the life of me figure out where to find the Software Center... I know you can run it from the terminal but I'd rather do it visually. This is in Ubuntu 12.04.3.
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How to configure Logitech Performance MX 950?

I am completely new to Ubuntu 13.04 and I do not have much experience using terminal. However, I would like to assign the "zoom" button on my Performance MX mouse to show workspaces... I find the ...
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After Installing Nvidia 301 again and lm-sensor hddtemp and pfsensor Unity is lost

First i would like to tell you, this is my 8th System error, I have reinstalled my Complete OS 7 times earlier than this, and Yet again new issue. I have lost my Unity Dashboard, and Indicator panel. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 default icons in Ubuntu 12.04

Does anyone know where can I get Unity icons set from 13.04 to install it on 12.04? With kind regards, Abel Dean.
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Ubuntu 13.04 no menu bars

I just played with Ubuntu 13.04 on my old netbook. I tried some configurations, installed Xubuntu and Gnome to find out, which desktop environment runs best. Now I want to stay with Unity. But I ...
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Trouble with scrollbars and focus

In CCSM, I have "click to focus", "raise on focus", and "auto-raise" checked. I have "auto raise delay" 100 and "focus prevention level "Very High" When I hover my mouse over a window that does not ...
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Unity does not show the Application Menu

Yesterday, I closed the lid of my laptop and it suspended, but today, when open it up, Unity does not show the application menu. However, when I open the new application, the application menu is still ...
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Unity gone fglrx Radeon HD 7790

I just installed the proprietary driver for the Radeon HD 7790 OC following this guide, using the 3rd step(building .deb from the AMD binary) because the Additional Drivers dialog doesn't suggest any ...
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Installing Unity on a 13.04 mini install without other packages

I'm installing using this tutorial. It's the mini version of Ubuntu designed to be built as you go along, and it doesn't come with a GUI. I have tried to install Unity, but it comes with many other ...
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Installed Bumblebee… how do I get Unity 3D running on Nvidia?

I installed Bumblebee following the instructions on the wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation It is working! I checked out glxspheres and then optirun glxspheres, and I got 55fps and ...
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Tunneled XVNC connection to Ubuntu 13.04 from Windows 7 client — painfully slow!

I recently upgraded to UBUNTU 13.04. Prior to the upgrade I was effectively using xrdp to access my unity 2d (gnome-fallback-session) desktop from my windows 7 client. With the upgrade my ...
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Can the positions for Unity Window Snapping be modified to include more options?

There is a pre-existing question similar to mine that you can find here: Can Snap-Windows be set up for 4 windows instead of just 2? The questioner didn't ask the question with enough detail. In the ...
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Unity via tightvnc on Ubuntu 13.04

I can not seem to get unity to run and be accessible via VNC, all I get is the ubuntu desktop wallpaper, and mouse etc. But no Unity launcher or top bar. Currently using the default xstartup to get ...
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Is there an app for keyboard status

I have a brand new laptop, well it's only 3 weeks old, so nearly brand new. The only problem I find with it is that there is no visual display, light or sound, fitted to tell me whether the Caps Lock ...
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Error “System is running in low graphics mode” solved only partially

First of all I wanted to say that I am pretty new to Linux, but I admire the system a lot! Ok, so after having ubuntu 13.04 for a week, I was experimenting with compiz cube effects and the system ...
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Error while building Unity 8

I was following the steps given on this page to build Unity 8. When i run the command ./build -s, it works fine, adds the PPAs required and then it runs the apt-get command, and therein lies the ...
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No Unity or Hud

So i installed Ubuntu 13.04 and everything was working just fine. I installed my drivers for my Radeon HD 7770 restarted the computer and everything still worked fine but when i updated the software ...
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Why does `startx /usr/bin/unity` not load my desktop settings?

I am trying to open a second X session with unity on display :1. For this to achieve I open another terminal (e.g. tty 6) with Ctrl + Alt +6 and login as the user whose desktop session I want to ...
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gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.04 breaks Unity [closed]

I've read an article about installing gnome 3.8 and tried to install it (successfully): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
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Disable animations when opening applications

I'm very new to ubuntu and currently have 13.04 running but have so far really enjoyed my experience. A couple of days ago I installed 'Docky' as I prefer to have my shortcuts at the bottom of the ...
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12.04: Is it possible to close windows in “spread mode”?

I had to switch back to 12.04 after using 13.04 for a few weeks. I use the spread view (Super+w) in Unity a lot, and I liked the possibility of closing unused windows. If I understand correctly, Unity ...
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Unity Webapp not working with Chromium (13.04)

I usually use the Unity Webapps integration with Chromium, but today after an fresh Ubuntu intallation the webapps doesn't work. What can I do to make an log of it or something like that to find out? ...
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Accidentally deleted Gnome session, login no longer works

I'm sorry if this question has been asked already, but I think mine is a very rare case(if it is). So the story goes like this: I was able to "remove/uninstall" GNOME UI (I just want to call it UI, ...
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Unity Launcher missing and Terminal shortcut stopped working

When I restarted my Ubuntu after it being updated, I found the Unity launch bar was gone. I tried looking up several solutions online, blindly typing in the commands that others suggested, and I ...
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How to restore healthy Unity after incomplete update

I updated my Ubuntu and while it was restarting command line appeared and froze, then I forced shutdown PC and when Ubuntu booted again, I saw unity is corrupted. Launcher and menus disappeared but ...
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Open an Application without an icon showing up in Unity (Ubuntu 12.4)

I'm trying to set it up such that after I open Pidgin, the application opens without showing an icon in the unity launcher. Because Pidgin already has a way to open the window through the top-bar, I ...
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Changing how pirate bay scope opens results

I honestly don't entirely know what I am doing but I am trying to make the Pirate Bay Scope open its results with Acestream Player. One of the problems being Acestream doesn't know how to handle ...
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Installed then removed Kubuntu Desktop - now Ubuntu/Unity doesn't look quite right

I am running QQ - default Ubuntu/Unity desktop Installed kubuntu-desktop with 'apt-get install kubuntu-desktop' to try it out. Decided I didn't like it, so I removed it with 'apt-get remove ...
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How can I change the Unity launcher delay in Ubuntu 13.04?

I know this question has been asked before, but I cannot adjust the delay in Ubuntu 13.04 following the older suggestions.
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Gnome shell and unity dont show up at the login screen

I am running kubuntu 13.04 and installed xfce desktop environment in it. From the ubuntu software center I tried to install gnome shell and unity. But when I logout I cant login to those. They both ...
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Application crashes from command line but runs fine from Unity

General question: How can I most closely mimic via the terminal the way in which Unity executes a program? Hi I'm able to successfully run pidgin (2.10.3) from the Unity interface (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), ...
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5 seconds to open Firefox in Ubuntu 13.04 and instantly in Lubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Running Atom D2700 (dual 2.1GH, 2GB mem, 32bit mode). When opening any app in Ubuntu 13.04, the display gradually builds up the app window over 5-6 seconds. All the functions work properly, just ...
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Major graphical problems after updating to 13.04

This afternoon I updated from 12.10 to 13.04. Ubuntu 12.10 worked entirely fine. However, when I now try to start Ubuntu 13.04, my graphics go completely wrong. And when I mean wrong, I mean really ...
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How can I change Chrome's title bar text?

I have chromium web browser open and I don't want it to say Chromium Web Browser in the title bar in unity. It can be blank for any app I have open as well using 12.04
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Menu Bar in Top of Desktop not visible for some Appliations like Rhythmbox

When starting and activating "Rhythmbox" there is no menubar available since installing Ubuntu 13.04 using an existing user profile of a home-partition from previous versions of ubuntu. When i create ...
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Why do my transparent dialogs appear glitchy, and for those unfortunate enough to have seizures… cause problems?

The screenshots here show what I mean by glitchy: Side note: I'm using a laptop from 2006, with integrated 945GM graphics, so that's probably my problem.
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Disable “Search Photos” Lens shortcut (Super+C) and Assign to Shutter

I used to use Super+C to take a screenshot with Shutter. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I have found the Super+C shortcut to be mapped to a "Search Photos" lens. I tried going through Compiz (and ...