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How to get rid of the Fogger lens?

though I prefer using Fogger instead of creating web-apps in chrome, I don't need the Fogger lens in my Unity Dash. The few web-apps I have are easily found via global search or applications lens. I ...
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Can't get media player and actions working on Unity Webapps

I'm following the API documentation at http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/ubuntu-12.04/javascript/ My code, very simplistic: var Unity = external.getUnityObject(1,0); Unity.init({name: "Radio ...
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Fuzzy text in Unity title bar

Since upgrading to precise, the text in the Unity title bar is fuzzy. I thought this might be my general font settings, but Window titles, which seem to use the exact same font, don't have this ...
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In Unity, how do I see the details of a given launcher?

I have a few launchers in Unity that I might want to run as sudo once or twice, but I have no idea what to type into the terminal. At the moment, crazily, I have to run the app, then search for ...
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Unity dash won't display applications and system settings doesn't open either! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I have changed the language of ubuntu to my local but after logout and login the Dash doesn't display any app. and if I want to open system ...
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Better workspace switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with default install of Unity. The workspace switcher icon could have been better. The function it does is accomplished by a keystroke. The icon remains the same (two ...
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x11 mouse themes not showing on desktop (unity) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and select cursor themes? Hi I have install a few different themes for the mouse cursor. They work well except on the desktop, taskbar or unity launcher ...
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Having problems with unity spread window on second click

I can´t spread window by click twice on the unity launcher after setting for something in ibus, and I am not sure is this a ibus problem. Problem Reproduce Video (<1min): ...
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How can I move all the window controls to the right (or left)?

Downloaded Ubuntu tweak and set window controls to the right side. Only some programs follow the rule. Pidgin as an example has window controls on the right. But Chrome, Thunderbird, Geany, still have ...
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How to install a gnome shell theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers? I switched from Unity to Gnome 3.4 but I'd like to tweak my desktop a bit. I want to use a gnome shell theme ...
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Removing Recently used items in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete the entire history (Recently Used Items) in the dash? How do i remove items from my recently accessed file in ubuntu 12.04.
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Unity Launcher remains visible while system is suspended [closed]

Since an update I did a few days ago the unity launcher remains visible even after the computer goes into suspend. The screen goes fully black except for the task bar. It look's clean, so I'm thinking ...
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Where do I put a .desktop file so the launcher can always show it?

I recently installed e-Sword on my 12.04 Unity laptop. The installation creates a desktop icon of the application. I dragged the icon to the launcher and the icon was created in the launcher. But, ...
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Force tabs in chrome

I'm running ubuntu 12.04. Chrome remembers what tabs were pinned, and re-opens them, most of the time. Sometimes, on my computer, if the browser dies, it forgets and I have to redo them. I have ...
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Why does my unity music lens not play anything?

My music lens in 12.04 unity will access my entire library, but if I click on anything to play it, Rhythmbox opens and does nothing.
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Can I make my desktop background active?

I want my desktop background to look like the Chrome extension, Currently. How would I accomplish this?
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Unity Applications lens is empty

I am using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04. For some time now, the Applications lens is completely empty when I open it. If I search for any applications from the Home or Applications lens, no results show up. ...
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Mounting a disk produces two icons on the launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? Ubuntu 12.10: When mounting a disk (either ntfs partition or inserting a CD/DVD), two icons ...
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How to remove unity and the default desktop environment of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? How to completely remove desktop? I have installed LXDE from Ubuntu software center,(didn't install the addons i.e. chromium, GUI login ...
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Flash video fails to go full screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I have tried the fixes in Full screen Flash problems and Video's won't go into full screen and none of this solved my problem. In ...
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Aliased HUD icon? [closed]

I am currently on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 3d and today I noticed that the icon next to the HUD is slightly artefacted and aliased, unlike the other icons in the dash. I was wondering if i'm the only ...
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I don't see the Unity section in Firefox preferences

I found in another question on AskUbuntu someone had demonstrated on how to enable/disable sites that would integrate with Unity, in the webapps preview. There was a screenshot showing a "Unity" ...
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Set launcher reveal mode to Intellihide

Starting from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Unity stopped supporting the Intellihide reveal mode for the Unity launcher. However, Ubuntu Tweak can still change the settings so that it does ...
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How do I Recoll Search my NTFS partition?

I have multiple OS in my desktop in which I use recoll and recoll lens for desktop search on Ubuntu. I want to search my NTFS (Windows) partition from Ubuntu desktop. How can I do it? I have looked ...
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How can I remove the “bubble/round square” around the icons and the dash icon?

I know that the texture files for the launcher are in /use/share/unity/5 but I remember the exact files to "erase". I want to make the icons look like windows 7 icons, with no border around them, as ...
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show unity launcher links in dash

I have added a couple of links to the unity launcher dragging .desktop files to it I save them in ~/.local/application and then drag them to the unity launcher But when I call the dash (win key) ...
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How to use a common clipboard for vim and Unity?

On my mac I solved the problem this way: :set clipboard=unnamed On my debian I use the + clipboard: :set clipboard=unnamedplus However the methods above don't work on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity ...
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Window control buttons position return to right after every startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Window Controls moved to right hand side I like window control buttons in the left, but whenever my laptop startup it's return to right...! that's forcing me to open ...
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Ubuntu radial gradient desktop background [closed]

Is it possible to add radial gradient to the list of possible background gradients in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Problems with unity appearence

Maybe the appearance window is completely messed up. Until yesterday i wasn't able to change the desktop background. After trying unity --reset, the desktop background was changeable but now themes ...
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How to change from Unity 2D to 3D?

I have been trying to run MyUnity, and it's been working fine until today, when it comes up with the message: So, apparently I am running Unity-2D. So I did a little command-line search withecho ...
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Unity launcher Libre Office bug [closed]

Hi all whenever I open a Libre Office document in 12.04 it has invisible icons in the launcher (see screenshot) This is really distracting and bugs the crap out of my OCD. It happens even when ...
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What causes the Unity desktop to progressively become less stable? [closed]

This isn't a rant about the instability of Unity, so hear me out. :) From the fresh install of 12.04 that i did, Unity ran great. There were no crashes, no corruption problems, everything was great. ...
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Compiz Memory leak [closed]

After sluggish performance and freezing for two weeks I finally managed to nail down the culprit to Compiz, I found out it's vital to Unity and is basically an OpenGL wrapper for Ubuntu and Xorg. How ...
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How to make Unity 3D work with Bumblebee using the Intel chipset

I have a Sony VAIO S laptop with the dreaded Optimus and finally managed to get Bumblebee to work fully on Ubuntu 12.04 so that I can utilize both the hardware acceleration of the Intel chipset as ...
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How to fix lag in 'Dash Home'?

I have Ubuntu 12.04. I'm experiencing large lag within the dash home screen, particularly around the icons and typing lag within search. Otherwise it is smooth outside this area. I've tried various ...
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Why does Zeitgeist use ~/.local/share/ instead of ~/.cache?

I have noticed that many applications like Chromium, MC, and Ubuntu One use one common ~/.cache directory, so why doesn't Zeitgeist?
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What can I do to make Unity more memory-efficient?

I realy love Unity, but the most of the time I have to use gnome-shell because I only have 1.5 GB of RAM and when I work I have to use all these apps: fogger, firefox, compiz efects, empathy, gwibber ...
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Some of my favorite resolutions have disappeared from the “Display” tool in Unity

I tried to clean my PC and re-connect every cable again and in restarting it I noticed that the resolution had changed. I then tried to return to my favorite resolution (9:16) again and I found that ...
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Mouse button to raise+move a window

I used to be able to use Super+Mouse1 both to move a window and to raise the window on click. When I upgraded to 12.04 gnome-panel, it lost this functionality and I was forced to map F1 to raise a ...
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Is there any way to diagnose or debug my unity problems? [closed]

Unity is really buggy for me! I mean really buggy. Even while just typing the title of this it shut down and restarted itself. It doesn't always restart itself though. A little while earlier, Unity ...
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Reopen a closed GUI of a running program

When I use Truecrypt or Skype GUI and then (by mistake) push the X button to close it I can still see they are running (using ps-e). In the case with Skype I can even see I am logged in. If I try to ...
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Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent

I happily run Word 2007 via Wine on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I prefer having it sit in the launcher for easy access, however, every time I start a new session (that is, logging in or booting up), the ...
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How to make the Dash Button go straight to the Applications menu?

When I click the Dash Home button on the left bar near the top it opens a window up with the home tab by default, how can i change it to the applications tab by default instead ?. I'm using 12.04
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Unity doesnt work after activating the sky cube in CSSM

I was trying to activate the sky cube in compiz. Closed the program and rebooted now I only get the desktop screen with no icons. I can't seem to be able to get anywhere with hot keys either. ...
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Why is Ubuntu positioning new windows beneath the menu bar?

I was messing around with CompizConfig Settings Manager recently and I'm not really sure what I did to cause this issue, but now all new windows are opened at 0, 0. This means the title bar is ...
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Super Key not opening launcher

Alright so I have 12.04 installed on my macbook air and somehow it is not recognizing any key as being the Super key both the Option key and the Command key are coming up as an Alt key. I have no idea ...
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Ambiance seemingly uninstalled after Update

Problem: Updated on 30/07/2012 (no idea what was updated, noticed a lot of updates to Qt), restarted, and was greeted with a broken, painful looking desktop. Tried $ unity --reset But system ...
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Show USB drives in launcher, but not mounted internal partitions

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in. I do not want these mounted internal hard ...
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How can I bring all windows of an application to the front?

Sometimes I want to bring all the windows of one application to the top. It seems that the only way to do this in Unity currently is to switch to each window individually (either by using alt-tab, ...