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unity only works the first boot

Ubuntu 11.04 Unity works fine when booted to try out from CD. After install, Unity works the first login but not after that. Classic doesn't work either. I can only use Classic no-effects. Why ...
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Unity Compiz Close Window effect does nothing on window close

I have Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit and I'm using Unity, I decided to start using the pretty Compiz effects, and they do work, when I open a window, the open window effect works, same with menus, tool tips, ...
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Unity doesn't look right when running in Parallels

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on my 2010 13' macbook pro using Parallels Desktop 6. I can run Ubuntu Classic perfectly, no lags and everything just works out of the box. When I try to run standard Ubuntu ...
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Resolution Changed -> Unity Launcher now in wrong location

My old tft broke down. I have two actually. I had to replace the main one (originally I had 1980x1200 resolution) with one with 1980x1080. I fixed the resolution in the xorg.conf with the nvidia ...
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How does Unity launcher choose which window to show when multiple windows are in the same group? [closed]

For example, in Firefox, if I have a main window and the source code window (Ctrl+U), and both are minimized, clicking on the Firefox icon in the launcher will make one window appear. How does Unity ...
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Open mailto: links in Unity with non-default browser webapp?

I use Firefox as my default browser. Email is a Chromium webapp pinned to the launcher, with a Google Apps account so it's basically GMail. Most solutions involve the 'desktop-webmail' application ...
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Klipper icon on top panel isn't functioning

When clicking on the klipper icon on the unity bar nothing happens. No drop down list. Is there anybody able to resolve it?..
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Unity top panel flickering with fullscreen WINE apps

When I run a wine app in fullscreen the top Unity panel is visible flickering through it on and off. The "Legacy fullscreen support" does not help, when running without Compiz (Unity 2d) everything is ...
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Unity displaying bad colors. Why? How can I fix it?

I'm not sure how to explain this. So see the screenshot.
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Ubuntu 11.04 with Gnome 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch to the Classic GNOME Desktop? I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and I was not happy with the default user interface (Unity). What options I have if I ...
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Unity application launchers are disappeared

Once I'm adding application launcher onto unity dock I expect it will be there as long as I want, but after the system restarted they're just disappeared. What may cause the problem or what should I ...
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What about Internet problem in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a problem in Ubuntu 11.04 that Internet cannot work when i run my PC , i have dsl in my computer and when Internet cannot run i pull Cable and put it again these problem every time when i run ...
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Clicking twice on a launcher icon: why different behaviours?

The usual behaviour when clicking twice on an icon in the unity launcher is to trigger the scale mode: all windows of that app are tiled. Now, a third click triggers different kinds of behaviour: ...
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How can I change labels created with build_menu_from_desktop() in pythons appindicator module?

Suppose I created an indicator with appindicator for python. Suppose I used the line build_menu_from_desktop("/my/path/myfile.desktop", "Unity") for that. How would I go about changing the created ...
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Is ATI working on Unity 3D?

Before I had ATI running, but Unity was corrupt and laggy. Now, I don't have installed and everything is better. I am just wondering if it is safe to turn it back on?
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Window Placement on Unity doesn't open programs on workspaces 3 and 4, how can I fix it?

I'm working on an article for my site about using window placement rules. On Ubuntu Classic I can create all the rules I want (open evolution on workspace 2, liferea on workspace 3, gwibber on ...
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Launcher not auto-hiding while using Writer

Despite of setting the launcher bar to auto-hide mode, it stops auto-hiding after a while when I'm using Writer. What can an Ubuntu rookie like me do to solve this VERY annoying matter?
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How do I make the Panel and Window Decorations appear on a second monitor? [closed]

64-bit 11.04 installed with the proprietary NVIDIA (current) enabled, all updates applied as of today. I'm having trouble setting up my second monitor. I have no panel or window decorations on the ...
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How to show the mounted disc title in the Unity?

Hello. If the system has several mounted devices - they will all be displayed on the launcher panel, but without captions (titles?). It make difficult to know which icon is responsible for a which ...
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Unity shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in group and the next/previous applications?

What I miss from DockBarX is the possibility of adding keyboard shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in the group of windows for an application, and the next/previous applications. Is ...
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Unity launcher doesn't hide automatically on start up

When you start an application, say, Firefox, the Launcher continues to be placed over it. This is cleared up by moving the mouse to the left edge of the screen and then away, but it shouldn't happen ...
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position of window control buttons

can we have unity move the max/min/close buttons to the right? When the window is not maximized, Metacity takes control of the window, therefore we can use gconf-editor to force the traditional ...
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zeitgeist-extension-fts cant seem to install after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

Okay folks, hope all is well in which ever part of the world you are in, I seem to be having a bit of an issue with unity-place-applications & unity-place-files. I have just updated from 10.04 ...
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Okular lacks menus except in fully maximised mode

Running Okular under Ubuntu 11.04 (w/ Unity): Okular doesn't have menus anymore (file, settings etc.) unless I maximise its window.
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No Launcher on an Acer D620 netbook [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.04. I found no laincher at the left side. I wamt to know why? Secondlay, my Acer Netbook D260, cannot find the wifi. How i can solve it.
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Can my laptop run Unity, and if so, how?

According to the output below, I can't run Unity on my laptop. However, what is not clear from searching Google and Ubuntu Forums is whether or not the problems are fixable. Can settings be changed ...
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Why is Banshee not showing in sound menu in 11.04?

There is no entry for Banshee in the sound menu. Why is this? The "Sound Menu Integration" and "MPRIS D-Bus Interface" extensions are enabled.
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How to customize file filtering in Unity dash

I'm getting used to a new way of working in Unity and am really enjoying it. The hardest thing I face now is tweaking it so that it works as nicely as possible. On the face of it, customisation is ...
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No Window Manager and no Networking

I'm in a bit of a pickle right now due to a few blunders I made on my Ubuntu install. Currently, I have no window managers (so I'm running from a terminal) and no networking, wired or wireless. Here's ...
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How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity with other languages?

This question is related to the following question, just adapted to use this solution for other languages. I'm working with german as main language and it works for me with Videos and Downloads, but ...
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Flags in unity keyboard indicator

I would like to apply Language Flags for Faenza and Elementary to Unity keyboard indicator. But old "hack" doesn't seem to work on it. Is it somehow possible?
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Opening files through the Unity shortcuts page tries to open with Vinagre instead of Nautilus

I click on the upper left corner icon, select "find files", choose any folder and it attempts to open the folder with Vinagre instead of Nautilus. I have asked this question on other forums, with no ...
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Unity doesn't handle Compiz Window Previews. Should I file a bug report?

If I turn on Window Previews in Compiz, the top panel disappears in Unity. If I turn the feature off, the panel doesn't come back normally only after restarting the session. I guess it should be filed ...
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Custom Desktop Launchers not sticking after restart in Unity 2D panel

I have a handful of customer launchers that I'd like to place in the Unity 2D launcher. I have created them as desktop configuration files, and stored them in a shortcuts folder. When I click on these ...
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Unity doesn't load anymore

I installed 11.04 a few days ago and the first few boots unity loaded as expected. But now its just booting into GDM. I did get one popup about it not being supported on my machine (After the it had ...
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Can I use metacity's move_to_side keybindings from Unity?

I noticed that gconf-editor has some interesting keybindings for metacity in /apps/metacity/window_keybindings/: move_to_center move_to_corner_ne move_to_side_e Can I use these from Unity in ...
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“Applications” launcher not showing, Alt-F2 not working

I have just installed ubuntu 11.04 on my ACER 3810T. Unity is showing only few launchers in the sidebar and the "Applications" launcher is not there. More, if I press Alt-F", not windows (lens) comes ...
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Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again

I have a program, Vuescan, which I use with my flatbed scanner. It works fine up to Ubuntu 10.10 (64bit), but in Ubuntu 11.04 (64 bit), the Vuescan window does not launch under Unity or in Classic ...
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Does Unity work well with the ATI Radeon X1200 series?

Does unity works well with ATI Radeon X1200 series? I faced problem with 10:10 netbook edition unity interface was not showing up icons in the tray,whereas desktop version of 10.10 works absolutely ...
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Will Unity offer more keyboard configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I want my cake and to eat it too. And in Linux I can usually do that. (And it's free cake!) I'm a little shocked ...
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Cannot log into Unity with nvidia-current

I just installed natty from scratch. If I use the nvidia-current driver, I cannot login. The unity bar loads on the left, but the status area never comes up and the UI never becomes responsive. If I ...
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Remap Window shortcuts for use on a laptop

I've looked through the Compiz Settings, but since I am on a laptop, I can't use the numpad shortcuts for Window Placement. How can I remap this to be something like Super-Left, Super Right, ...
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How can I set up that the menu bar on the left is always shown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? Hey, I alway will see may menu bar on the left site. So I can switch faster between programms. In the ...
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What is the best way to lock down Unity for guest accounts?

I have made a Guest user account, where Google Chrome launches at startup. But users are still able to browse all applications from the Unity Launcher. How can I restrict access to all programs. I ...
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Will my Intel video graphics work with compiz?

I have an old Intel Graphics card (from around 2002-2003). Compiz used to work fine until 9.10 but after 9.10, using Compiz via the terminal gives the following output and reverts to 2d interface: ...
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How do I get Unity back after Gnome Shell install?

I was running an up to date version of Ubuntu 11.04. For the purpose of a review, I decided to install Gnome Shell along side my Unity session. But after the process was completed, I can no longer log ...
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Is there a way to add a window list on the panel in Unity?

Is there a way in Natty with the Unity shell to add a Window List (or, even better, something like Talika) to the top bar? Or, failing that, some sort of appindicator for open windows? Ultimately, ...
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Problems with Opera's launcher

When I install Opera and open it the first time an Opera launcher shows up in Unity. I then set it to be kept. However, after having used Opera a couple of times the launcher stops working, and when I ...
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New menu in Unity panel

I just rebooted my computer, and now I have this menu on my Unity panel when no windows have focus. I have nautilus-elementary installed, and when I go to "About" in this menu it brings up a ...
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Problems with titlebar in 11.04, Unity [closed]

After launching OpenOffice, the titlebar is not shown correctly. The symbols and the name of the program are missing.