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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 Crashing Compiz/Unity (not Nvidia related) [closed]

I've upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and compiz and/or unity are constantly crashing rendering my computer useless (no top bar, no dash, no window decorations). I have just discovered that when I login ...
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Installing/Setting themes information very confusing

I'm finding very conflicting/confusing info about how to install and change desktop themes with Unity. Where to extract files, which program to use to change themes, etc. I'm new to ubuntu and using ...
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How to specify 'root' in path in text file

I'm following this tutorial located here on how to create a launcher for eclipse in unity. Everything is going pretty well so far, I've managed to successfully create the launcher but when I click on ...
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Lower Unity's resource usage on Ubuntu 12.10

I had Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC and I was happy with Unity 2D. I used 2D because my PC is not powerful enough to run 3D. Now, I have installed Ubuntu 12.10, and it does not have Unity 2D. I installed ...
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Are the default keyboard shortcuts changeable and does the shortcut help change accordingly

Are the keyboard shortcuts shown in the image changeable with a GUI or Terminal way and does the Keyboard Shortcut help (The one that appears when you hold the SUPER hey) show the updated keyboard ...
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Unity menus don't display properly

Posted this a while back on the Ubuntu forums, but never got a reply, and I still haven't found a way to fix it myself. I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Or some reason, menus (File, Edit, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity wont start when I activate Xinerama with 6 screens

I have 2 video cards. 1X HD7850 (main video card) 1X HD6450 I have installed the driver for ATI AMD Beta 12.11 from AMD website It works very good.. And than, I go in AMD Catalyst Control to ...
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Unity is broken after upgrading to 12.10 (Optimus laptop)

I upgraded to GNU/Linux Ubuntu 12.10 but have been unable to use Unity properly afterwards. Indeed, I encountered the exact same problem as a lot of people: the Unity side and top bars are not ...
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The dash home button icon is an unexpected colour since upgrading. Why?

Simple question. My dash home icon is yellow since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, even after a reboot. It looks weird to me. Anyone know why?
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Web Apps don't show up in launcher or messaging menu

I upgraded to 12.10 and I'm excited to use the web apps feature but it's not working! I did everything by the book: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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How do you keep Unity Panel while using Cairo-Dock on 12.10?

On Ubuntu 12.04 I was able to keep unity panel (the thing at the top of the screen with the time, log out options, wireless connectivity, battery power details, etc) while not keeping the unity shell ...
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Picture lens doesn't find anything

I get Facebook results, but nothing from my computer. If I open a terminal and use 'locate' then I can find stuff, but the picture lens is empty. Note that my picture files are on an NTFS ...
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No results in Music lens! Music files appear in File lens!

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity --- almost default install. About two weeks back I populated my Music folder with a lot of music files (mp3s). When I go to file lens (Super F), and search I get to ...
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How to change the location a shortcut is linked to?

I have 12.04, the initial user account name is google, then I changed the user name from google to linux. I move /home/google to /home/linuxand update the /etc/passwd file. But now, when I click the ...
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Unity 3d support for multiple X-screens

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 this weekend and have had problems getting Unity3d to work with my triple monitor set-up. I've installed the latest nVidia drivers for my 2 nVidia video cards and have ...
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How do I report a bug against Compiz?

When running GUI Unit Tests with Netbeans, I usually end up in a situation where Compiz reaches 100% of CPU usage. When that happens, Unity freezes completely, but I can connect to my computer ...
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Nautilus hides the window when launched

Okay. So I had no problems with Nautilus but then....BAM! It hides almost quarter of the window when launched. Managed to fix it by turning off wobbly windows. Don't understand. It worked perfectly ...
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Home folder quicklist not showing quicklist on right click unless it's open

This just started happening, I go to right click the home folder icon to get to my video folder, and it just says Open new window Home Folder Unlock from launcher But when I click on the home ...
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Unity launcher doesn't reappear automatically — 12.04 in VirtualBox

I have reopened the Unity launcher by disabling auto-hide, thanks to this post -- http://askubuntu.com/a/106673/42720 I am running 12.04 in VirtualBox, and have tested this in both full-screen and ...
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I screwed up my icons with MyUnity

I wanted MyUnity specifically for the ability to have more than 4 virtual desktops, that is really all that I absolutely needed it for. However, then I got to playing with it wanting to customize my ...
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Nautilus bookmarks do not appear at all [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bookmarks in nautilus only in menu, not in the shortcut tab On my latest Ubuntu install, using version 12.04, my bookmarks are not there. I can ctrl+d to add bookmarks, ...
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Strange behaviour of Launcher icon positions

It's a hardly any trouble but I still want to ask in case anyone knows. I like to keep my Launcher clean with just two or three most common applications pinned. The strange behaviour is that new ...
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Unity Launcher send to back feature

Clicking on a running application's icon in the unity Launcher it brings the application to the front. This is similar behavior to the old gnome taskbar except that in the old taskbar if I clicked a ...
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How to install KDE for different user on ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome 2D. I want to install different desktop environments for different users, there are only 3 different users, 2 of them are in soders list with NOPASSWD I want one user ...
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Change icons in the unity launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher How can I change the icons in the launcher? For example, I run Trollian (pesterchum) under wine, and now I have removed ...
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Dual Monitor Configuration, Maximizing spreads between monitors

I connected an external monitor (dell ultrasharp 18 inch) to my laptop (laptop screen 15.4 inches). When I maximize a window in any monitor, it immediately spreads between both monitors in an uneven ...
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How do I restore the default quicklists?

Just me with another question. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (I had been using Kubuntu for a while but couldn't quite get used to it), however after reinstallation I found that my home folder’s ...
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Problems after running unity-reset

After installing compiz-config on Ubuntu 12.04, my whole desktop settings got disturbed. No window control buttons(min, max & close) and no window wobbling as earlier. So i executed the command ...
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Why Am I Stuck In Unity 2D and How Do I Fix It? [duplicate]

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and at first, Unity 3D worked fine. The Launcher was transparent, the bar at the top had the shadow, and everything looked really neat. I don't ...
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What is Unity 3D / 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 'Ubuntu Unity' (for the Desktop)? I haven't used Ubuntu since like version 9 or something. Now that I just downloaded and installed v12, I want to know ...
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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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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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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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Login screen corruption [closed]

This is what I get in the login screen, it disappears only when I move the mouse and it only happens in the login screen. This is Ubuntu 12. 04 running over an Intel desktop board DG31PR and I'm ...
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How to maximize windows to the middle monitor with three monitors

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and most things are running smoothly. I've managed to set up my three monitors using ATI's Catalyst Control Center. However, I run into problems when I try to maximize ...
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Dash search function displaying 'old' result

I'm no Ubuntu expert but I have had brief experience with Linux in the past and use it a bit at my university. Today I had an issue with the Dash search function. Specifically I downloaded a ...
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Window buttons have suddenly changed to the right side

I'm using updated Ubuntu 12.04 64b with unity, and im having some problems with the window managing buttons and themes. Everything was fine until this week when i rebooted the system and when it ...
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Unity 3D vs Unity 2D vs Gnome shell for battery life (resource use)

I'm currently trying to choose between Gnome shell and Unity 2D/3D for my Ubuntu installation on my laptop (I don't really like the dull look of some environments like xfce). Of the three, which uses ...
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Why are my Firefox control buttons disappearing?

Not sure if this is a "fault" or just me. The window control buttons (top left) in Firefox disappear behind the unity launch bar on the left of the screen when Firefox is maximised. It is then ...
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing ...
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Unity Wikipedia-Like Wiktionary Lens [closed]

Hey guys I tried to create a Wiktionary Lens using this template, apparently it isn't as easy as I thought i would be. ...
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Is there a Unity Lens to replace the filemanager

I'm setting up Ubuntu for a couple who have very little knowledge of computers in general. Instead of making them open nautilus to find their family photos and videos, is there an already made unity ...
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Unity Launcher integration and quickly run… fail

I'm trying to use the uniy launcher with progress bar.. but it doesn't work.. I just followed the first example on ...
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Window buttons do not belong to the top window?

Sometimes in Ubuntu 12.04 (no modifications), when application X is on top of the screen (i.e. it is the window that I see), the close and minimise buttons are not from application X. Thus, when I ...
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setting XDG_DATA_DIRS and XDG_DATA_HOME

I made some mistake by setting environment variabel Now i can not launch any application from the console and recieve this error: GLib-GIO-ERROR **: No GSettings schemas are installed on the system ...
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How do I get my taskbar back?

When I restarted my Ubuntu workstation after a firefox crash, my taskbar disappeared. I'm referring to the bar at the bottom of the screen, where the currently-open programs are displayed. Also, I ...
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How can I make the launcher disappear after notification

I have a generally stock configured Unity 2d, with the launcher in auto-hide mode. When I get a notification, the launcher pops out and the relevant icon wiggles. That is all functioning well. My ...
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How can I repair the default GTK libraries after installing GTK 3.4 from source?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and compiled and installed GTK 3.4 to go through some GTK developer tutorials. Installing this version of GTK has caused problems with Unity. All system dialogs and top bar ...