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Is Unity already preinstalled inside ubuntu netbook edition?

is it Unity already preinstalled inside ubuntu netbook edition?
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Installed Unity on my desktop PC and it is very laggy and annoying

I just installed Ubuntu Unity on my desktop PC and it is very lag and annoying! Any ideas?
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Make LXDE shortcuts more like Unity

I recently switched from Unity desktop to LXDE desktop (it's easy to install in Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.) That's all good, but I'm irritated by a few keyboard and mouse ...
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Bash script cannot run with keyboard shortcut

I have this script in my /home/username/ And I can run it via terminal with the following code ./script.sh or sh script.sh it works (it has executable permissions) but I cannot assign it to a ...
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Is there any Auto-scroll focus in Ubuntu?

In Windows 10, there is a nice new behavior with the scrolling: When you start to scroll on a window who aren't focus, window acquire the focus and scroll automatically. In the previous Window and ...
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Will 16.04 Unity 7 improvements be available in 14.04

I was wondering if the Unity 7 improvements made in 16.04 will be available in 14.04?
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Unity3d Chromium Embedded Framework permissions

After installing the latest version of Unity3d by command-line in Ubuntu (14.04 of 15), you have this error: Chromium Embedded Framework requires that the file '/opt/Unity/Editor/chrome-sandbox' is ...
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How can I dock a specific System Settings as an icon to the Unity launcher?

I need to access my sound settings frequently and thus would like to add a direct shortcut icon to the sound settings to the Unity launcher. Is there any way to achieve this? Unity launcher: ...
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speed up the slow ubuntu machine

I am running a Ubuntu on intel core2duo with 2GB RAM. My machine is damn slow. My clock speed id : 1603.000 Desktop environment is Unity. What's the solution to make it function with a better ...
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Why does “apt-get autoremove” removes packages that are still used by programms?

I mostly install my software via apt-get. From time to time apt-get tells me to use autoremove to install "unused packages". But it removes for example webapps-common which is used by the ubuntu ...
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Changing from Unity to Gnome3 on 14.04 LTS [closed]

I just installed Gnome 3 and all is working but should I also remove Unity if I will not be using it? I dont want to burden the Ubuntu servers by downloading Unity updates
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Using a .desktop entry for a Virtualbox VM to launch from Unity launcher still opens Virtualbox

I have two VMs with Virtualbox. I create for each a .desktop entry like so: [Desktop Entry] Name=My VM Comment= Exec=VBoxManage startvm 'My VM Name' Icon=/home/myuser/VirtualBox VMs/my-vm-icon.png ...
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how to kill a lightdm window without losing the session?

My laptop was locked (showing lightdm unlock screen), and the battery went off overnight. When I charged it up again there is the lightdm or gnome window asking me the session-end question "user, you ...
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Add Show Desktop Option to Gnome Pie

There is no default option for this. I have tried binding an icon to keyboard shortcut super+d but this only works occasionally. Is there a command I can have the icon run that would show desktop?
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Downloading wine-x64 when opening Software Center

Whenever I open Ubuntu Software Center or the "About my computer", the program seems to freeze and a small Window pops up saying "Downloading wine-x64-unity3d-installer (7MiB)" It takes about a ...
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How to automatically raise an application, started by a user defined shortcut

I created a keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Alt+C, for gnome-calculator. This works fine, but if another application is currently running, the Calculator gets opened behind the other application. How to make ...
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Unity Launcher Crashes Computer When I have 2 instances of same program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop straight from Dell. They installed Ubuntu. I have a problem whenever I have multiple windows of the same application open. Say I have 2 terminal windows or ...
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Adding an item to right-click menu on window

I have some problems with my firefox consuming too much resources on my system when I have a lot of tabs open. Nocsript addon and such helps somewhat, so most of the time that is ok. But, when I am ...
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Nautilus launcher icon no longer contains Places and Bookmarks on right-click (14.04.02)

I had nautilus crash (apport caught it, so I guess I can still locate the logs if it might help) the other day, and afterwards the icon on the side launcher opened a new 'identical' nautilus icon ...
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How do I fix desktop size? (see image)

I tried installing kubuntu-desktop for RDP. However it changed my Unity desktop a bit and I didn't know it was loading masses of other apps. So I removed it and it left the desktop changes ...
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Shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu)

Just want shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu). If anybody has idea about the same then please let me know. Thanks
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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...
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How do I finish installing Ubuntu after it froze? [closed]

I was installing Ubuntu and I got to setting a username. I typed in a username then I tried typing a password but it froze. So I x'ed out the terminal and restarted my computer (HP Chromebook 14). ...
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What process is responsible for media keys in Unity?

I want to use my media keys when using i3wm. When I am using Unity, all media keys work. When I use i3 none of my keys work even though they are detected properly by xev, so I assume there is some ...
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Weird scaling issues in Unity after installing Cinnamon

I'm using Unity on my Dell XPS 13 2015 but wanted to switch to the latest version of cinnamon. Therefore I added the corresponding repositories and installed cinnamon. After changing the desktop ...
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how to remove any changes made by compiz?

I had ubuntu 14.04 with unity desktop. Then i downloaded and used compiz but messed up and now unity desktop is not usable. I dont see the menu on top or the panel on left side. Neither is the CLI ...
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How can I open a menu with a shortcut key if no shortcut key exists for the menu?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/drop-down the sound menu/indicator, in order e.g. to see the currently playing song? If not, how could I set one?
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Ubuntu terminal: How to change ctrl + c (interrupt) to something else?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity right now. I've changed my copy and paste keys to Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V respectively. The command I've used is this: gconftool-2 -t str -s ...
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Minecraft icon not showing properly in launcher?

Here is my problem: the Minecraft icon in the Unity launcher is inconsistent with the icon theme, even though the icon theme has a minecraft icon in it. The theme I am using is Numix-Circle and I am ...
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How can I get chrome to stop opening up in incognito? even after purging and reinstalling fresh

I tried opening new tab(non-incognito) and then locking that to the lancher. Then unlocking the first icon, But then the second icon just opens incognito tab by default. Even though I have not made ...
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Why after install VirtualBox my terminal and software center remove

I installed VirtualBox-4.3.26 and after install unity is broken and Launcher and terminal are removed along with Software Center? My windows panel is not showing , for example my windows does not ...
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how to download unity 7.3?

I just noticed that Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) ships unity 7.3 and it looks promising because of the transparent top bar thingy. I want it on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS because I don't want to install ...
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Is there any way to get the Ubuntu tablet interface on an Intel powered 2-in-1 machine?

My specific device is a Sony Vaio Duo 13, which is a slider model (the keyboard doesn't detach, it simply slides under the screen to make a tablet). The processor is an Intel Haswell Core i5-- only ...
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Lost my Unity sidebar / dock

I did a quite drastic removal of packages from my Ubuntu, and seem to have lost the sidebar / dock in Unity. The desktop icons are still there and work, but there's no way to launch applications from ...
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Disable Clutter (Top and Sidebar) on external Monitor

I want to user my Ubuntu computer during a show. I will have 3 Outputs connected, 1 for my program list, 1 for preview and one for my live output. I want to avoid that on the live output will be an ...
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Super+Tab switcher shortcut Unity Tweak Tool

How can I set <Super>+<Tab> to be my shortcut for the window switcher? I have tried using Unity Tweak Tool but I cannot get the Tab key to register as part of a shortcut. ...
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Thunderbird window gets stuck maximized with no window controls

My Thunderbird opens up maximized and without any window controls available. When this happens Unity's left sidebar disappeares - here's the screenshot of my entire desktop. I tried removing some ...
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Use evolution instead of thunderbird in top toolbar area

Is there any possibility to use evolution instead of thunderbird in the top toolbar area as email client? I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I've installed evolution, I just wanna that I can create an ...
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How do I know if Ubuntu installed completely?

It seems that Ubuntu has been acting sluggish and some of the animations are off, amongst other annoyances. I've installed it a while ago and I've done all my fixes to the brightness and restart and ...
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No Unity option while log in

I am aware that there are some Unity related topics here. But my case is entirely different and I didn't notice it until recently that Unity is missing. I am using Gnome Classic and Cinnamon since a ...
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Repairing Unity after using Compiz and installing Lubuntu desktop

I will describe the steps I did before the issue appeared: Running Unity, I wanted to have different wallpapers on each workspace. I followed these steps. After restart, no top panel appeared, no ...
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How can I install XFCE and completely remove Unity

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (I have not upgraded to 14.04 for performance reasons) but I don't like Unity. How can I install XFCE as my default graphic system, and completely remove Unity?
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How do I re-enable disabled network notifications (never show again) in Unity?

I had a popup that my wireless network had disconnected and hit the "don't show this message again" button. I actually want it to show. I can't figure out how I would reenable it. This is Unity on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Unity lost almost all indicators

Like my title said: I lost almost indicators on unity / Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried restart indicator-sessions, deactivate practically all my software-indicators (maybe conflict).. but I have only ...
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Mounted devices not showing up on launcher in ubuntu 14.04. How to enable it?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavillion Desktop. Till a few minutes back, the devices, pendrives, external hard disks would show up on mounting them and plugging them in respectively. Suddenly, I ...
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Are the webapp integration useless?

Ubuntu asks for installing various websites' webapp versions by prompting when I open the particular website. As of now, I've installed WordPress, Facebook Messenger, and Reddit. But I don't see any ...
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Minimizing Or Closing Apps Cause Ubuntu To Freeze

So I want to try Gnome Environment and XFCE Environment, So I installed Both of them But I Did Disable Unity Plug-ings. But some How I managed to Uninstalled Both Environment and Got back my Unity. ...
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indicator-cpufreq always shows only one bar on Ubuntu 14.10

On Ubuntu 14.10 the indicator-cpufreq always shows only one bar. I can switch between Performance and Powersave but the indicator icon never changes. It always shows only the one most bottom bar. I ...
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kill popup or dialog box using command line

I wonder is there a way to kill popup or dialog box by using command line? Actually I want to kill all the popup as shown in attached picture
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?