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what software packages required to write applet to add to unity panel/bar

I was recently frustrated to find that I could not add the gnome "sensors-applet" to the unity bar/panel along the top of the desktop. Assuming somebody (like me perhaps) wanted to modify an applet ...
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Launcher application missing white triangle arrow which indicates it is running

This has happened since 11.10 if my memory is correct. If I minimize this application there seem to be no way that I know to get it back. Is this a unity bug or compiz bug? There is no triangle on ...
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Is it possible to add the Chrome Task Manager to the Chrome Unity quicklist?

Is it possible to add the Chrome Task Manager to the Chrome Unity quicklist as an option?
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Unity Top Panel spread on both dual monitor. Necessary?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with a dual monitor setup. The Workspace is spread between the monitors in Xinerama mode, not mirror. Now, the top panel is present on both the monitors. It's simply doubled. ...
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What are the functional differences between Lubuntu and Ubuntu?

I understand that Lubuntu utilizes LXDE over Ubuntu's Unity(Gnome?); But being new to Linux I'm not sure if that change is going to be simply cosmetic, or if there will be functional differences I ...
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How do I have different wallpapers for different sessions?

I have two sessions - Unity and Gnome Fallback on my laptop. I'm using Unity in portable mode and gnome fallback with second display at home. And I want different wallpapers for Unity and fallback ...
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How to add third-party app to Unity launcher and dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? I've just downloaded an executable file from the Internet (an app) and would like to dock it in the Unity sidebar, but I can't ...
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How to couple Unity Launcher with window opened by IntelliJ?

I've written a launcher for IntelliJ IDEA. If I start IDEA, the new icon is shown in the Unity Launcher, but with a blank app label. If I Drag and Drop the launcher from Dash to the Unity Launcher, it ...
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How do I revert updates/tweaks to get to a usable GUI?

I just installed 12.04 the other day and then ran into trouble upon restarting after installing updates. What I did before the problem occurred: I did not make many changes before this problem ...
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No windows whatsoever after compiz reset

Currently using 12.04. This time I was trying to use the application switcher, and it asked me to resolve a few conflicts most of which were not easy to comprehend. So after some yes and no dialogue ...
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Is it possible to install the Unity 2D Panel in Kubuntu without pulling in all of Unity's dependencies?

I would like to avoid installing Gnome dependencies, if possible. I figured this is possible as Unity 2D is written in Qt. Thanks for your input!
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can't login to Unity always login to Unity 2D

I select Ubuntu on login and it always loads Unity 2D. I ran /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p And got this error X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) Major opcode ...
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12.04 Unity capable, but still stuck with no loader/dash/

I ran /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p And it seems I pass all tests, I'm using the latest proprietary drivers, Unity 2D/Gnome works just fine, just not Unity 3D I already tried Unity ...
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Ubuntu boots quickly but is very slow loading X windows

I've heard a lot about fast booting in Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately my experience is a bit different. My ubuntu boots like this: from grub to noticeable mouse cursor ~30s + ~10s for desktop picture ...
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tomboy in12.04 ubuntu add ins tags cant unfold

I have this problem in both gnote and tomboy I cannot access the add ins from preference. I can click addins tab but once in there I see preference, tools, etc but I cannot unfold any of these tags to ...
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How to reset Unity after being replaced by Cairo-Dock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I broke my unity by using cairo dock PPA, how do I fix it? I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I had installed Cairo-Dock as well. My brother closed something in ...
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Menus disappear on changing compiz settings

I installed compizconfig on ubuntu 12.04, and was changing the desktop effects, suddenly all menus disappeared, I can't even open terminal. I restarted several times. When I tried Ctrl+Alt+F2, logged ...
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Unity will not boot 12.04

I switched to GDM and restarted. No problem. Waited several days and my system is working well, except for a minor bug in Gnome 3.4. I install Ubuntu Tweak and make a few tweaks. Reboot and all is ...
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Do Compiz in 12.04 support preview of minimized windows?

I keep on getting previews only for active windows but I've been told that newer versions of Compiz support preview of minimized windows too. Who's right? And does the option "Keep previews of ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - can't get ubuntu one / update-manager to use system proxy settings

I set the network proxy as per the system settings GUI but this is not picked up by ubuntu one or update-manager - I just get failed to update repository information. Even apt doesn't work. I then ...
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How to recover from an upgrade failure?

Today I foolishly gave in to upgrade requests to 12.04 from 11.10 and now Im having a lot of issues with the unity interface where the previous version worked seamlessly. After boot the following ...
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Compiz - green transparent textures?

Unity dash, launcher and notifications goes green after a short moment after login. That happened here: I use the fglrx driver on my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series graphics card. Does anybody ...
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Search for videos outside “My Videos” folder using Video lens

My remote scope for the video lens has the following: YouTube Movies TED Talks ??some chinese characters?? Encuentro RTVE 3sat Mediathek YouTube Education VODO SCI-FI London YouTube Shows Vimeo Bing ...
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Unity does not start automatically, have to start it manually

After upgrading to 12.04 the system starts up normally, and shows me the login screen. After I log in, unity does not seem to start up and shows me a small XTerm window. I start unity manually from ...
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Ubuntu logs automatically into Unity-2D mode

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. The computer is an Acer Aspire 5732Z and I have 2 problems: When I log onto Ubuntu (in 3D mode) it begins in 2D mode. I cannot change the screen resolution. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) ultra laggy Unity-3d with 295.33 and 295.40 drivers on pre G80 series nvidia quadro 3450 card: Guest session seems un-affected

Before someone marks this question as duplicate : I have tried the common fix for this problem by installing the 295.33 series driver as suggested elsewhere. I have also removed my compiz-1 settings ...
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How to set Iron as default web browser in Unity2D?

I use Iron as my default browser, but in Unity i did not found the place, where i could set it as default for my user. In System settings is Preferred Applications, but in list of web browsers is just ...
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Configuring .desktop Launcher (switcher problem)

I am trying to write *.desktop launchers for 2 applications (Aptana and Dart Editor). I have the same problem with both of them. When I click on the icon, they launch properly but neither are they in ...
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Upgrade 11.10 to 12.04, no applications in launcher, no shutdown menu

My unity crashed during the update from 11.10 to 12.04, and after waiting a long time i was forced to restart the computer. when it came up, things were in a sorry state, i got to the terminal and ...
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12.04 Unity 3D does NOT load

I have a nvidia graphics card, and Unity 3D will not load. When I log into a 3D session, I see my wallpaper. I am able to right click. How can I fix this?
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Compiz in Precise 12.04 - Unity 2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? I'm looking to be able to tweak some things in Unity 2D. I have an older machine with a Celeron M 2.2GHz and only 2GB ...
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Wine installation messed up unity?

the exit, minimize, and window size buttons are gone (for ubuntu main programs) in the top left of screen and the entire black bar with the buttons when in windowed mode is gone.
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How to hide/remove “exit, minimize, maximize” bar on top of the application when not maximized, showing only the application/program on the desktop

I'm an on and off novice ubuntu user, last used 9.04 and installed 11.10 a week ago. What I want to happen, edit unity to suit how I use my computer: Copy the way xmonad (www.xmonad.org) shows its ...
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Placing newly opened windows while having a window maximized?

I'm often working in a maximized window from which I'm opening new windows, that do not appear maximized. They are placed at the very top at the desktop in the way that I can not see the upper window ...
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symbols not shown in taskbar

I use ubuntu 11.04. In my taskbar no extra symbols are shown like for skype or vuze but instances still run in background ( ps -e in terminal shows them). How can I fix this problem?
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Intel HD Graphics Works on Unity, but no in Gnome shell

I cant play starcraft 1 in Gnome shell(to slow), in unity runs perfect .Why?
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Dash application icons not in alphabetical order

The Installed icons within the Applications lens on my Unity dash are not in alphabetical order. I imagine there's a simple fix, but I don't know what to do. I've searched for a solution, but every ...
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Unity 11.10 and VGA output to flat screen TV

When I connect a VGA cable from my HP laptop to my SONY 40" flat screen, I get a weird looking desktop: it tends to have everything on the right but no dash, icons etc. I enabled CCSM and checked ...
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Can I search by application type/usage/category instead of application name in Unity Application lens?

Most of the times, application search works great in application lens. Search for an application name and you will get it. But say if I forgot the application name but only remember its use - say I ...
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Why is the top menu-bar not accessable when previewing open windows of an application?

If I have more than one window of the same application running then clicking its icon in the launcher displays a preview of that application's open windows, When this preview is activated I can't ...
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How can I force applications not pinned to the launcher to appear below applications that are pinned? [closed]

I normally use Super+number to open my frequently used applications which are pinned to the launcher, which is quick and convenient as long as the numbers remain consistent. However, when I run other ...
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Why doesn't `unity --reset` work?

I want to reset Unity. But when I type unity --reset I get the following error: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Xlib: extension ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for opening/using the filter on the unity dash?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for opening/using the filter on the unity dash? This is in 11.10 in case that makes a difference. There's nothing listed on the list of shortcuts question. Using the ...
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Is there a lens with scale effect and workspaces switcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What lenses for Unity are available? I'm looking for a lens that show the running windows and the other workspaces. Does it exisist? With this feature Unity can be like ...
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Window Manager and Login Screen Removed After Trying and Uninstalling Gnome Shell

A while back I decided to try the Gnome Shell desktop environment as I've always been a fan of the foundation and the desktop environment. I decided that I'd become used to Unity and that I wouldn't ...
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Unity, C++, opening a Unity folder out of a QT-application

I wrote an QT-application, which shows a "QTreeWidget" of a certain directory and its sub-directories. Now I would like to make unity open a folder e.g. /home/Username/, by clicking one of the ...
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top panel black again after I set the transparency

In unity I set panel opacity to transparent, then I do the following: Open Workspace Switcher Drag a full screen window to another workspace twice And the top panel change black.
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The color-coding of file types in my terminal has stopped, help?

I was messing around in the terminal earlier and the way file types and directories are color coded has stopped. Now when I pull up a list of all files in a directory, they are all white. What ...
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Maximizing window makes content disappear

I am working on a DV9700 HP laptop. I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and the proprietary drivers for the Nvidia Geforce 7150M / nForce 630m. When maximing ANY window, this means the terminal, nautilus, ...
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KDE theme in Ubuntu Unity

I would like to know if it is possible to have a KDE theme (I think it's called Oxygen, but I'm not sure) for Ubuntu Unity? I really like the theme used in KDE but I prefer to use Ubuntu Unity. I ...