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How do I install KDE on my 11.04

I want to get rid of the Unity thingy (who came up with this?). KDE seems the best choice. All the instructions, including this How do I install KDE shell on Ubuntu? mention the Ubuntu software center....
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Unity 2d and 3d both running

Ok. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer and everything works fine. I installed Compiz config Settings, and it shows that the Ubuntu Unity Plugin is unchecked. I researched and found out that I am ...
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In terms of the desktop wall what is “edge flipping”?

I'm trying to make the launcher reveal on the bottom using Compiz, but everytime I change the reveal from left to bottom it says... The new value for the edge binding for the action Reveal Mode in ...
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Intel 855GME Driver Not Enabled

I have a Toshiba-r15s822 Tablet PC and I just made the switch to Linux, Ubuntu was the build of choice, thing is I tried it before and everything worked fine (about 2 years ago, I think stuff are ...
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No support for in .icon folder in Unity?

IIRC, gnome2 had the possibility to setup a .icon folder in your home directory and put some icons in it named as the executable you want it it assigned to. Then nautilus would use this icon for the ...
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CCSM doesn't work when changing launcher visibility or number of workspaces

The compizconfig setting manager doesn't work on my 11.10 installation of Ubuntu. I've tried setting the launcher panel visibility to "never" and changing the number of workspaces in the virtual box, ...
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Wicd tray icon fails to appear in system notification area even though in dconf>desktop>unity>panel/whitelist

I'm trying to get the Wicd (replacement for non-functional Network Manager) icon to show up in my laptop's systray/notification area. The solution that worked for 11.04 Ubuntu/Unity does not work for ...
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“invisible” icons in the launcher bar

In the launcher bar, there are "icons" that display a text ("System Settings," "Home Folder") when you float the mouse over them, but they're just black -invisible - it looks like a blank spot ...
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How to upgrade to the latest Unity

I am using the 4.24.0 version of Unity and I would like to upgrade to the LATEST version. Is it possible to upgrade to it without having to download and compile (as per this Q&A) and IF yes, how? ...
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How can I add a “force quit” button to my Unity top-bar?

The title says it all. In olden times, one could right click the bar, go to "add to panel", and then add the "force quit" applet from the list. Apparently that doesn't work any more.
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Why don't windows of the same application behave as they should?

Somewhere along the upgrade path, Unity has developed some strange logic behind window layering. First, before Oneiric, there was a way to see all the windows of an application - I think it was when ...
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How do I setup dual monitors with workspace on only one monitor?

I have dual monitors, one on the left and another on the right. I like to have VMWare Workstation opn the right hand monitor, full screen. In Gnome3, when I switch workspaces the right side monitor ...
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Compiz profile is screwed up when switching from Unity to GNOME Classic

Gnome Classic defaults to using metacity (at least, for me). When I activate compiz (compiz --replace), the unity panel and launcher show up. This is due to Unity being a compiz plugin. Is there any ...
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I can't find my nautilus settings

My nautilus browser looks like this: I can't find the settings anywhere. I've tried reinstalling nautilus.
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after 11.10 update and compiz install, desktop vanished - only functional keys are ctrl-alt-del [closed]

Yesterday I updated from 10.04 to 11.10 and ended up with the Unity desktop. I was slowly getting the hang of it but wanted to make the launcher icons smaller. I installed Compiz per the help page, ...
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Why does my name show as [Invalid UTF-8]? [closed]

I just did an upgrade (from 10.10 -> 11.04 -> 11.10) and am trying to get everything figured out. I notice that when I log in, my name is [Invalid UTF-8]. Where is this coming from, and how can I ...
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How do I associate the correct icon for my login?

After upgrading to 11.10 from 11.04, the Unity launcher shows a question mark icon for libreoffice-calc. If I log in using Unity2D or log into the guest account (2D or 3D), the correct icon appears. ...
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How do I make Unity 3D work on my Dell D2400 desktop?

On my 11.10-running desktop, Unity 2d seems to work, Unity 3d does not. I ran a test, and here is what I got. Not software rendered: no Not blacklisted: no GLX fbconfig: ...
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How to stop excessive memory usage of unity-window-decorator? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on an AMD64 computer. When I boot the computer the memory usage of unity-window-decorator is few tens of MB (checked with System Monitor)c After many hours using Google Chrome, ...
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Blue “gap” behind the Unity launcher button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the blue triangle on the home button for? I regularly have a gap in the upper-left corner of the button for the Unity launcher. It is almost like a beveling of the ...
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Unity or Gnome 3. What's more stable to be used?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I am still a newbee in Ubuntu. Ubuntu gives me trouble with Some Apps like - Skype, Vuzu and kGet. So I tried Gnome 2 but it's not much attractive. I wanted to know ...
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Strange invisible window causing 'dead zone' in Unity

I have a very strange problem. Every so often a strange window will appear on the screen - well, I say "appear", but it can't be seen. I know it's there though. It creates a sort of 'dead zone' on the ...
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How to change the about:config shortcut in unity?

how can i change it to Gunity ?
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Close windows with middle click in preview pane (SUPER-W)

I am using 11.04 with Unity. When I press SUPER-W, the previews of open windows align on the screen. If I click one of them, it attains focus. I used to have this enabled as a Compiz plugin in ccsm (...
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NVIDIA Geforce Go 7300 automatically removed from blacklist when problems are solved?

Just a short question: Will we get an in formation when the issue with NVIDIA Geforce Go 7300 is fixed, resp. will the card removed automatically from the blacklist during the bugfix-update? Thank ...
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Where can I find out what features are getting added to the Dash?

I'm curious what features are coming down the pipe for the new Dash feature in Unity. Where should I be looking for a blog or RSS to follow? In particular, I'm wondering if they are going to add ...
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How comes I can't use Unity with the propietary nVidia driver for my Geforce 410M?

I've got a 2nd generation Intel i5 processor with integrated graphics. In live usb mode, Ubuntu uses this one and Unity works fine. After installation with automatical updates and 3rd party software ...
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How can I make the Quark music player work in Unity?

When I start (strange-)Quark in Natty nothing happens, it doesn't appear in the upper panel next to the network, so I can't use it. How can I fix it? http://hsgg.github.com/quark/ The worst ...
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move main menu from top panel to top of the window? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Unity support disabling the global application menu? Is there a way to move program's main menu (The one that says File, Settings, Help, ....) from the top panel Unity'...
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Kill the notification area so I can use the awn-notification-area?

This is what I get when I try to start an awn-notification-area applet in Unity: There is already another notification area running on this screen! Please remove the existing notification area ...
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LiveCD no Unity in VirtualBox

I have started the Natty beta 1 ISO as a "Try Ubuntu" in a VirtualBox VM. When it starts up there appears to be only the desktop and an "Examples" folder available - no Unity or anything. Is this ...
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How can I get the Unity interface to work on my netbook?

I have 10.10 installed on my netbook, but the Unity interface that came with it does not seem to work. The top and side bar are missing and several graphical menus don't work. I have tried updating my ...
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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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My terminal went black, cannot see any text, how to reset its color?

I know many people have asked for changing terminal's font color and I followed many methods, but they didn't work. I think my problem is quite serious... This is how it looks like: A few months ...
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16.04 with Unity - Icon with sound indicator icon is gone. How to activate it?

Since a few days the sound indicator icon is gone. I still have the network indicator icon, the time/calender and the user icon. But the main one with the volume controls is gone. How to activate it? ...
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I don't seem to have the gnome-terminal

When I press Ctrl + Alt + T, Ubuntu 16.04 opens xterm and when I search for gnome-terminal nothing is found. I searched for terminal and the only 2 applications there are XTerm and UXTerm. How do I ...
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is there a way to move launcher to the right side of screen in 14.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way to move the launcher to the right side of the screen in 14.04? everything that pops up in searches is only for moving to the bottom.
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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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Missing Files app from dash / application switcher

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (very happy with it so far), but I am facing a really weird issue. It's not impossible that I have changed a setting somewhere to break it, but I cannot find such a setting ...
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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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Can't drag windows to another workspace on Ubuntu 16.04

This used to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I know that I have to enable in CCSM Desktop Wall > Edge Flipping > Edge Flip Move. Also turn off Move Window > Lazy Positioning option. I disabled Grid as well in ...
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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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Sublime 3 Stopped Working on Ubuntu 14.04 after System Crash

Aloha - of course this could be a sublime text issue, but here goes the issue just in case someone can point me in the right direction. I have been using Sublime 3 on Ubuntu without issue. Yesterday ...
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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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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 speed?...
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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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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?