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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.
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Why Gnome desktop services work simultaneously with Unity desktop?

After I log into unity-2d i see gnome panel and some other services working along side with unity services and I cannot get rid of these services. Besides, unity panel gets locked sometimes and i ...
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Will Unity launcher have applets? [closed]

The panel applets have been removed from gnome3 and unity. Will there be some applets for unity launcher, like the applets on awn and Docky?
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Do not like unity, asking for options [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an application to remove Unity UI? Will you have option to remove Unity in 11.04? Will it be possible to use the actual Gnome UI once Ubuntu 11.04 will be ...
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How to search for applications in Unity?

So far when I want to run an application, I click the Ubuntu button (or whatever it's called in the upper left), then Games, then All Applications, then I can either select or search for an ...
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Can't change Visual Effects when running Unity

I installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition on acer aspire one happy. I tried to change the visual effects however it won't let me. It says Mutter is running, can't switch to other effects. I'd like to ...
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How do I permanently fix the time on a bootable USB key?

I noticed the time is about 7 hours off, If I fix it, restart the time will be off again, anyway to permanently fix the time on the USB Flash Drive?
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HP TC4200 tablet Stylus not working on Unity interface

I've installed 10.10 Netbook edition on my HP TC4200 tablet PC. I primarily use it in the slate mode with a stylus and on screen keyboard. I can use the stylus as a mouse replacement for everything ...
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No “Keep in Launcher” command in launcher menu for some applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add applications to the Unity launcher? Hi, I have some applications installed which don't have a "Keep in Launcher" option in launcher right-click menu. These ...
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Unity Login Blank Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Ive installed gnome 3 and gnome3 session . When i login to gnome 3 , it shows gnome 3 panels and my mouse but when i ...
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Is there any steps to enable unity (unable to see my icons and terminal windows) [duplicate]

Which steps do we have to perform in Ubuntu 14.04.2 when there's no icons and terminal window... How to open a terminal window? Because when I type ctrl+alt+t I still get no response.
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gtk-launch .desktop is not using custom icon

I copied my .desktop shorcut to user_home+"/.local/share/applications/" then going to terminal and typing in gtk-launch nameOfMyDesktopFile it launchs it, but it doesn't take the custom icon. I'm ...
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Upgrade to 14.10 and video drivers… no menus or dash

Finally managed to get a 14.10 install to stick, but there's no side menu and no top-right power button or menu there. If I launch a program (like use a folder to navigate to and launch a media file), ...
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Is there an application like the GNOME system settings which is more modular (remove some devices, leave others)?

I'm looking for a GUI application which works as nicely as Ubuntu's system settings, except that it lets me remove some of the items in it without the whole thing crashing. In the current GUI, ...
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Why are my launcher icons missing/not working on a fresh install?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and my desktop looks normal, but on the left-hand side where the icons usually go, mine were different! The Firefox browser wasn't there or any of the other ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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dark blank screen when using unity except for I-shaped solid cursor; mate works better

I started having problems several weeks ago and asked a question. It was marked as duplicate, but the suggestions to try didn't work. The text marking it as duplicate suggests editing it to get more ...
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GTK2 themes do not show up in any tweak tool [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to download this theme I managed to get it to work on 13.10 but since I upgraded to 14.04 it no longer works. When I look in any tweak tool it does not show up. ...
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Unity Desktop not loading after auto update and installing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed CUDA 6.5 in Ubuntu 14.04 and am using NVIDIA driver version 346.35 [Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 960]. I have successfully compiled the sample codes that come with CUDA and they have been ...
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Unity/Ubuntu Desktops loading up on KDE?

Sometimes when I log into Kubuntu 14.10, my first desktop is fine, but then when I switch to others, all my widgets are gone and it has the Ubuntu default background, and when I go back to my first ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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Can not unlock from and lock to Launcher

I just use dd -ip /dev/sda -op /dev/sdb to clone my old disk to new disk, and boot from my new disk. All the things remain the same except that applications in Launcher changed back to default. Why? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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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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I can't find any option to change a sound theme

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity (dual boot, but separate hard drives). I have looked all over the settings for a way to change the sound theme, but I can't find one. There is one spot in the ...
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Starting eclipse from unity launcher

I downloaded the eclipse from its site. And extracted in home folder. For the first time when I opened it, it worked fine. Then I locked it to launcher. Now it's not starting when I click on launcher ...
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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Is there any way to make the ubuntu icon launch Kupfer instead of the dash?

I find programs like Kupfer, Synapse, Gnome-do, and Alfred much quicker, more task-oriented, and generally more useful than the unity dash. I use the shortcut keys: ctrl+space to launch Kupfer, but I ...
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Any workaround to make Ubuntu webapps work in 14.10?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 just yesterday. Webapps are of the features most advertised in the Wubi Installer. I can see that the Ubuntu browser has upgraded. Unfortunately all webapps show a blank ...
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How to change Font Color in Unity Lenses and Menus?

I installed KDE after Ubuntu and this changed some Fonts in Unity. I followed some advice (i.e. using Compizconfig Settings Manager and other programs, switching themes back and forth) and am almost ...
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Ubuntu unity launcher numbers to be always shown

When I hold the 'super' key on my keyboard, it shows me numbers over the launcher icons so the super+number combination would jump to the application. I tend to forget numbers, and holding the 'super' ...
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How do I disable vertical resize when mouse drag on left / right edge?

Currently, when resizing a window by mouseclick + drag on either the left or the right side of the window, it is resized both vertically and horizontally. I can't find any information about this, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - unity won't load after update

I just updated Ubuntu and can no longer access the desktop. Upon booting, I am shown the login screen (with the wrong resolution) and can log in; after this, though, I am only shown an empty desktop ...