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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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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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Adding launcher item per documentation does not work

I have followed here for adding an item to the launcher. Here is the contents of my new .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=OpenRefine Comment=OpenRefine Exec=/home/foo/openrefine-2.6-rc....
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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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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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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?
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Why is my terminal looking this way?

I'll be brief; I was careless with synaptic and end up causing problems to myself. I fixed most of the problems but now my terminal is looking like this: I have tried everything that came to my ...
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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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Getting Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to get the desktop client for Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so that I can restore some family photos which have been backed-up into a jungledisk-format backup vault (which can't ...
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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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Configure Unity notifications to close on click

I like those notification bubbles of Unity, but the one thing I really hate of them is that I can't click them away. I know when I hover above them they become almost transparent and that I may click ...
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How to permanently turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my machine,...
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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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Drag and drop from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu phone

Any tips or advice on dragging .jpeg files from the PC desktop to the Ubuntu phone? I get an error image message every time.
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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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How to create shortcut of executable on Unity launcher?

I have an executable file (here: Apache Directory Studio's application/x-executable) on my Ubuntu 15.04 vivid. Now usually, when I want to place an application into my launcher, I simply drag and ...
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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 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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Put external monitor on the left

On my laptop with 14.04, I want to use an external monitor. I want to put my external monitor on the left side but ubuntu seems to logically put it on the right side. I tried to organize the display ...
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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 /apps/gnome-terminal/...
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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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Launch application on a specific monitor

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and two monitors. When I open applications I need some of them to be on the primary monitor and others On the secondary. At the moment, apps always open in the primary monitor. I ...
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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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Large, unexplained gap in Unity launcher

As you can tell from the screenshot, there is a large gap in my Unity launcher for no reason. I was locking and unlocking some things from my Unity launcher, and it just happened. I don't know why. Is ...
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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. <super>+<...
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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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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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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 ...