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Launcher not auto-hiding while using Writer

Despite of setting the launcher bar to auto-hide mode, it stops auto-hiding after a while when I'm using Writer. What can an Ubuntu rookie like me do to solve this VERY annoying matter?
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How do I make the Panel and Window Decorations appear on a second monitor? [closed]

64-bit 11.04 installed with the proprietary NVIDIA (current) enabled, all updates applied as of today. I'm having trouble setting up my second monitor. I have no panel or window decorations on the ...
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How to show the mounted disc title in the Unity?

Hello. If the system has several mounted devices - they will all be displayed on the launcher panel, but without captions (titles?). It make difficult to know which icon is responsible for a which ...
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Unity shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in group and the next/previous applications?

What I miss from DockBarX is the possibility of adding keyboard shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in the group of windows for an application, and the next/previous applications. Is ...
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Unity launcher doesn't hide automatically on start up

When you start an application, say, Firefox, the Launcher continues to be placed over it. This is cleared up by moving the mouse to the left edge of the screen and then away, but it shouldn't happen ...
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position of window control buttons

can we have unity move the max/min/close buttons to the right? When the window is not maximized, Metacity takes control of the window, therefore we can use gconf-editor to force the traditional ...
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zeitgeist-extension-fts cant seem to install after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

Okay folks, hope all is well in which ever part of the world you are in, I seem to be having a bit of an issue with unity-place-applications & unity-place-files. I have just updated from 10.04 ...
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Okular lacks menus except in fully maximised mode

Running Okular under Ubuntu 11.04 (w/ Unity): Okular doesn't have menus anymore (file, settings etc.) unless I maximise its window.
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No Launcher on an Acer D620 netbook [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.04. I found no laincher at the left side. I wamt to know why? Secondlay, my Acer Netbook D260, cannot find the wifi. How i can solve it.
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Can my laptop run Unity, and if so, how?

According to the output below, I can't run Unity on my laptop. However, what is not clear from searching Google and Ubuntu Forums is whether or not the problems are fixable. Can settings be changed ...
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Why is Banshee not showing in sound menu in 11.04?

There is no entry for Banshee in the sound menu. Why is this? The "Sound Menu Integration" and "MPRIS D-Bus Interface" extensions are enabled.
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How to customize file filtering in Unity dash

I'm getting used to a new way of working in Unity and am really enjoying it. The hardest thing I face now is tweaking it so that it works as nicely as possible. On the face of it, customisation is ...
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No Window Manager and no Networking

I'm in a bit of a pickle right now due to a few blunders I made on my Ubuntu install. Currently, I have no window managers (so I'm running from a terminal) and no networking, wired or wireless. Here's ...
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How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity with other languages?

This question is related to the following question, just adapted to use this solution for other languages. I'm working with german as main language and it works for me with Videos and Downloads, but ...
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Flags in unity keyboard indicator

I would like to apply Language Flags for Faenza and Elementary to Unity keyboard indicator. But old "hack" doesn't seem to work on it. Is it somehow possible?
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Opening files through the Unity shortcuts page tries to open with Vinagre instead of Nautilus

I click on the upper left corner icon, select "find files", choose any folder and it attempts to open the folder with Vinagre instead of Nautilus. I have asked this question on other forums, with no ...
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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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How to I restore ubuntu-desktop / unity / gnome back to it's original state

I tried to install KDE on ubuntu, which involved me doing an sudo apt remove --purge *unity, a full install of kde and other involved packages. The problem is that somewhere in between I really ...
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Delete gnome desktop and now update “failed to fetch”

After update on 14.10 I had some trouble with unity not working( I made mistake and install gnome-desktop than I tried to delete gnome and reinstall unity. But I made mistake again and executed: ...
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How do you remove the transparent bar next to Unity Launcher?

I'd like to remove it, my background is very colorful, so it is a minor distraction. How do you guys think I could remove this tiny line?
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Use the same icon when starting from commandline vs starting from terminal

I have an eclipse installation that was not installed through the repositories. To be able to launch it conveniently, I symlinked the path to eclipse to /usr/bin, (so that it can be started by ...
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Launcher ubuntu touch

I m left hand I was thinking if it s possible to move the launcher on the right and side of the screen ? sometime it s a bit weird to use it with the left thumb on the left and side of the phone it s ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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How to start Unity desktop on a headless machine?

I am trying to get the Untiy desktop (That I am used to using) running on a Ubuntu box that is now headless. I already have a fake desktop running via the Xorg dummy display driver. When I VNC into ...