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How do I remove Lubuntu Desktop from Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to completely remove desktop? When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 on my computer I also added the lubuntu desktop to try using the following command: sudo ...
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Unity 3d shows only wallpaper where as unity 2D works fine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I just upgraded from ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. When I log in into Unity 3D and Gnome 3 I only get a wallpaper for few ...
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12.04 Change launcher icons to 32px instead of 48px [closed]

Prior to a recent update in 12.04 there was a slider in settings (Appearance?) where you could change the icons from 48px to 32px. This seems to have vanished and the icons are back to 48px in size. ...
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How to fix a non functional GUI after fresh install? [closed]

So after a fresh install unity and my entire desktop does not want to work. I'm not able to drag any windows click in any fields or any buttons. the only way to navigate any window after opening is by ...
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Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox/Chrome on 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox and Chromium I tried following the tips here: Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox and Chromium but none of them worked on ...
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12.04 after latest update, no unity, no top bar, only wallpaper. Can you help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I just updated to the latest 12.04 and it recommended to restart, so I did. After the restart, only the wallpaper ...
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Lost the system tray-bar and side panel dockbar disappears when touched

I have complete confidence that this problem will be resolved by restarting, however, it seems very odd that it should disappear randomly during my session. To put it simply, I've lost the top ...
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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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Why is Unity 2D running so much faster on system with ATI 6770?

I'm new to Linux in general. I installed 11.10 the other day, and began enjoying. I've noticed, however, that when I choose "Ubuntu" from the login menu (vs "Ubuntu 2D), the system runs noticeably ...
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How can I uninstall Unity in 12.04 and install Cinnamon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I decided to install Cinnamon, as it's by far superior than Unity in my opinion. However, I don't know from where to install it.
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installing ubuntu 10.04 over top 11.04

im looking to install 10.04 over top the 11.04 partition, it wouldnt let. keeps giving me a "root file system not found" error ever time i manually select partition. (i have a win7 partition) 11.04 ...
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Middle click to open a new tab/close tab in Firefox & Chrome

How do I enable middle mouse clicking?
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(12.04 Beta 1) Ubuntu 3D doesn't work anymore, possibly a result of a partial upgrade [closed]

It all started with a message offering a Partial Update. I know what you're thinking. "Oh joy. Another new user who isn't smart enough to know better than to hit the Partial Upgrade button." I'm ...
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ubuntu does not have screensaver on unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change or install screensavers? on display settings on unity in brightness and lock does not show up the screensaver or does not have that option. am i not ...
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How can I change my launcher location on the screen (left, right, bottom, top)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I want to change where my launcher location is on the screen is. Do I have to install an application like MyUnity or can I just do it ...
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How to remove the glow around an icon when it requests attention? [closed]

In the screenshot, you can see that I have the Unity Rotated Plugin. I modified the files in /usr/share/unity/4 that removed the outer squares around the icons so they simply float, but, I am stuck ...
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Synchronize local filesystem bookmarks between Nautilus and Dolphin [closed]

Both Nautilus and Dolphin offer a column on the left to place local filesystem bookmarks or links. All the KDE-apps share Dolphin's bookmarks and the GTK-apps share Nautilus' bookmarks. How can I get ...
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Crappy theme… again [closed]

I know, this topic was here before.... but none of the suggestions helped and I'm confused, I don't know what I am missing. But lets begin. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 which was upgraded by all those years ...
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Desktop windows frozen after installing gnome-shell 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot [closed]

I've recently performed a clean install of Oneric Ocelot from Live CD (after formatting my hard-disk and creating new partitions). One of the new things I decided to install was the gnome-shell and ...
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how to activate opacify compiz plugin [closed]

I want use compiz plugin feature called "opacify". in Ubuntu 10.10, this feature fine work, but since Ubuntu use Unity as default in 11.04, opacify not work. how to use this feature in 12.04? then, ...
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cube desktop problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will compiz cube work in unity I am using intel i3 480M, intel hd graphics, ubuntu 11.10 unity desktop laptop. I chose cube desktop and rotate cube using the ccsm. It ...
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How do you tell unity to startup in 2d and compatibility mode?

How do you tell unity to startup in 2d and compatibility mode? If you have to run a UNITY --replace after startup it doesn't kill the currently running unity and you end-up with two toolbars. One ...
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What different desktop environments are available? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What different DE's and shells are available? I like to play with desktop environments and I know how to get Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Gnome but I don't know how to get ...
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What is the correct way of proposing design changes to Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should people give feedback on Unity? I recently decided to give Unity another try after moving to gnome shell for the past cycle. I have had a simple idea which I ...
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Loss of “Reveal Mode” option in CompizConfig Settings Manager

I've been scouring the internet to no avail, I'm going to make this quick. I followed this guide: Replacing Unity bar with Docky? I decided I didn't like it, followed his directions for reverting, ...
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Compiz/unity not working

sorry for my bad english but i'm french. Well, i have this new ubuntu with unity and compiz just doesn't work. As you can see i have everything i need checked : http://i.stack.imgur.com/aykyc.png ...
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How do I enable OSX-like three-finger swipes in 11.10 and 12.04?

In MacOSX the default settings is to move back/forward a page in Firefox when I do a three-finger swipe left/right. In Unity, three-finger-swipes invokes window movement. How can I configure ...
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How do I debug Unity “losing” windows?

I'm having a problem with Unity on a relatively fresh install of 11.10. Basically, sometimes Unity will lose a window. It won't show up in alt+tab or anything else, but Unity knows it's running ...
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What is recommended for people who can't stand unity? [closed]

Unity just isn't for me. I miss the widgets you could add to the old gnome panels. I tried to get gnome working like it used to in the newest ubuntu but it proved too difficult. Eventually I gave up ...
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Can't get NVIDIA drivers to work on Dell Latitude E6520, Unity on Oneiric [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? My external monitor works fine when connected to my laptop's dock using a VGA cable. However, with a DVI cable, I can't ...
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Unity gray's out after 30 minutes [closed]

After about 30 20 minutes unity will gray out almost like when a program is not responding I don't know what to do. Please help
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Unity is not loading on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? Since yesterday I am trying solve this problem. I was working the whole day on my PC and had to reboot it in the evening. Since ...
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Will Precise include an option to move the Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? Given that the community has created functionality to move the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen, my question is whether or not ...
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Is there a way to roll back a system update in 11.10? [closed]

Earlier this week, I installed routine updates to ubuntu on my main work computer. Unfortunately, there's a huge bug in the latest update: switching windows using alt-tab crashes unity. This makes ...
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Screen freeze after waking up [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on Dell Optiplex. I'm using Synergy but I'm not sure the problem is related to it. The screen freezes after coming back from screen saver. (It's not suspend because my Power ...
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Can I configure Unity to search for certain documents/files/pictures in /media [closed]

Unity search is not bringing up documents/files that I've opened before in an external hard drive /media that's always connected. Is there a command to extend the unity search to find these files ...
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How do I move the unity launcher to the bottom? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? How do I move the unity launcher to the bottom
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Is it possible to create a WolframAlpha Lens for Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start developing a lens for Unity? Is it possible to create a Wolfram|Alpha search lens for Unity. It would be of great use for many (especially students). ...
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Is there any way to stop Unity from lagging when I drag and drop URL's when using Firefox? [closed]

When using Firefox I often drag URLS's either to the address bar or search boxes. When I drag URL's the Unity launcher will appear and show which programs the URL can be dragged to. However this ...
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How to rearrange the panel indicators? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I move Panel (Not Launcher) icons in Ubuntu Unity? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Unity environment and I need to rearrange the indicators on the top panel. How ...
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How to disable file transfer dialog integration with Unity [closed]

Is there a way to remove nautilus file transfer dialog from unity integration? I mean, when using unity, if you copy some files from one place to another you can see that dialog window that shows the ...
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How to keep launcher on top? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I always show the launcher (i.e. disable the auto-hide functionality)? It takes too long to show the launcher, and I work faster when it is always visible. ...
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Skype (and general) full-screen problems

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with all updates installed as of now. I am using Unity. Skype is running more or less OK with one exception. When I have a video call and I try to full-screen the call, the ...
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Opening home folder causes another file cabinet icon to appear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are there two icons in the Unity launcher for Nautilus? When I launch Home Folder from the Unity Dash, a Files window opens instead of opening itself (as default). ...
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“Show All Windows” Function Doesn't Work (Sometimes) When Used Multiple Times Successively [closed]

My PC runs Ubuntu 11.10 and Gnome 3 (Unity isn't disabled; I set Gnome 3 to load by default on startup). I don't know what this feature is called - - pressing the Windows or Super button on keyboard ...
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Launcher does not pop out a running app when dragging a file to it [closed]

I have a small screen so prefer working with only one visible app at a time. In 11.04, I could drag a file from nautilus to the launcher, hover above another app, like chromium or gedit. The launcher ...
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How can I make unity to search a program, say from my home directory?

I'd like to see the program icon when I type the program name into the search bar, and when I click it, the program will be launched.
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Unity Launcher does not appear in 11.10 on mouseover [closed]

I can reach the launcher with the superkey, but that''s just about it. When I move my mouse all the way to the left, nothing happens.
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Battery Monitor Not Showing on boot up of Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No battery status icon When I boot up Ubuntu 11.10, my battery monitor does not show up, it only does when the battery is low, or I plug in my power cord. I want it to ...
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Application isn't showing up in launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? So I downloaded eclipse earlier today so I can start to learn the Android SDK. I typically write java programs with vim from ...