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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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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get 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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Short press on Super key opens shortcuts window [Ubuntu 14.04]

When I press the the Super key for a long time, the shortcut window opens (as it should do). Strangely, the same happens often when I press Super for a short time. Also the Icons on the Dock at the ...
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What's wrong with my desktop entry?

I have a problem with a desktop entry, looks like is not working fine. I want it to start a Genymotion VM. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=nexus Comment="Nexus S, Genymotion" ...
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How to have an application moved to launcher in stripped-down Unity under Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu server and then the stripped down Unity desktop. I then installed terminator. I see terminator in the Software Center. I can also locate the .desktop file for this application and ...
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How to hide an application from window switcher (alt-tab) in 14.04

How can I hide an application from the alt-tab menu for Unity? A post in an older thread suggested using compizconfig-settings-manager. http://askubuntu.com/posts/437099/edit Install ...
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Input source icon

Two days ago I've decided to switch to Ubuntu Unity desktop after using KDE for almost six month. Everything is running smoothly with some difficulties, but I had a small problem with my input source ...
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How can I manually adjust menu colors in themes?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface and the Ambiance theme. I like this theme, and any other theme I've tried was much worse for me. However, one thing that really bothers me with this ...
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to Caps Lock

Using crouton, I have ubuntu running on my chromebook. By default, the caps lock key is a search key and opens up the dash home. How can I map this key to be caps lock instead? I am very new to all of ...
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Difference of HUD behavior in between Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04

It seems to me that when press Alt and type, in 14.04, it only searches the menu of the current program. However, in ubuntu 12.04 it searches the menus of the programs running in the background. ...
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unity theming flaw

I am using a unity theme called 'Flatttice' installed from noobslabs ppa. The problem with theme is the selected background color and selected foreground color are same for inactive windows. This is ...
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Why does X220 Tablet rotation work with stilus only while touch input does not rotate with screen?

I have a Lenovo x220 Tablet and have tried installing both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 on it, both with unity, and both have the same problem. When I install with unity and try to use the touch screen ...
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Unity & Gnome Lock Screen

I installed Ubuntu Unity 14.10. Recently, I added the Gnome 3 shell so that I can run both. At my login screen, I can choose which one to log in to. I have noticed that when I choose to log in with ...
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Graphics stuttering issue in Ubuntu 14.10 for Intel on-board graphics

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and for the past couple of days, I'm facing graphics stuttering all over Unity, which mainly affects text and various parts of Unity (refer to screenshot). And this ...
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Unity unable to bring programs to foreground

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, some programs are already running and shown on dash. But from time to time I am unable to switch to the program. As shown in the snapshot, SecureCRT is running and when I click its ...
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Duplicate Dropbox dashboard entries

I have 2 Dropbox entries in the Dashboard menu if I don't put any search terms. I looked at a related question and tried the solution but it didn't help (How to remove duplicate entries in dash?). ...
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Can't install freeglut3-dev or libglfw-dev due to unity-control-center dependency issues [duplicate]

I'm trying to install 2 different packages: libglfw-dev and freeglut3-dev When I run: sudo apt-get install libglfw-dev or sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev I get the following error: Some ...
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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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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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On every single kernel update, I need to reinstall the NVidia driver and Unity is broken

Every time I do a kernel update (with the regular standard update manager in Ubuntu 14.10), Unity breaks completely. I need to reinstall the Nvidia drivers and I need to manually repair Unity. If I ...
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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? ...