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unity 7 ubuntu 13.04 default behaviour when click on icon run application and move to the workspace that contains this runned app

In 12.04 this is a default behaviour. When i upgraded to 13.04 that does not occur. When I launch one instance of any example application and switch to other desktop (fro example from up-left to ...
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Unity is gone. All window buttons gone. how to fix it?

Today I logged in ubuntu and without me doing any changes to the system recently, unity is gone. I have no dash, i can't move around my windows. What I noticed is that e.g nautilus opens but there are ...
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Unable to activate Workspaces ccsm / dash / dconf ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I ran the latest updates and as usual I had to re-install my video driver, download the headers and blah blah... I ran into a few troubles that I was able to fix and at the end I got my Ubuntu up and ...
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What is vnc4server configuration file for Ubuntu 13.04?

I need vnc4server configuration file (xstartup) for Ubuntu 13.04 for both Gnome 3.8 and Unity, so it fixes the grey screen problem.
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Can Unity provide German-English translations or German word definitions?

I have just installed stock Ubuntu in German so I can practice the language, but every once in a while I encounter some word I'm not familiar with. Currently, I open a browser and search for a ...
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Unity Launcher missing and Terminal shortcut stopped working

When I restarted my Ubuntu after it being updated, I found the Unity launch bar was gone. I tried looking up several solutions online, blindly typing in the commands that others suggested, and I ...
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Switched graphics card, now major problems

I have an old nVidia 9600GT, which I pulled out of my computer dual booting with Windows 7 and 13.04. I then plugged in a HD6670. I didn't think to uninstall drivers in 13.04, so I started my computer ...
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use kde window style in unity

I want to know if its possible to use the KDE widget style in unity. Basically have all my programs run looking like there in KDE but while still allowing me to use unity. I dont want to use the ...
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Will Mir reduce usage of system resources? [closed]

I have spent quite a lot of time searching for the answer to this question and have not found a definite answer yet. I was hoping that either someone directly involved with creating Mir or someone ...
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Theme is broken in some places

I am using a computer that started out on 11.10. I have since updated it several times, and installed and used a great number of WMs (Unity, XFCE, Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon). I am not sure how, but ...
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How to change right-click menu style in ubuntu

I hate one thing about Ubuntu: the ugly menus, which are very basic. It seems to me very ancient. I want to change the desktop right-click menu and the same for the top panel. I wish I could make them ...
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Sudo and Launcher icons not working, hard-disks not mounting

I am running a server on Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop) LTS. This has been working fine until today when a few minutes ago it decided to change some stuff alone. Launcher icons not working Launcher icons ...
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Unity dont show its elements, only Desktop files

I was installing nVidia drivers for Geforce GT 640M (ubuntu 13.04). After the install, when i login with my user, Unity does not appear. No sidebar with programs, no topbar with menus. I've read the ...
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Accidentally killed Unity; got it back, but now there's no window manager

Today I was trying to resolve a longstanding annoyance, the fact that changes I make in CompizConfig Settings Manager do not persist after a reboot. Googling around, I saw that this appears to be a ...
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After removing smart scopes Unity with Active Blur becomes very slow

Before testing smart scopes my computer ran Unity perfectly. The dash opened instantly when either pressing the super key or clicking the icon. I tried out smart scopes and attempted to use it but ...
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How do i set/change window placement position without CCSM

I want the default window placement to be center. but i dont want to install CCSM as it slows down Ubuntu on Unity. How do i set the default window placement position without CCSM?
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Unity stopped working in 3D after software update

Today I installed some update package and an hour or two later when I restarted my machine, Unity was running in 2D. There were two Radeon packs in those updates which I suspect are the culprit. I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 why does XBMC go into full screen correctly (top bar hidden) but MythTV does not?

XBMC enters full screen correctly hiding the top menu bar but MythTV doesn't hide the top bar?
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boot time is so long

I installed Ubuntu on a brand new computer and installed compiz, cairo dock, etc. I also made my unity launcher smaller. Now, after just a few days Ubuntu needs a long time to load after I logged in ...
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strange window positioning after launcher click

There is a strange and annoying thing in 12.04LTS: Sometimes (quite often indeed) when I click a launcher icon of an application that is running in a unity desktop different from the one I'm actually ...
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Cant get Compiz to work with llvmpipe

I have an Ubuntu 13.04 VM on VMWare ESX and I want to RDP into Unity. I have RDP working with gnome-fallback, but not with Unity. I have tracked the problem down to compiz, unity requires. I cant ...
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Create and install my own mouse cursor - FIXED [closed]

I am interested in finding out how to install my own mouse designs. This could be used to brand a company computer, make a mouse pointer easier to use or, just for fun. Is there a tool to create them ...
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How can I avoid having to reset compiz/unity after each linux-headers upgrade?

I've been using Ubuntu (currently 13.04) for several months now. I was wondering if it's typical to have to reset compiz and unity (with dfconf reset -f /org/compiz and setsid unity) after every ...
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Making a unity launcher bookmark app

If you like to have quick link bookmarks on your unity launcher check out this easy to make application Using some information from various online sources ...
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Unity Dash Graphical Glitches in Ubuntu 13.04 with ATI Graphics

I have a very noticeable transparent glitch in the Unity Dash. It does no transparency at all and instead shows a green to red color transition with black checkered boxes. This is an entirely ...
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Unity launcher gui graphical issues

This is an on-going issue for me. It started when I ran the ubuntu updater and installed a 13.04 nightly build about 2 months ago. I didn't have time to fix it, so I let it go. About a week ago I ...
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How do I restore the default settings and video driver after installing Nvidia?

I downloaded Nvidia driver from its official site and installed it in 12.04. But, I didn't notice that my laptop have an Intel HD 400 and a GT 620m video card, and Ubuntu does support the double video ...
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What's “Unity.LayoutHint” intended for?

I currently write my own lense in python (Ubuntu 13.4) using singlet. In the api documentation, there is a Unity.LayoutHint (View), which is used by Unity.PreviewAction (View). I don't see any change ...
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Unity Side Bar Icons size [duplicate]

Is it possible to scale down unity's sidebar icons? Im trying increment the vertical space in the way that it fits 2 more icons without scrolling.
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How to merge the folders : downloads - téléchargements / pictures - images / videos - vidéos?

I had previously installed Ubuntu Unity 13.04 in French, and got the folders: téléchargements - images - vidéos Then I reinstalled it in English and got the new folders: downloads - pictures - videos ...
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Apps icons unlock from launcher after restart

I have downloaded IDLE python ide from software center and locked it to launcher. but the icon is just a question mark in a grey square and whenever I lock it to launcher after restarting the machine ...
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Changing Unity Dash title , Ubuntu 13.04

How can I change unity dash title from "search your computer and online sources" to "dash home" in ubuntu 13.04 ?
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No Desktop - 13.04

Before I start. I am kind of new to Ubuntu. I upgrade to 13.04 and it seemed to go well. But when I logged in I got no launcher or anything. I can right click to bring up a menu and use the shortcut ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - I'm not able to use vertical worskpaces

I'm experiencing this strange bug. Basically, if I enable the workspaces in Ubuntu 13.04 I see them, and I can go into different workspace by pressing Super+S and double clicking on them, but I am ...
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Auto Hide Launcher left a broken line there

I find that the launcher is quite annoying, so I choose to auto hide it. I have installed Compizconfig, how the problem is still there. The lanucher will hide but it left a column there, if I ...
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How to remove proprietary AMD drivers & repair Unity

I have installed these AMD drivers for my HD 5770: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx When I launched Steam it threw me an error that something was wrong with OpenGL, ...
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Change icon with Launcher API

With Launcher API provided by libunity I can add a counter or a progress-bar to my application icon. But I would also like to change the icon it self or the name of the application. Is this possible? ...
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Unity mail sound notification not playing after re-installing Ubuntu 13.04

It was working great just a couple of days ago on a previous install, also 13.04. Everything is the same, not sure why it isn't working. Under options, "Play sound on message receive" is switched on ...
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13.04 Unity (Dual Monitors) graphics suddenly broken for no reason

EDIT: Re-opened since the errors came back. and previous solutions didn't work. I've been happy with 13.04 since launch. This week however something odd started happening. Sometimes after login, the ...
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How do you restart unity? I have no menu bars [duplicate]

Yesterday after running my ubuntu HDD in VMware on win7 I found that I had somehow lost unity. Even after actually booting into Ubuntu, unity was GONE. Every answer on the web couldn't bring it back. ...
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Create Unity Launcher for file [duplicate]

how do you create a launcher for a file in unity? I am currently trying to create a launcher for the side panel in unity that, when clicked, opens an executable file in my home directory. Is there any ...
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Different wallpapers for each workspace in Ubuntu 13.04. Fusion extra's not available. Is there another fix? [duplicate]

I have been looking everywhere for an answer to my question. Tries just about every guide there is and went through all of the ubuntu forums. This is not a duplicate question as the answers to the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity black and white pixilated screen after suspend resume

Whenever I suspend and resume my laptop I get the following screen (see link to image below). I can do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to TTY and I can kill and restart Unity but it seems to have no effect when I ...
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Cannot get web-apps working in Ubuntu 12.10

I have been using vanilla Ubuntu 12.10 since it came out, and I will be upgrading to 13.04 in a month or two. However, I recently decided to try to install a couple of web-apps. I was unable to do so, ...
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Install latest version of Unity in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Is there anyway I can install the latest Unity (used in Ubuntu 13.04) in Ubuntu 12.04? I do not want to upgrade my super stable 12.04 just to get the Unity.
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How do I disable Unity in 13.04?

I'm using Xfce most of the time, but Unity keeps popping up even in my Xfce-Session. So I deactivated the Compiz-Plugin in ccsm, because that worked well in 12.10. But now with 13.04 as soon as I ...
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Is there a way to find the executable name for an application so I can launch it in a terminal?

Is there a way to find the package/executable name (for example, evince for document viewer, or totem for Videos) for an app?
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Toggle Transparency

I am using 13.04 and am missing the toggle transparency feature which was available through the compiz settings manager in the accessibility section under 'opacity, brightness and saturation'. It ...
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Ubuntu Touch Desktop?

Does Ubuntu Touch have a desktop mode? I mean with like a full unity inferface so you can use your tablet like a regular Ubuntu PC. Heard this is not possible due to the display server. I did however ...
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Fonts corrupted

Fonts seems to be corrupted in Unity in my system after an update yesterday. It seems certain characters are refusing to display (please see attached screenshot), or gets displayed in same color as ...