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Can't restore unity desktop [closed]

I'm having this problem. Tried this: $ unity --reset This command hangs up on 'Setting Update "run_key"' Also tried this: $ ccmd Unity plugin was disabled. I enabled it and rebooted. But still ...
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How to add a link to unity bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add folders in launcher? How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus I have a link(shortcut) in desktop pointing a folder in my file system. I would like ...
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How do I change the Unity launcher color?

I'm trying to change the panel and launcher color from gray to green or blue. I've tried myunity ccsm and the stock settings. But everytime I change the color it doesn't stick it reverts after I close ...
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alternative to super-W and Alt-Tab?

super-W and alt-tab are the normal ways in unity to see hidden windows on the desktop. That's interesting and sometimes effective, but inferior to other "textual" techniques. When I have lots of ...
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How do I have different wallpapers for different sessions?

I have two sessions - Unity and Gnome Fallback on my laptop. I'm using Unity in portable mode and gnome fallback with second display at home. And I want different wallpapers for Unity and fallback ...
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Unity takes ages to start after log in

After I upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10,Unity has started taking too long to start. Booting from zero to BURG takes about 3 sec,BURG to login screen takes about 5-7sec...n then login screen to unity ...
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How to add third-party app to Unity launcher and dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? I've just downloaded an executable file from the Internet (an app) and would like to dock it in the Unity sidebar, but I can't ...
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How to couple Unity Launcher with window opened by IntelliJ?

I've written a launcher for IntelliJ IDEA. If I start IDEA, the new icon is shown in the Unity Launcher, but with a blank app label. If I Drag and Drop the launcher from Dash to the Unity Launcher, it ...
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Stop Unity dash from following/linking file

Once after I downloaded a file, it shows up in the unity dash as recently downloaded. Even after moving the file to another folder, the link on dash opens the file. Scarily even when I move the file ...
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Spotify Quicklist for Unity

How can I add a Unity "quicklist" for Spotify (installed from their website), so that when I right-click on the icon on my dock, I get: "Next, Previous, Stop, Play" and so on?
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nVidia GeForce Go 7600? can it ever run unity? [duplicate]

My laptop, a Toshiba Qosmio G30, has a nVidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics card and it's suppose to support 3D . I am running unity 2d now . The graphic driver is --VESA: G73 Board - toshg73m-- by ...
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How can I make the icons larger and/or clearer in Classic Menu Indicator?

I use the classic menu indicator and I've noticed that the icons are small and blurry. At first I thought that it was the icon theme that just didn't have icons at that size, so I tried various other ...
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How do I see, find or raise hidden windows on Unity desktop?

When I get lots of windows on the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, I can't find a way to see, find or select/raise the hidden windows. This is so fundamental an issue, I'm sure some mechanism exists for this, ...
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Why is my terminal invisible after minimizing it and how can I find it?

I minimized my terminal after doing a repo sync. I cant find it on any desktop now! Please help.
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How do I revert updates/tweaks to get to a usable GUI?

I just installed 12.04 the other day and then ran into trouble upon restarting after installing updates. What I did before the problem occurred: I did not make many changes before this problem ...
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Unity 3D only show wallpaper and Icon if set, where did it go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Unity is gone. As I have use user defined session on 12.04, I'm back to default sesion (ubuntu) and then unity is ...
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Will Unity 2D make performance quicker than regular Unity?

I'm just looking for a way to speed up overall quickness around the OS. I'm on a fairly new HP box so it shouldn't lag as much as it does. Also, is there anything LIGHTER than Unity 2D that I can ...
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How to move the lock window on the lock-screen?

Is it possible to move the window where you input your password on the lock screen away from the center, e.g. at the lower edge?
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Can't Drag & Drop text to unity launcher (e.g. url's, highlighted text)

I'm trying to create a unity launcher icon (.dekstop file) on which you can drop any (selected/highlighted) text from a web browser, google chrome in my case. I know you can use the "MimeType=" key ...
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No windows whatsoever after compiz reset

Currently using 12.04. This time I was trying to use the application switcher, and it asked me to resolve a few conflicts most of which were not easy to comprehend. So after some yes and no dialogue ...
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Is it possible to install the Unity 2D Panel in Kubuntu without pulling in all of Unity's dependencies?

I would like to avoid installing Gnome dependencies, if possible. I figured this is possible as Unity 2D is written in Qt. Thanks for your input!
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Head Up Display (HUD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't LibreOffice work with the HUD? I cannot see many application (such as LibreOffice) compatible with HUD . Is the HUD feature fully functional in 12.04 ...
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Equivalent of “GNOME Window Selector” for Unity (2D) panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see a list of all open windows in a panel in Unity? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D, is it possible to get a menu on the panel at the top of the screen that ...
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Set variable in .desktop file

Is there a way to set the enviroment variable in .desktop file? I'm trying to run application (eclipse) with custom gtk style, so basically I want to get the following result by runing a .desktop ...
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Launcher vanished after disabling Unity plugin

I unfortunately disabled The Unity plugin from CompizConfig, now the launcher is vanished. I cannot re-enable the Unity plugin now, because no way for me to load CompizConfig again without the ...
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If I don't use KDE why does updating download lots of kde packages?

I have the following environments installed- Gnome(NE,Classic,normal) Unity(3D,2D) Cinnamon Enlightment Cairo(all combinations) There is no KDE. But I still got more than 90MB of KDE updates. And ...
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Getting window maximization to work properly with Tint2

I've added a bottom taskbar to Unity with tint2. Now I have the taskbar on the bottom of my screen as desired, but when I maximize windows their bottom edge sits under the taskbar that tint2 created. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS slow, lag, hang and freeze all the time! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my sister's laptop on 2nd partition (1st partition contains Windows XP). My sister always ...
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can't login to Unity always login to Unity 2D

I select Ubuntu on login and it always loads Unity 2D. I ran /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p And got this error X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) Major opcode ...
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LibreOffice icons missing from Unity task panel

After installing 12.04, I removed the LibreOffice icons from the left task panel to reduce clutter. However, now when I start LibreOffice from the home button, the icons do not reappear in the ...
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My Unity Desktop Broken because of MyUnity

I've just installed MyUnity in Ubuntu 12.04 and changed the system font style but suddenly it crashed. I tried to boot it again but it crash again and again. So I log in via guest and remove MyUnity ...
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What is the philosophy behind Unity's name

The question is Why Unity is named as "Unity"?. or Is there any philosophy behind Unity's name or it is just a normal naming?
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Mouse gestures for Unity desktop

I liked the mouse gesture of Windows 7 to minimize all open windows except the active one. Can I have that kind of gestures to use in Unity. or What are the mouse gestures available for Unity?
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Disable 'type your command` prompt on pressing alt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed the little prompt that appears on top of every window when you ...
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Compiz not working on 11.10? [closed]

My PC Specifications: DELL gx620 Pantuim 4 3.20GHZ [HT] EMT64 2G in RAM Nvidia Quadro fx1700 So why can't I use Compiz effects.
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as unity in relocating intelligently in ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? Unity in ubuntu 12.04 does not give option to intelligently (panel visible in desktop, but if you leave ...
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Unity 3D hangs after power blackout

Unity 3D was working just fine till we had a blackout in the area (I have not yet bought a UPS :(). I tried the solutions here, but it does not help. I tried issuing a unity --reset and it gives me ...
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Quickly minimize/hide all windows, preferably with mouse - 11.10 specifc

How can I minimize/hide all my windows quickly, same as moving mouse to lower right in Windows XP? I don't want a command-line option. Ideally, I want to move the mouse to trigger it, or perhaps ...
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How do I change the color of the Unity upper panel?

I was looking for this for a long time but I couldn't find anything. Please tell me how to change the color of Unity's menu bar if it is possible. Not the left panel (launcher), I mean the panel on ...
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Emulator PCSX Reloaded - Fullscreen not working on Unity

I have an older PS1 console with a couple of games I bought some years ago. On my pc, I'm using PCSX Reloaded - the best PS1 emulators for Linux I found so far. But I'm having a little issue on ...
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My screen doesn't turn off when VLC is open

I recently installed 12.04, but I had the same problem in 11.10. When I watch a video, VLC suppresses the monitor being turned off. In older (pre-Unity) Ubuntu versions, this would only be in effect ...
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How do I enable the “Scale Window Title Filter” in Compiz on 12.04?

I'd like to use the Compiz "Scale Window Title Filter" on 12.04. I've already read another answer which just said to install compiz-plugins-extra and enable "Scale Window Title Filter" in the ccsm. ...
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Why does it take so long to start gvim?

When I start gvim: $ date; /usr/bin/gvim; date Tue May 29 10:45:45 CST 2012 ** (gvim:6030): WARNING **: Unable to create Ubuntu Menu Proxy: Timeout was reached Tue May 29 10:46:11 CST 2012 To stop ...
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gtk-warning due to theme tweaking harmful to my stability or not?

I installed some theme, and enabled them via ubuntu-tweak. when i run nautilus --check i get this error. Is this error harmful to ubuntu/unity/compiz's stability???. (nautilus:6598): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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With Nvidia proprietrary drivers cannot choose monitor launcher appears on

It's awesome that unity now let you choose in which monitor you want the unity launcher to apear. However, once I've install the nvidia privative drivers I can't chose anymore. I force what normally ...
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Should the lack of a launcher icon be considered a bug?

For example, the window that lets me view my keyboard layout does not have a launcher icon. The Unity launcher show a grey question mark instead, which does not feel pretty. Having more than one such ...
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Commands for quicklists

I am using Unity. The Quicklists feature is really useful. I added some entries in the nautilus quicklist from Ubuntu Tweak. Those commands were easy to figure out. But now i do not know how to find ...
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Changed some settings in Compiz - now Ubuntu freezes on startup

I just got Unity3D working on my laptop, and celebrated by trying out some of the new features that weren't available to me in Unity2D. While I was playing around with the settings for Desktop Cube ...
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Can I disable Dash and HUD hotkeys when fullscreen (in DOSBox)?

I'd like to know if its possible to disable the global hotkeys (Start and Alt) for Unity features while running applications in fullscreen under DOSBox. If possible, it would be nice to disable them ...
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12.04 Unity capable, but still stuck with no loader/dash/

I ran /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p And it seems I pass all tests, I'm using the latest proprietary drivers, Unity 2D/Gnome works just fine, just not Unity 3D I already tried Unity ...