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Unity Dash extremely laggy

I'm running 12.04 64bit. I've been running gnome shell for a while and decided to give Unity a try. I logged out and back in with the Unity Shell selected. I noticed that, sometimes when I press the ...
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How to configure auto lock screen?

I'am using MATE Desktop Environment 1.5.7 in Ubuntu, I checked both options in Screensaver window but it's not working, so how to set auto lock screen as in Unity?
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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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synaptics multitouch not working 12.04

I have a laptop (Acer 7745G) with a synaptics touchpad that should support up to 3 finger multitouch if I am interpreting the output of grep "TouchPad: buttons" /var/log/Xorg.0.log correctly. The ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 display artefacts/freezes after switching users?

Some time ago I noticed a strange behaviour on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04. Here's a detailed description of the problem: I log into my account, work for some time, and then somebody else wants ...
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ubuntu just crashed when I login no desktop loads up [duplicate]

Hi guys ubuntu has just crashed on me, what now happens is when I log in as the main user I get no desktop loades up just the desktop background ALSO I can't access my terminal using CTRL, ALT etc. ...
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Irritating window stuck always on top

10. Sometimes there is a small window(corrupt) appearing, once it is there, it sticks there on top of all, irrespctive of whatever I do except logout. I have tried different options like cinnamon, ...
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my wireless network continously asking for Authentication even when i give correct security key

I have a BCM4313 on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Initially before upgrading to 12.04 my wireless used to work fine. But after that its connecting sometimes and sometimes i cant find my network in ...
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Volume control indicator is not working [closed]

When I try to control the volume from the indicator, nothing happens. I have to individually set each application's volume (like Audacious or Totem) from their controls or use the hard controls. I ...
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Remove status option from gray post icon on top bar

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and set configuration system. On top bar is a gray post icon, and I can add for her other application: Gmail Notifer, Fbuntu ect. But I have one problem and I can't ...
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gnome 3 and unity not working after vlc crash

i'm pretty much a newbie to Ubuntu, and i'm stuck right now i'm running 12.04 on an HP with NVidia 8500gt (12.10 was giving me loads of problems with software center and update manager). small detail, ...
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fglrx works on Ubuntu 12.10 (32-bit), but not Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on the same computer. How do I fix it on the 64-bit install?

I have followed instructions for every option listed here (uninstalling in between attempts, of course), but each one results in Unity not loading; no sidebar, no desktop icons, and no window borders. ...
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Can I use WinKey(Super)-1, WinKey-2 to select workspaces?

After setting it up, it used to work flawlessly before Unity. In 12.04, there is the little annoyance of showing (sometimes) the shortcut help and the numbers in the launcher. In 12.10 ... it stopped ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Issue Resuming from Suspend

My laptop has been having issues coming out of suspend. It is running 12.10. I'm not sure what caused this to happen, as this started two or three days ago, and I don't think I changed any system ...
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ubuntu 3D not launching

I've recently updated some packages, and since then I can't log in with ubuntu3D, I am forwarded to ubuntu 2D. I have 12.04. What to do ?
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How does Nautilus automatically create a quicklist of favorite places?

Right clicking the Nautilus icon in the unity side bar brings up first a list of favorite locations, followed by the standard "Open a New Window" command. The "New Window" command is defined in ...
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Skype and VLC icons disappear from the menu bar

I started using Ubuntu 3 days ago, but I don't know how to open Skype and VLC programs because their icons disappeared from the menu. I have already read answers to other people with similar problems, ...
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Video card Zoltec Nvida GTX 650 woes

Hello all I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I just installed a new video card Zoltec Nvida GTX 650. I got drivers from the systems settings with the drivers option in the menu. Is there a tool I can ...
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unity launcher from 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on HP 4000 PC, how can I start Unity Launcher? Do I need to install any packages before I can use it. Any comments are highly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Kevin
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Unity cropping external monitor: how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I I have a dual-screen setup with my laptop (1366x768) and an external monitor connected through HDMI (primary 1920x1080). I don't know if this is cause by different aspect ratios (16:10 on laptop, ...
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Unity dash has incorrect search results

After messing around with drivers for a bit, my Unity plugin from Compiz became disabled and I had to turn it back on. After that happened, my dash started giving me weird responses to my searches. ...
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The Unity 'Home Folder' launcher quicklist has duplicates. How can I remove them and add new entries?

I added places to my 'Home Folder' quicklist in 11.10, I believe following these instructions and ended up with duplicates once that feature became standard in 12.04. I tried this solution, removing ...
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Changes in GUI behavior after update

[Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, Unity 5.18.0] On Friday morning I installed the recommended software updates, as I always do (list included at the end of this message). The next day, after rebooting, the GUI ...
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Ubuntu and Thunderbird forget my settings — how can I stop this?

A greenhorn here, so apologies for not spotting a probably simple solution. Ubuntu Unity sometimes loads with wireless internet switched off. Thunderbird never remembers basic user settings such as ...
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Ubuntu restarts if Dash menu is clicked [closed]

glad I have a serious problem with my 12.10 because whenever the dash menu is clicked, it causes my computer to restart. How can I fix this issue?
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Is there a command to refresh the applications listed on the dash?

Sometimes, after installing an application (Codeweavers Crossover to be more specific on this case) it fails to show on the dash until you logout and back on, that happens with Unity and GNOME Shell, ...
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Make active programs appear on top of launcher

Assume we have a program that is not locked to the launcher. We can change the location of the program while it is active but that location will be forgotten after restarting the program. I think it ...
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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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Install twitter web app if I declined the first time [duplicate]

I was going to install twitter web app so it could integrate with unity, but I missclicked (yeah what a dumbass) and declined to do so. Now I have refreshed the page several times, and the alert with ...
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Do not show devices on the left panel [duplicate]

I don't want to show the mounted devices on my left panel(launcher, ubuntu 12.04), and I can just run my ubuntu on 2D mode, so the software myunity tell me "Your Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode. ...
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Unity Web Apps in New tab [duplicate]

I have Youtube intergrated into Unity Laucher as a webapp. But when I open it, it opens in a new window instead of opening in the existing browser window. How do I enable opening as a new tab ...
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Why am I getting weird glitchy buttons and text?

As you can see from the picture, I just installed Ubuntu on my system and I am getting some strange Glitchy graphics. This also happens in the Password field on Login. Any ideas what this could be ...
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How do I remove GNOME and restore UNITY in 12.10?

I'm new to Ubuntu and someone suggested I install GNOME, only I was unaware it was a GUI mod. The log-in menu now has drop down for GNOME selection and such, as well as Ubuntu, however the GNOME ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Window switching using key combination Alt-Tab changes behaviour when using Alt specified by xmodmap

Alt-Tab normally lets you cycle through open windows and changes focus to the window that is active when you release Alt. This is all fine, but I want to use another key for Alt_L so I've specified ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.10 displays launcher icons in different size, but 12.04 displays them in the same size? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.10, the launcher icons are displayed in different size in Unity: But on Ubuntu 12.04, they are all rendered nicely to the same size: Is it a bug in Ubuntu 12.10? How can I change ...
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In a multitouch environment keeping multiple windows active at the same time

I want to use big touch screen yes really big around 32 inch or bigger as multi user screen (Just like the one introduced by lenovo if you check their latest offering) currently screen has support ...
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How to run unity-3D on Desktop

My output of lspci | grep VGA is: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) Can I enable unity-3D on my PC? If so, tell me how I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 new Launcher Icons don't launch

In the last week I upgrade Skype and installed MATLAB and neither of their launcher icons seem to work. They will flash as if they are trying to load the program but after a few seconds go back to ...
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12.10 My unity doesnt start after restart [duplicate]

I have installed 12.10 x64 on my laptop today. After installation it started normally, after restart for updates it started normally, but after next restart (and every else) it strat only empty screen ...
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How do I move the top bar down? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity Desktop. I would like to move the top bar/panel down. How can I do that?
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Updating Ubuntu destroys Unity [duplicate]

I came back from vacations and installed the updates available for Ubuntu 12.10 as I always do. The system asked me to reboot and when I did it started again but in the screen some artifacts appeared ...
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12.10: Missing window borders after update

I've had 12.10 x64 for a little over a month now with no problems. The updates installed nicely up until today and the gpu(GeForce 520GTX) driver worked just fine right out of the box in Unity and ...
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When using one monitor on top of another with different width, how to center the top one?

I'm trying to center the top monitor which is smaller then the bottom monitor. Normally it wouldn't be a great issue but since I am splitting those into "virtual" screens using nvidia options in ...
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How can I change panel font color to white and change background on Ubuntu 12.10 (unity)?

I've been looking for this on 12.10 version, but I just found for 11.10 tutorials. I use radiance theme, and used Ubuntu-tweak to make the panel less opacity, but the font is black and now its kind ...
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Youtube scope for unity dash

I just added the scope-youtube from the Lens for Unity ppa (atareao/lenses) along with the yavol needed lens to work with. I can open the yavol config tool to select browser/download/whatever, and the ...
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Preventing clickthrough when using raise on click

I'm running 12.04 with raise on click enabled. However, the click that raises the window is also passed through to the window itself, meaning a window that has no inert areas visible cannot be raised ...
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Bind Super + Numpad 4 [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to rebind Super + Num4 to "Put window on the left side of the screen" Based upon this question, I was able to setup my binding using the CompizConf Grid ...
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left-click on launcher icon does not start the application

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid lynx) to Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin) almost everything works fine, except launcher. For most icons, left-click on the icon in the launcher does not ...
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Unity Gone after reboot..Nvidia Issue

First off, I am aware similar issues have been posted by others. I have exhausted the options I have found within those topics that I have found, and none have helped. I have tried things ranging from ...
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Stopping the Launcher from appearing while dragging

When dragging and dropping anything, the Launcher will automatically appear. I'd prefer it to only appear if I pressed Super while dragging, or something similar. This question was asked in 2011, ...