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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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how to get the unity bar only hide when a window is maximize [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the launcher hide when dodge windows in 12.04 like in 11.10? How do I do this? in ubuntu 12.04 it never go away or when a window wasn't maximize it go way ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Slow window moving animation with an Nvidia G210M [closed]

Animation of moving windows in Ubuntu 11.10(Unity) on Nvidia G210M card with nvidia-current drivers becomes very slow and laggy from times to times. 11.04 and under had no problem. 11.10 + nouveau no ...
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How can I install the global menu package for Firefox Beta if I'm also using Firefox Stable? [closed]

I'm currently running the Firefox Beta channel. I installed it manually, and not through a PPA (so that I can also have Firefox Stable). However, the firefox-globalmenu package is only compatible with ...
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How do I get my launcher to stay in the unity menu [closed]

I want to have a button in my unity launcher that will run a few lines of code in terminal when I click on it. I have created a .sh file, made it executable, created a launcher for it, moved the ...
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Compiz stop working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset GNOME to the defaults? I'm on a laptop sony vaio, vng-nw330f with ubuntu 11.10. One day I used my computer normally, I shutdown and the other day when I ...
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Why can't I alt+tab to empathy? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and using Unity. I have a bunch of applications open, including Empathy. When I hit alt+tab I can switch between all of the applications, and the "show desktop" option, but ...
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How can Dash remember its settings between sessions? [closed]

I like when Dash displays full screen and shows every item without clicking “show 1 more result”. But it looks impossible to set it so it'll work like that after computer restart.
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How can I get my windows to remember the last window location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remember last window location I want to ask the same question for Ubuntu 11.10... how can I configure Ubuntu 11.10 to start all program windows at the last window ...
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Unity Dashboard does not search applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity not searching applications When i search for any application in the dashboard, it just returns files and folders matching my query. I have selected "Home" button ...
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How to make XFCE default for logging into Ubuntu other than Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? I want to use XFCE every time I use Ubuntu, but instead I have to log out and log back in choosing XFCE ...
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Asus eee PC R011PX (Unity) 3D support ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if my video card can run Unity? I want to know if there is any chance to get Unity 3d working wit my Netbook?. I tried the x-swat (Ubuntu-X) ppa but when i ...
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Why i can't see my recent documents and recent applications in unity? [closed]

In files and applications lenses don't displaying recent items. I've installed Ubuntu 64bit and restored backup from my earlier install (32bit version). Maybe I need to set permission to some files? ...
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How to reset the number of workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? For some reason my workspaces have disappeared. Looks like I only have 1, how could I reset my workspace ...
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Unity bar only shown in Desktop - Alt+Tab doesn't show anything [closed]

I've experienced something weird with Unity and that is that sometimes the Alt+Tab switcher stops showing (yes, only showing because I can still to blind switch between applications), and the left ...
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Mouse clicks freeze after few seconds or change windows [closed]

I am having some weird problems, I use a laptop with multitouch pad but when I connect my mouse the darn thing just freezes. Not the ordinary freeze...only clicks(left and right) but I can move freely ...
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How can I configure Alt+Tab and the launcher to only show apps in the current workspace?

I don't like that when I press Alt+Tab I see all open apps in all workspaces. How can I see in the Alt+Tab menu and in the launcher only the programs that I am using in that particular workspace? I ...