For questions regarding the Unity desktop environment, including configuring Unity and using it.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
1answer
495 views

Mac-like search bar in task bar

I like the Unity Dash and all, but it can take a while to load (older computer with 1GB RAM). So I was wondering if it would be possible to create a program in Python that puts a search bar (like on ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Unable to see desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am unable to see any Desktop in ubuntu. When I turn on computer, it just shows a black screen, no wallpaper. However, if I open a program say chrome and try switching to Desktop with Alt + Tab, I ...
1
vote
1answer
264 views

AMD proprietary drivers can only use 2 monitors (ubuntu 13.04)

I have 4 monitors I'm trying to set up in Unity with 2 GPU's (2x AMD HD7970's). Originally I had 2 monitors on each card and tried to set it up that way, but I kept getting the White Screen of Death ...
1
vote
1answer
386 views

Low Graphics Mode error on 13.04

Background I have a dell inspiron 15r se. Step by step, I wanted to upgrade the system from 11.10 to 13.04. Up to 12.10 everything was alright, it was working very well, Problem When i did sudo ...
1
vote
0answers
344 views

VNC Unity Side/Top Bars missing

While I know related questions have been asked before, I have not found a satisfactory answer, especially not for versions of Unity >= 13.04. When logging in remotely through VNC, Unity side/top bar ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Unity quicklists make the pointer busy in my application

Lets say that i have an argument in my application (for example appname --something) that doesn't show the gui of the program, instead it does something in the background and closes after it finishes. ...
1
vote
1answer
845 views

Unity does not show the Application Menu

Yesterday, I closed the lid of my laptop and it suspended, but today, when open it up, Unity does not show the application menu. However, when I open the new application, the application menu is still ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

Arduino IDE Hud Menu

Arduino IDEs like Eclipse IDE have no a natural integration with Ubuntu HUD menu, but on eclipse i found here and here good tutorials to fix and it works perfectly. You can see some examples below. ...
1
vote
0answers
274 views

Ubuntu 13.04 and issues with gnome shell 3.8

Please suggest a very safe way to upgrade gnome to version 3.8.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64. I used gnome3 ppa, both stable and staging, did sudo update and sudo dist-upgrade, but finally found my Unity ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Can I change the contents of the SOUND icon in the tray?

I installed a number of music players to try them out. I noticed that several of them appear in the drop down menu when I click the sound icon in the tray. I would like to change which programs show ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

Ubuntu being… not too fast?

Yeah I know there is enough of similar questions already - why ubuntu is slow and blah blah. But, seriously. I have pretty ok-ish specs - desktop PC with Intel i3 and 4 GB ram. When I'm on Windows I ...
1
vote
0answers
93 views

Ubuntu 13.04 unity desktop not displaying once expanded across multiple displays and terminal is not working

It took a while for me to even find out how to spread my desktop across all 4 of my displays. I also managed to activate the ability to drag windows between desktops as well. Now only my login ...
1
vote
0answers
372 views

13.04 cssm tweak broke compiz and unity: How to recover [closed]

I was trying to setup my desktop with the right 270 pixels reserved for conky as mentioned here When I was tweaking the General Settings in cssm Unity reset itself and stopped responding to mouse ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

PC does not restart after last kernel update

I was using ubuntu 12.04 perfectly im my desktop until last kernel update (3.2.0-51). After the update proccess and reboot the system, the unity inteface didn' t start. The only way to login in the ...
1
vote
0answers
542 views

Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

12.04- Help? Unlocking Computer

I uninstalled Cinnamon because I felt more comfortable with unity and when I close my lid, it goes into suspend ready for me to do my password to unlock the computer, now that cinnamon is gone, I get ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

Wrong unity launcher icon get focused when using different versions of Eclipse

I installed Eclipse 3.8 via Software Center. (This will pin the Eclipse icon to launcher) Then I followed steps described here to install Eclipse 4.3 I also followed instructions here to create a ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Don't show a running application in the launcher (PyQt4) [duplicate]

I write an application that has an icon in the upper right corner in the notification area, so there is no need to put its icon in the launcher. But it is automatically put there. How do I disable ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Google Chrome themes are not transparent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Google Chrome version 28.0.1500.71 (the latest as of this writing). There are a lot of themes with transparency in the Chrome Web Store, but they never work on my ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Installing ubuntu 13.04 on VMWARE

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 on a virtual machine using vmware v7.0 the problem is that the display is very slow and after investigation I found that 3d unity is not supported. is there a way to ...
1
vote
0answers
4k views

USB devices do not appear in desktop or launcher (not automounted)

After a recent upgrade, the USB devices are not appearing in desktop or launcher. When plugged in, devices power up. lsusb shows this output, <truncated> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 174c:5106 ...
1
vote
0answers
143 views

Problems integrating unity login with Active Directory

I'm using winbind to authenticate against Active Directory. I've followed the example here: ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

Where is the web app API documentation?

The API reference for Unity Web Apps seems to have disappeared. There's a link from http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/platform/api/12-10/ to "Web developer documentation", but it's broken. Does ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

Any way to make Unity completely 2D or get Unity 2D back in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm a big fan of the Unity desktop and i'd like to use it under Ubuntu 13.04. However my Linux systems are low end and old so I can't run it. I know there may have been many forums and questions ...
1
vote
0answers
320 views

How to make open programs in Unity launcher appear at the top of the list

I have lots of program launchers in Unity, using the whole height of the screen on the left side (as by default). If I open a program, which is NOT in the launcher, its icon will be located at the ...
1
vote
1answer
147 views

ccsm/window rules/size rules: can window be maximized vertically?

I'd like to place any new emacs windows maximized vertically on the left half of the screen. The window rules plugin of Compiz aims to solve these kind of problems, but I don't see an option to do ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Restored systray sometimes disappears from screen [closed]

I use Unity with restored systray from timekiller repository. I had no problems with it until there was an update in proposed repository. I realized my mistake and downgraded it because it was really ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Why is my Unity missing after installing proprietary driver? [duplicate]

After installing the proprietary driver for my A10-5800k APU from the AMD website, Unity disappeared. To make things worse, I cannot input any key commands into the terminal (Can only copy/paste, but ...
1
vote
0answers
160 views

Unity WebApps installation Failure for Chromium

I am running Kubuntu 13.04 on an HP Pavillion Elite HPE 240f with a 64 bit AMD64 processor. It is a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 Preview. I use Chromium as my default browser in Linux. On ...
1
vote
0answers
468 views

Google Chrome won't maximize when I drag it to the top edge

When I first start Google Chrome, I cannot maximize the window by dragging it to the top edge of my screen. The orange box showing me that the window should be maximized will come up, but when I ...
1
vote
1answer
384 views

Is a keyring necessary for programs to store passwords? [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 earlier and was trying it out. At least I know you can surf all installed applications with the dash home if you click the icons at the bottom, you're not forced to ...
1
vote
1answer
957 views

Creating Shortcut for Feed the Beast/Minecraft

First off, I am very new to Ubuntu, and have installed 13.04 as my sole OS to force myself to try and learn a bit. However, I have run into an issue creating a Unity shortcut. I have tried to create ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

Compiled programs in 13.04 missing icons in launch bar (defaults to question mark)

I use a custom compiled version of Wine and Minitube (no actual source changed, just compiled instead of installed from software centre), however for some reason their icons show up as grey question ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

Where is the user's profile picture stored in Unity?

I'd like to be able to easily replace that picture without using the user interface, by simply copy/pasting it somewhere. So I'd like to know where it is. On a side note, I'm not 100% sure this is ...
1
vote
0answers
342 views

Screen rendering problems in Unity and Gnome 3 (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit)

A friend who runs Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, experienced screen rendering problems after an update. Symptoms include: a) In Unity (3D), opening an application window in Desktop 1 opens it in Desktop 2. ...
1
vote
0answers
166 views

Matlab's icon instead of Android studio's icon is shown for android studio's project in Unity side panel

I'm have installed Matlab and Android Studio on Ubuntu 12.04.2. When I open Android project in Studio, Matlab's icon is shown for opened project instead of Android studio's icon in Unity side panel ...
1
vote
1answer
186 views

Version 12.04 and Unity upgrade

When Unity updates, is it possible to install it to 12.04? I've seen some howto's on this, but they don't seem to work for me. For instance, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-team/ppa doesn't seem to ...
1
vote
0answers
118 views

how do I make alt-tab visually simpler?

Iḿ running ubuntu 13.04. I alt-tab between windows. I cannot tell which application will be switched to when I look at the screen. There is too much eye candy, too many glowing shiny bits and the ...
1
vote
0answers
262 views

Unity not working after Ubuntu 13.04 update

So I had recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on a small home server, and after the most recent update check (July 5, 2013 is when I ran it) my machine will not load Unity and usually crashes ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Using a different desktop wallpaper from my lockscreen on gnome 3.8, Ubuntu-tweak no longoer loading on ubuntu 13.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I basically know nothing about it and friend convinced me to switch to the OS. Everything was going fine and I had managed to make my PC look like mac but I just ran into a ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

QML button colors not working

I have followed the steps in here, and the app runs, but I am running into a little problem. The buttons for input and output are nigh invisible, as they use the same grey background color as the ...
1
vote
0answers
387 views

Help - Compiz fails, no unity, Blank desktop after 13.04 upgrade [duplicate]

I was having Ubuntu 12.10 and then decided to upgrade to 13.10 using Software Updater. After upgrading, desktop is blank .i.e the unity taskbar, unity bar, etc.. is not showing up.... I installed ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Windows 7 Virtualbox guest in seamless mode has bottom clipped off in Ubuntu 13.04

I realise that this is a duplicate of this post but I was unable to comment on that one. I am able to replicate this issue on a fresh install of 13.04 I have tried installing the prop nvidia ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

From where I'm getting programs in Unity launcher?

When I press Ubuntu button (former Windows button) on my keyboard and start typing application name I want to launch, I see there 2 instances of the same programm (in my case it's PyCharm IDE). I have ...
1
vote
0answers
158 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
190 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
49 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...