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Which command is issued when I choose “Shutdown…”?

I have noticed that some of my machines do not switch off (since the upgrade to Precise) when I choose "Shutdown..." from the menu in the upper right corner of Unity. If the system is powered down or ...
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Unity previews takes over 5 seconds to load

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and everyting works great, but it doesn't really load so fast. When I right click on an icon in the dash it takes 4-10seconds to load the Unity ...
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How to restore totally messed up graphic issues [closed]

some weeks ago, I tried to install nvidia drivers from their web-page. (lesson learned, it's a big mistake) Then I have ended up totally broken system. (In terms of graphics) Currently my unity has ...
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Unity Gone, have tried everything 12.04 [closed]

I have checked a few forums and tried much of the advice given, however nothing has worked so far. I dont know how it happened but when I boot up, I get the login screen to select user and once I ...
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How do I connect to a root VNC session?

I installed the Unity desktop and TightVNC using these directions. The window comes up in VNC, although because I'd started the VNC Server as root, I seem to be logged in as 'guest'. Please note that ...
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How can I remove indicator-session with 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don’t display user name in panel I would like to get rid of the indicator-session in Ubuntu 12.10. There is nothing in dconf editor to remove this icon on the top ...
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12.04 - Make Workspaces use the expose feature of compiz

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I just wanted to know if there's a possible way to use the "expose" feature found in CompizConfig Settings Manager as the "Workspaces" icon in the Unity Launcher? I know ...
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How to quickly open an application for the 2nd time via Dash?

When I want to open an application via Dash, I just hit Super, type the first letters, and hit Enter. For instance: Super, "drop", Enter to start Dropbox. However, if I want to start an application ...
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eclipse on ubuntu 12.10 get stuck frequently [closed]

I have ubuntu 12.10 ( 32Bit ). And I have installed: Eclipse Java EE IDE for Web Developers. Version: Juno Service Release 1 Build id: 20120920-0800 Which I downloaded from eclipse website. While ...
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Quickly access Auto-hide Option

When I use TeamViewer to access my laptop, I want the launcher to stay put (ie not autohide). But when I am at home I want the launcher to autohide. Is it possible to map the auto-hide option to a ...
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Shortcut Keys to Launch gVim

I am using Unity I added the shortcut to open gVim, using keyboard->Shortcuts->Custom shortcuts So now Ctrl+G opens gVim, I want to launch it in a way that the selected file is opened in gVim after ...
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Unity Launcher accordion effect does not work

How to activate Unity Launcher accordion effect? Actually luncher has scrolling effect. Thanks. Answer to the question: Log Out, In the "Log In" options select Ubuntu and not Ubuntu 2D (Ubuntu 2D ...
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After update 12.04 -> 12.10 all works fine, but launcher is missing permanently

Launcher is missing all the time. It is also missing in guest session. In the compiz config setting manager it is set to always show. What I tried: reinstalled nvidia drivers cleared all compiz and ...
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Is there a way to have translucent desktop icon label backgrounds in Unity?

This is my first post here, and I'm still new to Unity. I did a quick search and took a brief look at the suggested questions while posting this, and I can't seem to find an answer. I've been using ...
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How to install gnome 3 desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 as alternative but not removing Unity so that i can switch on demand? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME Shell? Is this is the best way to change Unity to Gnome 3, will it allow to login to Unity again? (i love Gnome 3 i ...
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broke during upgrade; what command do I use?

during the upgrade to 12:10 it froze and i had to reboot. What do I do to reset apt and reinstall the broken things?
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How do I get the Preferences option in Totem 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 12.10 with the GNOME 3 PPA (ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3). This has updated Totem to version 3.6.2. Since GNOME 3.6 has introduced its own global menus, I cannot find the ...
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Compiz/Unity doesn't start at login

Out of a sudden after I logging in to the 'Ubuntu' session Unity or maybe Compiz doesn't start anymore (actually I'm not sure wether it is Compiz or Unity). I can start Unity manually with setsid ...
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12.04 'Precise Pangolin' disfunctional after upgrade from 10.04 'Lucid Lynx'

Hello all and thank you for your time reviewing my problem. I have used 10.04 (Which I believe to be a LTS?) Lucid Lynx with the unity desktop on my Lenovo S10-3 netbook for a couple of years now and ...
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Ubuntu boot problem/unity failure

So here I am sitting in a big pile of muck...over the last 2 days things have just been going from bad to worse with version of Ubuntu 12.10. So 2 days ago I was fiddling around with kismet and ...
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How can I get more info in the dash?

When searching for the phrase 'invoices' in the Ubuntu dash, I get a few different folders that all relate to different projects. However, there is no way of seeing which is which, as I cannot see the ...
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Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application

In unity, if I click an icon in the launcher with multiple windows open it doesn't show me all open windows for that application. However, this works in unity2d. I known there have a same question ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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Is there somewhere to voice an opinion on the default maximise, minimise, close button location [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should people give feedback on Ubuntu? I've been looking for somewhere to give proper feedback on the UI, specifically the side of the window the maximize, ...
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just dash, activate just dash

Is it possible to activate only dash without whole launcher? Generally, am need command to launch unity 2d dash and make launcher. Is this possible? And is it possible to install unity 2d in 12.10?
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Gmail Web App doesn't show the number of unread emails

I install gmail Web App. A Gmail icon appears in the unity bar, but it doesn't show unread emails. What should I do to show number of unread emails?
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Kde not removed?

I have been used ubuntu 12.04 whit KDE, before I upgraded to 12.10 i removed KDE. Now some programs, icons and buttons still have the KDE skin while i'm using UNITY? How can i fix this? PS: i know ...
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Category list for the Unity Launcher

I've looked the official docs UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles and I can't seem to find a list of categories that the Launcher supports anywhere. Is there such a compiled list somewhere so I can quickly ...
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No lock screen when the right click menu is open

I just found that the lock screen on my laptop does not show up when the right click menu is open. I discovered this when I pressed the right click button accidentally while closing the lid and the ...
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unity webapps problem (12.04)

Hello all :) new ubuntu user here. I yesterday installed the unity webapps preview on my laptop. Actually it did not work, because of some dependency issues with a xul-firefox extension or something. ...
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Why can't I see scrollbars arrows in some windows?

I'm running Unity on Ubuntu 12.10, with overlay scrollbars set to false (this behaviour occurs even with overlay scrollbars purged, so this answer can't help). As the question's title suggests, some ...
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Unity problems after changing graphic card drivers

The fan of my graphic card is very loud. I tried to install additional drivers for it. After rebooting my PC - to apply changes - unity won't show... If I change the driver back to default unity shows ...
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Unity Icon for a bash ran program

So I downloaded the .tar.gz for eclipse, extracted and set it up. I created a .desktop file so I could dock it in unity. I then want to be able to have a bash script open the program from the ...
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How can I globally disable Firefox's webapp prompts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a website from Ubuntu’s web applications? How do I disable unity webapps notifications from popping up everytime I visit a supported webpage? I don't ...
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Give different name to application shortcut than its Name tag

Is there a way to create an application shortcut that executes a script and appears in Unity dock under a different name? I ask this since I have a script that launches several related apps (in this ...
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12.10 Unity is Gone After Update [closed]

I just did some routine updates through the Update Manager, and upon the requested reboot, both the unity panel and bar are gone. Desktop notifications are still there, though the rendering seems ...
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12.04 LTS: unity --reset hangs [closed]

Nearly each time I reboot my machine, the system panel and integrated app menus fail to load. At a terminal, when issuing 'unity --reset', I get the following errors: ... Initializing widget ...
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Laptop monitor is cut off when using an external display (12.04 + Unity)

UPDATE: Bug is described HERE. The "problem" still allows functionality. I have 12.04 on a T61 Thinkpad. The indicator/menu bar is rendered correctly on both screens and everything with unity/dash is ...
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(Easy Question) Start X and Unity from Console [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? A lot of questions without response. This thread is like this two: Start X and Unity from the console ...
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Appearance dialog doesn't work in 12.04 Unity

When I open Settings - Appearance, there are two problems: I selected color (non-wallpaper) background, and is shown as current background. However, the desktop background does not change. There is ...
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GeForce 670M on 12.10 - Compiz Glitching [closed]

I've just done a fresh install on a new laptop that has a 670M. Ubuntu defaults to using Nouveau however there's a fair amount of corruption on certain visual elements. For reference, Windows 7 ...
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Opening a Gtk.Window that covers Launcher and Panel

I am trying to create a GtkWindow that would be on top of all the windows. This includes Unity's Launcher and Panel. I am working on Kazam screen recorder and one of the options of the program is ...
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How do I make music and videos from an external hard drive show up on the lens filters?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Unity. I keep all my music and movies on an external hdd and I was wondering if there was a way to make the media on the hdd show up on the dash and its lens filters.
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Is gnome 3 is slow or my machine?

I have Dell XPS 15 i7 - 2360 with nvidia 525M (1GB) with optimus running Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit and have bumblebee installed for optimus. Recently I installed Gnome Shell to give it a try and found it ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 upowerd crash [closed]

My recently-upgraded Lenovo Thinkpad T420 is running Ubuntu 12.10 mostly fine. However, I've noticed that on wake from sleep, the gnome-power-manager applet that shows battery status fails to update. ...
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Is it possible to remove the launcher entirely, but keep the dash functionality, of Unity in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? I have read on this post that it is possible to completely remove the launcher from Unity while retaining other features. How can ...
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Unity doesn't work on Nvidia ION [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus 1201N and Unity refuses to work after installing the nvidia binary drivers. It works fine on the default, but those are no where good enough when it comes to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 transparent window title bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I adjust the transparency of the top panel? I would like to set transparency to window title bar in Ubuntu 12.10. I used settings in gconf-editor->apps->gwd and ...
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Unity randomly fails to start [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal on a machine that is more than powerful enough to support unity. First off, my setup: GUI boot is disabled. I boot into tty after which I use sudo lightdm to get ...
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Restoring webapps after trashing them in unity

To remove a webapp for a website I took his icon from the unity launcher to the trash icon. Now I want to restore the same webapp: how should I do it? Note: sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...