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How can I restart unity after I resume from suspend?

This may sound like a stupid idea but I like to have a transparent top-panel which can be configured in Compiz Config Settings Manager, but when I resume from a suspend it's no longer transparent and ...
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How to debug Unity? (It works from live CD, but it doesn't work after update…)

I've tested Ubuntu 12.04 from live usb before executing the automagic update (from 11.10 to 12.04) and everything was fine. Then, after updating, I couldn't even get Unity 2D to work. I've installed ...
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Can not get passed the login screen

I have the same issue as others (see Login returns to login screen [closed]). When I arrived at the login screen, I enter my password, the screen goes black for one second, displaying some text, and ...
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Unity shows through games

Some native games work fine, but some don't. Mostly it happens with wine games. I play a lot of adventure games and I try to play ags games a good amount because there are a lot of them and they work ...
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Does the HUD work in Lubuntu?

I have a Lubuntu install, and have noticed that the HUD that goes along with something called Unity does not appear when I tap alt. I learned about the HUD from the notes about the most recent Ubuntu ...
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How can I change the size of the Dash font?

I've just installed and configured Ubuntu 12.04 on my machine. I've changed all font sizes, with the myunity tool, and they're now all set to the Ubuntu font size 9. However, I can't find anywhere in ...
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What to do against game performance drop in 12.04 when using unity (3D)?

I experience a huge drop in game performance since my fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 My PC consists of an Nvidia Geforce GTX 460, AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and 4GB of RAM and I use nvidias proprietary ...
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unity components debugging

Following up on my question here, I would like to ask about best-practices for debugging additions to the unity components. Integrating apps into unity requires many components: service files, ...
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Menus disappear on changing compiz settings

I installed compizconfig on ubuntu 12.04, and was changing the desktop effects, suddenly all menus disappeared, I can't even open terminal. I restarted several times. When I tried Ctrl+Alt+F2, logged ...
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Different background or wallpaper per workspace Ubuntu 12.04

I am using ubuntu 12.04 with unity 2d. I want to change the wallpaper per workspace, i came across few gconf editor related tutorials but is it possible in any other way? Does unity have it built in ...
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I cannot revert completely to gnome-classic menus in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstate System Menu after reverting to Gnome Classic? After installing the packages to be able to login to the gnome-classic desktop I only have the menus: ...
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Unity 3d not available on Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI Radeon 4570 card

I have a Dell Studio 1555 with ATI Radeon HD 4570 card in it. Upon running Unity Support Test, it says Unity 3D is not supported. shantanu@GreenHead:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL ...
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How to add checkbox or radio buttons to a Unity quicklist?

I have been searching how to make that happen but i can't find it anywhere. I even guessed how to enable/disable the quicklist item, so as how to add function invoked after the item is clicked, but ...
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Is a brightness control widget available?

Is it possible to place a slider or some other GUI component on the desktop / Notification Panel on Ubuntu 12.04 to control the screen brightness? It's a little annoying to constantly have to go to ...
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How can I start all applications maximised? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure my system so that all windows start maximized? Is it possible to start any and all applications maximised?
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How to change Unity's default login screen to allow users to type in their logins and passwords?

Installed Pangolin 12.04 X64 I would like to change the login screen. The default screen let's you choose the user by scrolling which can be a nightmare if you have a lot of users. I just want the ...
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How to change the color tone of the Ambiance theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the “Selected Items” color? I am using 12.04. I found a video where the primary colour of the Unity interface is light blue rather than ...
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How to launch different firefox profiles via the keyboard using Unity

I'm a heavy user of firefox profiles - a general one, work and one just for facebook so facebook doesn't know where I'm browsing. I have customised my firefox launcher icon to give me access to ...
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How do I make the menu bar opaque when invoking the Dash?

This is an experiment with Unity. Everybody tried to make top panel in Unity transparent. I don't. I want to make top panel always opaque, even when the Dash is open. Is it possible? Or are the Dash ...
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Unity launcher Removal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? How can I remove the unity launcher in 12.04 completely or at least hide it? I have tried to Uninstall it ...
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How do I hide indicators in Unity panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide items in Unity's top panel? Say I don't want to have the message indicator in top panel. How do I hide it?
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Lenses don't show up in the Dash

I have Ubuntu 11.10 (Oct, 2011). I never use Unity-2d. I downloaded various Lenses from the Software Center. Then I restarted the system. But I don't see any differences! What do I have to do?
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Unity will not boot 12.04

I switched to GDM and restarted. No problem. Waited several days and my system is working well, except for a minor bug in Gnome 3.4. I install Ubuntu Tweak and make a few tweaks. Reboot and all is ...
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How to get the Dash and HUD to appear. (and stop Unity spewing error messages.) [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my wifes Dell Inspiron 1501, which uses an R300 ATI graphics chip. Neither the Dash or HUD appear when pushing the appropriate key. When I try unity --reset & in ...
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GnuCash not showing up in launcher? [closed]

Since yesterday (8th May 2012) I don't know what has changed - several unity updates come through but now whenever I open gnuCash it doesn't show in the unity launcher bar when it's open and I can't ...
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How to change Ubuntu 12.04 Unity volume notification?

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and when I change the volume, I get a different volume indicator than the stock 12.04 notification. Based on what I've found searching through google, it is the gnome ...
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Do Compiz in 12.04 support preview of minimized windows?

I keep on getting previews only for active windows but I've been told that newer versions of Compiz support preview of minimized windows too. Who's right? And does the option "Keep previews of ...
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Why is Unity 2D being discontinued?

As reported by Phoronix, the news from UDS appears to be that development on Unity 2D will stop, with the focus being on a single, unified implementation. Obviously maintaining two codebases to do ...
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How can I use multitouch apps in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a lenovo X220 tablet and I want to get a feel of what multitouch applications/games are available. I installed anything mentioning multitouch from the repository, for ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - can't get ubuntu one / update-manager to use system proxy settings

I set the network proxy as per the system settings GUI but this is not picked up by ubuntu one or update-manager - I just get failed to update repository information. Even apt doesn't work. I then ...
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If I am on workspace 1, is there a way to hide the unity buttons from running programs on workspace 2 from showing up on workspace 1?

I'm making a keyboard shortcut to go from the porn-workspace I'm using back to Workspace 1 in a pinch, but it does me no good if unity toolbar is full of "Image Viewer" and porn sites or movie player. ...
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restart the computer all menus are disappeared

I had setup compiz and advanced desktop effect sitting then i change the effects and enable cube.when I restart the computer all menus are disappeared.how can I fix this problem?
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Trackpad Buttons on 2012 Samsung Series 9 Not Working Properly, appears to double click and doesn't have right click

These buttons work fine in Windows, but not in Ubuntu 12.04. The buttons are part of the trackpad itself so I figure that's what's causing the problems, but is there any way to get Ubuntu to support ...
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Which release should I install, given my system specs?

I'm new to Ubuntu and am trying to run something better than 10.04. I have a Toshiba with the following: 1gb ram 1.86ghz processor ATI mobility radeon 600x. I was wondering which version I should use ...
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How to recover from an upgrade failure?

Today I foolishly gave in to upgrade requests to 12.04 from 11.10 and now Im having a lot of issues with the unity interface where the previous version worked seamlessly. After boot the following ...
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Configuring unity for individual workspaces

Is there a way to make visible only the launchers on the current workspace in unity? Truthfully, would just like to keep separate programs on separate workspaces, I'm making "panic button"
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How to show hidden menu items in the menu bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? In Unity, the menu bar for most applications appears on the top panel, on mouse-over. Additionally, one ...
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Unity 2d loading instead of Unity 3d at login

My problem is that after choosing Unity 3d at login the Unity 2d loads, Even though my graphics drivers seems to be working fine. Unity 3d is possible to load by following commands: ps aux | grep -i ...
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How do I turn off Hold Super for shortcut list?

I like to map changing desktops to Super + Arrow keys, but in the newest version of Unity it seems to show up a keyboard shortcut list, even after I start clicking the arrow keys. Is there any way to ...
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upgraded “Compiz' and ”Unity", now no Unity 3D on screen

Today when I logged in to my Ubuntu 12.04, the update manager told me of some upgrades. Compiz and Unity were in those upgrades. After I installed the upgrades, I can no longer get the Unity panel ...
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Cannot login via Unity login screen after upgrade to 12.04

Logging in via the shell accessed through Ctrl+Alt-F1 and logging in as guest via the graphical user interface work 0O When I try to log into my standard user account via the graphical interface, the ...
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How to play a full album starting from unity music lens? [closed]

if I search form music in my Unity music lens I get as results single tracks (which get played by rhythmbox if I click on them) and albums which don't get played if I click on them. How can I fix ...
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How do I unbind Ctrl-Alt-T?

After I've upgraded to 12.04, I cannot unbind Ctrl-Alt-T from launching gnome-terminal anymore. I've tried disabling it completely and assigning it to another shortcut in [System Settings -> Keyboard] ...
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How to move a starter from the Launcher to the “System Settings” window?

I just installed the application Computer Janitor. The icon is now accessible in the Unity Launcher. Personally I think that the Unity toolbar is great for "normal" applications, but for system ...
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Tweaking Remote Control (In-Kernel LIRC)

I've recently rebuilt my MythTV box using Mythbuntu 12.04, to take advantage of newer hardware (Ivy Bridge). On my previous build I used lirc to manage the remote, i.e. the mapping of key codes -> ...
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how to add sources in video lenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write a simple scope for a Unity lens? Im pretty new to ubuntu and was attracted to the idea on 12.04 of the video lenses where to searches BBC iPlayer etc for ...
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Compiz>ubuntu unity plugin> workspace switcher

I'm using desktop switcher from the ubuntu unity plugin and easystroke to get the macbook pro feel with switching workspaces. Everytime I use it to switch right or left a little animation like thing ...
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Trash Bin in Unity launcher shows full even when empty

I'm having a weird problem where my Trash Bin in Unity launcher is showing full when its not. Usually it wouldn't bother me but its been happening so often lately its getting annoying. Any assistance ...
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The battery indicator in Unity panel not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Well after being completely dazzled with the amount of free content in the Software Centre, I decided to go deeper and start messing with settings. Well after ...
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How do I change the Unity icon color background?

Basically I want to change the light grey background of rhthmbox unity icon by a light green one or another color. Well the idea is to find a tweak to operate for each app background light color. ...