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Ubuntu 12.04 separate x screen Nvidia black dashboard and window decoration

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Grafic Card: Nvidia GTX 9800+ First Monitor: View Sonic 1920x1080 Second Monitor: Samsung 1280x1024 In NVidia X Server Settings set "Separate X screen" with enable Xinerama Everything ...
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Compiz - green transparent textures?

Unity dash, launcher and notifications goes green after a short moment after login. That happened here: I use the fglrx driver on my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series graphics card. Does anybody ...
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Unity Dash Button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? When I follow the instructions in the link above (yeah I know for ...
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How can I rearrange the icons in Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an easy way to rearrange or move the icons in the Unity launcher? Given that I have no choice to move the launcher from the left of the screen. How do I change ...
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Drag and Drop Files in Unity with 3 Monitors

I have been experiencing an odd phenomenon in Ubuntu Unity (2D and 3D) with 11.04/11.10 and 12.04. I have three monitors running on nVidia gpus (in Ubuntu 12.04, this configured itself with the ...
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12.04 system always freezes [closed]

Bueno, quisiera decirles que tengo varios problemas con Ubuntu 12.04, se me quedaba congelado todo excepto el mouse, si reproducía música esta se seguía escuchando pero la imagen seguía así mismo, ...
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How to disable Alt + `?

I can't find this shortcut, please help.
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ubuntu crash problem

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. I accidently removed libpng from the system and after that I'm not able to get to my desktop. Everytime I restart the system, after Ubuntu logo all is the login screen and ...
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My default home lens changed after upgrading. Is that normal?

After I upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10, my Home Lens (the default lens when you press super key) seems broken. It no long shows default six big icons that were there previously in 11.10, but instead ...
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Alt-tab behavior

Couple of ALT+Tab issues (Ubuntu 12.04): Currently ALT+Tab only switches between windows in the current workplace. How do I expend it to all ? The icons when switching are tiny. Any way to make them ...
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Is there a fast way to show your desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I need to see content on my desktop or a folder just pressing an icon or a couple of keys. How i do this on unity?
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How to disable Unity style notification when using Gnome Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I just install gnome shell for my Ubuntu 12.04, when I try to use Empathy, the ...
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xorg.conf and Unity3D?

For some reason, I cannot seem to use Unity3D with the following xorg.conf file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" ...
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Display sub-directories in Video Lens

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 to try out. I'm really liking the Unity Dash for easily opening content (HTPC in mind). I decided to see how it works and I dumped a folder full of ...
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Disable automatic unity launching?

Okay my main question here, is how do I disable the auto-matic unity launch at boot, or "boot into Ctrl-Alt-F1-6 screen" I find myself booting into that fairly quickly and then a few seconds later it ...
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Can you choose not to use Unity on install? [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu since version 9 and found it very friendly and wonderful to work with. Is there a way to choose Gnome-classic or other desktops on install?
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Search for videos outside “My Videos” folder using Video lens

My remote scope for the video lens has the following: YouTube Movies TED Talks ??some chinese characters?? Encuentro RTVE 3sat Mediathek YouTube Education VODO SCI-FI London YouTube Shows Vimeo Bing ...
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If I install any dekstop environment (like XFCE) alongside Unity can it affect Unity?

I want to be sure whether it going to break something like my default Unity desktop or not. I once tried KDE on Ubuntu and it broke the whole theme. I had to reinstall Ubuntu that time. I dont want ...
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How can I reload the Unity to show changes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart Unity When I make changes to elements in Unity's launcher and the search-layer, like the icons, the changes are not reflected immediately. How can I ...
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Featureless Desktop on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I'm pretty unfamiliar with Linux, and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04. The install seems to have gone smoothly and ...
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Is there a way to automatically reorganize desktop icons?

Gnome has "Keep Aligned", Windows "Rearrange Automatically"; can't find it in Unity. Is it perhaps because we're not intended to have icons in the desktop?
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Set terminal title to taskbar?

When I use vim to edit some file, I have the set title command in my .vimrc. So it changes the title of the terminal. But this changed/new title is not reflected on taskbar. Is there any way to do ...
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Why does unity make it hard to rearange an icon in the launcher? [closed]

I recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu, and I noticed that when you try to click on an icon in the launcher, unless you wait for one second or drag the icon to the right, you will not be ...
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Unity does not start automatically, have to start it manually

After upgrading to 12.04 the system starts up normally, and shows me the login screen. After I log in, unity does not seem to start up and shows me a small XTerm window. I start unity manually from ...
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Holding Super Key doesn't show Unity shortcuts

As the title states, when I hold the Super key Unity shortcuts list doesn't appear. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install). I can see the dock that shows up with numbers on icons to launch ...
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How can I remove and re-install Unity?

Unity is misbehaving after installing GLX Dock - HUD does not open with GLX Dock turned off and there are ugly shadows in the panel, three control buttons (close, minimise, maximise) and "Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu logs automatically into Unity-2D mode

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. The computer is an Acer Aspire 5732Z and I have 2 problems: When I log onto Ubuntu (in 3D mode) it begins in 2D mode. I cannot change the screen resolution. ...
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How do I add Eclipse to the launcher? [duplicate]

I'm using the following eclipse.desktop file [1] on the Unity dock but I keep seeing the following error [2] in the ".xsession-errors" file everytime I click the Eclipse icon. Are there any ideas why ...
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Switch from Ubuntu 2D to Ubuntu

While loging in I chosed "Ubuntu" but when launch My Unity receive message "Ubuntu running in 2D mode..." and some options in compizConfig are disabled. I am instaled ati radeon proprietary driver and ...
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Unity dash launcher icons get lost [closed]

I don't know why this happens to some applications, but some launchers I added by drag and drop to the left bar are suddendly lost at next login. Did anybody watch this too and how can I solve it?
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Difference between Unity and 2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? I can't tell the difference between 2D and Unity(3D?) when I log in with the trial LiveCD. How can I tell which one I am using and if I am ...
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Terminal does not appear in launcher

Whenever I open a terminal in Ubuntu, it does not appear in the launcher, as depicted in the following screenshot. It doesn't even show up when I press Alt+Tab! Is this a bug? Is there a known ...
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Launcher feature “dodge windows” is no longer available in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? Previously, the launcher will be autohide when we maximize the window of any applications and will remain ...
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create new new launcher icon in unity in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How to create new launcher icon in Unity? For example , i wrote a bash script, and i want add to Unity ...
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How to get the launcher in 12.04 to “dodge windows” like it does in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? I want the 12.04 launcher to act like it did in 11.10, Where it would only hide if it was being dodge by ...
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How can I see connection information like KDE does?

Is there a way I can see download/upload speeds, downloaded/uploaded size, etc. information as KDE network manager shows? I am using 12.04, with Unity and I don't want to install any other software ...
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How to modify the default position of desktop icons

Is it possible to modify the default desktop icons position so that icons move a little bit to right. If yes, how? As far as I know, there is no tweak for that in Nautilus. When I click "Organize ...
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“Recent Files” entries via command line apps?

I process lots of files via the command line, e.g. using my own shell or python scripts. Is there an easy way to add the files that I manipulate to the Unity "recent files" list so I can then easily ...
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12.04, multi screen - Dialogs opening on the wrong screen

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with a second screen. The laptop screen is where I do most of the work and the second screen is mostly for displaying documentation and things like that. That's why it's very ...
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Unity on Both Screens with Dual Monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Duplicate Second Unity Launcher on Dual Screen After going to 12.04 the unity launcher now appears on both of my screens. I have screens configured as one large ...
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Should I use 10.04 or 12.04?

I heard a lot of things about power regression in Linux Kernel. After releasing 12.04 LTS, most of the issues have been cleared but not all. There is an article on Ubuntu which says "Its a mixed ...
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Why can't I switch between open windows in 12.04?

I recently did a clean install of 12.04 (Ubuntu flavour) onto various PCs and not a single one is capable of switching between a program's open windows in Unity the way you could in 11.10 (by double ...
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Nvidia xorg.conf options for better performances in Unity 3d

I am on precise, unity works fine but I would like to improve the performances of the system. The dash, for example, is slow and has an high cpu usage. Compiz in general uses 3-4% of cpu, and this is ...
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How to show the Alt-Tab popup on All Monitors?

By default, it seems that the Alt-Tab popup for switching between applications shows on whichever monitor contains the active window. Is there anyway to duplicate the alt-tab popup on both monitors ...
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tightvncserver on ubuntu 12.04 server with ubuntu-desktop installed no unity

The tight vnc server is running but unity does not get loaded. I changed the xstartup to: unset SESSION_MANAGER . /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup [ ...
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Low resolution icons in the application switcher

I'm on Precise 12.04 with Unity as Shell. With simple Application Switcher enabled in CCSM, all icons are showing in low resolution. Is there a way to fix this?
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Can't change the Dash Color

I try to change the Dash color from CCSM or MyUnity but I after I choose a color it changes to the default by it self in 2-3 seconds. using unity 5.12.0
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Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) ultra laggy Unity-3d with 295.33 and 295.40 drivers on pre G80 series nvidia quadro 3450 card: Guest session seems un-affected

Before someone marks this question as duplicate : I have tried the common fix for this problem by installing the 295.33 series driver as suggested elsewhere. I have also removed my compiz-1 settings ...
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How to set Iron as default web browser in Unity2D?

I use Iron as my default browser, but in Unity i did not found the place, where i could set it as default for my user. In System settings is Preferred Applications, but in list of web browsers is just ...
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Super + w shows windows from current workspace only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do super w show open apps of all workspaces? After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 pressing Super + w shows the windows from the current workspace only and not from ...