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Launcher sometimes doesn't show with the mouse

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Unity and I am getting more and more convinced by the concept of unity. My launcher is set to hide when covered by a window and to show up when the mouse pointer hid the left. ...
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Can't enable 3rd monitor after installing ATI proprietary drivers

So, after hearing how Ubuntu 11.10 was supposed to have improved support for multiple monitors, I had to re-install again and give it a try. I always found Ubuntu gets more done faster related to ...
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How can I make the Rox filer show up in Gnome Do or the Unity Dash?

I have installed Rox filer on my Ubuntu 11.10 system, but when I open the dash and type rox-filer, it does not show up. Also, when I open Gnome Do, it does not show up until I type the whole name ...
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gnome3 and unity bug in 11.10 [closed]

Yes I am new to Linux but am learning stuff daily as I finally migrated my work systems to Ubuntu 11.10 and they works pretty decent given the fact that some of the application I have to use to do my ...
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How do I get Catalyst 11.10 with ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5470 working on an HP DV7?

I have a HP DV7 with a HD 5470 512M card. Installation of the Catalyst 11.10 is repeatedly failing on a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. Catalyst 11.8 proprietary drivers were working well with Ubuntu ...
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CompizConfig caused Unity to change

After I installed CompizConfig and just clicked on an option (I don't remember witch), the launcher bar disappeared completly and also the things in the upper-right corner aren't there anymore. I ...
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How do I get the system menus to stay open on click?

This is new since upgrade to 11.10, now when I click the system menus for notification icons, logged in user, etc on the top right, they don't stay open, they just close immediately. Application ...
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Why did my fullscreen graphical performance decrease with Unity 3D?

I updated to 11.10 and Urban Terror now seems very laggy in fullscreen mode when I'm using Unity 3D (Sync to VBlank is disabled). In Unity 2D I get good performance, but when I was using 11.04 I had ...
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The keyboard sometimes doesn't work

I just installed Oneiric. The problem that I have with the unity desktop is that it's slow, and sometimes the keyboard just stops working while the mouse moves and I can click. At the same time I can ...
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ATI Radeon X1200 Series(RS690M) graphical drivers problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: open source ATI drivers not working In the brand new Ubuntu 11.10 the drivers of ATI Radeon X1200 Series(RS690M) seems to be broken. Even when moving single window, it's ...
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Will Unity interfere with gnome-shell?

Do you think having Unity would mess with shell? I ask this because I already have had the issue of the unity global menu appearing behind the gnome panel. I have resolved it, however do you think ...
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graphic bug in unity, messy background for dash and launcher [closed]

Since the oneiric update, after some usage the dash and the launcher backgrounds (when open) become messy. Here you can see a screenshot: Sometimes, I also noticed (don't know if it's a bug) that ...
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Ubuntu not using full resolution of LCD after switching to Unity from Ubuntu Classic

I had been using Ubuntu Classic with 11.04 for sometime. I tried switching to Unity and found that it doesnt use the full LCD. Theres a "black border" or unused portion of my LCD although the ...
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How do I configure a second monitor as an independent xscreen with Unity?

I have a laptop with a Nvidia G105M, the main monitor has a 1366x768 resolution and I am trying to configure an external monitor to become independent from the main monitor (laptop screen). With ...
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Installing lo-menubar package for Libreoffice 3.4rc

I've had a problem installing the lo-menubar package (Unity integration for LibreOffice menubar). it seems that lo-menubar package has assumed 3.3.3 as default version of LibreOffice. But whenever I ...
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Unity is disturbed after a partial upgrade

I had upgraded my workstation from Maverick to Natty. I switched to unity after this upgrade and was quite happy. In the last week of May, 2011 update manager proposed a partial upgrade. After the ...
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In Unity is there a possibility to add groups and programs to the dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash? I don't know how this menu is called but I think you know what I'm talking about. The one appearing when pressing the ...
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Ubuntu Unity (64-bit) Bugs on Nvidia dual screen [closed]

On my work computer I have upgraded 10.04 to 10.10 and now to 11.04. Upgrades have mostly worked well and the dual screen setup is almost working. There are however a couple of annoying bugs which I ...
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Unity Geforce 8400 GS support [closed]

Why doesn"t Unity work with Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS ? This GPU supports Windows 7 Aero very well . I have tried to install Nvidia driver version 270.41.06 , but the installer requests to disable ...
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Unity not starting with nvidia driver install

I just installed the two nvidia drivers from the restricted drivers section when I was prompted thinking that it will improve my performance. But after I restarted the computer a prompt came up saying ...
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Unity Launcher not shown

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 and tried login. Everything worked fine. Then i installed compiz config settings manager. and i do not know what i have changed, now i do not see unity launcher when ...
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Unity installed on one system, not on another [closed]

I downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 and made a live USB, and installed ubuntu 11.04 using that USB on 2 computers. Unity works perfect on one, but does not launch on another. Also, the system on which unity ...
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Applications Not Showing Up in Unity

This has happened a couple of times now, the unity menu (when you click on the Ubuntu logo) has all the categories there but when you click on say media apps it will be blank the same for the other ...
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Will gnome3 installation affects unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install gnome 3 without breaking Unity? Gnome3 is out in the market and there has been a lot of talk about it. I like Unity interface very much. However, I was ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 - No Unity in Live-Mode using a Nvidia GraphicsCard

Id like to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop computer. I heard that there are still problems using unity with nvidia graphics cards. In my case I have got a Nvidia GTX 460. I tried a live image and ...
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Unity Desktop: Couldn't find a perfect decorator match [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.4 alpha3 just to test it. Unity desktop loads without top panel and left dock. After some help I got this command and tried it. unity --replace Here is the output ...
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I uninstalled unity and now I don't have any desktop environment

I was testing Unity, but didn't like it. When I got rid of it there was nothing there, just a big white screen. When I tried to apt-get gnome it gave me this error: The following packages have ...
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On the netbook edition (Unity), firefox is taking up full screen, covering menu and its own controls

On my Dell mini with 10.10 netbook edition, I have run into a problem where firefox covers the whole screen and there is no way to get to any other windows except by minimizing. Alt+Space does not ...
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Removing Evolution Mail related options on top-panel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove “Set Up Mail” from message indicator I would like to remove all the mail-related options from the top panel while keeping the chat and broadcast ...
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How to append a password to hidden files? [closed]

I have some hidden files on my desktop the "Ctrl+H" kind of hidden files. But I'm not satisfied with the security in the process. Anyone whose had much experience with Ubuntu will surely know to press ...
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Wierd window look for system apps

I installed some special programs a time ago and added several extra repositories. After trying those apps, I uninstalled them and the according repos. For a several amount of time, I have wierd ...
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Unity Dash Does not Shows any Applications. Searching Applications for ever

I installed the day before a set of packages for GCC-4.8.2 compiled on my machine Ubuntu 12.04. After the installation of the 52 packages I got some broken dependencies with i386 libraries ...
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Can't remove Youtube icon from sound indicator

I've tried to remove YouTube player from sounds menu in Ubuntu 13.10 but it doesn't worked. I've done all these things from this webupd8 site. I've already added to blacklisted player but it still ...
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Stop the recording after some period of time

I have a device that recording the video using the webcam with ffmpeg. It is working great, when the recording is started I am getting the USR1 signal. And after stoping the recording we receive the ...
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How to completely remove Xubuntu and install Ubuntu (including boot screen etc.)

I had Xubuntu 14.04 beta 1 installed. Now I have installed ubuntu-desktop package but I see that there are still Xubuntu application icons, login screen, theme, boot screen etc. How to completely ...
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Is there an alarm-clock / timer for Ubuntu 13.10?

I'd like to use a timer / alarm-lock for Ubuntu 13.10, that appears next to or within the dropdom-menu of the clock in the top-Panel. I tried e.g. "gnome-shell-timer", "alarm-clock", but both seem ...
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How do I edit all autostart applications?

In Ubuntu 13.10 only very few applications are managed by the Startup Applications application: How do I access for example the bluetooth indicator? Is there a gui alternative to editing the ...
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Unity launcher won't update the shortcuts after update-desktop-database (only after log out)

I have written my first unity launcher shortcuts and places them in ~/.local/share/applications/. The problem is that the shortcuts won't update on any of the commands I trigger in the terminal. $ ...
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Mac os X theme for Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I installed Mac OSX theme for Ubuntu 13.10 (I am a new Ubuntu user), and I am wondering how I can remove (not hide) the left menu bar, and move all programs to the bottom menu bar (Max OSX theme).
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All themes are not appearing in Ubuntu 13.10

I a using ubuntu 13.10 and I can not see all available themes in either 'Appearance' or 'unity-tweak tool' Though I have many theme in /usr/share/themes' directory. I do not have~/.themes` folder. Do ...
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How to add the shutdown options to the unity

How to add the options: shutdown reboot logout Suspend Hibernate Lock Screen to the unity dash as shown in the picture below.
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Black screen and cursor only when I log in in 13.10 [duplicate]

When I log in to my user account, or guest or any other, I get a black screen and I can see a cursor icon and move it. But nothing else is on screen, can't run commands with ALT-F2, meta keys don't ...
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Alt Tab for all workspace

I thought Alt + Tab would cycle though all open programs that are in different workspaces. I think this should be dynamic according to if you have workspace toggle on or off. I know this can be done ...
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How can I hide encrypted volumes from Unity users?

Basically I want to make sure that users cannot mount or attempt to decrypt and mount local volumes. I figured for unencrypted volumes it is sufficient to create a noauto fstab entry that points to a ...
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App, Home lenses not working

I've read every possible forum on this topic, however none of them seem to work. I have ubuntu 13.10 and i installed gnome 3.10 on it despite the warnings, it was badly incomplete and so i first ...
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Can I run the Unity launcher in GNOME 3?

I would like to use GNOME 3 with the Unity launcher and dash. Is there any way to do this?
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Installed program won't show up in the Dash

I have successfully installed doxygen with doxywizard via the Ubuntu Software Center as I can see in a terminal: user@user-D3220-B1:~$ whereis doxywizard doxywizard: /usr/bin/doxywizard ...
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will unity 3d on older computers work with 13.10

Basically, i have an older computer which is why i put ubuntu on for its speed. At first i had 12.04 that ran ubuntu 2D because 3D was very slow on the Nvidia GeForce 5200 card in it. when i updated ...
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Setting a default user for startunity

I have installed Ubuntu via Crouton on my ChromeBook. So far, everything works fine. The problem is, it starts with the normal user that was set up. I have enabled the root account, and set a ...
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Accidentally removed ubuntu-desktop and Unity when removing compiz, how do I get them back?

When I was trying to reinstall compiz, first I tried to remove it and I think I have deleted my ubuntu-desktop and unity at the same time. I have tried to reinstall them but no use and now I'm stuck ...