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unity launcher from 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on HP 4000 PC, how can I start Unity Launcher? Do I need to install any packages before I can use it. Any comments are highly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Kevin
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Unity cropping external monitor: how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I I have a dual-screen setup with my laptop (1366x768) and an external monitor connected through HDMI (primary 1920x1080). I don't know if this is cause by different aspect ratios (16:10 on laptop, ...
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Unity dash has incorrect search results

After messing around with drivers for a bit, my Unity plugin from Compiz became disabled and I had to turn it back on. After that happened, my dash started giving me weird responses to my searches. ...
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The Unity 'Home Folder' launcher quicklist has duplicates. How can I remove them and add new entries?

I added places to my 'Home Folder' quicklist in 11.10, I believe following these instructions and ended up with duplicates once that feature became standard in 12.04. I tried this solution, removing ...
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Changes in GUI behavior after update

[Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, Unity 5.18.0] On Friday morning I installed the recommended software updates, as I always do (list included at the end of this message). The next day, after rebooting, the GUI ...
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Ubuntu and Thunderbird forget my settings — how can I stop this?

A greenhorn here, so apologies for not spotting a probably simple solution. Ubuntu Unity sometimes loads with wireless internet switched off. Thunderbird never remembers basic user settings such as ...
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Ubuntu restarts if Dash menu is clicked [closed]

glad I have a serious problem with my 12.10 because whenever the dash menu is clicked, it causes my computer to restart. How can I fix this issue?
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Make active programs appear on top of launcher

Assume we have a program that is not locked to the launcher. We can change the location of the program while it is active but that location will be forgotten after restarting the program. I think it ...
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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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Install twitter web app if I declined the first time [duplicate]

I was going to install twitter web app so it could integrate with unity, but I missclicked (yeah what a dumbass) and declined to do so. Now I have refreshed the page several times, and the alert with ...
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Do not show devices on the left panel [duplicate]

I don't want to show the mounted devices on my left panel(launcher, ubuntu 12.04), and I can just run my ubuntu on 2D mode, so the software myunity tell me "Your Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode. ...
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Unity Web Apps in New tab [duplicate]

I have Youtube intergrated into Unity Laucher as a webapp. But when I open it, it opens in a new window instead of opening in the existing browser window. How do I enable opening as a new tab ...
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Why am I getting weird glitchy buttons and text?

As you can see from the picture, I just installed Ubuntu on my system and I am getting some strange Glitchy graphics. This also happens in the Password field on Login. Any ideas what this could be ...
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How do I remove GNOME and restore UNITY in 12.10?

I'm new to Ubuntu and someone suggested I install GNOME, only I was unaware it was a GUI mod. The log-in menu now has drop down for GNOME selection and such, as well as Ubuntu, however the GNOME ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Window switching using key combination Alt-Tab changes behaviour when using Alt specified by xmodmap

Alt-Tab normally lets you cycle through open windows and changes focus to the window that is active when you release Alt. This is all fine, but I want to use another key for Alt_L so I've specified ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.10 displays launcher icons in different size, but 12.04 displays them in the same size? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.10, the launcher icons are displayed in different size in Unity: But on Ubuntu 12.04, they are all rendered nicely to the same size: Is it a bug in Ubuntu 12.10? How can I change ...
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In a multitouch environment keeping multiple windows active at the same time

I want to use big touch screen yes really big around 32 inch or bigger as multi user screen (Just like the one introduced by lenovo if you check their latest offering) currently screen has support ...
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How to run unity-3D on Desktop

My output of lspci | grep VGA is: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) Can I enable unity-3D on my PC? If so, tell me how I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 new Launcher Icons don't launch

In the last week I upgrade Skype and installed MATLAB and neither of their launcher icons seem to work. They will flash as if they are trying to load the program but after a few seconds go back to ...
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12.10 My unity doesnt start after restart [duplicate]

I have installed 12.10 x64 on my laptop today. After installation it started normally, after restart for updates it started normally, but after next restart (and every else) it strat only empty screen ...
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How do I move the top bar down? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity Desktop. I would like to move the top bar/panel down. How can I do that?
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Updating Ubuntu destroys Unity [duplicate]

I came back from vacations and installed the updates available for Ubuntu 12.10 as I always do. The system asked me to reboot and when I did it started again but in the screen some artifacts appeared ...
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12.10: Missing window borders after update

I've had 12.10 x64 for a little over a month now with no problems. The updates installed nicely up until today and the gpu(GeForce 520GTX) driver worked just fine right out of the box in Unity and ...
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When using one monitor on top of another with different width, how to center the top one?

I'm trying to center the top monitor which is smaller then the bottom monitor. Normally it wouldn't be a great issue but since I am splitting those into "virtual" screens using nvidia options in ...
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How can I change panel font color to white and change background on Ubuntu 12.10 (unity)?

I've been looking for this on 12.10 version, but I just found for 11.10 tutorials. I use radiance theme, and used Ubuntu-tweak to make the panel less opacity, but the font is black and now its kind ...
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Preventing clickthrough when using raise on click

I'm running 12.04 with raise on click enabled. However, the click that raises the window is also passed through to the window itself, meaning a window that has no inert areas visible cannot be raised ...
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Bind Super + Numpad 4 [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to rebind Super + Num4 to "Put window on the left side of the screen" Based upon this question, I was able to setup my binding using the CompizConf Grid ...
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left-click on launcher icon does not start the application

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid lynx) to Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin) almost everything works fine, except launcher. For most icons, left-click on the icon in the launcher does not ...
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Unity Gone after reboot..Nvidia Issue

First off, I am aware similar issues have been posted by others. I have exhausted the options I have found within those topics that I have found, and none have helped. I have tried things ranging from ...
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Stopping the Launcher from appearing while dragging

When dragging and dropping anything, the Launcher will automatically appear. I'd prefer it to only appear if I pressed Super while dragging, or something similar. This question was asked in 2011, ...
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is it possible to open same application in different viewport

i want to have same application opened in different viewport and i dont want to keep shifting between viewports just because an application is already opened in other viewport. i really new in Ubuntu ...
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Weird Grub/Driver Issues - Screen goes orange on login unless manually selecting ubuntu in grub

I'm having some interesting issues with my Graphic card drivers and Grub. I just installed 12.10 and everything is up to date. If I'm using the X.Org AMD drivers, I just see a distorted orange image ...
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Unity freezes after installing recommended Nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I got Ubuntu 12.04 up and running with all the latest updates and everything was fine until I decided to install the recommended Nvidia drivers from the Addtional Drivers application. After ...
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When I log in I can't do anything! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Ok right when I login to Ubuntu 12.10 installed via Windows installer it [Ubuntu 12.10] shows the desktop background but ...
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Search in Unity is very slow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Dash only show installed applications by default? Am I able to turn off some search scope? eg: turn off suggest. Basically I want to search application ...
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after login it takes 10 seconds before unity shows

I installed compiz-settings-manager and then the extras plugin. The only reason I did this is so that I could 'put' an application/window to my other monitor. That is the only thing I changed. ...
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Unity launcher doesn't show all the applications when I put the cursor on it (Ubuntu Quantal)

When I put the cursor on Unity launcher (I'm using Ubuntu 12.10) to see all the applications, it doesn't move in a vertical way but it remains immovable. The launcher works only if I put the cursor on ...
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unresponsive window imprint on the desktop [closed]

I have an issue where an unresponsive browser tab leaves an imprint on the desktop even after all windows are minimized or closed. To add to the annoyance it stays on top of all the applications and ...
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Will webapps be able to send push notifications eventually? [closed]

Is there some plan to make web apps act with push notifications? It would be really great! For now Firefox or Chromium must be opened in the web app site to make it work.
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Unity without panels [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears today I rebooted my laptop after several days of activity (meaning I don't know which updates were installed, although I ...
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Visual Alerts don't work

When I go to Universal Access -> Hearing tab -> turn Visual Alerts on and try Test Flash with either the option to flash the window title or to flash the entire screen, nothing happens. I'm on 12.10 ...
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How to set up script or document to launch from top or side bar?

I have searched for information about this, but not found anything directly related to it. Is there a way to add a document (for example, a Libre Office file or text file) to open when clicked from ...
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How to prevent/disable Unity's Launcher from launching when dragging (& dropping) a file?

When I drag a file in Nautilus to drop it somewhere else (in a different folder but still within the same Nautilus window), Launcher launches with some "active" icons (the rest of 'em "disabled" / ...
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Launcher hides and when cursor is touching the edge

I've been using Ubuntu (and Mint) for almost two years (since Ubuntu 11.04 to be exact), and yesterday I decided to try some Compiz effects for a first time, never actually bothered about that. ...
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Unity bar and Menu bar Gone [duplicate]

I have a bootable usb stick that has Ubuntu 12.10 on it, so I loaded it onto my computer which is semi old because it was really full and ubuntu is nice software when it works. And all went well until ...
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Unable to login after installing KDE

I had a Unity environment on my laptop and yesterday I decide to change it to kde, so I typed: sudo apt-get install kde and installation was correct, I choose lightdm in menuconfig as default login ...
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How to solve wierd graphical issues in Ubuntu 12.10? [closed]

You can see with the following screen-shots that the notifications of the bottom right has glitches out and always shows up blank white. Top right notifications are not affected. Also something that ...
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How can CCSM's “Show Desktop” animation be made quicker?

In CCSM, under General Options, Key Bindings, there is a "Show Desktop" action. I use it quite often but the animation is too slow for me. Is there a way to speed it up (or turn it off)?
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Sluggish desktop/Unity performance on ThinkPad Edge

Fresh (1 week old) install of Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version on a ThinkPad Edge 15, specs as follows: System specs (site wouldn't let me hotlink the image) I think the swap is about 2GB but can't ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 slow and freezes, loud fan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on a custom built desktop, but it runs very slow and often freezes or something like Unity will ...