For questions regarding the Unity desktop environment, including configuring Unity and using it.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
2answers
80 views

Reduce screensaver timeout to a custom value in seconds

I have a box running ubuntu 13.10 unity that I need to auto log in and it currently locks after 30 seconds, but I'd like to reduce this to between 1 and 5 seconds - how can I do this? Cheers
0
votes
1answer
58 views

How to get rid of the language symbol?

Migrated from 12.10 to 13.10 a couple of days ago. I speak English, British English. I have a British layout keyboard. Now I have a square symbol in the top bar (or whatever it's proper name is) with ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

gnome applications wont start in Fluxbox desktop in Ubuntu 13.10

I have been using Fluxbox the lightweight window manager and desktop environment instead of Unity for a while since my openGL applications need all the GPU juice they can get . Since upgrading to ...
0
votes
1answer
205 views

How te reinstall Unity? [duplicate]

I have a problem. I deleted some gnome packages , and now Ubuntu won't work as it should. Plus i installed some programs for system tweak(new look of icons etc) and delete them and only left Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
253 views

No application in unity dash after upgrade packages in ubuntu 13.10

I regularly upgrade system. Last night i upgraded some packages (ubuntu-base). Now there is not application in unity dash (in application lens). Other lens (file, music etc) are just working fine. ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
0
votes
2answers
103 views

Cannot change keyboard layout after uninstalling Unity

I have been messing around with my fairly new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome, where I installed two keyboard layouts - English (UK) and Russian. They worked well, I could switch them with the ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Tweetdeck webapp for Firefox

Twitter bought Tweetdeck. Using Firefox or Chromium, after entering the website http://web.tweetdeck.com/ displays a notification to install Unity interface integration. Unfortunately this does not ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

How to change the search statements in Unity scopes?

When you open unity lenses you will see a Search ... in the search field. For example application lens you will find Search Applications in the search field in the lens. Note the image... What i ...
0
votes
1answer
272 views

How to add / list / remove a group [duplicate]

How can I add a new group (for file permission)? How can I view the full list of existing groups? How can I remove a group? I prefer to do the above using a UI rather than terminal commands if ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

Which driver to be used for geforce

I have GEforce6150SE nForce430 graphic card. i m using proprietary tested driver. I quited open source driver(used mare than 6 months) as last time it gave me a problem (low graphic mode ) due to ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

Can I Hurt my Ubuntu System by installing LXDE

I Have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and recently installed LXDE. I had heard that it could damage the Unity... but there was no confermation of the bug i havent had issues yet but was wrorried that they could ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Fonts skewed on top bar when using Radiance

The fonts are weird to look at and are surrounded by fuzziness (it's hard to see on these pictures): When using the Ambiance theme this does not occur: I've tried messing with hinting options in ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Why I installed Xubuntu Desktop after Installing Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I needed to solve all these problems : I don't like the Unity interface Ubuntu 13.10 has iBus language input method problem eg. Chinese If you install Xubuntu distro, you have to install many apps ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

Ghosts haunt my Unity Dash! Videos and animated images appear through the overlay!

Q1. There's this image (from my last Google Chrome session) that's appearing in my Dash. There's one different image appearing in shortcut overlay (on "press-hold" Super button). This is ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

13.10: how to set accelerator to select keyboard layout rather than switching to next/previous?

There is a host of regressions related to switching keyboard layouts in 13.10. One of them is that the dialogue lets one choose accelerators for selecting previous/next keyboard layout: Previously, ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

How to keep icon in unity launcher and remove from desktop?

A number of applications (e.g. Crashplan) install a desktop icon. This can be moved to also appear in the Unity launcher bar, so now there are two icons. If I delete the desktop one the unity bar one ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

I logged into my system but Unity doesn't seem to come up. Maybe it has crashed

I have a problem, because it looks like Unity has crashed. Today I logged into my system, but the panel and the launcher don't came up. I only see my files that I stored on the desktop. Please help ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

How to remove transparency from search interface?

The search interface of Ubuntu search has a strong transparency. However, if there is any window open on the current workspace, the Ubuntu search interface is pretty hard to use read, because the ...
0
votes
3answers
57 views

Why do I have updates for Dolphin and Konqueror while I'm using only Unity?

I don't remember downloading a different desktop management environment (DM), so I'm using only Unity. Why do I have updates for Dolphin (A KDE file manager) and Konqueror (A KDE web browser) ? I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
289 views

How to get the list of Dash search plugins (scopes) in command line?

I am going to disable all or some of Dash search plugins (scopes). I can do it in Dash GUI one by one (see http://askubuntu.com/a/355523/103599) but it seems to me unpractical as there are 56 plugins ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

What to do when my scope does not fit into any master scope?

I have created my own unity scope following this tutorial which works very well. For now I have added it to the Info master scope, however it does not really fit there or in any other master scope. ...
0
votes
2answers
100 views

Ubuntu 13.10 - Incomplete Desktop [duplicate]

I have had a single Ubuntu virtual machine that I have upgrade over the years. It literally has nothing on it except a couple files. I recently decide to upgrade it from I believe 13.04 but I could ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How can I tweak Launcher and Menu Bar behavior?

I mostly like Unity, although some things go too far in the MacOS direction for my liking and other things are simply not great usability practices that I would like to fix. Two things in particular ...
0
votes
1answer
557 views

Unity Tweak Tool is giving an error: com.canonical.notify-osd

I just installed Unity Tweak Tool but haven't been able to use it due to the error it keeps giving, which is: com.canonical.notify-osd I tried looking it up but haven't come up with anything so far. ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

How to keep Unity Launcher hidden and locked but Super key should launch the Dash?

I'd like to keep the Unity Launcher hidden and locked to that state. But the Super key should still be able to launch the Dash. (With the auto-hide launcher feature enabled, tapping Super key for Dash ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How To Completely Remove KDE Plasma Desktop

I'm fairly new to the whole linux/ubuntu environment. I installed KDE Plasma desktop, but after about a week of using it I realized that I would rather stick with the Unity desktop. My question is, ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

How to reset compizComfig settins from tty1

I installed CompizConfig from ubuntu software-center onto 12.04 LTS. I changed desktop, effect, general and so on settings. I am unable to open terminal after pressing Ctrl + Alt+ T. Neither close ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

After deleting some apps I can't pass the login screen

I have applied Mac OS X theme to my Ubuntu 13.10, and then got bored adn tried to revert it. Instead of trying to change themes first from the Unity Tweak tools, I tried to uninstall everything I ...
0
votes
2answers
256 views

How to shutdown automatically from command line in 13.04

I know there is already a similar question about this topic. But that question was only about how to get the shutdown dialog in general. I need to get back the countdown of the old shutdown dialog ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

How to display resource usage gadget on my Unity desctop?

I am confused. So, Unity is a set of tools, put on top of Gnome 2, and giving it a new look and feel? And Gnome 3 is something different. All I manage to do is create quick-launch favourites, as ...
0
votes
2answers
84 views

Can no longer press Windows key to launch Dash, what to do?

Suddenly pressing Windows key to launch Dash not working on my Ubuntu 13.10, other shortcut works fine (Windows + 1, Windows + T, Windows hold), I have tried to restart my computer but the problem ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Icons in the tray do not work properly Ubuntu 13.10

Context I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from an iso on my Asus X202E and everything was working fine so far. However I discovered that the icons from the tray (dropbox, wifi, keyboard, layout, ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

What's responsible for Dash Online lookups? — I want to uninstall it

To ensure privacy/security of my data & searches, I don't feel it's adequate to just disable online lookups. I prefer to uninstall whatever provides this functionality. Is there something (like a ...
0
votes
2answers
55 views

Launcher Icons Collapse

My launcher's icons collapse when I run out of space. How do I turn this off? It looks like this: Capture: Collapsed And I want it to look like this all the time, not just when I mouse over it. I ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

installed ubuntu 12.04 on a hp 14 chromebook.. there is no ubuntu software center, or browser

it wcs a successful installation, with a quick switch option between ubuntu and chromeOS without rebooting. However it installed without the ubuntu software center. I am a noobie, and i cannot ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

Menu options for applications are all inactive

I recently upgraded to 13.10 and in trying to get some things worked out (e.g. wireless), I screwed up something and now the global menu options for all my applications are grayed out, e.g. I can't ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

Use video for wallpaper

How can I use a video as my desktop wallpaper? I would like to have it like normal wallpaper so the icons etc. sit on top of it, just as in a static wallpaper picture. A similar question was asked at ...
0
votes
2answers
72 views

Setting the icon_theme_path in python script

I've made a python script to add a new indicator in the systray on Ubuntu Unity. When i set a specific folder for the icon, the icon appears in the systray. Exemple : ...
0
votes
1answer
264 views

How to change file managers “files” icon to nice “nautilus shell” icon in Ubuntu 12.04?

I've attached Nautilus to Unity launcher in Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 12.04 the default "Files" icon for Nautilus file manager is not as pretty as a "Nautilus Shell" icon. But when I search in Dash for ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

Chromium has no window buttons when not-maximized

I have Chromium on my Ubuntu 13.04 system and for some odd reason it doesn't seem to be working nicely with my installation. I already posted a question (Problem importing Firefox bookmarks to ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

what has happend with my unity desktop

a couple of days ago I worked all day on my laptop at school, no problems.. then after arriving at home I powered up my laptop again and logged in. it loaded my desktop but unity was broken, I only ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Unity error: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct [closed]

After typing unity in the terminal to reset my top task bar, it loads correctly, but I get this stacktrace in the terminal: WARN 2013-10-26 19:36:49 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:586 ...
0
votes
1answer
222 views

Unity poor performance after upgrading to 13.10

I upgraded recently from 13.04 to 13.10. I have Dell Inspiron 4GB RAM, Intel Core i3. Login takes a lot of time and all the graphics are very slow. Alt + Tab takes a lot of time (seconds). After ...
0
votes
1answer
307 views

I've the menu twice in 13.10/unity after trying gnome flashback and installing nvidia-prime

I tried gnome flashback and installed nvidia-prime just after, so maybe one of these is responsible. I've got a messed up interface under unity with menus in the system bar AND in the app itself. How ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

Everything broken after removal of Amazon Search

I have removed the Amazon lens and disabled the settings and since then I had an empty dash. I tried unity --replace, which killed everything. I can understand that you want to make money with the ...
0
votes
2answers
190 views

How to restore drive icon on Unity Launcher?

I have 2 WINDOWS drive icon on Unity Launcher but I unlock 1 from Unity Launcher. How to restore it?
0
votes
1answer
268 views

YouTube webapp crashed after upgrade to 13.10

I have annoying issue with YouTube webapp, which I installed in 13.04. In 13.10 I noticed it don't work, so I remove the package with Software Center (unity-webapps-youtube), but the icon is still on ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How can you change the GTK Theme and Window Decorations separately in Unity?

I'm trying to mix and match a GTK theme with a different Window Decoration, but I cant see where this can be done. The Unity-Tweak-Tool changes the two in tandem, but this is not necessarily what I ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Why are there 2 Firefox icons in the launcher, and other issues

All, For some reason, a second launcher icon when I run Firefox: (attempting to add image) Has anyone seen this before? Also: an open firefox window does not show up when cycling through ...