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Unity does not get listed in lightdm on xubuntu 13.04

I've installed Xubuntu 13.04 beta2 and installed unity but it's not getting listed in lightdm session list. Any help?
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What Unity Lenses and Scopes are available to add? [duplicate]

I am curious to know what sort of unity scopes can we add in Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried a YouTube lens but it doesn't work. Are there any scopes/lenses (except the default ones) I can add to the ...
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Screen doesn't dim down to save power on Ubuntu 13.04

While idling my screen does not dim down to save power on my ThinkPad T430. I use acpi_osi='!Windows 2012' to fix dimming for function keys. On some days while the beta dimming to save power ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity Social Lens Not Showing Anything

My Unity social lens is empty. I've enabled social networking in my online accounts. I've installed the Friends Twitter client, which is working fine. Anyone any ideas?
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13.04 Unity troubles related to Nvidia Optimus [closed]

I know this bug in variations has been discussed in other questions, but none of the solutions work... I'm running Ubuntu on a lenovo ThinkPad T420s. It has a Nvidia Optimus discrete graphics card. ...
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How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? [duplicate]

How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows” in 13.04? By unity revamped / like, please not batch files. I want to go into ccsm and enable it like in 11.10 or 12.04 with unity revamped. I don't ...
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Some webapps don't work [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed chromium and Unity WebApps Chromium extension. Also i installed some web apps like Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakte. But they are no appeared in social hub (i don't ...
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No wallpaper after installing Gnome Shell [13.04] [duplicate]

After installing Gnome Shell 3.8, my wallpaper disapear and I see only white space on desktop. After nautilus -q white turn into black, but I still can't see picture (Picture is set correctly, because ...
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Unity menu bar volume control gone in 13.04

It was there in 12.10, but now it's gone. How do I get it back, please?
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Shutdown/Dash has weird artifact - 13.04

See the bottom left of the dash example. The shutdown has a similar problem, but I was unable to take a print screen. Any ideas why or how to fix? The upgrade to 13.04 went fine other than this.
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Unity-bar fails to show randomly when using mouse? [duplicate]

Description of my problem: I have set Unity bar in 13.04 to auto-hide when not used under apperance settings. Sometimes, for example when using other programs (no matter what program) - it fails to ...
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Is someone going to make unity revamped for 13.04 (Or your opinion on it)? [closed]

What is keeping me to upgrade to 13.04 from 12.04.2 is unity revamped, I need my dodge windows ASAP!!! I was just wondering what is your opinion about this? Do you think that this is going to happen? ...
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Unity won't start

I know there's fixes but none of them are working. For some reason when I restarted my PC out of a lag my side bar never came up. I looked and looked and looked and researched and it's Unity. So after ...
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Faience GTK theme breaks tabs

I installed this theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity and all tabs are definitively wrong: Any idea to make this theme work properly? Thanks.
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Why are different Libreoffice Applications grouped together on Unity launcher?

When opening a Writer window for instance and a Calc window - any 2 different LO applications really - the icons on Unity launcher are grouped together under a general Libreoffice icon. How can they ...
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What is the hotkey for switching workspaces in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail? [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to Raring my workflow is hindered by abandoning the hotkeys for switching between workspaces. I used ctrl-alt-left/right/up/down a lot to switch between workspaces, and ...
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Replace ubuntu unity launcher with dock

I know it is possible to disable/move unity launcher in ubuntu 11.10, but what about 13.04? I would like to completely disable unity launcher and use some sort of dock, or move unity launcher to the ...
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Why is Unity so slow?

I recently installed this 12.10 version. I am facing problem with the user interface. like opening browsers and opening dash home and typing in dash home bar and also it is very slow if I try to ...
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Emacs 24.3 won't lock to unity bar [duplicate]

I'm running a Ubuntu 12.04. I just installed emacs 24.3 from Damian's Cassou's emacs PPA. Before I doing this, I completely removed all emacs with the following command: sudo apt-get remove emacs* ...
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Installed kernel, and printer driver - No Unity?

I ran installation of printer drives for Epson Stylus S22 (From original website) The most recent installs are: 2013-04-10 12:06:53 install linux-image-3.5.0-27-generic:amd64 <none> ...
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How to remove the Unity launcher icon by setting its size to zero? [duplicate]

Is there a way (on Ubuntu 12.10) to manually set the launcher icon size to 0 to permanently hide it? I hate the launcher after they removed dodge windows and I'm using Cairo now for my dock.
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Does there exist a Key Binding configuration for Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is very customizable, with all the shortcut options in one text file for you to edit. By default, a number of them do not work, mainly because the Alt key escapes the program in Unity. I ...
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Restrict file search to ONE folder and it's subs

When I go to Settings > Privacy > Files (tab) It provides me with the option to provide a list of folders: "Don't record activity in the following folders" However, I'd like to be able to do ...
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What driver should I install to use Unity with a Radeon HD 7750?

Ubuntu 12.10 I followed some tutorial (which I can not find again) on how to install AMD catalyst. It involved updating the kernel or something. This works as I am now no longer using software ...
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How to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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Unity stuck on autohide?

I've had the auto-hide behavior turned on on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine for some time now, but whenever I try to turn auto-hide off, it resets itself to on. (i.e. if I turn it off, it will switch right ...
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How to disable application window previews rotation in Unity 3D?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with 3d unity. When I have several windows of the same application (say Nautilus) opened and I click on its launcher (in unity app launcher bar) window previews appear offering ...
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Ubuntu taskbar disappears after reboot, unity-reset shows a warning after running

This is the code for what happened after Ioperated the unity --reset command. The taskbar showed up but so does all these errors and warnings. unity-panel-service: no process found Checking if ...
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Is it possible to hide the appmenu like MS Windows can?

The global menu seems to be not optimal for desktops, in my opinion. So i disabled it. Now i'm wondering if it is possible to hide the appmenu like MS Windows does. Of course, it can't treggered by ...
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Unity plugin - can't rebind the launcher button

I'm running 12.04 and I'd like to use my Super as the button to open the launcher, currently I'm using Super + Tab to essentially open the first item in the launcher. I have the Compiz tools ...
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Unity Launcher 'Background' Will not Auto-Hide With Launcher Icons

I recently set my Unity Launcher bar to auto-hide, and to be transparent, using the Compiz Configuration tools (ccsm, in the terminal). I did not use 'Unsettings' to do this, as, for whatever reason, ...
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Unity Dash extremely laggy

I'm running 12.04 64bit. I've been running gnome shell for a while and decided to give Unity a try. I logged out and back in with the Unity Shell selected. I noticed that, sometimes when I press the ...
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How to configure auto lock screen?

I'am using MATE Desktop Environment 1.5.7 in Ubuntu, I checked both options in Screensaver window but it's not working, so how to set auto lock screen as in Unity?
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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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synaptics multitouch not working 12.04

I have a laptop (Acer 7745G) with a synaptics touchpad that should support up to 3 finger multitouch if I am interpreting the output of grep "TouchPad: buttons" /var/log/Xorg.0.log correctly. The ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 display artefacts/freezes after switching users?

Some time ago I noticed a strange behaviour on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04. Here's a detailed description of the problem: I log into my account, work for some time, and then somebody else wants ...
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ubuntu just crashed when I login no desktop loads up [duplicate]

Hi guys ubuntu has just crashed on me, what now happens is when I log in as the main user I get no desktop loades up just the desktop background ALSO I can't access my terminal using CTRL, ALT etc. ...
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Irritating window stuck always on top

10. Sometimes there is a small window(corrupt) appearing, once it is there, it sticks there on top of all, irrespctive of whatever I do except logout. I have tried different options like cinnamon, ...
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my wireless network continously asking for Authentication even when i give correct security key

I have a BCM4313 on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Initially before upgrading to 12.04 my wireless used to work fine. But after that its connecting sometimes and sometimes i cant find my network in ...
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Volume control indicator is not working [closed]

When I try to control the volume from the indicator, nothing happens. I have to individually set each application's volume (like Audacious or Totem) from their controls or use the hard controls. I ...
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Remove status option from gray post icon on top bar

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and set configuration system. On top bar is a gray post icon, and I can add for her other application: Gmail Notifer, Fbuntu ect. But I have one problem and I can't ...
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gnome 3 and unity not working after vlc crash

i'm pretty much a newbie to Ubuntu, and i'm stuck right now i'm running 12.04 on an HP with NVidia 8500gt (12.10 was giving me loads of problems with software center and update manager). small detail, ...
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fglrx works on Ubuntu 12.10 (32-bit), but not Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on the same computer. How do I fix it on the 64-bit install?

I have followed instructions for every option listed here (uninstalling in between attempts, of course), but each one results in Unity not loading; no sidebar, no desktop icons, and no window borders. ...
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Can I use WinKey(Super)-1, WinKey-2 to select workspaces?

After setting it up, it used to work flawlessly before Unity. In 12.04, there is the little annoyance of showing (sometimes) the shortcut help and the numbers in the launcher. In 12.10 ... it stopped ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Issue Resuming from Suspend

My laptop has been having issues coming out of suspend. It is running 12.10. I'm not sure what caused this to happen, as this started two or three days ago, and I don't think I changed any system ...
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ubuntu 3D not launching

I've recently updated some packages, and since then I can't log in with ubuntu3D, I am forwarded to ubuntu 2D. I have 12.04. What to do ?
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How does Nautilus automatically create a quicklist of favorite places?

Right clicking the Nautilus icon in the unity side bar brings up first a list of favorite locations, followed by the standard "Open a New Window" command. The "New Window" command is defined in ...
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Skype and VLC icons disappear from the menu bar

I started using Ubuntu 3 days ago, but I don't know how to open Skype and VLC programs because their icons disappeared from the menu. I have already read answers to other people with similar problems, ...
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Video card Zoltec Nvida GTX 650 woes

Hello all I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I just installed a new video card Zoltec Nvida GTX 650. I got drivers from the systems settings with the drivers option in the menu. Is there a tool I can ...
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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