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Unity is not loading on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? Since yesterday I am trying solve this problem. I was working the whole day on my PC and had to reboot it in the evening. Since ...
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Will Precise include an option to move the Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? Given that the community has created functionality to move the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen, my question is whether or not ...
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Is there a way to roll back a system update in 11.10? [closed]

Earlier this week, I installed routine updates to ubuntu on my main work computer. Unfortunately, there's a huge bug in the latest update: switching windows using alt-tab crashes unity. This makes ...
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Screen freeze after waking up [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on Dell Optiplex. I'm using Synergy but I'm not sure the problem is related to it. The screen freezes after coming back from screen saver. (It's not suspend because my Power ...
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Can I configure Unity to search for certain documents/files/pictures in /media [closed]

Unity search is not bringing up documents/files that I've opened before in an external hard drive /media that's always connected. Is there a command to extend the unity search to find these files ...
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How do I move the unity launcher to the bottom? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? How do I move the unity launcher to the bottom
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Is it possible to create a WolframAlpha Lens for Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start developing a lens for Unity? Is it possible to create a Wolfram|Alpha search lens for Unity. It would be of great use for many (especially students). ...
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Unity bar and top menu bar have disappeared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Ubuntu Version 11.10: My Unity bar and top menu bar have disappeared. All other features are running, it has ...
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How to rearrange the panel indicators? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I move Panel (Not Launcher) icons in Ubuntu Unity? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Unity environment and I need to rearrange the indicators on the top panel. How ...
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How to disable file transfer dialog integration with Unity [closed]

Is there a way to remove nautilus file transfer dialog from unity integration? I mean, when using unity, if you copy some files from one place to another you can see that dialog window that shows the ...
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How to keep launcher on top? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I always show the launcher (i.e. disable the auto-hide functionality)? It takes too long to show the launcher, and I work faster when it is always visible. ...
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Skype (and general) full-screen problems

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with all updates installed as of now. I am using Unity. Skype is running more or less OK with one exception. When I have a video call and I try to full-screen the call, the ...
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Opening home folder causes another file cabinet icon to appear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are there two icons in the Unity launcher for Nautilus? When I launch Home Folder from the Unity Dash, a Files window opens instead of opening itself (as default). ...
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Launcher does not pop out a running app when dragging a file to it [closed]

I have a small screen so prefer working with only one visible app at a time. In 11.04, I could drag a file from nautilus to the launcher, hover above another app, like chromium or gedit. The launcher ...
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How can I make unity to search a program, say from my home directory?

I'd like to see the program icon when I type the program name into the search bar, and when I click it, the program will be launched.
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Unity Launcher does not appear in 11.10 on mouseover [closed]

I can reach the launcher with the superkey, but that''s just about it. When I move my mouse all the way to the left, nothing happens.
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Battery Monitor Not Showing on boot up of Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No battery status icon When I boot up Ubuntu 11.10, my battery monitor does not show up, it only does when the battery is low, or I plug in my power cord. I want it to ...
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Application isn't showing up in launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? So I downloaded eclipse earlier today so I can start to learn the Android SDK. I typically write java programs with vim from ...
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Slow window moving animation with an Nvidia G210M [closed]

Animation of moving windows in Ubuntu 11.10(Unity) on Nvidia G210M card with nvidia-current drivers becomes very slow and laggy from times to times. 11.04 and under had no problem. 11.10 + nouveau no ...
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How can I install the global menu package for Firefox Beta if I'm also using Firefox Stable? [closed]

I'm currently running the Firefox Beta channel. I installed it manually, and not through a PPA (so that I can also have Firefox Stable). However, the firefox-globalmenu package is only compatible with ...
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How do I get my launcher to stay in the unity menu [closed]

I want to have a button in my unity launcher that will run a few lines of code in terminal when I click on it. I have created a .sh file, made it executable, created a launcher for it, moved the ...
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Compiz stop working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset GNOME to the defaults? I'm on a laptop sony vaio, vng-nw330f with ubuntu 11.10. One day I used my computer normally, I shutdown and the other day when I ...
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Why can't I alt+tab to empathy? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and using Unity. I have a bunch of applications open, including Empathy. When I hit alt+tab I can switch between all of the applications, and the "show desktop" option, but ...
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How can Dash remember its settings between sessions? [closed]

I like when Dash displays full screen and shows every item without clicking “show 1 more result”. But it looks impossible to set it so it'll work like that after computer restart.
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change the default starting directory of nautilus from unity bar

Currently nautilus opens the home directory by default. However the command nautilus /path/to/a/directory opens nautilus with the selected directory open. How do I edit the unity bar Home folder ...
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How can I get my windows to remember the last window location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remember last window location I want to ask the same question for Ubuntu 11.10... how can I configure Ubuntu 11.10 to start all program windows at the last window ...
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Unity Dashboard does not search applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity not searching applications When i search for any application in the dashboard, it just returns files and folders matching my query. I have selected "Home" button ...
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How to make XFCE default for logging into Ubuntu other than Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? I want to use XFCE every time I use Ubuntu, but instead I have to log out and log back in choosing XFCE ...
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Asus eee PC R011PX (Unity) 3D support ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if my video card can run Unity? I want to know if there is any chance to get Unity 3d working wit my Netbook?. I tried the x-swat (Ubuntu-X) ppa but when i ...
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Why i can't see my recent documents and recent applications in unity? [closed]

In files and applications lenses don't displaying recent items. I've installed Ubuntu 64bit and restored backup from my earlier install (32bit version). Maybe I need to set permission to some files? ...
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How to reset the number of workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? For some reason my workspaces have disappeared. Looks like I only have 1, how could I reset my workspace ...
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Unity bar only shown in Desktop - Alt+Tab doesn't show anything [closed]

I've experienced something weird with Unity and that is that sometimes the Alt+Tab switcher stops showing (yes, only showing because I can still to blind switch between applications), and the left ...
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Mouse clicks freeze after few seconds or change windows [closed]

I am having some weird problems, I use a laptop with multitouch pad but when I connect my mouse the darn thing just freezes. Not the ordinary freeze...only clicks(left and right) but I can move freely ...
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How can I configure Alt+Tab and the launcher to only show apps in the current workspace?

I don't like that when I press Alt+Tab I see all open apps in all workspaces. How can I see in the Alt+Tab menu and in the launcher only the programs that I am using in that particular workspace? I ...
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What's causing a lag in session startup? (with bootchart) [closed]

In my session startup something there is a lag in which nothing (seems to) happens. I've created a bootchart image but i need some help interpreting it. You can clearly see the gap between around 50s ...
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Remove icon in unity panel

hi, before I use Natty. and I install battery-status like from: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/02/battery-applet-status-ubuntu/ , however, battery-status icon appears also participate in Oneiric ...
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Select application by clicking in Unity appliciation switcher [closed]

I've just upgraded to 11.10 and have been forced into using Unity (which the more I use the more I like). However I frequently use the functionality of the Static Application Switcher whereby I could ...
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How do I add an own program to the “open with” menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “open with…” in Nautilus? After installing oneiric I'm not able to add my own scripts to the "open with" menu in ubuntu (I've been using ...
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All of my icons appear blank. How can I change them back?

I installed the new 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Ubuntu version, and I am very happy with it, but today I had a problem that I dont know how to solve. The icons of the directories have changed, look at this: ...
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How to disable the last typed search string in the Search Applications field? [closed]

Is there a way to prevent the “Search Applications” field (Dash Home -> More Apps) from remembering the last keys typed in on the previous search. If it were blank you'd have the convenience of the ...
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How do I disable the F10 (application menu) keybinding in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? Identical to: Deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? But these instructions no longer apply to 11.10. There's no longer a mapping for ...
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Desktop crashes after starting compiz manager and press on plugins menu [closed]

My ubuntu 11.10 destroyed my desktop after running compiz manager and pressing on plugins menu. After pressing, the harddrive was working a lot (at least 5 to 10 minutes). After this, my sidebar ...
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Window manager selection not working for one user [closed]

For only one user on the system, the window manager selection in the login screen of ubuntu 11.04 is not working. Irrespective of what I select (I have window maker also installed), unity is the one ...
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Use Unity on Console and Unity 2D on FreeNX?

I love freenx and I am having great difficulty trying to get it to work on an 11.10 server. When I try to connect, I immediately get disconnected. I have seen in posts that Unity 3D causes issues with ...
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Installing nvidia-current breaks Unity3D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No window snapping on fresh install I've recently downloaded the 11.10 Live CD. During testing I found that dragging windows to the edge of the screen had the window ...
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Is it possible to create nested Quicklists? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does anybody know if it's possible to make nested quicklists, or if that feature has been at least considered? Is it possible to create nested quicklists for the ...
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¿Qt? Skype and qbittorrent (and all qt apps like VLC) crashes my Unity 3D session and [closed]

first... sorry for my english... I have this problem: Just after installing Skype and/or qbittorrent, when I run it, my Unity 3D session crashes (with an ugly screen effect) and get back to gdm in ...
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Can't start a Unity session from an upgraded account but I can from a new one

After upgrading to 11.10 I can't seem to login into an X session in no matter what mode I try (Unity, Unity 2D, Recovery Console, Gnome, and Classic Gnone). I was able though to start a unity session ...
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Can't See Launcher and settings in 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I am using Ubuntu 11.10. From past few days, when i choose standard ubuntu interface at startup, i cannot see ...
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Simple launcher to minimize all windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Unity equivalent of the GNOME panel 'show desktop' applet? Is there a simple way to create a launcher for Unity that minimizes all windows or, ...