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How to get the launcher in 12.04 to “dodge windows” like it does in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? I want the 12.04 launcher to act like it did in 11.10, Where it would only hide if it was being dodge by ...
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How can I see connection information like KDE does?

Is there a way I can see download/upload speeds, downloaded/uploaded size, etc. information as KDE network manager shows? I am using 12.04, with Unity and I don't want to install any other software ...
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How to modify the default position of desktop icons

Is it possible to modify the default desktop icons position so that icons move a little bit to right. If yes, how? As far as I know, there is no tweak for that in Nautilus. When I click "Organize ...
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“Recent Files” entries via command line apps?

I process lots of files via the command line, e.g. using my own shell or python scripts. Is there an easy way to add the files that I manipulate to the Unity "recent files" list so I can then easily ...
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12.04, multi screen - Dialogs opening on the wrong screen

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with a second screen. The laptop screen is where I do most of the work and the second screen is mostly for displaying documentation and things like that. That's why it's very ...
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Unity on Both Screens with Dual Monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Duplicate Second Unity Launcher on Dual Screen After going to 12.04 the unity launcher now appears on both of my screens. I have screens configured as one large ...
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Should I use 10.04 or 12.04?

I heard a lot of things about power regression in Linux Kernel. After releasing 12.04 LTS, most of the issues have been cleared but not all. There is an article on Ubuntu which says "Its a mixed ...
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Why can't I switch between open windows in 12.04?

I recently did a clean install of 12.04 (Ubuntu flavour) onto various PCs and not a single one is capable of switching between a program's open windows in Unity the way you could in 11.10 (by double ...
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Nvidia xorg.conf options for better performances in Unity 3d

I am on precise, unity works fine but I would like to improve the performances of the system. The dash, for example, is slow and has an high cpu usage. Compiz in general uses 3-4% of cpu, and this is ...
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How to show the Alt-Tab popup on All Monitors?

By default, it seems that the Alt-Tab popup for switching between applications shows on whichever monitor contains the active window. Is there anyway to duplicate the alt-tab popup on both monitors ...
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tightvncserver on ubuntu 12.04 server with ubuntu-desktop installed no unity

The tight vnc server is running but unity does not get loaded. I changed the xstartup to: unset SESSION_MANAGER . /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup [ ...
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Low resolution icons in the application switcher

I'm on Precise 12.04 with Unity as Shell. With simple Application Switcher enabled in CCSM, all icons are showing in low resolution. Is there a way to fix this?
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Can't change the Dash Color

I try to change the Dash color from CCSM or MyUnity but I after I choose a color it changes to the default by it self in 2-3 seconds. using unity 5.12.0
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Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) ultra laggy Unity-3d with 295.33 and 295.40 drivers on pre G80 series nvidia quadro 3450 card: Guest session seems un-affected

Before someone marks this question as duplicate : I have tried the common fix for this problem by installing the 295.33 series driver as suggested elsewhere. I have also removed my compiz-1 settings ...
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How to set Iron as default web browser in Unity2D?

I use Iron as my default browser, but in Unity i did not found the place, where i could set it as default for my user. In System settings is Preferred Applications, but in list of web browsers is just ...
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Super + w shows windows from current workspace only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do super w show open apps of all workspaces? After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 pressing Super + w shows the windows from the current workspace only and not from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 w/unity - Mouse lag

Dell Latitude-E6500 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Graphics chip: Quadro NVS 160M Driver - 295.40 Here is my problem. My mouse lags in Ubuntu. It is always a few ms ...
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How to change the order of scopes in a lens?

I recently installed 12.04, and have started to to fiddle around with lenses. I've installed two scopes for the music lens: Spotify and Grooveshark. It seems to me that the current scope display ...
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Emacs detaching from launcher

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I am having an issue with emacs and the Unity launcher. When I start up emacs from the launcher it opens a new window but the typical little arrows do not ...
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Launcher makes no colored in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the Unity launcher chameleon effect? The pitcher does not provide color after removing configuration window. Here a video to show: ...
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How to adjust Unity icons and and pane size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the size and order of the launcher panel? I'd like to use smaller icons (24x24 or so) to make my Unity panel thinner and "higher" (to let more icons fit ...
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The HUD not functioning as it used to (as expected) [closed]

I've been using 12.04 since it was in beta 1, and have really enjoyed the HUD feature. As soon as it was officially released, or very soon after, the HUD stopped working in some of the apps I like. ...
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Compiz ( or even compositing in general) is not starting up when I login. Solution?

Whenever I log into a desktop environment, it doesn't seem that compositing is starting. Unity 2D works fine, but when I go to Unity 3D Compiz doesn't start up. I have to type compiz --replace & ...
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application locked to launcher without icon [closed]

I tried to drag and drop transmission to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04, and this is what I got: As you can see - there is an icon shaped space where an icon ought to be. Transmission is locked to ...
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unity, seeing all instances of same open application windows on all virtual desktop

I noticed this strange issue with unity. I am using 12.04. The desktop has 4 virtual desktops, which I can switch between using the 'workspace switcher' which is very nice. But I noticed the ...
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NX session window icon shrinks and is non-responsive, but remote session still active

This is a tough problem to summarise in one line! Steps to re-produce: From Ubuntu Unity desktop (I've experienced this is 11.10 and 12.04), start an NX session with a remote server [do something ...
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How to return the login screen to the default

I've been experimenting with various Desktop Environments, including LXDE, XFCE, KDE. I'm returning to Unity, and I would like my login screen back to the default for 12.04. I think that it changed ...
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Configuring .desktop Launcher (switcher problem)

I am trying to write *.desktop launchers for 2 applications (Aptana and Dart Editor). I have the same problem with both of them. When I click on the icon, they launch properly but neither are they in ...
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Unable to run Unity 3d or Gnome 3 after upgrade

I've recently upgraded to precise and whenever I try and login using the default "Gnome" or "Unity" options, I'm presented with either Gnome Classic or Unity 2d (confirmed by $DESKTOP_SESSION). My ...
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Can you set a visualization as a desktop background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do i set a VLC instance to run as a Live Wallpaper Using Unity, is there a way to set a music/sound visualiser as wallpaper? I know that it can be done on Android, ...
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panel applets in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use GNOME applets in Unity? Is possible? Español: Necesito saber si se pueden instalar las antiguas "applet panel", como Clima, Discos montados, CPU renderer, ...
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Get Unity style notifications in Gnome Classic?

I prefer the look of Unity's notifications as opposed to Gnome's. How can I get it? Or at least some thing that looks similar?
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Indicators for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Application Indicators are available? Please post available indicators that work in new LTS Ubuntu version 12.04. Most of indicators posted here: What Application ...
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Turn off Unity feature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable window maximizing when dragging to top panel Is there a way to turn off the " bug " in Unity where the windows go full screen when you touch them to the ...
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Disable <super>-s (i.e. <mod4>-s) keyboard shortcut in 12.04

Ever since upgrading to 12.04, I've lost my custom super-s shortcut that I've been using through xbindkeys. Moreover, assigning super-s to commands using the "keyboard shortcuts" settings panel fails ...
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Will Ubuntu go faster with Ubuntu 2D instead of Ubuntu 3D?

I tried both Ubuntu 3D and 2D, and it looks as if it goes fast in both, except when I open the dash menu (in 3D), it goes too slow. If I resize the Dash, it goes a little slowly, but not too much. Is ...
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Can I run Ubuntu Live from a USB flash-drive without destroying the data on it?

I already have a number of files on a flash drive (8 gb) that I would prefer to keep, but I would like to try Ubuntu even if merely for the aesthetics. I use Windows XP. I know that it's definitely ...
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Launcher and window menu bar missing after 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and now my launcher menu is missing. I opened terminal using CTRL+ALT+T and the menu shows but the GUI (bar) above that is missing. Things like CTRL+TAB and image ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Crashes [closed]

meanwhile I watch videos via internet suddenly screen goes black and take me back to login screen after I type my password system begins as I've restarted my pc.all are power settings disabled from ...
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Applications aren't displayed in dash after upgrading to 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I have ubuntu box that has been upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. After the upgrade one of the users cannot see applications in the dash: Typing a ...
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How to install Google Docs Lens on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What lenses for Unity are available? Today I am trying to install the Google Docs Lens on Ubuntu 12.04 But it do not work :( The terminal just says: $ sudo apt-get ...
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How do I permanently lock MS Office Apps (installed using Wine) to the Launcher in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent I'm currently migrating a computer from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 & they require (unfortunately) Microsoft ...
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Unity launcher refuses to open properly

I have just fresh installed 12.04, there were a handful of packages that were upgraded right away (12 or so). Aside from that I haven't tweaked or installed anything else. I have gone into my System ...
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How do I get a pretty top bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I adjust the transparency of the top panel? When opening the unity interface or when I press ALT, the top bar looks very sleek and pretty, as opposed to it's ...
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Unity3D doesn't work on an Acer Aspire One XG5 with Intel graphics [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 net book with a Mobile Intel 945 Express Chip-set Family card. I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 last year two days before the release of 11.10. Right ...
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HUD won't work on 12.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded to 12.04 right after it was released, and once it installed, I was eager to try the new features. After fiddling around with most of them, I forgot to try the brand new HUD. I tapped the ...
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Upgrade 11.10 to 12.04, no applications in launcher, no shutdown menu

My unity crashed during the update from 11.10 to 12.04, and after waiting a long time i was forced to restart the computer. when it came up, things were in a sorry state, i got to the terminal and ...
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How to run “firefox -profilemanager” with Unity?

I'm trying to find a way to edit the command that runs Firefox to just add "-profilemanager" to it, but can't find anyway on how to do it on Unity launcher or dash.
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12.04: Problems with Radeon 2100 and Unity3D [closed]

With 11.10 I can use Unity 3D without problems, but with the upgrade to 12.04 ubuntu only uses Unity2D. I installed the free drivers for radeon, force the use of Unity3D and now it almost "works"... ...
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Why do games lag in Unity and not in Unity 2D?

Ubuntu 12.04: All games lag in Unity, but in Unity 2D games don't lag. Does anyone have a solution that it don't lag in normal unity? processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz × 2 memory: 3,9 ...