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How to change unity launch application to wiggle?

Is there any easy way to use the wiggle animation (which is used to indicate urgent program) as the animation for launching application instead of the pulsing way?
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Run tasks after requesting a shut down

I have a small internet cafe with 7-9 Ubuntu 12.04 workstations. Unfortunately, I can't be there every week. I've seen a Java solution to upgrade the system, after a normal (non-sudo/admin) user ...
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How to customize Unity Launcher's background

In this question I do not want to customize the launcher for each workspace, or change the animations or behaviors of the icons. I only want to change how the background of the Launcher looks. Let me ...
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Force All Windows To Open At A Set Resolution ('width x height' pixels)

Is it possible to force all application windows to open at a specific resolution (i.e. a set specific size like 1280x720 pixels)?
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Display glitches running ATI propietary driver under Ubuntu 12.10

I have a lot of problems with the Ati propietary driver (fglrx). I have an iMac (mid 2011) with a Radeon HD 6900M [1002:6720]. I did not have any problem under Ubuntu 12.04, but since I updated to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Unity stuck in 2D. Compiz crashes

I have been trying to get Unity to work in 3D and hardware wise there should be no problem. I have the 310.14 NVIDIA driver and am using a GTX660-Ti card. Output of: unity --replace Checking if ...
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How do I get the Preferences option in Totem 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 12.10 with the GNOME 3 PPA (ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3). This has updated Totem to version 3.6.2. Since GNOME 3.6 has introduced its own global menus, I cannot find the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity & Gnome Shell problems

I'm experiencing some problems since I decided to upgrade Ubuntu to 12.10 version two days ago. Firstly, I cannot select the Unity environment I previously used on 12.04 without opening the terminal ...
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Focus follows mouse stops working when opening window from launcher and no click to focus

This is 12.04 default desktop (unity). I set it to focus follows mouse, and changed the menus to be on the window. This worked for a while, then some unknown even, maybe an upgrade maybe some other ...
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How well does an Nvidia 9800 work with Unity?

Hi I looked at upgrading to 12.10 today, and got the warning that my graphics hardware may not be fully supported. I'm using an HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop with a Nvidia 9800 graphics card. Has ...
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Stop unity from being used in VNC sessions

If I do not want the unity launcher to be used in VNC sessions (:2, :3, :4, etc.) is there a way to force all my VNC sessions to be gnome classic? I log into my system (12.04) using the "gnome classic"...
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Installed nvidia driver, activated it, and now Unity is gone. No bars, menus, nothing

I installed the nvidia driver (installed the ubuntu-x-swat ones, updated them, got the updates for them, installed bumblebee. I restarted everytime I did those steps, so no, i don't simply need to '...
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How to remove global menu from Chromium, Firefox?

sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmen or sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt. I have used this command to remove the global menu in all installs of Unity. ...
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Installing/Setting themes information very confusing

I'm finding very conflicting/confusing info about how to install and change desktop themes with Unity. Where to extract files, which program to use to change themes, etc. I'm new to ubuntu and using ...
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How to specify 'root' in path in text file

I'm following this tutorial located here on how to create a launcher for eclipse in unity. Everything is going pretty well so far, I've managed to successfully create the launcher but when I click on ...
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Lower Unity's resource usage on Ubuntu 12.10

I had Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC and I was happy with Unity 2D. I used 2D because my PC is not powerful enough to run 3D. Now, I have installed Ubuntu 12.10, and it does not have Unity 2D. I installed ...
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Unity menus don't display properly

Posted this a while back on the Ubuntu forums, but never got a reply, and I still haven't found a way to fix it myself. I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Or some reason, menus (File, Edit, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity wont start when I activate Xinerama with 6 screens

I have 2 video cards. 1X HD7850 (main video card) 1X HD6450 I have installed the driver for ATI AMD Beta 12.11 from AMD website It works very good.. And than, I go in AMD Catalyst Control to ...
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Unity is broken after upgrading to 12.10 (Optimus laptop)

I upgraded to GNU/Linux Ubuntu 12.10 but have been unable to use Unity properly afterwards. Indeed, I encountered the exact same problem as a lot of people: the Unity side and top bars are not ...
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The dash home button icon is an unexpected colour since upgrading. Why?

Simple question. My dash home icon is yellow since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, even after a reboot. It looks weird to me. Anyone know why?
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Shade effects not working ubuntu 12.10

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. Despite the option still being available in CCSM, shade effects are apparently broken in 12.10 I'm not using the unity plugin (because it still sucks) ...
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Web Apps don't show up in launcher or messaging menu

I upgraded to 12.10 and I'm excited to use the web apps feature but it's not working! I did everything by the book: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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How do you keep Unity Panel while using Cairo-Dock on 12.10?

On Ubuntu 12.04 I was able to keep unity panel (the thing at the top of the screen with the time, log out options, wireless connectivity, battery power details, etc) while not keeping the unity shell (...
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Picture lens doesn't find anything

I get Facebook results, but nothing from my computer. If I open a terminal and use 'locate' then I can find stuff, but the picture lens is empty. Note that my picture files are on an NTFS partition....
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No results in Music lens! Music files appear in File lens!

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity --- almost default install. About two weeks back I populated my Music folder with a lot of music files (mp3s). When I go to file lens (Super F), and search I get to ...
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How to change the location a shortcut is linked to?

I have 12.04, the initial user account name is google, then I changed the user name from google to linux. I move /home/google to /home/linuxand update the /etc/passwd file. But now, when I click the ...
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How do I report a bug against Compiz?

When running GUI Unit Tests with Netbeans, I usually end up in a situation where Compiz reaches 100% of CPU usage. When that happens, Unity freezes completely, but I can connect to my computer ...
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Nautilus hides the window when launched

Okay. So I had no problems with Nautilus but then....BAM! It hides almost quarter of the window when launched. Managed to fix it by turning off wobbly windows. Don't understand. It worked perfectly ...
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Home folder quicklist not showing quicklist on right click unless it's open

This just started happening, I go to right click the home folder icon to get to my video folder, and it just says Open new window Home Folder Unlock from launcher But when I click on the home ...
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I screwed up my icons with MyUnity

I wanted MyUnity specifically for the ability to have more than 4 virtual desktops, that is really all that I absolutely needed it for. However, then I got to playing with it wanting to customize my ...
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Nautilus bookmarks do not appear at all [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bookmarks in nautilus only in menu, not in the shortcut tab On my latest Ubuntu install, using version 12.04, my bookmarks are not there. I can ctrl+d to add bookmarks, ...
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Strange behaviour of Launcher icon positions

It's a hardly any trouble but I still want to ask in case anyone knows. I like to keep my Launcher clean with just two or three most common applications pinned. The strange behaviour is that new ...
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Unity Launcher send to back feature

Clicking on a running application's icon in the unity Launcher it brings the application to the front. This is similar behavior to the old gnome taskbar except that in the old taskbar if I clicked a ...
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How to install KDE for different user on ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome 2D. I want to install different desktop environments for different users, there are only 3 different users, 2 of them are in soders list with NOPASSWD I want one user ...
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Change icons in the unity launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher How can I change the icons in the launcher? For example, I run Trollian (pesterchum) under wine, and now I have removed ...
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Dual Monitor Configuration, Maximizing spreads between monitors

I connected an external monitor (dell ultrasharp 18 inch) to my laptop (laptop screen 15.4 inches). When I maximize a window in any monitor, it immediately spreads between both monitors in an uneven ...
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How do I restore the default quicklists?

Just me with another question. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (I had been using Kubuntu for a while but couldn't quite get used to it), however after reinstallation I found that my home folder’s ...
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Problems after running unity-reset

After installing compiz-config on Ubuntu 12.04, my whole desktop settings got disturbed. No window control buttons(min, max & close) and no window wobbling as earlier. So i executed the command ...
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Why Am I Stuck In Unity 2D and How Do I Fix It? [duplicate]

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and at first, Unity 3D worked fine. The Launcher was transparent, the bar at the top had the shadow, and everything looked really neat. I don't ...
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What is Unity 3D / 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 'Ubuntu Unity' (for the Desktop)? I haven't used Ubuntu since like version 9 or something. Now that I just downloaded and installed v12, I want to know what ...
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How to get rid of the Fogger lens?

though I prefer using Fogger instead of creating web-apps in chrome, I don't need the Fogger lens in my Unity Dash. The few web-apps I have are easily found via global search or applications lens. I ...
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Reopen a closed GUI of a running program

When I use Truecrypt or Skype GUI and then (by mistake) push the X button to close it I can still see they are running (using ps-e). In the case with Skype I can even see I am logged in. If I try to ...
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How to display in Unity an exported GMenu in DBus?

I can see exported menus with D-Feet but Unity doesn't display them... Any Idea, additional documentation or code examples? This is my code: GMenu *menu = g_menu_new (); g_menu_append (menu, "Add", "...
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Login screen corruption [closed]

This is what I get in the login screen, it disappears only when I move the mouse and it only happens in the login screen. This is Ubuntu 12. 04 running over an Intel desktop board DG31PR and I'm ...
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How to maximize windows to the middle monitor with three monitors

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and most things are running smoothly. I've managed to set up my three monitors using ATI's Catalyst Control Center. However, I run into problems when I try to maximize ...
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Dash search function displaying 'old' result

I'm no Ubuntu expert but I have had brief experience with Linux in the past and use it a bit at my university. Today I had an issue with the Dash search function. Specifically I downloaded a ...
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Window buttons have suddenly changed to the right side

I'm using updated Ubuntu 12.04 64b with unity, and im having some problems with the window managing buttons and themes. Everything was fine until this week when i rebooted the system and when it ...
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Unity 3D vs Unity 2D vs Gnome shell for battery life (resource use)

I'm currently trying to choose between Gnome shell and Unity 2D/3D for my Ubuntu installation on my laptop (I don't really like the dull look of some environments like xfce). Of the three, which uses ...
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Why are my Firefox control buttons disappearing?

Not sure if this is a "fault" or just me. The window control buttons (top left) in Firefox disappear behind the unity launch bar on the left of the screen when Firefox is maximised. It is then ...
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing this:...