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Everything Unity & Gnome gets reset on reboot / logoff / shutdown [closed]

Really odd issue here, Whenever I log out, Ubuntu looses all settings for the launcher preferences - I get the defaults again, that is, from the top - Home, Firefox, Libreoffice Writer, Calc and ...
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Mikogo icon lancher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add applications to the launcher? I have convinced a few family members to switch to Ubuntu/Kubuntu, however they are half a country away (live in Canada) and I ...
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Top bar is grey for desktop user but not for initial user [closed]

On 11.04, I get nice black top bar and launcher for the first user I create. When I add another user as a desktop user and log in as that new user, I don't get the black top bar, even after setting ...
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Prevent screenlet icons from showing up in the Unity panel? [closed]

After installing a screenlet in Ubuntu 11.04, it appears in the Unity panel as a running program wasting space (in my case, named FolderViewScreenlet.py), and I've found no way to hide it (aside of ...
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gtk-update-icon-cache problem while installing elementary theme [closed]

I am trying to install elementry unity theme on natty. I used following commands to install the theme. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementaryart/elementarydesktop sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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What's wrong with my icon on the unity-panel? [closed]

After an update of compiz and nvidia-current, my icon on the panel and the firefox auto-scroll icon became mess,like this: what's the problem?
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Window controls unthemed when window is maximized [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I theme the maximized window buttons with Unity? I use Elementary_unity theme with customize Control (Elementary Lion 1.1 Unity) and Window Border ...
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Creating a Bounty Fund for Unity Developers [closed]

Can Canonical and the Ubuntu community create a bounty fund, as a single pool of money, to encourage more developers to contribute to Unity. I'd suggest Canonical starting it off by funding a bounty ...
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My Unity button is missing when connecting to external display (HDMI). Help? [closed]

Every time I connect to an external display, like HDMI, The Unity button on the top left would just disappear. After I disconnect, it would just pop back in. Is there a fix? Restarting it with a ...
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cannot use only external LCD monitor with laptop

I just bought a new laptop. I like to connect it to an external monitor, and configure the displays such that the laptop screen is off, and the external monitor is set to max resolution. When I do ...
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Could Unity 2D and Unity 3D merge [closed]

When looking at Unity 2D and 3D and the future plans to use a software rendered version of Compiz as the WM over Metacity in Unity 2D, the question comes to mind if there enough differences between ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 hangs many times in a day

I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04,My pc hangs many times. What does hung mean here? My mouse pointer is stuck and I can't use shortcut keys,and I can't run Alt+F2 and incase I hear music,last song ...
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Frozen pointer with either Gnome or Unity a few seconds after login [closed]

Hello to everyone reading. Since upgrading a box from maverick to natty yesterday I get an incomprehensible problem with the pointer when choosing either gnome or unity as DM/WM. Namely the pointer ...
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Why compiz or unity refresh screen by every movement I do? [closed]

It's getting me crazy! compiz or unity refresh screen (like I run compiz --replace or unity --replace) by every movement I do (e.g ctrl+tab, super+w) and somehow unexpectedly! sometimes it failed to ...
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Unity “execute” dialog doesn't accept special characters [closed]

Why doesn't the "execute command" dialog (Alt+F2) accept special characters composed by '+a ("á"), +e (é), etc. in Unity? I'm running Natty with Unity 3.8.12.
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How can I force the Unity launcher to start programs in a window which is not maximised [closed]

Bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/704187/ means Wine programs can not be run maximised because there is a mouse displacement. Unity usually seems to start programs maximised. So ...
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Unity logon takes a long time [closed]

I am running unity on Ubuntu 11.04. The logon time from the time I type my password to the time the unity launcher is shown is unusually long. ( Over a min). Error logs are showing timeouts for some ...
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Whenever I use ALT-TAB, Firefox display freezes [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 2011.04 from scratch a few hours ago. At first Firefox was working perfectly. Then I selected "Static application switcher" in the Compiz configuration. From that time, whenever I ...
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How can the Unity toolbar at the left be moved to the bottom & auto-hide activated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? Hi, I like Ubuntu 11.04, but I can't work with the toolbar at the left hand side. How can I move it to the bottom? I'm also interested in ...
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Why doesn't the search function in the Unity dash (11.04) return the same results in Nautilus search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shouldn't unity's dash's “find files” find files that i haven't used yet? When i use the Unity dash to search for files it doesn't return the ...
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How do I remove “apps available for download” from 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove “Apps Available for Download” from the applications lens? There may be other similiar questions. But I find this advertising as really ...
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Computer does not have the necessary hardware to run Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I activate Unity? How do I know if my video card can run Unity? just downloaded the latest ubuntu 11.04 i think. When i log in it says my computer doesnt have ...
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Unity disabled itself, stuck on Metacity, cannot renable via ccsm, unity --reset, unity --replace, etc [closed]

I've been using ubuntu 11.04 for several months now...but today it just decided to quit on me. I temporarily switched my computer from a widescreen monitor to an older, square one...and I got the ...
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How to properly pin Chrome/ium apps in their own “application” in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I put a web application on the Launcher? What I mean is, how can I pin a Chrome/ium application and keep it to itself? I want to click on the application and have ...
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How do I set custom keyboard shortcuts in Unity via gconftool? [closed]

I have added few custom keyboard shortcuts via "keyboard shortcuts" app in unity. It used to go gconf file under /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/ section in Ubuntu 10.10. But, I couldn't find the ...
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Add custom icons to the launcher in Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add applications to the launcher? i have installed 11.04 i want to know whether i can add custom icons on launcher or not
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How to properly install an unzipped program into the launcher? [closed]

I just download and unzipped Aptana Studio into /opt/AptanaStudio3, and ran the program /opt/AptanaStudio3/AptanaStudio3 using the Nautilus file explorer. It shows as an icon on the launcher when ...
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How can I save my desktop session? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add programs to start up? I like to have a set of open applications re-open when I log back into the system. I used to be able to save the currently open apps via ...
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Unity launcher artifacts after suspend (nvidia) [closed]

Using Ubuntu 11.04 on a MacBookPro6,2 the nvidia driver and suspend and resume all work correctly out of the box. Upon resume, however, the Unity launcher shows visual artifacts. This occurs whether ...
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Ubuntu Unity not showing all eclipse menus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Menu missing in Lotus notes 8 and Eclipse in Unity Hi I just upgraded to Natty and I was giving a sporting chance to Unity. There a lot of things I liked about it (ease ...
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Where to configure unity global shortcuts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? Altough predefined shortcuts might be handy for some, for others they are just annoying. I found my self installing ...
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Is it possible to change the unity launcher delay to absolute zero? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the Unity launcher delay? although I have seen similar questions and the hint to change it in ccsm under general options, I find it still taking way to ...
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I don't like Unity, how to get rid of it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use use the Classic GNOME Desktop? i just installed Natty today and i think unity is worst of ubuntu till now. now i want to get rid of it. what are the ...
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Is there a way to un-group Chrome “Application Shortcuts” in Unity so they appear as standalone programs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force active Launcher webpages to be from the Chromium icon? I have used Google Chrome "Application Shortcuts" to make quick links in the Unity launcher to access ...
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How can I change the text color of the unity top panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you change the font color in the Unity panel? I made a gtk theme and my panel black but the text color (globalmenu, clock) stays dark and I don't found out how to ...
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Low contrast font color after upgrading 10.04 to 11.04

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04, the font on the top panel have a very low contrast and is hard to read.
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How can I visually find out which programs are running on the current virtual screen in Unity?

Since switching to Unity in 11.04 I miss the bottom only for one thing: I want to know which windows are on the current virtual screen. I switch between windows with alt+tab and sometimes I don't ...
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Random X crashes in Ubuntu 11.04 [closed]

I've been getting random X crashes in Ubuntu 11.04 the last few days. This occurs both at work and at home, i.e. on a Lenovo T series Thinkpad and on an Acer Aspire 58x-series (if memory serves). ...
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Scrollbars missing in Eclipse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to blacklist an individual application from using overlay-scrollbars? In their frantic quest for pixel real estate, Unity designers have set their greedy ...
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What can I use like a replacement of the notification area?

Well , I used both codes below , also I used dconf-editor to tweak the panel. I Tried to set the code to one program or two , and 'all'. But the problem is that sometimes(not always) I can't click ...
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“Aero snap”-animation not working correctly on the right side of the screen [closed]

When using the "aero snap"-feature on the right side of screen the animation doesn't fill up the complete screen height, Only if the mouse pointer is at the very top of the right side of screen. ...
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Unity 1 pixel border affects compiz button-binding shortcuts [closed]

Why is there a invisible 1-pixel border around the entire edge of the screen in Unity? The pointer doesn't reach the edge of the screen. This means Compiz button-binding shortcuts that involve ...
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Gnome theme unchangable, gray. [closed]

After installation on eee pc 904 with 11.04, with fully support effect like 3D unity and shadow in border of windows. After some reboot the gnome theme change to the gray, old and unchangeable theme ...
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strange Unity behaviour in fresh install

After installing natty on my MacBook Pro - fresh install, not an upgrade. I was happy that almost everything works. However, my second day in, unity is beginning to become more and more flaky. If ...
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How do I add a new application type in refine search? [closed]

in unity, I'd like to add a new application type in the "refine search" section of the main menu, so I could group my applications here. how could I do that?
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List of Quicklists available for Applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the custom launchers and quicklists created for Unity? Quicklists are the right-click menu a for applications on the Unity Launcher and it would be nice to have ...
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How to close applications by middle clicking on the title bar? [closed]

In metacity I want to be able to middle click on the title bar and close it. I tried going into gconf-editor and changing the action-middle-click-titlebar value to "close", but it does nothing. Second ...
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How to make global menu always shown on unmaximized window in unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using indicator-appmenu in maximized mode only User don't need to hover top panel to see application menus. But if application maximized, user need to hover top panel to ...
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Feature Request: When the ubuntu button goes blue in 11.04 [closed]

When the Ubuntu button goes blue in 11.04 it is signifying that a window needs attention. Yes? So is it possible that when you click on the ubuntu button when it is blue that it takes you to the ...
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Panel shadow is disappeared in Unity [closed]

After a crash of Compiz panel shadow is disappeared. This problem is specific to my main user account, other users doesn't have this problem. I also checked in ccsm and shadow_match is set to 'any' ...