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No desktop icons after upgrade to 11.10

I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and after restart it showed the login screen. After login, only the desktop background shows with ubuntu 11.10 text at the bottom-left corner. Did my GNOME stop ...
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Is there a virtualbox indicator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Application Indicators are available? Is there any indicator that compatible with Ubuntu 11.10 with unity?I use it in Ubuntu 11.04.
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Cannot remove iTunes (installed with WINE) from Unity Applications lens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove un-installed programs from the Unity dash menu? I installed iTunes 10 via PlayOnLinux and later uninstalled it. However, the app icon still shows up in ...
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Messed up with Unity & Compiz

I was making some changes in CCSM and I activated "rotate cube" plugin which asked me for resolving some conflicts & disabled all of them but with 11.04 something related to Unity were also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ignoring network settings performed in the UI?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server, and then added a minimal desktop like so: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop --no-install-recommends Then I complemented the install with the following ...
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No panels or menus after upgrading to 14.04

I just upgraded my System to 14.04. After restarting when the update was finished I did not see any menu bars or panels. Right clicking and opening a terminal via ctrl+alt+t is not possible. ...
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What does this “1” mean over the Chromium button in the Launcher?

I took a screenshot but I can't work out how to attach it. I think the words in the question itself do the trick. At least, I hope they do.
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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Unity's “File Edit View” menus in Gnome Fallback in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was recently playing around with Ubuntu 11.04 (Ah, the last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome 2 in the background) and I noticed this: As you can see its the "Unity" "File Edit View..." menu in ...
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Missing features in Gnome after installing

I installed GNOME by following the instructions listed in : How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME? Installation went through with no problem but I couldnot get the complete experience ...
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How to uninstall lightdm?

I removed Unity from my computer. But still lightdm is showing when I typed sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm. I want to remove it. What can I do?
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Add command to lauch a new application from terminal [duplicate]

I've installed BlueGriffon on Ubuntu 13.04 x64bit. I've add it to Unity Launcher by creating a "bluegriffon.desktop" file. Now I want to launch bluegriffon directly from terminal; assuming that the ...
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About Intel 82865g

Well I think this is already been asked but any of those questions did not answer me. My computer, a HP d260 MT brand machine has the following specs: Pentium 4 processor @3.0 Ghz On-board Intel ...
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Can't get any programs

somehow I've lost my icon for starting the Ubuntu software Center and cannot install any programs or remove any programs. Can you advise as to how to get one installed again? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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What's the best version of Ubuntu for a Dell Inspiron 1150

I've attempted to install 12.10, but I can get a proper unity desktop or launch button etc. I've tried various recommended fixes but no success, so I updated to 13.04 in the hope that it might fix ...
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How to open window centered in unity desktop?

Is there a way to open and/or set programs in the center of the desktop in Unity?
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Non-vector icons in Nautilus

I'm happy Acer AOD257 (2GB, Atom) netbook owner with Ubuntu 12.10. I once saw that all Nautilus/Unity/Ubuntu icons are in raster and vector formats. BUT! I see vector only. My netbook is weak, does ...
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Is it possible to have the remote host name appear in X11 windows?

I found that running applications over X11 from remote virtual machines give a lot better performance than VNC or Spice. However, it can get confusing when you have a bunch of windows open on your ...
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How to drag full screen window to the other workspace in unity

As the title I can drag the window to the other workspace if the window is not full screen. I need restore the window first before I move it to the other workspace. Any shortcut?
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Unity Dash not launching-11.10

I'm running 11.10. I was on my computer today and I wanted to launch unity dash. But I pressed the superkey (Windows Key) and nothing happened. I pressed the ''Dash Home'' button but still nothing. ...
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How to remove Unity Icon gloss

I recently installed the Nitrux–UMD icon theme, and I'm wondering how to turn off the Unity gloss that's being applied over the unity bar icons. This is how it looks— This is how it should look— ...
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Can't make Unity Launcher appear

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and I want to make unity launcher to auto-hide but when it hides it doesn't appear again unless I press the start button. Should I reinstall unity through terminal? I don't have ...
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Fresh install of 12.10 and many icons not showing on the Launcher

After a brand new install of 12.10 many of the icons are not showing on the Launcher on the left. If you hover mouse over them the description is shown and clicking on them activates the application. ...
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Can I uninstall compiz and metacity on 12.04?

I kind of new to linux and don't know much about window and desktop managers and that's why I am getting confused. Since Ubuntu 12.04 relies on Unity, why are there so much Gnome Lib file and ...
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How do I install the scopes of graphic design lens in 12.04?

In Ubuntu 11.10, I used a unity-lens called graphicdesign from ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa. I installed it on both 11.10 and 12.04 with: sudo apt-get install unity-lens-graphicdesign ...
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Can not get passed the login screen

I have the same issue as others (see Login returns to login screen [closed]). When I arrived at the login screen, I enter my password, the screen goes black for one second, displaying some text, and ...
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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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Unity 3D suddenly no longer working on my Wubi install

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my hand-built tower (important specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz, 8GB of RAM, NVidia GeForce 8800 GTS with 640 MB of video RAM). It's a bit of a weird setup because I installed ...
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How to use Unity 3d and Gnome Shell without any drivers?

Currently I don't have any driver available for the laptop that I use , and because of this I only can use Unity 2d and Gnome Panel. I have Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed and no drivers for ...
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Problems with screen

On the screen appear black line and the screen sometimes freezes and flashes. When a right screenshot of the screen or record desktop turns on normally. This does not appear on Windows 8 CP and Ubuntu ...
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Unity icons disappared

Hi guys I have newly setup and installed all the updates for Ubuntu but a few of the icons on the Unity bar are not showing up and I'm getting gray boxes instead for system settings, terminal and ...
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Is the power-cog supposed to turn blue when updates are available?

My understanding was that the power-cog was supposed to turn blue when updates are available. But I've noticed that the updates-manager icon appears on the launcher with updates and my power-cog never ...
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How can I stop a window maximizing across two screens?

I currently run Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity and FGLRX driver. I also use two monitors. Right now, if I maximize a window it does so across both screens. In addition, things like alt-tab will display split ...
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How to restore Unity 3d? [closed]

Recently I used Janitor tool to remove unused apps in ubuntu 11.10. I think I've removed some Unity specific libraries in the process. Now My screen look like plane vanila linux desktop without any ...
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CCSM Missing from Unity

After using CCSM 4 or 5 weeks ago to adjust the launcher icons to minimum setting I have been spending all my time in Gnome Shell. I have made a number of adjustments in Shell (tweak tool etc) Today ...
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How do I change window theme in 11.10?

I don't know how I did it, but now I'm stuck with this same window theme! Whichever theme I change to, the window theme will stick and only the background colour of the window title will change. Here ...
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How to start eclipse while in gnome shell?

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 10.04 to 11.10 using a USB stick. On 10.04 I had a manual Eclipse installation, that got correctly integrated into the Unity launch bar (meaning that I can start and run it). ...
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Gnome Shell running applications in Unity?

GNOME shell have current running windows mode like in Mac and I love it, but I don't wont use GNOME Shell, may be have some way to display the current running applications as well and in Unity. ...
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Libreoffice writer is missing its icon. Where should I put a replacement?

The other libreoffice programs all have their icons in place but I get the 'blank icon' icon in unity's launcher. Any idea of the directory I should place a replacement icon or how I can get it back? ...
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How to create list of installed packages for remove after testing?

I like to test kmymoney. When trying to install there are a lot of kde packages that are needed by this program. That's ok, I'm using Unity and there are no kde packages installed at this moment. So, ...
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Where can I find Unity's log files?

Since I upgraded to Oneiric, the top left Unity menu button is missing, fonts look a bit weird (font size changed) and the login screen looks like the one from Natty, except with a GTK1-like gray ...
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Can I have Gnome-shell and Unity together? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME 3? Can I have Gnome-shell and Unity available in ubuntu? I mean can I switch between Gnome-shell and unity at the ...
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How to stop excessive memory usage of unity-window-decorator? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on an AMD64 computer. When I boot the computer the memory usage of unity-window-decorator is few tens of MB (checked with System Monitor)c After many hours using Google Chrome, ...
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Unity sidebar not to launch a Chrome if already running

How can I configure Unity's sidebar to have the following behaviour: 1) If I click on a program icon, and it's already running - switch to it. 2) If I click on a program icon, and it's not running - ...
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How to use compiz with Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use Compiz as the window manager for Unity. Hello. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition with classic desktop interface (No Unity). For visual and usability ...
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What is the Amazon Browser in 14.04

In a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, there is an Amazon browser in the Unity sidebar and a "Browser" in Dash. I don't know how to find the source and name of these browsers. I'd expect that they're ...
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Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...
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Deleted /default/index.theme

Could anyone who is using the standard Ambiance or Radiance themes and icons, please post me a copy of this file /usr/share/icon/default/index.theme , I overwrote it by accident and do not have a ...
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How to restore the Unity login screen after installing Xubuntu desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed an Xubuntu desktop on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 system using this command: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop gksu leafpad synaptic from this site: After logging out and ...
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Unity : Are these bugs?

Ubuntu Unity has some issues that I'm not sure if they should be reported as bugs or is just my fad. Run a command (Global Shortcut Alt + F2) cannot find anything for Files, Calculator, Text ...