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No icons, launcher, top panel or anything else while 'Try Ubuntu'

I just got Ubuntu live media on USB and pressed 'Try Ubuntu' and that worked very well, so I decided to install. At the end of the install I got a fail message and it said something about the boot ...
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Unity won't to start after installing proprietary AMD graphics driver

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit, I installed all the updates, and then I installed the proprietary AMD graphics drivers for my AMD Radeon 7670M 1GB DDR3 graphics card (I have Samsung NP350V5X), ...
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What do the listed unity lenses do?

Ubuntu 12.04 synaptic package manager shows these unity lenses: unity-lens-applications unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-lens-video What do the lenses do? And do they send dash searches or ...
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Where does unity-webapps gets installed?

When reddit.com asked if I want to install reddit unity webapp, on clicking ok it got installed directly wihtout asking for my password. Does that mean it's installed in user's directory? If no, then ...
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Want to create new Dolphin window from Unity launcher

I installed the Dolphin File manager when Ubuntu 13.04's file manager stopped supporting expandable folders in the file pane. Sometimes I like to have separate Dolphin instances running in my various ...
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How can I make the top bar and launcher icons it holds thicker?

If you're trying to use the ubuntu-desktop arm image on a touch device (for example the nexus 7), making the top bar thicker would be a useful user interface tweak. I can already make the unity ...
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Everything freezes except mouse. Ubuntu 12.10

I use ubuntu 12.10 32bit Gnome 3.6.0 with Unity GPU: Intel 3000 HD In about this computer: Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 GPU : Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 ...
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Unity does not get listed in lightdm on xubuntu 13.04

I've installed Xubuntu 13.04 beta2 and installed unity but it's not getting listed in lightdm session list. Any help?
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What Unity Lenses and Scopes are available to add? [duplicate]

I am curious to know what sort of unity scopes can we add in Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried a YouTube lens but it doesn't work. Are there any scopes/lenses (except the default ones) I can add to the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity Social Lens Not Showing Anything

My Unity social lens is empty. I've enabled social networking in my online accounts. I've installed the Friends Twitter client, which is working fine. Anyone any ideas?
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13.04 Unity troubles related to Nvidia Optimus [closed]

I know this bug in variations has been discussed in other questions, but none of the solutions work... I'm running Ubuntu on a lenovo ThinkPad T420s. It has a Nvidia Optimus discrete graphics card. ...
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How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? [duplicate]

How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows” in 13.04? By unity revamped / like, please not batch files. I want to go into ccsm and enable it like in 11.10 or 12.04 with unity revamped. I don't ...
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Some webapps don't work [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed chromium and Unity WebApps Chromium extension. Also i installed some web apps like Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakte. But they are no appeared in social hub (i don't ...
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No wallpaper after installing Gnome Shell [13.04] [duplicate]

After installing Gnome Shell 3.8, my wallpaper disapear and I see only white space on desktop. After nautilus -q white turn into black, but I still can't see picture (Picture is set correctly, because ...
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Unity-bar fails to show randomly when using mouse? [duplicate]

Description of my problem: I have set Unity bar in 13.04 to auto-hide when not used under apperance settings. Sometimes, for example when using other programs (no matter what program) - it fails to ...
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Is someone going to make unity revamped for 13.04 (Or your opinion on it)? [closed]

What is keeping me to upgrade to 13.04 from 12.04.2 is unity revamped, I need my dodge windows ASAP!!! I was just wondering what is your opinion about this? Do you think that this is going to happen? ...
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Faience GTK theme breaks tabs

I installed this theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity and all tabs are definitively wrong: Any idea to make this theme work properly? Thanks.
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What is the hotkey for switching workspaces in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail? [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to Raring my workflow is hindered by abandoning the hotkeys for switching between workspaces. I used ctrl-alt-left/right/up/down a lot to switch between workspaces, and ...
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Replace ubuntu unity launcher with dock

I know it is possible to disable/move unity launcher in ubuntu 11.10, but what about 13.04? I would like to completely disable unity launcher and use some sort of dock, or move unity launcher to the ...
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Why is Unity so slow?

I recently installed this 12.10 version. I am facing problem with the user interface. like opening browsers and opening dash home and typing in dash home bar and also it is very slow if I try to ...
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Emacs 24.3 won't lock to unity bar [duplicate]

I'm running a Ubuntu 12.04. I just installed emacs 24.3 from Damian's Cassou's emacs PPA. Before I doing this, I completely removed all emacs with the following command: sudo apt-get remove emacs* ...
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Installed kernel, and printer driver - No Unity?

I ran installation of printer drives for Epson Stylus S22 (From original website) The most recent installs are: 2013-04-10 12:06:53 install linux-image-3.5.0-27-generic:amd64 <none> ...
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How to remove the Unity launcher icon by setting its size to zero? [duplicate]

Is there a way (on Ubuntu 12.10) to manually set the launcher icon size to 0 to permanently hide it? I hate the launcher after they removed dodge windows and I'm using Cairo now for my dock.
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Does there exist a Key Binding configuration for Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is very customizable, with all the shortcut options in one text file for you to edit. By default, a number of them do not work, mainly because the Alt key escapes the program in Unity. I ...
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Restrict file search to ONE folder and it's subs

When I go to Settings > Privacy > Files (tab) It provides me with the option to provide a list of folders: "Don't record activity in the following folders" However, I'd like to be able to do ...
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How to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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Is it possible to hide the appmenu like MS Windows can?

The global menu seems to be not optimal for desktops, in my opinion. So i disabled it. Now i'm wondering if it is possible to hide the appmenu like MS Windows does. Of course, it can't treggered by ...
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Unity plugin - can't rebind the launcher button

I'm running 12.04 and I'd like to use my Super as the button to open the launcher, currently I'm using Super + Tab to essentially open the first item in the launcher. I have the Compiz tools ...
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Unity Launcher 'Background' Will not Auto-Hide With Launcher Icons

I recently set my Unity Launcher bar to auto-hide, and to be transparent, using the Compiz Configuration tools (ccsm, in the terminal). I did not use 'Unsettings' to do this, as, for whatever reason, ...
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Unity Dash extremely laggy

I'm running 12.04 64bit. I've been running gnome shell for a while and decided to give Unity a try. I logged out and back in with the Unity Shell selected. I noticed that, sometimes when I press the ...
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How to configure auto lock screen?

I'am using MATE Desktop Environment 1.5.7 in Ubuntu, I checked both options in Screensaver window but it's not working, so how to set auto lock screen as in Unity?
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 display artefacts/freezes after switching users?

Some time ago I noticed a strange behaviour on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04. Here's a detailed description of the problem: I log into my account, work for some time, and then somebody else wants ...
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ubuntu just crashed when I login no desktop loads up [duplicate]

Hi guys ubuntu has just crashed on me, what now happens is when I log in as the main user I get no desktop loades up just the desktop background ALSO I can't access my terminal using CTRL, ALT etc. ...
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Irritating window stuck always on top

10. Sometimes there is a small window(corrupt) appearing, once it is there, it sticks there on top of all, irrespctive of whatever I do except logout. I have tried different options like cinnamon, ...
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Volume control indicator is not working [closed]

When I try to control the volume from the indicator, nothing happens. I have to individually set each application's volume (like Audacious or Totem) from their controls or use the hard controls. I ...
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fglrx works on Ubuntu 12.10 (32-bit), but not Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on the same computer. How do I fix it on the 64-bit install?

I have followed instructions for every option listed here (uninstalling in between attempts, of course), but each one results in Unity not loading; no sidebar, no desktop icons, and no window borders. ...
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Skype and VLC icons disappear from the menu bar

I started using Ubuntu 3 days ago, but I don't know how to open Skype and VLC programs because their icons disappeared from the menu. I have already read answers to other people with similar problems, ...
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unity launcher from 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on HP 4000 PC, how can I start Unity Launcher? Do I need to install any packages before I can use it. Any comments are highly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Kevin
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Unity cropping external monitor: how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I I have a dual-screen setup with my laptop (1366x768) and an external monitor connected through HDMI (primary 1920x1080). I don't know if this is cause by different aspect ratios (16:10 on laptop, ...
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The Unity 'Home Folder' launcher quicklist has duplicates. How can I remove them and add new entries?

I added places to my 'Home Folder' quicklist in 11.10, I believe following these instructions and ended up with duplicates once that feature became standard in 12.04. I tried this solution, removing ...
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Changes in GUI behavior after update

[Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, Unity 5.18.0] On Friday morning I installed the recommended software updates, as I always do (list included at the end of this message). The next day, after rebooting, the GUI ...
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Ubuntu restarts if Dash menu is clicked [closed]

glad I have a serious problem with my 12.10 because whenever the dash menu is clicked, it causes my computer to restart. How can I fix this issue?
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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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Install twitter web app if I declined the first time [duplicate]

I was going to install twitter web app so it could integrate with unity, but I missclicked (yeah what a dumbass) and declined to do so. Now I have refreshed the page several times, and the alert with ...
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Do not show devices on the left panel [duplicate]

I don't want to show the mounted devices on my left panel(launcher, ubuntu 12.04), and I can just run my ubuntu on 2D mode, so the software myunity tell me "Your Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode. ...
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Unity Web Apps in New tab [duplicate]

I have Youtube intergrated into Unity Laucher as a webapp. But when I open it, it opens in a new window instead of opening in the existing browser window. How do I enable opening as a new tab ...
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Why am I getting weird glitchy buttons and text?

As you can see from the picture, I just installed Ubuntu on my system and I am getting some strange Glitchy graphics. This also happens in the Password field on Login. Any ideas what this could be ...
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How do I remove GNOME and restore UNITY in 12.10?

I'm new to Ubuntu and someone suggested I install GNOME, only I was unaware it was a GUI mod. The log-in menu now has drop down for GNOME selection and such, as well as Ubuntu, however the GNOME ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.10 displays launcher icons in different size, but 12.04 displays them in the same size? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.10, the launcher icons are displayed in different size in Unity: But on Ubuntu 12.04, they are all rendered nicely to the same size: Is it a bug in Ubuntu 12.10? How can I change ...
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How to run unity-3D on Desktop

My output of lspci | grep VGA is: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) Can I enable unity-3D on my PC? If so, tell me how I ...