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missing inhibit sleep applet for unity

I am looking for an INHIBIT SLEEP applet for Ubuntu 11.10 unity, to enable me watching movies on Google without having to move the mouse or change power management.
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Why is sysinfo reporting Gnome 2 rather than Gnome 3

After upgrading from 11.04 (N.N.) to 11.10 (O.O.), I have many problems. The first problem is that I was expecting Gnome to be updated to Gnome 3. However, sysinfo reports: Release: Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Clicking Shutdown shuts down immediately instead of showing dialog. Cannot restart

In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric (Unity), clicking on shutdown will immediately shut down the machine instead of prompting with Restart / Shutdown option dialog.
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Completely remove Unity and use gnome-shell instead [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? I really want to use Gnome-shell instead of Unity. But when i installed gnome-shell if found some interference from Unity in Gnome-shell ...
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How to recover the launcher?

I recently upgraded to 11.10 (what a mistake) and was using CompizConfig. Just clicking around in CompizConfig, my launcher disappeared. Rebooting doesn't help. unity --reset ends with ...
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Clicking on a mounted drive on the launcher doesn't open it

My external drive is mounted as /media/usr2 and is visible in the "dock". When I right-click it, "Open" is one of the options but it never opens. Why does "Open" not work?
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Why don't my icons change in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appearance does not change on switching the theme I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and it has been a headache ever since. I have gnome-tweak-tools installed, CCSM is ...
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Can't enable Unity 2D

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and have done a full update. I have found that standard Unity is just too much for my laptop, so I thought I should enable Unity 2D from the login menu. However, ...
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Just started using Unity from Ubuntu Classic. Missing Indicators

I just moved to Ubuntu Unity and found my Indicators missing (11.04) Also I have tried Installing Ubuntu 11.10 CLI (using Alternate CD), then install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop. I ...
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gVim dissapears when minimized and no way to maximize again

I am using gVim, installed using apt-get, and whenever I minimize the window it gets lost. The program is executing because I can see it in the monitor, but there is no way to bring back the editor. ...
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How to attach the unity menu applet to the gnome panel ?

Can someone please tell how to attach the Unity Menu Applet back to the Gnome Panel?
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How do I install Glippy?

I just installed the brand new 11.10 and apparently the ppa for glippy don't work with oneiric. Maybe with the upgrade glippy can still be operating with you? thnx
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compiz hiding unity and all menus

After updating to Ubuntu 11.10, I was severly disturbed by Dash and wanted to go back to Ubuntu Classic. So I tried to read up, and found Compiz SettingsManager. In there, I clicked "on" never hide ...
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How to get Unity working on dual gpu laptop?

I recently bought a new laptop (Asus X53S series) that has two GPUs, an NVidia GeForce GT 540M and an integrated Intel GPU (I believe it's called Intel HD graphics 3000). I installed the recommended ...
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Removal of unity-preferences makes launcher not show up

In 11.04 I used the unity-preferences tool (called menu and launcher in the the dash I believe) to set Unity to only reveal when the mouse was moved to the upper corner. I liked this method better as ...
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Dash not displaying properly

I can only get unity to display properly at a lower (ugly-looking) resolution. Is there a way to fix this. I cannot go full screen. I can not find any bug reports that have similar problems. I have ...
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Desktop background “freezes” in Ubuntu 11.04

I'm experiencing an odd problem with my desktop, which I'm unable to find any solutions (or reproduces) on the web, partly because for any search terms I can think of, I come up with a lot of hits ...
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How do I get rid of this extra battery icon?

on Ubuntu 11.04 I had the battery-status indicator applet installed. After the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 Beta I do not want to use the applet any longer. I deinstalled it, but I cannot get rid of the ...
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Installing Unity on 10.04 for netbooks

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS netbook version and it comes with an annoying user interface. I'd like to know how I can replace it with Unity. I've already tried sudo apt-get install unity but it ...
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How to always show all apps in Dash?

I have Oneiric running in Virtualbox with Unity (3D), it's up todate as of now. When I go to the Dash to find an app I have to click a small arrow to show all the apps in that category. Once I ...
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New to Ubuntu but have two problems

I have just installed Ubuntu and I am very pleased, however I have two problems: I don't have Unity so ran the test and I have been told: Not software rendered: no GLX texture from pixmap: no Unity ...
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How do I enable Ati Radeon 9200 drivers so I can use Unity?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my HP pavillion ZX500 with the Ati Radeon 9200 Graphics card. It works fine right now but the only problem is that the Unity desktop doesnt come on. It makes me have ...
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Windows sometimes does not open fully

I am using natty unity. I am facing 1 intermittent problem. Sometimes, my application windows does not open completely. For example, please refer following image. You may observe that my google ...
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unity only works the first boot

Ubuntu 11.04 Unity works fine when booted to try out from CD. After install, Unity works the first login but not after that. Classic doesn't work either. I can only use Classic no-effects. Why ...
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Unity Compiz Close Window effect does nothing on window close

I have Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit and I'm using Unity, I decided to start using the pretty Compiz effects, and they do work, when I open a window, the open window effect works, same with menus, tool tips, ...
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Resolution Changed -> Unity Launcher now in wrong location

My old tft broke down. I have two actually. I had to replace the main one (originally I had 1980x1200 resolution) with one with 1980x1080. I fixed the resolution in the xorg.conf with the nvidia ...
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Open mailto: links in Unity with non-default browser webapp?

I use Firefox as my default browser. Email is a Chromium webapp pinned to the launcher, with a Google Apps account so it's basically GMail. Most solutions involve the 'desktop-webmail' application ...
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Klipper icon on top panel isn't functioning

When clicking on the klipper icon on the unity bar nothing happens. No drop down list. Is there anybody able to resolve it?..
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Unity top panel flickering with fullscreen WINE apps

When I run a wine app in fullscreen the top Unity panel is visible flickering through it on and off. The "Legacy fullscreen support" does not help, when running without Compiz (Unity 2d) everything is ...
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Unity displaying bad colors. Why? How can I fix it?

I'm not sure how to explain this. So see the screenshot.
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Ubuntu 11.04 with Gnome 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch to the Classic GNOME Desktop? I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and I was not happy with the default user interface (Unity). What options I have if I ...
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Unity application launchers are disappeared

Once I'm adding application launcher onto unity dock I expect it will be there as long as I want, but after the system restarted they're just disappeared. What may cause the problem or what should I ...
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What about Internet problem in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a problem in Ubuntu 11.04 that Internet cannot work when i run my PC , i have dsl in my computer and when Internet cannot run i pull Cable and put it again these problem every time when i run ...
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Clicking twice on a launcher icon: why different behaviours?

The usual behaviour when clicking twice on an icon in the unity launcher is to trigger the scale mode: all windows of that app are tiled. Now, a third click triggers different kinds of behaviour: ...
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How can I change labels created with build_menu_from_desktop() in pythons appindicator module?

Suppose I created an indicator with appindicator for python. Suppose I used the line build_menu_from_desktop("/my/path/myfile.desktop", "Unity") for that. How would I go about changing the created ...
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Is ATI working on Unity 3D?

Before I had ATI running, but Unity was corrupt and laggy. Now, I don't have installed and everything is better. I am just wondering if it is safe to turn it back on?
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Window Placement on Unity doesn't open programs on workspaces 3 and 4, how can I fix it?

I'm working on an article for my site about using window placement rules. On Ubuntu Classic I can create all the rules I want (open evolution on workspace 2, liferea on workspace 3, gwibber on ...
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Launcher not auto-hiding while using Writer

Despite of setting the launcher bar to auto-hide mode, it stops auto-hiding after a while when I'm using Writer. What can an Ubuntu rookie like me do to solve this VERY annoying matter?
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How do I make the Panel and Window Decorations appear on a second monitor? [closed]

64-bit 11.04 installed with the proprietary NVIDIA (current) enabled, all updates applied as of today. I'm having trouble setting up my second monitor. I have no panel or window decorations on the ...
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How to show the mounted disc title in the Unity?

Hello. If the system has several mounted devices - they will all be displayed on the launcher panel, but without captions (titles?). It make difficult to know which icon is responsible for a which ...
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Unity shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in group and the next/previous applications?

What I miss from DockBarX is the possibility of adding keyboard shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in the group of windows for an application, and the next/previous applications. Is ...
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Unity launcher doesn't hide automatically on start up

When you start an application, say, Firefox, the Launcher continues to be placed over it. This is cleared up by moving the mouse to the left edge of the screen and then away, but it shouldn't happen ...
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position of window control buttons

can we have unity move the max/min/close buttons to the right? When the window is not maximized, Metacity takes control of the window, therefore we can use gconf-editor to force the traditional ...
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zeitgeist-extension-fts cant seem to install after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

Okay folks, hope all is well in which ever part of the world you are in, I seem to be having a bit of an issue with unity-place-applications & unity-place-files. I have just updated from 10.04 ...
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How do I right click with a Magic Trackpad?

I can't seem to right click with my Magic Trackpad on Ubuntu 11.04. On maverick, a two-finger tap would do, but in natty it seems to be assigned to middle click, and three-finger tap is assigned to ...
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Okular lacks menus except in fully maximised mode

Running Okular under Ubuntu 11.04 (w/ Unity): Okular doesn't have menus anymore (file, settings etc.) unless I maximise its window.
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Can my laptop run Unity, and if so, how?

According to the output below, I can't run Unity on my laptop. However, what is not clear from searching Google and Ubuntu Forums is whether or not the problems are fixable. Can settings be changed ...
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Why is Banshee not showing in sound menu in 11.04?

There is no entry for Banshee in the sound menu. Why is this? The "Sound Menu Integration" and "MPRIS D-Bus Interface" extensions are enabled.
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How to customize file filtering in Unity dash

I'm getting used to a new way of working in Unity and am really enjoying it. The hardest thing I face now is tweaking it so that it works as nicely as possible. On the face of it, customisation is ...
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No Window Manager and no Networking

I'm in a bit of a pickle right now due to a few blunders I made on my Ubuntu install. Currently, I have no window managers (so I'm running from a terminal) and no networking, wired or wireless. Here's ...