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Attach one window to another window in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is it possible to attach one window to another window (so that one window becomes the "parent window" of the other window)? I'd like to know if it's possible to do this for any two open ...
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Problem with gmail and unity webapps on 12.10 beta 2 [closed]

I am now using Ubuntu 12.10 and my gmail account doesn't integrate into Unity webapps. I have checked the configuration in firefox preferences and also in the dconf-editor and I found nothing wrong. ...
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How to disable the activity log for the application lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from remembering search history? How to clear search history of application search? Every time when I select application lens or press Super+A it ...
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Problem in installing YouTube unity lens

I was trying to installing YouTube lens and scope from Ubuntu. I typed the following in the terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/lenses sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
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White screens when switching to application

Sometimes when I alt-tab between applications, the application will just be a white screen. This has happened with terminal and with firefox. I can fix the problem and get the program to render by ...
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Nemo replaces Nautilus on Unity and Gnome Shell session after I installed latest version of Cinnamon [closed]

I installed the latest version of Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 and now Nemo replaces Nautilus when I choose Unity or Gnome Shell session. When I start Unity I have to restart the session for 3-4 times to ...
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How can I install the Unity Photo Lens

I can't install the Photo Lens. After running these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-photo ...
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How to Switch to Unity 3d

My computer used to run Unity 3d (in Ubuntu 12.04), but when I started it up today, it was in Unity 2d. I was messing with some Ubuntu One packages recently, but I don't think that I did anything ...
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Disable alt + tab moving windows by itself

Whenever I press Alt + Tab , Unity moves the window I'm switching to so that the whole window is inside the screen. This behavior is excruciatingly annoying because I often move a window (usually text ...
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Intel GMA 950 doesn't work on Asus eee pc 1000HE [closed]

My system info showing my graphics card as unknown in Ubuntu 12.04 and unity works slowly(( I tried to reinstall driver (as advised here), but it's didn't help. upd: 3 years ago, i install ubuntu ...
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How do I replace a binary with a shell script in a unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom Ubuntu launcher doesn't launch I used How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? this to pin Eclipse to unity launcher. But now I need to replace eclipse ...
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Will there be an backport of Unity 6/compiz for Precise? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install Unity 6.x.x on Ubuntu 12.04? In my opinion Unity 5.x in precise is not how it should be in an LTS and I would like to know, whether Unity ...
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Only see wallpaper when resuming from lock and closed lid [closed]

Running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with kernel 3.4.0-030400-generic on a laptop, when I lock with ctrl + alt + L and close the lid, then open the lid, I expect to see a prompt asking for password, but instead ...
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What happen to my ubuntu if my graphic not support Unity 3D when UPGRADE to 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity 2d support dropped in 12.10, what now? Unity 2D, the light-weight counterpart to Ubuntu’s Unity interface, has been retired from Ubuntu 12.10. The 2D version of ...
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What is the equivalent of Window's autorun, startup folder, for Xfce, Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically in Unity? I need to start some programs after the desktop environment loads itself, what would be the equivalent of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 running slow: How to improve performance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve overall system performance? I used to work in a computer (Dell Inspiron) with 2GB RAM, 80GB dd and Intel Core Processor with Ubuntu 10 under Gnome, and ...
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Top bar and left bar disappeared after Compiz [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 Bit. There is two Unity interface Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D on login screen. I'm always ...
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Can't launch applications, no windows, no launcher, nothing but a blank desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I unchecked unity tool bar from Compiz, after that no windows and launcher are visible. Also no applications are ...
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Nothing works on the desktop screen after I tried to use the 3D cube settings [duplicate]

I am pretty new to 11.10. I was trying out some settings to operate the desktop in 3d cube mode that's when the unity bar, side bar disappeared. I have tried quite a few things to get it up and ...
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Unity slow on Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI X1250 graphics card

I have an HP 6715b with ATI X1250 graphics card. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I observe that Unity is running slowly. Is that normal? My system configuration is: 4GB RAM and AMD Turion x2 1.9 GHz ...
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LightDM crashes after logging into my account but works fine for all other accounts

I have Ubuntu 12.04. I installed the kubuntu-desktop package from the software centre and the installation went fine. But after restarting, LightDM kept on crashing when I logged into my account. But ...
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unity 12.04 full screen

If I set a shortcut to 'toggle fullscreen mode' in settings->keyboard->shortcuts->windows->toggle fullscreen mode, the shortcut works in unity 2D, but not unity 3D. The same shortcut can be modified ...
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Unity launcher no longer autohides after upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? After upgrading, Unity launcher is now always "active" whereas it used to auto-hide. How can I change ...
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x11 mouse themes not showing on desktop (unity) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and select cursor themes? Hi I have install a few different themes for the mouse cursor. They work well except on the desktop, taskbar or unity launcher ...
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Force tabs in chrome

I'm running ubuntu 12.04. Chrome remembers what tabs were pinned, and re-opens them, most of the time. Sometimes, on my computer, if the browser dies, it forgets and I have to redo them. I have ...
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Mounting a disk produces two icons on the launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? Ubuntu 12.10: When mounting a disk (either ntfs partition or inserting a CD/DVD), two icons ...
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How to remove unity and the default desktop environment of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? How to completely remove desktop? I have installed LXDE from Ubuntu software center,(didn't install the addons i.e. chromium, GUI login ...
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Ubuntu radial gradient desktop background [closed]

Is it possible to add radial gradient to the list of possible background gradients in Ubuntu 12.04?
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What causes the Unity desktop to progressively become less stable? [closed]

This isn't a rant about the instability of Unity, so hear me out. :) From the fresh install of 12.04 that i did, Unity ran great. There were no crashes, no corruption problems, everything was great. ...
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Start ibus on start up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add iBus to start up applications? I searched many places and found this killall ibus-daemon and then launch the ibus from dash but i want to have the ibus ...
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Why if I change my cursor, point to the launcher or the top bar, the cursor gets back to the original ones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change mouse cursor and theme? Why if I change my cursor in my Virtual Machine, point to the launcher or the top bar, the cursor gets back to the original ones? ...
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Unity lens to search for tags

I want to develop a dash lens to search files by tags (the ones that are set through Nautilus). I know on the one hand this program, that does the search: ...
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How do I run the Unity panel only?

I was wondering whether there is any way to use Unity independently of the dash and hud, use just the panel with the indicators to be more exact. Is there such a feature provided by default or way ...
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How to block the desktop background from being changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers? I'm trying to lock the desktop background (So, that it cannot be changed by others) but can not find the way, I got ...
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How can I bind alt-space to open Gnome-Do?

How can I bind alt-space to open Gnome-Do in Ubuntu Precise 12.04? I disabled the "activate window menu" Unity alt-space shortcut from the keyboard settings, but Gnome-Do still doesn't receive the ...
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How do I undo the unity panel whitelist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the panel whitelist back to the default? Is there a way to remove this setting? I used it because a few things weren't showing up (indicators and such) and ...
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How can I make all desktop menus dissapear?

In the past (before Unity), it was possible to use my entire desktop without any menus whatsoever. I used a quick launch app to run my programs and used some of the nice compiz windows managers to ...
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Icons from unity launcher and app switcher disappeared after update [closed]

I updated my 12.04 64b Ubuntu and after restart, all icons from unity launcher and app switcher (the Alt+Tab window) are missing, check the screenshot. I tried to restart OS but no change. Any ideas ...
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Where is the screenshot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcuts not working after removing Shutter I pressed PrtSc, saw a flash and heard a shutter sound but no screenshot file saved in ~/Pictures. However, if I ...
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Unity spontaneously logs out in Ubuntu 12.04

This started happening after I upgraded from 11.10. I'm running on a Latitude 13 laptop with an Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (not Nvidia) - no proprietary drivers. It ...
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gtk-window-decorator crashes [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates. Several days ago on my system program gtk-window-decorator crashes few times in a day. Error message: The program 'gtk-window-decorator' received an X Window ...
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Ambiance theme looks wrong after trying out GNOME Shell

I tried gnome-shell out recently, and since the ambiance theme just looks plain ugly on it, I used gnome-tweak-tools to change the window and gtk theme to Adwaita. So, after that, I went back to ...
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How can I modify Unity 12.04's power cog menu

"System Settings..." and the randomly chosen among many "Displays..." go to the same program, while I have to remember ccsm, [dg]conf-editor and a few others mentioned in various articles. Or I must ...
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How can I tweak virtual desktops? [duplicate]

The single biggest feature of Ubuntu that I absolutely love is the virtual desktops. The ability to have four different workspaces - one for chat, one for developer tools, one for web tabs, and ...
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When will it be possible to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen (12.04) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? After upgrading from 11.10 og 12.04, the possibility of moving the unity launcher to the bottom of the screen disappeared. The measure to ...
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Clicking on active apps on unity launcher stopped working

I don't know how it suddenly became this but here's what's happening right now: e.g. I have 2 firefox windows open, so I see 2 small arrows on the left side icon of the unity launcher. Before, when I ...
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Can I use Unity with the dash and hud only? 12.04

I love the Dash, find the hud to be cool, hates the launcher and loathes the panel! So is there a way that I can run the Dash alone and use Gnome or Cinnamon or whatever as a window manager?
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Control notification display time or better close them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Close button on notify-osd? How to customize on screen notifications? The Unity notifications (notify-osd) are very much useful and nice. But It seems I can't close ...
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Low graphic performance with Mobility Radeon HD 4200 under Unity3D

On my Lenovo Edge 11" I got Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It runs with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 (RS880M) and the additional ATI drivers are correctly installed ("lshw -c video" gives me a correct ...
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desktop files and Ubuntu software Center

Since 12.04, when additional software is installed, Ubuntu software center puts an icon in the launcher, representing a .desktop file in /usr/share/app-install/desktop/. This desktop file is not ...