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ubuntu 11.10 login loop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu - resolution issue causing login screen loop Unity login return to login screen again after successful login. Got the following error in ~/.xsession-errors ...
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Windows 7 professional won't boot after installing ubuntu 11.10 alongside [closed]

I can't boot into Windows 7 Professional after installing ubuntu version 11.10 alongside windows as a dual boot. Windows starts to boot after I select it from GRUB and then select "start windows ...
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Titlebar of the windows is not showing up

I can't see the titlebar anymore. The one with the close and minimize buttons, unless the window is in full screen. Here is an image:
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unity toolbar icons disappear on boot

My toolbar icons sometimes are missing on boot. I have no idea why. Another odd thing that could be related is it seems sometimes my terminal windows don't have transparency on boot.(I have a ...
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How do I remove the video lens?

How do I remove the video lens in Unity 12.04?
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Why does Unity and Unity 2D use different config systems? (DConf and GConf)

Unity 3D uses GConf, but Unity 2D uses DConf. Why is that and is there an overview of where the different parts of Unity (scopes, lenses, etc) are stored in which configuration system?
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Is it possible to disable auto hide in the global menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? Is there a way to disable the global menu from automatically hiding in Unity? I would like if the menus ...
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Text editor playing hide and seek

When ever I minimise or Alt+TAB from the text editor Gedit, it disappears from Unity and from alt tabbing. I can open a new instance of it from the menu, but all previous work is lost. How can I fix ...
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How to change or add themes for Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change to a theme not listed in the Appearance screen? Does anyone know how to change themes ? There only 4 themes , can we add more themes by download it , i ...
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How do I disable the chameleon effect in notifications and the Unity launcher?

Is there a way to stop the new unity feature that changes the colour of the launcher and notifications that matches them to the wallpaper? Its an interesting feature, but I would rather not have a ...
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Why is Unity 2D running so much faster on system with ATI 6770?

I'm new to Linux in general. I installed 11.10 the other day, and began enjoying. I've noticed, however, that when I choose "Ubuntu" from the login menu (vs "Ubuntu 2D), the system runs noticeably ...
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How to load unity-launcher in standalone session?

I want to auto-start unity-launcher in a stand alone session without loading the top panel with it, like in this picture: So how to do this?
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How to Enable dragging files on custom application on launcher?

In unity, we can drag files on application's button in the launcher to open that file with that application - however, looks like its hard to change default application. I use Komodo as editor, and ...
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Mouse scroll in scale effect in Unity

In Gnome Shell interface when viewing Activies, we can scroll the window to zoom in and zoom out. Can this be done in Unity 3D?
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Intel HD Graphics Works on Unity, but no in Gnome shell

I cant play starcraft 1 in Gnome shell(to slow), in unity runs perfect .Why?
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How do I remove the Skype icon from the system panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I remove the Skype panel icon? I have been trying for some time to remove the Skype icon in the upper panel in Ubuntu 11.10, but to no avail. I have went into ...
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How to launch application as root from Unity Launcher?

Mainly I am looking for a way to pin an application to the Unity launch bar, and run it as root. Currently, even if I start the application with sudo, and pin it after it starts, it will start as ...
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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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CPU usage gets to 100% whenever openning an application

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 unity (the problem was there before i upgrade) with an Intel® Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz and my problem is that the CPU usage gets to 100% whenever i open an application and ...
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How to change web browser's tab bar background color or image?

Running Precise. I am tweaking the ambiance theme to my taste. Yet I can't locate where I can modify the background color of the browser's tab bar (I suspect its value instruction to be somewhere in ...
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Unity launcher full - Need more icons

I have already reduced the Unity launcher icons to 32 but still the space is exhausted already with my most-used programs. Basically I have to scroll often in the unity launcher bar with is annoying. ...
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how to put dash button on dockbarx

Im new in Ubuntu so I need help from pros I like the dash feature but i don't like the unity launcher how can i make a dash button on "DOCKBARX" ADDITION: how to remove the unity launcher
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Static Application Switcher is empty after show dekstop

Im using the Static Application Switcher to configure my ALT + TAB to cycle trough all applications not grouped. So far so good. Then I press Super + D to "hide all normal windows" (show desktop). ...
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How can I uninstall Unity in 12.04 and install Cinnamon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I decided to install Cinnamon, as it's by far superior than Unity in my opinion. However, I don't know from where to install it.
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Keyboard shortcut for switching lenses

It used to be that I could switch to another lens by using the Tab button in 11.10 but it seems that the key has been mapped to focusing different sections of the same lens in 12.04. Is there a new ...
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Where can I download MyUnity visual?

There is a MyUnity version that can tweak the unity desktop in a visual way like so My unity visual Youtube video). In the myunity PPA and the homepage, there is no beta / alpha download option. ...
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How can I find *.desktop files?

To the best of my knowledge, all shortcuts in the Unity Launcher have a corresponding *.desktop file. I have one shortcut (for skrooge) that doesn't have an icon. How can I find the *.desktop file ...
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Unity 3D won't load - Choosing “Ubuntu” during login still loads Unity 2D

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my ASUS N43SL laptop and Unity 3D loaded right after installation. But upon reboot, I noticed that Ubuntu loaded Unity 2D instead of Unity 3D. I logged-off and made ...
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Why does Ubuntu Unity only have 4 themes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change to a theme not listed in the Appearance screen? why does ubuntu unity only have 4 themes to chooes? ambiance, radiance and 2 high contrast-themes it ...
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How do I show the Applications Lens By Default?

While I am growing to be more and more fond of Unity, there are a few minor things I'd like to change. One of them in which is the default view of the dash. When I go into the dash, 99% of the time ...
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Can I change the “Workspace switcher” behavior to be “Window Spread”?

I only use one workspace, but I don't know how to reduce it to one. That being said, I would like to know how I can change the "Workspace Switcher" behavior. I'd like to see the same thing as I see ...
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Can I use the Gnome Shell built-in screencast tool in Unity?

In Gnome Shell you can press Control+Shift+Alt+R to start and stop the built-in screencast tool. What is the name of this tool? Is it possible to invoke it from within Unity?
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Upgrading to Gnome 3.4 breaks Unity and gnome-shell in 11.10

I have upgraded my gnome shell to 3.4 in Ubuntu 11.10 through sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How can I run a Unity session inside Xephyr?

I can get Xephyr to run single applications within a Xephyr window. How can I run an entire Unity desktop session within a Xephyr window? (Preferably as another user.) If I use the gtk-xephyr script ...
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i7 processor with 4 core, 8 thread system, how can i reboot Ubuntu?

I have tested Ubuntu in i7, i5 but lower then 4 core/8 thread CPU. In two system which has i7 processor with 4 core/8 thread i have the same problem. After reboot it never reboot itself auto. I need ...
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Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands?

Using Unity in Ubuntu 12.04, the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad combination for positioning windows no longer works completely consistently: Ctrl + Alt + 4 (move window to left half of screen) was changed to ...
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How to hide all desktop icons in 12.04 and later?

In 11.10 Using Configuration editor, one used to be able to edit a boolean parameter named : Desktop_Show This allowed to hide/show all desktop icons. This latter was removed in 12.04. Someone, ...
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change function keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity. I use google chrome's developer tools and Firefox firebug to debug my javascript. In ...
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How to let Ubuntu index and find files on a different (Windows) drive when searching?

I love the Unity dash and lenses, but it only finds files that are under /home/mylogin I would like it to find files that are under /media/MyWindowsDrive/Users/MyWinLogin I tried creating a link to ...
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installing ubuntu 10.04 over top 11.04

im looking to install 10.04 over top the 11.04 partition, it wouldnt let. keeps giving me a "root file system not found" error ever time i manually select partition. (i have a win7 partition) 11.04 ...
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how to login with previous open programs when ubuntu is log out or shutdown like in kde

if you open some applications in kde and log out or shutdown your computer or device you can when log in again it automatically open the last open applications. is that possible on unity 2d and 3d ? ...
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How can I switch back to an application without Launcher and alt+tab?

So, normally when I run eclipse it is shown in both alt+tab and unity launcher. Now I have a running eclipse, I minimised it and I can't switch to eclipse any more. Is there other way to switch ...
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Stop Keyboard Shortcuts information screen appearing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the Unity keyboard shortcut overlay? If I hold windows key & click, this keyboard shortcuts screen appears. Is there any way I can stop this ...
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Help with creating my own lens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start developing a lens for Unity? I wanna create my first unity lens, but i don't know how it works, i have been trying to follow this tutorial ...
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All windows decorations disappear after I maximize any window

When I maximize some of the windows all decorations disappear (by all, I mean on all windows)... Is that common issue on Unity or I'm just unlucky to have some prone to that bug configuration? Anyone ...
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Unity launcher & Transmission have strange behaviour

My Unity Launcher Behaves weirdly as you can see I get two Transmission icons in the launcher Also at times Transmission messes up... EG: If I check the indicator menu of transmission, there is a ...
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Dash application icons not in alphabetical order

The Installed icons within the Applications lens on my Unity dash are not in alphabetical order. I imagine there's a simple fix, but I don't know what to do. I've searched for a solution, but every ...
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Can I assign custom keyboard shortcuts to custom (non-default) unity lenses?

I installed the recoller lense ( http://www.webupd8.org/2012/03/recoll-lens-full-text-search-unity-lens.html ) and now finally have fulltext search in dash. File lense is opened with super+F, music ...
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Limit Unity's Scope to Virtual Workspace?

When I click a unity icon it shows smaller versions of all the windows for that program. So for example, if I have 3 terminals open, and click the unity terminal icon I see all 3 windows to select for ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to lauch a terminal and run a command in Unity

I know this should be the simplest thing, but coming up empty. ;-( I would like to create a keyboard shortcut ctrl-alt-P that opens a terminal window and runs a ping command: ping -c 4 ...