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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 ...
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Live DVD boot - lost Launcher in Unity

I wanted to check out the latest (12.04) version of Ubuntu to see if the Unity shell had improved, so I booted my Dell Latitude with a live DVD. My laptop is connected to a docking station, and I ...
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Cursor seems to freeze in the first attempt of typing - Unity 3D, 12.04 [closed]

It happens in the first attempt of typing, no matter is after the startup, or 5 minutes later, or then after. The cursor (or maybe it's the system) seems to freeze, no matter the application I use, ...
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Unity equivalent of KDE 'comments' feature

Under KDE, I can add 'comments' to any File/folder. I consider it the digital analogue of 'sticky notes' on physical files. Can I get the same/similar behaviour in Unity/Gnome? If yes, how? If no, ...
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Turn off chameleonic notification color [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the chameleon effect in notifications and the Unity launcher? I would like to be able to turn off the chameleonic background color for Notify OSD, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs with Software Center open then opening Dash Home

I have a Dell D610 with Intel graphics, 1 GB RAM. I have tested the hard drive and RAM and both are fine. When I open the Software Center, then the Dash home, my system locks up. The mouse cursor ...
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How can I change the Eclipse tooltip background color from black to white? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change tooltip background color in Unity? It's hard to read tooltips in Eclipse in Ubuntu 12.04; how can I change the colors? Before Ubuntu 12.04, it could be ...
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Why does XChat always open only partially maximized? [closed]

When I start Xchat, I note the issue: As you can see, the bottom edge of the window is covered by some other thing (in this case, it's firefox status bar, but if I have no other window opened, I ...
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Remove Lubuntu entries from login screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove session entries from LightDM? After I uninstalled the Lubuntu Desktop package (lubuntu-desktop), the lubuntu entries on the login screen are still present. ...
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multiple monitors only work with unity 2d [closed]

The only way for me to get three monitors to work is to degrade down to Unity 2D with xinerama. When only one screen is up i.e. two monitors are working with twinview, I am able to use Unity 3D. I'd ...
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Can't restore unity desktop [closed]

I'm having this problem. Tried this: $ unity --reset This command hangs up on 'Setting Update "run_key"' Also tried this: $ ccmd Unity plugin was disabled. I enabled it and rebooted. But still ...
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Stop Unity dash from following/linking file

Once after I downloaded a file, it shows up in the unity dash as recently downloaded. Even after moving the file to another folder, the link on dash opens the file. Scarily even when I move the file ...
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Equivalent of “GNOME Window Selector” for Unity (2D) panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see a list of all open windows in a panel in Unity? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D, is it possible to get a menu on the panel at the top of the screen that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS slow, lag, hang and freeze all the time! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my sister's laptop on 2nd partition (1st partition contains Windows XP). My sister always ...
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Disable 'type your command` prompt on pressing alt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed the little prompt that appears on top of every window when you ...
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Which NVIDIA-related bug is affecting me since proposed solutions did not work?

When I log in to Ubuntu, I select Unity from the list of sessions (not Unity 2d). It logs in but is using Unity 2d instead of 3d. I read several bug reports for NVIDIA graphics cards but am unsure ...
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Where did my session indicator go after upgrading to 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Session Menu” and “Me Menu” are missing after upgrade After upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10, session indicator in the top-right corner is gone. I ...
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Can't login to unity-3D [closed]

whenever I chose Ubuntu(unity-3D) from login .it results an empty background without unity launcher and desktop icons .. I switched to console mode and tried unity --reset and unity --replace . Both ...
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Gimp not showing up in launcher [closed]

When I start Gimp, it shows up in the launcher briefly, vibrates, then disappears. It's also missing from Alt+Tab. Super+W shows it though. Is there a fix?
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How can I increase the mouse cursor size and change its color in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change cursor in Unity? How can I increase the mouse cursor size? I use my computer plugged to a TV far from me. I need to increase the mouse cursor to make it ...
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privacy feature in 12.04 doesnt work? [duplicate]

I noticed my recent documents folder is showing recent activity.So I go to system settings,click privacy,set it to all for forget activity,click delete history and set record to off.Long story short ...
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Dash appears to run but is not visible [closed]

I've an issue in an Ubuntu install that was upgraded to 12.04. Recently the Unity Launcher is behaving strangely: left-clicking the dash icon changes the title bar and a triangle appears next to it, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 despite the left panel POLI tray present, myunity says that unity turns in 2d

How do I enable unity 3d? I state that I have used the correct login to ubuntu to ubuntu and not 2d below the glxinfo stefano@WorkLinux:~$ glxinfo | grep render nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: ...
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Missing certain packages

After I log in my menu that contains my: System, admimistration,update manager, etc; has disappeared, do you know what happened here. I really need this package especially for my updates. Can you help ...
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The brightness gets reset after unlocking

I'm getting this annoying behaviour (didn't occur on any of the previous releases), every time the display gets lock after typing the password the brightness is reset to 100%. But when I open the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI glitches [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC (i5 core; 8gb; gtx 560) and found some weird glitches. First, when I drag qmmp window, it moves kinda spurting Second, when I scroll through my bookmarks in firefox, ...
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How to rename the Desktop folder without breaking my system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to rename special user folders? I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.10 in German. I noticed, that the Desktop folder's name is "Arbeitsfläche". Unfortunately I am ...
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Create unity shortcuts to WINE applications 12.04

I have just gone through the process of getting ubuntu onto my main PC, no issues, was absolutely brilliant how its done it and loved that I could read the web while installing too, I have WINE ...
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With unity, how can I switch between multiple X configurations defined in /etc/X11/? [closed]

On a machine that has several Graphicscards we used to do startx -- -config to select the configuration that outputs Graphics to the desired screens. Now with Ubuntu 12.04 startx is not really ...
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How can I restart unity after I resume from suspend?

This may sound like a stupid idea but I like to have a transparent top-panel which can be configured in Compiz Config Settings Manager, but when I resume from a suspend it's no longer transparent and ...
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I cannot revert completely to gnome-classic menus in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstate System Menu after reverting to Gnome Classic? After installing the packages to be able to login to the gnome-classic desktop I only have the menus: ...
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Unity 3d not available on Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI Radeon 4570 card

I have a Dell Studio 1555 with ATI Radeon HD 4570 card in it. Upon running Unity Support Test, it says Unity 3D is not supported. shantanu@GreenHead:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL ...
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How can I start all applications maximised? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure my system so that all windows start maximized? Is it possible to start any and all applications maximised?
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How to show hidden menu items in the menu bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? In Unity, the menu bar for most applications appears on the top panel, on mouse-over. Additionally, one ...
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Facing unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded to 12.04 and had problems with unity. So this is what I did >> 1) Ctrl+Alt+F1 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm 2) Ctrl+Alt+F7 3) Enabled ...
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12.04 system always freezes [closed]

Bueno, quisiera decirles que tengo varios problemas con Ubuntu 12.04, se me quedaba congelado todo excepto el mouse, si reproducía música esta se seguía escuchando pero la imagen seguía así mismo, ...
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xorg.conf and Unity3D?

For some reason, I cannot seem to use Unity3D with the following xorg.conf file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" ...
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Featureless Desktop on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I'm pretty unfamiliar with Linux, and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04. The install seems to have gone smoothly and ...
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Is there a way to automatically reorganize desktop icons?

Gnome has "Keep Aligned", Windows "Rearrange Automatically"; can't find it in Unity. Is it perhaps because we're not intended to have icons in the desktop?
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Unity dash launcher icons get lost [closed]

I don't know why this happens to some applications, but some launchers I added by drag and drop to the left bar are suddendly lost at next login. Did anybody watch this too and how can I solve it?
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Why can't I switch between open windows in 12.04?

I recently did a clean install of 12.04 (Ubuntu flavour) onto various PCs and not a single one is capable of switching between a program's open windows in Unity the way you could in 11.10 (by double ...
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Super + w shows windows from current workspace only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to do super w show open apps of all workspaces? After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 pressing Super + w shows the windows from the current workspace only and not from ...
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The HUD not functioning as it used to (as expected) [closed]

I've been using 12.04 since it was in beta 1, and have really enjoyed the HUD feature. As soon as it was officially released, or very soon after, the HUD stopped working in some of the apps I like. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Crashes [closed]

meanwhile I watch videos via internet suddenly screen goes black and take me back to login screen after I type my password system begins as I've restarted my pc.all are power settings disabled from ...
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12.04: Problems with Radeon 2100 and Unity3D [closed]

With 11.10 I can use Unity 3D without problems, but with the upgrade to 12.04 ubuntu only uses Unity2D. I installed the free drivers for radeon, force the use of Unity3D and now it almost "works"... ...