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Shade effects not working ubuntu 12.10

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. Despite the option still being available in CCSM, shade effects are apparently broken in 12.10 I'm not using the unity plugin (because it still sucks) ...
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Where does unity store app shortcuts and how to get rid of nonfunctional/duplicate shortcuts?

I have lots of duplicate icons (with different sizes), or even icons without title in my dash. I want to get rid of those, but don't know how. I have observed, that when logging in as a different ...
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Cheese/Gnome/Unity - video not detected

I am pretty new to Linux and would like to seek help from experts. My issue is that when ever I start my camera software/ Skype I either get a black screen or just that the webcam is not detected. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome and Nvidia issues [closed]

Hi I was testing Ubuntu (Wubi version) because I want to switch from using Windows. Yesterday I decided that I start using one partition for a complete Ubuntu OS and later get rid of Windows. For good ...
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Can't start X session after updating packages

I have recently upgraded to 12.04 and all seems okay except adobe flash plugin doesn't work. But several days ago when I installed several update packages and rebooted, X session was unable to start ...
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Strange behaviour when minimizing virtualbox in fullscreen mode

I have the same problem like mentioned in this thread. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12257698 When virtualbox is running in fullscreen mode, and I'll minimize it to go back to Unity, ...
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How do I add shell programs to the Unity search results?

When you add no-install applications to Ubuntu, they don't come up in the Unity search. For example, I downloaded Eclipse and unzipped it in a folder: ~/SelfInstall/eclipse. How do I get eclipse ...
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Strange behaviour of Launcher icon positions

It's a hardly any trouble but I still want to ask in case anyone knows. I like to keep my Launcher clean with just two or three most common applications pinned. The strange behaviour is that new ...
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Firefox losing functions after opening a link from Dash

I'm using Firefox as default browser in 12.04.1 LTS. Whenever I'm using the bookmarks-lens or the web-hitory-lens of the Unity Dash to open a bookmark in Firefox, pulldown-menus on websites don't get ...
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Restoring monitors.xml file

I was following @Alex's answer about my other question. My GPU is GeForce GT 540M. I installed bumblebee and bumblebee-nvidia packages. And reboot, i get this error : none of the selected modes ...
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Unity Performance Issue in 12.04

I'm running an up to date 12.04. Been using it since it came out and only since the past week or so I've come into an odd problem. The Unity launcher is starting to act odd. When I hover over the ...
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unity 3D doesn't work with Nvidia and 2 screens

I added a 2nd screen to my computer. Now unity is not working. I can only login if I use unity 2d. Any idea on how to solve this? Thanks!
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Unable to change unity app icon size with ccsm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity? I was unable to change launcher icon size from ccsm, I find configure part as I followed steps on this link But after log out / in again, the ...
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How do I Recoll Search my NTFS partition?

I have multiple OS in my desktop in which I use recoll and recoll lens for desktop search on Ubuntu. I want to search my NTFS (Windows) partition from Ubuntu desktop. How can I do it? I have looked ...
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show unity launcher links in dash

I have added a couple of links to the unity launcher dragging .desktop files to it I save them in ~/.local/application and then drag them to the unity launcher But when I call the dash (win key) ...
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How to customize unity's lenses - e.g. to search photos in one directory?

I would like to be able to customize Unity's lenses, for instance to make Photo lens to search for photos in directories that I mark and the same rule for the music lens. How can I do this ?
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How do I install additional drivers for the Intel HD3000 graphics card?

I have a Samsung notebook with Intel HD3000 graphics. I have been playing with Ubuntu, messing it up and then reinstalling from scratch. But I still can't get Unity 3D to work. At one point I think I ...
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How do I change system colors in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am looking to customize my system, making it look a little more pleasing to my eyes, and I know I have seen an article somewhere, but I can't seem to find it anymore, on how do I change the color of ...
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Can I remove the KDE desktop from Kubuntu and just use Unity?

Hi my problem is I have Kubuntu but really like unity, so would like to remove all KDE packages to avoid a full re-install is this possable.
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Why indicator app not showing when started with root

I'm testing a feature in psensor that requires root privilege but the app indicator applet didn't show in the unity panel when I launched the app with gksu except when it's started as normal user. Is ...
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How to get Unity back after switching to Gnome in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have a problem with Unity desktop. It was working fine until I switched and use Gnome for about 30 minutes. When I ...
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How can I search and locate a system folder

Files & Folders Lens can be used to locate user's documents easily, but it seems ignoring system files and folders. How can I search & locate system files and folders? (Say for example I ...
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What are the steps for using axel-kapt in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have downloaded axel-kapt and also installed it through Ubuntu Software Center. But now I don't know how to use axel-kapt, so please tell me how to use it with proper steps.
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Playback on Mythbuntu with nvidia graphic adapter is showing moderate tearing, and doesn't cover Unity

Since upgrading to Mythbunu 12.04 and Mythtv 0.25, my playback has been showing tearing and also the Unity top panel plus the Unity Launcher overlay the screen. Is there a way to fix this?
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setting XDG_DATA_DIRS and XDG_DATA_HOME

I made some mistake by setting environment variabel Now i can not launch any application from the console and recieve this error: GLib-GIO-ERROR **: No GSettings schemas are installed on the system ...
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reduce interface size without increasing the resolution

the display of my laptop can't go beyond 1280x800, so the interface (like title, navigation or menu bars) appears bulky if compared to higher resolutions (or even Win7 at the same resolution), ...
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How to reset keyboard after running windows in vmware

Each time I start windows XP in vmware-8.0.4 on my ubuntu 12.04 machine the keyboard status is corrupt. The super-key no longer works, all the icons in the dock show the shortcut tooltip, the right ...
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Eclipse dissapears when minimized and will not come back (12.04 Unity)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 x64 running Unity3d. I downloaded Eclipse from eclipse.org (not the software center) and created a desktop using gnome-desktop-item-edit. The resulting file is below, and I added ...
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What does the GTK Loader compiz plugin do?

In ccsm there is a "GTK Loader" plugin. This is not used on a clean install. What does it do? If it preloads GTK once like the tooltip implies then is it a good idea to turn it on?
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Unity --reset in 12.04 doesn't work

I was trying to disable the 'global menu' feature in Unity, and Unity began to malfunction. I was unable to move windows, the left menu bar had disappeared, and the top panel was also gone. I couldn't ...
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Some games don't launch from Unity [closed]

Whenever I try to start some games from the sidebar, their icon just glows a few times and then stops. I've tried if with the following games and they don't seem to work: I have tried: Licity-NG, ...
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How can I reduce Unity 3D's memory usage?

I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit installed on Acer Aspire AO 722 with AMD C-60 processor. at the first startup, Ubuntu is much more resource consuming up to 500MB with Unity 3D. after I ...
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Command not working

Whenever I press Alt+F2 to open the Command window and I enter a command, such as reset --unity or 'sudo apt-get install startupmanager', no window pops up. Is this a glitch with Ubuntu, or am I ...
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Can you change the look of 12.04 to that of 11.10?

Can you change the way Ubuntu 12.04 looks so that the menu systems look like those from 11.10?
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Unity quicklist for home is messed up

I can't change Home Folder quicklist options. Everything I do, I continue to have: Documents folder link Pictures folder link Music folder link Downloads folder link Ubuntu One folder link Ubuntu ...
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How to change the icon for Qt application?

How can I change application icon (launcher icon) for my Qt-application? Now it looks like a question mark and I want to change it.
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Ubuntu running slowly after upgrade to 12.04

I recently updated my system from 11.04 to 12.04. UI is too slow. System specs: Acer aspire 4715z, 1gb ram, dual-core, mobile intel grahics Reading other links suggest to switch back to Gnome/unity ...
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Changed some settings in Compiz - now Ubuntu freezes on startup

I just got Unity3D working on my laptop, and celebrated by trying out some of the new features that weren't available to me in Unity2D. While I was playing around with the settings for Desktop Cube ...
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Unity 3D not working

The first time I installed Ubuntu 11.04, it said that my computer can't run Unity 3D. Now I upgraded my computer a little bit, and I want to try to enable Unity 3D again, but I don't know how. I'm ...
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The off button eliminated in the right corner of above in ubuntu 12.04 (Unity)

I always have used unity and I have never had any problem, but now that I reinstated ubuntu 12.04, but when it had stopped using her on having extinguished it I saw that unity's off button was not, it ...
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i cant find a way to return my 3D setting on

i just was installing a new virtual box and noticed that my desktop was running on 2D and i cant find a way to return it to 3D. Its getting hard for me to use some of my applications, need some help
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HUD not work in all aplications (Ubuntu 12.04)

when I want to close Google Chrome at HUD, HUD does not bring up the command to close the application. All the commands I've typed in the HUD, but it all does not work so, how to restore HUD as ...
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Compiz not doing anything

I am trying to get the launcher icons to be a smaller size, the launcher to be less opaque, and the launcher to be fixed and never disappear off the left of the screen. But...when I go into ...
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Installation problem ubuntu 12.04 with hp Pavilion dv4 3006tx laptop

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop containing model is HP Pavilion dv4 3006 tx , it has 1GB Graphics card( Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1 GB DDR5) ). Installation process is ...
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How to change Ubuntu 12.04 Unity volume notification?

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and when I change the volume, I get a different volume indicator than the stock 12.04 notification. Based on what I've found searching through google, it is the gnome ...
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Switch from Ubuntu 2D to Ubuntu

While loging in I chosed "Ubuntu" but when launch My Unity receive message "Ubuntu running in 2D mode..." and some options in compizConfig are disabled. I am instaled ati radeon proprietary driver and ...
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Turn off Unity feature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable window maximizing when dragging to top panel Is there a way to turn off the " bug " in Unity where the windows go full screen when you touch them to the ...
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Opening Another Instance of a Program?

I am testing out the use of Sakura instead of the Gnome Terminal. OS is Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. I often have multiple terminal windows open. How do you tell it to open a second window? Right clicking ...
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Laptop Brightness indicator

I have developed a brightness indicator for unity in python. I change the brightness using the following system call: echo 4 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness [value = 0 to 9] ...
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Compiz uses 100%CPU since nvidia update

This morning, I logged into Unity 3D and noticed that everything was really slow and unresponsive. I pressesd ctrl + alt+ F1 to open a terminal and diagnose the problem. It turns out that compiz is ...