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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 ...
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How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity with other languages?

This question is related to the following question, just adapted to use this solution for other languages. I'm working with german as main language and it works for me with Videos and Downloads, but ...
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Flags in unity keyboard indicator

I would like to apply Language Flags for Faenza and Elementary to Unity keyboard indicator. But old "hack" doesn't seem to work on it. Is it somehow possible?
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Opening files through the Unity shortcuts page tries to open with Vinagre instead of Nautilus

I click on the upper left corner icon, select "find files", choose any folder and it attempts to open the folder with Vinagre instead of Nautilus. I have asked this question on other forums, with no ...
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Unity doesn't handle Compiz Window Previews. Should I file a bug report?

If I turn on Window Previews in Compiz, the top panel disappears in Unity. If I turn the feature off, the panel doesn't come back normally only after restarting the session. I guess it should be filed ...
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Custom Desktop Launchers not sticking after restart in Unity 2D panel

I have a handful of customer launchers that I'd like to place in the Unity 2D launcher. I have created them as desktop configuration files, and stored them in a shortcuts folder. When I click on these ...
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Unity doesn't load anymore

I installed 11.04 a few days ago and the first few boots unity loaded as expected. But now its just booting into GDM. I did get one popup about it not being supported on my machine (After the it had ...
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Can I use metacity's move_to_side keybindings from Unity?

I noticed that gconf-editor has some interesting keybindings for metacity in /apps/metacity/window_keybindings/: move_to_center move_to_corner_ne move_to_side_e Can I use these from Unity in ...
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“Applications” launcher not showing, Alt-F2 not working

I have just installed ubuntu 11.04 on my ACER 3810T. Unity is showing only few launchers in the sidebar and the "Applications" launcher is not there. More, if I press Alt-F", not windows (lens) comes ...
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Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again

I have a program, Vuescan, which I use with my flatbed scanner. It works fine up to Ubuntu 10.10 (64bit), but in Ubuntu 11.04 (64 bit), the Vuescan window does not launch under Unity or in Classic ...
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Does Unity work well with the ATI Radeon X1200 series?

Does unity works well with ATI Radeon X1200 series? I faced problem with 10:10 netbook edition unity interface was not showing up icons in the tray,whereas desktop version of 10.10 works absolutely ...
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Will Unity offer more keyboard configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I want my cake and to eat it too. And in Linux I can usually do that. (And it's free cake!) I'm a little shocked ...
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Cannot log into Unity with nvidia-current

I just installed natty from scratch. If I use the nvidia-current driver, I cannot login. The unity bar loads on the left, but the status area never comes up and the UI never becomes responsive. If I ...
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Remap Window shortcuts for use on a laptop

I've looked through the Compiz Settings, but since I am on a laptop, I can't use the numpad shortcuts for Window Placement. How can I remap this to be something like Super-Left, Super Right, ...
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How can I set up that the menu bar on the left is always shown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? Hey, I alway will see may menu bar on the left site. So I can switch faster between programms. In the ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcuts in Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: > Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? I am aware of how to change the shortcut to focus the Launcher with CompizConfig Settings Manager, so this is a ...
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What is the best way to lock down Unity for guest accounts?

I have made a Guest user account, where Google Chrome launches at startup. But users are still able to browse all applications from the Unity Launcher. How can I restrict access to all programs. I ...
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Will my Intel video graphics work with compiz?

I have an old Intel Graphics card (from around 2002-2003). Compiz used to work fine until 9.10 but after 9.10, using Compiz via the terminal gives the following output and reverts to 2d interface: ...
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How do I get Unity back after Gnome Shell install?

I was running an up to date version of Ubuntu 11.04. For the purpose of a review, I decided to install Gnome Shell along side my Unity session. But after the process was completed, I can no longer log ...
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Is there a way to add a window list on the panel in Unity?

Is there a way in Natty with the Unity shell to add a Window List (or, even better, something like Talika) to the top bar? Or, failing that, some sort of appindicator for open windows? Ultimately, ...
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Problems with Opera's launcher

When I install Opera and open it the first time an Opera launcher shows up in Unity. I then set it to be kept. However, after having used Opera a couple of times the launcher stops working, and when I ...
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New menu in Unity panel

I just rebooted my computer, and now I have this menu on my Unity panel when no windows have focus. I have nautilus-elementary installed, and when I go to "About" in this menu it brings up a ...
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Why Gnome desktop services work simultaneously with Unity desktop?

After I log into unity-2d i see gnome panel and some other services working along side with unity services and I cannot get rid of these services. Besides, unity panel gets locked sometimes and i ...
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Do not like unity, asking for options [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an application to remove Unity UI? Will you have option to remove Unity in 11.04? Will it be possible to use the actual Gnome UI once Ubuntu 11.04 will be ...
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How to search for applications in Unity?

So far when I want to run an application, I click the Ubuntu button (or whatever it's called in the upper left), then Games, then All Applications, then I can either select or search for an ...
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Can't change Visual Effects when running Unity

I installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition on acer aspire one happy. I tried to change the visual effects however it won't let me. It says Mutter is running, can't switch to other effects. I'd like to ...
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How do I permanently fix the time on a bootable USB key?

I noticed the time is about 7 hours off, If I fix it, restart the time will be off again, anyway to permanently fix the time on the USB Flash Drive?
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HP TC4200 tablet Stylus not working on Unity interface

I've installed 10.10 Netbook edition on my HP TC4200 tablet PC. I primarily use it in the slate mode with a stylus and on screen keyboard. I can use the stylus as a mouse replacement for everything ...
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No “Keep in Launcher” command in launcher menu for some applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add applications to the Unity launcher? Hi, I have some applications installed which don't have a "Keep in Launcher" option in launcher right-click menu. These ...
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Unity Login Blank Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Ive installed gnome 3 and gnome3 session . When i login to gnome 3 , it shows gnome 3 panels and my mouse but when i ...
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System crash using Nitrogen

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04. Steps: Installed unity-tweak-tool Numix icons Custom theme: https://github.com/vooze/arc-darker-ubuntu Installed Nitrogen Terminal: gsettings set ...
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latest update of 14.04 creates havok

As a daily Ubuntu user, I install updates regularly as they arrive (I am notified daily), so my system is usually up to date. After going to software centre today and updating and rebooting I have ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not start after Gnome shell installation

I'm relatively new to Linux, have been using it for about 6 months already. I like Gnome shell more than Unity but looks like in 16.04 Ubuntu plays a trick on me. As soon as I install gnome Ubuntu ...
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Dash home on Ubuntu 16.04

I used Ubuntu 12.04 for a long time before and just I've upgraded to 16.04. Dash home on 12.04 has 3 items: - Recent Apps - Recent Files - Downloads It was really convinient because I could ...
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New deb application does not appear in dash

I've had this problem in 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS. After installing a new application (Viber, e.g.) via Gdebi, Synaptic or Ubuntu software, the application does not appear in Unity dash (or classic ...
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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No Shadows under menus on application decoration borders and unity panel

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 my system works well, except some minor issues with video drivers for NVIDIA at least. I had to re-install NVIDIA driver for it to work well (as always after the ...
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Add Network Location to Unity Bar

I have a NAS device on my network. I can access the device by clicking the Network button on the left sidebar of Nautilus and selecting the device and share folder from there. I can also bookmark the ...
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Window titles often remain displayed after closing a window or minimizing it

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system. Whenever I minimize a window or close it , the title bar of the window still remains there. Like if I minimize or close Firefox, the title bar of firefox is ...
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I can't click on things with my mouse anymore [Ubuntu 15, Ubuntu 16, Unity, Gnome]

So I have the same problem for over half a year now and from time to time I tried reinstalling Ubunty with the hope a new gpu driver or new ubuntu version would fix this, but the problem remains: ...
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Unity 8 lxc stucks after login. Unity 8 mir black screen without sursor

I installed Unity 8 mir and unity 8 lxc on Ubuntu 16.04, When log to unity 8 mir, a black screen displayed (without cursor). When log to Unity 8 lxc, It stucks at the loin screen (LightDM). Then I ...
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I unlocked the 'Files' button/icon from my unity launcher and now it disappearead and I cannot restore it or get it back

I unlocked the 'Files' button for the Ubuntu file manager from the unity launcher and I cannot get it back. When I run the file manager from the dash, the icon does not appear on the launcher like ...
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Delayed touchpad scroll event causes crazy zooming if top of the page is reached

I have been experiencing this issue for years and that is quite annoying :) If I scroll down using "two finger" touchpad gesture, the scroll itself takes effect immediately. But if I'm on the top of ...
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Unity white border around windows

I am using 15.10, and out of blue i started getting a whitish border around my window (all the windows i open). I have nVidia graphics card with a updated driver. Everything was fine, no changes were ...
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Install another DE on Ubuntu..?

I can install another DE on ubuntu , so that the two desktops have separate programs ? for example if I install kde on ubuntu and then I login with unity , I do not want to see the kde programs. Is ...
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Three Screens: Duplicate primary screen and have 3rd secondary screen without launcher

I have two screens, that I use for working and surfing, the primary (with unity launcher) is 16:9 and the secondary (without unity launcher) 5:4. When I have guests or lie in my bed I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Rhythmbox + last.fm = Token expired

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and Rhythmbox. The problem is that I can't login to last.fm. The program always gives an error saying "Token expired". I upgraded Rhythmbox (to 3.3) and its plugins from the ...
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Battery Status not updating

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...