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How can I fix unity crashing to plain graphics without rebooting? [closed]

I'm on Maverick and every once in a while unity crashes and restarts. Which is perfectly acceptable since it doesn't happen to often and I assume there's some bug they are working on for the next ...
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How to turn on Unity 11.04 [closed]

I have just upgraded my desktopto 11.04 and was wondering if someone could explain how I use Unity on it? My understanding was it was on by default with 11.04? Thanks
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Launch a program from application lens with the keyboard? [closed]

I can open the application place with +a, I can type to search for a program, but I can't launch the program without using the mouse. Maybe I don't know, how to do, maybe it is not implementet yet, ...
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How does /will Unity handle multiple monitors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Unity work in multi-monitor configurations? Hi! What is planned for multiple monitor support in Unity? I can't seem to find a bug/blueprint anywhere, or a ...
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Running Unity 2d - Does not work on actual system but works fine in VM [closed]

So I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and I cannot get Unity 2d to work with my system. This is particularly frustrating as it works just fine in all the VMs I've tested it on. I actually really like Unity ...
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3D graphics don't work with Sis Mirage graphics chip

I wanted to test Ubuntu 11.04 on my fujitsu siemens esprimo mobile v5535 laptop but on first boot i get the message: "Sorry, you don't have 3d support, install it for your graphic hardware to get ...
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Unity crashes when I move the cursor over it [closed]

I insalled it on a desktop to try the Unity interface (netbook) since it'll be standard in the next release. The whole GUI reloads when I move the mouse over the menus. Sometimes it locks up and I ...
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Current GNOME Interface in Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Unity be the only option during install I am wondering if it will be possible in Ubuntu 11.04, to use ordinary (the current) GNOME interface like the one in Ubuntu ...
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Will you have option to remove Unity in 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Unity be the only option during install? In the new release of 11.04 will you have the option to uninstall Unity and go back to the normal Gnome desktop?
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Launcher, top bar missing & cannot close, maximize, or move windows

I opened my laptop after a month of inactivity (Dell, running 14.04). It was in the suspended state during this time, and upon reopening it, the laptop functioned perfectly. After this initial use, I ...
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Keystroke error in Unity after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 a strange error occurred: keystroke on c has no effect, whereas a longer stroke gives a lot of c's (as expected). The error is reproducible, but appears in Unity only, ...
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User account doesn't display anything except background and cursor

I did something in CompizConfig Manager and the launcher and other bars was gone! I tried using the set background from right click menu and checked if it was a driver problem, but it was not. I ...
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How can I disable quick search in unity file explorer?

When I'm exploring files and folders, and type some character, I would like, instead of open a search, to jump over the file or folder containing the name of the pressed key. Sorry about my poor ...
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Window chrome disappears and reappears causing jumpy windows

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox. The host machine is running Windows 7 with an ATI Radeon HD 5570 video card, 12 GB of memory, 2 quad core i7 CPUs. I've given the virtual machine 4GB of memory, ...
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Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will lauch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity starts in 2D mode even when 3D is selected - ATI Radeon HD 4250 Legacy Driver 13.1

After installing the ATI Radeon legacy drivers (version 13.1) Unity no longer starts in 3D mode, where it did before. I can select "Ubuntu" during login, and indeed it is the default choice, but when ...
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Chromium always launches Ubuntu one music

So for some reason the last couple of days, whenever I launch the chromium browser, it always opens to the ubuntu one music store web app. I have completely uninstalled ubuntu one,purged chromium ...
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“Unable to load session 'ubuntu'” in 12.04

I removed Unity via the Software Store and rebooted. Now I got the following error: unable to load session 'ubuntu' I can't log in as guest either.
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Refresh desktop icons

I have used mount --bind to mirror my Windows desktop folder to Ubuntu. I have set it up to mount on boot but the desktop does not refresh the icons so I have to logout and log back in to make the ...
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how can I display mounted partitions in unity (ubuntu 12.10)

I have a couple of mounted volumes ( under /media and ~/ ), but neither of which will ever display on my unity bar. I do however see both volumes listed in nautilus. What's interesting is that no ...
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Why does window buttons appear twice in Chrome/Chromium? [duplicate]

After following some beginners tips/tricks for Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that Chrome/Chromium windows shows the minimize, maximize and close button twice. I tried undoing what I did, but that didn't fix ...
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Desktop broken: no launcher and no windows

Today my laptop (Lenovo thinkpad t530) stopped booting at 'checking battery state' or a similar message. Loging-in to the regular console (alt-ctrl-f1) was possible, and I figured maybe it is some ...
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Is there a way to prevent alt-tab from raising all windows of an application?

I have several gvim windows open and one Firefox window. Using Alt-Tab to switch to Firefox works as expected. Using it to go back to gvim does return focus to the gvim window I wanted to write in, ...
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No launcher or system tray [closed]

I think I have accidentally done something rather stupid. Again. I ran compiz --replace in a terminal, and I think I did something screwy to unity, because the bar at the top and the launcher is ...
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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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Modifying common keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu [14.04]

I need to modify the Common Applicaton Shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 so I can use the Super (Windows) key instead of Ctrl. I looked them up in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts but there are no ...
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How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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Tight VNC Server, Ubutu 12.10 and unity desktop

I've done the following but all I get in VNC Viewer is a blank orange screen, any help appreciated. apt-get -y install ubuntu-desktop tightvncserver adduser vnc passwd vnc echo "vnc ALL=(ALL) ...
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Unity to Gnome help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME 3? How to revert to GNOME Classic? im noob in linux, and recently i have installed ubuntu 11.10 but i've always ...
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A program has too many menu entries. How can I see them all?

I want to use LiVES with Ubuntu 11.10. Unfortunately my screen is not very wide and LiVES has many menu entries so that I can not see all of them. Is there any way that I can see and use all menu ...
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Unity and Firefox are running slow

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. All the applications are running quite slow, so is Unity and the web browser. For example HD quality Youtube videos are lagging and scrolling down pages lags. ...
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Unity dash terribly slow [duplicate]

Unity dash is very slow for me, and completely useless. It needs more then 5 seconds to open, and after that I cant type smoothly. It used to work better before, but probably broke with some ...
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Why Unity 3D in Natty doesnt have the same accordion effect we saw in Unity in Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition [closed]

the accordion effect seen in unity in Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition is fantastic. when you hover the mouse on the icons folded in the bottom of the unity panel they expand while the icons on the top of ...
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Will the new Unity support dual monitors better then what Gnome 2.X does? [closed]

Gnome 2.x always messes up my icons in the notification area and stuff when using dual monitor. I was wondering if the new unity will work better?
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Will installing GNOME Shell affect Unity?

Is it possible to install GNOME 3 and switch between GNOME and Unity? If I run sudo apt-get install gnome-shell will it remove unity, or break it? I wanted to make sure, before I install GNOME. My ...
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I want to try out an alternative DE on 14.04 but am skeptical [closed]

Unity is good and fine, and does it's job (my machine running Ubuntu is simply my personal computer, no programming or anything being done) but sometimes it leaves a little to be desired. I have ...
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Show unity launcher on with key combination

I wanted to ask if it is possible to pub unity launcher on autohide and have 2 ways of showing it. First is obvious with mouse, and second with some type of key combination, like ctrl+shift. Edit: ...
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How do I remove files that I have downloaded from the Dash?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problem is that the dashHome shows all the files and icons that I have downloaded and used and I want to remove them from the dashHome. Can any one help how can I do ...
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Why did Unity stop working after I upgraded to the 3.4.3 mainline kernel?

I installed the latest Linux kernel (3.4.3). After rebooting, it says I am in Ubuntu 2D. How do I either go back to my previous kernel, or fix this problem? Thanks. $ uname -r 3.4.3-030403-generic
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Unity not searching applications

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and have updated to 11.04 and now 11.10. I switched from using Ubuntu Classic / GNOME Classic to Unity for this release. The problem is, the super key menu (Dash), doesn't ...
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How to add a new additional dash and launcher in Unity. (beside of current launcher)

Is there any way to add a new launcher or application list like current one? I mean, I have many installed applications, and I wanna have them all, in 2 panels. Please help me how to do that! -- ...
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How do I change my desktop back to the way it was in 10.10 from Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use use the Classic GNOME Desktop? How do I change my desktop back to the way it was in Ubuntu 10.10? I don't like the Unity interface.
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My computer doesnt support Unity?

I was told that my PC doesnt support Unity on install of Ubuntu 11. Its Intel C2D T9300 2.5 GHz 4GB DDR2 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 8600MGT Does it support Unity, if so, how can I enable Unity. Its ...
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How come Unity won't run on my IBM Thinkpad T42? [closed]

Why won't it run on my Thinkpad T42?
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Viber notification is not in the right position

This question is basically the same question as Annoying Viber notification, but the guy there didn't get any answer. So I am also posting it as I couldn't find any answer anywhere. As you can ...
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Unity's “File Edit View” menus in Gnome Fallback in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was recently playing around with Ubuntu 11.04 (Ah, the last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome 2 in the background) and I noticed this: As you can see its the "Unity" "File Edit View..." menu in ...
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How do I replace Unity? [duplicate]

I wanted to use Ubuntu 12.04 for its long term support. But I cannot stand Unity. I cannot find a way to replace it with compizconfig, so I tried replacing it with Lubuntu. When I restarted my ...
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How to play Race The Sun in full screen 12.04 Unity

I have been playing "RaceTheSun" on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity-3D(desktop) with Compiz. However, It seems It does not have an option to go full screen, neither in the game options or on the window ...
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how can I hide files in Nautilus permanently?

how can I hide files in Nautilus permanently? When I uncheck the "show hidden files" button, the files get hidden. But when I open Nautilus the next time they are always back, which is quite annoying ...
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How to List all available apps on my machine

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, with the unity dash. I would like to List all available apps on my machine. Start menu style in other words. Dash is hard for me to use unless I know the name of what I am ...