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Questions tagged [unity]

For questions regarding the Unity desktop environment, including configuring and using Unity. Unity has been the default Ubuntu desktop environment from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 17.04.

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Wallpapers not showing up in Unity desktop with 2 monitors

I have two monitors, different sizes, and I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Unity 7.5. I switched from GNOME 3, where the wallpapers were shown OK (correctly scaled on every monitor size). Now, on Unity, ...
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Locked screen in Ubuntu 18.04LTS… frozen? Cannot unlock

I have recently installed 18.04LTS in my server machine. When the screen gets locked, I see a digital clock. I now see that the date is from a few days ago, possibly the last time I used the Gnome ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Files Search: How to Search All?

In 16.04, when typing a search into the search bar in the "Files" window, I was able to search all my files by clicking the drop-down and selecting something (I can't screenshot because I don't have ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Chrome address bar highlight color

The autocomplete suggestions of Google's Chrome address bar has very low contrast. I hardly notice it like the screenshot: Is there any way that allows me to set the highlight background color to ...
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Can't change keyboard layout using keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu 18.04

I've recently started using Ubuntu 18.04 and I am facing a very obnoxious problem - there's no way of changing the keyboard layout with ANY keyboard shortcuts, system-wide, not just in a certain ...
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Unreadable desktop text with theme

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with unity user interface kernel 4.15.18-041518-generic gtk amd64 version 3.22 I installed two themes from b00merang: https://b00merang.weebly.com/windows-10.html -...
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Extra monitors not detected after replugging in docking station

I am using Lenovo P50 Thinkpad with 2 extra monitors in my office. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity display manager. When I go for meeting, I take my laptop along with me. When I come back and ...
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How to enable object action?

Hello Friends: I am working in Unity for object detection project VR player enter some distance made game object enable how.i to need some help like. [Player object is Sphere and enemy object is a ...
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KDE Connect Indicator Icon Issue

I'm using KDE Connect (which, by the way, is fantastic open source program) to sync things up with my phone. However, the indicator icon is conveniently placed right in front of my system clock. I don'...
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When I press the right shfit key it opens a “Type your command” prompt on the launcher. How can I disable this shortcut? [duplicate]

When I press the right shift key I get this prompt: I want to disable this shortcut. How can I do that?
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Stuck on Ubuntu splash screen after removing unity-greeter

I am using ubuntu 18.04. I installed unity-desktop for some time and then uninstalled it. I selected lightdm while installing unity. Even after removing unity-desktop there was still unity login ...
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Desktophas vanished after uograding

Recently i have been trying to install kubuntu from Ubuntu 16.04 . i am a amateur at computers or networking. i tried to use sudo-apt get upgrade and installed some updates for pc by terminal. After ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity using the mini ISO. So I don't have GNOME installed with Unity. My problem is that keyboard shortcuts (e.g., launching Terminal or switching between keyboard ...
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Uninstall old Qt Creator, keep the new one

When I execute Qt Creator from the Unity dash (Ubuntu 16.04) I find 2 versions of Qt Creator (I installed both of them): Qt Creator 3.5.1 based on Qt 5.5.1 Qt creator (community) 4.7.1 based on Qt 5....
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Is there any way to crop windows (not images) in Ubuntu?

Is there any way to crop windows (not images) in Ubuntu? (Background: I use "alt click" to move windows, and "alt right click" to quickly resize windows. Not default settings, these require tweaks.) ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 compiz crashes after waking up lock screen

I'm using Unity desktop. After I lock the screen, and wait a few seconds for the monitor to turn off, and then try to wake it up, the system crashes. I am then prompted to log in again, but my running ...
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Unity Tweak Tool changed fonts and can't get Ubuntu back to normal

Good day all. I installed Unity Tweak tools some time ago. Recently I was playing around with it and changed a lot of things. Since then my applications behave a little different especially fonts ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Mate. Problem with switching keyboard layout

I use Ubuntu 18.04 Mate Edition with installed Unity. I've got several keyboard layouts and they're switching nice in Mate, but when I try to do it in Unity (upd: by shortcut) nothing happens. I've ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Triple Monitor setup with Unity doesn't display 3rd monitor

I'm having some weird issue with Unity in 18.04.1. The system detects all three screens. However, the third screen is just a black screen, for the most part. What's strange here is the cursor shows up ...
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How to restore or clean the Application Menu Unity in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I have deleted the folder with the files of IntelliJ to make a fresh reinstall, if go to the new folder and run: sh idea.sh It works! But if I try to run it from the sidebar (I don't know the ...
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Better sub-pixel rendering of fonts when monitor is in the portrait mode [duplicate]

When I turn the LCD monitor into portrait mode, the fonts rendering gives my head dizziness. There are numerous questions and answers for the case of Windows OS. Also, there are answers for gnome. I ...
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Launcher position fixed to left

Whenever I try to set the launcher position to bottom, nothing happens. In both dconf editor and the terminal I have set the launcher-position as "Bottom" with no results. In terminal this is the ...
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Virtualbox Maximized window shows double window top bar

Sometimes when I run virtualbox on a maximized window I get the following response: As you can see there are double window top "border"/howiscalled. Does that happens to you and how you fixed it. ...
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How to run start a GUI from crontab on Ubuntu 18? [duplicate]

I run Unity desktop with Ubuntu 18 In my crontab (root) I put * * * * * export DISPLAY=:0 && gedit Gedit NEVER start How can I start a GUI from crontab ? I tried with different values for ...
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Launcher changes the order of windows of the same application randomly in preview mode

When I open several instances of the same application (eg I'm viewing multiple PDF files, or MATLAB) it merges buttons for the same program in the Unity Launcher into a single one. When I click on the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Keystroke Alt + Shift + (Ctrl) + Down does not work

After upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS (with unity) the keystrokes Shift + Alt + Down and Alt + Shift + Ctrl + Down stopped working (btw Alt + Shift + (Ctrl) + [Up, Left, Right] works). I ...
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Installing on a laptop with a broken screen - how can I duplicate the display to an external monitor rather than extending it before installation?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop which has a broken LCD. I've plugged it into a monitor via HDMI but it is extending my screen instead of duplicating it, leading to the install icon being ...
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How to make Scicos show its menus in ScicosLab on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS MATE?

I'm using ScicosLab for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It was working very well without issues. Currently I tried to install it into my clean Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS MATE by downloading two needed ...
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Discord app not showing tray icon unity

First of all,I know that unity isn't supported anymore. But I still like it over gnome. So I installed unity and now the tray icon for discord isn't there anymore. Does it exists any fix for that? ...
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Unity-like dash in Ubuntu 18 when pressing Super

I like Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome 3.28 so far, but there's one thing that bothers me: when pressing Super to search for something (e.g. a recent file), there's a jarring transition from my current window to ...
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How to remove Gnome 3 from ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm new to Gnome, and I don't really like it. So that's exactly why I installed Unity 7. So far so good, Unity works like a charm, much better than Gnome, at least this is my opinion. However, now I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 issue : Applications does not have own title bars, and undetachable

I am using 16.04.1 LTS. With the vanilla unity version that comes with the distribution. Recently, all of a sudden (probably after some update) The title bar for application windows are no longer ...
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How to fix xserver-xorg-core2:1.18.4-Oubuntu0.8 Crash with SIGABRT in OsAbort() on amd64?

How do I fix, "Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error" I tried "restarting the computer" as advised, where "ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg", and "Package: xserver-xorg-core2:1.18.4-...
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How do you include the Update Manager window in ALT TAB switcher in Unity7

I love Unity7 and will probably continue to use it for a long time. One thing I'd like to change though is that the Update Manager is not included in ALT-TAB switching when launched automatically (== ...
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Gnome/Unity doesn't elevate users in sudoers file

We use PBIS (PowerBroker Identity Service) to connect Active Directory to Ubuntu, which works OK in our environment. However, users logging directly into the console or via VNC are unable to elevate ...
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How does the Unity tweak tool work when Gnome is installed?

So I've read that Gnome and Unity are alternatives to one another. And if I check the details section of my settings I can see that Gnome 3.28.2 is installed. Why is it then that I can still configure ...
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Can't find the unity dash icon

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and can't find the dash icon ... Here is a picture of the icon It didn't exist in the first place when i installed Ubuntu, I looked in Tweaks but found nothing!
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Why is my screen only showing the wallpaper (Dual boot with Chrome OS)?

I followed the instructions on the official Ubuntu page for dual booting chrome OS (on a chromebook) and Ubuntu, but going onto Ubuntu, all I see is the wallpaper. Isn’t there supposed to be a top bar,...
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Icons missing/incorrect after installing and using xRDP on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS

I just successfully installed xRDP with the MATE Core install on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS. I was able to successfully connect to the server remotely. However, after the install, when I am viewing the ...
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What is the difference between starting a program from an unity icon and the command line?

I have a weird bug that only happens when I start clion from the icon. Clicking on the icon I get: ImportError: No module named catkin.environment_cache in the cmake window. When I start clion from ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Enable Tap-to-click on Unity desktop

I like the look of the Unity desktop more than GNOME, but with Unity, I can't use tap-to-click on my mousepad, is there a way to fix this?
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gnome-shell on Bionic as guest in Oracle Virtualbox is super slow — system%

I just installed Ubuntu Bionic (18.04.1) (Unity desktop) on both Oracle VB VirtualBox (5.2.18) and VMware Player (v14). I have Guest Additions on both VMs. On VB, all graphics interactions are super ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Unity Quit Working

I am using Unity with Ubuntu 18.04. When I try to login, Unity crashes and automatically logs out. I never see my desktop environment anymore. I am forced to use something else. How do I begin to ...
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Immediate logoff after login on Ubuntu 16.04

I try to quickly summarize the problem and what happened (details about system are below). I know there exist many similar questions however none of the answers did help in my case. I did not fiddle ...
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super + space does not change language ubuntu 18.04 unity

I've upgraded from 16.04 -18.04, installed unity desktop and uninstalled gnome. But I am not able to change my input language with shortcut key Super+Space. On click of Super+Space it shows the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: cursor became a black cross, sidebar disappeared, contextual meu disappeared

So here is my issue. Suddenly Ubuntu 16.04 started to get weird after reboot. A lot of thing were missing from the Desktop (black cross instead of the arrow, sidebar missing, and for instance when I ...
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Disappearing Unity Launch Bar Icons

Beginning last week, possibly due to an update, individual app icons disappear from the Unity launch bar when I close them. They reappear after a reboot. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I can provide no ...
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How to disable icon on the panel? (Screen) [duplicate]

I want to delete on the panel or disable this icon that figure on the screen? Because it looks like a message unread and it makes me uncomfortable :D Thanks a lot! screen
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Vim, terminal, or htop won't start

Starting Vim, terminal or Htop from the Ubuntu 16.04 Unity desktop "Search your computer" doesn't work. When I select Vim for example, The Vim icon appears in the launcher and oscillates between ...
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I deleted the Unity desktop enviornment and now when I restarted ubuntu it’s stuck in the loading screen?

I recently installed the cinnamon desktop encironment and i wanted to delete unity but now ubuntu is stuck on the loading screen. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.