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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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Pointer focus strange behaviour in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I've huge problems with my pointer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It connects automatically into focused object in a few seconds. Further I can't copy anything painted with Ctrl+c; the painting disappears as ...
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Opening PDFs with Ubuntu Unity that have more than one page [on hold]

I am able to PDF a document and then open the PDF with Ubuntu Unity but when there's more than one page I still only see one page when I open the PDF. How do I fix this?
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Is it possible to use GNOME Terminal's keyboard mnemonics on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Unity?

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS from mini.iso with ubuntu-unity-desktop meta-package. So I have Unity desktop. I used GNOME Terminal for years in previous Ubuntu versions. It have keyboard ...
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Reverting to the default icon of the Trash bin

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME). I have just changed the default icon of the Trash bin to a custom one by right-clicking the trash bin icon, choosing properties, clicking on the old icon and finding ...
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Can't reach login screen anymore, need help

I noticed the sidebar was not working properly, so I googled how to restart it and found this command unity &> /dev/null & disown Which obviously didn't work, so I restarted and now I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont login

I have tried this Method1: sudo apt-get purge lightdm sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lightdm dpkg-reconfigure lightdm Method2: ls -ld /tmp Check for the first 10 letters in the left: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity has problems with icons and top panel after installing mate-desktop

I install mate desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 sudo apt-get install mate-core mate-desktop-environment mate-notification-daemon Then I uninstall mate sudo apt-get remove mate-core mate-desktop-environment ...
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ubuntu 16.04 lightdm: stuck at login loop, but startx works

After an accident shutdown, ubuntu stuck at login loop, I can login cli with same user and password by crtl+alt+f1. After several hours struggling, I solved the problem and just want to share it ...
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How to get Win-n Unity shortcut keys in Kubuntu?

I got pretty used to Win+1, Win+2, etc shortcut keys from Unity and I'd like to know if there's some way to emulate this in KDE Plasma. Right now I'm using KDE Plasma 5.13.5, running on Kubuntu 18.10....
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Unity Dash “Search your computer” only shows Files & Folders

It claims to have "Applications" selected on the right side, but doesn't find anything other than Files & Folders. I have no way of launching programs except via terminal. And no way of finding ...
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How To Install Unity 8 On 18.04 and 18.10?

Unity 8, It is explained how to install on ubuntu 16.04, But I want to know how to install it on ubuntu 18.04/18.10, like in this picture: The Ubuntu ScreenShot here
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CompizConfig Settings Manager not having any effect after 18.04 upgrade

I just upgraded to 18.04 and I'm loving the new look but I'm horrified to discover that all of my customizations added by CompizConfig Settings Manager aren't working! I've tried uninstalling & ...
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Docky problem on reboot

I recently started using the Docky dock with Ubuntu 18.04. I like it, but I have an issue where whenever I restart my computer, anything I pinned to the dock disappears and has to be re-added after ...
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Removed GNOME, gdm3, etc, but it's still on my system?

I'm new to ubuntu, so please bear with me. I used this article to try out GNOME, because I thought it would be interesting. I didn't like it at all, and I decided to remove it, using the ...
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Tiling window management - triple tiling

I use window tiling with keyboard shortcuts a lot on my Ubuntu. However, back in the days when I was using an XP OS at work, I found a great tiling manager software called Splitview. The difference ...
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Automatically run graphical python script on startup

I have a python script that starts a fullscreen animation when run - how do i set this to start at startup in ubuntu 16.04? Other answers to the "script on startup" problem don't work - because I'm ...
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Installed Unity In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS But Not Working? [duplicate]

I have installed Unity in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Despite of installing it, i am unable to use Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It rolls back to Gnome even if i chose Unity while logging into ...
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Virtualbox >= 6.0.2: Unity crashes on startup

I am using a barebones Ubuntu 16.04 in VirtualBox, macOS host. Up to VirtualBox 6.0.0, everything was working fine. But with VirtualBox 6.0.2 and 6.0.4, Unity crashes on startup. In ~/.xession-errors ...
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VLC HD 1080p 10bit too slow on my PC

I have not really old pc: However when I play 10bit 1080p on my ubuntu desktop I get lags and I can clearly see that this happens only on fast object/background movements. So it seems that my PC is ...
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Disable Splash/Welcome screen when in screensaver mode

My question is how to disable the splash (welcome) screen once in screen saver mode? I have disabled the lock screen in settings, and Ubuntu does not require my password any longer when in ...
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workspace, move current screen but not the others

I'd like to use a workspace and connect a monitor to the computer, to play a movie on it for example. Is it possible to switch workspace in the current screen only, in order to let the monitor locked ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 desktop change hot key doesn't working

After a Ubuntu 16.04 package update the desktop change hot key (Ctrl+Alt+Right / ...) and the maximize on monitor board edge (when I, holding the window on title bar, going close the monitor edge) ...
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Wayland taken over from predecessor installation

For Ubuntu machines here neither administrator nor user do adaptations in core of graphical environment stack and bootloader. I mean type of used graphic env. stack and bootloader are not changed by ...
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Missing Schema Error in 18.04 moving launcher

when I execute "gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom" I get the following error: No such schema “com.canonical.Unity.Launcher”
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Empty menu entries (instead of greyed out) in some programs

I encountered the problem described in the title on Ubuntu 18.10 using the Unity desktop. I've tried restoring defaults on Unity Tweak Tool in case my theme was causing the problem, but it didn't fix ...
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Removing 'Kubuntu-desktop' has made media keys practically non-responsive but only on Unity Desktop

After uninstalling the package 'Kubuntu-desktop' my media keys no longer work, but only specifically in the Unity Desktop. They work flawlessly in Gnome, Enlightenment and KDE but when used on the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Failed to start Light Display Manager

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on VirtualBox 6.0. The hosting system is Windows 10. Before everything started to fail, I've had installed VirtualBox 5.2.2. After that, there appeared a dialog inside of ...
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Error recompiling Unity: The X server was not able to run in time

I'm attempting to disable built-in multi-touch gestures in Unity in Ubuntu 16. Apparently, this requires editing Unity source code. I came across this post explaining how: https://askubuntu.com/a/...
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Ubuntu Networking to Allow Connecting to Host Machine

I have a Unity project and a ROSBridge host. When I run the Unity project from a windows machine, it can connect to the ROSBridge as hosted by two different Ubuntu machines. Putting the Unity project ...
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Unity crashes when I open LibreOffice document

When I open a LibreOffice document, the window "quivers" (gets slightly smaller and and then bigger repeatedly, top menu columns (file, etc.) jump from the top menu to window menu and back) and Unity ...
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What are the options for text file previews problem

I read there seems to be a bug that stops text file previews from showing (if I understand correctly) in Ubuntu 16.04. It worked fine in 14.04 but now it just looks like an empty file. I have set Edit>...
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Replicating Windows “Super+Left” followed by “Super+Down” to align window to lower left quarter of screen

This question is similar to some previously asked questions (here, here and here) but none of the previously asked questions or answers provide exactly what I am looking for. I want conditional ...
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Error: schema com.canonical.notify-osd not installed

I installed unity-tweak-tool gaowei@alpha:~$ which unity-tweak-tool /usr/bin/unity-tweak-tool When I try to run, it prompts /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/UnityTweakTool/__init__.py:40: PyGIWarning:...
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Icon of Matlab changing after locking screen

I am using Matlab R2018b on Ubuntu 18.04. If I start the program in the terminal the icon on the launcher is the standard Matlab symbol. After locking the screen for half a minute and unlocking it ...
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How to increase Ubuntu font and icon size? [duplicate]

I installed VirtualBox (version 5.2.18) on my Windows 10 laptop. There I am running Ubuntu 18.04, the OS in general looks small. I've tried changing resolution but it didn't work as I expected. Then ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 desktop UI is broken/missing features

I've been living with an issue on my 16.04 VM that I believe started after upgrading some system packages - not exactly sure which. It's hard to explain, but the UI in general is just a bit off, as if ...
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How to get rid of this UI “feature”/bug(without rebooting)?

Please look at this strange border - I have Firefox opened, as usual, but after pressing some keys a strange border appeared(can be seen between the dash icon and the google logo, overlapping the ...
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Sound Hotkeys Aren't Working after switching to Unity (Ubuntu 18.04)

I just switch from Gnome to Unity (Ubuntu 18.04), after transition I've noticed that the current playing song isn't appearing when I click on sound's icon located in the top bar and my hotkeys (Prev - ...
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Is this behaviour of VLC normal?

I'm on ubuntu 16.04 unity latest updates installed, I have one of the best Asus gaming laptops in the market, VLC is installed but I never use it. For the last few months, I wasn't able to shut down ...
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Ubuntu 18 Nautilus Folder custom Icon not working

In Ubuntu 18 LTS With latest Updates and Unity Desktop, How I can change folder icons in Nautilus? Currently, nothing happens when I select a new icon in folder Properties. Tried icons 48*48, 64*64 ...
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Unity disappeared in the middle of an upgrade

I am in the middle of an upgrade on my laptop from 14.04 to 16.04. Little by little Unity disappeared - main menu disappeared, title bar on windows disappeared, all windows disappeared. I now have a ...
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How to enable composition in GNOME desktop?

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux, I was toying around with a few things here and there when I accidentally clicked on compton icon and now docky doesn't auto-hide, neither any other animations work. Every ...
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When trying to make desktop icons, some transparencies show up black

Upgrade: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Exec=*redacted* Name=Upgrade Comment=Desktop Icon Encoding=UTF-8 Terminal=true Type=Application Categories=Application;Network; Icon=/home/.launchpad/images/...
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Separate two Firefox windows as if they were different apps

I'm trying to start two Firefox windows and have Ubuntu (18.04) treat it as two different apps. The reason I'm trying to do that is that I have two Firefox profiles. One has my company's proxy and ...
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Where can I find my display scale?

I am trying to get my current display scale from the command line on Ubuntu 18.04. As I can see that there are many different ways of "scaling" (xrandr, gsettings, text-scaling). The one I'd like see ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes

This has been an issue I have experienced since Ubuntu 14.04. I have attempted a number of fixes (lost track as I've literally tried 20+) all to no avail. It's completely random when it happens and ...
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Show text file contents on it's icon

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity desktop environment. Is there a way to display text file contents on it's icon on the desktop?
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Why does System Settings in 18.10 using Unity show 18.04?

After upgrading to 18.10 I noticed that the details in my System Settings still said 18.04. After noticing that I checked with lsb_release -a The output looks like this: No LSB modules are available. ...
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Restore Ubuntu 16.04 splash screen

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. I decided to try another desktop environment (Gnome) a week ago but I found it would be better to just keep using Unity so I switched back. The problem I encountered ...
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Why Nautilus is taking too long to load thumbnails in 18.04

I just fresh installed 18.04.1 yesterday and I'm noticing nautilus is taking significantly long to load thumbnails of files (regardless of their size). Like more than 5-7 minutes. In 16.04, thumbnails ...