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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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Change mouse speed on Ubuntu 18.04

This is one of various DE issues I am struggling with since I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04. After a couple of days I started feeling some pain in my right wrist. I now realise the mouse speed was reduced ...
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Change mouse pointer on Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded days ago to Ubuntu 18.04 and am not satisfied with the red mouse pointer that appears in certain applications. It is too small and is hardly visible against certain backgrounds. Therefore I ...
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Detecting workspace switch event

I'm trying to find a way to maintain information about the current workspace I'm on without having to poll at a constant interval. The way this could be done is if there was a way of getting notified ...
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`gnome-screenshot -a` doesn't copy anything to the clipboard on Ubuntu 18.04

For some reason, gnome-screenshot -a allows me to select a rectangle but doesn't seem to copy anything to the clipboard on Ubuntu 18.04. No errors are produced and the command returns 0. I assume ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (Standard Gnome). I recently was using app designer on MATLAB when all of a sudden, I started seeing an icon in my launchpad (image link here). I want to remove it but I can't ...
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ubuntu 18.04 upgrade : only option is kodi. please provide steps to install desktop.

upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from 16.04 LTS today. But on login screen only option for Kodi is available on the gear icon. a). Appreciate Any suggestions/steps available to install desktop on it. b)...
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Cannot use Unity on 18.04

Ever since I updated to 18.04 I cannot use the Unity desktop. I log into the Unity desktop, the background appears for a second, no desktop, then it shows up the lightdm screen again. I can log into a ...
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How to enable natural scrolling in Ubuntu 18.04.1 with Unity

I'm still in the process of evaluating Unity vs Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04.1 In Unity I noticed that there is no setting for natural scrolling. In the dconf-editor natural scrolling is set to on. But it ...
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Is it possible to disable workspace wrap-around in Unity?

In Unity, if you move a window partially off one edge of the workspace grid, it wraps around to the other side of the grid: Is there any way to disable this behaviour?
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Change Unity wallpaper in Ubuntu 18.04

In previous Ubuntu releases, the user was able to modify the Unity wallpaper in the System Settings programme (Appearance panel). This action no longer has an effect on Ubuntu 18.04. How can I ...
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Why using Asset bundle in unity? [on hold]

friends, I need to know why using the asset bundle inside of unity, what are the advantages of an asset bundle using inside of unity.
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Right click menu appearing white, how can I change them to black?

This is happening in VLC and Libre Office. Right click menus are appearing white but I want the default black menu background. Can anybody help?
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Changing the desktop file name width under 18.04

The width allowed for the name of a file on the desktop under 18.04 seems to have shrunk dramatically compared with 16.04. The result is that names wrap in strange ways. I have tried resizing the font ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.05 fresh install, mouse clicks stop working unity

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.05. Few moments after login in, the mouse clicks stops working on the windows e.g. browser, but I can still click on the launcher and in the tray. If I log out ...
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When using libpam-mount to redirect home folder to NetApp CIFS share, Unity crashes

To start, I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu I am attempting to mount the entire home directory to a NetApp CIFS Share using Ubuntu 16.04. I am using libpam-mount to redirect home folder (but also ...
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Blank icons after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 on Unity

This happened right after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 on my father's PC from Ubuntu 16.04. Changing the icon pack or the GTK theme does not work. The only way I get to see the icons again is by ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashes randomly while using Unity

two days ago I switched from 16.04 to 18.04. I did a complete reinstallation. I installed unity via $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-unity-desktop As display manager I'm using 'lightdm'. Now I'm ...
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Why Desktop is flashing after latest update?

After the latest automatic update (Aug 8,2018) I login as normal but the desktop comes up with the background, then flashes the icon bar/ quick launch bar and (after I open one) a terminal, then ...
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How do I enable snap window to corner in 18.04?

I've just upgraded from 16.04 where unity tweaks had this dialog: (I would normally have the top and bottom "do nothing"'s set to "top" and "bottom" as well) Working with both large monitors and ...
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How to view the keyboard shortcuts window from Unity on Xfce?

Is it possible to view the keyboard shortcuts window accessible with the Super key from unity also in Xfce? If yes, is it possible to change the contents of the window? I would like to have a pop-up ...
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ubuntu-desktop not running at all?

First of all, this is not a duplicated thread, I had tried my best to research not just in this forum, but so far none of the solution worked for me. I am running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, the server was ...
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Why was Unity removed from 18.04? [duplicate]

I searched for the answer but still unable to find why was Unity removed from 18.04. It seemed to be a descent UI, with all the related connectivity, and very well designed short-cuts. Can someone ...
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Window “snapping” and workpace switching keyboard shortcuts have stopped working [Ubuntu 16.04] [duplicate]

Today I noticed that a lot of the keyboard shortcuts I regularly use on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS have stopped working. I can no longer switch between workspaces using Ctrl+Alt+arrowkey and I can no longer ...
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upgrading to desktop 18.04 from 16.04- could not get the desktop gnome or even unity displayed though even manually installed with no error message

Seems, I wasted a lot of time trying almost all suggestions including installing Lightdm - all i get is an empty purple color wall with active mouse cursor. - not even a seting icon - barely managed ...
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Alt+Tab causes applications switching in two layers [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04.4. When I press Alt+Tab the application switcher GUI generates two layers of images. How I can solve this problem?
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Is there a GNOME extension which can run a specific command and update its output as status in GNOME panel?

To give an example, I run series of commands which would output a number. I must show this on the GNOME panel. Font, color, size etc doesn't matter. I just need a small display on the panel.
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set dconf-editor values programatically

Is there a way that I can access and edit dconf-editor values programatically, I mean using phython or bash? I want to develop a simple tool to edit some window management shortcuts. I know there are ...
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evince menus missing/scattered

Recently, the evince menus in the unity global menu bar have mostly gone missing on both my desktop and my laptop. Currently, there is only one pretty useless menu, "Document Viewer", in that bar. I ...
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Switch Workspace Shortcut Broken

Ubuntu 16.04. LTS, Unity After the last update, I cannot switch workspaces with Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Key nor move windows with Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Key. This answer here didn't help: Cannot ...
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Typing guillemets (angle quotes, «») in Russian and English keyboards

I want to type guillemets (angle quotes, «») in Ubuntu when using Russian keyboard mapping English keyboard mapping Is it possible (preferably without typing numeric codes)? There is a discussion ...
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How to use keyboard keys without ending IDLE_MODE_BLANK?

I want to change the volume without waking my laptop display up. This question wants to accomplish the same but has no usable answer (turning it off again is not an option as the environment is light-...
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Multiple issues with Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) Terminal (Not getting Context menu)

Ubuntu noob here. Used Crouton to install Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) over my Chromebook. While I am enjoying the OS, I am not so pleased with how the terminal looks. The terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) default ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Lightdm not being able to login

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with unity desktop installed. It was working fine. Once I tried to Force Shutdown(Holding power button). After that It did not login. After entering password It shows a black ...
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Disabling Unity keybindings in-game

I've got a rather annoying problem - I've recently bought a new computer and for a change, started using Ubuntu 16.04. I use the computer both for working (programming, etc.) and for playing games. ...
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Compiz Segfaults (Flashing Desktop)

Starting a couple of months ago, I began having issues in Firefox related to something called "r300_dri.so". I disabled Webgl on the "about:config" page in Firefox and that stopped the crashing. ...
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Messed menus/labels/buttons/colors after latest update on July 2018

Yesterday I have installed the latest updates for my Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, as suggested by the Update Manager. Then I clicked on "Restart later". This morning the nice surprise: Some application name ...
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Applying latest “Other | Ubuntu Base” Updates to 16.04 causes blank Unity desktop

After I applied the latest updates via Software Updater to an Ubuntu v16.04 32bit Desktop, after login all that I have is the stock wallpaper and a mouse pointer. No launcher, nothing. So . . . I ...
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I miss Unity workspaces. How to have them in Gnome?

I switched from Unity to Gnome in 18.04 and I really miss how workspaces worked in Unity. A simple button displayed all workspaces and you could drag and drop windows to any. You could also drag one ...
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Install new Yaru theme on Unity Desktop 7 [closed]

How can I install Yaru new theme and Saru icon theme on Unity Desktop 7.5? I tried to install Saru icon theme with: sudo apt install suru-icon-theme but it doesn't work well.
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How to remove the web browser default application?

In the Ubuntu 16.04 Unity Control Center, i.e. System Settings -> Details -> Default Applications -> Web how can the association to any installed web browser be completely removed? The intended ...
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How to make an invisible terminal(without the top bar as well) and then pin it to the top without interacting with it

I am not even sure if this is possible but I want to have a terminal window, that has transparent background and is pinned to the top but it doesn't react to any key press or mouse event at all. ...
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Desktop visible but not accessible ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 the Desktop does not display any icons shown on 16.04. Description: Now that 18.04 is installed I can access all the desktop saved files in Nautilus. But the ...
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Lost Unity launcher and Could not find dbus session ID in user Environment

I have lost my unity launcher and top panel while installing something. While recovering this issue I came across Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04 and How to change Gsettings via ...
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How to get rid of graphical glitch in virtualbox after nvidia graphics driver update

My computer decided to update my host graphics drivers while VirtualBox was open with Ubuntu. When it finished updating, I started getting a graphical glitch when I open the 'search your computer' ...
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Why the canvas elements dont display effect on hover?

In my web application i draw some elements on canvas (using pixijs) and thoose elements show an outline red color on mouse hover. On windows it works but on ubuntu (desktop 18.04) it doesn't. Why? (If ...
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My Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS Looks Weird

When I click on my directory file, the directory list looks wired. When I click on any type of OS menu, it's look very bad.
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Disable Left ALT + Button 1 Grab and Move Window Ubuntu 18.04

I know this might be a duplicate, but it was intended for lower version of Ubuntu. Since I am using Ubuntu 18.04, I tried the old solutions, but its not working. I tried to disabled it through compiz ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Unity after wakeup shows desktop before login

I have encountered a bit of a security and privacy issue on my Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity. After wake up it shortly shows my whole desktop with everything that was running on it before suspending it and ...
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Unable To Click File Bar Buttons When Running Unity

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 in VirtualBox and recently installed Unity as I had read it really helps the latency issues I was experiencing. It helped tremendously, I experience almost no input delay (...
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Chinese input no longer working

I have been mucking about when I installed Chinese input in Ubuntu 18.04. I switched a few times between fcitx and ibus, liking neither, and ended up settling on fcitx anyway. A few months later, ...