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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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Different Screen, Different Workspaces in Ubuntu 16.04..?

I have 2 screens(a laptop and a lcd) and want to have different workspace in each screen(one should not be connected to other).I have read multiple answers but all of them were very old, asking to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 default theme loads first before my custome theme

On startup the login screen will be purple instead of my wallpaper and after login the panel color and launcher as well as the wallpaper will be the default purple theme for a second until it loads my ...
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Why is my mouse cursor teleporting leftwards incrementally when I drag?

My mouse's x-position seems to be dividing itself by three-fifths and I'm not sure why. This has been happening whenever I drag an icon, drag a bit of text or image out of a browser window, or even ...
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Ubuntu 18.04. - Desktop icons are missing in flashback metacity when dragged from menu to desktop

I just installed a fresh 18.04 and use flashback metacity. Up until now everything is working fine ... yet the desktop icons are missing for applications/links added to the desktop. See picture. How ...
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Lyx does not appear in “Open with…” list, Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Lyx on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity desktop. The program does not appear on the list of "Open with Other Application", and .lyx files can't be opened by click. Some solutions on the web suggest ...
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Duplicate icons for Git Extensions

I use Git Extensions on Ubuntu 16.04 and added a .desktop file to launch it. I get duplicate icons, like has been discussed in this thread: Duplicate icons for manually created GNOME launcher items ...
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VLC 3.0.4 fullscreen bug (Ubuntu 18.04)

Ever since the last VLC update, I have this problem. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. In fullscreen, besides the video, VLC also shows Unity launcher (side bar) and the Ubuntu top bar (see the screenshot). ...
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Natively install Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

Questions: Is there an Ubuntu 18.04 which is bundled with Unity instead of Gnome3? Description: I liked the Gnome look and feel for a desktop computer with a large screen but for a laptop I ...
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ubuntu 18.04 Untrusted application launcher

I have some starters in a folder and When I double click on them, I get the message "Untrusted application launcher". If I click on "Trust and Launch" the program execute but is NEVER TRUSTED !! I ...
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Unity 7 with Ubuntu 18.04

When I create a starter file, unity does not display the icon with the name Is it because of Unity or Ubuntu with gnome?
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Ubuntu 18 unity - keyboard (not mouse) freeze, lightdm restart borks system

I'm having the following problem within Unity in Ubuntu 18 after a while the keyboard becomes non responsive (sometimes, prior to this it behaves like a mouse button is stuck down and mouse movement ...
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How can I add a live Unity-style workspaces icon to the gnome-shell dock?

I have configured gnome-shell in Ubuntu 18.04 to have 4 static workspaces in a grid with the "Workspace grid" gnome-shell extension. I have also disabled the workspace overlay that pops up whenever ...
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Dragging and dropping web links onto Unity desktop creates HTML file rather than moving the icon

Is this some configuration error? Is it supposed to behave like this? Can it be easily fixed so that the icon just gets moved as in Gnome desktop(, or Windows, or OSX)?
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Increase key press delays for the contrl keys

I'm using Unity desktop. The foremost reason I use that because it enables me switching windows by pressing Super+N where N belongs to {0, 1, 2, 3 ... 9} The way I have optimized is by assuming, at ...
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File, View, etc menus not appearing

I'm running Ubuntu 18.10. None of my applications are showing their menus in the menu bar at the top of the screen, eg. File, Tools, etc. All I see is "Activities" and then a drop down menu titled ...
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Unity mode missing in VMware 15 Workstation Player [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS]

I have recently installed VMware Workstation 15 Player on my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop and and installed Windows 7 as the guest OS in VMware. I have installed VMware Tools and everything seems fine. I ...
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Own made .desktop doesn't show at sidebar Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unity

I created my own .desktop file because I've moved the folders where IntelliJ IDEA was installed. [Desktop entry] Name=Intellij_IDEA Exec=/home/jorch/Documents/1.IDEsAndPrograms/idea-IU/bin/idea.sh ...
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ubuntu 14 corrupt desktop

I've done quite a bit of poking around and trying to solve my problem. Usually I can manage but nothing seems to be working. My wife's PC is running Ubuntu 14. Her desktop has become corrupt. The ...
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Sikuli not able to find the icons in the Unity launcher

Sikuli is not finding the icon in the unity launcher . I used the click function and in brackets the screen shot of the icon , but when the sikuli runs it's giving an error like [error] FindFailed ( ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 login loop, unity-panel-service-lockscreen fails

After installing several updates and restarting Ubuntu 16.04, I was greeted with a strange looking login screen. When I try to login the same screen temporarily disappears and then reappears. ~/....
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uninstalled app still showing in all apps

I installed Riseup VPN from software and it didn't work, after I uninstalled it the name for the app still shows but the icon is gone. I have tried tried autoremove and purge from terminal but it's ...
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Cursor has unexpected visuals

I hope the question is proper, I will try to explain the situation but I am not sure what kind of information might be useful. 1) A copy of cursor stays at the very top bar of Ubuntu. (where settings,...
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NVIDIA Persistence Daemon Fails, symlinks are delted

System: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS - Unity Desktop fresh install Dell XPS 9650 Intel 7700 HQ + Nvidia 1050 GTX mobile I'm trying to get Nvidia drivers (415) + Cuda + prime select to run on my work Notebook. ...
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Parts of an app in Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't obey display scaling

I've set the display scaling to 2 and most apps scale accordingly. There's a particular software "COMSOL" that apparently scales, but there's a graphics window, which is for in-app visualization, that ...
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Input Problems After Upgrading to Ubuntu 18

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18 (with Unity GUI) and I have a lot of problems. Most annoyingly is that Super+Space (or Shift+Super+Space) no longer switches the input source (despite being ...
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ubuntu 16.04 nautilus there is no clickable area in a folder because the folder is full of files [duplicate]

I cannot click on the folder area when the folder is full of files, and thus I cannot right click to open the context menu and for example "launch terminal". In other words, no matter where I try ...
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Install Unity instead of Gnome in 18.04 [duplicate]

I've tried to install Unity to replace Gnome in 18.04. I'm supposed to see an option to configure lightdm however the terminal just completes and there is no option. I can't access any options ...
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Super + Space shows numbers on icons on Unity launcher instead of switching between languages

After I upgraded to 18.04 from 16.04, Super+Space started showing numbers on icons on unity launcher instead of switching between languages. How can I fix that? Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing -> ...
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Add Tor to Ubuntu launcher [duplicate]

I installed tor from here I want to launch it from all apps.
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Applications do not focus as expected or at all

If I open Chrome and then do a CTRLALTT to open a terminal, and I start typing in the terminal, I can no longer click out of the terminal to the Chrome page. No matter where I click or how many times ...
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Unresponsive function keys in unity ubuntu 18

After installing ubuntu 18 I installed and uninstalled many desktop environments, ending up to Unity which I like the most. However the only problem is that whenever I use the function keys to ...
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On 16.04 strange behavior of Desktop Entry files

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new pc and copied the data from my old pc (12.04) to the new one. It went well, except that I'm having problems getting the Desktop to work like a desktop, a ...
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Ubuntu keeps displaying UTC time despite setting timezone

Something appears to be broken with regards to how Unity displays the system time in the current time zone. I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 guest in VirtualBox, on a Windows 10 host. I have changed the ...
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Open .blend files on nautilus with snap installed version of blender

Over nautilus I have a .blend file and whilst I double click it I want to be opened with blender. I have installed the blender via snap instead of apt derived one. The problem is that when I double ...
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Wine games configuration

I've got some problems while running a Unity game. When I first launch the game it's still playable, but when you switch to another window and switch back, you can see the graphics but can't interact ...
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unity-greeter having encountering issues while processing

im in latest ubuntu 18.04.1 lts i was following a video on youtube for getting mac theme on ubuntu and when i was doing it and in xterm he did some things which i copied but it is showing that it ...
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How to access or connect a desktop GUI on a remote Ubuntu 18 server?

I have a VPS running with Ubuntu 18.10 Server. I want to install a desktop GUI there, but I can't use or access the desktop environment on the actual physical machine (obviously, since it's just a VPS,...
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(18.10) Thinkpad X240 disabling Touchpad while Keeping Touchpoint on Unity

Before you ask: No, the last thread doesn't work with Libinput while Synaptics doesn't work at all. My X240 on Unity-Session doesn't disable the touchpad while keeping touchpoint buttons, while other ...
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I can't launch the terminal or uxterm in chromebook unity shell. How come?

I don't really understand how crosh works. I enter the shell and then type sudo startunity and ubuntu launches. But uxterm and terminal blink when clicked and then don't open. software center opens ...
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Keyboard doesnt work in Ubuntu Gnome only Ubuntu Unity

So to preface this, I am fairly new to Ubuntu. My plug in Amazon Basics Gaming Keyboard doesnt work in Ubuntu. But if I load up into Unity by pressing the icon next to my name on the log on screen ...
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ubuntu 16.04, purple screen after reboot

I was following https://carla.readthedocs.io/en/latest/carla_headless/, and tried some commands there, and installed VGL, TurboVNC,etc. I usually work on my vnc window, but I sometimes work on the ...
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How to stop scrolling from switching between windows?

I keep accidentally moving my mouse over the launcher while I'm browsing websites and then switching to other windows when I try to scroll. I've never purposefully switched applications this way, and ...
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CompizConfig causing restart in Ubuntu 18.04 and Unity

I searched the web but couldn't find anything useful yet. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04. It's a clean new install. Since I got used to Unity and am missing some features (desktop wall, HUD etc) I ...
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Context Menu Delete Option

Context menu delete option not found in Ubuntu 18. Do not like the extra steps of "Trash Can", want to flush immediately instead of having to take the stinky garbage out later. Have used that option ...
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Custom shortcuts stop working after lock/unlock

having problems with changing sound shortcuts. I'd like to change volumeUP \ volumeDOWN defaults. And I can successfully do it here: settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts -> sound and media. ...
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Is there anything like Unity's “lenses” in GNOME 3?

The lenses were the best things in Ubuntu's history in my opinion. Is there any possibility to get this with a new distro?
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How can I type a path in Unity's Open File dialog? [duplicate]

Instead of the usual "select a location from what you see", I need to type a path to reach a file a I need to open. Where can I type locations (paths) in this dialog?
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How to install Xorg 1.18.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

After migrating from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I faced this old and annoying Xorg bug. It's impossible to use Ctrl+Shift hotkeys in Unity if Ctrl+Shift is configured to change keyboard ...
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Why is cheese required for unity-control-center?

I conducted a few searches on this topic and looked through several pages and at several posts, and surprisingly, did not find an answer to this question. Why does unity-control-center depend on ...
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Launcher looks weird, some of the icons not visible on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and I have installed Unity. But after I finished, all the icons in the launcher started looking weird which was not normal before: Can someone tell me another way or tool to ...