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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how to disable .desktop entry file from showing up in Unity launcher?

In the Unity launcher, when I type "emacs" I get both "Emacs (GUI)" and "Emacs (Terminal)". I just want the GUI version. I see /usr/share/applications/emacs.desktop and /...
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ALT + TAB Windows in All Workspaces in 20.04 LTS

When using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I was able to ALT + TAB through applications in all workspaces. Whenever I would select an application that was open only in a workspace different from the current one, it ...
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lightdm change badge icon login for “ubuntu on wayland”

I have changed cinnamon login badge icon with: /usr/share/unity-greeter/custom_cinnamon_badge.png I would like to change the "ubuntu on wayland" badge (which is empty) in the same way, for ...
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Move and remove icons in the Unity Dock

Is there an easy way to add or remove icons in the Unity Dock from the command line? I would have expected something like gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions..., but most solutions require Python ...
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Cannot close unresponsive Minimize Unmaximize… dialog

The dialog is open and always on top of every window, as in the top right corner of the screenshot The dialog does not respond to clicking - any click either does nothing or triggers a button behind ...
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Remove a single file preview in the Unity desktop launcher menu

On Ubuntu 18.04, using the Unity desktop, when you hit the Super key it displays the Unity launcher menu from the top left of the screen, allowing you to browse your recently used files to quickly ...
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No search results

I've troubles since updating to version 20.04 LTS with no search results and freezing desktop after about 1 hour. (I guess this could be a symptome related to no search results. Just a hint if ...
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Can a computer have two sets of “tweaks”?

My computer is running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I've downloaded Gnome Tweaks and "tweaked" my desktop. Can I add any other tweaks, if so which/what? For example can I download Unity tweaks as ...
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Okular documents clutter Ubuntu 18 dock

I use Okular to view PDF documents on Ubuntu 18.04. If I have multiple PDFs open at the same time, each of them creates a new item in the Ubuntu Dock. This quickly messes up my dock. In addition, ...
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Errors when opening Unity projects on Ubuntu 20.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I downloaded my existing Unity project from git (developed on Windows before) but when I open it many errors appear on console. An error occurred while resolving packages: One ...
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Mouse lag problem on ubuntu unity desktop

I installed Ubuntu 20.04.01 LTS and then installed the Unity desktop with the following command: sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop Only my mouse is on the Unity Log desktop. How can I solve this ...
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opera snap has stopped connecting with paid VPN on

Have been using Opera snap version for over a week now. This morning it has stopped connecting to internet when using Windscribe VPN(whole system), connects without VPN. The odd thing is that '...
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20.04 LTS current — unity or appmenu?

20.04 LTS current. I keep seeing the diagnostic Failed to load module "appmenu-gtk-module" Failed to load module appmenu-gtk-module + canberra-gtk-module suggests sudo apt install appmenu-...
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.desktop file running with dex but not on nautilus: “[Desktop: not found”

I have the following maestral-maestral.desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Maestral Exec=/usr/bin/python3 -m maestral_qt -c maestral Icon=maestral GenericName=File ...
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Distracting white border on Ubuntu 18.04 Unity

I tried to switch to dark mode using the command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme Yaru-dark It wasen't what I expected so I switched back: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop....
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Custom desktop launcher no control or link from taskbar icon

I use several self made scripts in my ubuntu 20.04 to make my life easier. I put some of them into desktop launchers. But the vanilla-launchers (*.desktop files) have no control from the taskbar icon: ...
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Why is Unity Hub not shown in application list?

I downloaded UnityHub from the website (https://unity3d.com/de/get-unity/download). By changing the permission in the downloaded file to "allow to execute as program", I was able to run ...
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Remap CTRL+SHIFT+C to CTRL+C in Yakuake

I run Ubuntu Unity 20.04. I have installed yakuake as my favorite dropdown terminal. While gnome-terminal has let me set my copy/paste shortcuts to CTRL+C/CTRL+V, yakuake offers no such customization ...
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I think I screwed up my Ubuntu gnome desktop

As for the last few months, my gnome desktop environment has been messed up(because I went to installing a ton of desktop environments such as kde and unity when I first got Ubuntu a year ago.). My ...
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Blank Icon on Dash/Favorites bar

When I launch a steam game called "The Binding of Isaac", and its running and open the Icon on the sidebar/dash/favorites (I'm not sure what its called) is blank i tried verifying the ...
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How to “Add to the panel” items that are not in the Add to the panel window?

it's me again, i'm trying to add gimp and audacity but there don't apair in the search in "add to the panel" ;-; the version its 20.04 and the panel its the the above one steps made: I right-...
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Application menu shortcut keys underlined, but don't fire in Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

My environment is Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity as a desktop environment. After launching any GUI application, e.g. LibreOffice Calc or Thunderbird and pressing the ALT key, the application menu is ...
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Is there any way we can get notified if an altogether new extension is available at https://extensions.gnome.org/?

I use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I have gone through main extensions available on https://extensions.gnome.org/. They are very very helpful to a common user. Many thanks to the extension authors. Now there ...
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How install XFCE and remove gnome on Ubuntu 20.0.4 LTS [duplicate]

Was running xUbuntu 18.0.4 LTS and upgraded (re-install via DVD) to Ubuntu 20.0.4. I'd like to get back to the XFCE Desktop as it find gnome unusable for my application. In particular I have a lot of ...
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Running a script from the desktop

I wrote a simple script in a text file, put it on the desktop, and made it executable. When I double-click it (or right-click and "Open" it) from the desktop, nothing happens - it does not ...
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How can we auto-magnify/enlarge icons inside the app section on mouse hover in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? (Thank you.)

This feature is available in plank. But is there any gnome extension or possibility to auto enlarge/magnify these icons inside the app section on mouse hover? This will be a beautiful feature if there ...
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Inside the app section, is it possible to change the size of the icons in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? (Help requested)

I am trying to change the icon size inside app section but I am unable to find a way to do this. I am attaching a picture to make myself clear on what I am trying to do. In this image, you can see ...
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Why do I have two postman icons

I installed postman using a download from the website. Now I have an issue with two postman entries in my app menu. (Don't know the proper name.) I can't get a screenshot of the app menu, but it has ...
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Screen resolution does not properly restore when closing full-screen applications

First time encountering this since installing Focal Fossa 20.04.1. This was not an issue with any version of Ubuntu I've used since Precise Pangolin 12.04. When exiting a full screen DOSBox game, or ...
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Make a bootable usb in a ubnutu 16.04 chroot (from chromeos)

i cant find the startup disk creator on 16.04 chroot. anyone help? create a chroot on your Chromebook: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
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Global desktop shortcut interfering with TexStudio

I had a problem using a keyboard-shortcut in TexStudio on Ubuntu 20.04. I thought it was a bug in TexStudio, but according to the answer here, it is probably a problem with a global shortcut from my ...
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unity ubuntu 20.04 no move option for files

the move option has been removed in the file manager... is there a way to move file/folders without have to use the command line. I've tried various key cominations as in Mac OS while dragging and ...
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Hotkeys respond lag, updating notification area player lags, Wi-Fi icon update slow, etc

After upgrade of my latest Ubuntu 20.04 I'm getting all kinds of weird delays when using brightness/volume hotkeys; or when using app that updates the system tray (especially player in volume menu ...
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Unity7 Launcher (dock) is white with black icons

I changed the Launcher color in unity-tweak-tool, just to try it out, and changed it back to based on wallpaper and this happened. Don't know why or how it happened and now I need to fix it. My first ...
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Black, 'unknown', square pinned to dock in Ubuntu 20.04

How do I get rid of this 'unknown' program that is pinned to my dock? I have tried right clicking (which gets me nowhere), tried clicking it to bring it up and I get a black bar that I can't move or ...
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“Lost” entire app window in Ubuntu 20.04 [edited; aka Display Mode hides active app window]

I managed to "lose" an entire Firefox window with about 20 open tabs. This happened while trying to move the window to a second desktop. I am running on Macbook Pro hardware, so I pressed ...
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I have a new notebook Le Novo ThinkPad E-14 which CtrlL key does not work when combined with other keys under Ubuntu 20.04

According to Ubuntu 20.04 help pressing Ctrl-Alt-T opens a terminal. However when I press the key combination CtrlL-Alt-T has no effect, where CtrlL means the left control key. On the other hand if I ...
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Application, files, video, music, docs doesn't show up after Ubuntu 20 upgrade

I cannot find similar problem on askubuntu, so I will post a screenshot to show the issue since it's easier to show than to tell. Printscreen ubuntu
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No Window war or launcher on Crouton(xeinel)

I am aware that this has been asked multiple times but it won’t show I’ve tried: Sudo apt-get update Sudo apt-get upgrade Sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Sudo apt-get install Ubuntu-desktop Sudo apt-get ...
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Close application when click on it in dock

recently when i click on the two paged apps gui freezes, and a few programs suddenly close. For example: i opened a link(firefox) in new window, and when i click on dock logo and that will closed. ...
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Delete or hide applications in the Unity panel

I want to delete or hide the items that are specified in the photo and the installed programs (Telegram, VLC, etc.) in the top panel of the Unity desktop (my operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.01 LTS) !?...
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How to install Nautilus 3.26 in Ubuntu 20.04 and get updates in unity?

I recently (manually) upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and I'm not liking this new Nautilus 3.28 at all. I can't decrease the desktop font size from gsetting set org.gnome.nautilus.dekstop Besides ...
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cannot switch workspaces in unity desktop

I have Ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop. I'm using a 4×4 desktop matrix. I can switch between the desktops horizontally only. Ctrl+Alt+(left/right) works, but Ctrl+Alt+(up/down) doesn't. It is fresh ...
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Ubuntu with Unity DE keeps freezing

So, I decided to install Unity DE with my Ubuntu installation, but sometimes whenever I try to open an application through dock, search for something, really anything, it freezes for a few seconds. It ...
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Is there a way I can manage the order of multiple terminal windows

I am trying to make the migration from Ubuntu Classic to Ubuntu Unity. Sometimes for my work process I would open many terminal windows on my desktop and mentally assign a particular function to each ...
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Why is global menu difficult to maintain?

This is a question strictly out of curiosity. Since Unity was 'discontinued' there has been very little globals menu's around. I know KDE has one that does not always work, and Ubuntu Unity say they ...
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Unity, keyboard layout in bionic and focal

I'm that person who does sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop right after installing ubuntu. Both in bionic and focal I'm experiencing the following erratic behavior: if I login into Unity after ...
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Unity GTK CSS problems with calendar

I am using Unity on Ubuntu (both 18.04 and 20.04). I have problems with many GTK themes concerning calendar popup. All the days with events do not show up in the calendar. I tried to change the css ...
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Ubuntu desktop right-click menu

Where is the code that controls the right-click menu system? I understand that I can add menu items by editing .desktop files, but I would be interested to modify the system itself. My feeling is that ...
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Compiz Water effect

I have been a fan of Unity desktop environment, and Compiz effects ever since Ubuntu 12.04. I have recently installed Unity desktop on my Ubuntu 20.04 Machine. When I try to enable the water effect, ...

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