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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Ubuntu 19.10 Multi-desktop out of focus app pauses?

I run multiple displays and have noticed since going from 18.04 to Ubuntu 19.1 applications pause when I enter a full screen game ie) my web-browsers / GUI's running on my other screens seem so lag ...
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Nautilus bug on admin user account only

I'm new to ubuntu and need troubleshooting advice. Two bugs appeared for me simultaneously. Nautilus.desktop is affected when I try to drag any file or folder from desktop into the nautilus window. ...
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Does Lubuntu 19.10 provide “Auto-resizing and snapping windows”?

On Ubuntu there is a nice feature that allows windows to auto-resize (for example to half-screen width) and be "magnetized" to the corners of the screen. Lubuntu on the other hand does not appear to ...
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Make Unity Tweaks show desktop icons via terminal

I need a line like similar to this gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true but only I want it to work for this
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Running desktop shortcut just opens it in text editor

I've looked at some other stackexchange questions pertaining to this topic, but for whatever reason I still cannot get to a resolution. This is the simple test.desktop file I have on my desktop: [...
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How to install unity3D 2019 in ubuntu 19.10?

Is there a way to install Unity3D 2019 in Ubuntu 19.10? With or without using WINE? I know I can install 2018 but I wanted the latest version (system requirements).
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Compiz viweport switcher: I can't move up or down, only left or right

Sorryyy! I found the answer! Happy again! I'm running Ubu 18.04. I always install compiz and wobbly windows, I just love them! I've installed compiz many times. On my laptop usually set compiz to 16 ...
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My WiFi stop to work and now I don't see any SSID on ubuntu 16.04.6… How to solve it?

I have removed network-manager and installed wicd on March 26. Everything went well until yesterday, I logged in into my ubuntu LTS. After typing my password for which-gtk. I got a Software Update ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not running scripts in /etc/profile.d/

I have a machine running Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop (running Unity). I was playing around with different desktop environments for xrdp, so I installed xfce4 (sudo apt install xfce4) and mate-desktop (sudo ...
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Terminator does not appear in the application switcher and Launcher when using Unity in Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu 18.04 and even though everything is working properly, the Terminator app is not being included in the application switcher, making it unreachable by ...
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How do I get the Ubuntu Unity Launcher to work on a Bootable USB?

I am having trouble getting the Ubuntu Unity Launcher to work on the Bootable USB key that I have. Here is my desktop for reference just to show that the unity launcher is not listed among the icons ...
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Migrating to Lubuntu 19.10

I've installed the lubuntu-desktop package and love it. To save space, I'm wondering whether I can uninstall Gnome and unity. Is it safe to remove 'ubuntu-desktop' package? Are there any other ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 emacsclient -c Desktop Application not working

Dear Ubuntu Community, my goal is it, to use emacsclient (version 24.5.1) as a default editor in Ubuntu 16.04. If I double click on a text file, emacsclient opens new frame quickly. If the the the ...
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Logo key + up/down arrow keys multitasking shortcut?

On most linux distros I can use the Logokey+Arrowkeys to shift the window I'm currently on to one half of the screen. Only the Right arrow and Left arrow keys works for me on Ubuntu. How can I ...
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Unity after upgrade from 19.04 to 19.10

after upgrading from 19.04 to 19.10 (Ubuntu Unity), on my PC, I can't perform any searches anymore (windows taste). Calc taste not working either. On my other laptop, black background with icons but ...
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No Terminal in Unity after faild upgrade from Ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10

How can I get myself out of this boot loop? I am a bit at a loss, my Grub screen is empty (shows no options to choose from.) I now only have access to Grub options if I hold down the Shift key ...
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What happens in the OS when multimedia keys are pressed?

What commands are invoked when I press my media keys (play / pause, next, previous)? I had a look at simulate media keys in the terminal, and my requirement is the same, except I cannot use the ...
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PowerShell not working in Ubuntu 19.10

I use Ubuntu version: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 19.10 Release: 19.10 Codename: eoan PowerShell Version: latest/stable 6.2.3, source: snap store;...
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how to make nautilus display internet links without the 'link to' prefix and suppressing the .desktop extension

If I drag a link from a browser to the desktop, nautilus places 'Link to ' in front of the name and hides the extension. The name it displays diverges from the 'correct' name as displayed in the ...
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Directory error

So I installed Ubuntu 19.10 with its included GNOME environment. I installed Steam and some other programs and games, and everything was working as it was meant to. I then decided I missed Unity for ...
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How to move a window into another workspace on a non-primary monitor

Ubuntu 18.04 I have three monitors and would like to be able to move a window on the right monitor (non-primary) to another workspace but keep it on the right monitor. The following is an ...
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The keyboard shortcut setting doesn't respond to certain changes

I have Ubuntu 19.04. I want to change the shortcut key for Switch to next input source to Alt+Shift. I go to the Keyboard section in Settings and find the entry (under Typing). When I click on it a ...
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drag and drop to launcher doesn't work

based on this How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut I moved a .desktop file to the .local\share\applications. Anyway, in the rest it tells that I must drag and drop it to the launcher. But ...
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Gnome and unity alt-tab showing at once

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, and I don't like Gnome so I use Unity. However, when I Alt-tab, both alt-tabs show at the same time (sorry for poor image quality). The tab button ...
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unity weird transparent window

There is a weird window on my desktop that is not going away. It happens occasionally, I think it is triggered by mouse action: This window does not belong to any application. Window icons are ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 malfunctioning when usb dongle connected

I have a USB dongle from a wireless headset and when I plug it in, ubuntu starts malfunctioning: for example the icons minimize maximize and close from the program windows don't work, I cannot open ...
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Desktop missing, no icons, no wallpaper after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04

I'm using Linux on Dex on my Galaxy Tab S4. It basically Ubuntu without a problem. I followed the upgrading guide and got it successfully upgraded. There is a problem after the update, the desktop is ...
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Disable Mouse Acceleration In Ubuntu Unity 18.04 LTS?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. After installation, I disabled mouse acceleration with gnome tweaks (Flat Mouse) I later installed Unity and the mouse acceleration settings reverted. I'd like to know how ...
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Hotkey to press 'Search your computer' button

I would like to bind my (windows key / super key) to open the 'Search your computer' button. In order to bind it, I believe i need to know the terminal command to open it first. So my question how do ...
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Dashes flicker when i move my mouse

Whenever i move the mouse pointer after it has been at the same place for some seconds, i see dashes flicker at the bottom of the screen below the taskbar. This also happens after certain intervals ...
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Touchpad issue in ubuntu 16.04 without any desktop

I have an old Thinkpad T60,32bit running ubuntu for i686 , version 16.04. I removed unity and gnome shell as i want to max it out for work and stop desktop hogging on limited system resources.To ...
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Unity Global Menu not working in Firefox 70 (latest beta)

Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 As you can probably see in these screenshots, the menu is not integrating into Unity. I guess that's what I get for using a deprecated DE, but I'm holding out hope that ...
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Unity settings and programs got messed up after fsck disk check

While doing my normal activity on my Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) machine I noticed that Firefox stopped playing sounds from any tab (Applications tab in Sound Settings had something unknown to me listed ...
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How to restore all minimized windows?

I want to know how to restore all windows which I have minimized (using the mouse). I find it annoying to have to browse through my windows manually to restore all of them. Both GUI-based and command ...
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Graphic interface doesn't show up

It shows up when I power on my PC, yesterday I was switching interface Gnome to Unity, but I didn't like it, so I've remove it. What could it be?
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Keyboard shortcuts no longer working

I have multiple workspaces enabled, and I'm trying to switch back and forth/swap windows back and forth between them. The default keyboard shortcuts for that are Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Arrow, and I'm able to ...
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Nautilus problem (Window-manager wrong name to folder)

My distribution is: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Desktop Environment = Unity I have a problem with Nautilus. I explain you. I had it uninstalled to install Nemo. Now I have reinstalled it but, after a while ...
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Persistent Login loop 16.04.3

Received workstation with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS preinstalled from Dell. Computer: Dell Precision 3630 Login loop immediately upon open box. ctrl alt F1 works and I have access to 2 accounts I created ...
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acer laptop left control key not recognized ubuntu 18.04

I recently bought a used Acer Aspire-ES1-511 with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. I found that the left Ctrl key wasn't working, but the right one does work. In xev I found the left key showed FocusOut and ...
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Problem: Ubuntu 18.04 greeter will not display more than 50 users

How can I make all my usernames show up in the greeter in Ubuntu 18.04 (desktop)? I've tried various different greeters including unity-greeter kylin-greeter lightdm-gtk-greeter lightdm-kde-greeter ...
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WiFi adapter shows as “not ready”, but internet is connected

So, yeah, this is strange. I installed Ubuntu through the mini.iso and installed the Unity desktop through the ubuntu-unity-desktop package and everything seemed normal until I noticed that the WiFi ...
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unity shutdown dialog for gnome

Without riding Unity too much again, is it possible to have its shutdown dialog in Gnome, somehow? Especially because of the touchscreen, that dialog was so good. Plus, it looks far better.
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How do I remove old GNOME versions from Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, before which I installed GNOME desktop to be a bit familiar with it. Now, when I restarted my computer after the upgrade, at the login screen I have following options,...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Black Artifacts around X (Close button) when using shell theme

I am currently using the Arc Application and Shell theme. These artifacts have appeared X button overlap with artifact This occurs on any shell theme other than default and it seems that the themes ...
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Files (Nautilus) icons not appearing with Numix Square icon theme on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Unity desktop

I'm using Unity 7 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I've installed and set the Numix Square icon theme and restarted Unity. Nautilus seems to still show the default empty file icon for all files and folders. It ...
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Desktop zoom in Ubuntu 18

I used to use in previous version of Ubuntu Compiz app as an enhancer and in Ubuntu 18 they decided to get rid of Gnome and move forward to Unity. So, I can't use Compiz any more which I used for ...
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.desktop launcher - keep different chromium apps separate

I've got the following .desktop files placed in ~/.local/share/applications for custom launchers for a full screen experience of Chromium: [Desktop Entry] Terminal=false Type=Application Name=...
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How to disable require my password under CMD in unity?

We want to make a image with no entering passward when awaking from suspend in ubuntu unity. How can I do it? Thanks in advance.
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How can I open 'Add Custom Shortcut' dialog from command line?

After reading the questions How to create keyboard shortcuts from terminal? and How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal? that explain how we can set a new shortcut from the command line, I ...
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No command line access after running maldet

I am using Ubuntu 18 LTS with Unity desktop. I installed, and ran, maldet (Linux Malware Detect (LMD)) on the whole disk. When I came back to check the results, the terminal window was blank. I ...