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 enable touchpad right click in 21.10 Unity desktop

I am currently using ubuntu unity remix 21.10. I have not been able to figure out how to enable 'right click' using the touch pad of my hp laptop. I have installed both unity tweaks and gnome-tweaks. ...
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play/pause of spotify disappeared from sound menu on menu bar

Up to later last year, I could control play/pause/skip and see now playing from the volume menu on the right side of the menu bar. It suddenly disappeared after updating spotify to 1.1.77.643....
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The Budgie application launch icons disappeared from the bottom of the desktop

I run Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS. Just today, when I booted my computer as always, I did not get the launch icons for apps (LibreOffice, Firefox etc.) at the bottom of the desktop. I think you know what ...
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what are the lenses still available for ubuntu 20.04 unity desktop environment?

i want to install multiple lenses that would let me search the web through my unity dash. can you tell me what lenses are still available today in 2022 ? and tell me how can I install them? no links ...
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How can I install the youtube lens for Unity 20.04?

I am seeking to search YouTube via my unity dash, but I can't seem to find a way to install it. I have tried sudo apt-get install lens-video scope-youtube but it's not working. I am getting an error ...
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Launch bar shortcuts vanish after some time

I have Ubuntu 21.04 (upgraded from previous release) and noticed this strange behavior... Right after reboot, I can see my shortcut icons in the launch bar: But then after a few minutes, only the 9 ...
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Unable to right-click in Unity window manager

I cannot right-click in Unity window manager in a fresh install of Ubuntu 21.10. I have a new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 which includes a touchpad alone, with no buttons. In gnome display manager (chosen ...
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natural scrolling on Unity desktop 20.04

I just installed Unity coming from Gnome and I don't see natural scrolling option there. What do I need to install on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
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Downgrading/Partitioning Ubuntu

I'm a new Ubuntu user running Ubuntu 20.04 and have been liking it so far. I have reached a dilemma now. I would like to learn Game Development via Unity Hub, a game engine requiring Ubuntu 18.04 or ...
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Installing KDE broke Unity Volume/Screen controls

I have been using Unity for a long time but decided it was time to give another envornment a try. I installed KDE Plasma on my machine and kept LightDM as my display manager. Logged in using KDE to ...
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How to increase the maximal thumbnail size in Ubuntu 20+ nautilus file manager?

The maximum available thumbnail size (~165px) in Ubuntu 20.04 is too small for my liking and I would like to increase it above this limit: I have tried nautilus, nemo and thunar and in all of them ...
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Can I search the internet from Ubuntu's search feature (Unity Desktop)?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 and I am using the Unity desktop environment. I would like to know if there is a way to search the internet right from the search feature on the desktop (the feature that is ...
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How to fix gone dock icons after update to Ubuntu 20.04

After I updated to Ubuntu 20.04 all icons are gone from the dock. The icons come back a few moments after I open any application, but they never show up right after I log in. I tried to reset to ...
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How to create a "shutdown" unity launcher in Ubuntu 20.04

How can I shutdown my laptop in one mouse click (or maybe two mouse clicks) from the unity launcher? I've found a number of posts which describe how to create a unity launcher so you can shutdown your ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Top "panel" bar for all monitors for Unity

I want to display the top "panel" bar on all monitors, instead of just one in Ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop. I have seen suggestions in other threads to install an extension for Gnome ...
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Brave browser windows moved from original position at edge of screen on app restart in Ubuntu 20.04

I have a large screen and have several Brave browser windows open side-by-side expanded to take up half the screen width, all the way to the edges. This is fairly easily accomplished in Gnome by ...
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Conky Harmattan Text and Design is off on Ubuntu 21.10

I need help getting this Conky Harmattan design looking decent. I research online and I found two articles on AskUbuntu: Conky text overlaps with other text Conky harmattan text is mis-aligned In my ...
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switch application directly freeze for a few seconds

I am using ubuntu 20.04 with key board shortcut set for switch window directly(done in settings), it works. However after I pressed the shortcut the new window pops up with an orange border , the new ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 (Unity), wifi disconnects when the system is idle (screensaver)

Ubuntu 20.04 (Unity), wifi disconnects when the system is idle (screensaver). How I can prevent such behavior?
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Switching back from Unity to KDE

Currently, I have a Kubuntu 20.04. After some item I've installed Unity, how I can switch back to KDE ?
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dconf - Custom icons are not displayed in the panel menu

The custom icon custom-symbolic.svg is not displayed in the panel menu. This is a segment of a dconf file: [org/cinnamon] app-menu-icon-name='custom-symbolic' The full path to the file I created is: /...
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Installation of Ubuntu Unity

I understand that Ubuntu Unity 21.10 is available. I am using Ubuntu 20.04LTS with a Unity desktop display (which mostly works). What do I need to do to install Ubuntu Unity 21.10? Will such an ...
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Menu dropdown not appearing in Kdenlive, making it near impossible to edit

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 but still using the Unity desktop which I suspect may be tied to the issue. I've tried all the fixes I've found in older comments here about this sort of issue in Unity and none ...
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Snapping windows in Ubuntu 20.04

Is there a way in which I can prevent Ubuntu 20.04's windows from going to locations Ubuntu seems to want? I'd prefer to set the window locations for my apps to go where I want them to go. I would ...
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Cannot install any packages relating to desktop environments

The issue comes from my fresh 20.04.3 install. I want to use Unity on a higher basis than GNOME, but every attempt I try is fruitless because of the package being lost (not being found) or no ...
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How many forks or veriations of ubuntu operating systems are around? [duplicate]

How many forks or veriations of ubuntu operating systems are around? [1] https://archive.vn/FVT6R/42737cd768844efd5fe48ade4a616f027e42aed9.webp Some ubuntu's and linux operating systems, they are ...
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Difference in different application opening and workspace

I have 2 questions related to launching applications Ubuntu 20.04. When opening system applications like gnome-terminal, if another application or window is focused then the opening window is opened ...
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i3wm Blue square that wraps around applications

So I need to change the bar wrapping around apps in Ubuntu (20.04) in i3 example here: its kinda hard to see but it indicates what app has the focus for typing or what ever...
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Why does my window or application minimize when its child process exists?

I am experiencing a strange issue with Ubuntu 18.04 that I don't know could have been caused by a wrong configuration or a conflict from recent application installs. What happened was whenever the ...
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keyboard shortcut to jump to favorited-in-dock application's windows

most window managers (e.g. kde, even windows xp and newer) allows switching applications that are pined to their respective quick launch/dock areas by pressing win+1 for the first icon, win+2 for the ...
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Unity temperature problem on Ubuntu players when connected screen is UHD

I have an empty project only with a Canvas where I draw a circle and a text that I'm building on 2017.4.40f1 (also tested with 2020) for Linux players connected via HDMI. It looks like this: The ...
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Increase space between folders in nemo file manager Ubuntu 21.10

Ubuntu 21.10 was released today. After using Ubuntu 16.04 since it was released, I upgraded to Ubuntu 21.10. Did a fresh install of 21.10. I like Unity desktop so I installed it and along with it I ...
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My Alt key started opening the HUD - how can I change it back? [duplicate]

I am not sure how it happened, but my Alt key started opening the HUD. (I.e. like the Super key), losing focus out of the running app. How can I disassociate it from openning the unity menu? EDIT (OP ...
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How to exit zoom without going to the task bar

I am using ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop. I use zoom version 5.8.0 (16) I know that [How to exit zoom cleanly?] this is the solution for cleanly exiting from zoom. What I want to know, is how to do ...
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How to adjust a background wallpaper?

Windows used to have a feature to fill, tile, center, stretch etc. a wallpaper to set in the background. I recently set a wallpaper as the background image of my Ubuntu desktop, however by default it ...
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import the X-display of one local ubuntu user onto another user's desktop

Inspired from this topic I dare ask this probably impossible question: I have 4 different users on my Ubuntu-MATE 21.04 machine. Sometimes it would be nice to see user2 on the display of user1, either ...
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How can I set my desktop to look like this (Ubuntu 18.04) in Ubuntu 20.04?

These images were taken on ubuntu 18.04. How can I set my desktop to look like this Ubuntu 18.04 in Ubuntu 20.04? I want to implement these features of Ubuntu 18.04 in ubuntu 20.04. transparent PNG (...
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Opening from favourites bar opens in a different window / icon

I followed this guide to install firefox developer edition https://medium.com/@js_debugger/how-to-install-firefox-developer-edition-on-ubuntu-1c7f5f2b6883 it is all installed and working fine but I ...
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Serious lag in typing after loading Ubuntu 20.04 Lts on older computer

So I tried to update an older HP 550-a114 and install Ubuntu 20.04 Lts. Everything seemed fine with the install until I started typing. There is a serious lag between when I type and when it appears ...
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How to get notification/log applet about copying files for the "Files" ubuntu unity desktop?

I need a notification/log applet to copy files in the ubuntu unity desktop environment "Files" (also known as Nautilus), the default file manager. Due to the fact that files from ext4 to ...
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vbox - Ubuntu 20.04 Unity desktop gives a black screen on booting

to get a taste of Ubuntu.. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 in a vbox via this site After installing everything.. I ran the vm.. It started.. but one problem.. The whole screen is black.. I waited for 5 ...
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Night light icon shows up - but desktop colors don't change

I'm using a manual schedule for night light - and right now I'm within the schedule. Using Ubuntu 20.04 I see the 'Night light' icon in my status bar - and clicking it shows 'Night light is on', but ...
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Ubuntu Focal Server with Desktop

I used a Focal Server Image and then installed: apt-get install --yes --no-install-recommends ubuntu-unity-desktop ttf-ubuntu-font-family gnome-shell-extensions but the desktop still looks different ...
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How to change desktop icon text background color in yaru-unity theme? [duplicate]

Hi on my unity version of ubuntu 18.04 LTS I use the Yaru-Unity theme. However, the icon fonts appear black to me on the desktop. Is there any way to make them white like in the photo?
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Why I can't change position of this application icon in the launcher? I can't move from last icon position

I have installed STS (Spring Tool Suite) IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 and I am finding the following problem with the icon in the launcher. The problem is that executing this application, it correctly start ...
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Delete Flatpak VLC Icons

after trying Flatpak as app manager and installing VLC for trial, once deleted there are two icons of the same program on the ubuntu dashboard and I can't delete them. Would you please help me take ...
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Question marks instead of libre office icons

Hi with the update of libre office to the current version if I open Base and Impress they appear on the launcer of question marks as icons. Can I fix this bug?
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On the top left bar I am not allowed to enter the name

I own Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Unity Desktop. I would like to know if it is possible for my name to appear in the top bar as in previous versions. At the moment even with Unity Tweak Tool I have not ...
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Add Jupyter Notetbook to application menu

I created a desktop icon for jupyter notebook by creating jupyter.dekstop in my home/arthur/desktop folder and can start jupyter-notebook by double clicking it. Desktop Entry Type=Application Name=...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stopped booting

I was using Unity and one day, while I was using my laptop and clicked on the Ubuntu logo, the entire sidebar disappeared. I tried to restart, but the top bar had disappeared too. So I did a hard ...
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