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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LightDM theme is not acting normal

fellow Ubuntu Enthusiasts! I recently installed LightDM via sudo apt install lightdm and then installed lightdm settings tool via sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings And now, LightDM ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Unity No applications in “start” menu after upgrading from 18.04

So yesterday I've upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04, firstly I had to finish up with a partial upgrade that the software updater suggested, then it asked me to remove all the unused packages so I ...
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Changing display mode resets scale to 100%

I have not been able to find a proper answer online so I ask here: My current display scaling is set to 200% and I'm working on two 4K displays. Whenever I change the display mode with [ctrl]+[p] to ...
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Ubuntu18 python3.8 global install corrupted UI and most applications don't open

On my Ubuntu18 machine, I have installed python3.8 (i already had python2.7 and python3.6) globally and it corrupted Ubuntu UI. Most applications like chrome, LibreOffice dont open. The 'show ...
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super key gets stuck when switching between workspaces (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

When switching between workspaces (super+alt+{up/down}), I find that sometimes the super key gets "stuck", i.e. registered as permanently "pressed" down so that when I click on ...
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Gnome does not recognize shortcuts with Level_3 key symbols

I have modified my keyboard layout in the following way using xkb: CapsLock key has been reassigned to act as Control_L. replace key <CAPS> { [ Control_L ] }; modifier_map Control { <CAPS&...
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How can I enable shortcut hint overlay screen in Ubuntu 18.04 and above?

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04 and on moving to a gnome based environment this is the biggest thing that I missed. I could hold down the super key for a second or so to display the shortcuts in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Unity Question

So I want to install Ubuntu and I love Unity.Well Ubuntu 16.04 is kinda old so I want to go with 20.04 . if I install ubuntu then add from terminal Unity and remove GNOME, will I have any problems ...
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Desktop launchers stopped working [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with the default desktop environments. After copying a file to my desktop, somehow all launchers stopped showing their icons, the .desktop extension appeared and I can no ...
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Problem with top menu bar in 18.04

Tearing hair out... I have a friend who is TOTALLY non-technical and needs exact instructions to fix a problem. Due to the virus we are both in 'lockdown' areas so I'm trying to instruct them over the ...
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Is Ctrl + Alt + V a restricted key combo in 18.04?

Is Ctrl + Alt + V a system-owned or somehow restricted key combination in 18.04? Original symptom behavior is that paste-formatting combo not working in google sheets. Then searched the keyboard ...
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New Window Appears on Toolbar but GUI Doesn't Appear

Getting an issue where the GUI does not show up properly. For a few buttons on this program instead of opening the proper new window, I get a 'blank' or ' invisible' one. After clicking 'export' the ...
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18.04 upgrade problem

So I do sudo apt update and it updates saying I need to upgrade 5 packages. So I do sudo apt upgrade and it says and it keeps saying 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded. ...
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Mouse clicks do not work for native ubuntu apps or when open folder/file from third-party apps

I can not open files or folders from apps like rstudio, typora or chrome. As shown below, when I click "open folders" from typora, the dark grey box will pop up. However, all the buttons do ...
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Unity Dash not showing Applications after upgrade from 19.04 to 20.04

I'm a longtime Ubuntu (and Unity) user (12+ years). I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 19.04 to 20.04, which I had to do because 19.04 was retired and everything was working perfectly, but when I logged ...
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How to enable a functioning minimize button in ubuntu?

From a random Pycharm doc Windows in their setup appear like so Mine look like this: I miss my minimize button. How do I get a windowing theme that most resembles Windows? I want minimize, seeing ...
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Unity won't complete new project boot and is stuck on warning message and only Quit button works

Error message box I get after trying to open a new projecxt in Unity How do I get past this message? If the picture doesn't open, the error message is "This can happen if Layout Contains Custom ...
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PNG specified by .desktop file doesn't show up (20.04)

I have a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/ for one of my applications. The file contains Icon=/usr/share/theapplication/icon.png. If I open /usr/share/theapplication/, icon.png is in there and ...
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How to get a sidebar taskbar?

In a lot of tutorials I see the very convenient side bar I currently have the gnome desktop environment, and it has a completely empty desktop that requires me to click "Activities" in ...
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System has delay before shutdown

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04.1, Unity Remix, on a laptop and one of the problems is that it won't shutdown/reboot until 10-20 seconds has passed. It only happens when I shutdown/reboot through UI, if ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Auto-login disables itself

My freshly-installed Ubuntu 18.04, converted from Gnome to Unity desktop environment, refuses to auto-login. I have changed the settings and edited the configuration as described here: Ubuntu 18 ...
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Adding a Nextcloud account in Unity desktop

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Unity desktop and I have the following issue: There is an option to connect a Nextcloud account as an Online Account. I enter the needed server name, username and ...
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Can't use a .deb file on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I recently was interested in modding, and I needed to install unity. I did that, and I run the .deb file, it comes up to the 'install software' application, then it says 'can't install Unity. Not ...
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Unity on Ubuntu 20 failed to resolve project template?

This shows up after tring to create a new project
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Failed update to ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. There is no status bar or menu on the desktop

I accepted the update from Ubuntu to 20.04.1LTS (I think the old version was 18) When the notebook was restarted, only the desktop with the folders it contained appeared, without the background image ...
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Allow Launching from desktop disappeared from menu

After some manipulations with .desktop files, the Allow Launching option disappeared from the right-click menu of a .desktop file. How to solve this problem? Current right-click menu: Expected right-...
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I can't get my startup script running

I have been following the tutorial How to run script on startup on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Server/Desktop to try to run something on startup: I've done everything exactly how they ask, and the script ...
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Lost all sound daemons and controls, and pulseaudio does not restart

I was debugging an issue with my Bluetooth headset -- the volume control would reset every time they connected. I added the following lines to ~/.config/pulse/default.pa: load-module module-device-...
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Can I have multiple themes and desktops?

Can I have a switch or a selection to switch between desktops and themes and name them. And then select with the name? For example I want to have some changes on desktop some settings and theme and ...
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Help! I can't see the files and folders that are on the desktop

I have the same problem, I can't see the files and folders that are on the desktop. I load the start bar with the icons and compiz but I can't see the folders and files on the desktop. How can I fix ...
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Nautilus after choosing Copy/Move to… Open tabs not shown on the Destination window

Nautilus 3.14.x Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has had a function to offer the open tabs for the copy/move files destination on the side pane, the paths are automatically added by its own. But 18/20.04 LTS doesn't ...
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Unity and/or Gnome Launcher resets to defaults after logout

I just installed a fresh copy of Focal 20.04.1 along with the Unity desktop. I'm trying to set up my launcher with my favorite applications (doesn't matter whether it's Unity or the Gnome launcher). ...
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Unity Hub isn't showing as an application

I have unityhub installed from a .AppImage file and I have the newest version of unity installed as well. I can run it perfectly. However, when I closed the app, I couldn't find it again in the ...
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Is there a way to separate windows in Launcher?

unity --version unity 7.5.0 Since there is no official Hangouts app for Linux, I set up a Launcher icon for Google Hangouts which essentially opens the link in a new Firefox window. However, one ...
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16.04: Desired key remapping won't load at startup

Running Ubuntu 16.04. I got a compact keyboard without a Menu key. They included a bunch of fluff keys, so I want to make the "web" (XF86HomePage) key be my Menu key. (One can run xev | grep ...
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Make ubuntu 20 look like 17.04 [duplicate]

I really like the look and feel of ubuntu before they ditched unity. The last version to use unity was 17.04. The problem is 17.04 ended life in January 13, 2018. How do I make ubuntu 20.4 (the latest ...
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Unity program starter in Ubuntu 20 can't start any program or find any files

I recently installed Ubuntu 20. Not satisfied with the Gnome desktop I installed Unity. The program starter, I think it is called Dash, in Unity can't start any program or find any files. I only get ...
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Unity shell restarting periodically for no apparent reason

My Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Unity shell is restarting periodically, sometimes once a day, sometimes three times in a row. It closes all the applications except for Terminal, Files windows, system update ...
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Desktop font changed suddenly, yet font size in tweaks at default values

The size of the folders on the desktop and the upper (gnome?) bar both suddenly changed yesterday. As you can see in the picture, the text Tweaks (on the top bar) and example (on the desktop) are ...
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Why do I have two docks in Ubuntu, and how do I get rid of one? [duplicate]

As you can see here: I have the thin gray dock in the bottom as well as the standard one on the right. How do I get rid of the one in the bottom? I was reading up on how to get an OSX like dock and I ...
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Why is my screen dimming and what can I do about it (Ubuntu 20.04 in Virtualbox on Windows 10)?

When I open a small window in Ubuntu 20.04 that puts the rest of the screen in a dimmed background color, the laptops dims the screen even more. For example, when I am using the browser with the ...
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how to revert from KDE installation?

I followed this link to install KDE with sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop but would like to revert my changes. Is it possible? I tried running sudo apt-get autoremove kubuntu-desktop as suggested ...
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Change from i3 wm to Unity

I have installed i3 and logged in by using i3 as GUI/Window Manager. Now, whenever I start Ubuntu, it automatically logs into i3. How can I go back using Unity as GUI? I am using Ubuntu 18.04.
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Unable to open items from dock

I am running Ubuntu 20.04. As well as an SSD holding the OS, my system includes two internal Sata hard drives which are set to mount at startup. Icons for these appear in the dock down the left hand ...
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Arduino window remembers size and location…but launches with menu bar off-screen!

I've inadvertently maximized/full screened the serial port monitor in the Arduino IDE. This would normally be fine, as I could just hit CMD+arrow down or the maximize/restore button to make it a ...
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gimp and libreoffice crashes X

When I start gimp I get these errors $ gimp ERROR: ld.so: object 'libgtk3-nocsd.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (failed to map segment from shared object): ignored. ERROR: ld.so: object '...
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minimize maximize buttons missing tightenvnc Ubuntu 20.04

I am running Ubuntu 20.04, I followed the instructions of how to install Vnc via page below: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-ubuntu-20-04 ...
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How to remap Ctrl-Alt-Tab to Ctrl

Long story short: I have MX master 2s mouse whose thumb button sends <ctrl><alt><tab>. I want to remap the thumb button to <ctrl> but that does not seem to be possible because ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and then to 20.04, and using Unity Desktop, the Menubar is missing

After Upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 via 18.04 to 20.04, my menu bar is missing. I have used sudo do-release-upgrade -d -f DistUpgradeViewGtk3 to upgrade, and then used sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm to ...
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Windows Tabs Hidden by the Top Menu Bar in Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, and I have an issue with the GUI. My Chrome tabs always go behind the top menu bar after I stop using my Ubuntu for a while, as highlight below, the tabs can only be shown if ...