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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Random Freezes ubuntu 18,04 unity

Host: 123 Kernel: 4.18.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome 3.28.3 Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Machine: Device: desktop System: ASUS product: All Series serial: N/A Mobo: ...
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Show all windows from all workspaces [Super + Shift + w] in Ubuntu 18.04.2 as in Ubuntu 16.04

After switching to Ubuntu 18.04 from Ubuntu 16.04 most of the shortcuts associated with the Super key (Windows logo key) stopped working. It was pretty convenient to press Super+w to show all windows ...
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Top bar too small, chrome and firefox render mismatch

I consider myself a n00b in Linux and have recently moved to Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I have integrated Intel graphics on my machine. My Ubuntu top-bar and its fonts are extremely small when compared to ...
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Execute shell on a relative path on ubuntu launcher

I've created this launcher that executes a shell: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=true Exec=/full/path/server.sh Name=MServer Comment=foo Icon=gnome-sudoku I need it to execute ...
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Why does my custom launcher file create two icons on the launcher bar?

I made a .desktop file to be able to launch my python script from the launcher bar. I set the python script as an executable and it runs fine if I double click and run it from the file manager. It ...
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gdm3 icon drag and drop no longer working after trying lightdm

I changed my desktop environment to lightdm to check it out, but decided I like the default better and changed it back. However, after removing lightdm and reinstalling gdm3, I had two new problems. (...
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unity_support_test - 3D

I've install Ubuntu 18 in a Virtual Machine. For some reason the command unity_support_test doesn't exist. The directory nux is not created under /usr/lib I don't see anyone with this behavivor on the ...
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How to remove shortcut directory bookmarks in homes creen?

How can I remove shortcut directory bookmarks in home screen ? I follow the steps here and "Contrato Carlos" was not there to be removed.
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How to fix broken login screen on Ubuntu 19.04?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 19.04 and I installed gnome tweaks to install themes. Unfortunately I installed a login screen theme without backing up the original. Because of that theme my login ...
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Not full-sized windows go too far to top left of the screen and their title bar is blocked by the top bar [duplicate]

It started happening recently and it is like in this question: Why are windows going to top left of the screen? but the solution given there doesn't work any more according to a comment under it and ...
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Unity installation not working?

I am using Ubuntu budgie 18.04. I have installed unity desktop using the commands : sudo apt update sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop everything completed properly but when I rebooted it again ...
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Change icon size Nautilus sidebar Ubuntu 19.04 Yaru Theme [duplicate]

I am trying to increase icon size of Nautilus sidebar, looks very tiny. I tried tweaking gtk.css file following this I can change font size, color etc, icon-size: doesn't seems to be working. I found ...
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In Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04, is there a way to conveniently be able to right-click on bookmarks to access the context menu?

The right-click doesn't work in the Linux window menu. By "conveniently" I mean: without opening a new window with bookmarks without having the Bookmarks Toolbar permanently occupy much space on the ...
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Missing Application Menus (16.04)

Many application menus are missing. For example, all of the calculators I have tried (gnome-calculator, speedcrunch, etc.) Ctrl-M doesn't fix this. Firefox and others have their menus, but they ...
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How Can I Get Ubuntu 16.04 To Work With Newer Hardware?

So I have a budget laptop acquires in August of 2018. It came with Windows 10 on it, yeah that was a great idea... The newer versions of Ubuntu work fine, as do other distros such as Fedora 29. ...
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Unity LightDM background and gnome “lockscreen”

I've recently added Gnome3.18 in my Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to keep with lightdm-unity-greeter, for some reason it uses my background picture in the login screen instead of my "lock screen" ...
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I have two different login screens on two separate ttys

When I boot up, lock or switch users in Ubuntu 18.04 I have two separate login screens that I can... well, basically choose from. One is the classic Ubuntu login and the other seems to be the gdm ...
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Access launcher using keyboard shortcut

I want to access applications in the Launcher from keyboard. Although I have come across a few answers which says holing down the Super or the Windows key followed by the number in the order which it ...
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How can i get multi touch working in Unity on Ubuntu 19.04 on my Acer Aspire A315-51-3879?

I recently installed Unity on my fresh installation of Ubuntu 19.04 and it works fine except for the touchpad. The multi touch does not work at except for scrolling with two fingers. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity: No text is shown in many windows

I hibernated my laptop a few times. I closed the lid and reopened it. This is what happened: I cannot see anything but I can enter commands. This is the nautilus window: How can I fix this ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity. Get login banner but never goes to login prompt

My 16.04 machine boots fine and gets to a GUI box with login banner to accept or cancel (I think this means lightdm has started at least), but after clicking OK it just keeps coming back to the box ...
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In gnome-terminal only 2 out of 3 zoom keys work

In gnome-terminal Ubuntu Unity 16.04 LTS the menu works for all three zoom features within the View menu: Zoom In Zoom Out Normal Size Only two shortcut keys work: Ctrl+Shift++ works to Zoom In ...
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Disable taskbar (Unity Launcher) Icon combine

With Ubuntu 14.04 default desktop, when you open multiple instances of the same program, the task bar will combine them into a single icon which is very inconvenient to use. Can we disable the icon ...
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Unity lock screen not working (Ubuntu 16.04)

For some reason, the lock screen has ceased to appear recently. I'm using 16.04, with the default Unity environment. This problem seems to have occurred to others before, but none of those solutions ...
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Some Windows and Applications Refuse to Move to Another Workspace

I am encountering a strange behavior on an Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS machine. Namely, some application in some situations refuse to move to another workspace. At the same time, others can be moved. I do not ...
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Uninstall multiple files fro Ubuntu at one go which get istalled by mistake

I was playing with my Ubuntu 18.04 (which I shouldn't ideally). I mistakenly installed unity tweak tool and it brings a lot of junk. I want to get rid of all that junk. In my app tray, I am getting ...
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Work space change short keys duplicates with window resize

I got new Dell laptop with Ubuntu installed. Suddenly I found work space change shortcuts CTRL+ALT+(UP|DOWN|LEFT|RIGHT) duplicates with window resize operations. In case any window is open usage of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't show menu toolbar and launcher

When I was trying to run my Ubuntu and I logged in to my Ubuntu I saw that it doesn't show menu toolbar and I just saw my desktop and nothing else! I googled it and I understood that I have to ...
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some ubuntu apps won't start, fails with error message

whenever i try to open software updater, terminal, or IDLE i get a message saying "failed to launch 'whatever program' then under that it says " failed to execute child process /usr/bin/'whatever ...
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Can't boot after lubuntu-desktop environment

I have two problems. Problem 1 : My old laptop is running Ubuntu 18.04 (Unity). I was trying other desktop environments like Gnome yesterday, and I wanted to try Lubuntu, so I installed it using this ...
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Resetting all desktop/graphic settings

A long Ubuntu version ago I used to meddle with desktop settings on a ~/.gnome or ~/.compiz file. A few Ubuntu versions later, graphic card changed between NVidia and AMD and now the blank screen won'...
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“untrusted application launcher” in desktop shortcut

Using 18.04 Desktop version I add a new desktop shortcut. However there is no icon and when pressing the shortcut I get the message "untrusted application launcher" When I approve by pressing "Trust ...
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Various services (Terminal, gnome-disks, TTY) won't launch until I log out / back in

Like this guy I have lost the ability to use several core Ubuntu apps - most notably, terminal and gnome-disks. When I try to launch them, I get a spinner for a few seconds and sometimes an entry in ...
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all settings -> sound menu doesn't resize properly

As you can see from the screenshot below the "output" menu stretches the window every time a device is added or removed. If you then connect to external devices multiple times it doesn't scale. At ...
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apt-get install commands does not work due to python packages problem

I had problem of black screen after login. I resolved it and could login but I have not desktop (is black). unity is lost. (Ubuntu 16.04). I can not installed anything using apt-get. I installed ...
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compiz --replace logs me out

I made a tiny change from the CompizConfig-Settings-Manager to treat my two video outputs as one. In order to apply the change, I run compiz --replace which seemed to work correctly for a second ...
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Desktop shortcuts and folders don't open unless I open nautilus myself first

So this isn't really a problem for me, but I am curious as to why this is happening. My guess is that it has something to do with permissions but I am not sure. It works exactly as I described. ...
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Missing menu bar for X applications launched remotely via ssh

I am trying to launch and use shotwell on a remote machine from my local machine. From my local machine, I run: ssh -X <user>@<host> shotwell The shotwell app shows up and is functional ...
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Colour profile is too red

My monitor under Ubuntu Unity colours are not right. To me, it seems like it's too much red. The purple has a reddish hue. When using Ubuntu Mate, the colours are proper. This is the same system, so ...
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Dual screen with GNOME - mouse cursor issue

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and I installed gnome-desktop. Everything works fine, except when I want to use a dual-screen: my cursor remains on the screen when I move it. I couldn't take a screenshot ...
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How to keep volume popup from showing when volume isn't changed?

The volume popup shows every 20 seconds or so. Sometimes it flickers a bit. How do I disable that? I tried to unbind the Volume Up and Volume Down keyboard shortcuts, that didn't fix it. This ...
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Foxit Reader not opening Ubuntu 18.04

Recently the issue has occurred where launching Foxit Reader does not open an active window on the desktop. Launching it from its .desktop file shows the icon appearing on the Unity bar with an orange ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 unity login loop

Description of the issue: I'm stuck in a login loop with Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit (4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 GNU/Linux) when I try to login with "Unity (default)" (installed after: https://linuxconfig.org/...
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Change launcher color 'based on wallpaper' is not working

I love Unity DEso I am using ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the unity desktop environment, today I changed setting of launcher colour from 'based on wallpaper' to 'custom' from unity-tweak-tool, it worked but ...
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Blacked out GUIs after logging in, can't use the system properly

After logging in, many elements of the GUI go black. In the above image you'll see that the terminal is just a black box on the right. The black bar just above the unity launcher is the onscreen ...
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Additional question mark icon in Launcher when launching an app, and then the original disappears

I when I try to open Okular which I've installed using flatpak, I see these two icons in my launcher: After a while the Okular icon disappears and only the question mark one remains. What could be ...
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How to disable Screen Reader forever? [duplicate]

I can temporarily disable screen reader using super+alt+s, but it gets enabled again after some time. Q: How to completely disable the Screen Reader?
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Ubuntu 16: Menu Bar and Dash do not appear for users

We have a cluster of Ubuntu 16 LTS machines that authenticate off of LDAP and have their home directories in a separate filer. Users can log into the terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and can also log into the ...
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How do I install Unity Desktop Environment in Budgie? [duplicate]

I'm currently running the Budgie desktop and would like to try the Unity desktop. How do I install it and change to it?
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Sidebar and dash missing - I can't find the tilde button

I've seen others with the same issue that I am having and I see a potential solution however for some reason in the process my keyboard has changed configuration and the @ Button is no longer shift+2 ...