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, “Has Encountered an Internal Error,” after installing kubuntu-desktop and going back to ubuntu

I started using kubuntu-desktop (not the iso) as my desktop alongside ubuntu. Today, I logged in with kubuntu-desktop's log in screen and selected ubuntu instead of Plasma (my kubuntu version). After ...
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Firefox & Thunderbird 2020 how to restore menu in the system default style: in menu bar or in window's title bar? (Unity)

With recent updates of Firefox (78) and Thunderbird (68.8) all menus have vanished from the system default place for menus. The menus should show in the menu bar (top of the screen) or in the window's ...
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.desktop file on dock opens in another instance for unity/android studio

this is what it happens when I try to open unity/android studio I made two desktop files for them in /usr/share/applications This is the unity.desktop file [Desktop Entry] Name=Unity Exec=/home/toor/...
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Ubuntu20 Bluetooth service unavailable after booting in W10

Since my last windows update, when I reboot in Ubuntu I can't activate bluetooth. I'm with ubuntu20.4 and Unity. The bluetooth icon is not present in the upper-right corner and in the setting's ...
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Brigthness control doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04

ETA: I installed third part software from the beginning. I've updated the Intel drivers: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt install ...
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I recently attempted to install Unity Desktop Environment! It didnt work out!

I have recently tried to install Unity desktop environment by running sudo apt-get install ubuntu-unity-desktop Once the Desktop Environment is installed I restarted. I log in to find out that Unity ...
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Is there a similar function draw-on-you-screen (Gnome extension) in Unity?

Hope you are doing fine? I'm currently using Ubuntu Unity desktop, but during my trial period with Gnome-shell, I found the extension draw-on-you-screen very useful? Is there an alternative for Unity? ...
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hide unity bar kodi joined display

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 20.04, with a 42" LG TV joined display. Opening kodi from either location opens it in the laptop screen. "" minimizes it, then I can drag it to the LG &...
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Does an extension or option exist to replicate the “shake mouse to find pointer” in Gnome 3? [duplicate]

Every now and then I fail to track my mouse pointer on a large screen resp. multi monitor setup. MacOS has this nice feature to grow the mouse pointer when shaking the mouse for a bit. Is there any ...
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How to add system tray in new panel?

Linux noob here. I was customizing my desktop panels. I don't know how to add the 'system tray' panel applet(that is the one with the battery indicator which looks like this ;I'm not referring tothe ...
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Rhythmbox unity launcher icon Quit action won't work - Howto quick Quit

16.04 here I also tried to add this action to ~/.local/share/applications/rhythmbox.desktop but it is unsuccessful (with an additional dedicated Quit section exec=rhythmbox-client --quit and name=Quit ...
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No natural scrolling or two-finger right click option in gui and dconf editing not working - Ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop

as the title indicates I cannot enable natural (australian/reverse) scrolling. I have checked the usual location, (system settings -> mouse and touchpad) but this is a minimal menu with no mention ...
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Desktop folder disappeared

My all folders and files on screen disappeared, I opened nautilus and realized my desktop folder disappeared. I try to fix by follow this. Then in nautilus I have Desktop folder again but I can access ...
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In Ubuntu 16.04 clock missing in System Settings [duplicate]

Clock is missing from System Settings in Ubuntu 16.04:
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How can I add Ubuntu Unity Desktop to existing Ubuntu 20.04 installation? [duplicate]

I find that Unity Desktop is back on new distribution Ubuntu Unity. Can I install this Unity Desktop on existing Ubuntu 20.04?
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removing unity after switching from kde plasma

I installed ubuntu server core and installed kubuntu-desktop afterward. eventually i wanted to switch to gnome as i figured it would be snappier on my system than KDE plasma. however, gnome desktop ...
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Help window opening automatically

I have recently installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my pc with 32 bit proccesssor and after I start my pc it keeps opening the help window automatically again and again. I had this same issue when I had ...
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How do I customize the context menu in Nemo?

I recently installed nemo 4.6.2 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and quite happy with it. However I find the context menu bothered me a little. There's no shortcut label on the right of menu like Nautilus. The ...
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How do I create an icon for an app? [duplicate]

Everytime I download an app and it doesn't come from Software Ubuntu, an icon is not created. For example, I downloaded Wine from the app website and the only way to run the app is by entering winecfg ...
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compiz not working?

I'm trying to set up the Ubuntu GUI on Windows 10 with WSL and VcXsrv, but I'm not exactly sure why it isn't working. I've set it up according to this guide. When I run compiz from bash, I get: ...
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How do we run a script on logout of unity on ubuntu 20.04 (focal fossa)

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed with Unity Desktop only. No default Gnome. In this desktop on pressing the logout button I want to run a python script. One example of this is given in Script Execution ...
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Backport Ubuntu 20 theme and icons to Ubuntu 16

Is there a way to have a Ubuntu 20 look and feel on previous versions (such as 16-th LTS)? I've been searching for a theme that nails the flat and modern Ambience theme, but with no success.
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How to update graphics drivers on ubuntu?

I'm trying to get Blender 2.8 and Unity Game Engine to work on my Ubuntu laptop but I keep getting errors related to my graphics driver. The main problem seems to be that I need OpenGL 3.3. Is there ...
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Unity crashes in Ubuntu 20.04

I use Ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop and it randomly crashes on closing the random window. Happened to me multiple times today after i was removing bloatware from system. I didn't removed anything ...
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Is it possible to put application shortcuts in a folder on desktop and launch them from that folder?

I'm sorry if this question has been asked countless times. i've been googling this question for about two hours to no avail. I have only limited experience with ubuntu from back in the 16.04 days, ...
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Unity Ubuntu Missing Launcher, Many permission issues, and Unmounting issues

When I open Unity desktop on my Chromebook, the only thing I see is my desktop folders, no launcher or anything. This issue was described in another post (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash ...
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How to auto start Xserver after boot?

I was "Desktop Environment Hopping" and I broke the Unity DE in ubuntu. I have reinstalled the unity desktop. But ubuntu is not entering into login screen gui or gnome shell gui after boot. I am able ...
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Issues with SnapStore on Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded to 20.04 and as the Software Center is removed from this release, I tried to open SnapStore but it wasn't opening at all. I removed it using sudo apt autoremove --purge snapd and ...
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Xcef4 configuration issue in Ubuntu16.04

There has been repeated bugs in my machine, for last two days. https://mobile.twitter.com/Revathi_Kannan/status/1258685564670185473 This was the first ever issue which I posted to Ubuntu twitter for ...
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Installed apps not showing after upgrading from Ubuntu 19.10 to Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I just upgraded my laptop from Ubuntu 19 to 20.04, and after first boot my apps have all disappeared from the drawer. Furthermore I can't access all apps by searching. The software center loads, but ...
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Remove or Fix .desktop Application's intrusive decoration

I want to remove or fix the white arrow in a purple background decoration that .desktop applications have by default in Focal Fossa because it's currently very intrusive. This is my desktop entry: [...
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How can I open my compiled OpenGL application with a double click?

I have written a custom OpenGL application. I can launch it from terminal with ./basic_cube but when I double click on it from within a file browser, I get the following error: How can I launch this ...
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Why do gsettings and dconf return different values?

According to this post, it seems like gsettings uses dconf as a backend. I would therefore expect the following commands to output the same result: $ gsettings get org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/...
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Icons missing after upgrading from 18.04 to 20.04

I did the upgrade after the Focal Fossa release on April 23rd, and I found that some icons are missing in Nautilus and other applications. They have been replaced by a "document icon," as you can see ...
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Shortcuts inactive after login

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity (dual screen and nvidia-driver-435), and shortcuts configured in my settings (Settings > Devices > Keyboard > Launchers) as: F5 for "Launch terminal" F6 for "...
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Slow Ruining of Ubuntu 20.04 in Virtual Box and Unity_support problem

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on Virtual Box. My problem is that my Ubuntu works very slow. It shows terminal and apps with delay. Bye the way when I'm using below command, but it ...
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no directory when using /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on VirtualBox. I need to know about the status of my 3D acceleration. for this, I tried to use this command line: /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p ...
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Brand logo after login

I changed my desktop to Ubuntu Mate and came back to Ubuntu default desktop. Now after entering my password I see my laptop brand logo for a few seconds. After that Ubuntu starts normally so is not a ...
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Missing Launcher and Menu Bar

I recently found login to my Ubuntu 16.04 missing the launcher and menu bar from the desktop. Looking over related posts, I don't see anything exactly like my situation. I don't think I've done ...
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Difference between unity and ubuntu-unity-desktop?

There are two packages in ubuntu 20.04 unity and ubuntu-unity-desktop. Which one should I use to install Unity DE in my system and what is the difference between them?
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Show Application on Window Where Opened with Unity Launcher

I figured I'd be able to find someone with a similar post as mine - maybe I'm using the wrong search criteria. That said, I have three monitors. I have the launcher enabled on all three monitors. It ...
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New updated firefox using a lot of network Ubuntu 19.10

Notice the internet light on router was flashing quite a bit when it should not. Did some googling after checking system monitor which was showing around 300KiB/s down and 500KiB/s up. After ...
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Xfreerdp launcher shortcut in Ubuntu 18.04

I think it's a silly question but this issue annoys a bit. This is not a problem to create the shortcut or place it on the taskbar. I can do it. The issue is this: I created a custom .desktop file ...
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Which install should i use ?I am running Hp Pavilion 570-p054 desktop with core i3

before install a ubuntu 18.04 i get the options oem install and install ubuntu. Which one is best . i don't want bloatware. Just a nice ubuntu install with unity 7.5. I am running Hp Pavilion 570-...
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How to change keyboard layout when screen automatically locked?

I'm still using unity7 as my desktop environment. My problem is sometimes when screen locked automatically I can't change keyboard layout using dropdown menu neither shortcut (alt+shift). It seems ...
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unity --replace no longer works

I'm still using Unity on Ubuntu 18.04. It froze solid while I was working. I used alt+f2 to switch to a terminal and ran unity --replace in an attempt to get my desktop back without losing my work. ...
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Clipit won't launch

Ubuntu 18.04. Had trouble with an installed version of Cinnamon desktop and installed the latest version of Ubuntu desktop MATE. Discovered that Clipit wasn't with the MATE package and installed it ...
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Apart from Unity, what are the other alternative desktop manager for Ubuntu 18.04 providing fluid animation experience?

I have been using Ubuntu for the past few years. More specifically, I was using the Unity desktop environment for approx 6 yrs (Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04,...) and just recently did I make the switch to ...
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How to detect for a remote program that unity is running

I have a legacy program (since 1992) on a dedicated remote machine as an X-client that while starting up tries to fix all kinds of oddities using xmodmap and the like. Starting with 18.04 I note that ...
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How to make a notification in Ubuntu 19.10 stay in the notification bar?(using commands)

I was writing a python script which will send me a notification at the start of the computer about COVID-19 updates(in India only). I want that notification to stay in the notification bar always(just ...