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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Screen resolution does not properly restore when closing full-screen applications

First time encountering this since installing Focal Fossa 20.04.1. This was not an issue with any version of Ubuntu I've used since Precise Pangolin 12.04. When exiting a full screen DOSBox game, or ...
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Make a bootable usb in a ubnutu 16.04 chroot (from chromeos)

i cant find the startup disk creator on 16.04 chroot. anyone help? create a chroot on your Chromebook: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
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unity ubuntu 20.04 no move option for files

the move option has been removed in the file manager... is there a way to move file/folders without have to use the command line. I've tried various key cominations as in Mac OS while dragging and ...
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Hotkeys respond lag, updating notification area player lags, Wi-Fi icon update slow, etc

After upgrade of my latest Ubuntu 20.04 I'm getting all kinds of weird delays when using brightness/volume hotkeys; or when using app that updates the system tray (especially player in volume menu ...
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Unity7 Launcher (dock) is white with black icons

I changed the Launcher color in unity-tweak-tool, just to try it out, and changed it back to based on wallpaper and this happened. Don't know why or how it happened and now I need to fix it. My first ...
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Black, 'unknown', square pinned to dock in Ubuntu 20.04

How do I get rid of this 'unknown' program that is pinned to my dock? I have tried right clicking (which gets me nowhere), tried clicking it to bring it up and I get a black bar that I can't move or ...
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I have a new notebook Le Novo ThinkPad E-14 which CtrlL key does not work when combined with other keys under Ubuntu 20.04

According to Ubuntu 20.04 help pressing Ctrl-Alt-T opens a terminal. However when I press the key combination CtrlL-Alt-T has no effect, where CtrlL means the left control key. On the other hand if I ...
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Application, files, video, music, docs doesn't show up after Ubuntu 20 upgrade

I cannot find similar problem on askubuntu, so I will post a screenshot to show the issue since it's easier to show than to tell. Printscreen ubuntu
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Delete or hide applications in the Unity panel

I want to delete or hide the items that are specified in the photo and the installed programs (Telegram, VLC, etc.) in the top panel of the Unity desktop (my operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.01 LTS) !?...
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How to install Nautilus 3.26 in Ubuntu 20.04 and get updates in unity?

I recently (manually) upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and I'm not liking this new Nautilus 3.28 at all. I can't decrease the desktop font size from gsetting set org.gnome.nautilus.dekstop Besides ...
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cannot switch workspaces in unity desktop

I have Ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop. I'm using a 4×4 desktop matrix. I can switch between the desktops horizontally only. Ctrl+Alt+(left/right) works, but Ctrl+Alt+(up/down) doesn't. It is fresh ...
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Ubuntu with Unity DE keeps freezing

So, I decided to install Unity DE with my Ubuntu installation, but sometimes whenever I try to open an application through dock, search for something, really anything, it freezes for a few seconds. It ...
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Is there a way I can manage the order of multiple terminal windows

I am trying to make the migration from Ubuntu Classic to Ubuntu Unity. Sometimes for my work process I would open many terminal windows on my desktop and mentally assign a particular function to each ...
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Why is global menu difficult to maintain?

This is a question strictly out of curiosity. Since Unity was 'discontinued' there has been very little globals menu's around. I know KDE has one that does not always work, and Ubuntu Unity say they ...
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Unity, keyboard layout in bionic and focal

I'm that person who does sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop right after installing ubuntu. Both in bionic and focal I'm experiencing the following erratic behavior: if I login into Unity after ...
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Ubuntu desktop right-click menu

Where is the code that controls the right-click menu system? I understand that I can add menu items by editing .desktop files, but I would be interested to modify the system itself. My feeling is that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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