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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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 They have been replaced by a "document icon," as you can see ...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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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 ...
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How do I get progress bars in the dock to work across X11 and Dbus socket forwarding?

I'm trying to get the teatime Snap working on my system, which uses a home directory that isn't /home/$USER, which Snap doesn't support. So, I'm running the Snap inside a Docker container, and giving ...
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Unity power dialog for Gnome

Hı all. How do ı get the power dıalog from unıty ın gnome? It makes thıngs so much better wıth a touchscreen. I thınk ı saw solus/budgıe do somethıng alıke, so ı take ıt ıs possıble
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Ubuntu 19.10 : Invisible icons on my desktop launchers

Hello world ! So, I just installed Ubuntu (version 19.10) and I've been trying to make desktop shortcuts. The launcher is indeed working but there is no icon on it. I've tried to put the icon on ...
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Is there a way to install Unity 7 without the extra packages?

When I install a "Minimal" Ubuntu 19.10 installation, it excludes much of the packages that come with Unity 7. Some of them are: The productivity suite, photo/video editor, games, et cetera. What I ...
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Ubuntu-desktop installed on Ubuntu Server. login screen goes nowhere

Followed these instructions How do you run Ubuntu Server with a GUI? on a new install of Ubuntu Server. Partial success. I get the purple Ubuntu login screen, my user account is selected, and I can ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Unity Desktop, Touchpad gestures

I have trouble getting my new installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS working with my touchpad. I installed Unity described in this article: https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-unity-desktop-ubuntu-18-04-lts ...
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3/23/20 glib security update Ubuntu 16.04 broke Unity Search - Desktop Icons, Top/Side taskbars disappear

After installing Glib security update on 3/23/20, clicking on Unity search causes the desktop icons and top and side task bars to blink/disappear several times. After which desktop and task bars ...
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16.04 How to get Unity to display new launcher file

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. I went to ~/.local/share/applications . I have a file in this directory named "eclipse.desktop" to run a particular version of Eclipse, which corresponds . I copied the ...
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Unity dash seems fine but some apps lack a menu

Unity dash seems fine but some apps lack a menu. Chrome has a full and working menu but Libre Office and GIMP have no menu at all. Version: 16.04 LTS; 64 bit
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How do I stop Google Chrome windows from “following” me across Unity workspaces?

I've got Google Chrome in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running Unity, and when I switch workspaces, the Chrome windows follow me to the new one, regardless of what window I have focused at the time (and using ...
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Window-management shortcuts: only numpad key 4 does not work with Ctrl+Alt

Working with a laptop and Unity as a display manager. maximize windows to the sides only According to the Unity guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/shell-windows-tiled.html I can ...
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Software store recenty started wanting to install updates. How to stop?

Using Ubuntu 19.10 with unity desktop. For years using Ubuntu software updater has taken care of the updates. For the last month or so software store/centre has been pushing notifications also about ...
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Monitors don't come out of stand-by, only if using two, not one

When using a double-monitor set-up, and the monitors go into stand-by, they never come out of stand-by anymore, but I never have any problem* with a single-monitor set-up. I think this is a bug but I'...
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Don't want double emacs in Unity

I just brought up Ubuntu 18.04.4 with default GUI. I'm pretty sure the GUI manager is called Unity. (How do I find out?) First thing I did was install emacs via 'sudo apt install emacs'. Now, when I ...
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How to resize top panel font size [duplicate]

I followed this answer but still didn't help.
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18.04 `sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm` falls back to gdm3 after unity greeter

Situation Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS ubuntu-desktop 1.417.4 ubuntu-unity-desktop 0.1 lightdm 1.26.0-0ubuntu1 Action Starting off from a GNOME enviroment, I have run sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm, chosen ...
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16.04 Unity Desktop is completely blank

I run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an HP Chromebook. I use linux on it almost daily, however, yesterday I logged in to see everything is gone. Usually there is a launcher on the side of the screen and a ...
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How to shrink the screen' size on ubuntu 16.04lts (not VM)

Is it possible to shrink the screen' size .. or translate the screen to the right , in order to see the entire screen again
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How to remove safely and completely gnome its associated files from Ubuntu 18.04?

I recently made a big mistake by upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04. After the upgradation to 18.04, like many I also had the same high memory/cpu problems. My system started to lag and memory usage ...
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Icons on the Launcher stay inactive for a bit after the app is launched

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with desktop environment unity. I can put any application I want on the Launcher (the bar which is by default on the left side of the screen). I can then click on it and launch the ...
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How to bundle Java App to associated .desktop file in Gnome/Ubuntu?

Sorry, bu I didn't find any solution yet. I have an executable jar file (JavaFx based app) which I can easy start from bash: java -jar myapp.jar I want this app to start from a side panel in Ubuntu, ...
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Unity Desktop and 18.04: Get Workspace Preview feature which 16.04 had

Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 has a nice feature. When switching among workspaces, the switcher preview dims the other workspaces to highlight the current workspace. However on Ubuntu 18.04 this feature ...
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Infinite Login Loop after Upgrade to 18.04 [duplicate]

Well, the title pretty much says it all. I can log into the terminal by pressing CTRL-ALT-F3. How can I get the user interface back?
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Repair ubuntu desktop after update

I have blank screen after ubuntu(16.04) update and I am trying to fix that with apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop but I have unmet dependencies gnupg : Breaks: python-apt (<= 1.1.0~...
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Expand workspace to second monitor

I have 5x2 workspaces on my 18.04 with the 2 being horizontal (let's call them left and right). I'm using Unity. I would love to have a setup in which when I don't have second screen connected ...
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19.10 Cannot add Microsoft exchange account on Online Accounts

The screenshot says it all. I can't add a Microsoft Echange accounts as there is a red cross sign on the microsoft echange option of the online accounts. Click it, and I get Which is weird, it seems ...
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ELAN touchpad of Asus X571 not correctly working with Unity on Ubuntu 19.10, no soft touch

the touch pad of my Asus X571 seems to be not identified as touchpad when I am using the Unity desktop. So instead of the touch pad settings I am seeing only mouse settings in system configuration (...
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Shortcuts like Ctrl + T and Ctrl+Shift+T no longer work in applications like Terminal, firefox, etc

One fine morning, I have noticed that the Ctrl+T shortcut to create new Tab in firefox no longer works. Same is the case with restoring a closed tab using Ctrl+Shft+T. After few iterations by opening ...
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How to logout from (a broken) Unity via terminal?

My window manger (Unity) does not show any window decoration or launchbar (that's a different question), so I would like to log out in a clean manner using only my terminal window. When I enter gnome-...
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Unity profile without window decorations or launchpad

From one day to another (probably after an automatic update), when I log in to my profile, I do not see window decoration or the start menu. If I use another user, everything works fine. I had this ...
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Upgrading from ubuntu-16.04 I get “The system is running in low-graphics mode”

I want sometimes to be able to login as root into the Unity desktop manager. I made a fresh install of ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64 and in order to be able to login as root added the line: greeter-...
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After installing unity ubuntu all settings are broken

After installing unity with this command sudo apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop all my settings are broken, touchpad not working, and many other things. How to revert back? My ubuntu version 18.04
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Setting keyboard shortcuts to additional workspaces

Coming from the Mac OS, I have a favorite setup where I have 8 Workspaces. I have no problem setting up the additional Workspaces, and I have 10 up and running right now. However, I'm used to ...