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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
184 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
676 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
161 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
279 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
695 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
179 views

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: [...
1
vote
0answers
95 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

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/...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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 "...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
547 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
433 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
934 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
152 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
164 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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
1
vote
2answers
398 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to resize top panel font size [duplicate]

I followed this answer but still didn't help.
3
votes
1answer
806 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
219 views

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
0
votes
1answer
319 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
200 views

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~...
3
votes
0answers
260 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
273 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
377 views

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 (...
2
votes
2answers
765 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
727 views

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-...
1
vote
0answers
110 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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-...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

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
2
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
275 views

Applications emitting desktop notifications freeze for some time

A few days ago, for a reason I won't get into here, I ran sudo apt install ubiquity on my Ubuntu 18.04, running Unity 7. The installation failed and I wanted to undo it. A few stupid commands later, I ...
0
votes
1answer
252 views

Unity: Everything freezes upon switching workspaces

I am using 19.10 on an HP Elitedesk with Intel i7. I am currently using unity for the GUI client. The Problem During the transition from different workspaces, the screen freezes all of a sudden. ...
1
vote
0answers
149 views

How to remove notification list from tray clock dropdown in 18.04

After installing 18.04 the position of the time display moved from the upper right corner to the center of the tray. In addition a notification list appears along with the calendar display. The ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Chrome opened from slack and other apps is in the wrong sidebar group

If I open a chrome window from another app - such as slack or when vscode or terminal launches a window the new windows sit under the opening app in the sidebar. This happens even if I open a new ...
1
vote
1answer
268 views

Keyboard layout doesn't change in some applications like vscode, chrome

I am new in ubuntu. I use ubuntu 18.04 Every thing was fine till more than 1 month ago, I changed my keyboard layout like always by super+space keys. Whilst name of layout had been changed from en to ...

1
3 4
5
6 7
198