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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Is this behaviour of VLC normal?

I'm on ubuntu 16.04 unity latest updates installed, I have one of the best Asus gaming laptops in the market, VLC is installed but I never use it. For the last few months, I wasn't able to shut down ...
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Ubuntu 18 Nautilus Folder custom Icon not working

In Ubuntu 18 LTS With latest Updates and Unity Desktop, How I can change folder icons in Nautilus? Currently, nothing happens when I select a new icon in folder Properties. Tried icons 48*48, 64*64 ...
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Unity disappeared in the middle of an upgrade

I am in the middle of an upgrade on my laptop from 14.04 to 16.04. Little by little Unity disappeared - main menu disappeared, title bar on windows disappeared, all windows disappeared. I now have a ...
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How to enable composition in GNOME desktop?

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux, I was toying around with a few things here and there when I accidentally clicked on compton icon and now docky doesn't auto-hide, neither any other animations work. Every ...
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When trying to make desktop icons, some transparencies show up black

Upgrade: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Exec=*redacted* Name=Upgrade Comment=Desktop Icon Encoding=UTF-8 Terminal=true Type=Application Categories=Application;Network; Icon=/home/.launchpad/images/...
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Separate two Firefox windows as if they were different apps

I'm trying to start two Firefox windows and have Ubuntu (18.04) treat it as two different apps. The reason I'm trying to do that is that I have two Firefox profiles. One has my company's proxy and ...
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Where can I find my display scale?

I am trying to get my current display scale from the command line on Ubuntu 18.04. As I can see that there are many different ways of "scaling" (xrandr, gsettings, text-scaling). The one I'd like see ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes

This has been an issue I have experienced since Ubuntu 14.04. I have attempted a number of fixes (lost track as I've literally tried 20+) all to no avail. It's completely random when it happens and ...
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Show text file contents on it's icon

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity desktop environment. Is there a way to display text file contents on it's icon on the desktop?
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Why does System Settings in 18.10 using Unity show 18.04?

After upgrading to 18.10 I noticed that the details in my System Settings still said 18.04. After noticing that I checked with lsb_release -a The output looks like this: No LSB modules are available. ...
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Restore Ubuntu 16.04 splash screen

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. I decided to try another desktop environment (Gnome) a week ago but I found it would be better to just keep using Unity so I switched back. The problem I encountered ...
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Why Nautilus is taking too long to load thumbnails in 18.04

I just fresh installed 18.04.1 yesterday and I'm noticing nautilus is taking significantly long to load thumbnails of files (regardless of their size). Like more than 5-7 minutes. In 16.04, thumbnails ...
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My changes to com.canonical.unity-greeter file won't take effect

I've installed lightdm and messed around with my login screen settings, but now that I want to use the standard 16.04 login screen(minus the dot-grid) the changes won't take effect. unity-greeter ...
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Lightdm is not changing background on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 and right away installed Unity and configured lightdm instead of gdm and then removed gnome-shell while in unity enviornment. Since then no problem except lightdm won't ...
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TightVNC and normal GNOME desktop

I've got a remote server running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, and I wanted to install TightVNC on it to be able to use GUI from my Windows machine to control it. So I've installed TightVNC and launched it with ...
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How do I stop Teamviewer from flickering in Ubuntu?

Teamviewer keeps flickering in Ubuntu Unity 18.04 remoting from Windows
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“Displays” app crashes even before opening

I am trying to reposition my external monitor in the Displays app. But as soon as I select the app in Search Your Computer, a loading icon shows up for a few seconds and then nothing shows up. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Okular's icon persists in the Show Applications menu after removing it

I uninstalled Okular in Ubuntu 18.04 but its icon still persists in Show Applications (not the usual icon however, but a generic one, see screenshot below). I have checked ~/.local/share/applications ...
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Different Screen, Different Workspaces in Ubuntu 16.04..?

I have 2 screens(a laptop and a lcd) and want to have different workspace in each screen(one should not be connected to other).I have read multiple answers but all of them were very old, asking to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 default theme loads first before my custome theme

On startup the login screen will be purple instead of my wallpaper and after login the panel color and launcher as well as the wallpaper will be the default purple theme for a second until it loads my ...
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Why is my mouse cursor teleporting leftwards incrementally when I drag certain elements?

My mouse's x-position seems to be dividing itself by three-fifths and I'm not sure why. This has been happening whenever I drag an icon, drag a bit of text or image out of a browser window, or even ...
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Ubuntu 18.04. - Desktop icons are missing in flashback metacity when dragged from menu to desktop

I just installed a fresh 18.04 and use flashback metacity. Up until now everything is working fine ... yet the desktop icons are missing for applications/links added to the desktop. See picture. How ...
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Lyx does not appear in “Open with…” list, Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Lyx on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity desktop. The program does not appear on the list of "Open with Other Application", and .lyx files can't be opened by click. Some solutions on the web suggest ...
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Duplicate icons for Git Extensions

I use Git Extensions on Ubuntu 16.04 and added a .desktop file to launch it. I get duplicate icons, like has been discussed in this thread: Duplicate icons for manually created GNOME launcher items ...
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VLC 3.0.4 fullscreen bug (Ubuntu 18.04)

Ever since the last VLC update, I have this problem. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. In fullscreen, besides the video, VLC also shows Unity launcher (side bar) and the Ubuntu top bar (see the screenshot). ...
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Natively install Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

Questions: Is there an Ubuntu 18.04 which is bundled with Unity instead of Gnome3? Description: I liked the Gnome look and feel for a desktop computer with a large screen but for a laptop I ...
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ubuntu 18.04 Untrusted application launcher

I have some starters in a folder and When I double click on them, I get the message "Untrusted application launcher". If I click on "Trust and Launch" the program execute but is NEVER TRUSTED !! I ...
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Unity 7 with Ubuntu 18.04

When I create a starter file, unity does not display the icon with the name Is it because of Unity or Ubuntu with gnome?
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Ubuntu 18 unity - keyboard (not mouse) freeze, lightdm restart borks system

I'm having the following problem within Unity in Ubuntu 18 after a while the keyboard becomes non responsive (sometimes, prior to this it behaves like a mouse button is stuck down and mouse movement ...
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How can I add a live Unity-style workspaces icon to the gnome-shell dock?

I have configured gnome-shell in Ubuntu 18.04 to have 4 static workspaces in a grid with the "Workspace grid" gnome-shell extension. I have also disabled the workspace overlay that pops up whenever ...
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File, View, etc menus not appearing

I'm running Ubuntu 18.10. None of my applications are showing their menus in the menu bar at the top of the screen, eg. File, Tools, etc. All I see is "Activities" and then a drop down menu titled ...
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Unity mode missing in VMware 15 Workstation Player [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS]

I have recently installed VMware Workstation 15 Player on my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop and and installed Windows 7 as the guest OS in VMware. I have installed VMware Tools and everything seems fine. I ...
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Own made .desktop doesn't show at sidebar Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unity

I created my own .desktop file because I've moved the folders where IntelliJ IDEA was installed. [Desktop entry] Name=Intellij_IDEA Exec=/home/jorch/Documents/1.IDEsAndPrograms/idea-IU/bin/idea.sh ...
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ubuntu 14 corrupt desktop

I've done quite a bit of poking around and trying to solve my problem. Usually I can manage but nothing seems to be working. My wife's PC is running Ubuntu 14. Her desktop has become corrupt. The ...
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Sikuli not able to find the icons in the Unity launcher

Sikuli is not finding the icon in the unity launcher . I used the click function and in brackets the screen shot of the icon , but when the sikuli runs it's giving an error like [error] FindFailed ( ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 login loop, unity-panel-service-lockscreen fails

After installing several updates and restarting Ubuntu 16.04, I was greeted with a strange looking login screen. When I try to login the same screen temporarily disappears and then reappears. ~/....
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NVIDIA Persistence Daemon Fails, symlinks are delted

System: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS - Unity Desktop fresh install Dell XPS 9650 Intel 7700 HQ + Nvidia 1050 GTX mobile I'm trying to get Nvidia drivers (415) + Cuda + prime select to run on my work Notebook. ...
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Input Problems After Upgrading to Ubuntu 18

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18 (with Unity GUI) and I have a lot of problems. Most annoyingly is that Super+Space (or Shift+Super+Space) no longer switches the input source (despite being ...
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ubuntu 16.04 nautilus there is no clickable area in a folder because the folder is full of files [duplicate]

I cannot click on the folder area when the folder is full of files, and thus I cannot right click to open the context menu and for example "launch terminal". In other words, no matter where I try ...
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Super + Space shows numbers on icons on Unity launcher instead of switching between languages

After I upgraded to 18.04 from 16.04, Super+Space started showing numbers on icons on unity launcher instead of switching between languages. How can I fix that? Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing -> ...
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Ubuntu keeps displaying UTC time despite setting timezone

Something appears to be broken with regards to how Unity displays the system time in the current time zone. I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 guest in VirtualBox, on a Windows 10 host. I have changed the ...
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Open .blend files on nautilus with snap installed version of blender

Over nautilus I have a .blend file and whilst I double click it I want to be opened with blender. I have installed the blender via snap instead of apt derived one. The problem is that when I double ...
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How to access or connect a desktop GUI on a remote Ubuntu 18 server?

I have a VPS running with Ubuntu 18.10 Server. I want to install a desktop GUI there, but I can't use or access the desktop environment on the actual physical machine (obviously, since it's just a VPS,...
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Keyboard doesnt work in Ubuntu Gnome only Ubuntu Unity

So to preface this, I am fairly new to Ubuntu. My plug in Amazon Basics Gaming Keyboard doesnt work in Ubuntu. But if I load up into Unity by pressing the icon next to my name on the log on screen ...
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ubuntu 16.04, purple screen after reboot

I was following https://carla.readthedocs.io/en/latest/carla_headless/, and tried some commands there, and installed VGL, TurboVNC,etc. I usually work on my vnc window, but I sometimes work on the ...
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Context Menu Delete Option

Context menu delete option not found in Ubuntu 18. Do not like the extra steps of "Trash Can", want to flush immediately instead of having to take the stinky garbage out later. Have used that option ...
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Is there anything like Unity's “lenses” in GNOME 3?

The lenses were the best things in Ubuntu's history in my opinion. Is there any possibility to get this with a new distro?
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How can I type a path in Unity's Open File dialog? [duplicate]

Instead of the usual "select a location from what you see", I need to type a path to reach a file a I need to open. Where can I type locations (paths) in this dialog?
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How to install Xorg 1.18.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

After migrating from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I faced this old and annoying Xorg bug. It's impossible to use Ctrl+Shift hotkeys in Unity if Ctrl+Shift is configured to change keyboard ...
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How to remove GNOME Shell after switching to Unity in Ubuntu 18.04

I have decided to remove GNOME and install Unity in my Ubuntu 18.04 and I need some advice on how to do this without affecting my personal files, installed packages and other installed extensions. ...