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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How to remove a user entry from dconf?

By mistake, I added an entry called com.canonical.unity.devices.blacklist to dconf when trying to lock the value for the blacklist key under com->canonical->unity->devices. How can I remove it? Here ...
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How do I map the middle mouse button to make a double click?

Ubuntu 18.04. When I click the middle mouse button, it should double click. Thanks. EDIT: Using Unity desktop.
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Where are error messages of failed application starts?

I created a simple desktop entry for all users /usr/share/applications/pycharm-foo.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=PyCharm foo Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/python2.7.xpm Exec=pycharm-wrapper foo Terminal=...
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Does Lubuntu 19.10 provide “Auto-resizing and snapping windows”?

On Ubuntu there is a nice feature that allows windows to auto-resize (for example to half-screen width) and be "magnetized" to the corners of the screen. Lubuntu on the other hand does not appear to ...
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Running desktop shortcut just opens it in text editor

I've looked at some other stackexchange questions pertaining to this topic, but for whatever reason I still cannot get to a resolution. This is the simple test.desktop file I have on my desktop: [...
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How to install unity3D 2019 in ubuntu 19.10?

Is there a way to install Unity3D 2019 in Ubuntu 19.10? With or without using WINE? I know I can install 2018 but I wanted the latest version (system requirements).
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Compiz viweport switcher: I can't move up or down, only left or right

Sorryyy! I found the answer! Happy again! I'm running Ubu 18.04. I always install compiz and wobbly windows, I just love them! I've installed compiz many times. On my laptop usually set compiz to 16 ...
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My WiFi stop to work and now I don't see any SSID on ubuntu 16.04.6… How to solve it?

I have removed network-manager and installed wicd on March 26. Everything went well until yesterday, I logged in into my ubuntu LTS. After typing my password for which-gtk. I got a Software Update ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not running scripts in /etc/profile.d/

I have a machine running Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop (running Unity). I was playing around with different desktop environments for xrdp, so I installed xfce4 (sudo apt install xfce4) and mate-desktop (sudo ...
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Terminator does not appear in the application switcher and Launcher when using Unity in Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu 18.04 and even though everything is working properly, the Terminator app is not being included in the application switcher, making it unreachable by ...
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How do I get the Ubuntu Unity Launcher to work on a Bootable USB?

I am having trouble getting the Ubuntu Unity Launcher to work on the Bootable USB key that I have. Here is my desktop for reference just to show that the unity launcher is not listed among the icons ...
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Migrating to Lubuntu 19.10

I've installed the lubuntu-desktop package and love it. To save space, I'm wondering whether I can uninstall Gnome and unity. Is it safe to remove 'ubuntu-desktop' package? Are there any other ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 emacsclient -c Desktop Application not working

Dear Ubuntu Community, my goal is it, to use emacsclient (version 24.5.1) as a default editor in Ubuntu 16.04. If I double click on a text file, emacsclient opens new frame quickly. If the the the ...
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Logo key + up/down arrow keys multitasking shortcut?

On most linux distros I can use the Logokey+Arrowkeys to shift the window I'm currently on to one half of the screen. Only the Right arrow and Left arrow keys works for me on Ubuntu. How can I ...
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No Terminal in Unity after faild upgrade from Ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10

How can I get myself out of this boot loop? I am a bit at a loss, my Grub screen is empty (shows no options to choose from.) I now only have access to Grub options if I hold down the Shift key ...
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What happens in the OS when multimedia keys are pressed?

What commands are invoked when I press my media keys (play / pause, next, previous)? I had a look at simulate media keys in the terminal, and my requirement is the same, except I cannot use the ...
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PowerShell not working in Ubuntu 19.10

I use Ubuntu version: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 19.10 Release: 19.10 Codename: eoan PowerShell Version: latest/stable 6.2.3, source: snap store;...
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Directory error

So I installed Ubuntu 19.10 with its included GNOME environment. I installed Steam and some other programs and games, and everything was working as it was meant to. I then decided I missed Unity for ...
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Empty Ubuntu Unity Dash after upgrade to 19.10 and search doesn't do anything

I just updated to Ubuntu 19.10 using the software updater and now the Ubuntu Unity Dash is empty and I cannot run any programs apart from those in the side panel. Does anyone know how to fix this ...
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The keyboard shortcut setting doesn't respond to certain changes

I have Ubuntu 19.04. I want to change the shortcut key for Switch to next input source to Alt+Shift. I go to the Keyboard section in Settings and find the entry (under Typing). When I click on it a ...
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drag and drop to launcher doesn't work

based on this How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut I moved a .desktop file to the .local\share\applications. Anyway, in the rest it tells that I must drag and drop it to the launcher. But ...
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Gnome and unity alt-tab showing at once

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, and I don't like Gnome so I use Unity. However, when I Alt-tab, both alt-tabs show at the same time (sorry for poor image quality). The tab button ...
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Disable Mouse Acceleration In Ubuntu Unity 18.04 LTS?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. After installation, I disabled mouse acceleration with gnome tweaks (Flat Mouse) I later installed Unity and the mouse acceleration settings reverted. I'd like to know how ...
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Hotkey to press 'Search your computer' button

I would like to bind my (windows key / super key) to open the 'Search your computer' button. In order to bind it, I believe i need to know the terminal command to open it first. So my question how do ...
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Unity Global Menu not working in Firefox 70 (latest beta)

Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 As you can probably see in these screenshots, the menu is not integrating into Unity. I guess that's what I get for using a deprecated DE, but I'm holding out hope that ...
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Unity settings and programs got messed up after fsck disk check

While doing my normal activity on my Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) machine I noticed that Firefox stopped playing sounds from any tab (Applications tab in Sound Settings had something unknown to me listed ...
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How to restore all minimized windows?

I want to know how to restore all windows which I have minimized (using the mouse). I find it annoying to have to browse through my windows manually to restore all of them. Both GUI-based and command ...
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Graphic interface doesn't show up

It shows up when I power on my PC, yesterday I was switching interface Gnome to Unity, but I didn't like it, so I've remove it. What could it be?
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Nautilus problem (Window-manager wrong name to folder)

My distribution is: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Desktop Environment = Unity I have a problem with Nautilus. I explain you. I had it uninstalled to install Nemo. Now I have reinstalled it but, after a while ...
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Persistent Login loop 16.04.3

Received workstation with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS preinstalled from Dell. Computer: Dell Precision 3630 Login loop immediately upon open box. ctrl alt F1 works and I have access to 2 accounts I created ...
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acer laptop left control key not recognized ubuntu 18.04

I recently bought a used Acer Aspire-ES1-511 with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. I found that the left Ctrl key wasn't working, but the right one does work. In xev I found the left key showed FocusOut and ...
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Problem: Ubuntu 18.04 greeter will not display more than 50 users

How can I make all my usernames show up in the greeter in Ubuntu 18.04 (desktop)? I've tried various different greeters including unity-greeter kylin-greeter lightdm-gtk-greeter lightdm-kde-greeter ...
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WiFi adapter shows as “not ready”, but internet is connected

So, yeah, this is strange. I installed Ubuntu through the mini.iso and installed the Unity desktop through the ubuntu-unity-desktop package and everything seemed normal until I noticed that the WiFi ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Black Artifacts around X (Close button) when using shell theme

I am currently using the Arc Application and Shell theme. These artifacts have appeared X button overlap with artifact This occurs on any shell theme other than default and it seems that the themes ...
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Files (Nautilus) icons not appearing with Numix Square icon theme on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Unity desktop

I'm using Unity 7 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I've installed and set the Numix Square icon theme and restarted Unity. Nautilus seems to still show the default empty file icon for all files and folders. It ...
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Desktop zoom in Ubuntu 18

I used to use in previous version of Ubuntu Compiz app as an enhancer and in Ubuntu 18 they decided to get rid of Gnome and move forward to Unity. So, I can't use Compiz any more which I used for ...
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.desktop launcher - keep different chromium apps separate

I've got the following .desktop files placed in ~/.local/share/applications for custom launchers for a full screen experience of Chromium: [Desktop Entry] Terminal=false Type=Application Name=...
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How to disable require my password under CMD in unity?

We want to make a image with no entering passward when awaking from suspend in ubuntu unity. How can I do it? Thanks in advance.
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How can I open 'Add Custom Shortcut' dialog from command line?

After reading the questions How to create keyboard shortcuts from terminal? and How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal? that explain how we can set a new shortcut from the command line, I ...
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No command line access after running maldet

I am using Ubuntu 18 LTS with Unity desktop. I installed, and ran, maldet (Linux Malware Detect (LMD)) on the whole disk. When I came back to check the results, the terminal window was blank. I ...
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Disable hot corner in Ubuntu 18.04

Taking mouse to top left corner opens activities. How to remove it in the desktop of Ubuntu 18.04? How to disable it?
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Unity Tweak Tool - Schema missing

I installed unity tweak tool through the terminal and whenever i try to run it I get the dialog "the following schema is missing: com.canonical.indicator.bluetooth. I tried to look online for ...
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GNOME Dash to Dock problem [duplicate]

I got my laptop two days ago, a Dell G5-5587, at it came with Linux Ubuntu 16.04. It's my first time with this OS. My problem came when I tried to change the Linux dash to a dock with GNOME. I ...
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Disable Unity Dash icon (BFB)

I kept searching the Internet up and down for a way to do this. Basically, I want to completely hide the BFB (Big Freaking Button), aka Dash icon, aka 'search your computer' icon from the Unity ...
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How to disable drum beat sound when closing FF in Ubuntu 16.04?

Please note, this is the same drum beat sound from login, the difference is this sound occurs whenever I try to close Firefox or Palemoon, and it's not browser related, because Opera does not play ...
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I got this error when upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... failed. The following packages have unmet dependencies: dh-python : Depends: ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Unity get blurry when running laptop continuously without restarting

When running Ubuntu 19.04 for a few days without restarting, some Unity features get blurred out. This is how my search panel looks like. Everything else looks good. for example Browsers and other ...
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I can' t open settings or login as anyother user except admin

I cannot open my system settings or a few native applications like videos, shotwell, rhythmbox. Whenever I try opening any of these my system reboots or logsout I'm not sure which because the ...
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toggling workspaces

I use workspaces a lot in ubuntu, in situations like when I don't want to close apps but search some files in my desktop. And one convienient way is to enable them with hotcorners, since they're quite ...
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Unity launch bar and menu bar won't come up on Ubuntu 16.04

I have an old 32-bit netbook and have been running Ubuntu since 2012. I currently run Ubuntu 16.04 LTR and have run update manager consistently. When I logged in today, my wallpaper came up but ...

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