Mark Shuttleworth
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Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears
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It is a good idea to check your graphics driver is configured to use hardware acceleration and it is configured to use OpenGL. Try searching Ask Ubuntu and Ubuntu Forums for information specific to ...

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Close button on notify-osd?
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The choice to have zero chrome on the ephemeral notifications is very deliberate and not going to change. The rationale is that these notifications should be as lightweight as possible. However, ...

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Why is Desktop Unity using the global application menu?
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On the one hand, we are making menu's "bigger" and "easier to hit" by using the edge of the screen, as noted in the first answer. On the other, we will actually deprioritise them, by using the panel ...

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Why does Unity hide the menubar?
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One of the design goals of Unity is to reduce the clutter of the desktop, another is to use space more efficiently. We hide the menu by default in Unity because the menu provides no useful ...

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Is snap portable across other UNIX (example macOS)?
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Yes, thanks to the stability of the Linux syscall interface, this is possible. One of Linus Torvalds' great commitments to Linux users is that the set of interfaces offered by the kernel is stable. ...

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Will Unity be considered as interface for Kubuntu?
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The Kubuntu team has a wide degree of freedom in how they structure Kubuntu - which apps they include and how they configure it by default. I doubt they will embrace Unity immediately, unless it ...

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Any way to get a fresh ubuntu desktop without re-installing?
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I do this occasionally, using aptitude. Aptitude is a console ("old-skool") tool that's powerful but a little tricky to get to use. It's like vim or emacs, when Ubuntu Software Center is like Gedit or ...

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Will ConnMan replace NetworkManager on the desktop for 11.04?
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The systray (old notification area) will go away in 11.04. NetworkManager is the most critical piece that still uses it. We have three options: Move to the new indicator-network which uses Connection ...

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Unity under NX?
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Unity on Compiz, for Natty, is designed with 3D graphics in mind. I believe that won't work across an NX session. But you'll still be able to use the "Classic" interface, with panels top and bottom in ...

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How can I remove the Trash icon from the Unity launcher?
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In the desktop interface, the Dash icon and the Trash icon use the top and bottom slots of the launcher, always. We have not allowed the removal of the Trash so that we can enable developers to trust ...

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How to reset the terminal properties and preferences?
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If you want to do a complete reset of the Gnome Terminal settings, you can remove the ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal directory which contains them. I would close all terminal windows on your desktop. ...

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How closely will Unity follow the Desktop version specification?
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That blueprint does not reflect the final plan - it was a proposal from a member of the community, and some elements are consistent with the final plan, but not the whole piece. The key differences ...

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How do I stop Unity from starting windows maximised?
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In 11.04, when Unity is the default for desktops as well as netbooks, this behaviour will be set based on screen size by default, but also customizable in Appearance Properties. You will be able to ...

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Will snap packages get differential (delta) updates?
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We changed the format of snaps in 16.04, to a newer, more compact and more secure format. We have to add back delta updates in the new format, it will come soon. Also, we will add back auto-gardening ...

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Is it possible to programmatically call, access, or get results from the Unity Dash?
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You can certainly add search data sources (we call them "scopes") for the Dash, and lenses through which to view them. Scopes can also add results to existing lenses. I don't know that there is an ...

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How will you do a desktop spread in Unity?
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You will be able to map the workspaces launcher in Unity to any of the Compiz spread / expose plugin behaviours you like. We are prototyping a new approach which makes desktop spread ("show all ...

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If Unity launcher is auto-hide, how will elements on upper panel behave?
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It's true that the maximised window will then have window buttons which are a little inside from the left edge of the window. We haven't tested this yet, our position for the moment is that keeping ...

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Ubuntu server live usb
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We are creating a live server for 18.04 LTS that will enable simpler installation in the common cases, but also be generally useful for everyday testing. See http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/...

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A step by step Openstack installation on Ubuntu tutorial
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Try this. I have used the "next" PPA of conjure-up because it has a lot of fixes, but it also uses Juju 2.0 beta which is a beta :) Your call on whether you do that or use stock conjure-up from the ...

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Why Unity 3D in Natty doesnt have the same accordion effect we saw in Unity in Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition
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I think you're right, we can make the accordion a little classier in 11.10. There's no way to switch the behaviour in 11.04 now I'm afraid, but a patch for 11.10 would be welcome.

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How will the launcher/button work on a touch panel?
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The launcher can be revealed using a four-finger drag, starting in the left half of the screen, dragging to the right. Or, it should be able to be revealed that way, I don't believe that work's been ...

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Will the launcher use Intellihide by default?
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The current plan is that it will be intelli-hide for large screens, fixed in place for netbooks, with an option to change it. That might well be changed to be intelli-hide for all devices by release, ...

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Will the Compiz version's dash be the same as the current dash?
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In 11.04, you'll be able to remove the home screen shortcuts, and of course add them back.

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How do I change the size of the status bar?
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This is a weakness in the current implementation of Unity. We will make the sizing of the panel more dynamic in 11.04. You may not be able to size it precisely but it will respond to general font size ...

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What is the recommended way to install pip on Snappy Ubuntu Core?
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I think you want your own snap, which uses the Docker snap as a framework. In 16.04 you would use a different mechanism to connect to Docker, but in 15.04 the "framework" mechanism was the right way ...

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Generating an app list from the old installation to run it on the new installation
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I think others have answered the technical piece of your question, I'd like to answer the implied question - "will moving to Unity fix this ssh problem", and the answer is I'm afraid I doubt it. ...

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How do snap applications, snappy security R/W restrictions, and user files work
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Snap commands (the binaries that the snap makes available to the system) are each associated with a set of "plugs" and "slots" which represent the ways the snap can "connect to other things". There ...

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Is it possible to have full hard drive access with a snap?
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Yes, what you want is an interface that grants full access to a disk, and it's reasonable for such an interface to exist. It would not be an auto-connecting interface, in that either the user or the ...

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Are Click packages obsoleted by Snappy packages?
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Click is still in use for the Ubuntu Phone, but that will migrate to snappy pretty soon. Snaps in 15.04 are the new click, but even they are still in development. The target form of snaps will be in ...

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MAAS in High Availability
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HA is designed and planned for 14.04 in the case of both MAAS and Juju. You could manually construct it yourself now, but it would be rather difficult and then difficult to upgrade in future. For now,...

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