Unity is Ubuntu's default shell interface for the GNOME desktop environment

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Dragging windows in Ubuntu Unity

I updated Ubuntu to version 11.04 and it uses Unity. I noticed that for most programs, I can't simply drag them around like I used to. I have to hold the alt key in order to drag them around. Is this ...
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Trackpad does not work in Ubuntu 11.10

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Inspiron 1525. Now the trackpad no longer works and I have to use a USB mouse. Would changing the Desktop environment from Unity back to GNOME help or is there ...
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Ubuntu Launcher Customization

Is there some way to futher customize the Ubuntu Launcher? I would like to make a few tweaks like moving it to the right instead of left and making it "pop" in and out instead of the scrolling it ...
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Can't see tray icon for Pidgin on Ubuntu 11.10

I can't see an icon for Pidgin in the tray when the app is running like I can with Windows. I'm using Pidgin as I wanted one IM client for all OSes (OSX, Win7, Ubuntu). How can I know if there is a ...
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Switched to Xubuntu but Unity theme won't go away

I got fed up with Unity and decided to switch to Xubuntu, following the instructions on this thread. Almost everything went well, and I'm much happier with the system. However the window borders from ...
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Prevent Unity Grid from expanding different windows behind dock in Ubuntu 11.10

Is there a way to keep windows in Ubuntu 11.10/Unity from left-docking behind the Unity dock? I want to cut off those pixels entirely and always show the dock, and I want window-resizes to respect ...
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How to continue using GNOME2 with Ubuntu or a derived distribution?

I am currently using Ubuntu 11.04 with GNOME2 instead of the new default, Unity. I heard that in a newer Ubuntu version there is no GNOME2 aka Ubuntu classic desktop anymore. Which Linux ...
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Is there a WinSplit Revolution style window manager for Ubuntu Unity (11.10)?

I'm giving Ubuntu a whirl, and I'm using the Unity desktop. I'd like to be able to resize / reposition my windows using the keyboard (something like Windows has with WinSplit Revolution (e.g. ...
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Why does the terminal in unity 2d (Ubuntu 11.10) always stay in the foreground?

I have just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I am using unity 2d. My terminal applications (gnome-terminal or konsole) just won't go into background. When I move another application in front of them, they ...
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Can I make Ubuntu 11.10's desktop look like 11.04's Ubuntu Classic?

I updated to 11.10 today and Unity has absolutely driven me nuts. Is there a way to bring 11.04's Classic Desktop back to 11.10? I tried KDE and I don't find it similar enough to be happy. I tried ...
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Unity: how to add a shell-script to the dock

I have a GUI application which starts with a shell script. How can I create an icon in the Unity dock by providing the shell script and an .svg icon?
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Ubuntu 11.10: how to add command line parameters to application icon

I'm running the new Ubuntu 11.10 in VMWare and it is my first time using Unity. I've managed to drag the Terminal icon to the "dock" at the left side of the screen. When clicking on it, the terminal ...
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Unity: Keyboard Shortcut for “Open Terminal” doesn't work anymore

Ctrl-Alt-T doesn't open a terminal. How can I fix this? Where can I verify/change the shortcuts? I had a lot of problems with the focus behaviour of my unity desktop. This problems have gone now - I ...
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Ubuntu experience feels sluggish on modern hardware

I've installed Ubuntu on my home workstation (HP Z400 with ATI Radeon HD 5800). At the mercy of the prompt, I agreed to installing the ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver. One would think that ...
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Ubuntu switched to classic mode after install ccsm and enable OpenGL

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and I have installed ccsm for advanced effects and enable OpenGL (ATI graphic card), but then my windows doesn't have bar and I cannot open anything. When I start Ubuntu I am ...
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unity --reset is crashing

When I fire command unity --reset it crashes. How do I fix it? Window created on XQueryTree, map state isViewable? 1 Window created on XQueryTree, map state isViewable? 1 Window created on ...
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Script to revert to classic desktop and remove Unity in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 11.04, is it possible to revert to the classic desktop and disable Unity using a script instead of logging out and setting it via the GUI?
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Ubuntu 11.04 graphics problem

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 with switchable graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6490M and Intel integrated Sandy Bridge graphics. My computer boots fine from the Ubuntu 11.04 live CD into the Unity desktop. ...
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gnome 3 & unity - how unstable does it get?

tl;dr: Can I install gnome 3 on ubuntu 11.04 and not worry too much? Tutorials say installing gnome 3 results in an unstable system. I am using ubuntu 11.04, and although I am quite ok with unity ...
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Ubuntu Natty: Desktop freezes after login

The other minute I updated Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04. I configured the system to always log in user A. Now when I start it, the computer boots and loads the Desktop of user A, but there you can do ...
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how to see size of a window while resizing in ubuntu 11.04

before, i used ubuntu 10.04. i would resize gvim window and would see it's size while resizing. A small box would show rows x columns. this behavior is absent in ubuntu 11.04. does anyone know how to ...
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Wayland and GNOME 3

I was wondering if it would be possible to use Wayland with GNOME shell. I updated to Natty, and I'm not too fond of Unity. I've been wanting to experiment with Wayland (I'm forced to use the ...
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How can I get GNOME 3.0 Beta on Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwwhal) Alpha 1 and I love the Unity GUI Is it possible to download GNOME 3.0 on it as I like to try things early? How do I change between the two?
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Is there a KDE equivalent to Zeitgeist's activity logging?

My Googling so far has revealed that people have talked about Nepomuk supporting this kind of thing, in the abstract or in future - but so far I've been unable to find out how to use it as a user.
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Make Unity Usable/Downgrade

After 20-ish hours of upgrading (slow Internet+forgetting to disable sleep mode) I finally finished upgrading my netbook to 10.10. Problem is, Unity doesn't work on it because of its extremely slow ...