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

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remote connection only works when I'm logged in

I'm using ubuntu 15 + vncserver for a remote connection. But it only works when i'm physically logged in. Which means if I go to the computer > log in and then try to remotely connect to it - it ...
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Where is the logout/screenlock button/menu on a stock Ubuntu Unity 13.10?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a new machine, admiring the clean spartan interface not cluttered with anything like an Applications or systems menu. Apart from the dock-like thing to the left, it's ...
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xwindows working but not unity desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit w/ unity desktop What I'm experiencing: When I turn on my computer, the Ubuntu loading screen appears but disappears in wake of a shell which I can log into. Once ...
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Unity doesn't work on VNC server under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I find the Unity destkop in vnc4server never works as it did under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup for vnc4server: #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources ...
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Use dconf (or comparable) to set configs for another user

On Ubuntu Desktop 13.10, I have a setup script which runs as root. It essentially configures the computer as necessary, but I need to set some things with dconf. The script runs in a Terminal window ...
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Installing Unity 3D on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

ref: http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/unity/#build-nux While trying to install the build dependencies, I get: "E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list" Anyone know how ...
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How to turn my Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (unity) to look like GNOME Ubuntu?

I am a beginner to Linux environment. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 (unity) alongside windows. I would like to make my Ubuntu look like GNOME version of Ubuntu. What should i do to turn it look like ...
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A screen virtual LED on linux

We have some LEDs on our machine to indicate the status of Caps Lock, Num Lock etc. Now I need a virtual LED in Linux to notify something. For example, I wrote a script to monitor a website. When ...
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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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how can I get ubuntu to boot with a specific setting

I was wondering how could I get ubuntu to keep this setting xrandr --output LVDS1 --off the issue is that every time I boot the computer i have to enter it again thanks :D I apologize for being ...
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Error while deploying unity web player application on Parse.com

I have created a game using unity game engine and build it using unity web player.After building i got two files client.html and client.unity3d . Now I am try to deploy these on Parse.com . Initially ...
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I install Ubuntu 13.10 and reboot and im on KDE desktop?

Hi I'm Jacob and I have no idea what's going on. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 today and was playing around with it for a while and dl'd a bunch of apps from software center and stuff. Eventually I ...
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Make program invisible in other Workspaces

I am looking on how to move a program (eg. firefox, or a PDf Viewer) to a workspace, without being displayed in the program bar (KDE default bottom, Ubuntu-Unitiy default left) of the other ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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Best Linux Graphics Card drivers for a Dell M1210 / Nvidia GeForce Go 7400?

I've tried both Nouveau and the NVIDIA Binary Blob, and both are terrible in terms of performance, lag and graphics corruption. The binary also doesn't support the native resolution in console mode ...
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Why does compiz window decorator crashes unity

I used to run Unity 2D on my work machine. Now I am trying to use Unity. Everthing looks fine except for the missing window decoration. I have installed the compiz manager. Every time I activate the ...
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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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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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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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Always show application menu bar in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Is there a way to force the application menu to always be visible (as opposed to only showing when the cursor is hovered over the top panel)? I'm talking about the application-specific "File", "Edit", ...
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Why does Ubuntu's Unity Desktop take so long to Log Out?

You can install almost any other desktop onto Ubuntu 12.10, and it will logout way quicker than the Unity desktop does: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1074758 Why is this, and ...
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Can't use copy&paste while using VMWare unity

I'd like to use vmware unity function, which all screens in same place,so I don't need to switch between vmware and windows. But when using unity, I can't copy text from the original windows window to ...
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Compiz/Unity - Focus window on specific monitor?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 using 4 monitors via an nvidia graphics card (dell XPS 8900). I almost always keep 4 full-screen applications (usually one of terminal, chrome or skype). Often I'll have multiples ...
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Gnome music pop-up window on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Gnome music on a Ubuntu 14.04 system with Unity desktop. However, there is a peculiar issue. Every time I play a song several windows pop up (six same windows for each song). So ...
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gvim (version 7.4.52 and 7.4.622) doesn't refresh properly on Ubuntu (14.04 LTS)

The problem is happening on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running Unity desktop under vmware on Windows 7 host. My gvim is sometimes not refreshing its display unless I force it to using Ctrl+L. For example, when ...
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Unity closes on Ubuntu Logout, but does not complete logout. (Crouton on Chromebook)

I've got a Chromebook 14 "dual-booting" Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton with the stock Chrome OS. I've had it like this for a while with everything operating fine. As you know, Linux Distros are kind of ...
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How to add unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3

There are two questions I would like to ask. 1) How do we install unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3 to have an Ubuntu style login screen ? 2) How do we have a rounded-styled login box with ...
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Ubuntu Unity annoying wrapping applications

I have problems with Unity wrapping of application windows that have offscreen bytes. In the example image, the dotted gray line represents the virtual desktops, and the purpled line reprents a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10, Unity, AMD 12.11 beta drivers, AMD APP SDK 2.7 and OpenCL detection of multiple gpus

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, AMD 12.11 beta drivers, AMD APP SDK 2.7 and OpenCL. I have three amd radeon 7990s plugged in each of which are a dual 7970 so I have six gpus altogether. I plan to go up to ...
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Desktop folder and files disappeared

I restarted my computer, and when I logged back in to my user, I noticed that all of my files that were on the desktop are gone. Instead, icons of all of my home folder are showed on my Desktop gui. ...
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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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Is there any effect on performance when using the Cinnamon desktop environment in Ubuntu instead of Unity?

Cinnamon is a famous DE stick with Linux Mint. People say Linux Mint's performance is better than Ubuntu on under-powered system. I am using laptop Dell Vostro 2420 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, ...
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x11vnc + uniti strange numpad behaviour

I'm using x11vnc + unity (ubuntu) to connect to my dev box. In some applications (InteliJ Idea) the numpad behaves strangely. When I press 0 it invokes insert, 4 = left arrow and so on. In gedit it ...
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Sidebar and titlebar disappeared and i cant connect to a wifi network

I use Ubuntu 14.04. Mistakenly i deleted a package which i dint know what i deleted. Later on a restart, I cant see the sidebar and title bar. I also cant connect to internet to reinstall any missing ...
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Launching Animations for Unity dock not working after installing Numix-Circle Icons

After installing Numix theme and Numix-Circle Icons there are no animations (pulse, jump, etc.) in the Unity dock even though the Unity Tweak Tool says they're activated. Any ideas on how to fix this? ...
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Webkit-greeter only changes after a restart, not when logging out or locking computer

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed the lightdm-webkit-greeter using sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter then, I did the following to get the greeter I wanted: cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/ ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Fullscreen application over two monitors

I have a dual-head setup running Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome/Unity (the default desktop). What I'm trying to achieve is to display Firefox in "fullscreen" mode (e.g. hit F11 after it is launched), and ...
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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 ...