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How To Display The Unity Launcher On The Left Monitor In A Multi-Monitor Set Up [Ubuntu 11.04]

Example of the monitor.xml file showing the part you need to edit

Unity in Ubuntu 11.04 is not so easy to configure and it has a few annoying bugs. One particularly annoying bug is that in a multi-monitor setup, the launcher shows up on the right monitor and not on the left one even if the left one is set as the primary monitor. As a result…

 How-To   Linux  

By Ricky

Why Unity Will Become The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened To Ubuntu

Why Unity Will Become The Best Thing That  Has Ever Happened To Ubuntu

It has been two full months since Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” was released with the new Unity user interface. With Unity, Canonical has taken a very drastic step and cut down on a lot of customizability that many power users would want. Understandably, many proclaimed that Unity is the best thing that Canonical has ever…

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By Ricky

How To Recover Unity After Removing GNOME 3 In Ubuntu 11.04


Suppose you wanted to try out GNOME 3 and installed it in Ubuntu 11.04. The GNOME 3 installation will wipe out Unity. So, what do you do if you installed GNOME 3 (GNOME Shell) only to find out that you do not like it? In this article we will tell you how you can remove…

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By Ricky

How To Enable Transparency And Shadows In Unity 2D [Ubuntu 11.04]


Yesterday we wrote about how you can install Unity 2D in Ubuntu 11.04. By default, Unity 2D does not have compositing enabled. So, with Unity 2D you will not get the shadows and transparency effects. Having compositing disabled is a good idea for older systems. However, some of us use Unity 2D only because it…

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By Ricky

How To Install Unity 2D In Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”


The Unity UI in Ubuntu 11.04 will runi in only hardware capable of 3D acceleration. That leaves out quite a lot of users who uses Ubuntu because it can run quite well on less powerful machines. Moreover, some graphics drivers (the ATI proprietary driver) has problems with Unity. If you fall in either of these…

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By Ricky

List Of Most Useful Unity Keyboard Shortcuts For The Power User

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With around a week left till the final release, Ubuntu 11.04 is shaping up to be one of the most radical Ubuntu releases till date. One of the biggest change in Ubuntu 11.04 is the new Unity interface that will come by default. In this article, we will list some of the most useful keyboard…

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By Ricky

5 Out Of 11 Participants Crashed Unity In Canonical’s Study

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Today the results of the Default Desktop User Testing for Ubuntu 11.04 was published by Canonical’s Rick Spencer. The test was done using 11 participants from different backgrounds to test the new Unity interface that that Ubuntu 11.04 will have. The test was interesting in many ways. One of the main reasons I found this…

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By Ricky

Canonical Says Unity 2D Not Part Of The Ubuntu 11.04 Plan

Last week, Bill Filler from Canonical created a flutter when he announced Unity 2D for computers which cannot run the normal Unity 3D. Unity 3D requires Compiz and thus requires computers capable of 3D-acceleration to run. Unity 2D, technically known as Unity-Qt, is based on Qt/QML and has been designed to run on the slower computers….

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By Ricky

Fedora 15 “LoveLock” To Get MySQL 5.5 & PostGreSQL 9

Fedora 15 “LoveLock” To Get MySQL 5.5 & PostGreSQL 9

Fedora has always kept it’s promise of bringing cutting-edge computer technology to it’s users. It has now been confirmed that Fedora 15 “LoveLock” will ship two database packages: MySQL 5.5 and PostGreSQL 9.

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By Debjit

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