More posts about “Unity”

News, tips and features on the Unity desktop environment, the default shell in Ubuntu.

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Dev Ports Popular Unity-Era Feature to Ubuntu Dock – But Will It Be Merged?

Cool thing exists, falls out of vogue, and gets forgotten. Years later it makes a much-hyped comeback. It's a cycle as true for code as it is for pop stars.

5 June 2022
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How to Make GNOME Shell Look Like Unity (‘Cos Why Not?!)

Want to make GNOME Shell look like the Unity desktop? If you do, then this guide is for you. Just don’t thank me for what follows. A reader called Alwyn sent the whole run-through to […]

6 January 2022

Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop Lives On …in Anime!?

Unity is no longer the jewel in Ubuntu’s crown, but the much-loved desktop is still out there, sparkling. And I don’t mean on computers, but in anime!

13 January 2020

Ubuntu Dock Will Show Trash and Removable Device Icons

An Ubuntu Dock trash icon and support for listing removable devices are among the improvements headed to the desktop dock in Ubuntu 19.10.

4 September 2019
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Big Unity Desktop Update Coming to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

A big update to the Unity desktop stack is heading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, including a security fix that allowed the lock screen to be bypassed on some systems.

1 December 2017
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Miss Unity? An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Could Be on the Way…

A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.

17 November 2017
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A Small Unity Feature Missing in GNOME Shell [Video]

A world of change is headed to Ubuntu as the distro switches from Unity to GNOME Shell. Long time Unity users accustomed to the workflow, feature set and quirks of Ubuntu’s incumbent releases will need […]

9 August 2017

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 Released, Includes HUD, Global Menu

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 is now available to download and if you're a big fan of the Unity desktop you're going to love what's on offer.

28 July 2017
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Latest Ubuntu 17.10 Update Ditches the Unity Desktop, Installs GNOME

And so it begins: the Unity desktop and related packages have been removed from the ‘seeds’ used to build Ubuntu 17.10. As previously announced, Ubuntu 17.10 will ship with GNOME Shell as the default desktop environment in place of […]

1 June 2017
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Unity 7 To Get an Easy Way to Enable Low Graphics Mode

A more accessible way to enable low graphics mode on Unity 7 may be on the way. The desktop already supports a low graphics mode of sorts, which can be enabled via Compiz. But this is far a) not easy […]

27 April 2017
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12 Features That Made Unity The Best Linux Desktop

12 Ubuntu Unity desktop features that help make it the best Linux desktop environment available, including the HUD, Unity Dash and Smart Scopes.

26 April 2017
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Poll: Have You Tried GNOME Shell As a Result of Recent Ubuntu News?

Have you installed, tried or used GNOME Shell as a result of the recent Unity bombshell news? That's what we're asking you in this week's reader poll.

18 April 2017