Articles Tagged Unity

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

Team IM App ‘HipChat’ Gets New Linux Release

Team-orientated instant messaging and collaboration tool HipChat is once again available for Linux users - this time without the crutch of Adobe Air that its old client required.

8 April 2013

Unity’s Slick New Payment Feature Postponed Until Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.04's Unity desktop will not ship with a new in-Dash payment feature as originally proposed.

3 April 2013

In-Dash Music Purchasing Proposed for Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu 13.04 wants to let users buy music from the Ubuntu One Music Store directly from the Dash - no web-browser transactions needed. But 'want' doesn't always 'get'.

2 April 2013
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[How To] Reset Unity & Compiz in Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04

Ever wondered how or needed to reset Unity and Compiz back to their default settings? We'll show you.

1 April 2013

‘New Unity Stack’ Approved for Ubuntu 13.04, Will Bring ‘Smarter’ Search to the Desktop

An improved, smarter and more diverse search experience will feature in Ubuntu 13.04.

15 March 2013

Ubuntu Touch-Style Launcher Icons for the Ubuntu Desktop

Aiming to bridge the design divide between desktop and phone, DeviantArt user Aerilius has created a set of replacement launcher assets (tile shapes, etc) that adds some of the phone's swish stylings to the stale look of the desktop.

10 March 2013

New Unity-Styled Shutdown Dialogs Heading To Ubuntu 13.04

New Unity-styled shutdown dialogs are gearing up to arrive in Ubuntu 13.04 - and boy do they look good!

7 March 2013
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Ubuntu Announce Unity Next, Will Be Written in Qt/QML

With the announcement of the new Mir display server, Canonical have begun the next major, multi-device shift for the Unity project: Unity Next.

4 March 2013

New Window Switching Method Added to Unity

Remember that Unity Quicklist window switching patch we mentioned at the end of January? It arrived as default in Ubuntu 13.04 earlier today.

9 February 2013

IMDb, GrooveShark, eBay and More to Be Searchable from Unity in 13.04

Ubuntu wants to be more helpful and more relevant than it is at present - as well as faster.

4 February 2013

Unity to Ship with Smarter Dash Search in 13.04

In an attempt to both broaden the types of data that can be searched from the Dash and increase the relevancy of results, Ubuntu and Canonical are to introduce some major improvements to the Scopes API.

30 January 2013

Quicklist Window Switching Patch Proposed for Unity

An additional way of switching between application windows in Ubuntu's Unity desktop has been proposed by a developer.

30 January 2013