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SOLVED Side panel on Nautilus
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:17:43 am »
I have been using Ubuntu for two years now for myself, but we have just built a new machine to take to a friend in France.

On my machine there is the panel down the left side listing the various locations; Home, Network etc., but on the new machine this is missing.  I cannot find anywhere in the settings to make it appear so I would much appreciate a push in the right direction.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2013, 04:05:20 pm by oakridge »

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Re: Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 11:59:17 am »
Does it not appear if you shove your mouse pointer against the left hand side of the screen ?

You might want to look at this:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/288235/launcher-and-panel-missing-ubuntu-13-04
if you have an optimus setup.

or try running:
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dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

what's the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display
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Re: Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 02:12:30 pm »
Or try installing My Unity.  I can't remember who advised me to try it.  I think it was Emegra.  Sorry can't check if it is in software as I am using PM4 now.....gave up on Ubuntu.  I seem to remember that it gave you control on what the sidebar did.

Here is a link to Wiki   http://www.wikihow.com/Install-My-Unity-Configuration-Tool-on-Ubuntu
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Re: Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 05:01:14 pm »
Thank you for your replies and I am sorry for the delay.

These are the replies:

doug@Win8Ubuntu:~$ dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
The program 'dconf' can be found in the following packages:
 * dconf
 * dconf-tools
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
doug@Win8Ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for doug:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RS780L [Radeon 3000]
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 5
       bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:18 memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:d000(size=256) memory:feaf0000-feafffff memory:fe900000-fe9fffff

I am about to look at My Unity



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Re: Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 05:03:28 pm »
Bother, can't see an edit button.

Nudging the left edge does not bring up the list.

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Re: Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 05:24:54 pm »
To edit a post .. use the "Modify" button ;)

Let us know if My Unity helps.
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Re: Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 04:03:53 pm »
Well that works, I thank you.  As I write this I am listening to Albinoni on Rhythmbox so that works too.  We are taking this computer to France tomorrow.

I must say that Linux is an absolute doddle compared to Windows 8 unless you want to natter on Facebook or play games.


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Re: SOLVED Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2013, 04:16:01 pm »
What's the problem with Facebook ? .. that should work.
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Re: SOLVED Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2013, 04:30:55 pm »
I'm guessing he means Facebook chat - does it not work with Ubuntu's Firefox? I don't use FB chat myself...

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Re: SOLVED Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2013, 09:56:55 pm »
No, what I mean is that Windows, as it appears to me, is only good for Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc. and all other froth.

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Re: SOLVED Side panel on Nautilus
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2013, 10:05:33 pm »
Ahh .. now that makes sense :)
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