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    Start problems: Skype vanishes, alt+tab is slow and grouped, etc...

    Hey there,

    Until yesterday I used Fedora19, but then I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. I don't know why and I am starting to regret it more and more. I an not a Linux beginner, but a Ubuntu beginner

    1. When I start Skype and minimize the window, I have to go through the processes, end Skype and restart it (or open the Terminal and enter skype). On Fedora (with Gnome) there was an extension where you could see minimized apps in the task bar - I need this for Unity:
    GNOME Extension
    2. The common alt+tab is horrible, I can't wait 5 seconds everytime when I switch between 2 windows. I installed Compiz and did all the recommended things, but it still takes long time and the items stay grouped - I hated this when it first appeared on Windows Vista and I still hate it.
    GNOME Extension. My makeshift: I activated Ring Switcher on Compiz.
    3. Is there a a possibility to see all opened programs, like the Super button on GNOME? -->
    like this
    4. When I press the "start" button (Windows key), there are some special effects, where my PC is not able to handle them right, everything is juddering when it's opened - can I disable that? It is okay when it looks ugly, as long as it is fast.
    5. How can I but a VPN connection to autostart?

    Thanks, I am grateful for any help!

    Stefan
    Last edited by stefan_03; November 16th, 2013 at 07:55 PM.

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    Re: Start problems: Skype vanishes, alt+tab is slow and grouped, etc...

    Fine, I'll start!
    1. Trying a few times sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 + a few restarts, now it works
    2. I think there is no solution available yet
    3. don't know
    4. oh god I still hate it, no solution yet
    5. nmli con up uuid <uuid> works fine, I've created a button on my dekstop which I click on start up

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    Re: Start problems: Skype vanishes, alt+tab is slow and grouped, etc...

    The open programs in Unity are represented on the launcher with the icon and a real teeny arrow. When I used Unity I ran a dock just so I could quickly see what I had going on. I hid the launcher and set the sensitivity so low that I had to hit the super key to show it!

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    Re: Start problems: Skype vanishes, alt+tab is slow and grouped, etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_03 View Post
    1. Trying a few times sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 + a few restarts, now it
    A much better option, at least for me, is skype-wrapper. It will integrate Skype into the messaging menu; no need for the skype icon with sni-qt.

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    Re: Start problems: Skype vanishes, alt+tab is slow and grouped, etc...

    1. Solved, thank you!
    2. I took an alternative switcher from Compiz
    3. no solutions yet (but thanks for the hint with the tiny arrow)
    4. I erased my hard drive and installed Ubuntu 12.04 - problem solved
    5. as mentioned, no auto start but a start button on the Desktop

    Thanks so far!

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