[SOLVED] Alt+F2 (Run Application dialog) stopped working

UPDATE: I figured the problem was due to messed up compiz settings. Disabling and enabling compiz (Right Click on Desktop>Change Desktop Background>Visual Effects None and then again to Normal or Extra) fixed it.
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Fixing Slow, Choppy and Laggy Maverick Meerkat (Ubuntu 10.10)

A lot of Ubuntu 10.10 users have been complaining about Maverick being too slow, typing becoming laggy and video performance being choppy.   Here are few things you can try to make it fast again. These have been collected from the user experience discussed in this post in Ubuntu forums.

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Unity shell to be the default user interface for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Mark Shuttleworth, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit held on October 25th 2010, has announced that the next version of Ubuntu i.e. Natty Narwhal, which is scheduled to be released in April 2011, will feature Unity Shell as the default interface. The Unity Shell was introduced in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Netbook Edition.

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[SOLVED] Disable Note of the Day Add-in Permanently in Gnote

I have been using gnote for quite some time now instead of Tomboy notes in my Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Gnote currently does not disable add-ins permanently. However someone may find the Note of the Day add-in useful, it annoys me and I tried to disable it in Preferences>Add-ins, even in the latest stable version 7.2. However, that did not work. So, to disable it, I decided to move the plugin file where gnote would not load from.

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