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How to make the launcher hide when dodge windows in 12.04 like in 11.10?

How do I do this? in ubuntu 12.04 it never go away or when a window wasn't maximize it go way anyways. I don't like that. How can i make it like it was in ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 netbook editon the unity bar only goway when a window is maximize on that desktop.

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does this question and answer help? askubuntu.com/questions/9865/… or are you referring to the dodge window capability in 11.10? –  fossfreedom Mar 2 '12 at 22:57
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The dodge window capability is no longer an option for the Unity desktop.

You have two options now for the Launcher behaviour that can be changed in Compiz Config Settings Manager or the MyUnity application

You can install the MyUnity application from the Ubuntu Software Centre and set the Display preference to Autohide or Autohide and fade as below screenshot and you will get the launcher to only be shown on edge reveal with the mouse pointer.

MyUnity Launcher settings

Alternatively with CCSM you can set the launcher to always be shown and it will always be visible.

CCSM launcher settings

The below screenshot shows the available behaviour in CCSM.

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For what it is worth CCSM settings over ride any settings changed in MyUnity for the Launcher.

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try the MyUnity tweaking tool and choose the "smart" mode for the launcher


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... there is no such "smart mode" for the launcher... –  fossfreedom Mar 2 '12 at 23:24
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