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I normally use Super+number to open my frequently used applications which are pinned to the launcher, which is quick and convenient as long as the numbers remain consistent. However, when I run other applications, some (not all) of them are added above the last pinned application, meaning my customary Super+n shortcut for that application no longer works.

Is there any way to force other applications to be added to the launcher below all my pinned applications?

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Don't know if it will work, but you can try moving items around in the launcher. To move a launcher icon Click and hold it, drag it to the right away from the launcher and then to the spot in the launcher you want. You can try dragging non-pinned program icons to the bottom this way and see if they take for next time. –  James Mar 13 '12 at 23:28
    
I have already tried manually reordering. It works for the current session, but doesn't "stick" for subsequent logins. –  jpd Mar 13 '12 at 23:55
    
I believe it is a bug as it doesn't happen for me on 11.10. Follow up on @aleprovencio link to the bug report. –  James Mar 15 '12 at 21:58
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Maybe this is what you're looking for: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/885937

A workaround is to keep a "last pinned app" which will not maintain its order, but will prevent messing with your other pinned apps.

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Thanks for the link. I didn't think to check launchpad. –  jpd Mar 16 '12 at 21:04
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