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When I install new applications from Ubuntu Software Center, they're automatically added to the Launcher on the left side of the screen. I understand that this makes it easier for new users to learn how the system works, but I would like to disable that and add it myself later if I want to. Is there a way to do that?

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Yes. In Ubuntu Software Centers menu bar, you'll find Show > New applications in Launcher. If you uncheck that, new installs will not be added to your launcher automatically.

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