I want to auto-start unity-launcher in a stand alone session without loading the top panel with it, like in this picture:
So how to do this?
That setup is actually using the Unity 2D launcher. The Unity launcher and top panel are tied together in a Compiz plugin and can not be used separately. Luckily, the 2D launcher aims to be nearly identical to the normal one.
In order to use the Unity 2D launcher with a different panel, you need to create a custom session which you will load a login time.
First you need to create a
Then add this text:
This will add a new login option to the login screen. It will run the contents of
This will launch a compiz and run the contents of
Now we'll create
Now we'll add the programs that need to run on login:
You'll also need to add what ever program you want to provide the top panel to that file.
You can add the unity launcher to any desktop environment! Currently I am using it with Xubuntu.
unity-2d-launcher changed to unity-2d-shell. Key Alt+F2 and type
To launch it at session startup run
Why i didn't think of this before ?
I have replaced
But how to replace it with unity-3d launcher (I thinks it can't happen as @andrewsomething says
then how to control unity 2d-launcher in this session?