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I would like to move the Workspace switcher icon from the bottom to the top of my Unity dock bar. Is this possible? Drag and drop does not work. Thanks!

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Short answer: Only for Unity 2D

Not for Unity (3D), not without modifying the source code. For Unity 2D, see @Matt2's answer just above or below this one.

If you want to modify the source code, download unity and look at plugins/unityshell/src/LauncherController.cpp. I don't know the exact changes required, but this answer which talks about modifications to LauncherController to remove the Workspace Switcher should give you some good hints.

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thanks for the answer. Hope it gets implemented in the short future. For now I will stick to Super+W or hot corners in CCSM. – leousa Jun 11 '12 at 19:14

Keep an eye on this:

There is a workaround for unity2d as described at

gksudo gedit /usr/share/unity-2d/launcher/Launcher.qml

find this section:

Component.onCompleted: {

You can rearrange these. Please remember that this fix only works with Ubuntu 2d

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thanks for the tip, but I use Unity in my systems... – leousa Jun 11 '12 at 19:04
Although the bug link says unity-2d, reading the comments reveals that it also affects unity, so keep an eye on it. Sorry there's no easy workaround for this. – Matt2 Jun 11 '12 at 19:11

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