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It's a hardly any trouble but I still want to ask in case anyone knows.

I like to keep my Launcher clean with just two or three most common applications pinned. The strange behaviour is that new applications that are not pinned in the Launcher always open up at the position just above bottom pinned one. A picture is worth a thousand words:

An example with 2 applications pinned     An example with 3 applications pinned
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  +------+               +------+          +------+               +------+
  | dash |               | dash |          | dash |               | dash |
  +======+               +======+          +======+               +======+
  | 1    |    launch     | 1    |          | 1    |    launch     | 1    |
  +------+  ==========>  +------+          +------+  ==========>  +------+
  | 2    |  'new' app    | new  |          | 2    |  'new' app    | 2    |
  +------+               +------+          +------+               +------+
  | s    |               | 2    |          | 3    |               | new  |
  +------+               +------+          +------+               +------+
                         | s    |          | s    |               | 3    |
                         +------+          +------+               +------+
                                                                  | s    |
                                                                  +------+

I can always manually position icons after launch but it would be better if pinned applications have a fixed position without an intervention in order to intuitively use shortcuts for <super>1-9 (i.e. I could always tell that my Firefox can be reached with <super>2 since I pinned it there).

Is there a tweak for this or maybe should it count as a bug?

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To me it seems a bug but you might try unity --reset to see if the problem occurs again. Note that this will erase your unity customisations. –  To Do Sep 11 '12 at 19:50
    
Tried unity --reset and unity --reset-icons now, same behavior. But I realized now that the bottom pinned application by default is the system settings which may be the reason why the new application is popping up just above the bottom one. –  gokcehan Sep 11 '12 at 20:05
    
Well, I actually removed the system settings icon. It's a duplicate of the System settings in the upper right cog menu. –  To Do Sep 12 '12 at 14:14
    
yes indeed it is.. –  gokcehan Sep 12 '12 at 16:06
    
reported as a bug in here btw. –  gokcehan Sep 12 '12 at 16:21
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this a bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/885937

but, this bug isn't important for ubuntu team in this moment

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you're right. I'm surprised it hasn't been fixed for all this time. I imagine it's just a one or two line change in a javascript file defining the layout.. –  gokcehan Sep 24 '12 at 15:13
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