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Left-clicking the icon of a running application on the GNOME 3 favorites panel switches focus to a running instance of that program. Right-clicking brings up a menu with a "New Window" option. Is there a way to make that the default behavior? I mostly use the favorites for launching new terminals.

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Yeah, I had that problem too. Very annoying.

Try this:

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – user98085 Feb 2 '13 at 23:47

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