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I am using the Unity launcher in the Gnome Classic desktop. How can I enable the autohide feature for the launcher?

Background information:

I reverted to Gnome Classic Desktop as described here: How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

Next, I start unity-2d-shell as described here: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and Unity Launcher

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Does Unity 2D have the autohide feature available? – user25656 Mar 1 '13 at 7:17
@vasa1: yes, I found it. See my answer – user1251007 Mar 1 '13 at 7:59
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You need dconf-editor (sudo apt-get install dconf-tools).

There, go to com => canonical => unity-2d => launcher:

Set hide-mode to 1. Instantly, the launcher will hide!

More detailed information can be found here: How do I configure Unity 2D?, especially this answer for 12.04:

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