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How do i make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher?

Every time I log in, I get the same default icons despite having removed them and added new ones (by right-clicking on apps like skype and pressing "keep in launcher"). I hope I have explained my problem thoroughly - I am an ubuntun00b. Is this just a bug and is it fixable, or am I missing something here?

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi May 21 '11 at 13:54

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It happens with all applications that you try to keep in launcher or with some like skype and thunderbird? –  desgua Apr 30 '11 at 1:51
    
With all applications that I try to keep in the launcher. –  Maddie Apr 30 '11 at 3:40

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Maybe that's a silly answer, but it doesn't hurt either: run this command to get sure everything under your profile is of your own:

chown username:username -R *

Maybe there's something somewhere that is from root or was created under root and can't write there.

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Try installing the libdconf0 package. Installing it seems to have done the trick for the filer of this bug report. You can do this through the Software Center. If it doesn't show up, click the "Show technical items" link at the bottom.

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