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There is a lot of devices with a single-touch screen and the Oneiric Unity has no always-visible Dash icon. So, how can I get it without keyboard providing that moving pointer to the edge is almost impossible on the majority of resistive touchscreens?

One way I know of is to use easystroke with Button1 for gestures and short timeout. Didn't try Win-button emulation yet but there is a CLI way: Is there a way to launch Unity Dash outside of Unity?

Another ways you know of such as easy Taskbar-icon creation?

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Could you try setting the launcher to "always visible"? You'll lose some screen space but I think it would be the simplest solution. – bntser Oct 1 '11 at 19:37
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Just set your launcher to be always-visible:

'CompizConfig Settings Manager' (CCSM) >> Category: Desktop >> 'Ubuntu Unity Plugin' >> Behavior >> Hide Launcher: Never

I have already set this, as I did not like the disappearing / windowing re-sizing of the default behavior.

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If you have a keyboard, hit the Windows/Super button.

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Thanks, but that is the main point - to find a workaround for tablets :) – int_ua Oct 10 '11 at 10:02
Oh right. I would suggest using bntser's solution until 12.04 comes out. – MiJyn Oct 13 '11 at 19:00

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