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How to refresh launcher icon application menu in ubuntu 12.04?

After modifying a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, I need to refresh the launcher icon application menu so that my modification shows up. For the sake of clarity, the menu that should get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity - Applications missing from dash

When starting the dash (e.g. by hitting the Windows key) quite often (most of the time) there are no applications listed. Recent files and downloads show fine, but in order to have applications listed ...
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The trash launcher opens an Internet browser

I just realized my Trash icon is launching Chrome instead of the trash. What can I do to fix it? I already tried creating a trash.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications but Unity seems to ignore ...
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Desktop launcher in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to find a way to create a launcher for the desktop and to place it on the Unity launcher panel on the left so as programs are maximized I can hit the launcher and the actual desktop will ...
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63 views

java file will not launch from .desktop file - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a bin/bash script- #!/bin/bash java -Xms256m -Xmx1g -jar KeeperDesktop.jar inside an executable text file ( keeper-start) I have created a .desktop file for it as i want to launch it ...
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Why is my launcher automatically set to default and personal keyboard layouts disappeared?

Yesterday, I was using a program to read something into the RAM, but underestimated the size. My computer started swapping and lost itself in its calculation, hence I killed the process (and firefox ...
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Disabling the display of mounted partitions on Unity launcher

On Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit is it possible to disable the displayed shortcut to mounted partitions. I have included a partition that was not present at the installation time in the /etc/fstab file ...
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1answer
102 views

Unity Launcher/Gnome panel overlap issue on Gnome desktop

I use Gnome desktop and have the Unity launcher running as well. I was able to achieve this by installing Gnome and doing this. After I did it, the Gnome panel at the top and the Unity launcher on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop with no launcher and no shortkeys working [duplicate]

I have accidentally uninstalled python 2.7 and python-minimal from my Ubuntu. It gave me an error saying wicd has shut down and there are broken packages. When I restarted the system, only the ...
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WINE works,but the launcher and the global menu bar are on the screen when running apps,why?

I used WINE to run Counter Strike 1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 and everything works well,excepting that the launcher and the global menu bar remain on the screen.They just become twice bigger and when I'm ...
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1answer
63 views

Arrows next to Launcher Icons in Unity 2D

What do the tiny white arrows next to the icons in the Unity 2D launcher mean? Sometimes there is one, often more. Do they indicate the number of windows of that application that are open?
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57 views

Google Chrome vanished from applications launcher

I just installed Ubuntu yesterday, after using Windows exclusively since 1995. Today I downloaded Google Chrome because that's my favorite web browser. I followed the directions at How to launch a ...
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3answers
207 views

Setting LANG for SublimeText from Unity

I am trying to run SublimeText with the package control addon and each time I open it using the Unity launcher I receive this error. So far I have tried following the instructions provided by ...
2
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0answers
19 views

Launch app only if not already open

I would like to mimic the use of Alfred on Mac OS X, where if you try to open an app after searching for it, it will only open a new window if the program is not already running, otherwise it will set ...
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2answers
61 views

Associating a keyword to an application in unity launcher

I have had this issue with a couple of different applications, but I will use GHex as my example. The Problem GHex is a hex editor that I use to investigate files from time to time, I dont use it ...
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0answers
18 views

Unity occaissionally doesn't show app icons that I just opened

It's not consistent, but on random apps (and I mean anything from KSP to Ubuntu Software Center) when I open the app it might not appear in the launcher. Example Is this just a bug in Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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12.04 LTS Launcher Problem

My system has been working fine until yesterday. Suddenly my launcher size reverted to the default size and I was no longer able to change it using Settings->Appearance (the option doesn't show up). ...
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55 views

When I start Netbeans, Unity sidebar and menu bar disappear

I've just installed Netbeans 7.4 with Java7u51 on Ubuntu 12.04 running in VirtualBox, and every time I started Netbeans the sidebar and the menubar from Ubuntu's desktop disappear. They're still ...
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League of Legends on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm just new in Ubuntu and my English is so bad, so be patient to me. I was install League of Legends with PlayOnLinux, installation was without errors, but, when i want to run it, a logo is appeard ...
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Settings and configurations are not saved on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. Whenever I rearrange the launcher icons they reset to their initial order after a reboot. Also, although I can change the time and date settings, none of the changes ...
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2answers
82 views

How to remove NTFS partition in Ubuntu Launcher?

I am new to Ubuntu, and just installed Ubuntu12.04 along with a dual boot for Windows 7. And I was following some tutorial on booting up Ubuntu with the NTFS partition of Windows 7 mounted, I did ...
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Some applications stopped showing in the launcher when open

Some programs no longer show up on the launcher when they are opened. They also don't show when I use ALT + Tab. It seemed to have happened after I installed Skype but I'm not sure if that's relevant. ...
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Compiz not starting up on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem where compiz or whatever launcher isn't starting up when I boot up my Ubuntu 12.04. I got the error message once saying compiz wasn't starting up, then I tried to reboot, and now ...
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76 views

Drag and drop items from folder to applications

I have been a window user since sometime back and lack of knowledge is irritating me like anything....I checked these thread before posting this question : Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity ! | ...
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1answer
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How to move Ubuntu 12.04 launcher to the right? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to 12.04, and the launcher is on the left side of my monitor. This is great, except I'm using a dual screen setup and my main monitor is the one of the right, ...
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118 views

Ubuntu sometimes freezes when switching instances via Unity’s Launcher

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for a friend of mine and she often complains about freezes. I never saw these freezes myself, so I can only give the description she gave me: it happens when switching ...
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1answer
518 views

no launcher, no dash, no unity, how to get back to my desktop?

FYI, I have tried these, but none worked as of yet! Please help! I must not want to reinstall Ubuntu precise: AskUbuntu:Unity Launcher missing AskUbuntu: Unity doesn't load Youtube:Restore ...
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2answers
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Launcher Icons Collapse

My launcher's icons collapse when I run out of space. How do I turn this off? It looks like this: Capture: Collapsed And I want it to look like this all the time, not just when I mouse over it. I ...
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156 views

Ubuntu crashes with menu bar launcher freeze during software centre use

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Studio 1588 64-bit and ran into crashes as I was installing some software on the software centre. Before this, I had display/screen problems that I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic [no effects]) panel problem

Using Edit Menus I create a new menu named Miscellaneous, assign an icon and add several items to it. When I add that menu to a panel with Add to Panel> Application Launcher, it appears without any ...
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235 views

How to add an icon to the Ubuntu Unity toolbar using .desktop file?

I am very new in developing application under Linux. I have a doubt regarding about the use of .desktop file to add an icon into the Ubuntu Unity toolbar. I have the following .desktop file: ...
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358 views

How to add a launcher to Unity for an application that is on a automatically mounted partition

I want to add a launcher to ADT (Eclipse, with Android Developers Tool plugin (bundle)), so I've created an adt.desktop file at ~/.local/share/applications/ directory. Contents of the adt.desktop ...
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196 views

Sublime text 2 can't be added to the launcher

i'm running sublime text 2 on 12.04 and the issue that I'm facing is that it can't be added to the Unity launcher. I run ST2 from the executable file that's there in it's folder and as with other ...
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1answer
577 views

Locking Eclipse to the Launcher Bar

Eclipse (from the Android Developers Bundle (ADB)) will lock to the launch bar, but then it is just an icon which cannot be opened. I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks!
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How does the dash home index work in Ubuntu 12.04

I think the Dash Home is really cool and here's something I wanna learn about: When I type shortcut, it can prompt keyboard like this snapshot. I wanna know how Ubuntu determines shortcut is related ...
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USB devices do not appear in desktop or launcher (not automounted)

After a recent upgrade, the USB devices are not appearing in desktop or launcher. When plugged in, devices power up. lsusb shows this output, <truncated> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 174c:5106 ...
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0answers
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Unity Launcher Does Not Hide When Playing Steam Game and

When I play a game on Steam called Red Orchestra the Unity launcher does not hide itself like it would with other games/applications. Also, when I exit the game the resolution of my screen suddenly ...
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Sudo and Launcher icons not working, hard-disks not mounting

I am running a server on Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop) LTS. This has been working fine until today when a few minutes ago it decided to change some stuff alone. Launcher icons not working Launcher icons ...
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3answers
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Unity launcher uses generic icon for Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04

After upgrading my distribution from 11.04 to 11.10 to 12.04 when starting a Firefox instance (from Alt+F2, not having a fixed launcher element) the icon displayed for it in the launcher and ...
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Remastersys: some shortcuts were not kept

Ubuntu 12.04 installed on hard drive. I then installed pcmanfm and moved it to the launcher (as a shortcut). Gedit was already installed and I moved it as shortcut to the launcher. Installed ...
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1answer
488 views

How to add Launcher to Global menu Bar

Im coming from linux Mint. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 but the first thing i noticed is that when I tried to add the launcher of terminal or other application it is not adding that launcher to Global ...
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How to make programs minimize when you click on them on the launcher [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just want the programs to minimize like they do on the Windows 7 taskbar, if that gives you a idea of what I am talking about.
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Where is Unity Launcher

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. It gets installed successfully but now I am only able to see an empty desktop. I could not find any softwares anywhere in home etc, no where. Where are ...
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1answer
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Chrome shows two icons in Unity Launcher

I am a new Ubuntu user. I just installed 12.04. To get Chrome on the Launcher, I clicked the BFB and searched for Chrome, then dragged that icon to the Launcher. However, when I run Chrome, it creates ...
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1answer
671 views

Tips for using Synapse or Gnome-do

I have recently started using Synapse and Gnome-do as the applicaiton launcher on my Ubuntu 12.04. Do you have any tips related to getting the best out of them? Launching files and folders and ...
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551 views

Location of trash icon in Unity Launcher

After I boot my laptop, I see a 'space' between Workspace Switcher and Trash on the launcher. This is the screenshot: How do I solve this?
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1answer
166 views

Do not show devices on the left panel [duplicate]

I don't want to show the mounted devices on my left panel(launcher, ubuntu 12.04), and I can just run my ubuntu on 2D mode, so the software myunity tell me "Your Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode. ...
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1answer
314 views

CompizConfig not working

The Unity launcher and panel reset they're color to chameleon after restart.I've tried it on several versions of 12.04(12.04,12.04.1,12.04.2). Reinstalled Úbuntu because it was freezing on shutdown(no ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.10 displays launcher icons in different size, but 12.04 displays them in the same size? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.10, the launcher icons are displayed in different size in Unity: But on Ubuntu 12.04, they are all rendered nicely to the same size: Is it a bug in Ubuntu 12.10? How can I change ...
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3answers
4k views

Change launcher icon opacity/brightness

Is there any way to reduce the opacity/brightness of launcher icons in Ubuntu 12? They are too vivid and colorful, which distracts me a little. Coders will know. It wouldn't bother me if the ...