Unity's launcher is one of the main access points for applications in Ubuntu. It provides quick access for launching applications and managing running applications.

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Launcher Auto-hide not working in Ubuntu 15.10

It simply is not working. It hides with enabling "atuo-hide" feature in setting>appearance but it doesn't re-appear. What have I done: 1) Keep moving cursor as to escape out left side of display 2) ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 messed graphics after latest update

After latest Ubuntu auto-update, my whole system is messed up but most important one for me is strange icons. The icons are pixelated in launcher and System settings. There is some kind of black ...
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How do I create an application launcher without coding?

I want to create a launcher for an application that I just installed but whatever I searched was about creating a file with .desktop extension, but I need another way to make this without any coding ...
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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How do I uninstall utorrent launcher that I created in Ubuntu 14.04

Hopefully some out there can help me out on how to removed a created launcher (in this case for utorrent), which I had created it using the gnome panel-create launcher manually, I made a mistake by ...
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Unable to launch RStudio from launcher in Kubuntu 15.10

Hi I have a problem with launching RStudio (latest stable release 0.99-xxx) from the Kubuntu launcher, by clicking on the entry. Background: I moved from Kubuntu14.04lts to 15.10 for the plasma5 ...
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Create launcher for Eclipse on ubuntu 14.04

when i create a launcher to my eclipse mars-1 cpp on ubuntu 14.04 LTS , it successfully created in /usr/share/applications but it doesn't appear to me in dash!!? talking about something like this: ...
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How is starting Chrome from the launcher different from starting it from the command line?

I installed Chrome via a PPA in order to get the proper codecs/DRM stuff required to watch Netflix on Ubuntu (15.10). Now if I run $ google-chrome-stable from the command line it works great. But ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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Use desktop icon for running application

I have used the answers given here How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity? to set a custom application shortcut for spacemacs. While the shortcut works for launching the application, on running, ...
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add app icons to Slingscold

I've installed Slingscold, an app launcher built to resemble OS X Launchpad. I'm wondering how to add custom launchers/icons to it, as I've installed a few apps from .deb packages (Filezilla and ...
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How can I dock a specific System Settings as an icon to the Unity launcher?

I need to access my sound settings frequently and thus would like to add a direct shortcut icon to the sound settings to the Unity launcher. Is there any way to achieve this? Unity launcher: ...
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Remove Cinnamon Home Folder Launcher Key Binding

Cinnamon 2.8 Ubuntu 15.04 I have a key right above my backspace key that launches a home folder and changes my background. I would like to get rid of this keybinding. Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Lock programs in menu bar

I'm currently running Ubuntu v. 14.04 and I was wondering if it is possible to lock programs to the menu bar like you can to the launcher. Ultimately I would like to have launcher icons in the upper ...
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Launcher and menu bar has dissapeared on ubuntu 15.10

After login this appears Yesterday, I have uninstalled several application software. After rebooting the computer launcher and menu bar dissapeared and every functionality related to that has gone. ...
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Put icon on desktop

How do you add a program icon to the desktop in version 14.04? I thought you could search for the program in the Dash, then drag the icon to the desktop, but I can't get it to work. I can add it to ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10 permanently from desktop - install icon unresponsive

I'm running Win7 on a Lenovo laptop and "trying out" Ubuntu. I freed up 60gig of drive space and the functions look good on the desktop, but nothing happens when I click the "Install Ubuntu ...
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python 2.x beside 3.4

From noob to all... Is it possible to have py2.x beside 3.4, preferably with launcher icons for both? If not, how can I start py2 IDE from command line? I prefer py3, but need py2 and it's modules ...
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Launcher - website

Can I put a website into the launcher? There are some web pages that I use usually (daily) and I would like it to be more convenient to open them.
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How to prevent launcher flashing after clicking it and before a window opens or timeout?

When I click a Unity launcher icon, it will flash until a window opens or until a timeout is reached. Also the mouse cursor changes to the spinning circle. While it is flashing, further clicks on the ...
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How to revoke this hideous theme & get old launcher back?

I turned on my computer expecting it to appear and function as it normally does, seeing as I did NOT approve any kind of updates, changes or revisions to any software installed on it since it's last ...
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How to properly install latest Jabref?

I downloaded JabRef-3.2.jar. I can execute it from the command line: java -jar JabRef-3.2.jar which works fine. But I would like to have a Launcher in my start menu, if possible with an appropriate ...
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different launchers for Firefox versions

I'm trying to run a legacy copy of Firefox alongside the latest greatest Firefox. This works fine, I have two launchers like so in my .local/share/applications folder: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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Minecraft launcher won't open

I have a problem with my minecraft launcher. I go and start up the launcher, then everything seems to be working right, but stays on the loading screen. This is what is says: enter image description ...
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Clicking Minimize Apps to Maximize it in Unity Launcher with Mouse and Touchpad give the different Result

I want to ask something, I have already observed this strange behaviour since Ubuntu 13.04. I know I can Maximize Apps in Unity Launcher (which is opened and minimized) with Mouse Scroll Up. But ...
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Compile Unity without launcher

I would like to modify unity to not show the launcher (left side bar) at all. I'm not looking for any solution that would let the launcher be in some cases visible. I really want it to completly ...
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Hiding opened applications from unity launcher in ubuntu 14.04

I want to know if there is a way to hide the applications from the unity launcher. My requirement is that I want to display only the list of installed applications in a categorized manner which I have ...
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How can I change the default directory for gnome-terminal without editing .bashrc?

How do I set the default working directory of a gnome-terminal opened via Ctrl-Alt-T or via the Launcher or any other quick means to a gnome-terminal? Presently it defaults to ~. I know about ...
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When I open a device in the launcher it opens with DUA, not Nauilus

So i'm having an issue. Know how whenever you mount a device in Ubuntu, it get's pinned to the launcher? Well when I click on it's icon, it opens with Disk Usage Analyzer, not Nautilus as expected. ...
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installed applications (skype) not appearing on dash

I've recently started using Ubuntu and installed Skype from the main site. I'm able to open the app using the terminal but there seams to be no other way to open it. It's not appearing in the dash, ...
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Linux launcher resetting to “default” programs, logging me out when I try to change

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 via virtual box on a Windows 7 OS, I had a blue screen last night which I think has corrupted a file to do with the partition perhaps. When I login the programs in the sidebar ...
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Software Application are not launching after change compizconfig settings manager

I unintentionally change some setting on compizconfig settings manager. Then I could not see the maximize, minimize and close buttons. After this i roll back my settings from this Unity doesn't ...
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Showing all installed programs in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, where to see all programs just like the "program files" in windows, from which I can launch a program from a list of all program installed?
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Launcher placement dual-monitor

I have two monitors. I have multiple workspaces. I want my launcher ("launcer placement" in settings > displays) to be present on both my monitors in the one workspace, but have only one launcher (on ...
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Why isn't a Launcher for TeamSpeak3 not being created?

You can permanently create a Launcher, for yourself: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/TeamSpeak3.desktop ...or for all users on your system like this: sudo gedit ...
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What happens internally when I click “Lock to launcher” in Unity?

In the Unity desktop, when I start a GUI application, its icon appears in the launcher (if it isn't already there). Now when I right-click this icon, I either get the option Lock to Launcher or ...
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eclipse new launcher icon links to previous program release [duplicate]

Help! I've just installed Eclipse Mars, which runs successfully. But if I pin it to the launcher, then exit and click the launcher icon, it starts the version I used previously, which was Luna! ...
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black screen except launcher and menu bar parallel ubuntu on mac

After messing with lots of things, I end up on black screen every where. No thing is rendered except launcher and menu bar. Tried to reinstall parallel tools, installing and uninstalling and updating ...
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Minecraft Launcher Stuck at “Starting Launcher” - SOLVED

People have had this problem on Ask Ubuntu, but all of the answers were to update Java. I'm not a big expert on computers, but I know that the Java version isn't the issue. You see, it seems very ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't load unity [duplicate]

After formatting from windows7 I installed ubuntu 15.10 from a usb drive. Although everything seems to be installed correctly after booting all I see is my wallpaper. Unity, no launcher, no dash ...
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Eclipse desktop shortcut keeps disappearing at every startup?

Every time I start up my Ubuntu 15.10 desktop the Eclipse shortcut on the desktop (and on the launcher) disappears. I tried to create the shortcut both using "right click -> create shortcut" and ...
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Not Able to change the Launcher Icon Size & not able to unlock icons from Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

I have never faced this problem before. It's been a 2 year since I am using Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday, I just installed the updates on my machines and when I restarted the ...
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Can I toggle the placement of the Unity Launcher on multiple screens?

I run an asynchronous dual montior setup. My primary monitor is a 16:9 2560x1440 and my secondary is 10:16 1200x1920 setup. I use the primary for coding/gaming/videos and the secondary for browsing, ...
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How can I add a VirtualBox machine to the Unity launcher? [duplicate]

VirtualBox allows me to put a shortcut icon for a virtual machine to the Desktop: I tried to drag it to the Unity launcher but cannot place it there. Is there any way to add a desktop shortcut ...
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Java program Technic Launcher greyed out

I start Technich Launcher, but the whole window is grey, whenever I manage to hit a button, everything that it affects, shows. E.g clicking "Username" field removes the grey area from the whole ...
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Grouping application windows in an arranged setup [duplicate]

Is there any application or ways to group multiple open windows together so that they open together in layout it is arranged. For example, If I arrange these application like this then on any icon of ...
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Cannot login to tty / Login incorrect / Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

I'm facing the same (or similar) issue as described here: Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04 Unfortunately I cannot try the provided solution (http://askubuntu.com/a/476623), as I fail ...
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Way to turn off the “Keyboard Shortcuts” overlay that appears over the Launcher icons?

When activating the "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay, two things happen: the Launcher icons are overlaid with numbers and the middle of the screen is overlaid with a shortcuts window. The answer provided ...
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Unity launcher placement stuck on all displays

I am using three monitors with Ubuntu 14.04. In Display settings, I try to change the Launcher Placement setting to only select one monitor. The monitors flicker, but even though the setting now might ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 crashing randomly

Please forgive me as I am new to Ubuntu. Randomly, this thing which I think is called "Unity" will crash, and I will lose system vitals required to operate the computer. The icons in the top right ...