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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Problems launching LightTable with gksudo in Unity Launcher

Following the instructions found in this question: How to launch application as root from Unity Launcher? I was able to launch LightTable from the Unity Launcher. Problems: 1) Once the program is ...
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Open Google Chrome window on the screen where I used the launcher

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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How do I fix my minecraft? It says its not executable

The file /home/sean/.minecraft/launcher.jar is not marked as executable. I get this error whenever I try to load the launcher.jar in my .minecraft folder but then when I right-click, properties, ...
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Custom launcher not showing up in 'applications'

I created a desktop launcher, to open Nautilus as root. It does not show up in the activities search or in All applications. How can I fix this? [Desktop Entry] Name=Files (Admin) Comment=Access ...
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Ubuntu unity launcher numbers to be always shown

When I hold the 'super' key on my keyboard, it shows me numbers over the launcher icons so the super+number combination would jump to the application. I tend to forget numbers, and holding the 'super' ...
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NetBeans IDE 8.0.2 will not start

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and NetBeans 8.0.2. java -version command returns: java version "1.8.0_31" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_31-b13) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build ...
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Ubuntu 14 dual monitor, dual launchers - weird launching behavior

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my computer (Pentium G3258 with integrated Intel HD Graphics only) and I have connedted two displays: 22 inches monitor(DVI) plus projector(HDMI) (I run it for movies ...
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How to Move Bottom Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS [duplicate]

I want move unity launcher to bottom. I tried sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paullo612/unityshell-rotated sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unityshell-rotated libnux-1.0-0 ...
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Unity settings cannot be changed. What happened and How to fix?

When I started using my computer after it went to sleep, all the icons on the Unity launcher were reset: now, I can't even lock or unlock them from my launcher, they just re-appear. I can't make the ...
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Window switching crashes my linux [closed]

Whenever i have multiple windows open for example two firefox windows or two files open in LibreOffice Writer and i try to open the window spread by double clicking the icon in the launcher my linux ...
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So many user apps, but only a few on launcher, why not a launcher page or a command to install on launcher? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, have v. 14.04. I look on installed apps page and see user apps installed but find no way to access them, and no way to place an app link in the launcher, why is this? People would ...
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Inactive dash button

If I click on the Dash button nothing happens. Actually the minimize, maximize and close button seems to be inactive, grayed. I have Utopic Unicorn.
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Ubuntu 14.10 no desktop after kernel update to 3.18.1

Using 14.10 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. Everything was working fine after installing ubuntu 14.10. Then 1 or 2 weeks ago after a normal update, some applications started crashing ...
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Getting rid of Unity Boxes around items, is it possible?

I had two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations on two separate computers, namely Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440. I installed similar GTK and icon themes on both of them, as a result on XPS ...
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How can I get a program I run in Wine to lock to my launcher?

I installed Evernote with Wine on Ubuntu 14.04, and it works great. I'd love to have the icon stay on the Launcher for speedy access, but when I right-click and select that option, all I get is the ...
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Two Matlab icons in Dash [duplicate]

I installed Matlab R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit without any problems; however the default entry in the dash could not be pinned to the launcher, so I sought an alternative solution and wrote my ...
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Unlocking applications from launcher from the command line

In order to automatically configure fresh installations, I need a way to unlock the default applications from the launcher bar. Don't know where this information is stored, may be editing/substituting ...
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No dash, no launcher in Ubuntu 14.10

I am presented with the same issue that the one described here: no dash and no launcher upon login. I am creating a new question though because the solution doesn't resolve the problem. Note that I ...
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Where to create Desktop entry for Eclipse?

I recently installed eclipse and also created desktop entry file in /usr/share/applications location as shown in this video Install Eclipse Luna for Java EE in Ubuntu 14.04 but it didn't work. ...
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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Desktop Launcher doesn't work

I want to make a new launcher, so I set up root, icon, name. One launcher works fine, but the other one doesn't work. The only difference with itis the program. So I checked the two launchers ...
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How to install Teamspeak 3 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I was follwing this video but at some point the guy just right-clicked his desktop and had a "Create a starter" option, I don't have that option so I thought about making a launcher using: sudo nano ...
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Adding a dash to Tint2 taskbar

I'm customising my Ubuntu 14.04 install and one of the changes I'd like to make is adding a Windows-like taskbar, and for that I've chosen Tint2. I'd like to completely replace the Unity launcher ...
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Start MATLAB R2014b by clicking icon in Kubuntu 14.10

After installation of Matlab 2014b on Kubuntu, I've created symbolic link to matlab.sh. And now when I start it in Konsole by matlab or ./matlab it works fine. But if I launch it by clicking on file ...
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Closing minimized window

How can you close a minimized window directly from the launcher if you have more windows opened on that application without maximize it on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Ubuntu 14.10 64bit X windows has no icons

Hi I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 for a while now. It boots into X windows (Ubuntu desktop by default). Suddenly now the purple background is still the same, the mouse moves but there are NO icons, ...
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Not allowed to close a window after clicking the icon on the laucher

After clicking the icon of the application on the launcher I am not allowed to close when hovering over one of the windows and it is not focusing on the one my mouse is over,and I saw that it is ...
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How to close one of two minimised ovelapping laucher icons?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem I have to close a window that is minimized without maximize it and it's icon is overlapping with another one on the launcher so I can't close one without ...
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Creating shortcut to PyCharm problem

I followed this question How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? and it helped me a lot. I still have one little problem, when I launch the program, it does open but the icon slides to somewhere ...
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Doesn't open software updater on ubuntu 14.10

It's showing in the launcher the software updater. That means it has new updates. But i press it and can't open it! The only thing i can do is right click and install updates, or close it and go ...
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Applications not visible in launcher

I have installed ubuntu 14.10. the problem is the applications wont show in ubuntu dash(clicking on launcher icon and search for application) i have installed google chrome and virtual box ( ...
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Lock the Nemo icon to the Unity Launcher (Ubuntu 14.04) and customize it

Is it possible to create the same kind of shortcuts like the Nautilus launcher has, for the Nemo file browser? How can I edit Unity Launcher shortcuts in an easy manner, can I use a text editor or ...
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Tomboy doesn't open notes from the tray - sends to the launcher

When I click on any Tomboy notes listed in Unity tray it sends me to the launcher where the Tomboy icon starts shaking and the note opens only after I click on the icon in the launcher. I need to open ...
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Dell xps15 touch pad makes launcher stuck

Randomly using the touch pad my launcher is on auto hide, but it glitches out and permanently shows the launcher until I restart. When it happens, the search of unity flickers in a glitch way. The ...
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launcher hangs ubuntu 14.10 in high resolution display

Issue occurs when I click on launcher, display hangs and unable to recover session. Top bar graphics goes awol. This only happens when I using the highest resolution display (1920x1080), all of the ...
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I suddenly don't see launcher and I can't even start terminal [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a year now, and everything worked just fine. Suddenly, after turning my lap top on, I didn't see the launcher, and I can't find the way to start the terminal. Thanks ...
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How to change launcher icons according to Numix theme?

I recently installed Numix theme for my ubuntu 14.04, after installing and upgrading I rebooted my system and the theme worked fine but after some time whenever I start my ubuntu machine the colors of ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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Is there a desktop environment in which I can have the launcher/panel on my secondary monitor?

I have two monitors, one of which is 1920x1080 and the other is 1280x1024. I have the smaller monitor on the left. In Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, I can put the launcher on the left-hand monitor; however, ...
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Mounted devices not showing up on launcher in ubuntu 14.04. How to enable it?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavillion Desktop. Till a few minutes back, the devices, pendrives, external hard disks would show up on mounting them and plugging them in respectively. Suddenly, I ...
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How do I make Firefox Developer Edition my default browser?

I want to make fde my browser by default, I installed it following this guy's video and clicked the "Use firefox developer edition as my default browser" but when I closed and tried to open it again ...
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Can I set the Launcher to close on mouseout

Currently, I have to hit the super key again to close it. Is there a setting to close it once focus is no longer on it?
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How to get Lubuntu to use generic application names

As you know, many application have a generic name. For example, the generic name of Audacious is: Music Player. How do you get Lubuntu to use this name instead of the regular name. I realize ...
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I can't open Unity tweak tool [closed]

I can't seem to open the [Unity][1] tweak tool, either from the launcher or dash or terminal. In the terminal, I got these errors: t***@t***-desktop:~$ unity-tweak-tool Traceback (most recent ...
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No icon overlays unity

ince installing (and uninstalling) gnome shell from the ubuntu repo, Unity has been missing the square glass-like overlays that go on top of each icon in the launcher. The icons are all still there ...
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How do I restore missing launchbar and menubar in Unity?

I had this Ubuntu infinite login loop problem, and after searching the forum, I did these steps. Ctrl + Alt + F6 ls -lah I found -rw------- 1 root root 20 Dec .Xauthority So I did chown ...
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How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner

I have installed ubuntu on a laptop for my mum. Before she had windows and could scan things. Now I did install the scanner software for a Brother DCP-195C. However to Scan I have to start the ...
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Join custom Terminal shortcut with Unity launcher icon

I've created a shortcut on the desktop which launches the terminal with a custom working directory. Here's the content: [Desktop Entry] Name=CM Terminal Icon=utilities-terminal Type=Application ...
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Can see part of desktop wallpaper when maximized

Whenever I maximize an application I can see a line of the wallpaper showing next to the launcher. I set the wallpaper to a pink gradient just so it would be easier to see in a screenshot but it is ...
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.desktop shortcut fails to launch program

I have .desktop file on my desktop that serves as a launcher for my application. Recently, i changed the command line for that launch and now clicking on the shortcut gives no visible effect. Here ...