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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Ubuntu launcher disappeared - can only see maps on desktop

My ubuntu launcher disappeared. I can only see one map 'code' on my desktop. I can open this map but can't close/minimize or expand the browser window. How do I get my launcher back? Tried a lot ...
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clicking one launcher adds instance on another launcher. how to seperate?

I have chrome and empty-chrome empty-chrome simply starts chrome from webdriver. I would like to have 2 different icons in the launcher. so I defined a new entry under /usr/share/applications/empty-...
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Menu Bar and Launcher missing after installing updates (16.04 LTS)

I have Ubuntu running in a VirtualBox VM on both a Windows 7 host and also a Macbook Pro. Four times now (on two different hosts) after having successfully installed (auto-)updates, and restarted the ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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problem with eclipse in ubuntu 16.04

I Am a student , I installed ns3 simulator on ubuntu 16.04 successfully. and i install also Eclipse from a terminal by this command: sudo apt install eclipse-cdt and when i run eclipse by this ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 launcher is missing after installing new updates

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 and every things was good. After installing new updates, lanucher, meues and top panel disappear when I login. I tried this commands: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ ...
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Top Menu Bar and Launcher Disappeared after updating yesterday (16.04 LTS)

After installing regular system updates yesterday and rebooting, suddenly Launcher and menu bar are missing, Tried looking for answers under similarly titled threads but nothing I've tried seems to ...
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Cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to setup quick input method but I cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04. I can see the iBus option in the Language Support. How can I launch the iBus Preference window ...
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16.04 Workspaces, Launcher placement stopped working

Everything was working correctly until I updated my Ubuntu 16.04 to the latest kernel, etc. running a dist-upgrade. After the update, my workspaces stopped working even though I tried to check, ...
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On initial login, running applications do not show in the unity launcher or ALT+TAB

This problem is fixed if I log out and log back in again, but comes back if I reboot the computer. I have recorded a video showing the problem: http://173.72.189.135/bug.mkv Thanks in advance for ...
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Unable to resize launcher icon in ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in Virtual Box. I am facing the launcher icon resize issue since yesterday. Hence I deleted the VM and installed a new instance. Facing the issue still. If I run unity it'...
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Updating PHP Storm leads to a “?” icon

I installed PHPStorm 2016.1 onto my system via cd /opt && tar -xzvvf file.tar.gz Then I ran the bin/phpstorm.sh from the command prompt and locked the resulting icon in the launcher. Then ...
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How can I combine application launchers into one launcher icon?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My launcher is full of icons and I want to categorize it by creating separate folders for each category. Is it possible? If yes then please explain me how to do it.
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Change Unity Launcher Style

I want to change my launcher to look like the one Kali Linux uses, as shown in the image: Is that possible ?
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HELP dash search screen fonts white and background transparent

I cannot see the text in launcher when windows are open behind, it is white and dash is not staying on top of everything. The text under each icon is white but this is a problem when window underneath ...
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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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After restoring minimized window it stays inactive (16.04 LTS)

Weird problem - probably something to do with Compiz and its plugins. Happens when I minimize a window, and restore it to its previous state by either clicking on the icon in the launcher. The ...
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Launcher icon duplicated when I launch Android Studio, why?

I have Ubuntu 16.04LTS with the default Unity desktop. Down the left hand side is the launcher bar/taskbar, with icons for all the apps I use. Above the ordinary housekeeping apps I have Eclipse and ...
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Launch app with Unity Launcher vs Terminal?

I have ubuntu 14.04 and ros indigo in my system. When I use any application (e.g. eclipse + PyDev or spyder) to run python code for ros (very simple code such as import roslib). If I launch the app ...
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Unity 16.04 accented letters don't show in dash, hud, and are replaced in window title bars

running 16.04 since its official release. Up to date. Since few days I have a problem with accented letters : in dash if I type « démarrage » on keayboard I only get «dmarrage» in the dash, same ...
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Why does Astrill VPN client have no panel icon and no memory between each runtime?

I just got a new computer and installed version 3.2 of Astrill's VPN client for debian based linux OSes. It runs fine and created an icon on the desktop, but: a) there is no panel icon when it ...
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How to change the size of the Launcher [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Launcher bar is so large that it's currently taking about 7.5% of my total screen. How can I change the size of the Launcher bar to make it whatever size that I want?
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Programs launch to wrong display

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and have the desktop spread across two displays: Sometimes when I start a program from the launcher on the BenQ display, the window will open on the laptop display. This isn'...
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how to drag a folders or files on an application?

I'd like to enable my users to drop folders (from nautilus) onto our custom applications (chromium based). To my surprise I realize that users have little to no possibility to figure out the path to ...
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Issue with “Unable to access address of buffer” MInecraft 1.10.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

I have scoured the web for an answer to this problem. And I keep coming up with this vague as all else answer: For reference for anyone else having this issue, go to edit profile. In the ...
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wrong icon in launcher

The desktop file specifies Icon=/path/name.xpm But the actual icon is This is the icon before I specified Icon in desktop file. For some reason the icon never get refreshed, even across reboots. ...
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Dash cant find music, videos and pictures

I use the ubuntu dash(launcher, starter?....) often to open documents and of course programs. I would like to open videos etc. with it too, but everytime I open the picture, video or music tab, it ...
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Activating Matlab from Command line and from Launcher [duplicate]

When I type Matlab (without sudo) on the command line for the shell, matlab properly opens. Then, on the left pane in Ubuntu 16.04, I tell Ubuntu to lock Matlab to launcher. However, when I try to ...
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Programs requiring SUDO authentication not launching from Unity search launcher and Synapse [Ubuntu, 16.04]

So, basically what's in the tittle. I can execute any installed program with both Synapse and Unity, but if it requires SUDO authentication (like Synaptic, Y-PPA manager) it doesn't launch. It's ...
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Ubuntu Unity Start Icon Location

I have been working on an Ubuntu "Virtual Machine", kind of a virtual desktop. But I need the start icon's location, the button that sits at the top left corner. Here is an link to the site, note: you ...
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Just clicked “Restore Defaults” in Unity Tweak Tool and lost my launcher and panel

Please throw me a bone here...I did something like this last night and ended up having to reinstall 16.04 because I completely hosed Unity/Compiz. I was messing with some hotkeys in the Window Spread ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - no Unity, no Launcher, no Dash

After my latest sudo apt-get upgrade the launcher and the start bar on the left-hand side did no longer appear. Also, the Terminal did not load up when pressing CTRL + ALT + t. Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, ...
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Ubuntu snappy core launcher failed: error loading shared libraries librt.so.1 file: no such file or directory

I'm running Ubuntu Snappy Core on a Dell IoT Edge gateway. I have installed the following Debian packages: libnm-glib pptp-linux pppor usb-modeswitc libcurl3 I restarted the system. Now the ...
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Icon in Unity launcher (14.04)

Problem: Icon for Visual Studio Code is wrong. It uses the icon from the text editor Things I have tried so far: I tried setting the Icon with alacarte to /usr/share/code/resources/app/resources/...
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Jetbrains Datagrip icon cannot lock to the launcher

I downloaded Jetbrains' Datagrip application on Ubuntu 16.04 and started it by running it's datagrip.sh file on the terminal. When I try to select Lock to launcher by right clicking it's icon on the ...
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Adding a launcher item for a terminal program that has no UI

Please see the edit at the bottom! I have followed here for adding an item to the launcher. Here are the contents of my new .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=OpenRefine Comment=2.6-rc....
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Change Image For Launcher Shortcut

I created a desktop shortcut that opens Firefox to a particular URL following these instructions. In the instructions they show you how to customize it with a particular image. I was able to do this, ...
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Newly installed program does not launch from dash

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, and installed a .deb file I downloaded (so install happens through Software Center). (Almost) All went well, and the program icon appeared in the Dash. When clicking it, nothing ...
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Jar files in the Ubuntu Hud

So I have a few jar files that I frequently use (Minecraft and other launchers, to name a few) and they show up under the "File and Folders" section. If I open other files that have a similar file ...
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Why this behavior with Nautilus Launcher in 14.04?

Silly and inconsequential, but ... I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. When I right click on the file drawer icon for Nautilus on the launcher, I don't get a consistent response. Sometimes, I'll see ...
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Black Window Borders and Black terminal in ubuntu 16.04

help me, I have installed Kali Linux tools and classic menu indicator in Ubuntu 16.04 and after restart all of my menus are lost, terminal is completely black and windows borders are also black, How ...
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How can I give a script its own icon in the Unity launcher?

With Ubuntu 16.04, if you create a launcher (desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications) with a custom icon for a terminal application (so with Terminal=true) then when you start it, it will spawn a ...
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is there a way to move launcher to the right side of screen in 14.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way to move the launcher to the right side of the screen in 14.04? everything that pops up in searches is only for moving to the bottom.
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lost the left side launcher and the clock in the upper right corner when I turned on the machine

I am using version 16.04. I have had no problems until this morning when I turned on the computer. The left hand launcher and the clock/menu in the upper right corner are missing. I have my splash ...
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Launcher opens NTFS locations under devices instead of Nautilus

On Ubuntu 16.04, is there a way for Launcher to open folders from NTFS partitions (which are auto-mounted) under the icon/instance of Nautilus instead of what it started doing in 16.04, i.e. instead ...
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16.04 Unity Launcher on top of Fullscreen windows when workspaces enabled

I've noticed a problem: When I enable workspaces in Ubuntu, the auto-hide mechanism seems to bug when I open a fullscreen window. For example, when I watch a youtube video, the launcher blinks out an ...
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Chrome launcher icon right click menu doesn't show option for opening new window

I installed google-chrome-stable by following instructions from here. When I right click on the Chrome launcher icon, It doesn't show options like 'Open a new window' or 'Open icognito window. It just ...
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How to remove Eclipse 3.8 from Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed Eclipse Mars 1 which I would like to use, it could be run and located in /home/user/Application/eclipse When I lock it to the launcher, close eclipse and launch it again, it runs a ...
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Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a full screen video [closed]

When I switch to Desktop using Alt + tab while watching a full-screen video (Any player / Youtube) My Launcher and the top panel vanishes. Even Right-click won't work. Example : My Desktop Before : ...
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Why does launching my own script from a launcher only work once?

I created a shell script, let's say it's echo hi sleep 5 echo bye exit Then I created a .desktop -file to launch the shell script. Double-clicking it works perfectly fine: [Desktop Entry] Version=...