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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Netbeans desktop shortcut file not working in Unity launcher, Exec command works in term

I've been having trouble with the Netbeans desktop file generated by the netbeans install script. The file in question, as found in the /usr/share/applications folder, is very simple: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Unable to hide unity launcher automatically on startup Ubuntu 14.04 machine and set reveal sensitivity to low of launcher form shell script

As per my project requirement, I need to hide unity launcher(if present) automatically on startup Ubuntu 14.04 machine. If I run the script dconf write ...
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How to change the Firefox icon?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am currently using Firefox which is present on the Unity panel (or launcher). The problem is that the icon is a question mark. I want to change it to the standard Firefox ...
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Run application as root by default

I have just installed WebStorm on my Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The project I am working on uses git. If I run WebStorm from Launcher I cannot do a lot of things that need root permissions (of course). I ...
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Unity Launcher Crashes Computer When I have 2 instances of same program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop straight from Dell. They installed Ubuntu. I have a problem whenever I have multiple windows of the same application open. Say I have 2 terminal windows or ...
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Virtualbox 5.0.2-102096 Unity Launcher not hidden in full screen

I just updated to VirtualBox 5.0.2-102096~Ubuntu~trusty and now when putting the guest OS in fullscreen the Unity launcher stays over the top of the screen. This is a returning issue, but in a new ...
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Nautilus launcher icon no longer contains Places and Bookmarks on right-click (14.04.02)

I had nautilus crash (apport caught it, so I guess I can still locate the logs if it might help) the other day, and afterwards the icon on the side launcher opened a new 'identical' nautilus icon ...
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how to open file with spaces in name via wine app?

I have .desktop file for wine-like app that opens MS Word: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Version=1.0 Icon=x-vmware-564d5302e9430a5d-1416be4d2596d246-Microsoft-Word-2010 Terminal=false ...
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how put vmplayer desktop shortcuts to launcher?

my OS: Ubuntu 14.04 I have following desktop shortcut that starts WORD.EXE from windows VM: alx@sup ~$ cat ~/Desktop/Word.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Version=1.0 ...
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Drag-and-drop file onto executable in Quick Launcher

I wish to drag files from Nautilus onto a certain executable (.desktop file) in my Unity quick launcher (so that the executable file will run with the path of the dragged file as its first argument). ...
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Taskbar and launcher not appearing

The taskbar and unity launcher is not appearing when I sign in, however I do not have this problem on any other account. If anyone could help me solve this issue I would be grateful. I am running ...
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How can I use two firefox profiles?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and want to use one installation of Firefox with two different profiles for the same logged in Ubuntu user. How can I set this up, so that I may easily launch both profiles from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Dash No Menu on an User Account

So my ubuntu doesn't have dash and menu bar after I logged in. But when I create and logged in as another user or logged in as a guest, the dash and menu work normally. What do you think went wrong ...
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How to apply a fix to a bug?

I have reported a bug a few months ago. And now seems that bug has been fixed as its status shows "fix committed". And also sounds that it is going to be released in the next version of Ubuntu, i.e. ...
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Open terminal keyboard shortcut not working, launcher and top menu disappeared.

Ubuntu Version 14.10: My Unity bar and top menu bar have disappeared. I cannot open terminal like they said to open the terminal using the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+T, but it didn't work. I install ...
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Launcher & Menu bar is disappeared from my ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Launcher & Menu bar is disappeared from my Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried all general solutions given on site...please help...
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How can I remove the shadow at the top of the unity launcher?

I'm using a theme (based on Ambiance Grey) where the slight shadowing that is present at the very top of the Unity launcher is visually disturbing (see image below), and would like to remove it. ...
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How to remove unity launcher border color? [closed]

Does anyone know how to remove the cyan border? It's a part of my wallpaper, but I don't want to change it.
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How to Get Rid of the Shadow Above the Launcher Icon

I'm wanting to know how to get rid of the black/gray shadow above the launcher icon and below the panel that stretches across the top of the screen. It's on the the top 6-7 pixels (vertically across ...
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Unity hangs at login after upgrade to 15.04

This appears to be an issue for many. None of the suggested soloutions have worked for me: cant-login-to-ubuntu-14-04-after-upgrade The permissions and state of .Xauthority & .ICEauthority are ...
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No Launcher at all, just blank desktop (with bg image) [duplicate]

So, okay, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 and this just came out yesterday when the launcher disappeared. I cant right click on screen 'cause nothing happens, I can open TTY with ctrl+alt F1, F2 and so ...
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The flickering in unity launcher search box

Whenever I try to write something in the search box on the Unity launcher, the screen flickers and the search process slows down a bit. Do I need to install additional softwares for my old graphics ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity launcher: devices reappear after every unmount

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity and dual-boot with Windows, so I have several partitions that are usually not mounted in Ubuntu. In my launcher, I don't want any built-in devices and drives (other ...
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Help with “Exec=…” line for .desktop launcher - command works only in terminal [closed]

I want to add another context menu option to my Thunderbird launcher in Unity. However, it does not work. The additional action appears in the launcher's context menu, and when I click it the cursor ...
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Launcher creation errors

I had created a launcher for my application an the launcher file is :- #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Name[en_IN]=stt ...
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Sweet Home 3D 4.6, unable to make a launcher

First and for most Thank you KasiyA. Sweet Home 3D 4.6 Ubuntu 15. I have done everthing that KasiyA said to do in this post, but I changed it to 4.6 instead of 4.4, and it lunches in the Terminal, ...
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Adding multiple launch options for a desktop shortcut

How can I add more than one launch options for a desktop shortcut item? The following just is an example: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=New Tab - Google Chrome ...
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Fix needed - Firefox nolonger starts from launcher icon. Does start from terminal

I've rebooted. I've updated all software. I've uninstalled and reinstalled firefox. The only weird things I've done have been to attempt to perform backups (which failed a couple of times before I ...
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Adapt the look of Unity launcher/dash to theme

When I open the launcher, the theme changes. Everyone must have noticed this, but I can't find anyone pointing it out - and it really bothers me. Here's a a cropped screenshot of my desktop: ...
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Minecraft launcher keeps crashing on Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I heard about how powerful and great it is and decided to dual boot it with windows. I play Minecraft, so I got java and updated it from the terminal because Java is required for ...
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Why does my custom launcher open under a separate icon?

I've created a custom launcher file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=P4V Comment=Perforce Visual Client Icon=/usr/lib/p4v/P4VResources/icons/P4-V_128x128.png Exec=/usr/bin/p4v Terminal=false ...
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Cannot launch eclipse from Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I recently downloaded the Eclipse package and placed it in a folder in my Home directory, without blending the installation with anything else in the system. Eclipse opens normally, if I use the ...
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Where are panel launchers stored in Ubuntu 14.04?

In earlier versions of Ubuntu, user-created launchers for the top panel were stored in the directory ~/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers. This is no longer the case in the current versions. The ...
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How do I set custom application icons in KDE?

I have several Virtual machines (VMs) that run through VirtualBox that I have created desktop configuration files for and set custom icons (usually in .svg format, although to see whether this issue ...
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How to create a custom application launcher that copies a text to my clipboard?

I want to make a Custom Application Launcher and then add it to my Panel so that every time I click on it, it copy's a pre-loaded line of text, but I don't know how to write the commands for it. For ...
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after updating to ubuntu 15.04, the mouse pointer disappears over the gnome sidebar and top menus

After i made this update, the mouse cursor disappears when its over the launcher menu and the top right menu in gnome. I already tried several things given in other questions/answers but nothing seems ...
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Docky keeps getting disabled and unity sidebar launcher doesn't hide ,Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Docky and updated unity and done all the settings to autohide and reduce the sensitivity of the sidebar launcher to low and yet after being idle for sometime , I have to logout and ...
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Adding TeamSpeak3 to Unity launcher

I've extracted TS3 in to /opt Folder, marked the ts3client_runscript.sh as executable, added a file named teamspeak3-client.desktop to /usr/share/applications with the content: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Cannot login to my ubuntu after some unity hacking

I installed unity 7 using bzr lp:unity trunk and I wanted to try a small hack to get started what I did is that I just modified the sentence that appears in the search box when you open the ...
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Unity dock: Tor Browser opens as Firefox icon

I have installed TorBrowser through TorBrowser-Launcher and pinned it to my Unity launcher. Now whenever I start it, it show up in the launcher as Firefox. I know that TorBrowser is a modified ...
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Starter is not very sensitive

Unfortunately the starter used in unity, when hidden, is not sensitive enough. Even if I use the highest sensitivity setting it won't show up unless I hit the border of the screen really hard with my ...
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Application launches, but doesn't appear in the dock

Title might give a little bit wrong impression of a problem, but I couldn't formulate it any better. I have installed Matlab R2015a software and matlab-support package which created symbolic link and ...
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gnome-desktop-item-edit question

I installed gnome-desktop-item-edit via: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel App seems to work however when I try to launch a script via the desktop it seems to just crash ...
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Missing dependencies - Can't insall Mutate launcher

I'm trying to install the mutate launcher on Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm having problems with all the methods suggested in the readme. If I use the ppa method I receive: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Add or remove locked Unity launcher items from terminal? [duplicate]

I've been building a very thorough script to handle the process of fresh-installing Ubuntu and setting it up just the way I like (as well as adapting it for use at where I work). It's a bash script I ...
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When creating a launcher item in 15.04, what is the significance of quotes in the file path?

I'm trying to make an icon for Sublime Text 2. When I use the settings below I get "There was an error launching the application" [Desktop Entry] Name=Sublime Text Type=Application ...
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Can't remove steam

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install steam from the .deb from the steam website (steam_latest.deb) and this didn't work; I installed later with apt-get install steam (along with the 32 ...
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Launch error on Eclipse using Ubuntu 14.04

Hi could you help me to resolve this error? I'm currently new to ubuntu and I'm trying to run eclipse on my ubuntu. Failed to execute child process "/home/desktop/Documents/eclipse/eclipse" ...
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Run Android Studio after installation (and other programs)

I'm a brand new Linux Ubuntu user and I'm already struggling installing a program, lol :( So, I downloaded Android Studio from the official website, started the installer with the terminal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 missing launcher (icons, time, wifi icon…) [duplicate]

Ubuntu missing launcher (icons on left side, time, wifi icon, close/minimize/maximize buttons ...) Here is a screenshot: There is no problem when I log in as a guest user.