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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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? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 Untiy 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 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 Firefox version, but I would ...
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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.
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Changes to launcher are instantly changing back (Ubuntu 14.04)

I edited ~/.profile by adding the line umask 775 and also changed a color code in usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css After reboot, the launcher and wallpaper lost all changes I made to ...
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How to find path of program launched from dock (not visible in software manager)

I'm using the VPN client "Cisco Anyconnect" and it was installed via a .sh script provided by my university, thus not visible in the Software Manager. Most of the time I launch it from the search ...
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Disable Four-Finger tap to show the Launcher

How can I disable the four-finger touch feature that shows the launcher? I can disable the three-finger touch features with the commands synclient ClickFinger3=15 and synclient TapButton3=15, but not ...
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Launcher bug won't show icon

I seem to have created a bug on the launcher. I dragged my Eve Online game icon into the launcher (which is only executable by using Wine), and it didn't put it onto the actual bar. However, what it ...
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Viewing and Opening recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher

Is their a way to see and open recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher? If you select files in third mouse key we will see a menu like this where it shows the default and book marked ...
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Menu on sidebar disappears when cursor is on it

Whenever I right-click an icon on the launcher(side-bar) and try to click an option in the menu, the menu disappears. This is very annoying because I cannot empty trash. Is there any way to fix this?
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How do I stop the super key from invoking the Unity Launcher?

And yes, I know the Unity launcher is the app-launcher panel on the left of the screen. How do I make it so that when I hold the Super key down the Unity Launcher (Which I have set to hide itself) ...
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How can I make an icon for my new launcher?

I just created a new launcher, for teamspeak. This is the contents: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Name=unmount-mount Icon=/usr/bin/TeamSpeak/TeamSpeak.i‌​co ...
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How to disable showing devices in the launcher [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable newly plugged in devices from popping up on the launch bar, as when I plug in my phone it appears on the launch bar, and every time I select unlock from launcher as I'm kind ...
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Don't run terminal when I click a new launcher

I am trying to launch teamspeak from an icon in the launcher. I followed this guide How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut . The launcher works fine. My gripe is that it still opens a ...
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How to remove the TWM desktop environment?

I found the user interface of the TWM desktop environment boring and hard to use. How can I remove it?
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Duplicate icons of an application, running in Wine

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and Docky as my launcher. To run OriginPro under Wine from launcher I created a .desktop file and pinned it to my Docky However, when it starts, it opens a separate icon ...
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Auto hide Unity Launcher for customized liveCD

I need to change the behavior of the Unity Launcher of my liveCD of Ubuntu 14.04. I need it to auto-hide but I can't find the 'config' file to modify in order to set the auto-hide 'ON'. Thanks for ...
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New apps not showing in file manager when adding to application launch bar

This is about Lubuntu 15.04 vivid which is a system upgrade from 14.10 I have a problem adding news apps to the application launch bar because the new apps don't show. I installed apps like VLC ...
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Removable Media Trigger Event

I created a shell script that copies files off of an SD card. I then created a Unity Launcher (.desktop file) for that script. Finally under System Settings -> Details -> Removable Media -> Photos ...
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Ubuntu Steam Client Not Reponding

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I installed the ubuntu steam client from the steam store. After a recent system update, the steam-launcher stopped working, i.e. It hangs after opening the steam ...