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 get chrome to stop opening up in incognito? even after purging and reinstalling fresh

I tried opening new tab(non-incognito) and then locking that to the lancher. Then unlocking the first icon, But then the second icon just opens incognito tab by default. Even though I have not made ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Menu bar and Launcher Missing [duplicate]

As you may have gathered from the title of this question, my menu bar and launcher are missing from my account. It started when I tried to download unity (the mobile platform development tool) ...
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Screen freezes when I wipe the screen with the back of my hand after upgrading to 14.04. How can I disable this?

I need to know how to manage the multi-touch gestures to prevent this action from interfering with my software on the user end. I am running a custom session so it just freezes, and on the desktop ...
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Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm

I can start, PyCharm from a shell script in a subdirectory of /opt. I get a gray question-mark icon (see attachment) rather than the orange/green PyCharm icon (see attachment). Note that the correct ...
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How do you remove the transparent bar next to Unity Launcher?

I'd like to remove it, my background is very colorful, so it is a minor distraction. How do you guys think I could remove this tiny line?
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Ubuntu 12.04-Wine-Hearthstone/battle.net installing CRASH/FREEZING?

OK guys so I'm new to Ubuntu I couldn't run 14.04 but i finally got 12.04 up and running 100% so I was learning how to install hearthstone on Ubuntu and everything was going perfect from the guide I ...
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Show launcher via edge binding

I use 2 monitors (the right one of which is smaller than the left one in pixels and physical metrics) and often want to open something on the right monitor on the launcher which is on autohide. ...
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Use the same icon when starting from commandline vs starting from terminal

I have an eclipse installation that was not installed through the repositories. To be able to launch it conveniently, I symlinked the path to eclipse to /usr/bin, (so that it can be started by ...
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Problem with google chrome icon in launcher (left bar)

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a problem with launcher (the left bar with bunch of icons). There is a Google Chrome icon on the launcher. However, when I click it, other google-chrome icon ...
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How can I resize everything in xubuntu?

Now I've installed xubuntu-desktop on ubuntu, I can't find a way to resize the top bar. What should I do to resize every single icon and the text in the bar on the top?
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Is there an alternative application launcher for Openbox on Ubuntu 14.04?

For Ubuntu 14.04, I have installed OpenBox. I like it, but want to know if there is an alternative application launcher. I like ADeskBar, but I can't get it to install because of "unmet dependencies" ...
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Why's the Launcher & Panel protrude over Fullscreen Video on Monitor 1 when clicking an application on Monitor 2

In Ubuntu with a 2 monitor setup, when viewing a video in VLC player or the default video player in Full screen on monitor 1, while also, perhaps, browsing the web in Chrome on monitor 2, clicking on ...
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How to get a different Unity Launcher with different icons on each workspace?

I read through the various answers to having separate desktop folders in each Workspace using Screenlets, devilspie, or CCSM ... but that's not the answer to my question. I installed 14.04 LTS a few ...
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Showing editor when clicking on file

How do I get an editor to show when double clicking on the corresponding file? For example if I click a double click on a javascript file, the atom editor icon slides out slightly in the launcher, ...
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xdg-desktop-menu install not working

I've been struggling to make a launcher and pin it in the desktop menu. The launcher itself works - if I place it in /usr/share/applications or in ~/.local/share/applications, it shows in the dash ...
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Wrong display name and icon in launcher

I am trying to correct the icon and the display name of Arduino IDE in my launcher. I used to lock on the sketch of Arduino IDE 1.6.3 in 7 April into the launcher. It didn't work as I expected so I ...
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Why does dragging and dropping on the Unity launcher sometimes moves the icon and sometimes slides all icons?

I am trying to rearrange the icons on my Unity launcher. Sometimes I can just drag and drop an icon without difficulty. But other times when I attempt to drag an icon all icons on the launcher slide ...
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Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status in launcher

Are there any working Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status? Unityfox was the one I have been using for a long time but it is not compatible with latest versions of Firefox. ...
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new chrome shortcut gets created after launching new Incognito Window

When I right click on chrome icon on launcher and open New Incognito Window, new icons gets created (as shown in image). (dont get confuse of icons, I have changed icon theme) Cant lock this icon ...
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Unity Launcher icon size slider jumps back to default

Until I updated from 14.04 to 14.10 I could set the unity "Launcher icon size" on the Look tab under Appearance under System Settings (red cogwheel/spanner icon on the sidebar by default). I have the ...
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Transparency Failure in Unity (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Am a fairly new ubuntu user so please pardon my lack of knowledge. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Hp Envy 14 notebook and i have been using it successfully without problems until today. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Launcher won't open

I've read through literally 1-2 hours of similar questions, and this time, no answers have helped :( Everytime I log in, I just get my wallpaper, a cursor, and a right click menu. I've reset compiz ...
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Chrome broken unity launcher [duplicate]

I'm having problems with the Chrome launcher icon for Ubuntu 14.04. When I open Chrome for the first time, both via the icon launcher (call it icon1) that through any other way, it creates a new icon ...
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Customize Layout of Panel and Launcher in Unity

Just wondering if there is a way to adjust the launcher to take 100% of the screens height and have the panel (menu-bar) at the top fill the width beside it. Currently it looks like this: But I'd ...
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Need System Settings Icon back on Launcher

So plain and simple. I've never uses Ubuntu in my life. I was playing around with the launcher shortcuts on the left side of my window, and I decided to "unlock system settings" from the launcher. How ...
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Custom icons not loading in the launcher with icons on Launcher

I have a problem with icons on the Launcher. The problem is strange since I have 2 laptops, both with Ubuntu 14.04.2; one is working without any problem, on the second one (same problem with ...
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Unity launcher question - Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I want to make the launcher flat. Does anyone know how to disable the "shadow' at the top? First question I've ever posted on askubunut, sorry if it's inappropriate or if I'm doing this wrong.
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How are panel applets launched?

I have a misbehaving panel applet, which should launch an ssh session. I also have an applet which should launch Chrome. Yet, other panel applets work. the path to the launcher applets is ...
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is it a launcher issue?

when I open nautilus, this open a new launch with strange icon. so if this is a config, tell me how can I fix that, (ubuntu 14.10 working great, but when I uninstalled xubuntu desktop it become like ...
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Difference between desktop-install and copying desktop file to applications directory

When we want to add a shortcut to menu. We can do that by creating filename.desktop and copy that file to /usr/share/applications. And there is another way to, that is doing desktop-file-install ...
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Ubunut 14.10 desktop issue launcher and theme issue

I have typed startx command as a root after that I was unable to log on to my user account and for fixing this I have used command sudo chown user:user $HOME in terminal using ctrl+Alt+F1. ...
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Minecraft Exit Code 143?

Whenever I open minecraft from the launcher, minecraft opens for a brief second before closing and being replaced by the launcher. I read the launcher logs, and it says "Game ended in bad state (exit ...
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How to change unity side laucher position from left to right ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Is there any method available using which we can change the position of side bar laucher from left to right. I have installed the unity tweak tool but it only allows to auto hide the launcher. There ...
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Google chrome opens specific website when ran from launcher

I'm having a problem with my Google Chrome. When I open it from launcher (I mean bar on the left side) it starts with youtube website, and it starts to play some video. (This happens since my friend ...
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Adding Gnome Commander to Launcher

I've installed GNOME Commander to Ubuntu 14.04.01 However, it's not showing up when I search for it in the Launcher. I'd like to know how to: Add Gnome Commander to the Launcher How to launch ...
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panel applet launches xterm in mate

I have ubuntu with mate, and an ssh panel applet set to launch application in terminal. My default terminal application is mate-terminal. when I click the panel applet, an xterm opens! I would like ...
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No Unity Interface after logon

I logged onto my computer this morning after having left it off over the weekend and the Unity interface didn't load. I get my desktop and the files I have on it, but no launcher, no menu bar. I tried ...
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How do you “get rid” of a SIGTERM killall command targeted on an application?

I have minecraft on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. I personally don't know much about Ubuntu and all, so I'm just going to explain it this way: Someone set a SIGTERM killall minecraft command, so whenever ...
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Launcher hard to access with auto hide?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on my Acer netbook. When I use AutoHide it is hard to get the Launcher to pop up, even with the sensitivity turned all the way up! It seems the "sensitivity" ...
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Activities tab while starting Ubuntu

Sorry, I am newbie in ubuntu, But a lover of linux systems. I don't know what has happened with my ubuntu, it was working very much fine a week before. Problem is when I open my ubuntu, activities ...
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Unable to launch Ubuntu sotware center

I also tried using terminal but geting the error mentioned bellow root@piyush1992-Vostro-2520:/home/piyush-1992# software-center Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", ...
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How can I remove third Unity Launcher on a 3+ Screen setup?

In this question, we learn how to select ONE display to show the Unity launcher on in a 2-screen setup. My question is: How can we use the Unity launcher in MULTIPLE displays, but not all of them? ...
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Hide one of two terminals in launcher?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to remove a running program from the launcher. Specifically I want to launch two terminals. One is for my normal work with several tabs, the other one is ...
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Unity application running but not responding

I'm quite confused and not sure how to exactly describe the issue, but I'll start with the statement that everything was fine for over a week (since I actually started using Ubuntu) until 30 minutes ...
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eclipse launcher icon in kde

I installed 14.04 with Unity on my new box. Works pretty good. I installed Eclipse under Unity, but still haven't been able to create a launcher that displays the Eclipse icon. For other reasons I ...
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Low disk space, launcher won't show

Something filled my hard drive & now I can't get Ubuntu 14.04 to complete the start up. Everything goes normal but the app icons don't appear. If I log in as guest I get them but can't access my ...
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How can I add Krita to Launcher? [duplicate]

I recently installed Krita 2.9 Desktop on my laptop running (Ubuntu 12.04) following the instructions given on Krita Desktop website. The problem is that there is no icon in my launcher and when I ...
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Getting the launcher to display on the console

I've been battling with this for a while now, re-installing gnome, lightdm, unity defaults and so on. The symptoms are: Reboot Log in to console Blank screen - no menu items on side-bar Right-click ...
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Always minimize to the dock (Plank)

Edit: after a bit more testing, it seems that it's mostly random, but dependent on where it was started. When I click on application shortcuts on a dock to open them, and then click again after ...
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Run Matlab with a desktop launcher

I'm trying to make a desktop launcher for Matlab in order to run it from the desktop. This is how my desktop entry looks like: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application ...