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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Problem with Google Chrome dock icon on 16.04

My problem is that when I minimize a chrome window and I want to maximize it again by clicking the chrome icon in the dock for about a second everything looks like it's crashing (system interface ...
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nautilus windows don't show up in Launcher

For some time now when I open a Nautilus window, no icon appears in the Launcher, and when Alt-Tabing, the Nautilus windows are ignored too. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity.
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Is there a way to remove the shadow on the bottom launcher?

When I change the launcher position to bottom, I get this ugly shadow: I have tried googling this for ages and I found nothing, I have also tried making several images from /usr/share/unity/icons ...
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Ubuntu Tweak tool does not change the icons theme

Ubuntu 16.04: Ubuntu Tweak Tool is not changing the launcher icon theme. The icons that he change are just the notification area, but the icons in the launcher and especially the system does not ...
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The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library

Upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS but my Eclipse is not getting launched from the launcher on the side vertical bar. Giving me this error: The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its ...
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Touch-screen kiosk-like launcher

Is there any good application launcher optimized for a touchscreen? I'm looking for something that will work on a kind of home-utility machine: an all-in-one desktop with touchscreen, mounted on a ...
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xfce create Launcher for .sh with parameters

Im trying to create a launcher but I never worked with a desktop environment before. The file is placed at /home/Teamspeak3/ts3server_startscript.sh and needs the parameter start to run. I've ...
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Locate executable found with Unity Launcher [duplicate]

How can I find the precise executable that is being run when I click its icon in the Unity Launcher? For example, if I search the Unity Launcher for "gedit", I see an icon named "Text Editor". How ...
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Launcher misssing from Desktop

Installed 16.04 within VirtualBox. I get to a desktop with the 3 basic icons. Isn't there supposed to be, on the left side of the screen, a "launcher"? I have nothing. Where does it come from? How ...
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Minimize using scrolldown

I can scroll up on an open app in the launcher to restore a window. Is there any way to minimize by scrolling down?
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Mix between Gnome 2 menu an Unity possible?

I very much like the old Gnome 2 menu style Ubuntu used to have before switching to Unity. Still, I like many of the new Unity features, too! Meanwhile though I've been using Ubuntu in many different ...
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How do I pin a window that is opened by another command?

I frequently use Tox for communication, in particular the μTox client. I recently switched to Ubuntu from Debian, and am finding it a nice alternative, but I have one constant problem; because I often ...
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I cannot reset unity

I was trying to change my theme by compizconfig-settings-manager so I was going to > preferences > import theme which was in desktop, the launcher and panel disappeared and themes not working ...
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Disable file search in KDE Kickoff Launcher

When I open Kickoff, there is the option to type-to-search for programs. However, the search results also list any files on the computer and also Firefox bookmarks. I already succeeded to turn off ...
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How to programmatically hide windows associated with Desktop and Unity launcher and panel?

I'm developing WindowsForms Kiosk application using Mono 4.4.0, and I want no desktop related things being displayed when my application is launched. I.e. I want fully black, non clickable screen ...
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Is their any way pinning location to unity dash?

i wanna add location or application to the main screen of unity dash instead of making a lot of .desktop files and pin to launcher on windows i simply pin location to start like this . is their any ...
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Is it possible to decrease length of unity laucher?

Is it possible to decrease the unity launcher length like docky? NOT size.
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Flatabulous theme for ubuntu launcher sidebar issue

I've installed Flatabulous theme for ubuntu everything goes fine but launcher sidebar is not aligned please look into attached screenshot I using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, theme changed by Ubuntu-Tweaks
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How can I change the icon of an app launched from keyboard shortcut (or terminal)?

I succeeded in changing the poor default icon of NetBeans (32x32), which appears in window switcher (Alt+Tab), to HD one (128x128) when started from Launcher by clicking it, but still unable to make ...
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Which command is executed when selecting an entry in Unity dock?

I'm searching for a way to find out which particular command is executed when I select a program from the Unity Dock? Example: I just installed the Webstorm IDE and I can start this using the dock. ...
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OpenOffice launcher icon name is “untitled 1 - OpenOffice Writer”

I locked the icon to the launcher while Writer was running, and ever since it has been called "untitled 1 -OpenOffice Writer". I think this is going to confuse me when working with several ...
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How to make launcher recognize newly installed apps

I have installed Google Chrome (I believe it was through apt-get) and Unity Tweak Tool (with apt-get), and I had to reboot before the applications could be found by Launcher. Both were under ...
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Eclipse won't start from docky nor launcher

Eclipse won't start from docky nor launcher, even though I can double click it to start in nautilus. It told me: failed to change to directory '/eclipse' ( No such file or directory) I didn't ...
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Installing icon stuck to launcher Ubuntu 16.04

Just updated from 15.10 to 16.04. While trying to install VLC player from Ubuntu Software the installing icon got stuck on the launcher. Any reason why this happens? I had to relaunch software ...
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How to change user icon/avatar in app-launcher? (Kubuntu)

Picture showing default user icon in application launcher TL;DR how do I change the "Standard" user avatar seen at the top of the application launcher as seen in the picture? (Application ...
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Simple file launcher and directory navigator sought for 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu 14.04 user, transitioning from Linux Mint 17.3. In Mint, I depended on an ultra-simple file launcher - directory navigator applet for Cinnamon, entitled "Places Center." ...
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16.04 Quicklists SSHFS Mount Problem

I have a launcher that looks like this... [Desktop Entry] Name=Mount Options Comment=Mount Utility (Unmount by Default) Exec=sh -c "sudo umount /media/*" ...
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How to find Chrome after installing

I've just tried to install Google Chrome two ways: by downloading the package from Google, and installing it through Software Center. by following the steps in this guide. I finished both ...
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Full screen does not work properly

When using full screen the launcher and top panel is always on top. It doesn't matter if its a game, a video or something else that I want to use the full screen feature in. I have a dual screen ...
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Separate icons for Chromium and Hangouts in Unity (Ubuntu 16.04)

I installed the Hangouts extension, but both hangouts and Chromium share the same entry in the Unity launcher, which makes it very difficult to switch between Chromium windows and chat windows (see ...
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App launcher that shows all apps in a grid?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to have an icon that I can click on, so that I get a large grid of all my apps. I'm aware of Slingscold, but I want smaller icons and less space between the icons, so ...
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Replace Android studio 1.5 launcher shortcut with Android studio 2.0 shortcut

I used Android studio for a long time. I like to have it on launcher, so I run studio.sh in terminal, and when AS running, I lock the icon to Launcher so I can run it with one click later. Now I have ...
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Maximize Terminal Window on Launcher where Terminal=True

I have searched the internet for a while now, but have not found a suitable answer. I have vim installed with a .desktop file to start vim (not gvim!). In the .desktop file it has a Terminal=True. ...
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Newly opened windows won't get focused [mostly happens with Nautilus, Clementine and Atom Editor]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Chrome. Whenever I click on "Show in Folder", it opens the "Downloads" folder (if not already open) and the files icon in the Launcher is highlighted for ...
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No Unity Launcher or Menu showing after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I've tried most of the other things I could find in other threads after googling and searching stack exchange. Restarting Unity, reinstalling unity, reinstalling ubuntu desktop, trying to go to ...
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Unity plugin not working due to python update

I wanted to install some modules of nodeJS.Therefore, I had to install an old version of Python 2.7.11. This change resulted in losing my quick launcher and menu bar which means that unity has been ...
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Webstorm favourite entry adds another when executed

Yes, I know the question title doesn't make sense. I have a desktop entry which was created by webstorm itself. I need to add it to the favourites sidebar. So I just searched for it from launcher and ...
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Problem with wine application and unity launcher + dash. Ubuntu 16.04

I have three problems with wine application with unity launcher + dash. Some wine app donot lock to launcher. Even if some lock, when I click on them they won't launch. The apps which are locked, ...
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Tor-Browser appears as Firefox in the Unity Launcher

Running Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit, I have installed Tor-Browser from Ubuntu Repository (via terminal). But when I run it, it runs as Firefox. While its icon in dash is its own, when it runs, it shows ...
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How does one disable the right swipe touchpad gesture in Ubuntu 15.10?

I'm sick of having the "search your computer" window pop up every time I swipe the right part of my touchpad on my keyboard. Is there a way to disable that function?
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Simple Unity Launcher Fix

I see that I can install 'myunity', and that seems like it will be overkill for my problem. Here is what happened: I was using 2 monitors with different desktop backgrounds using nitrogen, and the ...
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Missing Files app from dash / application switcher

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (very happy with it so far), but I am facing a really weird issue. It's not impossible that I have changed a setting somewhere to break it, but I cannot find such a setting ...
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vlc and launcher

I tried to add an entry to the contextual menu of the ubuntu launcher to be able to start .part files in the download folder. This is how it looks like: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=VLC media ...
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software center is missing from launcher

When I first installed Ubuntu, Software Center is missing from launcher and it also disappears from searching. Because, I'm usually a Windows user, I found it on the Internet but then I couldn't ...
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How to get the command for existing launcher entries? [duplicate]

How do I get the start command from an existing launcher entry on 16.04?
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Is it necessary fix eclipse.desktop to use Eclipse launcher in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've been trying to use Eclipse in Ubuntu 16.04. I have read that, in order for Eclipse to work properly, it requires the following code to be inserted in eclipse.ini: --launcher.GTK_version 2 It ...
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The new “Ubuntu Software” doesn't launch on 16.04

The new "Ubuntu Software" app doesn't launch on 16.04 I've had to revert to the old "software centre" instead, but the UI is a bit tacky, now that I've seen the new one. But id like to use the new ...
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Change Unity Dash to list view

Can I somehow change the Unity Dash so that the search results appear in a list? I don't like that i have to use more than ↑ and ↓ in order to select an item and I find it hard to overview ...
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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the create shortcuts feature for Chrome Apps and would find the apps available in the Ubuntu launcher with icon, giving a native ...
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No Dash search, choppy video playback on 16.04?

This is SOLVED. I have an old XP. I had no Dash search, it simply would not unfurl. Sound was choppy making videos useless unless I opened new tabs to mask them. Months of scouring Ubuntu for the ...