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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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] ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

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" ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
34 views

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) ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
192 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Can I change or replace Unity Launcher Dash behavior?

Recently I installed Synapse launcher and I use it as default one now as due to my reasons of RAM memory lack Synapse works twice faster. What I'd like to know if it's possible to change or replace ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

How to enable back light glow when toggled in Numix theme?

i enabled numix gtk theme and icon theme. great themes but, in default theme,(gtk:ambience Icons:ubuntu-mono-dark) the launcher icons illuminate when i click on them, i love that. but when i changed ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

old application launcher window in the repository

In older version of Ubuntu there used to be (in the repository) an application launcher window, that itself was a normal gtk application. It was just like the old control-center mentioned in How to ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Disable/reduce time fade out animation dash

Is it possible to disable the fade out animation of the applications overview (dash) without using compiz and disabling all animations? I really like the animations in GNOME, but I it is really laggy ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

How can I make an application appear under its own icon, when launched from a script?

I have a script that launches a number of Google Chrome windows through wmctrl. I created a launcher for that script and assigned a different icon to it. Problem is, every time Google Chrome is ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Unity launcher shows blacklisted unmounted partitions forever

"unlock from launcher" is ineffective - they all come back with the next boot. There is a workaround posted for Ubuntu 12.10 (see below) but this does not work for 15.04. This started after using ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Launching a .sh file from a launcher

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am doing a school project where I need to use navigation stacks. At this point the navigation works fine. My problem at this time is: Before I can launch rviz and to ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

The Unity launcher panel disappears after a second

Today I gave up on starting Firefox using the launcher because every time I moved the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen, the launcher panel appeared, and immediately disappeared again (with ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How do I get executable indexed by dash/launcher?

I've recently downloaded Eclipse package, and uncompressed it to /home/me/Development/tools. I'm quite new to the new Ubuntu so I'm not sure how it works. I assumed that the launcher/dash (not sure ...
3
votes
1answer
79 views

Ubuntu Touch: how to create a launcher to start a shell script?

On my bq Aquaris E4.5 I want to create a launcher button for the App Scope to start a shell script. Is there an easy way to create such a launcher?
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How do I solve duplicate icons, slightly differently named, for MarvinSketch? [duplicate]

I am running on 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 and I have MarvinSketch installed (FYI Marvin is released as a .sh file). New MarvinSketch (or more specifically the Marvin suite to which MarvinSketch belongs) ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Prevent overwriting blacklist for Unity.Devices when bringing system out of suspension

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have set a device blacklist for my Unity launcher to prevent my SD card's icon from appearing there: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices blacklist ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

“Leftover” Application icons in Unity dashboard

I realized I installed the wrong version of Skype and uninstalled it using apt-get remove skype. Everything went well but when I launched my Unity dock, I could still see this file with the icon. Same ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Reduce delay for re-clicking a .desktop entry in Unity launcher

I have a number of homemade desktop entries in my Unity launcher, and I perceive that after I click on any of them, the clicked item experiences a delay of 5 or 6 seconds before it will respond to ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
2
votes
2answers
252 views

15.04: Ugly icons in the Launcher

Using 15.04 since yesterday, one of the things I note is a number of icons portrayed strangely by the Launcher. Here are a few examples: I thought this was a resolution issue but zooming in one can ...
3
votes
1answer
49 views

How to modify app launcher bar for Guest account?

How are changes made to the application launcher bar for the Guest account? I installed Google Chrome, and I want the icon for it to appear on the launcher bar for the Guest account, and set Chrome ...