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How do I create the “Gnome-Desktop-Item-Edit” program's launch icon with root privileges and more?

I personally dont prefer running commands in terminal to achieve a task and prefer apps to execute the job. Creating launcher for apps is one such command where I prefer the gnome-desktop-item-edit ...
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Hide gnome launch bar following a launcher click

I looked on the site, but found no match. I looked through compiz Settings Manager but didn't see anything that would help me. Using 14.04 LTS with gnome installed. I can't remember where of if ...
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1answer
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Battery icon missing in gnome-shell panel

I have lost the battery icon on panel when I rotated the screen using ccw (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and can't get it back. dconf editor → com → canonical → indicator → appmenu → power shows icon policy ...
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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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How to include environment Variable in launcher for icon

This is an extension to the question how to include an environment variable in the launcher? . This question explains how to use the environment variable for the Exec part of the .desktop file but not ...
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How could I remove launcher bar from my primary monitor (only)? [duplicate]

I need to display launcher bar only on secondary monitor. Is it possible?
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Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen

I have had this issue with Ubuntu 13.10 and now 14.04 LTS. When I first boot up, everything is good, but after a while, the Gnome 3 launcher is displayed in the center of the screen when I display ...
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1answer
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Set the launched application's icons to be top, not side bar

I just recently started using ubuntu for things, other than the terminal. The Side menu is pretty nice, however I am using 3-4 programs (in the definition that they have an icon and appear on the side ...
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Top bar app launcher - In Gnome 3, what customisations will allow me to do this

I'm new to Gnome 3 and I adore one-click access to my favourite apps. On gnome classic I can launch chrome with a single click from an icon in the top bar. Then I can repeat this to launch extra ...
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1answer
45 views

How Do I change the size of a Window that a Custom .Desktop Launcher Defaults to?

I've created a custom Chrome application shortcut for a webapp that I need to use. Is there a way to control its size (height/width) and/or placement. I was thinking that this might be an option in ...
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0answers
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How to get third-party docks to work with Ubuntu Unity?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with default Unity. I'd like to install another taskbar (dzen2) to be docked somewhere on the screen. I start it with 'dzen2 -dock' but the rest of the windows in Unity don't ...
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1answer
142 views

Duplicate icons for manully created GNOME launcher items

I have downloaded Aptana Studio 3 and created the following launcher item for using Alacarte: file: alacarte-made.desktop [Desktop Entry] Comment= Terminal=false Name=Aptana Studio 3 ...
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1answer
119 views

How to enable Unity Launcher on startup?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop has the Unity 2D along with the classic GNOME interface but it wouldn't launch automatically on startup, Only after I type 'unity' on the terminal the Unity 2D Launcher as ...
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0answers
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic [no effects]) panel problem

Using Edit Menus I create a new menu named Miscellaneous, assign an icon and add several items to it. When I add that menu to a panel with Add to Panel> Application Launcher, it appears without any ...
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0answers
247 views

How to add an icon to the Ubuntu Unity toolbar using .desktop file?

I am very new in developing application under Linux. I have a doubt regarding about the use of .desktop file to add an icon into the Ubuntu Unity toolbar. I have the following .desktop file: ...
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1answer
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What represent the StartupWMClass field of a .desktop file?

I am working on this pre-existent .desktop file and I have a doubt: The file content is: [Desktop Entry] #Icon=connect-data-space Icon=XCloud Categories=Utility; Type=Application ...
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2answers
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How to know what icon is being used in the dock?

I want to replace the synaptic icon (although it could be any other). I have found the Desktop Entry, Icon Theme and Icon Naming specifications that gnome follows (somewhat?), but even though I've ...
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2answers
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How to add Tor Browser to my menu/launcher for regular use?

I have installed Tor Browser following these instructions here. The "Tor Browser" thingy is not in Application > Internet category. I must run the shell script every time. I'd like to use it ...
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1answer
103 views

How can I add a script launcher to the top bar?

I have a Ruby script, which starts a server and opens a browser. It runs without any problems when called from terminal, but when I try to add a launcher to the top bar of the classic GNOME desktop, ...
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129 views

Ubuntu-gnome (no unity) Can't add launchers

I've tried by code and by the main menu application, like every tutorial on the web I play world of warcraft and I don't want to type de 'optirun wine "wow folder"' each time So I try adding a ...
2
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1answer
196 views

Universal (across DEs) file indexing (desktop search) and launcher?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. I often switch between Gnome and KDE. Each has a desktop search and launcher. In Gnome, search box on hitting Windows key is supposed to provide search results (including ...
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1answer
391 views

Custom VirtualBox Launcher in GNOME 3

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with GNOME 3. My goal is to create a custom launcher that will launch a specific VirtualBox virtual machine, and I'd like it to have it's own icon. From a purely functional ...
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1answer
470 views

Won't boot to Unity or Cairo Dock on 13.04?

I've just booted up and when I log into either Cairo Dock or Unity/ubuntu neither of them launch, leaving me with just the wallpaper displayed but no desktop, so to speak. It's 13.04, and in order to ...
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2answers
77 views

text launcher in gnome classic

How do I create a text based launcher in gnome classic? I want to be able to keyboard shortcut and have a list of apps come up as I type just like gnome 3, unity and windows 7 has.
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2answers
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nvidia drivers Multiple launchers

I have recently changed a video card in my machine running Precise to GeForce and tried running it with native NVIDIA driver. Now I have a problem because I have 2 monitors 22" wide and 19" VGA ...
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3answers
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How do I create program launcher on Gnome classic desktop?

I am using the Gnome Classic desktop for my Ubuntu 12.04 PC. One of the thing that I am not able to do at the moment is placing program launchers (plus icon) on the desktop. I can create an item for ...
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0answers
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How to add right click menu item to create a launcher in Gnome 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create launchers on my desktop? When I create desktop icon launchers I need to use an extensive workaround. Using "dconf editor" is a workaround to enable ...
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1answer
242 views

Gnome 'Super-#' hotkey like in Unity

I've been using unity for a while, and just switched to gnome. (Gnome 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.10) I've liked it a lot, but it's missing one key feature (in my mind). In Unity you can use the super button ...
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1answer
499 views

How to start eclipse while in gnome shell?

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 10.04 to 11.10 using a USB stick. On 10.04 I had a manual Eclipse installation, that got correctly integrated into the Unity launch bar (meaning that I can start and run it). ...
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4answers
31k views

Adding custom applications to Gnome launcher

Looking for a utility that allows me insert an item into the list of applications that GNOME knows about. For example: I have downloaded Eclipse EE (I have some very special plugins that I need to ...
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2answers
277 views

How to attach the unity menu applet to the gnome panel ?

Can someone please tell how to attach the Unity Menu Applet back to the Gnome Panel?
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14answers
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How can I create launchers on my desktop?

In older versions it was easy to create a launcher on my desktop all i had to do is right click on my desktop and select the create launcher option. But on 11.10 the option disappeared from the menu.. ...
2
votes
1answer
365 views

What's a good fullscreen launcher for the Gnome2 desktop?

I like elementary' s Slingshot, but as you can see from this screenshot, it doesn't correctly show all of my applications (you can see Synaptic on the Unity Launcher but not in Slingshot; generally ...
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0answers
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Everything Unity & Gnome gets reset on reboot / logoff / shutdown [closed]

Really odd issue here, Whenever I log out, Ubuntu looses all settings for the launcher preferences - I get the defaults again, that is, from the top - Home, Firefox, Libreoffice Writer, Calc and ...
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3answers
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Non-Full-Screen Application Launcher in Gnome 3?

I'm trying out Gnome Shell in 11.04. You can push the "activities" key to get into the overview where you can launch applications. I like the idea of the overview as an aid in switching focus, but ...
2
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1answer
183 views

Login in to the classic mode still runs Unity

yeah yeah I know I should log out and select Ubuntu Classic when I want to log back in but that doesn't work! I can still see the unity launcher and none of my applets work!!! what is the problem ...
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1answer
196 views

Selecting classic mode on login still shows Launcher

I was running Unity in Natty when I tried to activate the Rotate and Cube effects. That broke Unity and I had to restore the Unity original configuration by invoking gsettings reset ...
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1answer
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How do you stop GNOME Shell adding a second icon to the launcher even though the application is already favourited? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate icons in GNOME Shell I've been playing around with GNOME Shell for a while and every thing is smooth. So much so that my biggest gripe is to do with the way ...
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9answers
31k views

How do I add a launcher for .sh applications?

I have installed ubuntu (11.04). I installed phpstorm which is simply an archive for you to extract and shove in your /opt directory. To run it you would use /opt/PhpStorm-103.243/bin/PhpStorm.sh ...
5
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2answers
472 views

Extract icon from Mono executable

I am running Mono executables from the Launch panel in Gnome, but I can't set the right icon. How to do that?
4
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1answer
686 views

Is there a way to launch Unity Dash outside of Unity?

I've installed Unity 2d, and therefore I'm able to use the Launcher and Panel in standard Gnome Panel desktop. I would like to know whether there is a way to launch the Dash only, and if so, if it is ...
2
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1answer
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Where are panel launchers located?

I am moving from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.4 (yeah... :)) and I would like to copy quite a few useful launchers I created over the years. Where are they located in 8.04?
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4answers
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How can I create a application launcher for a .sh file?

I have this run.sh file, and I've create a symbolic link into my desktop. When I double-click on it the file the following dialog appearsr And I have to click on "run" each time. How can I create ...