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Launch app only if not already open

I would like to mimic the use of Alfred on Mac OS X, where if you try to open an app after searching for it, it will only open a new window if the program is not already running, otherwise it will set ...
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1answer
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Unity launcher won't update the shortcuts after update-desktop-database (only after log out)

I have written my first unity launcher shortcuts and places them in ~/.local/share/applications/. The problem is that the shortcuts won't update on any of the commands I trigger in the terminal. $ ...
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How to give a quicklauncher or shortcut administration privilege?

I have a quicklauncher in a plasma widget (which is the same as a shortcut) which runs a command which needs administration privilege. I use the quicklauncher frequently and do not want to type root ...
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Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will lauch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
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1answer
89 views

Accidentally removed a drive shortcut from the Launcher. How do I put it back?

I've got three partitions on my system, and I accidentally removed a shortcut to the first Ubuntu partition from the Launcher. How do I put it back? (At least, I assume it was a shortcut, as the ...
1
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1answer
223 views

How to remove obsolete shortcut from the Files launcher icon?

The "Files" launcher icon has a set of shortcuts. One of this is a older folder that I have removed, so the shortcut does not work and display this error: How can I remove this obsolete ...
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Remastersys: some shortcuts were not kept

Ubuntu 12.04 installed on hard drive. I then installed pcmanfm and moved it to the launcher (as a shortcut). Gedit was already installed and I moved it as shortcut to the launcher. Installed ...
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How to creat a Laucher item for terminal command in Unity? [duplicate]

Currently the only way I know how to launch processing in Ubuntu 12.10 is to open a terminal and cd into the folder location and then execute ./processing. How would I add a shortcut for this terminal ...
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1answer
525 views

Show unity launcher on with key combination

I wanted to ask if it is possible to pub unity launcher on autohide and have 2 ways of showing it. First is obvious with mouse, and second with some type of key combination, like ctrl+shift. Edit: ...
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1answer
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Terminal command script launcher

I am trying to create a desktop shortcut or script that will automate terminal command input for me to open a program. cd /Downloads cd /GrooveNet-master cd /project cd /bin ./groovenet Once ...
0
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1answer
237 views

Right-click on home folder in unity launcher does not populate the bookmark list

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I also installed Unity Window Quicklists by following this link. I added a few bookmarks (shortcuts) to the left side selection in nautilus: ...
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1answer
109 views

How to set up script or document to launch from top or side bar?

I have searched for information about this, but not found anything directly related to it. Is there a way to add a document (for example, a Libre Office file or text file) to open when clicked from ...
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How do I “stick” the “Terminal” window to Launcher a.k.a. Unity Panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add programs to the launcher? I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. By now I have discovered that I need to launch the Terminal window whenever I run programs. Hence I ...
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2answers
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What's the command to open the Unity Dash?

I would like to know the command (from the Terminal) which opens the Unity dash, the reason being I want to create a desktop icon that starts the dash instead of the 'Windows Key' for keyboard-free ...
2
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1answer
118 views

How create a keyboard shortcut for a launcher to bring it on top of windows

I just created a lot of keyboard shortcuts for my programs, like scite, Zend Studio, Firefox, but when I trigger the shortcuts a new instance of each programs is started, but I only wish to bring the ...
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31 views

How do I pin a website shortcut to the Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I put a web application on the Launcher? I'm using Firefox. I created a shortcut to a much-used website on my desktop, but when I drag the shortcut icon to the ...
2
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1answer
63 views

How can I configure which filetypes can be opened by dragging to an application's launcher?

When we drag some file from some web page or Nautilus towards the launcher, the application that in which it can be coppied remains highlighted and others fade out. So where is this configuration ...
2
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1answer
216 views

What is an elegant way to install non-repository software in 12.04?

Perhaps I missed something when Canonical removed the "Create launcher" option from the right click menu, because I've really been missing that little guy. For me, it was the preferred way to install ...
3
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1answer
372 views

Can i make a launcher shortcut perform different actions based on a condition

What i want to do is pretty simple to understand. I want the same launcher shortcut to act like a ON/OFF swith for eg. Like suppose i have made a launcher to start LAMPP with the command gksudo ...
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1answer
206 views

How to make a launcher that will first navigate to a folder and then execute a command that resides in normal /usr/bin/

Okay this Question is basically directed for using GRIVE the linux client for Google Drive Details on how to do it are Here. The thing is that,evrytime i want the folder to sync,I have to navigate ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to add a python script as an executable shortcut to launcher?

I have managed to add .sh files as launcher shortcuts. Now, I want to add a python script in the launcher as shortcut. I want it to be executed like when it would get executed in the terminal when ...
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Desktop shortcut to create a new desktop shortcut doesn't do anything

It's weird that creating desktop shortcuts is currently so primitive. I found the following: Create Shortcut / launcher on Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 That helps. However, if there's something wrong ...
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How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How can I create launchers on my desktop? I want to add some shell scripts in my launcher as shortcuts.. ...
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1answer
364 views

Why isn't my custom launcher working?

I am trying to create a launcher for the left bar on ubuntu 11.10, I followed this answer, and it works, but I want to auto login into the SSH servers, so I tried using a command I have used before, ...
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2answers
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How do I add a document shortcut to the Unity Panel?

In Gnome 2, I used to be able to drag a particular document, for example, my_to_do_list.txt to the panel. It was quick access to my daily to do list, which opened up in Gedit. This is the same case ...
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1answer
255 views

Shortcut key for rubbish bin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do do I change the trash keyboard shortcut? In the launcher, the Rubbish Bin is given the shortcut Super+t. I assume this is because it was named 'Trash Can' or ...
0
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1answer
309 views

How to force active Launcher webpages to be from the Chromium icon? [closed]

So, I'm not quite sure how to word this, but I created some custom launchers for Chromium Browser's application shortcuts: As you can see in the image, the Social website one is active because I ...
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1answer
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How to remap keyboard shortcuts in Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: > Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? I am aware of how to change the shortcut to focus the Launcher with Compiz Settings Manager, so this is a different ...