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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Desktop Launcher Execute Bash Script In Terminal from URL

My setup is I have a website (www.example.com) that I have uploaded bash scripts to www.example.com/location/of/bash/script.txt I now would like a Desktop Launcher (.desktop) file that I can use to ...
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Can I remove the unity launcher completely? [duplicate]

I'm using the MacBuntu pack, it's great but whenever I try to drag some icon/file to another place the launcher shows up. Is there a way to make it stop showing up or remove it completely? Ubuntu ...
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Java jar launcher which preserves programmatically set icon and name

In my environment we have a lot of executable capsule jars which - depending on the environment they connect to - set a custom icon and name programmatically. This is done by calling ...
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Minecraft Launcher getting stuck at “Starting Launcher” in Ubuntu

I installed minecraft the way I was supposed to. When I boot up the launcher this is what I get: Bootstrap (v5) Current time is Dec 6, 2015 9:52:08 PM System.getProperty('os.name') == 'Linux' ...
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How to change the launcher icon of folders/files?

Every time I open a new Home window, the icon showed in the launcher is this: It should be a "folder image" but the icon showed seems to be a "snail". I would like to change it for another image.
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Have Chrome Apps Get Their Own Launcher on Docky

How can I get Docky to file chrome app windows (I'm particularly interested in Hangouts) under separate launcher icons? I've checked the WM_CLASS values, and for Hangouts I see this: ...
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How to set the hide Time of the Launchbar higher?

I found a duplicate of my question, but with the opposite intention. Also, the Answer shows where the setting is, but not how to find the File with the quoted text. Neither if it is possible to edit ...
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No icons or launcer appears after login. I have tried everything

So after login the screen doesn't show any icons or anything else,its just background. I did some google searching and also on this site and i found this solution Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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What are possible directories for .desktop files and their icons, and when to use what directory?

Here are some of the directories where .desktop files describing applications can be found: ~/local/.share/applications /usr/share/applications /usr/share/app-install/desktop Perhaps there are even ...
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Placing launcher on secondary display

I have two monitors and am using the 352.63 NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 15.10. I'd like my right hand monitor to be my primary, but have my launcher placed on the left hand monitor. In the "Screen ...
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Gnome(Metacity) panel dont show system menu or any other indicators [duplicate]

I have installed trusty (Ubuntu 14.4) with Gnome-metacity desktop but now, my desktop doesn't show any indicators like volume level, battery status, WiFi etc. Not even a system menu. Can any one ...
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Why can't I see Chrome window?

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04.Transitioning from Chrome to Firefox but still need to get into Chrome occasionally. After installing Chrome and launching from dash, icon appears on launcher. ...
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Limit a user to a single app that starts on login (14.04) [duplicate]

I have a system that I would like to limit a specific user to a single app that will autostart when he logs in. I don't see any way to do this with the toolbar/launcher active but I have seen ...
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Desktop configuration file cannot launch Android Studio

I did not want to launch Android Studio from terminal, so I wrote the following android-studio.desktop file [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Android Studio Exec=sh ...
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Is there a simple way to add an url as launcher on Ubuntu Touch?

Right now, if one wants to gain quick access to a webpage on Ubuntu Touch devices, the best way is to create a simple webapp, using Ubuntu SDK or w/e. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to add an ...
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Running Chrome appears as Plex

When I run Google Chrome (even when typing 'google-chrome' in the command line) I get chrome to open but it appears on the launcher as a Plex window. This has just happened today, and I think it's ...
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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for seperate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a seperate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sidebar gone and so is console (attempted all previous methods)

Okay before you vote me down i must start by saying that ALL methods found on ask ubuntu did not work for me. Right now im logged in as guest where everything works just fine. However sadly my main ...
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Setting the Unity launcher panel background color to black makes Dash opaque

I dislike the default Unity launcher panel background colour (it looks quite ugly with my wallpaper) and prefer to change it to black and 100% transparent. In this case, however, Dash becomes 100% ...
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Issue with file explorer on launcher menu

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS X552EA notebook dual-booted with Windows 10. The problem I'm facing is that whenever I click on the "Files" icon in the launcher menu, it opens a new 'Home' ...
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Rainbow Unity Colors?

Silly question here, but would it be possible to have a script that runs in the background, and automatically changes the colors of the Unity DE so it cycles through a rainbow? By the Unity DE ...
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After 15.10 update, I can't play Minecraft or FTB

I have been able to play Minecraft fine earlier, with Xubuntu 15.4. Yesterday when I updated to 15.10 I am unable to play online. Here is the launch log. I have tried reinstalling both Minecraft ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Launcher Icons Not Locking

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 x64 a couple of days back; great by the way. Apps locked to the launcher are lost after every restart; regardless of whether they are pinned by selecting Lock to Launcher ...
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disable launcher icons in another workspace [duplicate]

I use one workspace for watching movies and another workspace for my work. I don't want that folder icon opened in one workspace to be displayed in other workspace i.e.my first workspace in which I ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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How to pin Unity-Dash on Plank dock bar ? Alternatives to Dash?

I am new to Linux and have some questions about how to customize my Unity GUI. I have installed Ubuntu with Unity GUI. I hid Unity launcher bar and installed Plank as alternative and moved the dock ...
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15.10 Not nvidia-304 nor nouveau works properly

first things first: $ lspci | grep VGA 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 400] (rev a2) Default nouveau driver messes up dash launcher. Basically ...
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Hide icons from other workspace (desktops)

(first sorry for my grammar), I usually use two workspace/areas/desktops, and I looking for hide icons in launcher that I'm using in another workspaces. Does it is possible? Thanks
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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot find app after installed

I have installed some new applications and the app's icon has already been created in '/usr/share/applications' but still can't search the app. I have to reboot the system to update the icons. This ...
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Ubuntu Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

I see lots of words like "Super", "LTS", "Launcher" and others, and I'd like to know what they all mean. What common jargon is there - and what does it mean?
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Ubuntu dash search bar invisible or transparent?

I had a 14.04 installation of Ubuntu on which the Dash search bar stopped working within the past week. Through experimentation I discovered that the search function is working but it is merely ...
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Need to fix main account - can login but cant do much

I've been a Ubuntu user about 2 years. I am using the same user account and have most defaults for upgrading etc and have the current version and updates. I can login to my account but can't get ...
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Is it possible to theme the BFB launcher background separately in Unity 7?

I already had a look at this related question, which covers changing the BFB icon in older versions of Unity. But the information there is probably dated, and does not entirely cover what I'm planning ...
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How to hide filesystems from the launcher in unity [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a silly question - I'm not really experienced in Ubuntu. I have recently enabled my Chromebook to dual-boot with Ubuntu using crouton. In the launcher, I can see some applications, ...
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15.10 Chrome: external links are opened as blank tabs in new browser window

Since I installed 15.10 (fresh install on a new machine), and set Google Chrome as default browser, whenever I open links from external apps these are open as blank tabs in new browser window (no ...
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Cairo Dock - Chrome Browser - Unity Launcher Icon and Application sync

My problem is as follows I use cairo dock as a replacement for the Unity Launcher on Ubuntu I used chrome desktop shortcuts to make some pseudo desktop apps of some webapps (like outlook exchange) I ...
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Launcher Hiden (Unable to Unhide)!

My launcher is hidden with the only thing on screen being shown is the desktop icons and keybinds are not working. I am unable to use pratically anything at this point.
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xterm launcher on Ubuntu GNOME

O/S: Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 x64, I would like to know why xterm/uxterm terminals are not showing up under the applications menu nor found when searched for. My second question is how do I make them show ...
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Upgraded 12.04LTS to 14.04. Sidebar Launch Icons are Now Garbled Graphics

Also tool-tips and app-launcher are scrambled graphics. The top tool-bar is half-scrambled. Login is fine. Desktop icons and wallpaper are okay. Apps like Firefox and Terminal work fine once ...
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Launch bar and launcher is gone in one of three logins — works fine in the others [duplicate]

The Launcher and launch bar is missing on one of the 3 logins or users I have. I have two admins and one user login. The one I use of course is the standard user rather than admin for safety reasons. ...
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Menu Bar is gone on one of my logins. The Launcher is gone as is the status info along the top. on 15.04

15.04 32 bit on an Idea Pad with AMD A10 I have several logins for normal use and several for admin. On my main login called jimuser today I logged in and my menu bar is gone. The app bar and ...
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Unity visual bug, missing icons and buttons

after I turned my pc on today, I realised that something is wrong about my unity desktop. There are missing some icons in left launcher menu and buttons like system and sound settings on upper bar. ...
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Is there a difference between starting a program from the terminal vs the launcher?

So, the title says it all. Is there some fundamental difference between starting a program from the terminal compared to the launcher?
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Delete a specific Launcher

Excuse me Please: In settling in to 14.04, I finally have my beloved GNOME back, and am currently trying to delete a launcher from the launcher bar(?) that is pointing to a Link that no longer exists. ...
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Open containing folder instantly [duplicate]

i have problem with open containing folder in ff/chromium instead instant open it open it minimized into launcher ( So the file explorer icon shake ) How can i force to open it instantly without ...
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Unable to Get a Working Desktop Launcher for a Python Program

I am building an entirely new Debian package cpconverter which is A simple utility to change the code page of plain text based files, from a source published in Google Code. Eveything went fine. ...
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How do I pin an application to the unity dock when it is always fullscreen? [duplicate]

I'm running MAME on my Ubuntu desktop, and I'd like to pin it to my launcher. The problem is that MAME always runs in fullscreen with no option to minimize it. What can I do?
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Unity lanucher bug - problem with stacked aps

I have problem with launcher, i'm not able to switch between running aps if they are piled - lets say i have 2x terminal running, when i click on terminal icon in launcher instead this window manager ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Chrome launcher icon

I have a Chrome icon on the launcher, for about 3 months it worked "fine", i mean, starting the application highlighted the icon. Lately happens when I start Chrome that a new Chrome window is added ...
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Apply changes or restart Unity dash/launcher/… without reboot or logout

I was in the situation that an application I had was not available in the Unity applications lens after I removed a custom .desktop launcher file in my home directory that had overridden the ...