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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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 documents....
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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 /usr/...
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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." https://...
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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/*" Icon=/usr/share/icons/nouveGnomeGray/48x48/...
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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. It would create an icon in the Ubuntu launcher, giving a native experience. Currently ...
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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 ...
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How to **really** empty dconf com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites?

I want to completely, unconditionally remove all icons from Unity Launcher, so that no icons are ever displayed there. For that, I found out that dconf setting with the key of com.canonical.Unity....
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At the start of Amarok are appearing 2 question marks at the unity launcher after 16.04 upgrade

The problem appears since I upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04. This happens everytime when I start Amarok for the first time after system startup. (The picture only shows 1 question mark, because the ...
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how to integrate wine with unity icons automatically? [16.04]

In my previous ubuntu, using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa, apps run with wine would automagically be shown with nice icons in unity launcher. In 16.04, using ppa:wine/wine-builds, I installed wine-devel but ...
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Newly installed application is not found until log-out

I'm running a Ubuntu 16.04 machine and I noticed that whenever I install a new package (from command-line, I didn't try the Software center) I cannot find it, if I look for it by hitting Super. The ...
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16.04 IntelliJ IDEA Desktop Entry not working

I tried running "Create Desktop Entry" both from "Tools" in main menu and "Configure" from the splash screen. It shows Desktop Entry Created You may now exit IDEA and start it from the system menu (...
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Launcher switcher and windows controls broken after update

I already had a 15.10 system and installed 16.04 on top of it by formatting the root partition but leaving home as it were. After the upgrade unity window switcher only shows the desktop place holder ...
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How do I get the “right” LibreOffice Calc icon into the launcher?

I just uninstalled the pre-installed LibreOffice from Ubuntu 16.04 and installed the 5.0.5-version. Now there occured a problem with the launcher icon that (I think) wasn't there before: The icon ...
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Kubuntu: Firefox and Thunderbird display generic icon for launcher

My system was installed with a Kubuntu 14.10, upgraded to 15.04 and now it's a 15.10. Both firefox and thunderbird have launchers in my 'task manager'. For both applications, I get the same generic ...
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How to get back Launcher icon for emacs in 16.04?

After installing 16.04 the Emacs icon in the Launcher turned into a question mark: In 15.10, the icon looked more like this: I guess the problem might be that I installed Emacs from source ( and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Eclipse launcher icon problems

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with the latest version of Eclipse installed from their website. In the Unity Launcher bar to the left, I can't get the icon for Eclipse to be anything except a question ...
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How to decrease unity launcher bottom top border?

this space is annoing. It would be so a very nice desktop , but there is that damn space that is partially transparent. I would like it either full transparent or not transparent at all. regards
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Ubuntu 16.04: Turn off new feature that external storage/trash now display number of windows open

One of the new features of 16.04 is that if one opens the trash or an external hard drive, then it has a separate icon in the launcher instead of the usual Nautilus icon. I personally find this very ...
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Way to prevent USB icon from showing in launcher — I'll use Nautilus icon

When I attach a USB drive (or any external drive) an icon appears in the Launcher. If I then click that USB icon, Nautilus opens. This is dumb. If all it does is open Nautilus, why do I have to have ...
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How to permanentaly unlock partitions from launcher in 16.04

I tried to unlock partitions from launcher, but it keeps appearing after every reboot. Is there any good way to permanently remove partitions from launcher? This is happening only on Ubuntu 16.04
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Nautilus (Files) show drives in launcher

How to handle different HD (mounted in folders from the FSTAB) in the same Nautilus? for example, I have mounted my music hd in Music folder, when I click in Music folder another instance of Nautilus ...
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16.04 Software Centre not opening

I can open it from the terminal by typing software-center but the icon in the launcher does not do anything. I was wondering if someone knows how to fix it? It is a minor irritation however as I've ...