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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Ubuntu Tweak unable to edit quicklists, Ubuntu 12.04.5

Hello! I've got fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.5, 32 bit and the latest Ubuntu Tweak version 0.8.7 from the stable PPA. The Quicklist Eitor seems to be unable to do anything with the quicklists: ...
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How do I set gvim as default application? [duplicate]

I compiled and installed vim 7.4 in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to set gvim as the default application for all text and C/C++ files. I tried : Right click > Open With Other Application. But couldn't find ...
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Xilinx ISE Unity Launcher

I am trying to create a Unity launcher for Xilinx ISE 14.7 in Ubuntu 14.04. Here's what I have done so far: I installed Xilinx ISE 14.7 to ~/username Created a run_ise.sh script with the following ...
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Autohide launcher does not work ubuntu 14.04

Altough I've setted to autohide sometimes this feature does not work. After restarting it works but after a short period of time again stops autohiding. Any shortcut to hide launcher? Or how to ...
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Unable to run custom Launcher entry which should run app as root

I'm trying to add an option to my Launcher which would open the application as root. My /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop entry looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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association window <-> .desktop file <-> launcher entry

I'm trying to integrate my JS code with unity using low level dbus messaging. I'm able to set launcher icon properties (progress, count, menu etc) for known .desktop files ( for example, ...
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How to hide Unity launcher from one workspace?

I want to keep launcher active only in main workspace. E.g. I like to keep Citrix window in full display mode without launcher (in workspace II).
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Cannot add an application to the launcher

I've downloaded Eclipse and I want it to be on my fast-launching dash bar but the problem is that, as you all probably know, Eclipse does not install but is inside a normal archive. So I tried to ...
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Move the launcher to bottom in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am not familiar with the Ubuntu 14.04 and am also trying Ubuntu for the first time. Is there any way to move the launcher to the bottom or right or top?
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Desktop shortcut and lock to launcher for phpstorm failed to launch program

I have just installed phpstorm, phpstorm can be opened via command line but I can't open the program via launcher or desktop shortcut and nothing error shown. - My phpstorm.desktop code : [Desktop ...
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Alternatives to StartupWMClass in .desktop

is there any alternative to StartupWMClass in order to group a java application under the same launcher in unity? My problem is related to the fact that some applications, such as SqlDeveloper 4, ...
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How do I use a shell command as a launcher shortcut? [duplicate]

The following command from terminal works perfectly: sh /home/flux/Downloads/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh How would I go about adding this as a shortcut, so I can open ...
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script.sh run differently when manually opening terminal and when using .desktop launcher

I have a script file script1.sh as shown below: #!/usr/bin/env bash cd /home/userA/scripts . r1.sh when I manually open a terminal and run it using . script.sh it works fine. But when I created ...
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Desktop Launcher executing a sequence of commands after opening a terminal

I've created a .desktop launcher as shown below which successfully opens terminal. What I want to do next is to run the following commands such as cd home/userA/scripts then ...
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Copy the Unity launcher from one user to all users

I would like to add state of art of Unity launcher as template for creating minimal state of art of other users. I was found method how to add apps into template, but not method, how to extract ...
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Running apps won't show in launcher

I just installed Ubuntu to my friend's computer, and used the same DVD I which I used to install Ubuntu on my laptop (64-bit). On friend's computer (my laptop is working), if I launch an app from ...
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Launcher is not fully visible

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my Launcher is not fully visible in auto-hide mode. It was visible before adding some Applications in it. Its not showing the active Applications. I don`t know why it is ...
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Getting window-icon to work with Zenity

I am having a weird problem with Zenity. I've never used Zenity before, so this could be a mistake. If I type the command zenity --question --text=QUESTIONGOESHERE ...
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Why the context menu isn't like the launcher menu everywhere? [closed]

I don't think I'm the only only one to think that context menu from the launcher is quite sexy! So why isn't the whole system's interface like that? The context menu elsewhere is pretty normal ...
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Desktop entry does not appear in Unity launcher

I created a .desktop entry for a custom QGIS installation in ~/.local/share/applications. For some reason the Unity launcher and Kupfer refuse to index the entry - it does not show up. Here is the ...
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Why my bookmarked location doesn't show up on right-clicking the Files icon on Launcher?

I have bookmarked a location recently. Although it was a quest in itself (had to search a lot to know that Ctrl+D adds a bookmark), now the bookmarked location is not being displayed on right-clicking ...
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Adding Folder shortcut to Launcher Ubuntu 14.04

I want to add some folder to the launcher so that I can access them at ease. How do I add shortcut to launcher?
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Is there a light-weight minimal Unity Desktop for Ubuntu 14.04?

New to linux here. I created a VM in virtualbox for the latest Ubuntu to get comfortable with linux and to learn Python. I was wondering if there is a lighter-weight desktop for Ubuntu, that still ...
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Thin line between window decoration and launcher

I did not notice until I recently changed my wallpaper, but there seems to be a thin line (maybe 1 pixel) between the unity launcher and a maximized window (see attached screenshot). This problem ...
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Ubuntu launcher (shorcuts bar) multiline view

Is there a way to set ubuntu launcher (or however that line on the side of the screen is called where shortcuts for applications are listed) view to be multiline (at least two lines) instead of ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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Adding my launcher to the Unity Launcher automatically. How?

Based on official documentation: In order to add your launcher to the Unity Launcher on the left, you select and drag it onto the Launcher panel. Alternatively, you can place your .desktop ...
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Qmlscene from Launcher Icon

I'm currently developing an application just for myself on Ubuntu desktop using Ubuntu SDK. I've been trying to make an executable on the desktop/launcher to start the application from the desktop. ...
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Unity launcher made with Alacarte iconless

trying to create a launcher with a .png image file and main menu keeps on removing it. is .png not supported or do I need to edit the image first?
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making a bash script executable programatically

I need to create a bash script to create and mount a drive. So, two simple commands. Both "work" when entered at the command line. The script is created and executed every time a normal user logs in, ...
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How to install Aptana Studio 3 in Ubuntu 14.04? with Launcher shortcuts and Dash search?

I downloaded Aptana Studio 3 Standalone version and extracted the folder in it. I tried to give executable permissions to AptanaStudio3. But I could not. I guess it happened because of the partition ...
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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Hide the Unity Launcher, when an application is maximized

I would like to hide the launcher only when an application goes maximized. This would be really useful when using my browser, because I could have that additional space. Auto-hiding the Launcher isn't ...
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Number of new messages disappears at launcher icon when parameter 'mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder' is set to new value

As soon as I change the default value for mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder to the Inbox, the small box with the number of new messages on launcher icon disappears and is never shown again. ...
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Carnegie learning on Ubuntu (chromebook)

I recently invested in a Chromebook, little did I realize it wouldn't run a crucial program my online school uses. So, I installed Ubuntu so I can toggle between the two via keyboard. The Ubuntu ...
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launcher icons can not be changed

I deleted something cache folder since I can not move and delete icons from the launcher bar. I did a reset the icons, reinstall desktop and unity, the whole system (didn't touch the /home) could ...
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Problem with Script not working properly when ran from Custom Launcher

I am using 13.10 and I have created a Launcher that I want to place on my Desktop using help from other posts that I found here. My problem is (I think) that my Launcher doesn't execute my script. ...
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HP Pavilion tx2514 wacom convertible tablet..“Wacom ISDv4 93 Pen stylus” wont reveal launcher

I have been working on this issue a couple days now. I have installed the latest drivers. I also tried increasing launcher sensitivity using "CompizConfig Settings Manager" and to adjust pressure ...
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Unity Launcher “application start” feedback in custom theme

When I start application in Unity, the application launcher icon blinks informing me that something is happening. That's a behaviour in default Unity theme. However, in theme I use (Moka) such ...
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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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Open apps can not be activated after a while

I just bought a system 76 kudu pro with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. When I have a few applications open and haven't used some of them for a while and want to use them again, it won't work. The apps are ...
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script shortcut to open two files in gedit as sudo

I want to double click a file on my desktop, and have two files be opened in gedit as sudo. Whenever I'm making a new website, I need to open /etc/hosts /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf ...
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Untrusted application launcher (symlink)

I have tried: Untrusted Application Launcher and Untrusted application launcher? neither of above applies to this case, as I made a symbolic link: /usr/share/applications$ ls -la onboard.desktop ...
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Why doesn't 'launcher.set_property(“urgent”, True)' work?

My script: #!/usr/bin/python # update bar on dash icon by stdin # ex: for i in {0..100};do echo "$i";sleep 0.3;done | ./$0 import sys, time from gi.repository import Unity, Gio, GObject, Dbusmenu ...
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Google chrome not working in ubuntu server (Karma)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 I trying to run the TEST $ ./scripts/test.sh but I am getting Starting Karma Server (http://karma-runner.github.io) ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load, can't even open a terminal to type commands, even after boot repair

When I start Ubuntu I only get my desktop picture and am unable to open a terminal to type any commands. When I try a Guest session all I get is a red Ubuntu backdrop, nothing else. I tried boot ...
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eclipse.desktop launcher in /usr/share/applications locked in dash just launches eclipse, but the window is opened in another icon

Ubuntu unity opens a new icon in dash every time i open eclipse, don't mind if i just execute it from the binary or if i created a desktop file. I also reset unity without exit.
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How can I remove a Unity window entry?

I installed Eclipse long time ago from the Software Center, but recently I needed a newer version than the repo one. Then I removed it via Software Center and installed Eclipse Kepler in /opt. ...
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Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut?

Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut? It's on the very top, but I cannot open it with shortcuts, like Super Key+1. If I could, it'll ease things for me, for I ...
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Pixelated launcher icons in the launcher

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04.1, the launcher icons are pixelated as shown in the image. An extra reboot did not resolve the issue. The only relevant customization I can think of is that I ...