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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Can I configure the Unity launcher to appear on both of my monitors? [closed]

I would like to have the Unity launcher appear on both of my monitors. If the launchers could be configured to show only the windows active on their respective monitors, that would be even better. ...
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How do I hide Thunderbird from the launcher while running?

I have a question for you all. It's possible to "hide" thunderbird from the unity application bar when thunderbird is running? For my is unhelpfull see thunderbird on the "mail" tray ( near shutdown ...
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How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher?

I don't like the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher, it's pretty inconsistent with the Faenza icon theme and I would like to change it. How can I do that?
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Weird space on launcher after making a custom quicklist

after applying the settings in question How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity?, i get the unity launcher just ok, but when opening a nautilus windows, a blank ...
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How to add custom icon to Kubuntu 11.10 launcher?

I have a shell script, idea, that simply sets JAVA_HOME then launches idea.sh. It doesn't show in a Dash Home search so I can't use the drag-and-drop way of adding it to the launcher. How do I do ...
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How to set icon properties in Kubuntu 11.10 launcher?

I have some scripts: chrome-aoeu@gmail.com chrome-ueoa@netflix.com that open Chrome with specific --user-data-dir settings. When I drag the icons into launcher, the icon launches Chrome, but it ...
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How to recover the launcher?

I recently upgraded to 11.10 (what a mistake) and was using CompizConfig. Just clicking around in CompizConfig, my launcher disappeared. Rebooting doesn't help. unity --reset ends with ...
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Where is the information about custom launchers in Unity panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? I have recently pinned my "custom" application to the Unity launcher bar. I'd like to tweak it a bit, add a ...
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Clicking on a mounted drive on the launcher doesn't open it

My external drive is mounted as /media/usr2 and is visible in the "dock". When I right-click it, "Open" is one of the options but it never opens. Why does "Open" not work?
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Unity Launcher buttons size 11.10 on Samsung netbooks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity? I've followed all the instructions in the previous questions and the size (obtrusively enormous btw) of the icons doesn't change. What else ...
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My launcher disappeared

Installed 11.10 today to my netbook, and after a reboot the Launcher is gone entirely. It doesn't show user info in top right or anything either, just "File Edit View Go.." in the top left. Alt+F2 ...
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Can I resize icons on the launcher to smaller than 32 pixels? [duplicate]

Is there a way to get smaller icons in Unity that are less than 32 pixels? I would like to set it at something like 24 or 26, because 32 is too big on a 1366x786 screen.
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Missing launcher, top panel without icons, an ATI driver problem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, the following problems occurs when accesing in ubuntu mode (3D): the launcher is ...
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unity launcher doesn't respond to mouse at the left side when the applications are fullscreen

I,ve just installed 11.10 and I have this problem that sometimes launcher doesn't respond to mouse and it does not reveal. when I do unity --replace in terminal nothing happens, it just set the ...
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Not a directory error when try to modify ~/.local/share/applications/

I want to add a working eclipse icon to the launcher but when I try to create a file "eclipse.desktop" under ~/.local/share/applications/ I get an error indicating that applications is not a ...
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Unity launcher missing, top panel changed colour, no controls on the right hand side of the top panel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I've just installed 11.10 and am having some big problems. After installing updates and programs I wanted I did a ...
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graphic bug in unity, messy background for dash and launcher [closed]

Since the oneiric update, after some usage the dash and the launcher backgrounds (when open) become messy. Here you can see a screenshot: Sometimes, I also noticed (don't know if it's a bug) that ...
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How can I create a launcher in 11.10?

After I upgraded to 11.10, the Create New Launcher option has disappeared from the menu (Right click anywhere on desktop). It also doesn't look like the "Finder" can find anything named "launcher" ...
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How to add folders in launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus In others Ubuntus you could just press right mouse and add launcher. In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't do that. So, how can I ...
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Why doesn't the Libreoffice icon appear on my launcher when running?

When we run an application, its icon would appear on the launcher and so we can call it back after minimize it. Specially, a little triangle would keep appearing near the icon, meaning this ...
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Can I remove the launcher tooltip delay?

Ubuntu 11.10 provides a small delay for displaying the tool-tip when hovering over items in the launcher. This, oddly enough, gives the impression of a sluggish desktop. Is there anyway to disable ...
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Are there any 2D alternatives to Unity?

I'm just wondering if there are any 2D alternatives to Unity (excluding KDE, XFCE, LXDE, etc.) that have a modern look to them. I like Unity (since I'm newer to Ubuntu) but I just think an ...
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Am I able to pin files to the launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a document shortcut to the Unity Panel? I am working on a project, and I'd like to be able to pin it to the launcher (as opposed to pinning the app to open ...
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Change Icon Size in Unity 2D Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? Is it possible to change the icon sizes of the buttons in the launcher used in Unity 2D?
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How can I set the launcher to open by putting the mouse in the top left corner? [closed]

In natty you could instantly open the app bar by putting the mouse in the top left corner of the screen. Now you need to place your mouse to the left of the screen and wait. How can I get the old ...
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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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Unity Launcher ignores Compiz Settings

I've followed the steps in a number of other posts on askubuntu. Installed compiz, set the launcher to autohide and reveal mode to none. Yet, the launcher somehow maintains it's default setting to ...
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How do I remove the launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? What I want, is the top bar from Unity and nothing else. Everything I've tried so far has failed. I've installed compiz, but there ...
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How to make Nautilus launcher _with_ quicklists behave like normal nautilus launcher in Unity

I followed this question: How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? And created the launcher. It's pretty good, as you can see here: But when I click it (be ...
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How do I always show the launcher (i.e. disable the auto-hide functionality)? [closed]

When I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, the setting remained. Now that I have done a clean install of 11.10, the CCSM option does NOT work anymore and I can't seem to find a solution. Also note that I am ...
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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.. ...
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What is the easiest way to launch Dash with a single-touch screen and auto-hidden launcher?

There is a lot of devices with a single-touch screen and the Oneiric Unity has no always-visible Dash icon. So, how can I get it without keyboard providing that moving pointer to the edge is almost ...
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How do I prevent Unity-2D Launcher from showing when I touch left edge of screen?

One of the things I really liked about 11.04 was how I could make the Launcher only show when I moved the mouse to a corner. In 11.10 Unity-2D the Launcher shows every time my mouse goes against the ...
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Launchbar fix position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable autohiding for launcher in Unity I have launchbar which moves when I remove mouse from left side, but I want it to stay there, whether I mouse over there ...
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Unity dash does not get keyboard focus first time [closed]

When I login to a unity session, the first time I press the Super key, the dash pops up but the keyboard focus does not go to it. I press the Super key a second time to dismiss the dash, and a third ...
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Unity launcher crashes and leaves ghost shadow

Sometimes my Unity launcher crashes and shows and undesirable behaviour: although it still hides, it leaves a ghost shadow behind it. I don't know how to solve it and the only way to recover the ...
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How do I create a Unity launcher icon for Redcar in an RVM environment?

Redcar is a graphical application that is installed via a Ruby gem, and I have installed it in a Ruby environment that is managed by RVM. A launcher icon isn't automatically installed, so I need to ...
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How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d?

I have install ubuntu 11.10 and use unity-2d. The Unity-2d auto hide. I want it to be always show
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App launch “outside” of the unity-panel launcher

I created a .desktop file for the "exploTux" game (see https://gna.org/projects/explotux/ ), but the launcher does not match the app window. To be clear: when I click the launcher on the Unity panel, ...
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Top left window corner pixel without clickable function

From 11.04 getting used to quickly push the mouse into the top left corner to make the launcher appear, I have to realize that in 11.10 only the Globalmenu appears. What's the intended functionality ...
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Reassign keyboard shortcuts for Unity “launcher”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? How can I reassign the keyboard shortcuts for the Unity "launcher" (in Ubuntu 11.10beta1) By default, the ...
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How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove launcher drive icons? In 11.10 how do I go about removing the mounted drives icons on the Unity Launcher? This article: ...
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Unity shows no icons or launcher, I get only the wallpaper

When I log in using Unity all I get is the wallpaper - no icons, no launcher, no apps, nothing. I can only get ubuntu classic to work (GNOME as far as I know) because I'm new to Ubuntu and I only like ...
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What customisation options are available for the new unity launcher?

I'm looking to understand what are the customisation options available for the unity launcher in 11.10. Is it possible to modify?: size of launcher, (smaller than 32 px? bigger than 64?) position ...
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How do I stop the Unity launcher from hiding behind other windows?

The Unity launcher tends to put itself in the background of any windows sometimes. It does not occur on startup, just randomly after some hours of usage. How do I bring it back to front without ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.04 Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I have searched the net and found out that the Launcher is not movable. With widescreen format it makes perfect sense to have the launcher ...
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How do I add (mail) programs to the messages indicator?

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with unity, i just wonder why gnome-default-applications-properties only show me the evolution program. There was no customize option before? Just would like to launch ...
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How to hide the launcher when fullscreen apps like Freecol are running? [closed]

Every time I run Freecol the Unity launcher appears and stays there on top of all apps and doesn't hide like it usually does. How to fix that?
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Blue “gap” behind the Unity launcher button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the blue triangle on the home button for? I regularly have a gap in the upper-left corner of the button for the Unity launcher. It is almost like a beveling of ...