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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Add custom icons to the launcher in Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add applications to the launcher? i have installed 11.04 i want to know whether i can add custom icons on launcher or not
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Shortcut to change Launcher 'Hide' setting

When I'm working on my laptop I have periods that I am only using a couple of programs, so the default intellihide setting of the Launcher ('Dodge windows') is very handy. But I also have periods that ...
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How to properly install an unzipped program into the launcher? [closed]

I just download and unzipped Aptana Studio into /opt/AptanaStudio3, and ran the program /opt/AptanaStudio3/AptanaStudio3 using the Nautilus file explorer. It shows as an icon on the launcher when ...
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Disable gnome-panel launcher (Alt+F2)

I'm running Unity and a gnome-panel panel at the bottom at the same time. Is there a way to disable the gnome-panel's launcher? At the moment, both Unity's and gnome-panel's launcher pop up when I ...
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Can you move the Ubuntu Unity launch bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I noticed a lot of questions regarding the unity launch bar and its location , the answers say it cannot be moved , and probably will ...
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How to edit .desktop files in unity-2d? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files? The changes made for unity .desktop launchers does not take effect in unity 2d. Which folder should i look into to make ...
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Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files?

I'd like to know which folder the Unity Launcher .desktop files are stored in, as they're not anymore in /.gconf/desktop and I need to add a custom application to the launcher bar (adding it in ...
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Does anybody know if it's possible to make nested quicklists, or if that feature has been at least considered?

For example, I have a Launcher icon called Google Tools. When I right click it, it gives options to open Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar, etc. However I want to know if there's any way to make the Google ...
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Google services launcher icon

I have added a custom launcher for common services like Gmail etc in Unity. Google Services Launcher Where can I get the Google services icon? In another theme? I'm using default for 11.04.
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Picasa icon disappeared in Unity Launcher

I managed to put Picasa into the Launcher by dragging it from /usr/share/applications. Everything is OK, except the icon: I cannot have an icon on it. When dragging the application, it keeps its icon ...
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Is it possible to change the unity launcher delay to absolute zero? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the Unity launcher delay? although I have seen similar questions and the hint to change it in ccsm under general options, I find it still taking way to ...
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Is there a way to un-group Chrome “Application Shortcuts” in Unity so they appear as standalone programs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force active Launcher webpages to be from the Chromium icon? I have used Google Chrome "Application Shortcuts" to make quick links in the Unity launcher to access ...
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Why doesn't Dash respect the Main Menu categories?

I created some launchers using the Main Menu application, and sorted them, for instance in "Games". They are well listed in the Unity Dash when I click on "All installed applications". However they ...
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Why are emblems disabled in the unity launcher?

I have seen screenshots with emblems and bug reports like this suggest that emblems were there at some point but they no longer work and there does not seem to be a way to set them in the libunity ...
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How to set an icon for Eclipse?

I want to set icon for Launcher. it has file named icon.xpm, but its being ignored by the icon set wizard. I tried to change it to .ico file, but it is still getting ignore. any ideas?
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How can I visually find out which programs are running on the current virtual screen in Unity?

Since switching to Unity in 11.04 I miss the bottom only for one thing: I want to know which windows are on the current virtual screen. I switch between windows with alt+tab and sometimes I don't ...
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Can the Applications or Files and Folders buttons be moved on the Unity Launcher?

Is there a way to move the Applications or Files & Folders buttons on the Unity Launcher? I can move every other button but those. I'd like to move them to the top of the bar instead of their ...
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Ask Ubuntu lens not working in unity, dash [closed]

Yesterday I installed Ask Ubuntu lens in unity but when I open it dash opens, but I never get any search result. Dash always stays empty even searching for "firefox". Right clicking on the lens in ...
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How can I reduce the delay and increase the scroll speed of the unity launcher? [closed]

I find the default launcher display delay to be extremely long and the scroll speed to be extremely slow. I understand why these are the defaults, but it makes me feel like I'm constantly waiting for ...
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Is there an easy way to rearrange or move the icons in the Unity launcher?

It looks like the only time that you can choose where an icon goes on the unity launcher, is when you add it. Is there a way to rearrange the order of an icon after it has been added?
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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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How can I invoke Scale as a Unity Launcher item? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can Unity display a Launcher icon for Spread Mode? The Unity Launcher has an item to invoke Compiz's Expo (Workspace Switcher). How can I do the same with Compiz's ...
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Add unity quicklist launcher with a zenity command

I try to add a quicklist launcher for gedit that allowed me to open a new doc in gedit directly from unity dash so I tried to add this command to my OpenDoc Shortcut Group [OpenDoc Shortcut Group] ...
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Launch multiple applications with one launcher

I want to launch Spotify and spotify-notifier (for sound menu integration) at the same time using the same launcher. How would I do that? Using 11.04 with Unity.
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How do I shrink the Unity launcher icons to make them smaller? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize the Unity launcher? I would like to make the icons in the launcher smaller, so that more of them can be displayed in that precious vertical space. How ...
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How do I add a launcher to unity for “gksudo ”gnome-open %u“”?

How do I create a new launcher for Drag & Drop gksudo "gnome-open %u"?
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How to make unity terminal button open a separate terminal?

Just upgraded Ubuntu to 11.4, stuck with trying to accomplish things in this crazy new Unity desktop. In the vertical bar there's a button to open a terminal. Ok, I open a terminal, cd to a ...
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How do you label a Launcher icon which has no icon label

How do you label a Launcher icon which has no icon label For example I added gtkpod but I have a black square where an icon should be. How do I add an icon?
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How do you stop GNOME Shell adding a second icon to the launcher even though the application is already favourited? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate icons in GNOME Shell I've been playing around with GNOME Shell for a while and every thing is smooth. So much so that my biggest gripe is to do with the way ...
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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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Is it possible to add a quicklist to the Libreoffice Writer icon in the Launcher showing my most recently opened documents?

Is it possible to add a quicklist to the Libreoffice Writer icon in the Unity Launcher showing my most recently opened documents?
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Launcher not hiding

When I connect using NX (NoMachine's; not FreeNX), the launcher stays there, on top of open windows. I haven't been able to close it at all. Locally (with full unity instead of unity-2d, that is), it ...
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How do adjust the launcher slide out time to be instant? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the Unity launcher delay? Hello friends, i was wondering if anyone knows whether or not it is possible to instantly auto-hide the unity bar, rather ...
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Just Upgraded to 11.04 form 10.10. It hangs after boot and just new desktop is shown

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10 using direct Internet connection and now just new looking desktop (with the Launcher on the left) is shown and system hangs. Mouse cursor is moving but ...
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How do I change the command that a launcher item launches?

I'm not sure what commands are issued when trying to launch a program from the dash. How can I determine this and modify the commands of these short cuts? For example, I would like to change the ...
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LibreOffice shows many icons on the Launcher, what can I do about this?

When I run LibreOffice it shows another icon at the launcher. If I open new files it will keep showing new icons for each file. When I run it from the terminal it does not return any error messages. ...
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How do I add a name to a launcher?

I added application to launcher like this. I run it from command line, then when icon appeared in launcher, I right clicked it and checked "Keep In Launcher". It works fine, but I'd like to add name ...
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Can I rearrange Unity lenses on the launcher?

Is it possible to reorder Unity 2D lenses? I have several installed, and I want them in a different order on the launcher.
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How to drag KDE programs to the Launcher in Ubuntu 11.04

I am trying to drag Ktorrent to the launcher but the Launcher does not accept Ktorrent. It just bounces back and it does not get added. When the ktorrent icon dragged on top of the launcher, the whole ...
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How to drag an image to the side panel to open with Chrome

When i drag an image (In this case an png) all elements in the Panel go gray except for Firefox. This means that i can open and show the png image with Firefox but i also have Chrome in that list. How ...
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Launcher doesn't remember custom icons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? Okay, on a fresh install of 11.04 unity there are default icons; these inclide libreoffice, ubuntu ...
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how to change default launcher icons in unity for a new user?

I have customised my Unity launcher's icon list with custom launchers . Now I want the same customised launcher to appear when i create a new user. Currently the default ubuntu launcher appears when I ...
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What happened to the quick desktop button?

In 10.10 in the task bar there was a button that minimized all windows. Now that there is no task bar (bummer) the button is gone (double bummer) anyone know how to get it back? The button or the ...
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How do I remove the Unity launcher?

How can we remove the launcher that come with Unity on this new Ubuntu version ?
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How do I create a desktop launcher?

Now I am a new convert from Windows to Ubuntu and I really like what I am seeing, however being a newbie I cant seem to figure out how to create a "launcher" on the desktop. I know that you right ...
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Quicklist for Google Chrome (for bookmarks, new windows, etc) not working properly

I tried to make a quicklist for Google Chrome by editing the .desktop file in /opt/google/chrome but there is a small problem If i already have an instance of google chrome running and then i use the ...
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How can I remove the Trash icon from the Unity launcher?

I would like to not show the trash icon at the bottom of the Unity launcher. Is this possible without having to recompile anything? :P
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What are the different colors on the unity launcher icons?

Example: My question is simple. What are the different colors representing in the unity launcher background for each icon. I mean, it seems consistent (firefox is always orange), but it's not ...
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Add Vim to Unity launcher?

Please can someone explain how to add a launcher icon in Unity (along the left side) for Vim - or any other terminal-based application? I press alt+f2, type vim, and drag the icon to the left ... but ...
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How can I set up that the menu bar on the left is always shown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? Hey, I alway will see may menu bar on the left site. So I can switch faster between programms. In the ...