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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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 ...
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How can I configure the launcher in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure Unity 2D? Is it possible to resize the Unity 2D launcher? Is it possible to change the reveal mode from the left edge with delay to the top left ...
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How do I make my apps windows get their own Unity launchers?

I'm writing an application that potentially uses quite a few windows. It would be nice if I could make at least some of those windows get their own Unity launcher entries. How do I do that?
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Unity Launcher Autohide won't work [closed]

Ever since I installed 11.04 I've been having this freaking problem with the Unity launcher. I don't know what the hell I do - but, initially, when I boot Ubuntu, the autohide works. And then - I have ...
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How do I recover the launcher?

My 7 yr old son recently attempted to get on the computer and rebooted it somehow. Now the launcher is missing and I am unable to use the system. I have rebooted several times with the same results, ...
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How can I make Chromium app windows count as “their own application” in the Unity launcher?

I'm trying to add a Chromium app window (chromium-browser --app=http://example.org) to the launcher. I've put together a .desktop file and it works, but all instances of Chromium get lumped together. ...
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Customization for quicklists of Unity is reverted after reboot

I followed the instructions here to modify my quicklists of Unity. For examples in order to add an "Root Terminal" item I modified my gnome-terminal.desktop as follows: [Desktop Entry] Name=Terminal ...
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Can I remove the mounted drives launcher icons in Unity 2D?

Application's launcher icons can be removed using gconf-editor, but mounted drives appear on the launcher at all times (I auto-mount storage drives for my users). In Unity 3D these can be removed by ...
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How can I put a “lock sreen” icon on the launcher?

At first I apologize if the subject was in the wrong place The reason is that I do not speak English And enlisted Google to translate can I register and add this topic I have a question: I use ...
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How can I change the order of cycling windows in Unity launcher?

When there are multiple instances of the same application running, each with its own window, the Unity launcher shows one icon for all of them. Then you have to click on that icon to go the "first" ...
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How to move Unity Launcher to a different monitor?

I have two monitors. The left monitor is set as primary, but the Unity Launcher appears on the right monitor. How can I move it to the other monitor?
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How can I create a launcher item for jvisualvm?

When I create a launcher item for jvisualvm according to the regular procedure described here, it does not behave as expected. Instead of just starting the app, it starts the app as a different ...
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Custom unity launcher for audacity

I use audacity a lot so would like a custom launcher menu for audacity in unity. Similar to this List of custom Launchers & Quicklists for Unity but specific to audacity Menu may include ...
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Restore Home Icon on Ubuntu 11.04 Launcher

After installing Ubuntu 11.04, I removed the Home Icon from the launcher by right clicking on the Home Icon and chosing the - Keep In Launcher option. Then it disappeared. Now I am wondering how do I ...
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What are the options for a very simple launcher?

I'm not overly impressed with the new Unity launcher following my upgrade to 11.04. Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome wasn't too bad once you'd sorted out all your *.desktop files and I'd been running with this ...
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unable to create new launcher

I cannot create a new launcher anywhere (either in the normal GNOME desktop or Unity). No action when I right-click the desktop and select Create Launcher.... At last I tried to create launcher, ...
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Is there a way to add a common user menu to the Unity launcher?

Having just upgraded from 10.04 to 11.04, I'm getting used to the Unity interface. Back in Gnome, I managed to create a "common" menu accessible from the start button to which I could simply add ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 launcher… with tabs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to preview windows of a specific application in Unity? In Windows 7, if you have more of the same window open at the same time and you click on the icon, it pops out ...
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Everything Unity & Gnome gets reset on reboot / logoff / shutdown [closed]

Really odd issue here, Whenever I log out, Ubuntu looses all settings for the launcher preferences - I get the defaults again, that is, from the top - Home, Firefox, Libreoffice Writer, Calc and ...
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How to add a shortcut for Humble Bundle games in Unity?

I downloaded some games from the humblebundle, but most of them don't have deb files. They run fine after extracting them and double clicking on the executable, but unity doesn't automatically find ...
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Is there a way to hide applications from other desktops/workspaces in the Unity launcher?

I don't want to see applications that are opened on my other desktops (workspaces) in my Unity launcher (or sidebar, whatever it is called). I find it annoying and would prefer if Unity just dealt ...
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System Center icon doesn't show when pinned to launcher [closed]

On Natty Narwhal, I dragged System Center to the launcher. Instead of an icon, I get a blank square on the launcher. Clicking on it does launch the system center, though. This issue does not happen ...
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Resolution Changed -> Unity Launcher now in wrong location

My old tft broke down. I have two actually. I had to replace the main one (originally I had 1980x1200 resolution) with one with 1980x1080. I fixed the resolution in the xorg.conf with the nvidia ...
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How does Unity launcher choose which window to show when multiple windows are in the same group? [closed]

For example, in Firefox, if I have a main window and the source code window (Ctrl+U), and both are minimized, clicking on the Firefox icon in the launcher will make one window appear. How does Unity ...
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Non-Full-Screen Application Launcher in Gnome 3?

I'm trying out Gnome Shell in 11.04. You can push the "activities" key to get into the overview where you can launch applications. I like the idea of the overview as an aid in switching focus, but ...
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Where the configuration file of unity launcher is located? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a Unity configuration file? Where the configuration file of unity launcher is located? Settings which are available through dconf-editor. (desktop-> ...
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Is it possible to restart only the dash and panel with launchers without restarting unity?

I know there is `unity-panel-service', which is used for restarting the panel. But it is possible restart the "Dash/Launchers" section without restarting the whole unity plugin? I have used for my ...
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How can I find the location of an icon of a launcher in use?

I have a launcher on my desktop and want to add another one manually with the same icon. When I go to the preferences of the existing launcher and click the icon, it doesn't take me to the folder ...
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Firefox won't integrate with unity launcher

After a recent firefox upgrade, the integration with the unity launcher went pear-shaped. Clicking on the Firefox icon does not move focus to the running firefox, but starts another firefox instance / ...
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Unity launcher bar stuck and won't hide

When using drag and drop the launcher bar reveals and will not hide unless I close the program. Is their a fix?
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How can I debug the unity launcher where it sometimes causes a system freeze?

Sometimes when I move the mouse to the unity launcher the system freezes (sometimes I can move the mouse). I can't even CTRL+ALT+F1. How would I go about figuring out what the cause is and recover ...
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How to make aplications installed in /opt appear in Unity?

Libreoffice 3.4 was installed in /opt and a link to the executable was put in /usr/bin, but Unity search can't find it. Also, if I open Libreoffice Writer, for instance, and ask to keep its icon in ...
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Change Unity Launcher position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? In Ubuntu 11.04, how can i change the position of Unity Launcher, which is left by default to say Top, Right or bottom?
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Creating Ubuntu Live CD with customized Unity launcher

I would like to create a custom Ubuntu image based on Natty using Ubuntu Customization Kit. I also want to customize the icons appearing on the Unity Launcher. I can change the icons on my desktop ...
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Different action for unity launcher icon depending on action?

I'm making a launcher that when clicked will open up a chromium window with tabs for Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, but I'd also like to drag and drop documents into the launcher icon and ...
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Synapse vs. Kupfer, which is lighter for you?

For me Synapse idles at approximately 7MiB, Kupfer at 23MiB. That is with nearly all except four plugins off for Kupfer. I thought it was supposed to be the lightest and I love the plugins for it. ...
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Blender has weird fuzzy misbehaving icon in launcher

I got Blender 2.58 (stable) from blender.org (downloaded the package, extracted it). Everything works fine, but the only thing that bugs me is that the icon in the launcher (when I open it) is really ...
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Setting the working directory

I want to create a quick launch icon for MATLAB, but it won't start if the working directory is not the same as the directory where the executable is. Can I specify the working directory in the ...
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Unity launcher resets every time I log in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? I think something went wrong with my installation. For one, the live-installer was still there ...
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Unity Launcher Does Not Remember Favorites

I have already looked at the similar questions, but none of the solutions there worked for me. Basically, I can edit and remove icons just fine when I am in a session, but the next time I am logged ...
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A “Commands” element appeared in my Unity launcher…what is it?

As you can see, this blank Commands lens is now on my Unity Launcher, without installing any related software. It launches the Run a command dialog (like Alt+F2) but it has no icon...how did it get ...
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Unity application launchers are disappeared

Once I'm adding application launcher onto unity dock I expect it will be there as long as I want, but after the system restarted they're just disappeared. What may cause the problem or what should I ...
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Stacks for Unity Launcher

I'm looking forward to emulate the behavior of OS X Dock Stacks so that I can have, for instance, one stack for browsers and another one for IDES. People at ask ubuntu are doing a lot of cleaver stuff ...
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how to make changes to launcher in unity permanent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? i spent now a couple of hours reading and trying. i went through the whole faq here, but couldn't ...