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 make the top panel blend with the launcher?

When you open the dash, the top bar becomes transparent and the top panel, launcher and dash all seem to blend together, is it possible to make it look that way all the time, even when the dash is ...
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Python application has no icon in Unity launcher

I have written a python application (with pygtk and pymozembed) which I use very often. In the Unity dash my application has an icon (as I definded in the .desktop file). But when I start it, there ...
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How to start eclipse while in gnome shell?

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 10.04 to 11.10 using a USB stick. On 10.04 I had a manual Eclipse installation, that got correctly integrated into the Unity launch bar (meaning that I can start and run it). ...
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How do you change the launcher icon to visualize the active workspace?

I want the Unity launcher icon to show me (at a glance) on which workspace I am (as in most of the other desktop environments) - is there a way to? I tried to search the issue but there are too many ...
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How to enable dropping any file type on particular or any Unity launcher item?

For example I cannot drag and drop folders and .py files to the meld using launcher but it accepts them perfectly.
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Java programs cannot be relaunched from launcher side bar

I run a java program (smartgit for example). What I see in the launcher is just a question mark. Marking the "Keep in Launcher" doesn't open the app. It just blinks for several seconds and stops ...
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Why does my Opera window not show up in Unity?

So, I got a new computer (to work on it), and installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it. As my home computer is not strong enough (I'm using some strange mix of Xubuntu/Ubuntu/Kubuntu there), this was my first ...
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Icon disappears from launcher after reboot

I'm using 11.10. I've created /usr/share/applications/idea.desktop with such content: [Desktop Entry] Name=IntellijIdea Comment=Idea Exec=idea StartupNotify=true ...
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Problem after upgrading from 10.04 to 11.10 on a Mac

I've just upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.10 on my Mac(OS X) but after it has restarted, it would not open after selecting the Ubuntu launcher. I have a black screen with a flashing bar and cannot do ...
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Launcher sometimes doesn't show with the mouse

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Unity and I am getting more and more convinced by the concept of unity. My launcher is set to hide when covered by a window and to show up when the mouse pointer hid the left. ...
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Update Manager is in Launcher and Alt-Tab list, but I can't switch to it [closed]

The Update Manager recently started itself and found two updates. I can tell by the icon in the launcher. The icon has a (2) on it and a little white arrow saying the application is running. I can ...
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Libre Office Impress opens in 11.10, but not in the launcher [closed]

I double click my presentation to open it w/Impress and it opens, but there is no icon in the launcher (or alt-tab switcher) to indicate that its open. I tried keeping the Impress icon in the ...
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Mac OS X-like application launching for Ubuntu/Linux?

Once an application is first launched in OS X from the dock, it stays open in the background, even after you close all open windows for that application. For example, if I open Google Chrome from the ...
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Application isn't showing up in launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? So I downloaded eclipse earlier today so I can start to learn the Android SDK. I typically write java programs with vim from ...
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Add extra shortcuts to the Ubuntu launcher quick keys

My problem is that the Ubuntu launcher has shortcut numbers assign to the first 10. How can i extend this to more of them, like letter or more numbers. Is this possible?
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How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons?

Is it possible to make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller or larger than the default size?
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Customizing Unity Launcher with Launcher.qml

I have been customizing the /usr/share/unity-2d/launcher/Launcher.qml file so that the Launcher will be completely transparent. However, every time I save it and do unity --replace nothing changes. ...
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gnome-terminal and midnight-commander in different Unity Launcher's groups

I have a gnome-terminal icon and midnight-commander icon in launcher. When I press mc icon and then press gnome-terminal icon both applications add to the group of applications of mc icon. How can I ...
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How can I change the background color of the unity launcher?

I really dislike the slight dark-purple tint to the side-launcher bar and shell surrounding the menu after pressing the meta key. How can I set this to another color? There are configure options ...
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Is it possible to change the colour of the launcher/dash “glass”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the background color of the unity launcher? The launcher and dash have a semitransparent background which I think of as being made of black glass. I ...
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Can I put more applications in a Unity icon?

Is it possible to 'enclose' more than one application in a single Unity icon/button? In order to keep under control the number of buttons on launcher, it will be very useful to me to store some ...
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How do I prevent an application from obscuring the launcher when it is maximized?

I want to configure my Unity desktop in Oneiric so that: The launcher is never hidden. When I maximize an application, it fills the visible workspace except for the launcher and the panel. ...
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“Never hide” Unity launcher via CCSM & gconf doesn't work

All: I am running Unity 3D and I want to set my launcher to never hide. I first ran ccsm, and set "Hide Launcher" to "Never". I rebooted then logged back in and it was still auto-hiding. I then ran ...
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Can I have a list of opened windows instead expo effect?

When there are more than one window opened of the same aplication and I click on the icon to choose between the windows, the expo effect appears, just like the image below: But in Unity 2D it gets ...
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How to configure clicking a launcher icon minimizes all related apps

Lets say I have 4 terminals opened. If I click the terminal launcher icon it maximizes all terminal windows. If I click again it shows all of them in a windows lists fashion so I can click a specific ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Launcher Missing Icon

I download Eclipse, uncompressed it in my home folder, launched the application, and selected to keep the application in the launcher. However, the eclipse icon is not being displayed. I'm assuming ...
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How can I get rid of devices and mounted partitions in unity launcher?

The following used to work: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices devices-option "Never" But after I reinstalled yesterday the devices-option key is gone and so it fails. dconf-editor only ...
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How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher?

How can I pin eclipse indigo 3.7 I have 'installed' at /opt/ to the taskbar? I have tried launching eclipse and right-clicking to choose the 'keep in launcher' option. But when I click that icon, ...
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Adding custom applications to Gnome launcher

Looking for a utility that allows me insert an item into the list of applications that GNOME knows about. For example: I have downloaded Eclipse EE (I have some very special plugins that I need to ...
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Icon for java is low resolution on launcher

On Ubuntu Oneiric, I am mildly annoyed by the icon that apparently Java programs give themselves by default. It is too low a resolution. I have 'emblem' set as the overlay icon for Compiz's scale ...
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Libreoffice writer is missing its icon. Where should I put a replacement?

The other libreoffice programs all have their icons in place but I get the 'blank icon' icon in unity's launcher. Any idea of the directory I should place a replacement icon or how I can get it back? ...
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Ubuntu Software Center: Add option to launch application after installation

Does any body know why Ubuntu Software Center can not launch applications after installation ? All user install application only for one purpose - launch it and use. Why we need to install it and ...
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How do I add a custom launcher?

I started by searching guides. I found this guide but neither of the main methods works anymore in 11.10. The first solution, I have created the desktop file, however the file location given as ...
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How to remove a launcher from a Gnome Panel?

My kids put some bogus launcher on top bar (I have no idea how) : How can I remove it? I get only next options : properties and launch.
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Browser's back button hidden by unity launcher

Usually when i try to reach a back button on my browser, I end up with a launcher popping over it. So instead of simply pushing "back" button I have to deal with a launcher. I think this is unity's ...
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CompizConfig caused Unity to change

After I installed CompizConfig and just clicked on an option (I don't remember witch), the launcher bar disappeared completly and also the things in the upper-right corner aren't there anymore. I ...
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How to make unity hide applications from the launcher if they're running on other desktops/workspaces?

I would like to be able to hide applications running in other workspaces, under Unity. For example, chrome is open in workspace 1, and when I go to another workspace, it should be hidden from the ...
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How can I add a bash script to the Unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create launchers on my desktop? How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut I open my favourite IDE (PhpStorm) using a custom bash script. I would like ...
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Change jdownloader icon of the launcher

This is what I see in the launcher when I open JDownloader I don't want to create a launcher that always stay in the dashboard, I only want see the apropiated icon when open JD.
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How to add windows partition to unity home icon launcer ?

I already seen examples for adding favorite places on home icon launcher for Documents, Music, Pictures, Downloads and already added it. Now I want to have also add Windows partition so that when I ...
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Why does Nautilus use a separate icon rather than the one already docked from the default install?

When Nautilus is running it does not group open instances with the pre-existing docked icon. It adds this file cabinet looking icon to the task bar. I know this isn't default behavior and I'm ...
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Application does not open in the same workspace when switched during loading

If the workspace is switched while a program loads, its window will open in the newly-active workspace. Is there any way to change this? I'd much prefer that the program open in the workspace it was ...
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Can I make the launcher not extend the entire height of my screen?

I was wondering if it is possible to NOT extend the launcher of unity, like the dock of Gnome Shell?
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How do I stop that launcher from popping up when mouse goes to the left edge?

This is what it says on the help.ubuntu.com website, but when i go to system settings, it does not have a Launcher & Menus option. I wish I could revert back to the old Ubuntu, I hate this ...
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How can I set the Unity2D launcher to be always shown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure Unity 2D? Is it possible to have the bar on the left side always on top? I fixed this for Unity 3D, but I'm now using Unity 2D and when a window is ...
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Launcher window dodge doesn't work

In two accounts I have the launcher set to "Dodge Windows" (confirmed via CCSM). However, in one account it doesn't work, the launcher is stuck open as though I'd selected "Never". I found some hints ...
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How to keep Unity 2D Launcher visible with fullscreen apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d? Using gconf-editor, I have set the following: /desktop/unity-2d/launcher hide_mode 0 use_strut ticked When I ...
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If there a way to configure the delay between the time the mouse moves out of the launcher and the time the launcher closes?

If there a way to configure the delay between the time the mouse get out of the launcher and the time the launcher close ? I'd like to set it to 0 ! Thanks (and sorry if the answer has already be ...
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Why is my Rubbish Bin Icon in Unity Launcher opening with Gwenview?

I guess the question says it all =/ Already installed Ubuntu Tweak and fiddled with the associations, but nothing is associated with Gwenview. Still, the rubbish bin opens up with it instead of ...
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How to enable concertina effect?

The launcher in Ubuntu 11.10 has no concertina effect like it had in Ubuntu 11.04. Does anyone know how to enable this function? Take a look at the picture to understand what is the concertina ...