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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Launch a second copy of an application using unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start a second instance of a program from Unity's launcher? I figured out how to launch a second copy of an application using the keyboard, (Super+Shift+#) ...
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Ubuntu Unity (64-bit) Bugs on Nvidia dual screen [closed]

On my work computer I have upgraded 10.04 to 10.10 and now to 11.04. Upgrades have mostly worked well and the dual screen setup is almost working. There are however a couple of annoying bugs which I ...
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what is the file that contains the default application icons list for the unity launcher?

can anyone tell me the name of the file which contains the default icons list for Unity launcher? I am assuming it will be a .conf file.
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The 'File Manager' icon in the Unity launcher opens my Home folder. How can I get it to open my Documents folder instead?

I open my Documents folder more often than my Home folder. In Unity, if I want to open Documents, I click on the File manager icon in the launcher (this opens Home), then I click on Documents in the ...
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Can I create a quicklist sub-menu?

Can I create a quicklist sub-menu for my launchers? Like if I put Ubuntu and on hover it opened a sub-menu with all my Ubuntu links?
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How to easily open the Launcher with a secondary monitor to the left

I have two monitors (24" as main and a 19" to the left). Each time I want to swap to a different application or launch a new one, the launcher seems a little problematic to come up. Even though ...
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How can I move the Applications and Files & Folders lenses in the launcher?

In the launcher there are two types of launcher items. The default ones in the bottom part of the launcher, such as the Workspace Switcher, Applications lens, Files & Folders lens and Trash, and ...
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How to make Unity Launcher menu be almost always hidden and not influence window placement

I'm using Unity on 11.04. I've had a look at the compiz-config settings but could not find any answers. I would like to change a few default settings in Unity Launcher. I would like to apply ...
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unity launcher behaves very weird

I recently upgraded to 11.04, and the unity launcher is really giving me a headache: sometimes it gets stuck in the open mode. after turning on the "auto hide" in compiz-config it does disappear, ...
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Move left launcher to another monitor

I use a large monitor as primary and laptop screen as secondary. Is it possible to move the launcher to my big monitor or do I have to turn off my laptop monitor? "Monitor Preferences" (Launcher ...
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How to delete Apps and Files & Folder (lenses) icons from Launcher?

Hi there, I've been looking for some information about how to delete those Icons (Applications and Files & Folders). Why? Simple, because I understand that Ubuntu's button (BFB) it's a better ...
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Can I get rid of the launcher in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? Just wondering if I can get rid of the launcher in the Unity desktop and replace it by something else?
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How do I run Angry Birds?

I see that there is an HTML version of Angry Birds. How do I use it? I'd also like to have the icon on my launcher so I can run it as it's own application.
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What to do when Unity's Launcher gets stuck open?

My Unity Launcher is currently stuck open. Short of logging out and back in, does anyone have ideas for getting it to auto-hide as usual?
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Is there a way to disable the workspace switcher in unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the Workspace Switcher launcher from Unity launcher? The workspace switcher is not a regular launcher and not a lense but there must be a place where the panel ...
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Can I make a *.desktop item always be maximized?

Is there anything I can add to a *.desktop file (used in my Launcher panel) to make the application always open maximized? In particular, I'm looking at the gnome-terminal.
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How can I make running emacsclient from the unity launcher reuse an existing emacs window

(I'm actually asking this even though I intend to supply the answer, so this is more by way of providing a tip.) If you create an emacsclient launcher by copying a .desktop file (e.g. the Emacs one), ...
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No Launcher on an Acer D620 netbook [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.04. I found no laincher at the left side. I wamt to know why? Secondlay, my Acer Netbook D260, cannot find the wifi. How i can solve it.
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How do I remove icons from the Unity launcher using a script?

After a fresh install of 11.04 I have a script that does a few useful things. Is there a way to remove the LibreOffice, Ubuntu One etc icons from the Unity launcher using command line so I can put it ...
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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?