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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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 ...
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How do I add applications to the Unity launcher?

How do I add apps to the Launcher?
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How do I add a launcher for .sh applications?

I have installed ubuntu (11.04). I installed phpstorm which is simply an archive for you to extract and shove in your /opt directory. To run it you would use /opt/PhpStorm-103.243/bin/PhpStorm.sh ...
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How do I get DVD to play in VLC from unity dash launcher?

Once I put the DVD into DVD drive, it appears in the Unity dash/place. Clicking the icon opens nautilus. How do I make clicking the icon to open VLC player and start playing it ?.
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How to disable autohiding for launcher in Unity

The launcher appears to slow and disappears to fast how can I disable autohiding behavior of launcher. I use desktop pc
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List of Quicklists available for Applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the custom launchers and quicklists created for Unity? Quicklists are the right-click menu a for applications on the Unity Launcher and it would be nice to have ...
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How can I change the Unity launcher delay?

I find the sidebar to appear and disappear terribly slow. How can I change the delay?
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How to remove the Launcher from Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? I would like to remove the Launcher from Unity, Can someone please help me get pointed in the right direction?
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How to remap keyboard shortcuts in Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: > Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? I am aware of how to change the shortcut to focus the Launcher with Compiz Settings Manager, so this is a different ...
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Home launcher disappeared, how do I get it back?

After doing this, my home launcher disappeared and I cannot get it back on the panel. I changed file back on the original, but still cannot get it back. Is there something else I need to check?
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How to have a way to quickly change programs in Unity?

I just have Unity running today, I like the way it hides stuff to increase screen space. Also, I like the new Workspace switcher and Applications "app". But I now find it hard to switch apps. Alt tab ...
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Extract icon from Mono executable

I am running Mono executables from the Launch panel in Gnome, but I can't set the right icon. How to do that?
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How do I create a standard icon set?

I am a designer and I have created a few icons. How would I need to package said icons so an end user could install easily and only change the icons I have specified and not mess with any other icons? ...
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How can I remove duplicate icons for “launched” java programs in the launcher?

When launching java programs (like IntelliJ IDEA and Crashplan) in Natty's Unity launcher, duplicate icons are shown (see image). For IntelliJ I created the .desktop file, for Crashplan the .desktop ...
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Can I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows?

I don't know if this is a feature or a bug, but clicking on an active application's launcher icon doesn't minimize it. It is terribly inconvenient for folks using a persistent Unity bar to click ...
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Unity launcher keyboard shortcuts for “/media” mounted drives?

There are no letter/number designations for these drives. Is there any way I can select them using the keyboard?
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How do I make abiword show it's icon in unity launcher?

I prefer Abiword instead of Libreoffice, so i right-clicked on an opendocument-file, selected "open with" and in the window I chose to make it open with the command "abiword", and when I double-click ...
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How to make the Unity launcher always visible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? Is there a possibility to make Unity dock always visible on the left? Its current behaviour - hiding and ...
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How to make the Unity Launcher to be transparent?

How to make the Unity Launcher to be transparent ?
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How to change the command of the application launcher in Docky?

I've dragged the application launcher from main menu to the docky panel. Now, I want to change the command that starts the application (I need to add some arguments). I can change it the main menu ...
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How to add seperators to static quicklists in Unity?

I created a firefox quicklist as shown below, However I would like to also add commonly used websites in that quicklists under a seperate group. To present it visually nice I would like to add ...
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Unity “Sidebar” - is it configurable/repositionable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen like Windows 7? I was reading the introduction to Unity and it says the launcher was made into a sidebar for ...
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Can I set the scrolling speed when I mouse over the launcher?

Is there a setting to increase the scroll speed of the Unity Panel when using the Mouse. When in keyboard mode the launcher will scroll quickly, however with the mouse over event action scrolling ...
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How do I get custom icon for apps in Unity dash

How do I assign an icon for programs which doesn't have any specific icons ? (ie. vncviewer, rdesktop, etc). Today it appears as a gray icon with question mark on the middle as a default icon in unity ...
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How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity?

So I saw all that fancy quicklists in dash, and I'm wondering if I can do it with nautilus to add places as a quicklist, like Videos, Pictures, Downloads.. etc, So as a start, I tried to modify ...
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Is there a way for non-experts to create new lenses/drawers for the Unity launcher?

So far I'm liking the new Unity interface, but there are certain aspects of the Applications lens/dash that I find a bit inconvenient. For example, I have about 30 games installed on my desktop. ...
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Error when installing patched Unity launcher

I'm getting the following error when I try to install "unity-df", which is a patched launcher for Unity that allows you to further customize the launcher. Error: Breaks existing package 'unity' that ...