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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Multi Monitor Setup

I'm having some problems with a multi monitor setup in Ubuntu: The launcher will appear on the laptop monitor if the external monitor isn't plugged in on startup. If the external monitor is plugged ...
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How do I create a launcher item to show all open applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can Unity display a Launcher icon for Spread Mode? I need to build a Unity launcher item to activate Compiz Scale. How do I do that?
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does anyone know why the launcher will not go away? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? It is just stuck on my screen, anyone have any ideas or help would be appreciated?
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Unity 2D Exit Icon Not Showing

I wanted to switch over to Unity 2D because it uses less memory, however the exit, minimise, and maximise buttons aren't showing, with just a black bar. Also the running programs do not appear in the ...
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Why multi-monitor support doesn't permit to move Launcher in 12.04? [closed]

Ubuntu 12.04 brings some significant improvements to multi-monitor support, it permits to see Launcher on every monitor. I have two monitor and Launcher compares on the left of both monitors, but ...
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How to “ungroup” windows from an icon on the launcher?

When I have more than one instance of a program running and I minimize all of them, they are grouped in a single icon on the launcher. For example, I'm chatting with three people on Emesene: Joe, Mary ...
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How add a second Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possible to have 2 unity launchers? How can I add a second Unity Launcher to my Ubuntu 11.10? It could be possible, because someone have accidentaly done it... This is ...
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Remove Launcher in Unity 2D?

I like Unity but I'd rather use Docky as a launcher than the Unity Launcher. Is it possible to remove the launcher in Unity 2D or possibly preventing it from loading at start-up? Thanks
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Gnome 'Super-#' hotkey like in Unity

I've been using unity for a while, and just switched to gnome. (Gnome 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.10) I've liked it a lot, but it's missing one key feature (in my mind). In Unity you can use the super button ...
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How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”?

I don't like the auto hide launcher for it is too annoying for me. The launcher stays hidden and to reveal it, the mouse pointer has to be moved to the default hot spot. I'd instead like to have the ...
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Move unity launcher to another side of another screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with 2 screens, 1 having resolution of 1366x768 and one with 1920x1080. As you could expect I'd prefer the larger ...
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Chrome or Chromium icon doesn't show in the launcher

I have got Google Chrome Browser on Ubuntu 11.10, and when I open it, it won't appear on/in the sidebar. I then download Chromium, but the same thing happens. I try dragging it to the sidebar, but ...
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What is the purpose of the Desktop Switcher?

What is the real use of Desktop switcher in the Ubuntu?. I have opened a FireFox instance in one desktop. Then I switched to another desktop and tried opening another instance of FireFox. Its not ...
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Is it possible to add custom items to System Settings window?

For example, how to add a "Startup Applications Preferences" launcher to this Window?
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How to add shortcut to unity launcher programmatically?

I'm developing a program in Qt that will help users to manage (create, edit and delete) their quicklists in Unity launcher. I got to a point where I created .desktop file and I don't know how to ...
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Applications keep showing up twice on the launcher [closed]

I just did a fresh install of 11.10 Desktop 64-bit. When trying to add some new application to the launcher weird things are happening. The problem in the following: I tried opening a Terminal from ...
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How to create & pin Unity shortcut to a specific command / shellscript

This is not a duplicate as I've spent a good while trying to find a solution from Ask Ubuntu and Googling, to no avail. It is a specific problem after successfully pinning the shortcut to Unity. The ...
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In terms of the desktop wall what is “edge flipping”?

I'm trying to make the launcher reveal on the bottom using Compiz, but everytime I change the reveal from left to bottom it says... The new value for the edge binding for the action Reveal Mode in ...
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How to disable the grouping of windows on the launcher?

For example, I ran Firefox and opened Askubuntu. Then opened some link in a new window. As a result, I have two windows of Firefox and one icon of Firefox on the launcher. I want to have an icon for ...
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The Home Folder icon on the launcher will not open on Unity

I have to usually open the home folder by pressing the super key, than typing home manually. It will work if i remove the icon from the launcher, then re add it. Is there a way to fix that? I am using ...
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How to fix LibreOffice 3.5 to start from launcher icon?

Recently I installed LibreOffice 3.5 from debs (including the ones for desktop integration. Since then it behaves in a weird manner. Basically it won't launch from launcher shortcuts. Example: dash ...
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Custom launchers don't work like normal launchers, and allow application switching?

Using gnome-desktop-item-edit, I created a custom launcher for Chrome. When I use the launcher, it doesn't show the arrow next to the icon in the Unity launcher, so any windows I open are ...
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How to autohide the Launcher in Unity 2D?

In the regular Unity 3D, I used Compiz Config Manager where I could configure the Unity Plug-in to autohide the Launcher and not to show it when moving mouse to the left side of the screen. So it was ...
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How do I make the Unity Launcher background transparent?

I found a way to make the icon backgrounds transparent for the Unity Launcher by changing the files under /usr/share/unity/4. Does anyone know how to make the background transparent for the launcher ...
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Unity lenses are all empty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? My dash is completely empty. The alt-f2 run screen load applications if I type in the ...
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Chromium Logo Invisible

I installed Chromium yesterday from the Software centre.After installation I searched for it in the dash and then dragged that logo to the Launcher. The other logos rightly moved up/down but the Logo ...
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How to auto-hide Unity launcher faster? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? I can easily adjust the delay for showing the launcher with "edge reveal timeout" in CCSM. How can I ...
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Change curser location to bring up Unity launcher

I want the launcher to show when I move the cursor to the top-left corner instead of the left edge because the way it is it tends to show when I don't want it to. How can I do that_
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Custom Ubuntu launcher doesn't launch

I use Ubuntu 11.04 and Gnome 2.32.1. I want to create a new launcher for Sql Developer on the desktop with the following value: Name : SqlDeveloper Command : /bin/sh ...
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Can I remove the “round square” around an application icon on the launcher?

I want to make it look like the bottom dock of Windows 7. Is that possible? Maybe through the Terminal? I'm using Bash for the record. I'm using the Unity desktop. Do you see the squares?
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How to remove space between application and workspace switcher on Unity launcher? [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 for the first time. I really enjoy the launcher on the left hand side but have a problem. After playing around with adding applications in it, there are large spaces ...
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Saving SSH shell links in launcher like putty

I mean how can I bookmark a ssh root@ip command in the launcher so when I click on the icon and a shell is prompt to me asking credentials for the connection to the server shell?
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Cannot resize launcher icons in Unity

I am using Oneiric. I have Unity 4.28 installed. I have also installed CCSM, Ubuntu Tweak, Dconf tools and MyUnity. I have tried resizing the launcher icons using these tools, but none of them are ...
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How can I get the launcher to recognize another icon of an application already on the launcher?

How do I add another icon in the Launcher for an application that is already present. A second Chromium icon specifically, and then name them differently?
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How to optionally maximize so that the launcher won't get hidden?

Firstly, I very much like it when the launcher autohides when I really need all the screen space. The problem is, there are a lot of workflows when I want a large app screen, but the launcher should ...
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How do I put Google Chrome on my launcher?

I recently installed Chrome on Ubuntu, and I can run Chrome via google-chrome on the command line. However, how can I put a Chrome icon on my dock?
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Different Launchers for Different Workspaces?

I want to have Different Sidebar Launchers for Different Workspaces, eg Internet Apps in first, Entertainment apps launchers in Second, Games apps launchers in third etc How can i do it?
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Unity search, how to get rid of certain results?

When i want to run the calculator, i click on unity first icon (dashboard?), and then i start to type : ca : is showing the calculator as first result (probably because zeitgeist recorded that its ...
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Execute “complex” command in .desktop file (Unity Quicklist)

I'm trying to create an Twitter quicklist desktop file, but I can figured how to resolve one thing. To compose an message at Twitter, I made the following command: Exec=xdg-open ...
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How do I place a application list icon in the launcher?

If I click Dash and then the second tab (Search Applications), one of the items available is "Installed Applications". Is there anyway to put a quick link to this in the launcher? Basically a icon ...
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Why isn't my custom launcher appearing in the dash?

I have a .desktop file created by x2go that I would like to appear in the dash (and be able to drag to the launcher). I put it in ~/.local/share/applications (as per this answer) and applied chmod a+x ...
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LibreOffice (Writer, Calc, Impress) not appearing in launcher

There is a problem with LibreOffice Calc, Impress and Writer (sometimes gedit too) that when I open a file the minimize, maximize and close buttons in the upper right corner are not displayed. In this ...
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Symlink launcher icon not visible on Unity launcher

I have created a symlink launcher icon on my desktop to open a program. When I set the icon for the symlink launcher it appears on the Desktop but when I drag it onto the Unity launcher the icon ...
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Unity launcher icons squished up under menu bar

The Unity launcher on my system has display issues, all the icons are scrunched up under the menu bar. I've restarted my machine, logged into the GNOME session and back into unity, and triple checked ...
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How do I change the VLC icon on the launcher?

I am trying to change the default orange cone icon for the VLC media player on the Unity bar in 11.10. I have tried following similar posts in this forum, but without any luck. I changed the vlc.png ...
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Can we make active applications (that don't have assigned launcher icons already) near the Dash launcher/

When running an app that is not already defined as a launcher icon under the Dash icon, a new icon always pop up at the bottom of the vertical string of assigned icons. Is it possible to make the ...
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How to add a user environment aware application launcher to unity panel?

Here is my problem: When I search from Unity's Dash Home for NetBeans and drag&drop it to unity launcher it, I observed that netbeans does not have access to my environment variables which were ...
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Why isn't my custom launcher working?

I am trying to create a launcher for the left bar on ubuntu 11.10, I followed this answer, and it works, but I want to auto login into the SSH servers, so I tried using a command I have used before, ...
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How to add apps that doesn't appear on dash home to launcher?

Today I've spent all day trying to fix an Ubuntu 11.04 but I failed. I didn't wanted to upgrade one step further because I am trying to avoid Unity, but I had to recover that PC so I installed 11.10, ...
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Window does not get focus when opened by clicking a tray icon or a launcher icon

When I open a window by clicking an icon in the launcher bar or an icon in the tray area, sometimes the window does not get focus and gets opened behind the currently active window. I want it to open ...