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 do I add Eclipse to the launcher? [duplicate]

I'm using the following eclipse.desktop file [1] on the Unity dock but I keep seeing the following error [2] in the ".xsession-errors" file everytime I click the Eclipse icon. Are there any ideas why ...
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How to increase the limit of unity launcher's sensibility

When I change the sensibility of the launcher in the "Change Desktop Background/Behaviour", for the auto-hide mode, it doesn't really change. I can't appreciate the change. As a consequence it is ...
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Eclipse/PyDev not showing up correctly

I recently installed Eclipse from the Software Center in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and then setup PyDev from there. The application itself seems to be working okay, but its launcher icon shows no carets or ...
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I can't see applications other than those in launcher

I have Ubuntu 11.10. When I installed it I could see my applications, but anytime after installation, I can't see my applications and I can only use the aplications that I have in my laucher.
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Terminal does not appear in launcher

Whenever I open a terminal in Ubuntu, it does not appear in the launcher, as depicted in the following screenshot. It doesn't even show up when I press Alt+Tab! Is this a bug? Is there a known ...
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Launcher feature “dodge windows” is no longer available in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? Previously, the launcher will be autohide when we maximize the window of any applications and will remain ...
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create new new launcher icon in unity in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How to create new launcher icon in Unity? For example , i wrote a bash script, and i want add to Unity panel. ...
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How to get the launcher in 12.04 to “dodge windows” like it does in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? I want the 12.04 launcher to act like it did in 11.10, Where it would only hide if it was being dodge by a ...
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How do I solve emacs launcher icon failures?

I've just installed emacs 24 on 12.04 following the instructions here: http://www.mikeyboldt.com/2011/11/30...-24-in-ubuntu/ and though it installs and I can run it from the terminal, I can't get an ...
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What Terminal command would I use to launch a Java Executable?

I know I can just double click it and it will run, but i want something I don't need my desktop for, and can put it in the sidebar. I have a command, but creating a launcher isn't working. Thanks, ...
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How to modify the default position of desktop icons

Is it possible to modify the default desktop icons position so that icons move a little bit to right. If yes, how? As far as I know, there is no tweak for that in Nautilus. When I click "Organize ...
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How does the launcher autohide work in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The auto-hide function of Launcher does not work well I'm an Ubuntu noob who just upgraded to 12.04, and the launcher doesn't autohide anymore. I went into Appearance and ...
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Emacs detaching from launcher

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I am having an issue with emacs and the Unity launcher. When I start up emacs from the launcher it opens a new window but the typical little arrows do not ...
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Launcher makes no colored in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the Unity launcher chameleon effect? The pitcher does not provide color after removing configuration window. Here a video to show: http://www.youtube.com/...
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application locked to launcher without icon [closed]

I tried to drag and drop transmission to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04, and this is what I got: As you can see - there is an icon shaped space where an icon ought to be. Transmission is locked to ...
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Configuring .desktop Launcher (switcher problem)

I am trying to write *.desktop launchers for 2 applications (Aptana and Dart Editor). I have the same problem with both of them. When I click on the icon, they launch properly but neither are they in ...
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Launcher, top Panel, and window decorations missing after 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and now my launcher is missing. I opened terminal using CTRL+ALT+T and the menu shows but the GUI (bar) window decorations above that is missing. Things like CTRL+TAB ...
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KeePassX 0.4.3 no tray icon and not in unity launcher [closed]

I use keepassx as passwort manager and just moved from 10.04 to 12.04 with unity. I would like that keepassx uses its tray icon. Unfortunally this option is greyed out in my installation. Several ...
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How do I permanently lock MS Office Apps (installed using Wine) to the Launcher in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent I'm currently migrating a computer from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 & they require (unfortunately) Microsoft Office ...
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Unity launcher refuses to open properly

I have just fresh installed 12.04, there were a handful of packages that were upgraded right away (12 or so). Aside from that I haven't tweaked or installed anything else. I have gone into my System ...
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How do I create a launcher for the Xampp control panel?

I've just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my DEll v1450 laptop. I downloaded and installed XAMPP 1.7.7 After that I created xampp control panel by using this command: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/...
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How to run “firefox -profilemanager” with Unity?

I'm trying to find a way to edit the command that runs Firefox to just add "-profilemanager" to it, but can't find anyway on how to do it on Unity launcher or dash.
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Hidden Launch Bar wouldn't slide-out when moused over, now it won't hide away.

When the launch bar is hidden, I have trouble getting it to slide out when I move the mouse pointer to the left side. After adjusting the settings under Settings--Appearance--Behavior, the bar no ...
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Editing Icons and Icon Sequence in the Launcher?

How do you edit the icons in the launcher? I am particularly interested in "bumping up" higher some of my more frequently used software icons that I have locked to the launcher. Unity seems to dictate ...
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How can I change the auto-hide function of Launcher to work better? [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu, 11.10 was the first version of Ubuntu I used, it was very good. I've just made a new install of 12.04 (clean install, not upgrade), it's also very good too but the auto-hide ...
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Setting program logo in Unity launcher - missing icons folder

My goal is to create a working launcher for PHPStorm which will work in both the desktop and the Unity launcher, using the proper logo, in 12.04. I followed the instructions here - How can I create ...
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Missing launcher after 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and after doing some updates and such my application launcher and title bars (for window dialogues) are missing. Basically the entire Unity GUI is missing! Not ...
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How do I launch vuze?

I am new to Ubuntu. I went to the software center in Ubuntu 12.04 and installed Vuze. But I cannot find a way to run the program. I installed VLC and K3b and there is an icon for them on the left ...
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How to allow only one entry instance for Netbeans/Eclipse in Unity Launcher?

I created a netbeans.desktop and eclipse.desktop and added them to Unity launcher and did exactly the same for eclipse & Netbeans here: How do I install Eclipse Indigo 3.7.1? in order to run it ...
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How to make the Unity launcher evade active windows in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? In 11.x, my Unity launcher remained visible all the time, except when the active window went over it. I ...
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How to change the size and order of the launcher panel?

I have downloaded 12.04 and installed it under VirtualBox. The launcher in its default format is unsuitable for my needs. The two main factors that I need to edit are (1) the size of the panel; and (...
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Launcher and dash has a red tint after update to 12.04

I just updated to 12.04, and the launcher looks like it has a more redish color than it used to, I checked the "online tour" of 12.04, and the launcher there seems to be more to the violet end of the ...
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How to add right click menu item to create a launcher in Gnome 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create launchers on my desktop? When I create desktop icon launchers I need to use an extensive workaround. Using "dconf editor" is a workaround to enable ...
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Is it possible to set the Unity Launcher to a nice solid color?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/screenshotfrom201204280.png/ Is it possible to get the Unity Launcher, dash, HUD etc to use a nice solid color? The best way would be to extend the panel ...
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How to add a “Show desktop” icon to the launcher?

I recently upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04, and there is no show desktop in the launcher. I know I can use Ctrl+Super+D, but is there a way to get it in the launcher? Edit: I just installed the "show ...
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Launcher on both screens after 12.04 update (NVIDIA) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Duplicate Second Unity Launcher on Dual Screen Kind of hilarious, given this recent question, in which somebody asked if they could have the launcher on both screens,...
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How can you access a folder you want quickly?

You can't put folders in launcher in easy way, so how you access folders or files in fast and easy way?
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Website for finding archived .desktop launchers?

As many of you can relate, updates to 12.04 took away certain launchers from the dash menu. Some of which that I used constantly were "Shut Down", "Restart", "Log Off", and "Software Sources". Now,...
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How can I make the unity launcher pop out in 12.04 as it did in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? Either it's there all the time or it's completely gone forever! Annoying. I prefer the way it handled in 11....
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Missing ability to change the size of launcher icons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? Just installed Ubuntu 12.04, well upgraded would be the correct thing to say. I also downloaded and created a disc of it, ...
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Clicking Unity Launcher icon relaunches another instance of same app

I just installed the pgadmin3 package on an up-to-date Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I thought pgadmin was repeatedly crashing, because I'd switch to another window and then when I used the application ...
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No launcher icon size option in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? This is really weird but I really don't have the option to resize my launcher icons in the System Settings -> Appearance ...
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Launcher and top panel removing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? I kindly ask to help about removing Launcer, but not in way to have classic panel. I want to remove launcher and top panel and put ...
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How do I put a gnome-terminal's left border on the left side of screen, using a shell command?

I'm making a custom command that launches gnome-terminal as a sort of overlay window near the bottom of the screen, similar to the Tilda terminal. In order to do this, I'm using gnome-terminal's --...
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Unity 3D Launcher Color/Transparency with MyUnity 3.0

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS beta. I installed MyUnity 3.0 to be able to control the color and opacity of the launcher to override the whole chameleon idea. So far it seems the transparency setting works (...
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Chromium Not Displaying Separate Instances on the launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force active Launcher webpages to be from the Chromium icon? Above is a picture regarding how Chromium is acting once I've added it to my sidebar as a permanent ...
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how-to properly create a launcher (.desktop-file) - unresolved & zenity hangs

Title: zenity hangs & .desktop files dont have the desired effect Environment: Ubuntu Oneiric x64, gnome-shell, zfsonlinux Motivation: Automagically save state of all VM's (and config) while ...
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Ubuntu “Fonts” Lense?

I use a lot of Ubuntu-Versions with Unity. I have a question about the Lense-Type "Fonds"? There are no "Apps Available for Download" in the Ubuntu Software Center. Which benefit brings this Lense-...
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How to move the Dash launcher home button to the panel?

Is it possible to use the Natty BFB (Ubuntu button that opens the dash) in Precise? I really liked the design of having the button on the menu as opposed to having it on the launcher.
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How can I associate .doc files to MS Word 2010 using the same .desktop file as launcher?

I'm trying to associate .doc and .docx files to MS Word 2010 using the same .desktop file as Unity dash and launcher, so I can use the Word icon in launcher. I tried: [Desktop Entry] Name=Microsoft ...