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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Launcher doesn't re-appear after I select auto-hide [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launcher auto-hides but does not come back I have 12.04 version. When I select ON option for auto-hide the launcher I can't make it re-appear. It doesn't matter what kind ...
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Icons can't be seen on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS's Launcher after updates

After updating yesterday, (can unfortunately not remember the specific updates) the launcher could not be made to appear. Rebooting the system showed the launcher only as a black bar at the left edge ...
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Compiz not doing anything

I am trying to get the launcher icons to be a smaller size, the launcher to be less opaque, and the launcher to be fixed and never disappear off the left of the screen. But...when I go into Compiz-->...
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Is it possible to auto-arrange the active Unity launcher icons? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 bit as default DE. I was guessing it is possible to Auto Arrange the Current-Active applications in Unity Launcher panel to align in Lastly-Opened or Firstly-Opened in ...
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Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application [closed]

If I click an icon in the launcher with multiple windows open it doesn't show me all open windows for that application (like ctrl+w does for all open windows). I seem to remember it working as ...
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How does one recreate a custom application launcher that takes command line syntax and even perhaps parameters?

I had some custom scripts that I had custom launchers for on my desktop on 10.04. I would like to recreate that again after migration to 12.04, but unity seems quite foreign to me.
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How does one create a custom application launcher for Wine installed apps?

I'm able to locate stuff with the dash home then drag it down to the launcher bar on the left of the desktop, but what if the application installed via Wine isn't found via the dash search? I've right ...
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How do I create and modify application launchers in the Unity dash in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? I want to add commands to the Unity dash and the launcher, so that I can can press Super and type the name of my ...
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How do I customize the launcher animations?

When I get Skype messages I tend not to notice the launcher animation. The highlighted icon is then not enough to catch my attention once the animation is done. Although I agree with the default here,...
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How can I remove or disable “Unlock from launcher” in the Quicklist of a Launcher-Icon?

I'm maintaining the PC of an old relative. The person shall not have the possibility to unlock a Launcher-Icon by means of "Unlock from launcher" in the Quicklist (in former Ubuntu versions it was ...
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How to launch different firefox profiles via the keyboard using Unity

I'm a heavy user of firefox profiles - a general one, work and one just for facebook so facebook doesn't know where I'm browsing. I have customised my firefox launcher icon to give me access to ...
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GnuCash not showing up in launcher? [closed]

Since yesterday (8th May 2012) I don't know what has changed - several unity updates come through but now whenever I open gnuCash it doesn't show in the unity launcher bar when it's open and I can't ...
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How to move a starter from the Launcher to the “System Settings” window?

I just installed the application Computer Janitor. The icon is now accessible in the Unity Launcher. Personally I think that the Unity toolbar is great for "normal" applications, but for system ...
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Extraneous Ubuntu One icon on the Unity Launcher?

After installing Ubuntu One and starting a synchronization, I noticed that when I have the Ubuntu One dialog visible, I will have 2 icons for Ubuntu One on the Unity Launcher. One appears to be the ...
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How can I rearrange the icons in Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an easy way to rearrange or move the icons in the Unity launcher? Given that I have no choice to move the launcher from the left of the screen. How do I change the ...
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How do I enable and disable the Unity 3d launcher's auto hide setting with the terminal? (12.04) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shortcut to change Launcher 'Hide' setting Question says it all. I'm looking to make quick toggling icon basically.
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Unable to set my own icon for launcher item in 12.04

I use the Faenza icon collection in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with no issues. I decided to change my Gimp launcher icon, so I made my own (gimp-ak.png) and added it, and its appropriately sized derivatives, ...
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The LAUNCHER seldom works

At first upgrade to 12.04 the launcher would not pop out. After the first update it began to work, but it no longer does. I have altered the settings in APPEARANCE, and even pressing the super key ...
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How do I remove the launcher from my second monitor display?

My workspace extends, and is not a mirror or copy of original display, but I still get the vertical purple Icon launcher bar on both screens and see no way to remove it. Please advise!
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Why does unity make it hard to rearange an icon in the launcher? [closed]

I recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu, and I noticed that when you try to click on an icon in the launcher, unless you wait for one second or drag the icon to the right, you will not be ...
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How can I put quick launchers in the top-panel?

How can I put quick launchers in the top-panel. There is space for many many useful launchers.
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Holding Super Key doesn't show Unity shortcuts

As the title states, when I hold the Super key Unity shortcuts list doesn't appear. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install). I can see the dock that shows up with numbers on icons to launch 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 ...