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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Resolution Changed -> Unity Launcher now in wrong location

My old tft broke down. I have two actually. I had to replace the main one (originally I had 1980x1200 resolution) with one with 1980x1080. I fixed the resolution in the xorg.conf with the nvidia ...
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How does Unity launcher choose which window to show when multiple windows are in the same group? [closed]

For example, in Firefox, if I have a main window and the source code window (Ctrl+U), and both are minimized, clicking on the Firefox icon in the launcher will make one window appear. How does Unity ...
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Non-Full-Screen Application Launcher in Gnome 3?

I'm trying out Gnome Shell in 11.04. You can push the "activities" key to get into the overview where you can launch applications. I like the idea of the overview as an aid in switching focus, but ...
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Where the configuration file of unity launcher is located? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a Unity configuration file? Where the configuration file of unity launcher is located? Settings which are available through dconf-editor. (desktop-> ...
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Is it possible to restart only the dash and panel with launchers without restarting unity?

I know there is `unity-panel-service', which is used for restarting the panel. But it is possible restart the "Dash/Launchers" section without restarting the whole unity plugin? I have used for my ...
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How can I find the location of an icon of a launcher in use?

I have a launcher on my desktop and want to add another one manually with the same icon. When I go to the preferences of the existing launcher and click the icon, it doesn't take me to the folder ...
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Firefox won't integrate with unity launcher

After a recent firefox upgrade, the integration with the unity launcher went pear-shaped. Clicking on the Firefox icon does not move focus to the running firefox, but starts another firefox instance / ...
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Unity launcher bar stuck and won't hide

When using drag and drop the launcher bar reveals and will not hide unless I close the program. Is their a fix?
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How can I debug the unity launcher where it sometimes causes a system freeze?

Sometimes when I move the mouse to the unity launcher the system freezes (sometimes I can move the mouse). I can't even CTRL+ALT+F1. How would I go about figuring out what the cause is and recover ...
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How to make aplications installed in /opt appear in Unity?

Libreoffice 3.4 was installed in /opt and a link to the executable was put in /usr/bin, but Unity search can't find it. Also, if I open Libreoffice Writer, for instance, and ask to keep its icon in ...
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Change Unity Launcher position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? In Ubuntu 11.04, how can i change the position of Unity Launcher, which is left by default to say Top, Right or bottom?
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Creating Ubuntu Live CD with customized Unity launcher

I would like to create a custom Ubuntu image based on Natty using Ubuntu Customization Kit. I also want to customize the icons appearing on the Unity Launcher. I can change the icons on my desktop ...
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Different action for unity launcher icon depending on action?

I'm making a launcher that when clicked will open up a chromium window with tabs for Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, but I'd also like to drag and drop documents into the launcher icon and ...
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Synapse vs. Kupfer, which is lighter for you?

For me Synapse idles at approximately 7MiB, Kupfer at 23MiB. That is with nearly all except four plugins off for Kupfer. I thought it was supposed to be the lightest and I love the plugins for it. ...
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Blender has weird fuzzy misbehaving icon in launcher

I got Blender 2.58 (stable) from blender.org (downloaded the package, extracted it). Everything works fine, but the only thing that bugs me is that the icon in the launcher (when I open it) is really ...
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Setting the working directory

I want to create a quick launch icon for MATLAB, but it won't start if the working directory is not the same as the directory where the executable is. Can I specify the working directory in the ...
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Unity launcher resets every time I log in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? I think something went wrong with my installation. For one, the live-installer was still there ...
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Unity Launcher Does Not Remember Favorites

I have already looked at the similar questions, but none of the solutions there worked for me. Basically, I can edit and remove icons just fine when I am in a session, but the next time I am logged ...
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A “Commands” element appeared in my Unity launcher…what is it?

As you can see, this blank Commands lens is now on my Unity Launcher, without installing any related software. It launches the Run a command dialog (like Alt+F2) but it has no icon...how did it get ...
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Unity application launchers are disappeared

Once I'm adding application launcher onto unity dock I expect it will be there as long as I want, but after the system restarted they're just disappeared. What may cause the problem or what should I ...
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Stacks for Unity Launcher

I'm looking forward to emulate the behavior of OS X Dock Stacks so that I can have, for instance, one stack for browsers and another one for IDES. People at ask ubuntu are doing a lot of cleaver stuff ...
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how to make changes to launcher in unity permanent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? i spent now a couple of hours reading and trying. i went through the whole faq here, but couldn't ...
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How to make KeePass2 work correctly in the Unity launcher?

KeePass2 is a Mono app. In the launcher it appears as "Untitled window" and has a grey icon with a question mark. When I "Keep in Launcher" the icon doesn't launch the application How to fix that?
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Login in to the classic mode still runs Unity

yeah yeah I know I should log out and select Ubuntu Classic when I want to log back in but that doesn't work! I can still see the unity launcher and none of my applets work!!! what is the problem ...
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How to get an encfs mount on the Unity launcher?

I've created a encfs mount on my home and I am starting it automatically with gnome-encfs, however there is no icon on the unity dock, but instead there is a icon on the desktop. I would rather have ...
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Unity launcher for KDE

I'm a KDE user which is currently using Unity. I really liked the Unity launcher, but really prefer the KDE desktop. So, I was wondering whether there's a chance that a KDE plasmoid which implements ...
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“More Apps” icon disappered on launcher. How can it be restored? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity Lenses Missing (files/folders, applications) I know how to add icons for applications to the launcher; but the icon lost is for "More Apps". I don't know what is ...
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How can I force the Unity launcher to start programs in a window which is not maximised [closed]

Bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/704187/ means Wine programs can not be run maximised because there is a mouse displacement. Unity usually seems to start programs maximised. So ...
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Unity application button on Docky? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Docky as launcher I'm not really liking unity and I'd prefer to use docky instead. But since there's not really an application navigation menu in 11.04, I need ...
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Clicking twice on a launcher icon: why different behaviours?

The usual behaviour when clicking twice on an icon in the unity launcher is to trigger the scale mode: all windows of that app are tiled. Now, a third click triggers different kinds of behaviour: ...
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How to kill unity panel & unity launcher? [duplicate]

I'd like to find out which process is responsible for Unity panel and launcher.. In case I'd like to close one of them, which process to I have to kill? Thanks!
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How do you disable launcher without disabling global menus in 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get the Unity title bar behavior and NOTHING ELSE? How do you disable the launcher WITHOUT DISABLING the global menus too in 11.04? I want to use Docky ...
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Shortcut key for rubbish bin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do do I change the trash keyboard shortcut? In the launcher, the Rubbish Bin is given the shortcut Super+t. I assume this is because it was named 'Trash Can' or ...
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Selecting classic mode on login still shows Launcher

I was running Unity in Natty when I tried to activate the Rotate and Cube effects. That broke Unity and I had to restore the Unity original configuration by invoking gsettings reset ...
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“Create Launcher…” on desktop did not work

"Create Folder" and "Create Document" worked well. But nothing happened when click "Create Launcher". It's annoying to create launchers in Terminal. so what can I do?
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Require button press to open Unity launcher to resolve usability issues

General discussion of usability issue I'm having a few usability issues with the Unity Launcher. I'm using 11.04 with the Auto-hide feature activated. When I go to close a window (or press the back ...
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Kupfer problem focusing when started

Kupfer is a great launcher for my not so powerful laptop if only the program would work properly. Every time I bring up the app it will not get focus. So I’ve to press the app first before I can ...
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All browsers with one icon in the launcher!

I'm trying to create my first launcher for Unity that works like this: when I use the left-click, it opens the browser set as default on the system when I use the right-click it opens 3 shortcuts ...
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Is it possible to force the Unity launcher to hide? Or to toggle hide/unhide with a keyboard shortcut? [closed]

I would like to manually control when the launcher is shown or hidden. Is it possible? There is no option to "never show launcher", nor have I found a way to force the launcher to hide.
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How do I hide the Unity Launcher when Clementine is running?

Everytime I start Clementine, my Unity launcher will stop hiding and will always remain on the foreground. I have tried setting "Hide Launcher" to "Dodge Windows", "Dodge Active Window", and to ...
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How to enhance the transparency of the Unity 3D launcher?

Where is the background of the Unity (3D) launcher located? I would like to enhance the transparency of the launcher to make it fit better with light themes (such as Radiance). The actual transparency ...
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Possible to have 2 unity launchers?

Is it possible to have 2 unity launchers? One on the Left and one on the Right. In my thoughts, the Left one (The Default) would have the normal stuff that i use everyday. The Right side would have ...
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How to find name of png file used on a desktop launcher?

I would like to learn how to determine the name of the .png file used on a desktop launcher. By opening the properties box of a launcher, it is possible to get a lot of info and to change the .png ...
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In Unity is there a possibility to add groups and programs to the dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash? I don't know how this menu is called but I think you know what I'm talking about. The one appearing when pressing the ...
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Terminal: Open multiple profiles in tabs

I have terminal connections to various systems available from the Terminal if I use File->Tab->(system name). Sometimes I want to open a certain set of systems in tabs. Is there a command I can use ...
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Don't display media on the Desktop

How can I get media icons to not display on the desktop? I do not want them there because they already show in the launcher on the left and there is no point in having them both places.
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Prevent launcher from showing when Super key is merely held down or when it's combined with another key

Context I like using the Super key as a modifier key as part of various keyboard shortcut combinations. For example, as part of grid I have two shortcut keys (Super+H and Super+L) that put windows to ...
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How to re-add the 'Home Folder' launcher item?

I deleted the Home Folder launcher item, but now I wish to get it back. Any idea?
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Show running windows in launcher quicklist?

I love the quicklist for launchers, and that it shows if multiple windows are open via the arrow indicators. However, it doesn't seem to list the running in the quicklist interface. Is there anyway to ...
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Problem with Pidgin and Launcher in Unity 3D

I have another problem. After I start Pidgin, if I minimize it, Pidgin don't have the little arrow in the Launcher showing me it's running. It shows like it's not running. Any solution please?