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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Can I remove the launcher tooltip delay?

Ubuntu 11.10 provides a small delay for displaying the tool-tip when hovering over items in the launcher. This, oddly enough, gives the impression of a sluggish desktop. Is there anyway to disable ...
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Are there any 2D alternatives to Unity?

I'm just wondering if there are any 2D alternatives to Unity (excluding KDE, XFCE, LXDE, etc.) that have a modern look to them. I like Unity (since I'm newer to Ubuntu) but I just think an ...
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Am I able to pin files to the launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a document shortcut to the Unity Panel? I am working on a project, and I'd like to be able to pin it to the launcher (as opposed to pinning the app to open ...
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Change Icon Size in Unity 2D Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? Is it possible to change the icon sizes of the buttons in the launcher used in Unity 2D?
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How can I set the launcher to open by putting the mouse in the top left corner? [closed]

In natty you could instantly open the app bar by putting the mouse in the top left corner of the screen. Now you need to place your mouse to the left of the screen and wait. How can I get the old ...
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How to attach the unity menu applet to the gnome panel ?

Can someone please tell how to attach the Unity Menu Applet back to the Gnome Panel?
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Unity Launcher ignores Compiz Settings

I've followed the steps in a number of other posts on askubuntu. Installed compiz, set the launcher to autohide and reveal mode to none. Yet, the launcher somehow maintains it's default setting to ...
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How do I remove the launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? What I want, is the top bar from Unity and nothing else. Everything I've tried so far has failed. I've installed compiz, but there ...
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How to make Nautilus launcher _with_ quicklists behave like normal nautilus launcher in Unity

I followed this question: How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? And created the launcher. It's pretty good, as you can see here: But when I click it (be ...
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How do I always show the launcher (i.e. disable the auto-hide functionality)? [closed]

When I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, the setting remained. Now that I have done a clean install of 11.10, the CCSM option does NOT work anymore and I can't seem to find a solution. Also note that I am ...
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How can I create launchers on my desktop?

In older versions it was easy to create a launcher on my desktop all i had to do is right click on my desktop and select the create launcher option. But on 11.10 the option disappeared from the menu.. ...
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What is the easiest way to launch Dash with a single-touch screen and auto-hidden launcher?

There is a lot of devices with a single-touch screen and the Oneiric Unity has no always-visible Dash icon. So, how can I get it without keyboard providing that moving pointer to the edge is almost ...
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How do I prevent Unity-2D Launcher from showing when I touch left edge of screen?

One of the things I really liked about 11.04 was how I could make the Launcher only show when I moved the mouse to a corner. In 11.10 Unity-2D the Launcher shows every time my mouse goes against the ...
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Launchbar fix position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable autohiding for launcher in Unity I have launchbar which moves when I remove mouse from left side, but I want it to stay there, whether I mouse over there ...
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Unity dash does not get keyboard focus first time [closed]

When I login to a unity session, the first time I press the Super key, the dash pops up but the keyboard focus does not go to it. I press the Super key a second time to dismiss the dash, and a third ...
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Unity launcher crashes and leaves ghost shadow

Sometimes my Unity launcher crashes and shows and undesirable behaviour: although it still hides, it leaves a ghost shadow behind it. I don't know how to solve it and the only way to recover the ...
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How do I create a Unity launcher icon for Redcar in an RVM environment?

Redcar is a graphical application that is installed via a Ruby gem, and I have installed it in a Ruby environment that is managed by RVM. A launcher icon isn't automatically installed, so I need to ...
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How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d?

I have install ubuntu 11.10 and use unity-2d. The Unity-2d auto hide. I want it to be always show
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App launch “outside” of the unity-panel launcher

I created a .desktop file for the "exploTux" game (see https://gna.org/projects/explotux/ ), but the launcher does not match the app window. To be clear: when I click the launcher on the Unity panel, ...
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Top left window corner pixel without clickable function

From 11.04 getting used to quickly push the mouse into the top left corner to make the launcher appear, I have to realize that in 11.10 only the Globalmenu appears. What's the intended functionality ...
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Reassign keyboard shortcuts for Unity “launcher”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? How can I reassign the keyboard shortcuts for the Unity "launcher" (in Ubuntu 11.10beta1) By default, the ...
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How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove launcher drive icons? In 11.10 how do I go about removing the mounted drives icons on the Unity Launcher? This article: ...
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Unity shows no icons or launcher, I get only the wallpaper

When I log in using Unity all I get is the wallpaper - no icons, no launcher, no apps, nothing. I can only get ubuntu classic to work (GNOME as far as I know) because I'm new to Ubuntu and I only like ...
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What customisation options are available for the new unity launcher?

I'm looking to understand what are the customisation options available for the unity launcher in 11.10. Is it possible to modify?: size of launcher, (smaller than 32 px? bigger than 64?) position ...
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How do I stop the Unity launcher from hiding behind other windows?

The Unity launcher tends to put itself in the background of any windows sometimes. It does not occur on startup, just randomly after some hours of usage. How do I bring it back to front without ...
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What's a good fullscreen launcher for the Gnome2 desktop?

I like elementary' s Slingshot, but as you can see from this screenshot, it doesn't correctly show all of my applications (you can see Synaptic on the Unity Launcher but not in Slingshot; generally ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I have searched the net and found out that the Launcher is not movable. With widescreen format it makes perfect sense to have the launcher ...
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How do I add (mail) programs to the messages indicator?

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with unity, i just wonder why gnome-default-applications-properties only show me the evolution program. There was no customize option before? Just would like to launch ...
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How to hide the launcher when fullscreen apps like Freecol are running? [closed]

Every time I run Freecol the Unity launcher appears and stays there on top of all apps and doesn't hide like it usually does. How to fix that?
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Blue “gap” behind the Unity launcher button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the blue triangle on the home button for? I regularly have a gap in the upper-left corner of the button for the Unity launcher. It is almost like a beveling of ...
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How can I configure the launcher in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure Unity 2D? Is it possible to resize the Unity 2D launcher? Is it possible to change the reveal mode from the left edge with delay to the top left ...
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How do I make my apps windows get their own Unity launchers?

I'm writing an application that potentially uses quite a few windows. It would be nice if I could make at least some of those windows get their own Unity launcher entries. How do I do that?
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Unity Launcher Autohide won't work [closed]

Ever since I installed 11.04 I've been having this freaking problem with the Unity launcher. I don't know what the hell I do - but, initially, when I boot Ubuntu, the autohide works. And then - I have ...
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How do I recover the launcher?

My 7 yr old son recently attempted to get on the computer and rebooted it somehow. Now the launcher is missing and I am unable to use the system. I have rebooted several times with the same results, ...
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How can I make Chromium app windows count as “their own application” in the Unity launcher?

I'm trying to add a Chromium app window (chromium-browser --app=http://example.org) to the launcher. I've put together a .desktop file and it works, but all instances of Chromium get lumped together. ...
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Customization for quicklists of Unity is reverted after reboot

I followed the instructions here to modify my quicklists of Unity. For examples in order to add an "Root Terminal" item I modified my gnome-terminal.desktop as follows: [Desktop Entry] Name=Terminal ...
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Can I remove the mounted drives launcher icons in Unity 2D?

Application's launcher icons can be removed using gconf-editor, but mounted drives appear on the launcher at all times (I auto-mount storage drives for my users). In Unity 3D these can be removed by ...
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How can I put a “lock sreen” icon on the launcher?

At first I apologize if the subject was in the wrong place The reason is that I do not speak English And enlisted Google to translate can I register and add this topic I have a question: I use ...
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How can I change the order of cycling windows in Unity launcher?

When there are multiple instances of the same application running, each with its own window, the Unity launcher shows one icon for all of them. Then you have to click on that icon to go the "first" ...
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How to move Unity Launcher to a different monitor?

I have two monitors. The left monitor is set as primary, but the Unity Launcher appears on the right monitor. How can I move it to the other monitor?
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How can I create a launcher item for jvisualvm?

When I create a launcher item for jvisualvm according to the regular procedure described here, it does not behave as expected. Instead of just starting the app, it starts the app as a different ...
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Custom unity launcher for audacity

I use audacity a lot so would like a custom launcher menu for audacity in unity. Similar to this List of custom Launchers & Quicklists for Unity but specific to audacity Menu may include ...
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Restore Home Icon on Ubuntu 11.04 Launcher

After installing Ubuntu 11.04, I removed the Home Icon from the launcher by right clicking on the Home Icon and chosing the - Keep In Launcher option. Then it disappeared. Now I am wondering how do I ...
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What are the options for a very simple launcher?

I'm not overly impressed with the new Unity launcher following my upgrade to 11.04. Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome wasn't too bad once you'd sorted out all your *.desktop files and I'd been running with this ...
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unable to create new launcher

I cannot create a new launcher anywhere (either in the normal GNOME desktop or Unity). No action when I right-click the desktop and select Create Launcher.... At last I tried to create launcher, ...
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Is there a way to add a common user menu to the Unity launcher?

Having just upgraded from 10.04 to 11.04, I'm getting used to the Unity interface. Back in Gnome, I managed to create a "common" menu accessible from the start button to which I could simply add ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 launcher… with tabs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to preview windows of a specific application in Unity? In Windows 7, if you have more of the same window open at the same time and you click on the icon, it pops out ...
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Everything Unity & Gnome gets reset on reboot / logoff / shutdown [closed]

Really odd issue here, Whenever I log out, Ubuntu looses all settings for the launcher preferences - I get the defaults again, that is, from the top - Home, Firefox, Libreoffice Writer, Calc and ...
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How to add a shortcut for Humble Bundle games in Unity?

I downloaded some games from the humblebundle, but most of them don't have deb files. They run fine after extracting them and double clicking on the executable, but unity doesn't automatically find ...
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Is there a way to hide applications from other desktops/workspaces in the Unity launcher?

I don't want to see applications that are opened on my other desktops (workspaces) in my Unity launcher (or sidebar, whatever it is called). I find it annoying and would prefer if Unity just dealt ...