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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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?
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Launcher not auto-hiding while using Writer

Despite of setting the launcher bar to auto-hide mode, it stops auto-hiding after a while when I'm using Writer. What can an Ubuntu rookie like me do to solve this VERY annoying matter?
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Unity side bar sticking?

So is the unity sidebar sticking a new feature. I run apps and the sidebar stays over the top blocking access to the app you're trying to run
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How to preview windows of a specific application in Unity?

I would like in Unity, to see a preview of the open windows of a specific application. Just like Linux DockbarX (or windows 7). Motivation example: When I have several windows open of the same ...
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Apllications not starting from launcher

Some applications, for example python resourceEditor from the pythoncard-tools package, run correctly if I start tham from Terminal. However, when I add them to the launcher and try to open them ...
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How do I add Netbeans to the Unity launcher?

I have installed NetBeans 7.0 manually, because only 6.9 is available in Ubuntu Software Center. I tried to keep it in launcher, but after system restart it's gone. How can I permanently add it?
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Unity launcher doesn't hide automatically on start up

When you start an application, say, Firefox, the Launcher continues to be placed over it. This is cleared up by moving the mouse to the left edge of the screen and then away, but it shouldn't happen ...
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Duplicate Application Icons appear in Dash

I have duplicate application icons appearing in Dash with no idea how to resolve.
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How to change the new workspace icon to the older icon?

The new "Workspace" icon is very similar the "Terminal" icon and I prefer the older icon. How can I change it? P.S.: Sorry for my English ;-)
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Launch a second copy of an application using unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start a second instance of a program from Unity's launcher? I figured out how to launch a second copy of an application using the keyboard, (Super+Shift+#) ...
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Ubuntu Unity (64-bit) Bugs on Nvidia dual screen [closed]

On my work computer I have upgraded 10.04 to 10.10 and now to 11.04. Upgrades have mostly worked well and the dual screen setup is almost working. There are however a couple of annoying bugs which I ...
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what is the file that contains the default application icons list for the unity launcher?

can anyone tell me the name of the file which contains the default icons list for Unity launcher? I am assuming it will be a .conf file.
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The 'File Manager' icon in the Unity launcher opens my Home folder. How can I get it to open my Documents folder instead?

I open my Documents folder more often than my Home folder. In Unity, if I want to open Documents, I click on the File manager icon in the launcher (this opens Home), then I click on Documents in the ...
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Can I create a quicklist sub-menu?

Can I create a quicklist sub-menu for my launchers? Like if I put Ubuntu and on hover it opened a sub-menu with all my Ubuntu links?
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How to easily open the Launcher with a secondary monitor to the left

I have two monitors (24" as main and a 19" to the left). Each time I want to swap to a different application or launch a new one, the launcher seems a little problematic to come up. Even though ...
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How can I move the Applications and Files & Folders lenses in the launcher?

In the launcher there are two types of launcher items. The default ones in the bottom part of the launcher, such as the Workspace Switcher, Applications lens, Files & Folders lens and Trash, and ...
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How to make Unity Launcher menu be almost always hidden and not influence window placement

I'm using Unity on 11.04. I've had a look at the compiz-config settings but could not find any answers. I would like to change a few default settings in Unity Launcher. I would like to apply ...
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unity launcher behaves very weird

I recently upgraded to 11.04, and the unity launcher is really giving me a headache: sometimes it gets stuck in the open mode. after turning on the "auto hide" in compiz-config it does disappear, ...
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Move left launcher to another monitor

I use a large monitor as primary and laptop screen as secondary. Is it possible to move the launcher to my big monitor or do I have to turn off my laptop monitor? "Monitor Preferences" (Launcher ...
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How to delete Apps and Files & Folder (lenses) icons from Launcher?

Hi there, I've been looking for some information about how to delete those Icons (Applications and Files & Folders). Why? Simple, because I understand that Ubuntu's button (BFB) it's a better ...
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Can I get rid of the launcher in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? Just wondering if I can get rid of the launcher in the Unity desktop and replace it by something else?
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How do I run Angry Birds?

I see that there is an HTML version of Angry Birds. How do I use it? I'd also like to have the icon on my launcher so I can run it as it's own application.
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What to do when Unity's Launcher gets stuck open?

My Unity Launcher is currently stuck open. Short of logging out and back in, does anyone have ideas for getting it to auto-hide as usual?
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Is there a way to disable the workspace switcher in unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the Workspace Switcher launcher from Unity launcher? The workspace switcher is not a regular launcher and not a lense but there must be a place where the panel ...
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Can I make a *.desktop item always be maximized?

Is there anything I can add to a *.desktop file (used in my Launcher panel) to make the application always open maximized? In particular, I'm looking at the gnome-terminal.
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How can I make running emacsclient from the unity launcher reuse an existing emacs window

(I'm actually asking this even though I intend to supply the answer, so this is more by way of providing a tip.) If you create an emacsclient launcher by copying a .desktop file (e.g. the Emacs one), ...
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No Launcher on an Acer D620 netbook [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.04. I found no laincher at the left side. I wamt to know why? Secondlay, my Acer Netbook D260, cannot find the wifi. How i can solve it.
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How do I remove icons from the Unity launcher using a script?

After a fresh install of 11.04 I have a script that does a few useful things. Is there a way to remove the LibreOffice, Ubuntu One etc icons from the Unity launcher using command line so I can put it ...
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Add custom icons to the launcher in Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add applications to the launcher? i have installed 11.04 i want to know whether i can add custom icons on launcher or not
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Shortcut to change Launcher 'Hide' setting

When I'm working on my laptop I have periods that I am only using a couple of programs, so the default intellihide setting of the Launcher ('Dodge windows') is very handy. But I also have periods that ...
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How to properly install an unzipped program into the launcher? [closed]

I just download and unzipped Aptana Studio into /opt/AptanaStudio3, and ran the program /opt/AptanaStudio3/AptanaStudio3 using the Nautilus file explorer. It shows as an icon on the launcher when ...
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Disable gnome-panel launcher (Alt+F2)

I'm running Unity and a gnome-panel panel at the bottom at the same time. Is there a way to disable the gnome-panel's launcher? At the moment, both Unity's and gnome-panel's launcher pop up when I ...
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Can you move the Ubuntu Unity launch bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I noticed a lot of questions regarding the unity launch bar and its location , the answers say it cannot be moved , and probably will ...
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How to edit .desktop files in unity-2d? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files? The changes made for unity .desktop launchers does not take effect in unity 2d. Which folder should i look into to make ...