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 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". ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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If I install GLX-Dock on Ubuntu 11.10 does it replace the Unity launch bar?

I want to install GLX-dock on Ubuntu 11.10. I want to know if there will be any changes to the default Unity launch bar ? I dont want to replace anything rather want to add a dock bar at the bottom. ...
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Why does the Audacity icon change in the launcher if the launcher icon size is adjusted?

I noticed when I was fiddling with the launcher icon size that at a certain size the icon for Audacity changes. Does anyone know why this would happen?
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Oh Unity Launcher scrambled with color dots after log on or restart

The left hand side Unity launch bar is color scrambled after reboot, or log on. When touching it with the mouse arrow, it comes back to normal. I installed gnome shell color before this started ...
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How can I change the wiggle time of 'urgent animation' in Unity Launcher?

I really like wiggle animation for application notification, but I find it disappear too quickly and I wish I could change this delay. I looked through all the ccsm, appearance, and myUnity settings ...
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How to show 'arrows' for windows in other workspaces in the launcher?

Previously in Ubuntu 11.10, when I had Libreoffice open in several workspaces, I would click on the Libreoffice icon to get an exposé-esque preview of all windows from all workspaces. With Ubuntu ...
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How do I disable the chameleon effect in notifications and the Unity launcher?

Is there a way to stop the new unity feature that changes the colour of the launcher and notifications that matches them to the wallpaper? Its an interesting feature, but I would rather not have a ...
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How to load unity-launcher in standalone session?

I want to auto-start unity-launcher in a stand alone session without loading the top panel with it, like in this picture: So how to do this?
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Libreoffice3.5 applications opening in new icon

Whenever I open up a program from Libreoffice3.5, it will open in its own launcher icon. For example, if I click on my docked "Writer", it will open it up in another icon. Here's a screenshot: ...
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Unity launcher full - Need more icons

I have already reduced the Unity launcher icons to 32 but still the space is exhausted already with my most-used programs. Basically I have to scroll often in the unity launcher bar with is annoying. ...
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How can I find *.desktop files?

To the best of my knowledge, all shortcuts in the Unity Launcher have a corresponding *.desktop file. I have one shortcut (for skrooge) that doesn't have an icon. How can I find the *.desktop file ...
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Can I change the “Workspace switcher” behavior to be “Window Spread”?

I only use one workspace, but I don't know how to reduce it to one. That being said, I would like to know how I can change the "Workspace Switcher" behavior. I'd like to see the same thing as I see ...
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How can I switch back to an application without Launcher and alt+tab?

So, normally when I run eclipse it is shown in both alt+tab and unity launcher. Now I have a running eclipse, I minimised it and I can't switch to eclipse any more. Is there other way to switch ...
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How to get rid of Wine Windows Program Loader icon in Ubuntu Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher I have a Wine application launcher in Ubuntu Unity (11.10). And When I run a wine application "Wine Window Program ...
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Disable adding newly installed applications to the launcher?

When I install new applications from Ubuntu Software Center, they're automatically added to the Launcher on the left side of the screen. I understand that this makes it easier for new users to learn ...
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Can I change what displays the Launcher is shown on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Duplicate Second Unity Launcher on Dual Screen In precise, when using a dual screen setting, the Unity launcher is present on both screens: Is it possible to ...
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Hide launcher when switching workspaces

When I switch to another workspace, the launch bar on the left will automatically appear, this really annoys me. How do I disable the automatic display of the launch bar after switching workspaces?
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Would it be possible to minimize current window with hotkey Super+<number_of_window_in_launcher>?

I've been searching about this feature and I didn't found anything. For me is quite intuitive this combo. If you can rise an application from his launcher shortcut, why don't do the same to minimize ...
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How to get a list of currently open files / application instances in unity launcher quicklist?

How can I get a vertical list of currently open files in the unity launcher as a quicklist (see mockup below)? This could be a list of files each application instance is editing, or in the case of ...
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How can I change my launcher location on the screen (left, right, bottom, top)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I want to change where my launcher location is on the screen is. Do I have to install an application like MyUnity or can I just do it ...
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Multi Monitor Setup

I'm having some problems with a multi monitor setup in Ubuntu: The launcher will appear on the laptop monitor if the external monitor isn't plugged in on startup. If the external monitor is plugged ...
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How do I create a launcher item to show all open applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can Unity display a Launcher icon for Spread Mode? I need to build a Unity launcher item to activate Compiz Scale. How do I do that?
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does anyone know why the launcher will not go away? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? It is just stuck on my screen, anyone have any ideas or help would be appreciated?
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Unity 2D Exit Icon Not Showing

I wanted to switch over to Unity 2D because it uses less memory, however the exit, minimise, and maximise buttons aren't showing, with just a black bar. Also the running programs do not appear in the ...
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Why multi-monitor support doesn't permit to move Launcher in 12.04? [closed]

Ubuntu 12.04 brings some significant improvements to multi-monitor support, it permits to see Launcher on every monitor. I have two monitor and Launcher compares on the left of both monitors, but ...
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How to “ungroup” windows from an icon on the launcher?

When I have more than one instance of a program running and I minimize all of them, they are grouped in a single icon on the launcher. For example, I'm chatting with three people on Emesene: Joe, Mary ...
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How add a second Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possible to have 2 unity launchers? How can I add a second Unity Launcher to my Ubuntu 11.10? It could be possible, because someone have accidentaly done it... This is ...
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Remove Launcher in Unity 2D?

I like Unity but I'd rather use Docky as a launcher than the Unity Launcher. Is it possible to remove the launcher in Unity 2D or possibly preventing it from loading at start-up? Thanks
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Gnome 'Super-#' hotkey like in Unity

I've been using unity for a while, and just switched to gnome. (Gnome 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.10) I've liked it a lot, but it's missing one key feature (in my mind). In Unity you can use the super button ...
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How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”?

I don't like the auto hide launcher for it is too annoying for me. The launcher stays hidden and to reveal it, the mouse pointer has to be moved to the default hot spot. I'd instead like to have the ...
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Move unity launcher to another side of another screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with 2 screens, 1 having resolution of 1366x768 and one with 1920x1080. As you could expect I'd prefer the larger ...
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Chrome or Chromium icon doesn't show in the launcher

I have got Google Chrome Browser on Ubuntu 11.10, and when I open it, it won't appear on/in the sidebar. I then download Chromium, but the same thing happens. I try dragging it to the sidebar, but ...
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What is the purpose of the Desktop Switcher?

What is the real use of Desktop switcher in the Ubuntu?. I have opened a FireFox instance in one desktop. Then I switched to another desktop and tried opening another instance of FireFox. Its not ...
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Is it possible to add custom items to System Settings window?

For example, how to add a "Startup Applications Preferences" launcher to this Window?
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How to add shortcut to unity launcher programmatically?

I'm developing a program in Qt that will help users to manage (create, edit and delete) their quicklists in Unity launcher. I got to a point where I created .desktop file and I don't know how to ...
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Applications keep showing up twice on the launcher [closed]

I just did a fresh install of 11.10 Desktop 64-bit. When trying to add some new application to the launcher weird things are happening. The problem in the following: I tried opening a Terminal from ...
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How to create & pin Unity shortcut to a specific command / shellscript

This is not a duplicate as I've spent a good while trying to find a solution from Ask Ubuntu and Googling, to no avail. It is a specific problem after successfully pinning the shortcut to Unity. The ...