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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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?
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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?