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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Ubuntu 14.04 missing launcher (icons, time, wifi icon…) [duplicate]

Ubuntu missing launcher (icons on left side, time, wifi icon, close/minimize/maximize buttons ...) Here is a screenshot: There is no problem when I log in as a guest user.
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Can't Execute .desktop File

I'm new to ubuntu and linux... I'm trying to make a minecraft launcher .desktop file, and when I execute it, it says me: "There was an error launching the application" My code is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Disable Four-Finger tap to show the Launcher

How can I disable the four-finger touch feature that shows the launcher? I can disable the three-finger touch features with the commands synclient ClickFinger3=15 and synclient TapButton3=15, but not ...
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Duplicate icons for manully created GNOME launcher items

I have downloaded Aptana Studio 3 and created the following launcher item for using Alacarte: file: alacarte-made.desktop [Desktop Entry] Comment= Terminal=false Name=Aptana Studio 3 ...
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Changes to launcher are instantly changing back (Ubuntu 14.04)

I edited ~/.profile by adding the line umask 775 and also changed a color code in usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css After reboot, the launcher and wallpaper lost all changes I made to ...
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How to find path of program launched from dock (not visible in software manager)

I'm using the VPN client "Cisco Anyconnect" and it was installed via a .sh script provided by my university, thus not visible in the Software Manager. Most of the time I launch it from the search ...
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Launcher bug won't show icon

I seem to have created a bug on the launcher. I dragged my Eve Online game icon into the launcher (which is only executable by using Wine), and it didn't put it onto the actual bar. However, what it ...
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Viewing and Opening recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher

Is their a way to see and open recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher? If you select files in third mouse key we will see a menu like this where it shows the default and book marked ...
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Unity launcher shows blacklisted unmounted partitions forever

"unlock from launcher" is ineffective - they all come back with the next boot. There is a workaround posted for Ubuntu 12.10 (see below) but this does not work for 15.04. This started after using ...
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How to fix Minecraft showing as a grey question mark on the Launcher?

When I play Minecraft, the icon in the Unity Launcher for it is always a grey question mark. This has persisted from Minecraft 1.6.2 to 1.7.4. See this screenshot: How can this be fixed? I have ...
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Lock specific apps for each workspace in Ubuntu 15.04

How can I make unity launcher remembers which apps are pinned to it for each workspace and automatically changes the Launcher when I switch between workspaces. Knowing that I'm using Ubuntu 15.04
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How do I stop the super key from invoking the Unity Launcher?

And yes, I know the Unity launcher is the app-launcher panel on the left of the screen. How do I make it so that when I hold the Super key down the Unity Launcher (Which I have set to hide itself) ...
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Menu on sidebar disappears when cursor is on it

Whenever I right-click an icon on the launcher(side-bar) and try to click an option in the menu, the menu disappears. This is very annoying because I cannot empty trash. Is there any way to fix this?
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How can I make an icon for my new launcher?

I just created a new launcher, for teamspeak. This is the contents: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Name=unmount-mount Icon=/usr/bin/TeamSpeak/TeamSpeak.i‌​co ...
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Don't run terminal when I click a new launcher

I am trying to launch teamspeak from an icon in the launcher. I followed this guide How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut . The launcher works fine. My gripe is that it still opens a ...
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How to disable showing devices in the launcher [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable newly plugged in devices from popping up on the launch bar, as when I plug in my phone it appears on the launch bar, and every time I select unlock from launcher as I'm kind ...
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How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How can I create launchers on my desktop? I want to add some shell scripts in my launcher as shortcuts.. ...
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How do I change the hold delay to move a Unity launcher icon?

I need to increase the hold delay to move an icon in the Unity launcher in Ubuntu 13.10. How do I do that ? I need this because of latency of remote desktop access: a short click acts as a long one ...
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How to remove the TWM desktop environment?

I found the user interface of the TWM desktop environment boring and hard to use. How can I remove it?
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Duplicate icons of an application, running in Wine

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and Docky as my launcher. To run OriginPro under Wine from launcher I created a .desktop file and pinned it to my Docky However, when it starts, it opens a separate icon ...
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New apps not showing in file manager when adding to application launch bar

This is about Lubuntu 15.04 vivid which is a system upgrade from 14.10 I have a problem adding news apps to the application launch bar because the new apps don't show. I installed apps like VLC ...
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Auto hide Unity Launcher for customized liveCD

I need to change the behavior of the Unity Launcher of my liveCD of Ubuntu 14.04. I need it to auto-hide but I can't find the 'config' file to modify in order to set the auto-hide 'ON'. Thanks for ...
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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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plank has duplicate icons for added launchers in LXDE

I am on Lubuntu and just installed plank for a dock. I have figured out how to remove launchers by dragging and dropping and the go [poof] in a cloud, and I figured out how to add by right clicking ...
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Removable Media Trigger Event

I created a shell script that copies files off of an SD card. I then created a Unity Launcher (.desktop file) for that script. Finally under System Settings -> Details -> Removable Media -> Photos ...
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Ubuntu Steam Client Not Reponding

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I installed the ubuntu steam client from the steam store. After a recent system update, the steam-launcher stopped working, i.e. It hangs after opening the steam ...
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Menu bars and launcher missing (after tampering with xorg.conf)

I'm completely new to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get to know the various stuff in here. One of these things was to set my screen resolution to 16 bit, in order to play an old game. After browsing ...
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How to enable back light glow when toggled in Numix theme?

i enabled numix gtk theme and icon theme. great themes but, in default theme,(gtk:ambience Icons:ubuntu-mono-dark) the launcher icons illuminate when i click on them, i love that. but when i changed ...
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Launching a .sh file from a launcher

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am doing a school project where I need to use navigation stacks. At this point the navigation works fine. My problem at this time is: Before I can launch rviz and to ...
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old application launcher window in the repository

In older version of Ubuntu there used to be (in the repository) an application launcher window, that itself was a normal gtk application. It was just like the old control-center mentioned in How to ...
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How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus

How can I add a folder to the launcher for quick access to it. In this particular case I wish to drag it to the launcher.
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15.04: Ugly icons in the Launcher

Using 15.04 since yesterday, one of the things I note is a number of icons portrayed strangely by the Launcher. Here are a few examples: I thought this was a resolution issue but zooming in one can ...
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How can I make an application appear under its own icon, when launched from a script?

I have a script that launches a number of Google Chrome windows through wmctrl. I created a launcher for that script and assigned a different icon to it. Problem is, every time Google Chrome is ...
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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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Ubuntu Touch: how to create a launcher to start a shell script?

On my bq Aquaris E4.5 I want to create a launcher button for the App Scope to start a shell script. Is there an easy way to create such a launcher?
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Adding Folder shortcut to Launcher Ubuntu 14.04

I want to add some folder to the launcher so that I can access them at ease. How do I add shortcut to launcher?
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How do I get executable indexed by dash/launcher?

I've recently downloaded Eclipse package, and uncompressed it to /home/me/Development/tools. I'm quite new to the new Ubuntu so I'm not sure how it works. I assumed that the launcher/dash (not sure ...
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making slingscold my default dash home/search engine

I have recently installed slingscold, an app launcher that navigates your applications. and now, I want to make it my default dash so that when I press the super key, I will get slingscold instead of ...
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How do I solve duplicate icons, slightly differently named, for MarvinSketch? [duplicate]

I am running on 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 and I have MarvinSketch installed (FYI Marvin is released as a .sh file). New MarvinSketch (or more specifically the Marvin suite to which MarvinSketch belongs) ...
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How to execute a script just by double clicking like .EXE files in Windows?

How can I make a bash script executable by double clicking just like .exe files in Windows? I tried creating a launcher and assigning the script to it, but there are two consequences: the terminal ...
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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Any search tool for LXDE menu?

I just installed lxde to boot into when laptop is using battery, but I really miss at least a simple search feature, I am used to Unity so I find myself losing too much time navigating on the menus, ...
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How to add a program that is not installed via APT/dpkg to launcher? [duplicate]

I installed Android Development Tools (you just download it and run the executable file inside a folder). I want to pin the ADT to the launcher, but I don't know how to do that. I tried to drag the ...
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Prevent overwriting blacklist for Unity.Devices when bringing system out of suspension

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have set a device blacklist for my Unity launcher to prevent my SD card's icon from appearing there: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices blacklist ...
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Where to create the desktop configuration file of an app so that it can be locked to launcher? [duplicate]

On GNOME desktop environment, I have added an app to favorites and I can launch the app from that list clicking on the icon of the favorites list. But when I launch, a similar icon of the app ...
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“Leftover” Application icons in Unity dashboard

I realized I installed the wrong version of Skype and uninstalled it using apt-get remove skype. Everything went well but when I launched my Unity dock, I could still see this file with the icon. Same ...
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CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
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Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
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Reduce delay for re-clicking a .desktop entry in Unity launcher

I have a number of homemade desktop entries in my Unity launcher, and I perceive that after I click on any of them, the clicked item experiences a delay of 5 or 6 seconds before it will respond to ...
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How to have launcher on non-primary screen?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on one computer with two monitors. I've found the place in settings where I can set the "launcher placement" and the "primary" monitor (using the black bar); however, I ...