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 do I use a shell command as a launcher shortcut? [duplicate]

The following command from terminal works perfectly: sh /home/flux/Downloads/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh How would I go about adding this as a shortcut, so I can open ...
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Copy the Unity launcher from one user to all users

I would like to add state of art of Unity launcher as template for creating minimal state of art of other users. I was found method how to add apps into template, but not method, how to extract ...
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script.sh run differently when manually opening terminal and when using .desktop launcher

I have a script file script1.sh as shown below: #!/usr/bin/env bash cd /home/userA/scripts . r1.sh when I manually open a terminal and run it using . script.sh it works fine. But when I created ...
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Why can't I find ubuntu-restricted-extras in the menu?

So I installed the restricted extras but I can't open them nor find them anywhere. I've typed it in the search bar..still nothing. It says its installed but I can't find it anywhere.
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Desktop Launcher executing a sequence of commands after opening a terminal

I've created a .desktop launcher as shown below which successfully opens terminal. What I want to do next is to run the following commands such as cd home/userA/scripts then ...
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Launcher is not fully visible

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my Launcher is not fully visible in auto-hide mode. It was visible before adding some Applications in it. Its not showing the active Applications. I don`t know why it is ...
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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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Getting window-icon to work with Zenity

I am having a weird problem with Zenity. I've never used Zenity before, so this could be a mistake. If I type the command zenity --question --text=QUESTIONGOESHERE ...
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Dead link for Eclipes in the Ubuntu's launcher

I'm trying to lock Eclipse's icon to the launcher for a fast and easy access to it, using the simplest way of launching Eclipse, and then right clicking the Eclipse icon at the launcher and choosing ...
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Why the context menu isn't like the launcher menu everywhere? [closed]

I don't think I'm the only only one to think that context menu from the launcher is quite sexy! So why isn't the whole system's interface like that? The context menu elsewhere is pretty normal ...
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How to create a desktop entry for an application located in the user space?

I compiled the latest QGIS sources into ~/bin/qgis. I can start the application from the command line running ~/bin/qgis/bin/qgis. Now I want to have application launcher entry. So I copied the ...
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Desktop entry does not appear in Unity launcher

I created a .desktop entry for a custom QGIS installation in ~/.local/share/applications. For some reason the Unity launcher and Kupfer refuse to index the entry - it does not show up. Here is the ...
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launcher icons can not be changed

I deleted something cache folder since I can not move and delete icons from the launcher bar. I did a reset the icons, reinstall desktop and unity, the whole system (didn't touch the /home) could ...
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Why some software aren't detectable by the system?

I downloaded Scid from the software center, as far as I know, everything we download from the center should be an apt package, thus it should be detectable by the system. However, scid is not listed ...
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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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Why my bookmarked location doesn't show up on right-clicking the Files icon on Launcher?

I have bookmarked a location recently. Although it was a quest in itself (had to search a lot to know that Ctrl+D adds a bookmark), now the bookmarked location is not being displayed on right-clicking ...
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Launcher, top bar missing & cannot close, maximize, or move windows

I opened my laptop after a month of inactivity (Dell, running 14.04). It was in the suspended state during this time, and upon reopening it, the laptop functioned perfectly. After this initial use, I ...
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Is there a light-weight minimal Unity Desktop for Ubuntu 14.04?

New to linux here. I created a VM in virtualbox for the latest Ubuntu to get comfortable with linux and to learn Python. I was wondering if there is a lighter-weight desktop for Ubuntu, that still ...
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Thin line between window decoration and launcher

I did not notice until I recently changed my wallpaper, but there seems to be a thin line (maybe 1 pixel) between the unity launcher and a maximized window (see attached screenshot). This problem ...
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How to restore drive icon on Unity Launcher?

I have 2 WINDOWS drive icon on Unity Launcher but I unlock 1 from Unity Launcher. How to restore it?
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Ubuntu launcher (shorcuts bar) multiline view

Is there a way to set ubuntu launcher (or however that line on the side of the screen is called where shortcuts for applications are listed) view to be multiline (at least two lines) instead of ...
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Adding my launcher to the Unity Launcher automatically. How?

Based on official documentation: In order to add your launcher to the Unity Launcher on the left, you select and drag it onto the Launcher panel. Alternatively, you can place your .desktop ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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In 13.10 “unlock from launcher” option isn't working

I'm quite new here in Ubuntu and I've updated from 13.04 to 13.10 yesterday and I've noticed that when I install new applications from software center it stays in the unity launcher and I can't remove ...
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Pixelated launcher icons in the launcher

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04.1, the launcher icons are pixelated as shown in the image. An extra reboot did not resolve the issue. The only relevant customization I can think of is that I ...
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Qmlscene from Launcher Icon

I'm currently developing an application just for myself on Ubuntu desktop using Ubuntu SDK. I've been trying to make an executable on the desktop/launcher to start the application from the desktop. ...
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How to make applications pinned in launcher appear for all users?

I need to pin an application in Unity launcher such that it can be seen for all users. Currently, everything I changed seems to only affect the local user.
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Unity launcher made with Alacarte iconless

trying to create a launcher with a .png image file and main menu keeps on removing it. is .png not supported or do I need to edit the image first?
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Launcher Auto-hide leaves a dark bar, doesn't display properly

I am using ubuntu 13.10, I have alienware. It has nvidia-optimus but ubuntu is able to boot up if install it in UEFI mode. I have tried to auto-hide the launcher both with and without bumblebee but ...
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making a bash script executable programatically

I need to create a bash script to create and mount a drive. So, two simple commands. Both "work" when entered at the command line. The script is created and executed every time a normal user logs in, ...
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Firefox doesn't launch in Ubuntu 13.04

Firefox starts when I use sudo in the terminal, but not from the launcher. All the other apps work like a charm, just not Firefox. How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop lost open app windows after waking up from the sleep mode

I am new to Ubuntu Desktop but have used Windows and Mac for a long time. I also have good experience with Linux. I need some help on how to recover the lost app windows. I have been quite impressed ...
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No title bar, window bored or unity launcher in 12.10 after xrandr

-hey guys, need some serious help. Yesterday I was playing around with xrandr to try to get an HDMI TV to work properly without having over scan/ under scan as I have an Intel graphic chip and could ...
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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Unity doesn't load, no dasher but can see desktop icons and home ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 since 8-9 months and I had never faced problem as such. Yesterday I installed some regular updates of ubuntu 13.10 ..everything was working fine but this morning when I started ...
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Number of new messages disappears at launcher icon when parameter 'mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder' is set to new value

As soon as I change the default value for mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder to the Inbox, the small box with the number of new messages on launcher icon disappears and is never shown again. ...
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Carnegie learning on Ubuntu (chromebook)

I recently invested in a Chromebook, little did I realize it wouldn't run a crucial program my online school uses. So, I installed Ubuntu so I can toggle between the two via keyboard. The Ubuntu ...
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desktop files and Ubuntu software Center

Since 12.04, when additional software is installed, Ubuntu software center puts an icon in the launcher, representing a .desktop file in /usr/share/app-install/desktop/. This desktop file is not ...
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ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop without panel and launcher [closed]

Now after having succeeded to make running the new Ubuntu 14.04 I see, that Unity seems not to work (the desktop appears without launcher and panel). Gnome is working. CCSM is possible to open under ...
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HP Pavilion tx2514 wacom convertible tablet..“Wacom ISDv4 93 Pen stylus” wont reveal launcher

I have been working on this issue a couple days now. I have installed the latest drivers. I also tried increasing launcher sensitivity using "CompizConfig Settings Manager" and to adjust pressure ...
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Problem with Script not working properly when ran from Custom Launcher

I am using 13.10 and I have created a Launcher that I want to place on my Desktop using help from other posts that I found here. My problem is (I think) that my Launcher doesn't execute my script. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load, can't even open a terminal to type commands, even after boot repair

When I start Ubuntu I only get my desktop picture and am unable to open a terminal to type any commands. When I try a Guest session all I get is a red Ubuntu backdrop, nothing else. I tried boot ...
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How do I create the “Gnome-Desktop-Item-Edit” program's launch icon with root privileges and more?

I personally dont prefer running commands in terminal to achieve a task and prefer apps to execute the job. Creating launcher for apps is one such command where I prefer the gnome-desktop-item-edit ...
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Unity Launcher “application start” feedback in custom theme

When I start application in Unity, the application launcher icon blinks informing me that something is happening. That's a behaviour in default Unity theme. However, in theme I use (Moka) such ...
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Open apps can not be activated after a while

I just bought a system 76 kudu pro with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. When I have a few applications open and haven't used some of them for a while and want to use them again, it won't work. The apps are ...
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script shortcut to open two files in gedit as sudo

I want to double click a file on my desktop, and have two files be opened in gedit as sudo. Whenever I'm making a new website, I need to open /etc/hosts /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf ...
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How do I change the software center icon in the launcher?

I'm not a big fan of the Software Center icon (apparently I'm not the only one: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/09/software-centre-icon-proposal). Is there a way change it? The answers to this ...
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Untrusted application launcher (symlink)

I have tried: Untrusted Application Launcher and Untrusted application launcher? neither of above applies to this case, as I made a symbolic link: /usr/share/applications$ ls -la onboard.desktop ...