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 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 ...
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How to modify app launcher bar for Guest account?

How are changes made to the application launcher bar for the Guest account? I installed Google Chrome, and I want the icon for it to appear on the launcher bar for the Guest account, and set Chrome ...
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Combine setsid with .bshrc alias or launcher

To run program X, I currently have to type path/to/folder/X in my terminal. I made an alias in my .bshrc so I can type X directly, and I have created a launcher so I can access X directly from my GUI. ...
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Nautilus launcher second instance

A few days ago , there was this update . After applying it nautilus created a new icon in the launcher . It was kind of nice 'coz in the normal icon , if u click to maximize a window, it opens a new ...
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How do I add external usb disk to launcher (15.04)

My external usb disk used to show up in the launcher when I plugged it in. I stupidly unlocked it. How do I get it back in the launcher? This is Unbuntu 15.04.
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How can I hide the launcher when I press Super + S?

Pressing Super + S on Ubuntu with workspaces enabled activates a workspace switcher/expo thing (I'm not sure what it's called, exactly, so I'm not sure what to search for). One thing that's bothering ...
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Rename launchers

If you have an application running, you can right click on the item in the unity starter, select "Lock to Launcher", and the program will stay there even if it is closed. The problem is that the new ...
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after installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing

After installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing.Please check screen-shot I have already try moving .kde,cache and .local file but not got any success. Please help !
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Ubuntu unity launcher numbers to be always shown

When I hold the 'super' key on my keyboard, it shows me numbers over the launcher icons so the super+number combination would jump to the application. I tend to forget numbers, and holding the 'super' ...
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Can't launch PhpStorm from unity only from a terminal

I have a program, PhpStorm, that i can launch from anywhere if i use the terminal, if i try to do from unity interface nothing happens. I have exported the <program_name>/bin path to PATH ...
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What does greater than shape mean in Unity Launcher?

Sometimes I find out that application I'm using at the moment has > (greater than) letter on the left of its icon in Unity Launcher instead of standard triangle. But in Ubuntu Documentation, there ...
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How to remove the 'tile' background in the launcher icons?

First let me show my launcher :- I feel my launcher is made to look ugly by the 'square-tile-thing'(for the lack of a better word) thats behind the icon. I want the icons alone to be ...
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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue on which I am unsure of the root cause, as in whether it is an Ubuntu issue or a TeamViewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher set to auto-hide. When connected to it from a ...
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Add a mounted share to launcher

Is there a way to add mounted shares to the launcher (Ubuntu 14.10)? I prefer to do it via the terminal, but if there is a easy way to do it via the GUI it's also fine. My shares are at ...
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missing some icons in KDE 5 launcher and tray after installing unity

I have kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. last night I installed unity desktop using the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on my laptop. but after first restart I missed some of my application ...
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Programs opening but not visible [duplicate]

OS: ubuntu 14.04 LTS Processor: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz × 2 Graphics: Intel® 965Q OS type: 64-bit I have spent about a week researching a solution to my problem, which only occurred after ...
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Program Launcher is underneath all other windows

My program launcher comes in underneath any other windows that might be on the screen, this is really getting annoying can someone please help.
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Vertical gap at hidden launchers place even for maximized windows after upgrade

Original Image Link I have hidden launcher with auto hide option, and use docky. This strange gap started appearing after I did a dist-upgrade recently to update system. Is there any solution for ...
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Chrome shows two icons in Unity Launcher

I am a new Ubuntu user. I just installed 12.04. To get Chrome on the Launcher, I clicked the BFB and searched for Chrome, then dragged that icon to the Launcher. However, when I run Chrome, it creates ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 14.04

I was tried to put the launcher on the bottom with some tutorials that I saw on the internet. The problem is that after install some of them my launcher and dash are gone. But my files are still here. ...
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Strange logout issues on clicking icons in the launcher

I have a fresh install of 14.04.2 and whenever I open more than one window of a program (for example, two windows of chrome, or nautilus), and click the icon on the unity launcher, the system shuts ...
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How to Bring HARD rive icons on the Launcher?

I Migrated fro Windows 7. I Partioned my Hard Disk (250 GB). I am not able to access all the Partitions simultaneously like I used to do in Windows. Please tell what should be done to get the ...
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Minecraft icon not showing properly in launcher?

Here is my problem: the Minecraft icon in the Unity launcher is inconsistent with the icon theme, even though the icon theme has a minecraft icon in it. The theme I am using is Numix-Circle and I am ...
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How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand?

Will Unity allow making custom launcher icons from .desktop files or via menu editing system? (Right now the launcher doesn't give the option to "keep in launcher" on all programs. For some programs ...
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What is the intended way of creating desktop launchers? [duplicate]

TL;DR : what is the easiest way to create desktop shortcut to a program ? When I first started using GNOME with Ubuntu I immediately tried to find ways of creating desktop shortcuts/launchers to ...
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SSD card locked to launcher after wakening from sleep mode

Whenever I wake my laptop from sleep mode the SSD card is locked to the launcher. It is not though after booting. How can I avoid this behaviour? To avoid misunderstandings: I do want the SSD card ...
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Hided launcher does not show urgent icons

I'd like to use auto-hide option for the launcher. And in the other side, I use Pidgin messenger application, in this application when a buddy becomes on-line or off-line, its icon in the launcher ...
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Different Launchers for Different Workspaces?

I want to have Different Sidebar Launchers for Different Workspaces, eg Internet Apps in first, Entertainment apps launchers in Second, Games apps launchers in third etc How can i do it?
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how to get openJDK7 and Technic launcher to work on Ubuntu 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my daughters computer. Now we cant get Technic launcher to work for her. Then she wants to play minecraft modes. I download the Tech jar file and marked it as open as ...
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OpenJDK Java 7 missing from “Open With” under file Properties

Ok. I have read through probably two-dozen posts and articles, and still can't seem to find an answer. I have installed OpenJDK-7 and am trying to set it as the default to open .jar files ...
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Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent

I happily run Word 2007 via Wine on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I prefer having it sit in the launcher for easy access, however, every time I start a new session (that is, logging in or booting up), the ...
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How to get rid of disk icons in Unity launcher? [duplicate]

I have got here an installation of Unity and I am annoyed with the 3 disk icons in the Launcher right below the workspace switcher. Is there a way to prevent these icons from showing? Those 3 icons ...
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Ubuntu Trusty not displaying launcher properly

After a recent software update (possible to kernel 3.13.0-49), Ubuntu Trusty no longer displaying Launcher & top status bar properly on a very old Dell using 32 bit Ubuntu Trusty. I used to use ...
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How can I get chrome to stop opening up in incognito? even after purging and reinstalling fresh

I tried opening new tab(non-incognito) and then locking that to the lancher. Then unlocking the first icon, But then the second icon just opens incognito tab by default. Even though I have not made ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Menu bar and Launcher Missing [duplicate]

As you may have gathered from the title of this question, my menu bar and launcher are missing from my account. It started when I tried to download unity (the mobile platform development tool) ...
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Screen freezes when I wipe the screen with the back of my hand after upgrading to 14.04. How can I disable this?

I need to know how to manage the multi-touch gestures to prevent this action from interfering with my software on the user end. I am running a custom session so it just freezes, and on the desktop ...
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Weird launcher bar/chrome bug, hard to describe

I have Chrome locked to the launcher, but when I click it, it opens another icon on the launcher. When I hover over it, it says the name of one of my bookmarks. I've unlocked and locked to no avail. ...
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Google Chrome opens in a new window in a new launcher icon

When I open Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04, it opens a new window on a different launcher icon (I have Chrome in my Launcher pinned) and the title of the window is a tab that I don't have open any ...
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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 ...