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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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue that I am unsure of the root, as in weather it is an ubuntu issue or a teamviewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher auto-hide, While connected to it from a windows computer ...
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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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How to include environment Variable in launcher for icon

This is an extension to the question how to include an environment variable in the launcher? . This question explains how to use the environment variable for the Exec part of the .desktop file but not ...
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Remove/Close sidebar when using Cairo-Dock

How do I close the top bar and the left side bar now that I am using Cairo-Dock as my primary access point for everything? Please help if you can. Thank you in advance.
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Why is there a reserved spot in the Launcher?

Why is there a spot reserved for a Launcher icon? See the arrow in the image, please. Is this a missing icon? Hovering reveals nothing. Hover-right-click provides an unlock-from-launcher option. ...
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upgraded software - dock is gone, cannot use terminal

So, I have a huge problem. After installing some software updates, my dock is gone and my terminal is unusable - its the orange (sometimes white) block to the right in the screenshot. I have NO(!) ...
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Chrome in the launcher does not open with keyboard hotkey (Super + #)

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have chrome as the first application locked in my launcher. When I click it or press Super+1 the Chrome icon just flashes, but never opens the app. All other apps ...
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How to create a launcher to execute a terminal command?

for example, this terminal command: ping www.google.com so my question is how can I create a launcher in my desktop can do this command, so there is no longer needs to open terminal every time and ...
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Ubuntu won't show Launcher or the taskbar [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu, just Downloaded 2 days ago, my problem is after installing it on my system the first time, when i shut down & relogin, i see neither the taskbar on the left side of the screen ...
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Installing Armory on Ubuntu after installing Bitcoin

I installed Bitcoin-qt with Ubuntu 14.04. I then installed Armory using a method I found on the internet. However, I could not find the application. I downloaded it again using another method, and now ...
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How to resize the Unity launcher?

I want to resize the Unity launcher. Is that possible?
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Move unity launcher to bottom of the screen [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 DESKTOP version and for some odd reason I'm told that the Unity launcher cannot be moved to the bottom of the screen because of several reasons: 1. Canonical wants it there so it ...
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Launcher not opening completely

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 when i installed Ubuntu launcher was working perfectly.But now it is not opening completely. when i keep auto hider off then it works perfectly. Can any one help me with ...
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Is it possible to change the click behavior on the launchers? Left click on a launcher opens the right click menu

My launcher consists of a few icons, with about 5 applications in the right click menu of each icon. If possible, I'd like to change the behavior of clicking on these icons. Instead of right ...
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Not loading unity launcher in ubuntu

I've recently updated Ubuntu to 14.04 and somehow it got messed up in between and I restarted system and from advanced options I fixed packages and installed everything. The issue now is I can't able ...
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Is it possible to execute a .desktop file from a quicklist?

I have this launcher I created with a quicklist full of options to execute different applications. One of the options is TeamViewer and this is the quicklist code for it: [Desktop Action ...
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Unity launcher for Intellij duplicate after application loading

I create a launcher for Ingtellij Idea by writing a custom .desktop file. [Desktop Entry] Version=13.3 Name=Intellij Idea Comment= Type=Application Categories=Developoment,IDE ...
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Move window in dual monitor setup

I'm running a dual monitor setup, with one of the monitors most of the time in standby, but connected (it's a TV). It works fine if both are turned on, but when the monitor is in Standby mode some ...
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Ubuntu Session not starting Unity [duplicate]

I've been fiddling around with different desktop environments lately. I started with Gnome Fallback, then Gnome 3 then XFCE and now I decided to use Unity. I installed ubuntu-desktop and launched ...
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Java windows open up off-screen (multi monitor setup with Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit) with Java 1.7.0_55 (openjdk-7-jdk:amd64, openjdk-7-jre:amd64). Most GUI Java applications start without any errors or warnings and their Icon shows up in the launcher, but ...
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Desktop launcher in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to find a way to create a launcher for the desktop and to place it on the Unity launcher panel on the left so as programs are maximized I can hit the launcher and the actual desktop will ...
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Unity launcher in 14.04 problem

My Ubuntu 14.04 menu behaviour seems to have gone awry. I used to be able to access miniature versions of more than one window in the same app simultaneously. A further example: when Thunderbird is ...
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how to get genome 3 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit [duplicate]

i dont know that whether i am using unity launcher or any other launcher but it is clear that i have never made any changes in my ubuntu but now i want to get genome 3 in my desktop can any one give ...
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How to add a “Show desktop” icon to the launcher?

I recently upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04, and there is no show desktop in the launcher. I know I can use Ctrl+Super+D, but is there a way to get it in the launcher? Edit: I just installed the "show ...
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Screen turns black when using launcher icons

I may have found a new bug, I can't find anything resembling the problem I'm having. I recently upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10, and the launcher is virtually useless. If I hover over any launcher icon ...
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Certain programs will run but not open

When opening, say VLC or qBittorrent, they will appear in the Launcher (taskbar) but will not open the GUI to let me interact with the program. The name doesn't appear at the top, even. If I click ...
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How to disable all scopes, filters and dash plugins?

The Dash is overloading me with stuff I don't need, down to the weather and food recipes (?!) when I'm just looking for a file or app. Also I can't figure out how to set it to include music files ...
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Is it possible to add edge resistance to Compiz “Desktop Wall” edge flipping?

Example: I have four workspaces vertically, which I want to switch between by simply moving the cursor to the bottom or top part of the screen. But sometimes I want to click something in the bottom ...
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The Launcher icon edges disappeared after updates

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After receiving updates today the edges in the icons in the launcher disappeared (all the icons have transparent edges, even the ones that have applications running). Anyone ...
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Unity launcher dissapears

When you open two or more windows of the same program, the icon in the Unity Laucher shows two or more arrows telling you there are more instances opened. And then when you click on the icon all the ...
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Can't start an application from the launcher, but can from dash and rightcliking

After I started an application and stopped it I cannot launch that application again by clicking on the launcher icon. Nothing would happen. I can however launch that application through the dash or, ...
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How can I create a quick launcher in Lubuntu?

How can I set up quick launchers in Lubuntu? I've installed Lubuntu 14.04. Now I see no way to set quick launchers, especially for programs not listed in the menu (which must be started from a ...
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I want to hide the Unity 2D launcher completely

I want to hide the launcher completely. I want it to pops up only when I press the Super key. My problem is, I use Cairo-dock and use auto-hide feature of Launcher, but the launcher pops up, whenever ...
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Chromium does not start (launch seems to start but not opening the application)

Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated every day Chromium does not start since some more days. No idea why. I uninstalled and made new installation from Synaptic just now. No error message at installation. ...
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How can I visually find out which programs are running on the current virtual screen in Unity?

Since switching to Unity in 11.04 I miss the bottom only for one thing: I want to know which windows are on the current virtual screen. I switch between windows with alt+tab and sometimes I don't ...
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Add folder shortcut to launcher [duplicate]

I have created a shortcut to /var/www folder in the name 'www' to my desktop.Is it possible to add/drag this folder shortcut to ubuntu launcher? PLease help, Thanks
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Adjust urgent animation's time span?

Currently in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 7.2.0, when you receive a message from an instant messenger client (or anything else that would classify as the application needing attention), that icon in your ...
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Launcher duplicate iconless icon

As from the screenshot below, there is a duplicate icon of the xfig program. Sometimes with different programs same thing happens. Any ideas how to solve this?
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How to change device icons in launcher?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and I have several hard drives in my computer and all appear with the same icon in the launcher. Is it possible to modify their icons one by one or at least change their color ...
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Unity launcher icon edges disappeared in 14.04

For a couple of days my Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 has been acting weird. The icon borders in the launcher have disappeared and the indicators are acting strange as well (blocks instead of arrows). All of ...
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Unity does not launch in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated from 13.10 from 14.04 a few weeks ago, and it was working fine. But last night, after a login the wallpaper shows up, but the Unity does not, and nothing else. The weird thing is, that if I ...
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how do I get things downloaded? [closed]

Is it impossible to download, run and do scans with free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and free Avast Antivirus if you are using Ubuntu? If not what free protection and virus-destruction, ...
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How could I remove launcher bar from my primary monitor (only)? [duplicate]

I need to display launcher bar only on secondary monitor. Is it possible?
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Problem with icon arrangement in the laucher

I'm having a problem with selecting and arranging the icons in the launcher panel. I had the same problem in 13.10. I hoped it would go away in 14.04 but unfortunately it hasn't. First, when I ...
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When I create .desktop files, they don't get found by Trusty's Dash

Magnifier not found by Trusty's Dash though Manage Launcher (both variants) are. I've tried creating Magnifier.desktop both with Manage Launcher, Manage Launcher (Administrator) & Arronax. ...
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How do I make a custom launcher for terminal applications?

I have some command line applications (and remote servers) that I want to make individual launchers for on the Unity launcher, how do I do that?
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Nautilus Bookmarks list NOT COMPLETE on “right click” Files on Launcher

On Ubuntu 14.04 (but also on previous versions) I've added 24 bookmarks to Nautilus, and when I right click the Files icon on the launcher it is not possible to scroll all the bookmarks (also the ...
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Unity launcher stays behind windows

I have been having a problem with Unity launcher recently. Launcher stay behind my windows and I can't bring it to the front of my windows! As you can see, the Nautilus window is in front of the ...
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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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Adding custom applications to Gnome launcher

Looking for a utility that allows me insert an item into the list of applications that GNOME knows about. For example: I have downloaded Eclipse EE (I have some very special plugins that I need to ...