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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Lock the Nemo icon to the Unity Launcher (Ubuntu 14.04) and customize it

Is it possible to create the same kind of shortcuts like the Nautilus launcher has, for the Nemo file browser? How can I edit Unity Launcher shortcuts in an easy manner, can I use a text editor or ...
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How to add drive/partition-icon to the launcher?

My dualboot-system (win7 / ubuntu 12.04) has a ntfs-formatted partition called "/share" for files I use both in win7 and ubuntu (e.g. pictures, music etc.). I'd like to have a symbol of this drive in ...
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How can I set up PyCharm to launch from the Launcher?

I have installed PyCharm on my brand new Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. To launch PyCharm, I find I must navigate to the directory that pycharm lives in, and execute it from there as such: cd ...
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How to fill an invisible/empty icon in unity launcher that appeared while trying to dock a launcher?

A couple of days ago I was attempting to add an application to the unity launcher from the unity dash and instead of adding the app it created an "empty icon"(blank space) in the launcher there is no ...
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How can I force applications not pinned to the launcher to appear below applications that are pinned? [closed]

I normally use Super+number to open my frequently used applications which are pinned to the launcher, which is quick and convenient as long as the numbers remain consistent. However, when I run other ...
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An open program moves before pinned programs on Unity launcher

I have several programs that I use frequently and pin to the Unity launcher. I switch to them by using the WinKey+Number. Sometimes an open program that I am running that isn't pinned moves on top of ...
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Dell xps15 touch pad makes launcher stuck

Randomly using the touch pad my launcher is on auto hide, but it glitches out and permanently shows the launcher until I restart. When it happens, the search of unity flickers in a glitch way. The ...
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launcher hangs ubuntu 14.10 in high resolution display

Issue occurs when I click on launcher, display hangs and unable to recover session. Top bar graphics goes awol. This only happens when I using the highest resolution display (1920x1080), all of the ...
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I suddenly don't see launcher and I can't even start terminal [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a year now, and everything worked just fine. Suddenly, after turning my lap top on, I didn't see the launcher, and I can't find the way to start the terminal. Thanks ...
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How to change launcher icons according to Numix theme?

I recently installed Numix theme for my ubuntu 14.04, after installing and upgrading I rebooted my system and the theme worked fine but after some time whenever I start my ubuntu machine the colors of ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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Is there a desktop environment in which I can have the launcher/panel on my secondary monitor?

I have two monitors, one of which is 1920x1080 and the other is 1280x1024. I have the smaller monitor on the left. In Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, I can put the launcher on the left-hand monitor; however, ...
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How do I make Firefox Developer Edition my default browser?

I want to make fde my browser by default, I installed it following this guy's video and clicked the "Use firefox developer edition as my default browser" but when I closed and tried to open it again ...
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Mounted devices not showing up on launcher in ubuntu 14.04. How to enable it?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavillion Desktop. Till a few minutes back, the devices, pendrives, external hard disks would show up on mounting them and plugging them in respectively. Suddenly, I ...
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Xilinx ISE Unity Launcher

I am trying to create a Unity launcher for Xilinx ISE 14.7 in Ubuntu 14.04. Here's what I have done so far: I installed Xilinx ISE 14.7 to ~/username Created a run_ise.sh script with the following ...
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I have an invisible icon in my launcher

I created a desktop shortcut using this command: `gnome-desktop-item-edit –create-new ~/Desktop` Then I thought it would be a great idea to see if I can drag the icon onto the launcher. I tried ...
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Can I set the Launcher to close on mouseout

Currently, I have to hit the super key again to close it. Is there a setting to close it once focus is no longer on it?
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How to get Lubuntu to use generic application names

As you know, many application have a generic name. For example, the generic name of Audacious is: Music Player. How do you get Lubuntu to use this name instead of the regular name. I realize ...
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I can't open Unity tweak tool [closed]

I can't seem to open the [Unity][1] tweak tool, either from the launcher or dash or terminal. In the terminal, I got these errors: t***@t***-desktop:~$ unity-tweak-tool Traceback (most recent ...
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How do I restore missing launchbar and menubar in Unity?

I had this Ubuntu infinite login loop problem, and after searching the forum, I did these steps. Ctrl + Alt + F6 ls -lah I found -rw------- 1 root root 20 Dec .Xauthority So I did chown ...
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No icon overlays unity

ince installing (and uninstalling) gnome shell from the ubuntu repo, Unity has been missing the square glass-like overlays that go on top of each icon in the launcher. The icons are all still there ...
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How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner

I have installed ubuntu on a laptop for my mum. Before she had windows and could scan things. Now I did install the scanner software for a Brother DCP-195C. However to Scan I have to start the ...
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Join custom Terminal shortcut with Unity launcher icon

I've created a shortcut on the desktop which launches the terminal with a custom working directory. Here's the content: [Desktop Entry] Name=CM Terminal Icon=utilities-terminal Type=Application ...
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Can see part of desktop wallpaper when maximized

Whenever I maximize an application I can see a line of the wallpaper showing next to the launcher. I set the wallpaper to a pink gradient just so it would be easier to see in a screenshot but it is ...
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.desktop shortcut fails to launch program

I have .desktop file on my desktop that serves as a launcher for my application. Recently, i changed the command line for that launch and now clicking on the shortcut gives no visible effect. Here ...
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Add launcher for emacs

I installed emacs-24.4 and I can run it from the terminal. However, while the process was running, I right-clicked the icon on the dash and chose the Lock to Launcher option. But if I click that ...
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Irrelevant tool tip text displayed in launcher for chrome

When i open any page on chrome and wrong tool tip text is displayed for it (tool tip text of a page i opened some time before) in the launcher. How do i get rid of this. I use ubuntu 14.04 32bit.
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how do I configure a local directory in a wine launcher?

ok, so I'm trying to make a portable launcher for my wine application... [Desktop Entry] Name= UMC Type= Application Terminal=true Exec= wine ~/data/Python/x86/python.exe loader.py 'x86' ...
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14.10 No menu bar or launcher after reboot [duplicate]

So I just upgraded to 14.10 last night and everything went smoothly. That is until I rebooted this morning to find a black screen and limited resolution on the cursor and the unlock box. I searched ...
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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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How can I auto-hide the launcher via a script, when I maximize the browser?

I was trying to control Ubuntu 14.4.1 Launcher's behavior. I want it to auto-hide every time I have browser window like firefox maxmaized. I found this solution: #!/bin/bash ## Change value of ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c ...
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Reopening windows minimized with Super+D

I've noticed this a while ago and I have no idea what to do to fix it or even if this behaviour is expected. Lets say I have 3 gedit windows open. Then I keep working on the terminal, firefox etc. ...
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Add to the Ubuntu Main Menu all the files of a folder recursively

I have been using Launchy both in Windows and Lubuntu. I also have found other alternatives here: Executor/Launchy alternative for linux? However, Ubuntu 14.04 comes with a menu which looks quite ...
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How to launch Tor browser from the launcher

I just got Ubuntu 14.04 running smoothly. I like it, but am still a bit lost :) I need to install Tor browser and when I do, launched Firefox with the Tor button. On my mac, Tor browser installs as ...
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Why my application is running from CLI but not from desktop file?

I am writing a Vala application. And I'm using CMake to install it. I have a desktop file that is properly installed and displayed but when I run my application from launcher, it doesn't launch, ...
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Icon spacing/padding on unity launcher

As you can see from the picture, I removed the background light from the icons in the launcher. But now, it looks like there is too much space between the icons and the icons look small. Is there a ...
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Change a single icon in the Unity launcher panel?

I have a third-party application, (in this case, Oracle SQLDeveloper which is a java application), that I installed manually (i.e. not through apt). When I ran it, I selected to "Lock to Launcher" so ...
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How to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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Launcher Icons Collapse

My launcher's icons collapse when I run out of space. How do I turn this off?
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dissapearing menu on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu and after I installed my NVidia driver package by using sudo apt-get install nvidia-current I relaunched my pc and everything seemed fine in the login screen but after I ...
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chrome shortcut not working [duplicate]

Google chrome shortcut is locked in Launcher, but when i click it it does not open chrome. I have to open it from dash every time. But once it is launcher I can come back to it from other application ...
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How to install Aptana Studio 3 in Ubuntu 14.04? with Launcher shortcuts and Dash search?

I downloaded Aptana Studio 3 Standalone version and extracted the folder in it. I tried to give executable permissions to AptanaStudio3. But I could not. I guess it happened because of the partition ...
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icons for unity-folders

I found a program / application called Unity Launcher Folders here. It basically creates short cuts to other programs or web pages and organizes them on the launcher. Does any body know where to get ...
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Black screen with fglrx-updates (14.10)

The way was long and painfull until here, but... You will see The story: I wanted to upgrade my Laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. After applying the update I remembered the situation I was in: I had ...
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Launcher not over full length of screen

I want to change the appearance of my ubuntu launcher so that not the whole length of my left screen side is occupied. I would like it to be similar to this but on the left hand side of my screen. I ...
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How to minimise Steam to the Unity panel (system tray)?

When I run Steam there are two icons, one in the Launcher and one in the Unity panel. How do I remove the icon on the Launcher? I just want an icon of Steam on Unity Panel. Clicking the close button ...
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Assign icon to launcher application

I know this question has been asked several times, but I revised all solutions I found and none has worked so far: alacarte to edit/create the icon from scratch. When I assign the icon, it shows, I ...
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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 ...
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google chrome launcher isn't working

I just downloaded google chrome from official site of chrome, and installed it. Now I locked it to the launcher. There is an Icon of google chrome. But when I click on it, nothing opnes. I always ...