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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Script for moving the most frequently used tabs in Unity launcher?

I find myself moving the last used icon in the Unity launcher to the top for easier access to the programs that I'm using. I use different programs on a daily basis depending on what I'm trying to ...
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Trying to issue a command through a Launcher

So I am attempting to get a one click minecraft server. I have all the code, and all the programs, but cannot for the life of me work out why this won't work. So I have a launcher with this as the ...
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Icon size to provide for unity .desktop, and the syntax to reference it

What size icon should I provide (and reference) in a .desktop file for an application? I'm using Sublime Text 2, which provides .PNGs up to 256 pixels square, but by default references 48x48 in it's ...
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How can i create unity launch icon for Chrome Evernote?

I use Evernote web app and i would like to use it separated from other Chrome tabs, as autonom web app. This is possible when i choose "Open as Window" option in Evernote Web settings. But i would ...
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Add a persistent progress bar to launcher icon

I'm trying to write a script (python) to add a progress bar to an launcher icon. When I execute my script the icon changes, then my script exits and it changes right back. How do I change the icon in ...
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Hourglass pointer launching a nemo quicklist sub-item from UnityLauncher

Running raring 13.04 I meet a strange behaviour (non-blocking). When I launch a home subfolder (e.g. Music) from the nemo launcher, the windows opens fine but I always get the hourglass pointer for ...
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How do i put a shortcut icon in the launcher and delete it from the desktop?

With play on Linux shortcuts are added to the desktop. I would like to keep it as clean as possible, so instead I'd prefer it to be on the launcher. And in general when I drag and drop something onto ...
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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 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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How to make Unity icons enlarge on mouse over as with Cairo Dock?

I have the Cairo dock installed and I love it. When I mouseover the icons, they enlarge, gain focus, etc. Is there a way to make the icons on the Unity sidebar behave in that same manner? I have ...
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Cannot unlock applications from the launcher

I upgraded to 13.10 and I cannot unlock anything from the launcher. If I opposite mouse on the application and select "Unlock from Launcher" nothing happens. The only way to remove them is to ...
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Launcher not responding to mouse

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and when I "push" my cursor against the left edge of the screen the launcher doesn't show up like it used to. I am now forced to use the "super" (well, "Windows" in this ...
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How can I regain my SSD Icon in the launcher?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux and as a matter of fact I just loaded Ubuntu onto my system! I own an Asus G75VW-DS72 and I upgraded my C drive to a Samsung Evo 1TB that has windows on it and I've loaded ...
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why does nautilus open a new window although there's one already open?

When I click on "files" in the launcher it opens another window although the normal action is to maximize the window already open. It doesn't always do that. Is it a bug?
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Untrusted Application Launcher

So I'm trying to create a desktop icon for an application, and I dragged it from the top-left menu (I think it's called Dash or something). I clicked on it and it says it is untrusted and refuse to ...
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launcher properties / display

I wish that the launcher has some properties which we can access / change with right click (like in windows). Also, the launcher location at the left side keeps bothering me and would prefer to have ...
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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How to keep Unity Launcher hidden and locked but Super key should launch the Dash?

I'd like to keep the Unity Launcher hidden and locked to that state. But the Super key should still be able to launch the Dash. (With the auto-hide launcher feature enabled, tapping Super key for Dash ...
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Launch Icons: how do I get rid of them?

After browsing a commercial site www.kohls.com I suddenly got some "launch icons" in my bottom bar towards the right side. They automatically go to pages on Kohl's website. I cannot get rid of them - ...
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Custom WebApp not appearing in Unity Launcher

I created a custom webapp in order to have it in the Unity launcher. The thing is that I followed some instructions found on the web and I can actually search for it in the dash. I click on it and it ...
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How to simulate an “application launch” (executing a .desktop file) from a script? [duplicate]

This question relates back to separating the Tor Browser from Firefox in the Unity launcher (I assume it applies to other DE's as well). The original question is here. As part of my proposed solution ...
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unity launcher not completely auto-hided

After updated from 13.04 to 13.10, I get graphical errors when the launcher autohides: My problem is the brown bar in left side of screen, show in the pictures. If I right click the bar, the ...
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How can i get back dodge maximized windows function for Launcher in 13.10? [duplicate]

I still can't understand why the developers completely removed the function to let the Launcher dodge only maximized windows but is there a way to get this function back by tweaking dconf or so? this ...
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create a custom launcher for Eclipse

Can't make my custom Eclipse launcher work on 13.10 (fresh install). As I can't add images due to beginning reputation, the link of my screenshot: http://imageshack.com/a/img24/1245/h1nd.png The ...
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Graphics issues after migration from 12.04 to 13.10 with AMD graphics

I used 12.04 for a long time and all worked fine. Now i downloaded 13.10 and I think, graphics drivers doesn't work as they should. Launcher doesn't hide (Although it's set in settings) and launcher ...
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Disable unity launcher to launch in full screen?

When I press the application launcher it come in full screen and it has blurry background. I want it small and transparrent...because it is laggy! I don't know how to say what I want. I searched on ...
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changing unity launcher settings has no effect

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am completely inexperienced with Linux. I tried to adjust the launcher settings by doing things like changing the icon size, having the launcher on only one ...
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Why is System Monitor not starting?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc system and for some reason I can't start the System Monitor at the moment. I know it worked before, some five days ago, and since this is a Live disc system there's no ...
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How to move Ubuntu 12.04 launcher to the right? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to 12.04, and the launcher is on the left side of my monitor. This is great, except I'm using a dual screen setup and my main monitor is the one of the right, ...
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Having trouble creating .desktop file in 13.04

I downloaded the Android Developer's Bundle from Google so I could attempt to learn app programming. It downloaded and it runs fine, but I can't figure out how to create a desktop launcher for it! I ...
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Unity launcher position / autohide problem

Unity launcher (docked on the left edge) on the left side has 1px gap. When I move my mouse to the left side of the screen it shows my launcher but as an result of this extra 1px space it will ...
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ubuntu 13.10 no launcher and no dash appears

I've the same issue in the question here. Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] It might be a duplicate question. But none of these answers ...
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Problem on starting ubuntu [duplicate]

My problem is, I get a login screen , When I logged in, It display nothing than wallpaper. Then I have to login to tty1(using ctrl+alt+F1) and start unity by using command $ unity. But I cannot ...
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Chrome icon replaced by New Tab - Google Chrome

I'm new to ubuntu, just installed it on my chromebook a few days ago. So please forgive me. My problem is with the Google Chrome browser- I have it installed and working, but when I open it and start ...
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auto-refresh in the KDE launcher

How to make KDE launcher update every time new apps are installed? Now it's not finding newly added ones.
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Ubuntu sometimes freezes when switching instances via Unity’s Launcher

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for a friend of mine and she often complains about freezes. I never saw these freezes myself, so I can only give the description she gave me: it happens when switching ...
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Change gsettings for other (all) users remotelly

I configure several Ubuntu 12.04/13.10 computers remotely using cfengine3. I am wondering how I can add an item to the Launcher for all users. I am aware that I need to set ...
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How to create application to find it with Unity

I tried creating a menu entry with Alacarte for Eclipse, but the item doesn't appear once created. Also I tried doing in sudo but nothing. I want to be able to run eclipse by pressing and typing ...
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How do you add Application detailed information to display in the Dash?

There is plenty of information about creating a launcher for the Unity Dash. No problems there. However when you right-click on an application, it is possible for the Dash to display much more ...
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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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no launcher, no dash, no unity, how to get back to my desktop?

FYI, I have tried these, but none worked as of yet! Please help! I must not want to reinstall Ubuntu precise: AskUbuntu:Unity Launcher missing AskUbuntu: Unity doesn't load Youtube:Restore ...
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Launcher Icons Collapse

My launcher's icons collapse when I run out of space. How do I turn this off? It looks like this: Capture: Collapsed And I want it to look like this all the time, not just when I mouse over it. I ...
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Launcher does not hide after upgrade to 13.10

I have made a video, showing that no matter what I do, launcher is still there. video on youtube
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unity gone, no desktop. struggle to get back [duplicate]

after update, unity is gone. Only wallpaper en desktop icons is showing. I've tried several suggestions, but I struggle to open terminal with the keys cntrl+alt+t. Nothing happens. What else can I do ...
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Why no PGAdmin in launcher for standard user?

I have installed PGAdmin and it all works well. But when I log in as a Standard User on Ubuntu 12.04 I don't see PGAdmin in the launcher. I have other programs like Libre Office, Lazarus and ...
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Clone Unity Dock for All Users?

I've spent 3 days trying to figure out how to clone the Unity dock from my firstuser profile in Ubuntu 12.04 to all of the other profiles I'm hoping to create. I've read where the /etc/skel folder ...
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How to create a launcher on the desktop which opens a random application?

I want to make a launcher which opens a random application. So I looked it up on this site and I found this: How to create a shortcut to start a Windows application with Wine? But I have a ...
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How do I bring back my files?

I just opened up ubuntu 12.04, and my toolbar was gone, as well as the launcher. I fixed this by resetting unity, but now all applications I had previously are gone, including the terminal. Anything ...
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No launcher after Kernel 3.11.7 update

So I recently updated to Kernel 3.11.7 to try and fix some crashing issues in Ubuntu. The update went fine but when I restarted the launcher didnt show up on the desktop. I have tried to use ccsm ...
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Accidentally removed a drive shortcut from the Launcher. How do I put it back?

I've got three partitions on my system, and I accidentally removed a shortcut to the first Ubuntu partition from the Launcher. How do I put it back? (At least, I assume it was a shortcut, as the ...