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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Running Chrome appears as Plex

When I run Google Chrome (even when typing 'google-chrome' in the command line) I get chrome to open but it appears on the launcher as a Plex window. This has just happened today, and I think it's ...
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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for seperate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a seperate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sidebar gone and so is console (attempted all previous methods)

Okay before you vote me down i must start by saying that ALL methods found on ask ubuntu did not work for me. Right now im logged in as guest where everything works just fine. However sadly my main ...
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Setting the Unity launcher panel background color to black makes Dash opaque

I dislike the default Unity launcher panel background colour (it looks quite ugly with my wallpaper) and prefer to change it to black and 100% transparent. In this case, however, Dash becomes 100% ...
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Issue with file explorer on launcher menu

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS X552EA notebook dual-booted with Windows 10. The problem I'm facing is that whenever I click on the "Files" icon in the launcher menu, it opens a new 'Home' ...
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Rainbow Unity Colors?

Silly question here, but would it be possible to have a script that runs in the background, and automatically changes the colors of the Unity DE so it cycles through a rainbow? By the Unity DE ...
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After 15.10 update, I can't play Minecraft or FTB

I have been able to play Minecraft fine earlier, with Xubuntu 15.4. Yesterday when I updated to 15.10 I am unable to play online. Here is the launch log. I have tried reinstalling both Minecraft ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Launcher Icons Not Locking

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 x64 a couple of days back; great by the way. Apps locked to the launcher are lost after every restart; regardless of whether they are pinned by selecting Lock to Launcher ...
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disable launcher icons in another workspace [duplicate]

I use one workspace for watching movies and another workspace for my work. I don't want that folder icon opened in one workspace to be displayed in other workspace i.e.my first workspace in which I ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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How to pin Unity-Dash on Plank dock bar ? Alternatives to Dash?

I am new to Linux and have some questions about how to customize my Unity GUI. I have installed Ubuntu with Unity GUI. I hid Unity launcher bar and installed Plank as alternative and moved the dock ...
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15.10 Not nvidia-304 nor nouveau works properly

first things first: $ lspci | grep VGA 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 400] (rev a2) Default nouveau driver messes up dash launcher. Basically ...
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Hide icons from other workspace (desktops)

(first sorry for my grammar), I usually use two workspace/areas/desktops, and I looking for hide icons in launcher that I'm using in another workspaces. Does it is possible? Thanks
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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot find app after installed

I have installed some new applications and the app's icon has already been created in '/usr/share/applications' but still can't search the app. I have to reboot the system to update the icons. This ...
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Ubuntu Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

I see lots of words like "Super", "LTS", "Launcher" and others, and I'd like to know what they all mean. What common jargon is there - and what does it mean?
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Ubuntu dash search bar invisible or transparent?

I had a 14.04 installation of Ubuntu on which the Dash search bar stopped working within the past week. Through experimentation I discovered that the search function is working but it is merely ...
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Need to fix main account - can login but cant do much

I've been a Ubuntu user about 2 years. I am using the same user account and have most defaults for upgrading etc and have the current version and updates. I can login to my account but can't get ...
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Is it possible to theme the BFB launcher background separately in Unity 7?

I already had a look at this related question, which covers changing the BFB icon in older versions of Unity. But the information there is probably dated, and does not entirely cover what I'm planning ...
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How to hide filesystems from the launcher in unity [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a silly question - I'm not really experienced in Ubuntu. I have recently enabled my Chromebook to dual-boot with Ubuntu using crouton. In the launcher, I can see some applications, ...
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Using a .desktop entry for a Virtualbox VM to launch from Unity launcher still opens Virtualbox

I have two VMs with Virtualbox. I create for each a .desktop entry like so: [Desktop Entry] Name=My VM Comment= Exec=VBoxManage startvm 'My VM Name' Icon=/home/myuser/VirtualBox VMs/my-vm-icon.png ...
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15.10 Chrome: external links are opened as blank tabs in new browser window

Since I installed 15.10 (fresh install on a new machine), and set Google Chrome as default browser, whenever I open links from external apps these are open as blank tabs in new browser window (no ...
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Cairo Dock - Chrome Browser - Unity Launcher Icon and Application sync

My problem is as follows I use cairo dock as a replacement for the Unity Launcher on Ubuntu I used chrome desktop shortcuts to make some pseudo desktop apps of some webapps (like outlook exchange) I ...
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Launcher Hiden (Unable to Unhide)!

My launcher is hidden with the only thing on screen being shown is the desktop icons and keybinds are not working. I am unable to use pratically anything at this point.
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xterm launcher on Ubuntu GNOME

O/S: Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 x64, I would like to know why xterm/uxterm terminals are not showing up under the applications menu nor found when searched for. My second question is how do I make them show ...
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Upgraded 12.04LTS to 14.04. Sidebar Launch Icons are Now Garbled Graphics

Also tool-tips and app-launcher are scrambled graphics. The top tool-bar is half-scrambled. Login is fine. Desktop icons and wallpaper are okay. Apps like Firefox and Terminal work fine once ...
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Launch bar and launcher is gone in one of three logins — works fine in the others [duplicate]

The Launcher and launch bar is missing on one of the 3 logins or users I have. I have two admins and one user login. The one I use of course is the standard user rather than admin for safety reasons. ...
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Menu Bar is gone on one of my logins. The Launcher is gone as is the status info along the top. on 15.04

15.04 32 bit on an Idea Pad with AMD A10 I have several logins for normal use and several for admin. On my main login called jimuser today I logged in and my menu bar is gone. The app bar and ...
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Unity visual bug, missing icons and buttons

after I turned my pc on today, I realised that something is wrong about my unity desktop. There are missing some icons in left launcher menu and buttons like system and sound settings on upper bar. ...
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Is there a difference between starting a program from the terminal vs the launcher?

So, the title says it all. Is there some fundamental difference between starting a program from the terminal compared to the launcher?
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Delete a specific Launcher

Excuse me Please: In settling in to 14.04, I finally have my beloved GNOME back, and am currently trying to delete a launcher from the launcher bar(?) that is pointing to a Link that no longer exists. ...
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Open containing folder instantly [duplicate]

i have problem with open containing folder in ff/chromium instead instant open it open it minimized into launcher ( So the file explorer icon shake ) How can i force to open it instantly without ...
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Unable to Get a Working Desktop Launcher for a Python Program

I am building an entirely new Debian package cpconverter which is A simple utility to change the code page of plain text based files, from a source published in Google Code. Eveything went fine. ...
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What do I do when Minecraft in fullscreen loses focus?

When playing Minecraft in fullscreen, if another application takes focus, or a desktop notification appears, Minecraft "minimizes" but still has control of my mouse. My keyboard works fine, ...
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How do I pin an application to the unity dock when it is always fullscreen? [duplicate]

I'm running MAME on my Ubuntu desktop, and I'd like to pin it to my launcher. The problem is that MAME always runs in fullscreen with no option to minimize it. What can I do?
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Unity lanucher bug - problem with stacked aps

I have problem with launcher, i'm not able to switch between running aps if they are piled - lets say i have 2x terminal running, when i click on terminal icon in launcher instead this window manager ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Chrome launcher icon

I have a Chrome icon on the launcher, for about 3 months it worked "fine", i mean, starting the application highlighted the icon. Lately happens when I start Chrome that a new Chrome window is added ...
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Apply changes or restart Unity dash/launcher/… without reboot or logout

I was in the situation that an application I had was not available in the Unity applications lens after I removed a custom .desktop launcher file in my home directory that had overridden the ...
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How to make .tcl file directly executable from Launcher [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I use a program called ApE (A plasmid Editor) which I have to run directly from the Terminal using the following command; tclsh8.5 /home/justin/ApE/AppMain.tcl For ...
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Unity launcher not launching apps or opening links, need restart

I'm running 15.04. Since latest updates few days ago of ubuntu base and kernel, I have incurred in the following issue, which only happens occasionally at some point (and to resolve it I have to ...
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How to recover panel that desappeared after using compiz and windows decoration?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. After turning turning in (and off) windows decoration, the panel disappeared. I could recover the unit and the launcher, but the upper panel is missing. I have tried: dconf ...
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how to restore my program UI after using “ctrl+super+D” to show the Desktop?

I'm running Eclipse, and then I used Crl+Super+D to show the Desktop, now I can't see the Eclipse. I clicked on the Eclipse program and it says there is another copy running on.
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menu is broken now for me

After the last update my unity menu works incorrectly. If I click on any shortcut icon when window of program is below this menu. Click seems to work on window. Not on Launcher menu with shortcuts. ...
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How to change the Launcher icon of a Chrome app

A installed a Chrome app, ran it and locked it to the Launcher to run it easily in the future. PROBLEM: I don't like its icon. QUESTION: How to change the icon of a Chrome app? See also: How to ...
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Remove 1px transparent border from launcher [duplicate]

This was asked once before but the issue got closed calling it a bug or saying the question wasn't specific enough. I'm hoping there is someone who has an answer for this. I have the Ubuntu 15.04 but ...
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How to restore re-created default user directories to Files quicklist? [duplicate]

I deleted and later re-created the Documents folder in my home directory. It no longer appears in the Files quicklist. You can see in the screen shot below that several bookmarks are present among the ...
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uGet Double Launcher Icon (Duplicate)

How do I remove one of uGet icons? One of them doesn't have any description. This is the screenshot links. Many Thanks. Double uGet Icon No Description
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Lock to Launcher XAMPP graphical UI Control Panel

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . I installed XAMPP. It starts when I start my Ubuntu 14.04 Computer. How can I Lock to Launcher XAMPP graphical UI Control Panel?? Thanks
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How to create launcher in QuickList - Ubuntu, short way is better

I am using SQLite Studio, just download and use, it's not appear in the Dash. I used gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop to create icon in my desktop, how can I create a launcher in my ...
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move the launcher on the buttom on 15.04 64 bits

everyone know the about the launcher 15.04 64bits. I would love to move mine to the bottom of the screen. can some one out there maybe help me. thanks.
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Clicking on Home button opens a new window even though there is an open window

I click on Home button on launcher and open a window. Then I switch to another software. When I try to switch back to open window, clicking on Home button will open a new window. I doesn't show the ...