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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Why is my launcher automatically set to default and personal keyboard layouts disappeared?

Yesterday, I was using a program to read something into the RAM, but underestimated the size. My computer started swapping and lost itself in its calculation, hence I killed the process (and firefox ...
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KDE moves Homerun Launcher after application launchers

Every time I login to KDE, the Homerun Menu button is moved to the right of the application icons: The icon with the Kubuntu logo is the Homerun Launcher. I can put it to the left side as often as ...
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12.04lts to 14.04lts: No menu-bar/launcher after logout/login

The solution here works for me to fix the desktop after log-in: http://askubuntu.com/a/292997/227118 , but I am back to square one after logging out. How to solve this issue permanently ?
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Increase the size of the arrow notifier indicating multiple open windows in different workspaces

I often spread work in different workspaces, and have multiple windows of the same application (example, Nautilus, Emacs) open in each workspace. These are indicated by the arrow (solid or ...
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Disabling the display of mounted partitions on Unity launcher

On Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit is it possible to disable the displayed shortcut to mounted partitions. I have included a partition that was not present at the installation time in the /etc/fstab file ...
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Use xclip in a launcher command on xfce4 panel?

I'm trying to get this command line to work in a launcher on xfce4: echo "myAdress" | xclip -selection clipboard If i use this command line in the standard terminal, there are no problems. ...
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What does this “1” mean over the Chromium button in the Launcher?

I took a screenshot but I can't work out how to attach it. I think the words in the question itself do the trick. At least, I hope they do.
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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Unity Launcher/Gnome panel overlap issue on Gnome desktop

I use Gnome desktop and have the Unity launcher running as well. I was able to achieve this by installing Gnome and doing this. After I did it, the Gnome panel at the top and the Unity launcher on ...
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Why custom launcher icon keep pulsing?

I created a custom launcher icon to enable/disable the touch feature of my Lenovo X220 Tablet. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=handsoff Comment=Enable / Disable touch feature Exec=thinkpad-touch ...
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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attached to launch centre

I unattached Eclipse from the Launch Centre and installed Lazarus, which does not attach to the launch centre. I would like to learn if there any commands to attach my application to the launch ...
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After I installed 14.04 desktop, launcher on left side is missing [duplicate]

After I installed the ubuntu 14.04 desktop, the unity launcher on left side is not appearing. I have confirmed that unity is installed.
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How to launch Lazarus IDE after install?

I used the following code to install Lazarus IDE: sudo apt-get install lazarus-ide However, the system can't seem to find a way to launch it from the dash. How I can run the Lazarus IDE after ...
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How can I remove launcher drive icons on 14.04? [duplicate]

Non of the solutions work from these answers. Do someone have any solution for the new, 14.04 release? Related question
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External HDD accidentally unlocked from launcher

In Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally unlocked from launcher my external HDD. How can I have it back there? Thank you in advance
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How do I add an “all applications” folder to kickoff launcher in KDE

I have Zorin OS (basically a skinned version of Ubuntu) But I installed KDE because it really has a much larger user base as a desktop environment and has a much wider range of features. My only real ...
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ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop without panel and launcher [closed]

Now after having succeeded to make running the new Ubuntu 14.04 I see, that Unity seems not to work (the desktop appears without launcher and panel). Gnome is working. CCSM is possible to open under ...
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Program launches only as root but not normally

I installed MATLAB in the home directory. Now when I try to launch it normally from the bin folder, it starts up and then gives an error that says: Internal error: No write permission on directory ...
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Launcher Icons stop working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the problem that sometimes my launcher Icons will get left-click-unresronsive. Right click will open the context menu, though. Starting applications via the HUD works fine, but the launcher ...
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How to create Facebook webapp?

I'm migrating from Mac to Ubuntu Linux (14.04). I've read that there are a number of 'web apps' that encapsulate frequent and common web applications into kind-of standalone units known as 'webapps'. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 scroll to focus on launcher behaviour broken

Back in Ubuntu 13.10 if you had multiple windows of the same application open and scrolled over that application's launcher icon it would bring up all the open windows one by one. Now in Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen

I have had this issue with Ubuntu 13.10 and now 14.04 LTS. When I first boot up, everything is good, but after a while, the Gnome 3 launcher is displayed in the center of the screen when I display ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 displays only background with no Launcher after log in

Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and now after logging in all I get is my background screen. Almost seems like a driver issue with my graphics card. I can't even launch a terminal. I can however hold ...
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XFCE / Xubuntu: Centering the name of the launchers on the Desktop?

How does one center the names of launchers on the desktop on Xubuntu, if the name has multiple lines? This is how it is: This is what i want it to be:
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How to add program that is not installed via software center 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. How to do that? I tried to drag the executable file, but ...
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How to set up portable applications?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have a folder in my home folder called Portable. I want to be able to download self contained portable applications like variations of Blender, place them in this folder, ...
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Ubuntu Launcher Toggle

I am looking to create a 'toggle' to put in my Unity Launcher to either start or stop my OpenVPN setting. Basically I am looking for an icon that could either sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start ...
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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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Multiple chromium icons in launcher of 14.04 LTS

EDIT 2014-04-19: To add a little extra context to my question, these are the original instructions I followed ...
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I've lost control of all my settings on Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for the last three months. I had installed programs, and kept them on the launcher and used a wallpaper manager - Variety. This morning when I opened my Laptop, I found that all ...
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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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Not loading unity launcher in ubuntu [duplicate]

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 show launcher on a non-primary monitor?

I'm using the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have an annoying problem. I have 3 monitors connected to my computer and I would like to have the unity launcher show on my left screen while using my middle ...
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Is there a way so show mounted servers in the Unity launcher

I connect to several servers, which when mounted show up under network in Nautilus, however they don't show up in the Unity launcher. Is there a way to make them show up there just like the normal ...
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Some programs not displaying on desktop

When I click other programs like Wine, Transmission, System Monitor it appears on the Launcher but not on the desktop. I notice that when you click their icon on the Launcher, there is a blurred ...
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Creating a foobar.desktop file and a Wine app icon on the launcher

This a specification of my previous question (What's a .desktop file?) where I wondered how to create a .desktop file in order to create an icon on the launcher for a Wine application. I don't ...
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What's a .desktop file? [duplicate]

I wanted to know what's a .desktop file and how can I generate one in order to have a Wine application displayed on my Launcher bar on the left. Now I have to open the folder where I store the ...
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How to move Unity launcher icons to desktop?

everyone. OK, I have what may be a very simple question--how do I take an icon from the Unity Launcher that I had locked there, and move them onto the desktop? I have tried everything I can think of ...
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How do I launch my script from a launcher?

I have my custom script in Ruby with read permission, which starts with: #!/usr/bin/env ruby I can run that script from the terminal by typing that path. I added a file with .desktop extention to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop with no launcher and no shortkeys working [duplicate]

I have accidentally uninstalled python 2.7 and python-minimal from my Ubuntu. It gave me an error saying wicd has shut down and there are broken packages. When I restarted the system, only the ...
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Xampp Control Panel Can Not Launch

After searching all over the WWW, I couldn't solve my problem. I want to launch Xampp via desktop control panel and also I made the xampp-control-panel.desktop in desktop and ...
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Is it possible to have a separate unity launcher for each virtual workspace?

I was wondering if there was a relatively straight forward (or not) way to have virtual launchers for each virtual workspace. I dislike the way a virtual workspace, say 3, will jump to workspace 1 ...
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WINE works,but the launcher and the global menu bar are on the screen when running apps,why?

I used WINE to run Counter Strike 1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 and everything works well,excepting that the launcher and the global menu bar remain on the screen.They just become twice bigger and when I'm ...
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cannot rearrange launcher icons

I am no longer able to rearrange launcher icons. I can drag the icon to a desired new position, but it will not drop. Also, clicking on "unlock from launcher" has no effect. It is not a mouse problem ...
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Minecraft 1.7 Closing on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

I somehow got a 64bit version of ubuntu somehow and my minecraft won't work anymore. The launcher closes then the game window shows up but it's more a screenshot of my desktop then goes back to ...
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Arrows next to Launcher Icons in Unity 2D

What do the tiny white arrows next to the icons in the Unity 2D launcher mean? Sometimes there is one, often more. Do they indicate the number of windows of that application that are open?
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Launcher and some icons do not appear

This is the first time I use Linux (Ubuntu - 13.10 ) After installation, there is no Launcher bar and some icons, like minimize / maximize and close, are missing in any window. What I've realized is ...
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Google Chrome vanished from applications launcher

I just installed Ubuntu yesterday, after using Windows exclusively since 1995. Today I downloaded Google Chrome because that's my favorite web browser. I followed the directions at How to launch a ...
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Setting LANG for SublimeText from Unity

I am trying to run SublimeText with the package control addon and each time I open it using the Unity launcher I receive this error. So far I have tried following the instructions provided by ...