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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My Faenza icon theme contains an icon for spotify, but I can't seem to change the icon

So, I installed spotify (on 14.04) using this method. It created a spotify folder in /opt/. My faenza icon theme seems to work for almost all supported apps except for spotify. I tried changing the ...
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how to change specific icons in the unity launcher (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I would like to change some specific icons in the launcher but no matter what I try I cannot solve this issue if someone could possibly supply step by step I would be grateful.
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After the launcher autohides, windows do not resize top full screen in ubuntu 14.04

After the launcher auto hides the windows do not resize itself to full screen .Instead a rectangular space is left on left side of Ubuntu 14.04. Like this How can I fix it so the window resizes to ...
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Change the Unity launcher search provider

If I enter a term that gives no hits in Applications etc. I will automatically redirected to the Yahoo search page. How can I change the search provider there? I found out, that the content-search ...
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How to re-enable Kubuntu Application Launcher Menu shortcuts after accidentally disabling

I just installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I'm in the process of customizing it. I replaced the default Application Launcher with the traditional-style Application Launcher Menu. With this application ...
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Can't start gvim from the launcher

I don't know why I've been having so many problems with gvim lately, but now I can't start it from the launcher. I click on it, and it glows and pulsates for awhile, but after a few seconds it stops ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Chrome Broken [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and Chrome seems to have broken with no way out. I was fiddling with the command line flags, and I activated something that I did not want. I disabled it and restarted the ...
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How can I start a script in a minimised Gnome Terminal?

I can start a command in a new Gnome Terminal as follows: nohup gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=Background --command ls >/dev/null 2>&1& (Based on ...
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XFCE-like menu in Unity?

I am a new Ubuntu 14.04 user (having moved from Windows XP at the advice of a friend), and I'm loving it! I like Unity a lot, but one thing that I dearly miss is the Windows Start Menu's folder-like ...
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How to set a launcher icon from .exe files?

Can I set an icon for a .desktop file to be an .exe file, and if so - how? I have tried to point the icon entry in the file to a path of an .exe file, to no avail - the launcher shows no icon ...
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How do I start a program later if I unlock it from the Launcher on the left?

I'm a newbie from Windows XP. In WinXP if I deleted a program's icon from the desktop I could always find and start the program later from the Start>Programs menu. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu? ...
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Restoring Home Folder, Firefox Launcher Problems, Cannot Open Display

I had a harddrive crash and so had to reinstall Ubuntu (14.04). At this point firefox worked fine. Then I tar'd my home folder and replaced it with a version I had backed up from the failed drive. ...
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Is there any way to completely remove the launcher, not just hide it?

I would rather that the launcher did not appear whatsoever, even when I open dash. Is it possible to remove it, without removing unity? Hiding it works, but I don't like it being there with the dash, ...
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Accidentally installed the Matlab launcher without the actual Matlab and cannot stop the installation process

I do not have Matlab in my computer so the installer keeps on asking me where is Matlab located and I do not know how to make it stop asking! Tried uninstalling the launcher in terminal with sudo ...
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Weird launcher bar/chrome bug, hard to describe

I have Chrome locked to the launcher, but when I click it, it opens another icon on the launcher. When I hover over it, it says the name of one of my bookmarks. I've unlocked and locked to no avail. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop lost open app windows after waking up from the sleep mode

I am new to Ubuntu Desktop but have used Windows and Mac for a long time. I also have good experience with Linux. I need some help on how to recover the lost app windows. I have been quite impressed ...
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How to emulate middle button to open new app window in Trusty unity launcher with a touchpad

I read I need to mouse-middle-button-click icon in the unity launcher to open a new window. I could use a 3 buttons [wheel-]mouse, unfortunately I'd rather keep my laptop with no accessories around ...
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Unity Launch Button Changes Color in 14.04- Why?

I just noticed for the first time that the Ubuntu's "Start Button" equivalent can be different colors. Yesterday I had to take a screenshot to debug something, and the button was blue. But today it's ...
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Using Super+key that are already setup by unity

I want to use my Superkey for custom shortcuts. Sometimes it does not seem possible, if the key combination is already used by Unity. For example, I want to set Super+a to switch to the window ...
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Intelligently autohide the launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

According to this answer, it is possible to configure the launcher to: Dodge Windows - The launcher will hide when a window would overlay it. Dodge Active Window - The launcher will hide only ...
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Where is Launcher.qml in ubuntu 14.04?

Where is/usr/share/unity-2d/shell/launcher/Launcher.qml (From 12.04) located in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Is it possible to hide Launcher for certain apps?

As 14.04LTS has been released I thought I'd try to make larger switch to Ubuntu - especially considering most of the apps I use at work are at last available in Linux versions (with the major ...
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[HELP]How to modify icons position in Unity Launcher

Sorry for my poor english, but: I would like to modify the launcher to make it so: This happens when the launcher is loaded in autohide mode. Where are the files with these settings? I suppose I ...
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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity not functioning, no launcher [duplicate]

Yesterday I turned my computer to find that the launcher was missing. In addition, I could not using ctrl-alt-t would bring up a blank white screen. The only terminal could be found by clicking ...
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Unity doesn't load, no dasher but can see desktop icons and home ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 since 8-9 months and I had never faced problem as such. Yesterday I installed some regular updates of ubuntu 13.10 ..everything was working fine but this morning when I started ...
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change the keyboard shortcuts to focus on doky

is there any way to change the focus of keyboard shortcut from unity launcher to docky? so when I press Super+1 the first app in docky will open not the first unity launcher app.
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Google chrome tagged with specific web site - won't start from launcher

I just upgraded from Google Chrome v33 to v35. After that I got duplicate icons in the launcher. After unlocking the original icon I can't get lock it back to the launcher without a tag to the ...
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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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Is it possible to reveal the Gnome3 launcher just by moving the pointer near the left hand side?

Is it possible to reveal the Gnome3 launcher by just moving the mouse to the left hand side of the screen? Sometimes I just want to quickly flick my mouse to the left to reveal the launcher, but ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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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No interface in Ubuntu on Parallels

I'm a complete n00b to Ubuntu. I recently installed Ubuntu in the Parallels virtual machine (version 9) on OS X Mavericks. It was working fine for a while. Then it asked me if I wanted to update the ...
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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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Moving icon at the bottom of the launcher

Is there a way to put icon (for example "Show Desktop") at the bottom of the launcher, above or under RecycleBin icon? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Here is a picture I created to show what I ...
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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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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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How to index System Setting in Kupfer?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. and installed Kupfer 208. For some reason I cannot search and launch the applications from System Settings such as Display or Appearance. The Unity launcher finds all of ...
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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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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 ...