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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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 ...
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Missing UI Components [duplicate]

I just installed 32 bit Ubuntu 13.10 on my old Dell computer. After setting everything up (besides internet) and logging in, my important UI components are missing! That includes my status bar at the ...
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Steam entry missing text in Unity 13.10 dash after upgrade

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and switched from using KDE to Unity. When I search for the program Steam in the Unity dash, it's entry (leftmost in the screenshot) does not contain any text and ...
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How to remove obsolete shortcut from the Files launcher icon?

The "Files" launcher icon has a set of shortcuts. One of this is a older folder that I have removed, so the shortcut does not work and display this error: How can I remove this obsolete ...
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Ubuntu crashes with menu bar launcher freeze during software centre use

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Studio 1588 64-bit and ran into crashes as I was installing some software on the software centre. Before this, I had display/screen problems that I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic [no effects]) panel problem

Using Edit Menus I create a new menu named Miscellaneous, assign an icon and add several items to it. When I add that menu to a panel with Add to Panel> Application Launcher, it appears without any ...
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Programs “Auto-Locking” to launcher

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 13.10, with do-release-upgrade, and ever since then, I have had issues with programs staying in the launcher without locking them there. Is this intended? If so, how do I ...
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launcher (lh toolbar?) no-show in 13-10 installs

in 13-04, my launcher failed to appear. i tried dozens of suggested fixes and no joy. i just installed 13-10 on this machine and get the same result (desktop but no launcher. i had been using a xfx ...
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Any way to stop the Launcher from appearing when click-dragging a file?

So when you click-drag a file, if the launcher is auto-hidden it'll appear for this, any way to stop that? Just wondering, ubuntu13.10 unity 7.1.2
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How to change file managers “files” icon to nice “nautilus shell” icon in Ubuntu 12.04?

I've attached Nautilus to Unity launcher in Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 12.04 the default "Files" icon for Nautilus file manager is not as pretty as a "Nautilus Shell" icon. But when I search in Dash for ...
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Menu bar and launcher missing in new installation of ubuntu 13.04

I have just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my ThinkPad laptop. I am missing the launcher and upper bar. I only found references to the same problem for upgrades, so I tried everything written here, here ...
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Unity Dashboard won't find local files, rearrange icons on two computers

I can't move icons around my unity launcher anymore and the Dash won't search my local files and folders. Was working when I first installed 13.10, but now it won't search for local files, and it ...
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Specific editing unity 7.1.2 launcher, the padding space of the icons

In 13.10 Unity, how can I edit the space between the icon itself and the padding enabled by default? In dconf the icon size is editable. The area from the icon to the 'white' of the editor ...
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Unity Web apps don't have menu options or notifications

I'm using Firefox 24.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. I installed a couple of web apps (Twitter, YouTube, GMail) by surfing to the websites and by installing it via the pop up that appears However they ...
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How to add an icon to the Ubuntu Unity toolbar using .desktop file?

I am very new in developing application under Linux. I have a doubt regarding about the use of .desktop file to add an icon into the Ubuntu Unity toolbar. I have the following .desktop file: ...
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Removing Applications Menu Listing with CLI command

I am trying to make an application installer item in the menu. Where once you click on it, it executes the command to install the program. I can use apt-get for this and a custom launcher. However, ...
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What represent the StartupWMClass field of a .desktop file?

I am working on this pre-existent .desktop file and I have a doubt: The file content is: [Desktop Entry] #Icon=connect-data-space Icon=XCloud Categories=Utility; Type=Application ...
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How to increase wiggle time in Unity launcher?

I would like to increase the duration of launcher wiggle when there is a new notification in an open program. Thanks
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Launcher Minimized Window

I open a windows and minimize it. Then, I want to open the minimized window so I click on the Files icon on the launcher but It opens /home/user again. How can I fix it? Thanks in advance.
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Launcher doesn't open when switching to a new workspace

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. When I switch to a new workspace, the launcher search will not open when I hit the super key if there are no windows in the workspace. If I click on the launcher and ...
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In 13.10 “unlock from launcher” option isn't working

I'm quite new here in Ubuntu and I've updated from 13.04 to 13.10 yesterday and I've noticed that when I install new applications from software center it stays in the unity launcher and I can't remove ...
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How to add a launcher to Unity for an application that is on a automatically mounted partition

I want to add a launcher to ADT (Eclipse, with Android Developers Tool plugin (bundle)), so I've created an adt.desktop file at ~/.local/share/applications/ directory. Contents of the adt.desktop ...
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How to remove youtube application from launcher? [duplicate]

the first time i visited Youtube with Firexox, it asked me to install Youtube launcher application, i've accepted but now I want to remove it. Every time I open youtube.com in Firefox, also appear a ...
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What command to use to open sublime?

I've installed sublime in Ubuntu, but I just don't know how to launch it. Is there any special command to launch it? Please note that I've already read this post, but it didn't solved the problem. I ...
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Holding Super key doesn't show the number of the last unpinned app

Do I need to file this as a bug? Look on the picture below: As you can see, I'm on 13.10 Live USB session. When I hold the SUPER key, the last app on the launcher doesn't show the 'number' to press ...
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After upgrade 13.10 edge between screens is solid, not sticky

I just upgrade to ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04. I'm using the open source drivers. I have an old 1600 x 1200 CRT screen and 1280 x 1024 LCD screen attached. This used to work without problems on 13.04. I ...
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How to restore drive icon on Unity Launcher?

I have 2 WINDOWS drive icon on Unity Launcher but I unlock 1 from Unity Launcher. How to restore it?
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How can I set default applications in Unity Launcher for other users?

So I'm the first user on Ubuntu 13.10, and want to add other users as well. How can I change the default applications in Unity Launcher in a way that all new users will find my set of applications in ...
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Launcher auto hide; disable pressure

How it currently works: When I move my cursor to the left border of my screen, the sidebar is revealed sometimes but sometimes nothing happens. I think it has to do something with speed and sometimes ...
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How to disable all scopes, filters and dash plugins?

The Dash is overloading me with stuff I don't need, down to the weather and food recipes (?!) when I'm just looking for a file or app. Also I can't figure out how to set it to include music files ...
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How to know what icon is being used in the dock?

I want to replace the synaptic icon (although it could be any other). I have found the Desktop Entry, Icon Theme and Icon Naming specifications that gnome follows (somewhat?), but even though I've ...
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Problem during ubuntu 13.10 installation

I was upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 and during the installation Alt + Tab was not working. Downloading packages was over. During Setting Up, I minimised the terminal and after that I could not ...
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How to remove all device icons from Unity launcher in 13.10?

How to remove all drives icons from Unity launcher in 13.10? Old trick with dconf-editor does not work anymore. I can remove any entry from com.canonical.Unity.Launcher.favorites, but not ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 issue, booting to non-graphical login breaks Unity [duplicate]

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (amd64 version), and once it was up and running, I installed some extra packages like git and build-essential and vim, etc., and then rebooted and ...
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Why are there 2 Firefox icons in the launcher, and other issues

All, For some reason, a second launcher icon when I run Firefox: (attempting to add image) Has anyone seen this before? Also: an open firefox window does not show up when cycling through ...
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Ubuntu Launcher for android devices?

I know that right now, it's only available for the Google Nexus. I was just wondering, will ubuntu become a "home launcher" for android devices sometime in the future? I really like the OS. I have the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 under Parallels Desktop - Black Desktop after X Windows Update [duplicate]

I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 successfully on a MacBook Pro in a virtual machine in Parallels Desktop 9. Today (2013-10-17) after applying today's Ubuntu update, which included updates to X ...
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How do I move the launcher to another screen? [duplicate]

I have physically swapped the my two screens around and have used the display setting to switch them so that the mouse moves between the two screens in the expected way. But now the launcher is ...