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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Add two Eclipse icons in launcher

I have 2 versions of Eclipse downloaded on my 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I use both for different purposes, so they have different plugins etc. How do i lock both to the launcher(the vertical bar on the ...
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Launcher transparency

After messing around with CompizConfig I got to a state where I had to re-install lightdm, ubuntu-desktop and then re-enable all the compiz plugins. Everything works great, but the launcher ...
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Unity launcher icon boxes missing 14.04LTS 64bit

I just ran across an issue which I have never seen before and I was unable to google anything useful regarding this as well. Basically, after I set my Unity launcher icon size to 32, the icons lost ...
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Lubuntu - Start program without using terminal

I just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Laptop. It is for my father and has to be user friendly. So I need a way to start programs graphically like by the "start button" equivalent to windows. The default ...
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Custom launchers don't work like normal launchers, and allow application switching?

Using gnome-desktop-item-edit, I created a custom launcher for Chrome. When I use the launcher, it doesn't show the arrow next to the icon in the Unity launcher, so any windows I open are ...
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How To Create Launcher For Application? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04, I recently downloaded Fritzing .tar.bz2 , which I extracted it & there is one .sh file, which I have to execute everytime from terminal to run the application. My ...
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How do I determine an application's process name?

This is the situation: Working on (the next version of) a Unity Quick List editor, I would like to add a reliable way of "restarting" launcher icons. To do so, I need to remove the icon (editing ...
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Add Vim to Unity launcher?

Please can someone explain how to add a launcher icon in Unity (along the left side) for Vim - or any other terminal-based application? I press alt+f2, type vim, and drag the icon to the left ... but ...
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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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Unity has disappeared

I realise that this question has been asked before, the best example being here (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears). I should mention I have never used Ubuntu before today, and it ...
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How to set the launcher hide delay time?

The question is, how can I set the launcher auto-hide delay time to 0 ? What I want is for the launcher to instantly disappear when I move the mouse away from it. Please note this is nothing to do ...
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How do I make the Unity launcher completely transparent?

Before anyone jumps the gun and votes to close this, I am not asking how to make it "see-through", which you can adjust in CCSM by setting the Opacity to 0%. I'm asking the following: How can you ...
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How to get a list of currently open files / application instances in unity launcher quicklist?

How can I get a vertical list of currently open files in the unity launcher as a quicklist (see mockup below)? This could be a list of files each application instance is editing, or in the case of ...
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How to create launchers that open applications in a terminal?

I would like to make a launcher that directs an application to be opened in a terminal. I had it on Maverick and it worked. And also, it added the application to the 'Installed applications'. At ...
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Is it possible to replace the Unity launcher?

Is it possible to replace the Unity launcher (dock) in Ubuntu 11.04 with another dock (for example Docky)?
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Chrome or Chromium icon doesn't show in the launcher

I have got Google Chrome Browser on Ubuntu 11.10, and when I open it, it won't appear on/in the sidebar. I then download Chromium, but the same thing happens. I try dragging it to the sidebar, but ...
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How to kill unity panel & unity launcher? [duplicate]

I'd like to find out which process is responsible for Unity panel and launcher.. In case I'd like to close one of them, which process to I have to kill? Thanks!
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Dual monitor Unity launcher opening on wrong monitor

Is this a specific unity configuration or a dual monitor configuration problems ? In NVIDIA X Server Settings. Make this the primary display for the X screen, is my choice the middle display. But the ...
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Quicklists for Unity Launcher's Home Folder icon not working when Nautilus is closed

If Nautilus File Manager is closed and I right-click on its Home Folder icon on Unity Launcher, only the tab "Open in a new window" appears. Quicklists(with all my Bookmarks) of the Home Folder icon ...
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How to launch different firefox profiles via the keyboard using Unity

I'm a heavy user of firefox profiles - a general one, work and one just for facebook so facebook doesn't know where I'm browsing. I have customised my firefox launcher icon to give me access to ...
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How to make unity hide applications from the launcher if they're running on other desktops/workspaces?

I would like to be able to hide applications running in other workspaces, under Unity. For example, chrome is open in workspace 1, and when I go to another workspace, it should be hidden from the ...
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How do I remove icons from the Unity launcher using a script?

After a fresh install of 11.04 I have a script that does a few useful things. Is there a way to remove the LibreOffice, Ubuntu One etc icons from the Unity launcher using command line so I can put it ...
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Application should skip the unity launcher [duplicate]

How can I skip the unity launcher for a (Py)Qt-app? As you see when running the code below, there is an icon in the launcher. I don't need that icon because I manage the windows of that application ...
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How to make programs minimize when you click on them on the launcher [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just want the programs to minimize like they do on the Windows 7 taskbar, if that gives you a idea of what I am talking about.
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Can i make a launcher shortcut perform different actions based on a condition

What i want to do is pretty simple to understand. I want the same launcher shortcut to act like a ON/OFF swith for eg. Like suppose i have made a launcher to start LAMPP with the command gksudo ...
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Stacks for Unity Launcher

I'm looking forward to emulate the behavior of OS X Dock Stacks so that I can have, for instance, one stack for browsers and another one for IDES. People at ask ubuntu are doing a lot of cleaver stuff ...
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How to make Unity Launcher menu be almost always hidden and not influence window placement

I'm using Unity on 11.04. I've had a look at the compiz-config settings but could not find any answers. I would like to change a few default settings in Unity Launcher. I would like to apply ...
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How to make the Unity Launcher to be transparent?

How to make the Unity Launcher to be transparent ?
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How do I add a static quicklist for Opera to open new tabs and windows?

How can I add more options to Opera's quicklist such as: new tab, new private tab, new window, mail, etc?
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Why don't 8.04 panel launchers work on 10.04

I copied my panel launchers verbatim from 8.04 to 10.04, residing in both systems in the same path: $HOME/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers However, for some reason, they are not visible on ...
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How can I create a quick launcher in Lubuntu?

How can I set up quick launchers in Lubuntu? I've installed Lubuntu 14.04. Now I see no way to set quick launchers, especially for programs not listed in the menu (which must be started from a ...
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Unity launcher icon edges disappeared in 14.04

For a couple of days my Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 has been acting weird. The icon borders in the launcher have disappeared and the indicators are acting strange as well (blocks instead of arrows). All of ...
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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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Aptana Studio 3 doesn't have a launcher icon

When running Aptana Studio 3, the icon in the Unity launcher is a grey square with a question mark. The icon is present in the Dash. AptanaStudio3.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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Firefox doesn't launch in Ubuntu 13.04

Firefox starts when I use sudo in the terminal, but not from the launcher. All the other apps work like a charm, just not Firefox. How can I fix this?
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How can I create a launcher and also have it in the apps toolbar

I want an app icon for smart git. I can create one on my desktop with $ gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/ --create-new and selecting the smartgit.sh app. That works for an icon on the desktop. How ...
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application locked to launcher without icon [closed]

I tried to drag and drop transmission to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04, and this is what I got: As you can see - there is an icon shaped space where an icon ought to be. Transmission is locked to ...
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Can I change what displays the Launcher is shown on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Duplicate Second Unity Launcher on Dual Screen In precise, when using a dual screen setting, the Unity launcher is present on both screens: Is it possible to ...
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Is it possible to change the colour of the launcher/dash “glass”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the background color of the unity launcher? The launcher and dash have a semitransparent background which I think of as being made of black glass. I ...
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unable to create new launcher

I cannot create a new launcher anywhere (either in the normal GNOME desktop or Unity). No action when I right-click the desktop and select Create Launcher.... At last I tried to create launcher, ...
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Desktop entry does not appear in Unity launcher

I created a .desktop entry for a custom QGIS installation in ~/.local/share/applications. For some reason the Unity launcher and Kupfer refuse to index the entry - it does not show up. Here is the ...
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SOLVED: Menu bars and launcher missing (after tampering with xorg.conf)

I'm completely new to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get to know the various stuff in here. One of these things was to set my screen resolution to 16 bit, in order to play an old game. After browsing ...
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Disable unity launcher on Alt + F2

I've added custom shortcut on Alt + F2, but Unity launcher is running when I press it. How do I disable it in 13.04. I've found this question but I don't have 'unityshell' under apps > compiz-1 ...
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Launcher in 13.04 does not always show when mouse touches the edge of the screen

I have a weird problem with the launcher ever since I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04. I've set the launcher to auto-hide mode and whenever the pointer touched the left edge of the screen the launcher ...
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Where are my launcher icons?

Ubuntu crashed finally after several months (I think it is my hard drive failing). I reinstalled 12.04.02, but all I get is a screen with no launcher icons strip. I am able to change the desktop ...
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Skype launcher icon not working

I had to do a fresh install of my OSs, and after downloading all the updates and going up to 12.10 (The disk I had was 12.04), I installed Skype, and it works fine... from the terminal, that is. I ...
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Installed application as root, unable to use by other user

I have installed a program as per the read-me file available with the same, i.e. --How to Install---------------------- * You need login as root * 1. Run "tar jxvf linux_install.tar.bz2" 2. Run ...
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The dash home button icon is an unexpected colour since upgrading. Why?

Simple question. My dash home icon is yellow since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, even after a reboot. It looks weird to me. Anyone know why?
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New App doesn't appear in Unity dash

I have copied an executable in /usr/bin a program that I'd like to use. Of course I can launch it with the command line. However it doesn't appear in Unity when I open the dash, and I would like to ...
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Icons can't be seen on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS's Launcher after updates

After updating yesterday, (can unfortunately not remember the specific updates) the launcher could not be made to appear. Rebooting the system showed the launcher only as a black bar at the left edge ...