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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What happens internally when I click “Lock to launcher” in Unity?

In the Unity desktop, when I start a GUI application, its icon appears in the launcher (if it isn't already there). Now when I right-click this icon, I either get the option Lock to Launcher or ...
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eclipse new launcher icon links to previous program release [duplicate]

Help! I've just installed Eclipse Mars, which runs successfully. But if I pin it to the launcher, then exit and click the launcher icon, it starts the version I used previously, which was Luna! ...
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black screen except launcher and menu bar parallel ubuntu on mac

After messing with lots of things, I end up on black screen every where. No thing is rendered except launcher and menu bar. Tried to reinstall parallel tools, installing and uninstalling and updating ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't load unity [duplicate]

After formatting from windows7 I installed ubuntu 15.10 from a usb drive. Although everything seems to be installed correctly after booting all I see is my wallpaper. Unity, no launcher, no dash ...
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Eclipse desktop shortcut keeps disappearing at every startup?

Every time I start up my Ubuntu 15.10 desktop the Eclipse shortcut on the desktop (and on the launcher) disappears. I tried to create the shortcut both using "right click -> create shortcut" and ...
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Not Able to change the Launcher Icon Size & not able to unlock icons from Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

I have never faced this problem before. It's been a 2 year since I am using Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday, I just installed the updates on my machines and when I restarted the Ubuntu,...
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Can I toggle the placement of the Unity Launcher on multiple screens?

I run an asynchronous dual montior setup. My primary monitor is a 16:9 2560x1440 and my secondary is 10:16 1200x1920 setup. I use the primary for coding/gaming/videos and the secondary for browsing, ...
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How can I add a VirtualBox machine to the Unity launcher? [duplicate]

VirtualBox allows me to put a shortcut icon for a virtual machine to the Desktop: I tried to drag it to the Unity launcher but cannot place it there. Is there any way to add a desktop shortcut ...
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Java program Technic Launcher greyed out

I start Technich Launcher, but the whole window is grey, whenever I manage to hit a button, everything that it affects, shows. E.g clicking "Username" field removes the grey area from the whole ...
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Grouping application windows in an arranged setup [duplicate]

Is there any application or ways to group multiple open windows together so that they open together in layout it is arranged. For example, If I arrange these application like this then on any icon of ...
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Cannot login to tty / Login incorrect / Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

I'm facing the same (or similar) issue as described here: Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04 Unfortunately I cannot try the provided solution (http://askubuntu.com/a/476623), as I fail ...
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Adding run as root for nautilus in unity

I am seeking for a way to make run as root option shown in "Files" context menu of Unity so, I get rid of using terminal every time I want to access nautilus as a root. I found the original concept ...
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Way to turn off the “Keyboard Shortcuts” overlay that appears over the Launcher icons?

When activating the "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay, two things happen: the Launcher icons are overlaid with numbers and the middle of the screen is overlaid with a shortcuts window. The answer provided ...
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Unity launcher placement stuck on all displays

I am using three monitors with Ubuntu 14.04. In Display settings, I try to change the Launcher Placement setting to only select one monitor. The monitors flicker, but even though the setting now might ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 crashing randomly

Please forgive me as I am new to Ubuntu. Randomly, this thing which I think is called "Unity" will crash, and I will lose system vitals required to operate the computer. The icons in the top right ...
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Adding a partition (device) back to the launcher

I am new to Ubuntu and I unknowingly removed the shortcut to the drives and partitions from the launcher as it was totally cluttered initially. But now I'm having trouble accessing files and folders ...
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Changed properties of application by accident what is default: FireFox

I was trying to create a custom shortcut so that I could use multiple profiles with FireFox, however when I created the "link" it was a symbolic link so I edited what I thought was a "shortcut" but ...
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Desktop Launcher Execute Bash Script In Terminal from URL

My setup is I have a website (www.example.com) that I have uploaded bash scripts to www.example.com/location/of/bash/script.txt I now would like a Desktop Launcher (.desktop) file that I can use to ...
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Can I remove the unity launcher completely? [duplicate]

I'm using the MacBuntu pack, it's great but whenever I try to drag some icon/file to another place the launcher shows up. Is there a way to make it stop showing up or remove it completely? Ubuntu 14....
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Java jar launcher which preserves programmatically set icon and name

In my environment we have a lot of executable capsule jars which - depending on the environment they connect to - set a custom icon and name programmatically. This is done by calling javax.swing....
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Minecraft Launcher getting stuck at “Starting Launcher” in Ubuntu

I installed minecraft the way I was supposed to. When I boot up the launcher this is what I get: Bootstrap (v5) Current time is Dec 6, 2015 9:52:08 PM System.getProperty('os.name') == 'Linux' System....
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How to change the launcher icon of folders/files?

Every time I open a new Home window, the icon showed in the launcher is this: It should be a "folder image" but the icon showed seems to be a "snail". I would like to change it for another image.
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Have Chrome Apps Get Their Own Launcher on Docky

How can I get Docky to file chrome app windows (I'm particularly interested in Hangouts) under separate launcher icons? I've checked the WM_CLASS values, and for Hangouts I see this: WM_CLASS(STRING)...
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How to set the hide Time of the Launchbar higher?

I found a duplicate of my question, but with the opposite intention. Also, the Answer shows where the setting is, but not how to find the File with the quoted text. Neither if it is possible to edit ...
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Unity launcher: combine click and modifier key (Shift, Alt, Ctrl, …)

In Unity launcher (icons on left side), is it possible to configure a .desktop file to, for instance, run something else if Control is pressed. For instance, Gimp below The file gimp.desktop in /...
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No icons or launcer appears after login. I have tried everything

So after login the screen doesn't show any icons or anything else,its just background. I did some google searching and also on this site and i found this solution Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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What are possible directories for .desktop files and their icons, and when to use what directory?

Here are some of the directories where .desktop files describing applications can be found: ~/local/.share/applications /usr/share/applications /usr/share/app-install/desktop Perhaps there are even ...
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Placing launcher on secondary display

I have two monitors and am using the 352.63 NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 15.10. I'd like my right hand monitor to be my primary, but have my launcher placed on the left hand monitor. In the "Screen ...
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Gnome(Metacity) panel dont show system menu or any other indicators [duplicate]

I have installed trusty (Ubuntu 14.4) with Gnome-metacity desktop but now, my desktop doesn't show any indicators like volume level, battery status, WiFi etc. Not even a system menu. Can any one ...
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Why can't I see Chrome window?

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04.Transitioning from Chrome to Firefox but still need to get into Chrome occasionally. After installing Chrome and launching from dash, icon appears on launcher. Right-...
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Limit a user to a single app that starts on login (14.04) [duplicate]

I have a system that I would like to limit a specific user to a single app that will autostart when he logs in. I don't see any way to do this with the toolbar/launcher active but I have seen ...
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Desktop configuration file cannot launch Android Studio

I did not want to launch Android Studio from terminal, so I wrote the following android-studio.desktop file [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Android Studio Exec=sh /home/ashraf/...
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Is there a simple way to add an url as launcher on Ubuntu Touch?

Right now, if one wants to gain quick access to a webpage on Ubuntu Touch devices, the best way is to create a simple webapp, using Ubuntu SDK or w/e. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to add an ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 colors,...
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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 ...