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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Chrome is has “Pandora One” description in Launcher and Dash in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running 64-bit 13.10 and google-chrome-stable with Firefox as my default browser. I have installed Pandora One Unity Web App. Whether accessing Chrome from Launcher or Dash, it has a ...
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Unity launcher won't update the shortcuts after update-desktop-database (only after log out)

I have written my first unity launcher shortcuts and places them in ~/.local/share/applications/. The problem is that the shortcuts won't update on any of the commands I trigger in the terminal. $ ...
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Start “chrome” with certain command line parameters?

unfortunately, we have some intranet sites that "insecure" content; thus I really really want to start chrome with "--allow-running-insecure-content". I "locked" chrome to the unity launcher, later ...
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12.04 LTS Launcher Problem

My system has been working fine until yesterday. Suddenly my launcher size reverted to the default size and I was no longer able to change it using Settings->Appearance (the option doesn't show up). ...
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How to give a quicklauncher or shortcut administration privilege?

I have a quicklauncher in a plasma widget (which is the same as a shortcut) which runs a command which needs administration privilege. I use the quicklauncher frequently and do not want to type root ...
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How to use a classic menu with Unity? [duplicate]

Am not talking about drop down menu indicators , I need a classic menu i can place it at the unity launcher so it will be a good navigator with a lot of tools .
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Could I really have LOST the “unity” plugin? [duplicate]

So after some input on a problem I had involving my notification bar & Launcher disappearing, I tried all of the recommendations on what to do. Well, Besides losing all my "custom" desktop ...
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Unity laucher resize bug [duplicate]

Hello i just installed ubuntu 12.04 and installed the updates that was available. I have used ubuntu 12.04 before with no problem but now i want to make the icon size on the Unity launcher smaller. I ...
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When I start Netbeans, Unity sidebar and menu bar disappear

I've just installed Netbeans 7.4 with Java7u51 on Ubuntu 12.04 running in VirtualBox, and every time I started Netbeans the sidebar and the menubar from Ubuntu's desktop disappear. They're still ...
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Lost the notification bar and the launcher 12.10 [duplicate]

So the last thing I cchanged was I type in compiz --replace.... the first wierd thing was the icon for dash on the launcher dissapeared then after coming out of blank screen stanby my bar at the top ...
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No size adjustment for launcher bar in 12.0.4.4 LTS [duplicate]

Ever since the upgrade to 12.04.4 LTS, my launcher bar icons are huge. I no longer have the slide bar to adjust them. Is there a place to re-enable that feature?
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Unity launcher won't hide

first question asked on this site. Just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 from wiping the HDD, had it installed before with the same hardware and didn't have this issue. For some reason I'm unable ...
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Running programs missing in launcher

I'm using 12.04 Desktop. I often find that certain programs just don't show or vanish from the launcher even while running. This is commonly seen with Solitaire and now I see it with Libre Office ...
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League of Legends on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm just new in Ubuntu and my English is so bad, so be patient to me. I was install League of Legends with PlayOnLinux, installation was without errors, but, when i want to run it, a logo is appeard ...
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Picasa won't stick in Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I just installed Picasa 3.9 (in Wine) in Ubuntu 12.04LTS with Unity. It works fine. I can launch it via the Dash OK. I can slide the Picasa Icon from the Dash to the Launcher & it stays there ...
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Unity launcher is missing with cairo duck

I installed Cairo on my Ubuntu 12.4. It works great, but when I change my desktop environment in login screen from unity 3d to Cairo plus unity my desktop has no unity launcher. How can I fix it. Only ...
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Can't Execute .desktop File

I'm new to ubuntu and linux... I'm trying to make a minecraft launcher .desktop file, and when I execute it, it says me: "There was an error launching the application" My code is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Set the launched application's icons to be top, not side bar

I just recently started using ubuntu for things, other than the terminal. The Side menu is pretty nice, however I am using 3-4 programs (in the definition that they have an icon and appear on the side ...
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How should one lock Wine apps to the Unity launcher?

I have installed the Rosetta Stone language learning software successful with Wine. When I click and drag the Rosetta Stone icon from the Dash to the launcher, the other icons make way for it, but ...
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Top bar app launcher - In Gnome 3, what customisations will allow me to do this

I'm new to Gnome 3 and I adore one-click access to my favourite apps. On gnome classic I can launch chrome with a single click from an icon in the top bar. Then I can repeat this to launch extra ...
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Launcher does not appear on my desktop and applications frequently freeze [closed]

I am getting generally unacceptable performance from my computer. I have two types of problems: Sometimes the Launcher does not appear on my desktop. The web browser and other applications ...
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How Do I change the size of a Window that a Custom .Desktop Launcher Defaults to?

I've created a custom Chrome application shortcut for a webapp that I need to use. Is there a way to control its size (height/width) and/or placement. I was thinking that this might be an option in ...
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Panel apps try to launch in xterm, even though it isn't installed

I have some panel applications that launch terminals, but when I click on them, they say xterm failed. Well yeah, xterm isn't installed, nor do I want it. I want mate-terminal to come up instead. How ...
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Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will lauch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
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Launcher Search is showing duplicate icon

I also have duplicates in my Dash (saw several questions about this subject). But I don't know which one I need to remove. I went to: /usr/share/applications With grep I do get the following: /$ ...
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How to start a program without interrupting my current session?

I'am working on some code or document and I need an additional program like IntellJ e.g. How can I start this program in the background without popping up and interrupting me on my work? Often I start ...
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Deluge will not launch, help!

My deluge is not launching. i have been using it for months with no issues... i thought to just install another version of it .. when i attempt to it says "this link needs to be opened with an app" . ...
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Chrome won't start from the launcher

Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, chrome 64-bit. I can start chrome from the command line with "google-chrome-stable" and lock it to the launcher. When I try to launch chrome from the launcher nothing happens. ...
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Why some software aren't detectable by the system?

I downloaded Scid from the software center, as far as I know, everything we download from the center should be an apt package, thus it should be detectable by the system. However, scid is not listed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Launcher and overall Style Change

I recently restarted my computer and when it turned back on the unity launcher appearance was different. Originally the icons would stack at the bottom unless I moved the courser over them, and then ...
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Can I hide launcher only when the browser is running. Ubuntu 13.10

I want to hide launcher only when google chrome is running. How can I do that?
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Show Desktop button keeps Moving in Unity

My Show Desktop button keeps moving around the unity toolbar. It isn't a giant problem, but it is annoying to try and find it all the time. How do I make it stay put? Using Ubuntu 13.10
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ubuntu touch (nexus 4) launcher not displaying app name

I installed ubuntu on my nexus 4, when I hover finger on any icon on launch pad it does not display app name.
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Remove dead link in Unity dock

I had libre office calc locked to my launcher dock but when I removed libre office the icon stayed on the dock and now I cannot remove it. Right clicking on it gives me the option "unlock from ...
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How to get third-party docks to work with Ubuntu Unity?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with default Unity. I'd like to install another taskbar (dzen2) to be docked somewhere on the screen. I start it with 'dzen2 -dock' but the rest of the windows in Unity don't ...
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can I get the launcher to “re see” open processes?

I've got about 8 gnome-terminal tabs open in one window. For some reason, the launcher is not aware of this window suddenly. When I click on the gnome-terminal symbol in launcher, it won't slide the ...
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Settings and configurations are not saved on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. Whenever I rearrange the launcher icons they reset to their initial order after a reboot. Also, although I can change the time and date settings, none of the changes ...
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Making certain apps open everytime at certain places?

I want to make certain apps always open at certain position (for example sticked to the left edge of the second monitor) and at certain desktop or visible on all desktops. Is there an easy way to ...
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No files & applications tab in Security and Privacy

I tried to post a picture but I have no reputation, but at any rate I have no "files & applications" tab in "Security & Privacy". I think I messed around with something to clear the unity ...
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I have an invisible icon in my launcher

I created a desktop shortcut using this command: `gnome-desktop-item-edit –create-new ~/Desktop` Then I thought it would be a great idea to see if I can drag the icon onto the launcher. I tried ...
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Lost all desktop icons after trying to reset compiz [duplicate]

Help! I was having some bugs that I suspected to be related to the changes I made in Compiz settings. I tried using the command below to reset it... gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1 I did ...
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Create a sidebar window application that can't be obscured

When the Unity launcher is visible and I maximize a Window it doesn't occupy that space. I want to duplicate that function for an application where I display a narrow window docked to the right of my ...
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Add and remove launcher icons from command line

I am building an Ubuntu 12.10 VM using Vagrant and Chef, and I want to control which icons initially appear in the launcher. Specifically I want to clear out all of the initial launcher icons, just ...
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Running Apps have different icons from launchers-Cairo Dock-Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Cairo-Dock and suddenly when I click on a launcher, a new icon appears to indicate the running app. You can see for instance the launchers for terminal and chrome. I've search through ...
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Launcher missing upon full install of 13.10

I downloaded the iso from the UBUNTU website. Converted it to a bootable USB. Appears to work fine in trial mode but when installed into 2 different PCs the launcher is missing. All I have is a blank ...
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Custom launcher in application panel not working

I have created an app launcher for Eclipse JEE and Eclipse C/C++ with alacarte. The `.desktop files have been created and I dragged the apps via the dash board on the launcher panel. But when clicking ...
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Launcher Auto-hide leaves a dark bar, doesn't display properly

I am using ubuntu 13.10, I have alienware. It has nvidia-optimus but ubuntu is able to boot up if install it in UEFI mode. I have tried to auto-hide the launcher both with and without bumblebee but ...
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How do i change the hold delay to move an unity launcher icon?

I need to increase the hold delay to move an icon in the unity launcher in ubuntu 13.10. How do i do that ? I need this because of latency of remote desktop access : a short click acts as a long one ...
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Remove default entries from Files (Nautilus) quicklist in Ubuntu 13.10

By default, when I right click on Nautilus (Files) icon (in launcher), default places and my bookmarks are shown. Is it possible to show just my custom bookmarks? I am using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Combining multiple similar items on the Launcher [duplicate]

I can't find this, but it could be I'm not sure how to search for it. I have a lot of icons in my Launcher. Is there a way to combine some, i.e. Firefox and Chrome or LibreOffice and gedit or graphics ...