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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I'd like to USE the application - I DO NOT want to see it's icon wiggle!

Apparently it seems that the designers of Unity operates under the current logic: If a user types 'gimp' into the launcher this means A: If Gimp is not running: The user wants to start gimp. or ...
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How to stop “Floppy Disk” icon from appearing in 13.04 launcher?

Whenever I remove external hard drive or USB flash drive, a Floppy Disk icon appears in launcher. If I unlock it, it goes away but only until I use a USB device again. How to stop this? BTW I don't ...
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how can I fix? Error: Opening the cache

I'm new to Ubuntu.I installed the newest version two days ago. I used the Software Updater and when I restarted the computer the Dash and Launcher were missing. I tried reinstalling the OS, the dash ...
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Unity icon issue and desktop icons not appearing

Screenshot of problems I'm having Recently I have been having problems with my unity launcher and desktop. As you can see in the picture, when I log in, my desktop icons don't show up. My profile ...
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CD/DVD launcher will not show up

I accidentally clicked the Unlock from Launcher instead of eject. Now the launcher doesn't show up at all when a CD/DVD is inserted so I cannot lock it back to the launcher. I don't want to create a ...
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customized Launcher to launch new instance; instead of activating the existing instance

I have a customized launcher for gnome-terminal. I prefer gnome-terminal to start in a certain folder, such as ~/Desktop. To accomplish this, I use a customized launcher that I also locked to the ...
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Ubuntu not displaying “Dash Home” UI?

I've just switched over to ubuntu. This is the very first time I've used any OS other than Windows or Mac so it's very much a learning curve for me. I'm using 12.04.3 LTS and I have it up and running ...
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Change Guest session Unity Launcher size?

I was wondering if it is possible to change the default size of the launcher during guest sessions? It is rather large, and a little bulky (opinion), and I was wondering if I could change it so every ...
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Application's icon - One file to please them all?

In my application I define its icon within its MyProgram.desktop-file in /usr/share/applications with Icon=/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/MyProgram/Icons/mainIcon.svg. I did not create any icons for the ...
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Indication of application loading in launcher

Is it possible to get an indication of an application loading when you open it from the a folder. i.e. opening a video with VLC takes a bit of time while VLS loads all the required bits. I end up ...
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Only show launcher on specific workspace?

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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How can I prevent programs from switching workspaces?

I want to prevent programs from switching workspaces. If I'm working in one workspace and a program in another workspace has a dialog box come up, it interrupts whatever I'm doing. Similarly, if I ...
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How to add Tor Browser to my menu/launcher for regular use?

I have installed Tor Browser following these instructions here. The "Tor Browser" thingy is not in Application > Internet category. I must run the shell script every time. I'd like to use it ...
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Installing cuda 5.5 on ubuntu 12.10, but missing launcher and menu bars

I tried both deb and .run file ways but they yield the same problem. My display card is GT630m, on my laptop. After the installation, everything works but the GUI is missing launcher and menu bars, ...
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Change the keyboard shortcut for launching the dash in 13.04?

When I hit the Meta key I get the Unity launcher. I don't like this and would like to change it. I tried the answers from here with no luck. Mostly because the following settings directories ...
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Change default guest session launcher applications?

Is it possible to change the default applications that appear on the Launcher for guest sessions? For example: Remove : Amazon webapp, Ubuntu One, System Options Add : Stellarium (Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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I want the Firefox icon on the launcher to open a new window if there is no Firefox window open on the current workspace

I'm using Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, with three monitors and four workspaces. Currently, if I click on the Firefox button on the launcher and Firefox is already running but there is no Firefox window on ...
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Proper way to create a launcher for an LXC or ssh remote app?

I created a Unity launcher for an Eclipse-based IDE. This worked nicely; I could launch the IDE and/or switch to it with Meta-5 and all was good. Then I wanted to upgrade to 13.04, but the builds ...
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Locking Eclipse to the Launcher Bar

Eclipse (from the Android Developers Bundle (ADB)) will lock to the launch bar, but then it is just an icon which cannot be opened. I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks!
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How to remove the mate terminal icon from the Dash home?

I uninstalled Mate, but the terminal is still in dash home. I click on it, and nothing opens. Is there any way I can remove it?
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13.04 Launcher doesn't work

I have 13.04 installed, and when I click to open the launcher, it acts like it's open, but doesn't display. What's wrong?
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Unity launcher,top panel,Dash and title bar disappeared [duplicate]

I have installed UBUNTU 13.04 32bit,afer installing CCSM and NVIDIA drive,Unity launcher,top panel,Dash and title bar disappeared. Now what should I do?
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How to fill an invisible/empty icon in unity launcher that appeared while trying to dock a launcher?

A couple of days ago I was attempting to add an application to the unity launcher from the unity dash and instead of adding the app it created an "empty icon"(blank space) in the launcher there is no ...
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How to add icons to the launcher on Ubuntu Touch?

I would like to add an icon for Terminal and a couple of icons for my own scripts to the launcher on my Ubuntu Touch. How can I do that?
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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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Unity tweak tool - make the Launcher fully transparent? [closed]

I want my Launcher to be transparent, so I check "Transparency" in Unity tweak tool and... it's solid. When I uncheck the transparency button... it is transparency. I've made gif to show it clearly. ...
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Creating a launcher entry about an app in home directory which needs “GTK2_RC_FILES” to run

I have installed(extracted) ADT(Android Developer Tools) at my home directory and I want to have a launcher icon for it. Reason for this: I have the problem with the dark tooltips at eclipse and I'm ...
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Why Chrome do not start from launcher after I closed the lid?

I've closed the laptop cover, freezing the computer, before dinner. When I came back, I entered the password and tried to resume the active applications, Chrome and Firefox (from launcher). Chrome ...
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Has unity-revamped stopped working?

I'm running a fairly recent install of Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to get windows to minimize from the launcher. This answer recommends the unity-revamped ppa, and there is also the ...
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Duplicate (Spotify) Icon in launcher

I have installed spotify on Ubuntu 13.04 and have locked the icon on the launcher. But when I exit the program fully or even restart and use that icon to open spotify, a new icon is created or a ...
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How to regain access to running applications after clicking “More Apps” and losing them?

In the unity start, when i click the "more apps" button, all my applications close and reopen. I cannot access my applications except the ones that are on my launcher. How do i fix this because i need ...
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Mounted Drive Not Showing Up in Unity Launcher

I am currently using Ubuntu 13.04 and I tried to update the kernel today to 3.11. After doing so I was having issues with Unity where I could log into my user account but it would only display the ...
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mountmanager only opens from command line not launcher

Given: 3.2.0-53-generic #81-Ubuntu SMP Thu ...UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I can no longer open MountManager from the launcher. MM starts from the command line and functions normally ...
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How to remove workspace switcher icon from launcher without disabling workspaces?

I use multiple workspaces, but only through the keyboard commands, so the workspace switcher icon is just taking up space on the launcher for me. Ways of removing it (moving to the trash, checkbox in ...
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Terminal doesn't show up in the launcher [closed]

Note: This question: Terminal does not appear in launcher is very similar, but it was for 12.04. Will those answers still work in 13.04? I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and I was updating/installing my ...
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How to find program commands & Hardsubs on “Hand Brake” [duplicate]

I'm a newbie on ubuntu bare with me plz. Been using ubuntu for a few weeks now everything is working fine and im getting better and more familliar as I go but in the past I have been able to guess ...
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Run .JAR as application

I've noticed that when running a .JAR file the unity launcher can be quite annoying. If the JAR file is run in a terminal then the launcher icon is the one set in the application, as expected. ...
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Quick-Search the web with query string

The Mac app alfred.app has some pretty neat features. One of them called "Quick-Search the web" (see more here) allows to search the web by typing a keyword (i.e twitter) and getting a web page ...
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Can I remove 'dash home' from the Unity launcher?

How can I (if it's possible), remove the dash home icon on the unity launcher. My reasoning is that it is slow (taking a few seconds to open) and I much prefer Synapse for launching applications and ...
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Icons show up when searching for app in dash, but not when the app is running and the icon appears on the left [duplicate]

Following from this question, some more troublesome output occurs. I re-created some rdesktop shortcuts using alacarte method described in the answers of the previous question. I changed their icons ...
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Application icons no longer show how many windows the application has running if those windows are minimised

Yesterday, I finally installed open source drivers on my Ubuntu 13.04, and I also installed Unity Tweak Tool. Today, I noticed that, when all windows of a program are minimised, it only shows a single ...
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Problem logging in ubuntu and opening launcher

Today I installed kubuntu (out of a mis-understanding) then tried to restore back to ubuntu using phychocats method but now I have too many issues. a) When I turn computer or it says that it is ...
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How can I find out what causes strange behaviour in Unity?

If I have a problem, how can I find it's cause? I have a very specific problem, but I'm also curious to hear general solutions. The problem is: sometimes my maximized windows get an additional ...
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How to create icons on the desktop of ubuntu?

For example if I download a program, unzip it and how do I install it and make it appear the icon on the launcher or desktop?
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How does the dash home index work in Ubuntu 12.04

I think the Dash Home is really cool and here's something I wanna learn about: When I type shortcut, it can prompt keyboard like this snapshot. I wanna know how Ubuntu determines shortcut is related ...
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Dash shortcut has insufficient privileges?

I followed this guide to install utorrent and to install a dash shortcut for utorrent: tutorial The method for shortcut creation uses gnome-item-edit and the command I enter for the shortcut is: ...
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Ubuntu Launcher not displayed in VMware

I have installed VMware Player in my laptop with Windows 7 as the host OS and Ubuntu 12.04 as guest OS. Everything went fine, but my menu pane which appears vertically on the left side of the desktop ...
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13.04 launcher and menu bar disappeared

Last night I downloaded python 3.3 and idle. I turned it on today and the launcher and menu bar disappeared. It didn't even ask for my password and all I see is my desktop. I tried finding answers ...
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icon of the .desktop file does not show in unity launcher

I created the launcher for the Ranger filemanager like this: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=true Icon[pl_PL]=/ Name[pl_PL]=Ranger Exec=/usr/bin/ranger ...
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Is there a way to define a hotkey to solely unhide the Launcher?

I'm running Ubuntu on Parallels Desktop for Mac, where I have some limitations regarding usage of the Super key (and also problems with mouse edge detection), for example, I've read on the web that ...