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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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 ...
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Top Panel and Launcher question [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about my wallpaper being stuck under my launcher and top panel, here, but now I've a new question still pertaining to said topic. I've thought on it and realized it'll look ...
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How to remove NTFS partition in Ubuntu Launcher?

I am new to Ubuntu, and just installed Ubuntu12.04 along with a dual boot for Windows 7. And I was following some tutorial on booting up Ubuntu with the NTFS partition of Windows 7 mounted, I did ...
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How can I reset my Unity Launcher settings?

Today I tried to change the alt+tab behavior of my Ubuntu because I did not like the grouped layout. I tried two shell scripts I found in a git gist. My problem is that since I used those scripts the ...
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How do I set Unity launcher to auto hide

I just installed 13.10, and I can't seem to find how set the Unity Panel (launcher) to auto-hide. Can someone direct me to where the option is? A search in the settings shows no results. A search on ...
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Is it possible to move the dash home button?

It's a problem for me because I keep hitting that button when I don't want to. For example, I accidentally click it when I want to: close a program minimise a program select a file on the desktop ...
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Duplicate icons for manully created GNOME launcher items

I have downloaded Aptana Studio 3 and created the following launcher item for using Alacarte: file: alacarte-made.desktop [Desktop Entry] Comment= Terminal=false Name=Aptana Studio 3 ...
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Unity launcher shows nothing after upgrade

I upgraded Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. but my Unity launcher shows nothing. My Unity launcher doesn't have any app luncher tab. How to solve it?
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Some applications stopped showing in the launcher when open

Some programs no longer show up on the launcher when they are opened. They also don't show when I use ALT + Tab. It seemed to have happened after I installed Skype but I'm not sure if that's relevant. ...
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How to enable Unity Launcher on startup?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop has the Unity 2D along with the classic GNOME interface but it wouldn't launch automatically on startup, Only after I type 'unity' on the terminal the Unity 2D Launcher as ...
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Dual screen : set screen where windows will appear

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and have a little problem. I use a dual screen solution with different resolutions (laptop + other screen, let's call it AOC) and found something quite disturbing. I don't use ...
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Create a launcher to launch multiple applications at once?

When I develop, I have to start XAMPP and open up Sublime Text. So, wouldn't it be better to have them both open from the same launcher on my desktop? Right now I have 2 launchers, one for starting ...
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How can I mount my partition with executive permissions using the launcher icons?

I'm trying to install steam games onto my Data partition (NTFS formatted since I use that partition as a bridge for the few times I have to use windows). I do not want it in my home folder since it ...
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on a mac with 12.04, how does one Iock icons to the launcher?

My wife has an airbook. How does one lock an icon to the launcher on a mac? With a normal PC, it is easy, right click and "lock icon to launcher". With mac, there is no right click, and the option ...
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ubuntu vm launcher and topbar not displaying properly in kvm

I am new to kvm. I installed a ubuntu vm on ubuntu host earlier and there was no problem. But that vm had to be completely reinstalled after some experimentation messed it up. Everything went well ...
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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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How can I add Processing to the Unity launcher?

Processing is an open-source language and environment for learning the fundamentals of electronic art and computer programming. Its Linux download package includes a file called processing that, ...
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Google Chrome opens wrong

When I open Google Chrome on Ubuntu 13.10, it opens a new window on a different launcher icon (I have Chrome in my Launcher pinned) and the title of the window is a tab that I don't even have open ...
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Unity is *always* visible, no matter what app I'm using

I have used Unity for a bit, but I have never encountered this. Any full screen (games, lock screen, etc) app, the Unity sidebar and the top bar are always visible. Thankfully, they don't work. ...
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How to keep icon in unity launcher and remove from desktop?

A number of applications (e.g. Crashplan) install a desktop icon. This can be moved to also appear in the Unity launcher bar, so now there are two icons. If I delete the desktop one the unity bar one ...
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Making the inactive icons from the launched black and white?

I would like the icons of running apps to be in colors as they are now, but the inactive ones to be black and white? The idea is that it will be easier for the eyes to know which one are running and ...
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Compiz not starting up on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem where compiz or whatever launcher isn't starting up when I boot up my Ubuntu 12.04. I got the error message once saying compiz wasn't starting up, then I tried to reboot, and now ...
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Drag and drop items from folder to applications

I have been a window user since sometime back and lack of knowledge is irritating me like anything....I checked these thread before posting this question : Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity ! | ...
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Why install app in launcher?

What is the advantage to install app on the pc to have the link in the launcher? I mean, the first time I use Gmail ubuntu suggests me to install the app in the lateral bar, but when I click it seems ...
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Script for moving the most frequently used tabs in Unity launcher?

I find myself moving the last used icon in the Unity launcher to the top for easier access to the programs that I'm using. I use different programs on a daily basis depending on what I'm trying to ...