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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Screen turns black when using launcher icons

I may have found a new bug, I can't find anything resembling the problem I'm having. I recently upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10, and the launcher is virtually useless. If I hover over any launcher icon ...
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Certain programs will run but not open

When opening, say VLC or qBittorrent, they will appear in the Launcher (taskbar) but will not open the GUI to let me interact with the program. The name doesn't appear at the top, even. If I click ...
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Is it possible to add edge resistance to Compiz “Desktop Wall” edge flipping?

Example: I have four workspaces vertically, which I want to switch between by simply moving the cursor to the bottom or top part of the screen. But sometimes I want to click something in the bottom ...
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The Launcher icon edges disappeared after updates

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After receiving updates today the edges in the icons in the launcher disappeared (all the icons have transparent edges, even the ones that have applications running). Anyone ...
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Unity launcher dissapears

When you open two or more windows of the same program, the icon in the Unity Laucher shows two or more arrows telling you there are more instances opened. And then when you click on the icon all the ...
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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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Chromium does not start (launch seems to start but not opening the application)

Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated every day Chromium does not start since some more days. No idea why. I uninstalled and made new installation from Synaptic just now. No error message at installation. ...
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Add folder shortcut to launcher [duplicate]

I have created a shortcut to /var/www folder in the name 'www' to my desktop.Is it possible to add/drag this folder shortcut to ubuntu launcher? PLease help, Thanks
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Adjust urgent animation's time span?

Currently in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 7.2.0, when you receive a message from an instant messenger client (or anything else that would classify as the application needing attention), that icon in your ...
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Launcher duplicate iconless icon

As from the screenshot below, there is a duplicate icon of the xfig program. Sometimes with different programs same thing happens. Any ideas how to solve this?
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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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Move window in dual monitor setup

I'm running a dual monitor setup, with one of the monitors most of the time in standby, but connected (it's a TV). It works fine if both are turned on, but when the monitor is in Standby mode some ...
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how do I get things downloaded? [closed]

Is it impossible to download, run and do scans with free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and free Avast Antivirus if you are using Ubuntu? If not what free protection and virus-destruction, ...
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How could I remove launcher bar from my primary monitor (only)? [duplicate]

I need to display launcher bar only on secondary monitor. Is it possible?
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Unity does not launch in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated from 13.10 from 14.04 a few weeks ago, and it was working fine. But last night, after a login the wallpaper shows up, but the Unity does not, and nothing else. The weird thing is, that if I ...
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Problem with icon arrangement in the laucher

I'm having a problem with selecting and arranging the icons in the launcher panel. I had the same problem in 13.10. I hoped it would go away in 14.04 but unfortunately it hasn't. First, when I ...
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Nautilus Bookmarks list NOT COMPLETE on “right click” Files on Launcher

On Ubuntu 14.04 (but also on previous versions) I've added 24 bookmarks to Nautilus, and when I right click the Files icon on the launcher it is not possible to scroll all the bookmarks (also the ...
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Unity launcher stays behind windows

I have been having a problem with Unity launcher recently. Launcher stay behind my windows and I can't bring it to the front of my windows! As you can see, the Nautilus window is in front of the ...
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When I create .desktop files, they don't get found by Trusty's Dash

Magnifier not found by Trusty's Dash though Manage Launcher (both variants) are. I've tried creating Magnifier.desktop both with Manage Launcher, Manage Launcher (Administrator) & Arronax. ...
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Autohide launcher is cut off / clipped in 14.04

With autohide enabled on 14.04 (Unity 3d), my launcher ends up cut off, clipped, ie. doesn't come completely back out of hiding. It still functions fine... but it's about 20% still off the edge of ...
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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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Drag and drop application launcher problem in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 13.10 I was able to drag most application launchers that show in "search your computer and online sources" -> "applications" to my desktop or a folder on my desktop. I cannot manage this in ...
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Unity 14.04 problem: fine from live usb, no dash and no launcher after installed

Last night installed 14.04:i386 on my netbook, from a live usb. Using the live usb, Unity works fine. After installed the system, there was no launcher and no dash. After spending hours of trying ...
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Launcher auto-hide not working Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I generally have the unity launcher in auto-hide mode. Problem starts if the desktop has been locked and then unlocked. Then the unity launcher does not disappear again.
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java file will not launch from .desktop file - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a bin/bash script- #!/bin/bash java -Xms256m -Xmx1g -jar KeeperDesktop.jar inside an executable text file ( keeper-start) I have created a .desktop file for it as i want to launch it ...
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Getting launcher on dual monitors

I recently bought a second monitor for my computer. Setting it up was fairly easy, but when I turned the monitor I found that the unity launcher bar that is on the right monitor did not transfer over ...
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Why is my launcher automatically set to default and personal keyboard layouts disappeared?

Yesterday, I was using a program to read something into the RAM, but underestimated the size. My computer started swapping and lost itself in its calculation, hence I killed the process (and firefox ...
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12.04lts to 14.04lts: No menu-bar/launcher after logout/login

The solution here works for me to fix the desktop after log-in: http://askubuntu.com/a/292997/227118 , but I am back to square one after logging out. How to solve this issue permanently ?
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Increase the size of the arrow notifier indicating multiple open windows in different workspaces

I often spread work in different workspaces, and have multiple windows of the same application (example, Nautilus, Emacs) open in each workspace. These are indicated by the arrow (solid or ...
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Disabling the display of mounted partitions on Unity launcher

On Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit is it possible to disable the displayed shortcut to mounted partitions. I have included a partition that was not present at the installation time in the /etc/fstab file ...
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Use xclip in a launcher command on xfce4 panel?

I'm trying to get this command line to work in a launcher on xfce4: echo "myAdress" | xclip -selection clipboard If i use this command line in the standard terminal, there are no problems. ...
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What does this “1” mean over the Chromium button in the Launcher?

I took a screenshot but I can't work out how to attach it. I think the words in the question itself do the trick. At least, I hope they do.
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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Unity Launcher/Gnome panel overlap issue on Gnome desktop

I use Gnome desktop and have the Unity launcher running as well. I was able to achieve this by installing Gnome and doing this. After I did it, the Gnome panel at the top and the Unity launcher on ...
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Why custom launcher icon keep pulsing?

I created a custom launcher icon to enable/disable the touch feature of my Lenovo X220 Tablet. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=handsoff Comment=Enable / Disable touch feature Exec=thinkpad-touch ...
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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attached to launch centre

I unattached Eclipse from the Launch Centre and installed Lazarus, which does not attach to the launch centre. I would like to learn if there any commands to attach my application to the launch ...
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After I installed 14.04 desktop, launcher on left side is missing [duplicate]

After I installed the ubuntu 14.04 desktop, the unity launcher on left side is not appearing. I have confirmed that unity is installed.
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How to launch Lazarus IDE after install?

I used the following code to install Lazarus IDE: sudo apt-get install lazarus-ide However, the system can't seem to find a way to launch it from the dash. How I can run the Lazarus IDE after ...
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How can I remove launcher drive icons on 14.04? [duplicate]

Non of the solutions work from these answers. Do someone have any solution for the new, 14.04 release? Related question
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External HDD accidentally unlocked from launcher

In Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally unlocked from launcher my external HDD. How can I have it back there? Thank you in advance
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How do I add an “all applications” folder to kickoff launcher in KDE

I have Zorin OS (basically a skinned version of Ubuntu) But I installed KDE because it really has a much larger user base as a desktop environment and has a much wider range of features. My only real ...
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ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop without panel and launcher [closed]

Now after having succeeded to make running the new Ubuntu 14.04 I see, that Unity seems not to work (the desktop appears without launcher and panel). Gnome is working. CCSM is possible to open under ...
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Program launches only as root but not normally

I installed MATLAB in the home directory. Now when I try to launch it normally from the bin folder, it starts up and then gives an error that says: Internal error: No write permission on directory ...
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Launcher Icons stop working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the problem that sometimes my launcher Icons will get left-click-unresronsive. Right click will open the context menu, though. Starting applications via the HUD works fine, but the launcher ...
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How to create Facebook webapp?

I'm migrating from Mac to Ubuntu Linux (14.04). I've read that there are a number of 'web apps' that encapsulate frequent and common web applications into kind-of standalone units known as 'webapps'. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 scroll to focus on launcher behaviour broken

Back in Ubuntu 13.10 if you had multiple windows of the same application open and scrolled over that application's launcher icon it would bring up all the open windows one by one. Now in Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen

I have had this issue with Ubuntu 13.10 and now 14.04 LTS. When I first boot up, everything is good, but after a while, the Gnome 3 launcher is displayed in the center of the screen when I display ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 displays only background with no Launcher after log in

Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and now after logging in all I get is my background screen. Almost seems like a driver issue with my graphics card. I can't even launch a terminal. I can however hold ...
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XFCE / Xubuntu: Centering the name of the launchers on the Desktop?

How does one center the names of launchers on the desktop on Xubuntu, if the name has multiple lines? This is how it is: This is what i want it to be: