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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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 [closed]

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 ...
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Trying to issue a command through a Launcher

So I am attempting to get a one click minecraft server. I have all the code, and all the programs, but cannot for the life of me work out why this won't work. So I have a launcher with this as the ...
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Icon size to provide for unity .desktop, and the syntax to reference it

What size icon should I provide (and reference) in a .desktop file for an application? I'm using Sublime Text 2, which provides .PNGs up to 256 pixels square, but by default references 48x48 in it's ...
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How can i create unity launch icon for Chrome Evernote?

I use Evernote web app and i would like to use it separated from other Chrome tabs, as autonom web app. This is possible when i choose "Open as Window" option in Evernote Web settings. But i would ...
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Add a persistent progress bar to launcher icon

I'm trying to write a script (python) to add a progress bar to an launcher icon. When I execute my script the icon changes, then my script exits and it changes right back. How do I change the icon in ...
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Hourglass pointer launching a nemo quicklist sub-item from UnityLauncher

Running raring 13.04 I meet a strange behaviour (non-blocking). When I launch a home subfolder (e.g. Music) from the nemo launcher, the windows opens fine but I always get the hourglass pointer for ...
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How do i put a shortcut icon in the launcher and delete it from the desktop?

With play on Linux shortcuts are added to the desktop. I would like to keep it as clean as possible, so instead I'd prefer it to be on the launcher. And in general when I drag and drop something onto ...
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How can I set up PyCharm to launch from the Launcher?

I have installed PyCharm on my brand new Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. To launch PyCharm, I find I must navigate to the directory that pycharm lives in, and execute it from there as such: cd ...
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How to fix Minecraft showing as a grey question mark on the Launcher?

When I play Minecraft, the icon in the Unity Launcher for it is always a grey question mark. This has persisted from Minecraft 1.6.2 to 1.7.4. See this screenshot: How can this be fixed? I have ...
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How to make Unity icons enlarge on mouse over as with Cairo Dock?

I have the Cairo dock installed and I love it. When I mouseover the icons, they enlarge, gain focus, etc. Is there a way to make the icons on the Unity sidebar behave in that same manner? I have ...
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Cannot unlock applications from the launcher

I upgraded to 13.10 and I cannot unlock anything from the launcher. If I opposite mouse on the application and select "Unlock from Launcher" nothing happens. The only way to remove them is to ...
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Launcher not responding to mouse

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and when I "push" my cursor against the left edge of the screen the launcher doesn't show up like it used to. I am now forced to use the "super" (well, "Windows" in this ...
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How can I regain my SSD Icon in the launcher?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux and as a matter of fact I just loaded Ubuntu onto my system! I own an Asus G75VW-DS72 and I upgraded my C drive to a Samsung Evo 1TB that has windows on it and I've loaded ...
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why does files (nautilus) open a new window although there's one already open?

When I click on "files" in the launcher it opens another window although the normal action is to maximize the window already open. It doesn't always do that. Is it a bug?
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Untrusted Application Launcher

So I'm trying to create a desktop icon for an application, and I dragged it from the top-left menu (I think it's called Dash or something). I clicked on it and it says it is untrusted and refuse to ...
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launcher properties / display

I wish that the launcher has some properties which we can access / change with right click (like in windows). Also, the launcher location at the left side keeps bothering me and would prefer to have ...
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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How to keep Unity Launcher hidden and locked but Super key should launch the Dash?

I'd like to keep the Unity Launcher hidden and locked to that state. But the Super key should still be able to launch the Dash. (With the auto-hide launcher feature enabled, tapping Super key for Dash ...
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Launch Icons: how do I get rid of them?

After browsing a commercial site www.kohls.com I suddenly got some "launch icons" in my bottom bar towards the right side. They automatically go to pages on Kohl's website. I cannot get rid of them - ...
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Custom WebApp not appearing in Unity Launcher

I created a custom webapp in order to have it in the Unity launcher. The thing is that I followed some instructions found on the web and I can actually search for it in the dash. I click on it and it ...
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How to simulate an “application launch” (executing a .desktop file) from a script? [duplicate]

This question relates back to separating the Tor Browser from Firefox in the Unity launcher (I assume it applies to other DE's as well). The original question is here. As part of my proposed solution ...
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unity launcher not completely auto-hided

After updated from 13.04 to 13.10, I get graphical errors when the launcher autohides: My problem is the brown bar in left side of screen, show in the pictures. If I right click the bar, the ...
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How can i get back dodge maximized windows function for Launcher in 13.10? [duplicate]

I still can't understand why the developers completely removed the function to let the Launcher dodge only maximized windows but is there a way to get this function back by tweaking dconf or so? this ...
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create a custom launcher for Eclipse

Can't make my custom Eclipse launcher work on 13.10 (fresh install). See screenshot below: The custom eclipse launcher on panel doesn't work. Double click on Eclipse.desktop from file manager ...
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Graphics issues after migration from 12.04 to 13.10 with AMD graphics

I used 12.04 for a long time and all worked fine. Now i downloaded 13.10 and I think, graphics drivers doesn't work as they should. Launcher doesn't hide (Although it's set in settings) and launcher ...