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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What do I do when Minecraft in fullscreen loses focus?

When playing Minecraft in fullscreen, if another application takes focus, or a desktop notification appears, Minecraft "minimizes" but still has control of my mouse. My keyboard works fine, ...
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How do I pin an application to the unity dock when it is always fullscreen? [duplicate]

I'm running MAME on my Ubuntu desktop, and I'd like to pin it to my launcher. The problem is that MAME always runs in fullscreen with no option to minimize it. What can I do?
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Unity lanucher bug - problem with stacked aps

I have problem with launcher, i'm not able to switch between running aps if they are piled - lets say i have 2x terminal running, when i click on terminal icon in launcher instead this window manager ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Chrome launcher icon

I have a Chrome icon on the launcher, for about 3 months it worked "fine", i mean, starting the application highlighted the icon. Lately happens when I start Chrome that a new Chrome window is added ...
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Apply changes or restart Unity dash/launcher/… without reboot or logout

I was in the situation that an application I had was not available in the Unity applications lens after I removed a custom .desktop launcher file in my home directory that had overridden the system-...
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How to make .tcl file directly executable from Launcher [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I use a program called ApE (A plasmid Editor) which I have to run directly from the Terminal using the following command; tclsh8.5 /home/justin/ApE/AppMain.tcl For ...
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Unity launcher not launching apps or opening links, need restart

I'm running 15.04. Since latest updates few days ago of ubuntu base and kernel, I have incurred in the following issue, which only happens occasionally at some point (and to resolve it I have to ...
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How to recover panel that desappeared after using compiz and windows decoration?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. After turning turning in (and off) windows decoration, the panel disappeared. I could recover the unit and the launcher, but the upper panel is missing. I have tried: dconf ...
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how to restore my program UI after using “ctrl+super+D” to show the Desktop?

I'm running Eclipse, and then I used Crl+Super+D to show the Desktop, now I can't see the Eclipse. I clicked on the Eclipse program and it says there is another copy running on.
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menu is broken now for me

After the last update my unity menu works incorrectly. If I click on any shortcut icon when window of program is below this menu. Click seems to work on window. Not on Launcher menu with shortcuts. ...
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How to change the Launcher icon of a Chrome app

A installed a Chrome app, ran it and locked it to the Launcher to run it easily in the future. PROBLEM: I don't like its icon. QUESTION: How to change the icon of a Chrome app? See also: How to ...
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Remove 1px transparent border from launcher [duplicate]

This was asked once before but the issue got closed calling it a bug or saying the question wasn't specific enough. I'm hoping there is someone who has an answer for this. I have the Ubuntu 15.04 but ...
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How to restore re-created default user directories to Files quicklist? [duplicate]

I deleted and later re-created the Documents folder in my home directory. It no longer appears in the Files quicklist. You can see in the screen shot below that several bookmarks are present among the ...
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uGet Double Launcher Icon (Duplicate)

How do I remove one of uGet icons? One of them doesn't have any description. This is the screenshot links. Many Thanks. Double uGet Icon No Description
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Lock to Launcher XAMPP graphical UI Control Panel

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . I installed XAMPP. It starts when I start my Ubuntu 14.04 Computer. How can I Lock to Launcher XAMPP graphical UI Control Panel?? Thanks
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How to create launcher in QuickList - Ubuntu, short way is better

I am using SQLite Studio, just download and use, it's not appear in the Dash. I used gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop to create icon in my desktop, how can I create a launcher in my "...
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move the launcher on the buttom on 15.04 64 bits

everyone know the about the launcher 15.04 64bits. I would love to move mine to the bottom of the screen. can some one out there maybe help me. thanks.
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Clicking on Home button opens a new window even though there is an open window

I click on Home button on launcher and open a window. Then I switch to another software. When I try to switch back to open window, clicking on Home button will open a new window. I doesn't show the ...
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Prevent unity launcher icons from highlighting across workspaces

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity DE and enabled the multiple workspaces. Now currently, when I open e.g. Firefox in workspace 1, move to workspace 2 and open a Terminal there, I still have the Firefox ...
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GNOME launcher and settings dissappeared

After a reboot the launcher or dock on the left vanished and hitting the super key no longer brings the launcher, search or focus back again. OI tried reinstalling tweak tools but it doesn't work any ...
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Wrong window gets focus from scale mode

Following Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application, when I do this: Click on an icon in the launcher of an opened application. ...
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Any possibility to hide the borderline on the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like to know,is there a way to hide the vertical borderline that's visible to the right side of the Unity launcher in Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks!
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Error log of launcher items

I created a launcher item by hand: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? Years ago output like this was in .xsession-errors but modern ubuntu seems to use a different file. If ...
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Creating .desktop files for wine applications

I have two different wine apps I want to place and run from Ubuntu's 14.04 launcher. For both I've created their own .desktop files and added both to the launcher. Icons look good, both are clickable ...
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Keep Python IDLE in launcher

I'd like to have an icon for Python's Integrated DeveLopment Environement (IDLE) in my launcher. When I've started IDLE via the dash, I can right-click on the icon and choose the 'Lock to Launcher' ...
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Add the Apps to the Ubuntu launcher [duplicate]

How can I add the applications icon to the Ubuntu launcher? I have tried in the search engine but I can't find a way to do it. For example, in mac, you can add the complete apps folder to the bottom ...
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Opera - open with smooth scrolling

I can launch opera manually from the CLI with smooth scrolling enabled like so: /usr/bin/opera --enable-smooth-scrolling However, if I launch opera through synapse or the unity launcher, opera will ...
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Auto hide launcher in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Vmware 10 on a Windows 10 host machine. I am fairly new to Ubuntu/Linux environment. Whenever I set the launcher to auto-hide, it never comes to the screen again, even ...
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The unity icons are missing in one /home directory and present in another

A friend has 2 disks. We used only 1 for a long time and partitioned it into a / partition for Ubuntu and a second /home partition for all his data. At some point all of his Unity icons disappeared ...
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Help with syntax and customization of .desktop files for Unity

I tried below, and it works as expected. Sandboxing Firefox in a volatile state through Firejail. Exec=firejail --seccomp --private firefox What is this for? And what does it do? Actions=NewWindow;...
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Why can desktop launcher not find a script that is in path?

I have added this file with permissions 755+x to ~/.local/share/applications [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=true Name=MyScript Icon=/path/to/icon.png Exec=myScript.sh myScript.sh is in /...
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Program opening up in the top edge of the screen, preventing it from being dragged

I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I didn't really know what to Google. I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 and sometimes when I open up a specific application, it opens up on the top left corner of the ...
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Hide other workspace apps

Is there a way to hide apps that are running on other workspaces, so that my 'Work' does not look all cluttered with apps useless me when I am on that workspace. Yes, I saw this question but it was ...
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15.04 boots without unity or menu

Was composing an email when notification of disconnection from wifi appeared. Couldn't reconnect wifi. I saved the email and rebooted to a black band across the bottom of the desktop wallpaper with ...
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ugly launcher icon for smartgit

When I open smartgit via the terminal i get this weird looking icon with a question mark in my launcher. When i go "add to launcher", close smartgit again and try to open it via the launcher, nothing ...
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Running apps indicators in the side panel with multiple monitors

Using multiple monitors (3 in my case), is it possible that indicators of running apps in the launchpad in each screen, will show only apps that are running in that screen. I mean, if there is a ...
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blank transparent window on startup unity 15.04

starting off my computer I noticed an unknown blank transparent window: what is this? it also looks like some preferences I had set have been lost (a specific resolution for a second monitor and ...
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sudo and gsettings

I have read some questions and answers regarding the behavior and some potential solutions to the following issue: When calling gsettings set to update the launcher, even though the command succeeds, ...
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How to invoke application from unity dash by its name in another language instead of by its command

I use different keyboard languages but I suppose unity dash runs applications by tying only English names by default. Is it possible to invoke applications also using user-set names in other languages?...
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How to Create a New file Association Involving Installed, Unlisted Application

I installed PureBasic on my laptop. PureBasic gives you Basic syntac on Linux, MacOS, and Windows. It come with its own IDE and compiler. The IDE is a special text editor that has many features. ...
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wrong reference to home user shortcuts in 'unity launcher

in my unity launcher the default Files icon points to the correct home directory; but if I try to reach the standard folders (Desktop/ Downloads/ etc. -) through the right-click shortcut it points to ...
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Cannot Add Menu Launcher With Menulibre

I'm admittedly new to the Ubuntu Dash, but I for the life of me can not seem to add an application to it. I can create the launcher and save it (apparently) in Menulibre, where I simply added it to ...
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Netbeans desktop shortcut file not working in Unity launcher, Exec command works in term

I've been having trouble with the Netbeans desktop file generated by the netbeans install script. The file in question, as found in the /usr/share/applications folder, is very simple: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 launcher intellihide [duplicate]

I was wondering is there any way I can set my launcher to intellihide? For example just like "docky", which hides whenever there is a window obstructing the dock? Thanks, Nazir
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Unable to hide the Unity launcher and set its reveal sensitivity automatically on startup of an Ubuntu 14.04 machine

As per my project requirement, I need to hide the Unity launcher (if present) automatically on startup of an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. If I run the command: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/...
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How to change the Firefox icon?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am currently using Firefox which is present on the Unity panel (or launcher). The problem is that the icon is a question mark. I want to change it to the standard Firefox ...
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Run application as root by default

I have just installed WebStorm on my Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The project I am working on uses git. If I run WebStorm from Launcher I cannot do a lot of things that need root permissions (of course). I ...
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Unity Launcher Crashes Computer When I have 2 instances of same program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop straight from Dell. They installed Ubuntu. I have a problem whenever I have multiple windows of the same application open. Say I have 2 terminal windows or ...
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Virtualbox 5.0.2-102096 Unity Launcher not hidden in full screen

I just updated to VirtualBox 5.0.2-102096~Ubuntu~trusty and now when putting the guest OS in fullscreen the Unity launcher stays over the top of the screen. This is a returning issue, but in a new ...
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Nautilus launcher icon no longer contains Places and Bookmarks on right-click (14.04.02)

I had nautilus crash (apport caught it, so I guess I can still locate the logs if it might help) the other day, and afterwards the icon on the side launcher opened a new 'identical' nautilus icon ...