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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Ubuntu launcher bar resets automatically everytime I restart computer

Hi I tried to delete/remove gstreamer from my Ubuntu. In process I think I deleted some gnome plugin or some other important plugin. Now everytime I restart my computer, the icon bar resets. (The ...
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Creating an application launcher icon for Android Studio

I currently launch android studio by going to /path-to-android-studio/bin and running ./studio.sh and it works fine. However, I want to create a launcher on the Dash and side menu for launching it ...
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My Unity Launcher has changed, has yours?

In the last week or two application icons in the Unity Launcher which have a 'badge' Thunderbird for unread mail, Chromium for downloads etc. have changed. Previously the number would be in a lozenge ...
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No menu bar, no launcher, no default apps in desktop folder

I have tried: sudo service lightdm restart and sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and finally sudo apt-get install unity But nothing happened except writing a bunch of ...
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How to add launchers near username in whisker menu (upper right corner)?

Subj. Currently, there are two items: "all settings", "lock" and "log out". I want to add another one, power off. I created a new item through "edit applications", copied everything from logout ...
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How to prevent file owned by root when using `sudo gedit`

When using gedit , i always need to edit file in /etc/ or /usr/ which need to be root. So i created a Launcher shortcut on the left with command sudo gedit. So every time i click the icon on the left ...
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Trigger jiggle animation on icon in Unity launcher

The synopsis of my project is to schedule a notification and force the icon that appears in the Unity launcher to keep jiggling perpetually (until I become aware of it and deactivate it). Running ...
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My install of 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMare not working correctly

I installed 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMware. The launch bar is not visible, icons sometimes appear but are garbled, links work. How do I get launcher to appear? Also when I use VMware full screen ...
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How can I disable these advertisements in the launcher in 14.10? [duplicate]

This looks like a great launcher (although I can't tell what the name of it is. Please edit this question and title to reflect its real name if you like). I wanted to run Sublime Text. How can I ...
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Missing launcher

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. Suddenly, my launcher and top menu bar went missing. I have rebooted but no success. I have done a unity --reset without resolving anything. The interesting thing is ...
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Can not unlock from and lock to Launcher

I just use dd -ip /dev/sda -op /dev/sdb to clone my old disk to new disk, and boot from my new disk. All the things remain the same except that applications in Launcher changed back to default. Why? ...
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Icons On Launcher and Taskbar Different

A few days ago, this issue started popping up: Whenever I log in to Ubuntu, the icons in the Launcher bar and the Taskbar look kind of strange. Unlike the neat icons Ubuntu came with, these icons are ...
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.desktop launcher doesn't have the same environment variables

I have a shell script, for which I want to have a Unity launcher. The shell script uses gradle to build a project and deploy it on a server. I had it working fine, because I managed my gradle ...
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Why do portable app icons disappear from Unity launcher after restart?

I downloaded SublimeText and placed it in my home folder. I locked sublimetext to the Unity launcher, but when I restart my PC the icon disappears from the launcher. Why is this happening? Can I ...
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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How to restore accidentally removed Launcher icon for external drive in Unity?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit: I used to get an icon for my portable drive on insertion. I have accidentally lost this by clicking on 'Unlock from Launcher' instead of 'Eject'. Now this icon does not appear ...
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I want to print a user specified number of labels without opening Libreoffice

I'm using Ubuntu in a restaurant. In this case I'm using a Brother label printer to print "Use By" date labels. To print one I can use the command libreoffice -p ~/Desktop/TestLabel.odt I have this ...
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.sh command not working in a desktop launcher

I'm using a desktop launcher to run a.sh script. In a.sh I'm calling another script b.sh using another user using this command sudo -u userB /home/userA/Documents/b.sh. But for some reason it's ...
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App is accessible through Unity Launcher but can't access through terminal

I had installed Sublime Text 3 a few months back, and using some online resource I had made it accessible through Unity Launcher(unfortunately, I don't remember which resource, or how I did it). So, ...
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How to change icon for mounted devices in Unity/Nautilus?

When I mount a my phone, Unity set this icon (or one like it) in its Launcher: /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/multimedia-player.svg Nautilus show this icon (or one like it): ...
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How can I get the fast desktop back? [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 10.10 running on my PC for a long time, and I was quite happy with the desktop performance (i.e. almost no lag while moving windows or shortcuts like alt+tab andctrl+alt+t all was so fast ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing Nvidia Cuda

Current situation: After login, no Launcher, no Dash, no Icons appear, just the wallpaper (Desktop PC, Nvidia GTX 560 Ti, Ubuntu 14.04). How did I get into this bad spot? I installed CUDA (and some ...
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Starting eclipse from unity launcher

I downloaded the eclipse from its site. And extracted in home folder. For the first time when I opened it, it worked fine. Then I locked it to launcher. Now it's not starting when I click on launcher ...
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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How can I prevent people to see what application(s) I have opened?

I don't want people to see what applications I have opened. I would like to be able to instantly hide the windows with a shortcut key combination, so I can save my work afterwards. I also want to hide ...
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Unity and launcher not loading, but short cuts dont work to

I know there is a lot of questions about that issue, but none of the solutions worked for me, because I can't even open a terminal. I can loggin in either my account or the guest account, but both of ...
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Running Sublime 2 from the launcher opens Sublime 1 version

I previously had Sublime 1 installed on my system. I subsequently installed Sublime 2. I unpinned Sublime 1 from the launcher, opened Sublime 2, and pinned it to the launcher. However, when I run ...
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How to add Google Calendar as a Unity launcher?

Despite that I am able to create Unity launchers for Google Keep, Play Music, Inbox & Drawing; the same does not work for Google Calendar. I added Google Calendar to my Chrome as an application ...
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making slingscold my default dash home/search engine

I have recently installed slingscold, an app launcher that navigates your applications. and now, I want to make it my default dash so that when I press the super key, I will get slingscold instead of ...
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Can I create a launcher for keyboard shortcuts?

Just to clarify, I do not want to create keyboard shortcuts that run desktop icons. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut that, when clicked, runs a keyboard shortcut combination? I find the ...
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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How do I fix my minecraft? It says its not executable [duplicate]

The file /home/sean/.minecraft/launcher.jar is not marked as executable. I get this error whenever I try to load the launcher.jar in my .minecraft folder but then when I right-click, properties, ...
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Custom launcher not showing up in 'applications'

I created a desktop launcher, to open Nautilus as root. It does not show up in the activities search or in All applications. How can I fix this? [Desktop Entry] Name=Files (Admin) Comment=Access ...
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Ubuntu unity launcher numbers to be always shown

When I hold the 'super' key on my keyboard, it shows me numbers over the launcher icons so the super+number combination would jump to the application. I tend to forget numbers, and holding the 'super' ...
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Ubuntu 14 dual monitor, dual launchers - weird launching behavior

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my computer (Pentium G3258 with integrated Intel HD Graphics only) and I have connedted two displays: 22 inches monitor(DVI) plus projector(HDMI) (I run it for movies ...
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How to Move Bottom Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS [duplicate]

I want move unity launcher to bottom. I tried sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paullo612/unityshell-rotated sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unityshell-rotated libnux-1.0-0 ...
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So many user apps, but only a few on launcher, why not a launcher page or a command to install on launcher? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, have v. 14.04. I look on installed apps page and see user apps installed but find no way to access them, and no way to place an app link in the launcher, why is this? People would ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 no desktop after kernel update to 3.18.1

Using 14.10 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. Everything was working fine after installing ubuntu 14.10. Then 1 or 2 weeks ago after a normal update, some applications started crashing ...
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How can I get a program I run in Wine to lock to my launcher?

I installed Evernote with Wine on Ubuntu 14.04, and it works great. I'd love to have the icon stay on the Launcher for speedy access, but when I right-click and select that option, all I get is the ...
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Two Matlab icons in Dash [duplicate]

I installed Matlab R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit without any problems; however the default entry in the dash could not be pinned to the launcher, so I sought an alternative solution and wrote my ...
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Unlocking applications from launcher from the command line

In order to automatically configure fresh installations, I need a way to unlock the default applications from the launcher bar. Don't know where this information is stored, may be editing/substituting ...
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No dash, no launcher in Ubuntu 14.10

I am presented with the same issue that the one described here: no dash and no launcher upon login. I am creating a new question though because the solution doesn't resolve the problem. Note that I ...
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Where to create Desktop entry for Eclipse?

I recently installed eclipse and also created desktop entry file in /usr/share/applications location as shown in this video Install Eclipse Luna for Java EE in Ubuntu 14.04 but it didn't work. ...
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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How to install Teamspeak 3 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I was follwing this video but at some point the guy just right-clicked his desktop and had a "Create a starter" option, I don't have that option so I thought about making a launcher using: sudo nano ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 64bit X windows has no icons

Hi I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 for a while now. It boots into X windows (Ubuntu desktop by default). Suddenly now the purple background is still the same, the mouse moves but there are NO icons, ...
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Not allowed to close a window after clicking the icon on the laucher

After clicking the icon of the application on the launcher I am not allowed to close when hovering over one of the windows and it is not focusing on the one my mouse is over,and I saw that it is ...
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How to close one of two minimised ovelapping laucher icons?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem I have to close a window that is minimized without maximize it and it's icon is overlapping with another one on the launcher so I can't close one without ...
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Creating shortcut to PyCharm problem

I followed this question How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? and it helped me a lot. I still have one little problem, when I launch the program, it does open but the icon slides to somewhere ...
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Doesn't open software updater on ubuntu 14.10

It's showing in the launcher the software updater. That means it has new updates. But i press it and can't open it! The only thing i can do is right click and install updates, or close it and go ...