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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How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner

I have installed ubuntu on a laptop for my mum. Before she had windows and could scan things. Now I did install the scanner software for a Brother DCP-195C. However to Scan I have to start the ...
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Join custom Terminal shortcut with Unity launcher icon

I've created a shortcut on the desktop which launches the terminal with a custom working directory. Here's the content: [Desktop Entry] Name=CM Terminal Icon=utilities-terminal Type=Application ...
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Can see part of desktop wallpaper when maximized

Whenever I maximize an application I can see a line of the wallpaper showing next to the launcher. I set the wallpaper to a pink gradient just so it would be easier to see in a screenshot but it is ...
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Chrome won't start from the launcher

I have Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit and chrome 64-bit. I can start chrome from the command line with google-chrome-stable and lock it to the launcher, but when I try to launch chrome from the launcher nothing ...
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.desktop shortcut fails to launch program

I have .desktop file on my desktop that serves as a launcher for my application. Recently, i changed the command line for that launch and now clicking on the shortcut gives no visible effect. Here ...
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Add launcher for emacs

I installed emacs-24.4 and I can run it from the terminal. However, while the process was running, I right-clicked the icon on the dash and chose the Lock to Launcher option. But if I click that ...
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Irrelevant tool tip text displayed in launcher for chrome

When i open any page on chrome and wrong tool tip text is displayed for it (tool tip text of a page i opened some time before) in the launcher. How do i get rid of this. I use ubuntu 14.04 32bit.
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how do I configure a local directory in a wine launcher?

ok, so I'm trying to make a portable launcher for my wine application... [Desktop Entry] Name= UMC Type= Application Terminal=true Exec= wine ~/data/Python/x86/python.exe loader.py 'x86' ...
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14.10 No menu bar or launcher after reboot [duplicate]

So I just upgraded to 14.10 last night and everything went smoothly. That is until I rebooted this morning to find a black screen and limited resolution on the cursor and the unlock box. I searched ...
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Unity launcher for Intellij duplicate after application loading

I create a launcher for Ingtellij Idea by writing a custom .desktop file. [Desktop Entry] Version=13.3 Name=Intellij Idea Comment= Type=Application Categories=Developoment,IDE ...
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How can I auto-hide the launcher via a script, when I maximize the browser?

I was trying to control Ubuntu 14.4.1 Launcher's behavior. I want it to auto-hide every time I have browser window like firefox maxmaized. I found this solution: #!/bin/bash ## Change value of ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c ...
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Reopening windows minimized with Super+D

I've noticed this a while ago and I have no idea what to do to fix it or even if this behaviour is expected. Lets say I have 3 gedit windows open. Then I keep working on the terminal, firefox etc. ...
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Add to the Ubuntu Main Menu all the files of a folder recursively

I have been using Launchy both in Windows and Lubuntu. I also have found other alternatives here: Executor/Launchy alternative for linux? However, Ubuntu 14.04 comes with a menu which looks quite ...
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How to launch Tor browser from the launcher

I just got Ubuntu 14.04 running smoothly. I like it, but am still a bit lost :) I need to install Tor browser and when I do, launched Firefox with the Tor button. On my mac, Tor browser installs as ...
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Why my application is running from CLI but not from desktop file?

I am writing a Vala application. And I'm using CMake to install it. I have a desktop file that is properly installed and displayed but when I run my application from launcher, it doesn't launch, ...
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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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Icon spacing/padding on unity launcher

As you can see from the picture, I removed the background light from the icons in the launcher. But now, it looks like there is too much space between the icons and the icons look small. Is there a ...
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Change a single icon in the Unity launcher panel?

I have a third-party application, (in this case, Oracle SQLDeveloper which is a java application), that I installed manually (i.e. not through apt). When I ran it, I selected to "Lock to Launcher" so ...
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How to add drive/partition-icon to the launcher?

My dualboot-system (win7 / ubuntu 12.04) has a ntfs-formatted partition called "/share" for files I use both in win7 and ubuntu (e.g. pictures, music etc.). I'd like to have a symbol of this drive in ...
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How to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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Launcher Icons Collapse

My launcher's icons collapse when I run out of space. How do I turn this off?
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dissapearing menu on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu and after I installed my NVidia driver package by using sudo apt-get install nvidia-current I relaunched my pc and everything seemed fine in the login screen but after I ...
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How to add Android Studio to the launcher?

I'm trying to install the android studio so that I can launch it from a launcher instead of via terminal. Can someone give specific instructions please? I think this is something to do with the ...
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chrome shortcut not working [duplicate]

Google chrome shortcut is locked in Launcher, but when i click it it does not open chrome. I have to open it from dash every time. But once it is launcher I can come back to it from other application ...
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How to install Aptana Studio 3 in Ubuntu 14.04? with Launcher shortcuts and Dash search?

I downloaded Aptana Studio 3 Standalone version and extracted the folder in it. I tried to give executable permissions to AptanaStudio3. But I could not. I guess it happened because of the partition ...
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icons for unity-folders

I found a program / application called Unity Launcher Folders here. It basically creates short cuts to other programs or web pages and organizes them on the launcher. Does any body know where to get ...
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Black screen with fglrx-updates (14.10)

The way was long and painfull until here, but... You will see The story: I wanted to upgrade my Laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. After applying the update I remembered the situation I was in: I had ...
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Launcher not over full length of screen

I want to change the appearance of my ubuntu launcher so that not the whole length of my left screen side is occupied. I would like it to be similar to this but on the left hand side of my screen. I ...
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Crashing when switching between aplication

When i have mutiple instance of any app like files mannager and i want's to switch between by clicking on the app the system was craching infact in first time system is stoping and throw an internal ...
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How to minimise Steam to the Unity panel (system tray)?

When I run Steam there are two icons, one in the Launcher and one in the Unity panel. How do I remove the icon on the Launcher? I just want an icon of Steam on Unity Panel. Clicking the close button ...
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Assign icon to launcher application

I know this question has been asked several times, but I revised all solutions I found and none has worked so far: alacarte to edit/create the icon from scratch. When I assign the icon, it shows, I ...
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Adding custom applications to Gnome launcher

Looking for a utility that allows me insert an item into the list of applications that GNOME knows about. For example: I have downloaded Eclipse EE (I have some very special plugins that I need to ...
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google chrome launcher isn't working

I just downloaded google chrome from official site of chrome, and installed it. Now I locked it to the launcher. There is an Icon of google chrome. But when I click on it, nothing opnes. I always ...
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League of Legends launcher crashes after login using PoL

I'm trying to log into League of Legends using PlayOnLinux, but after loading into the main client for several seconds it crashes. The PlayOnLinux debugger gave me this: [11/21/14 22:06:18] - ...
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How do I add Netbeans to the Unity launcher?

I have installed NetBeans 7.0 manually, because only 6.9 is available in Ubuntu Software Center. I tried to keep it in launcher, but after system restart it's gone. How can I permanently add it?
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Can I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows?

I don't know if this is a feature or a bug, but clicking on an active application's launcher icon doesn't minimize it. It is terribly inconvenient for folks using a persistent Unity bar to click ...
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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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How to remove Launcher and go back to desktop icons? [duplicate]

So can I go back to the old Menu Desktop. I would like the old desktop like in 9.04
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ubuntu 13.10 no launcher and no dash appears

I've the same issue in the question here. Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] It might be a duplicate question. But none of these answers ...
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Applications Launch but are not accesible

I just installed 14.04, new to Unity, I am able to launch applications, both from the launcher and the dash, but the window for the program (eg. Firefox, Skype ) behave as if minimized, am I missing ...
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How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand?

Will Unity allow making custom launcher icons from .desktop files or via menu editing system? (Right now the launcher doesn't give the option to "keep in launcher" on all programs. For some programs ...
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Change Launcher Prefereces 14.04 [duplicate]

How do I 'customize' the way the launcher appears and its position on the screen? I would like for it to be shorter so that it doesnt take up the left side of the screen... Help?
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desktop launcher for ssh terminal

I have 3 ssh terminals defined for 3 headless systems on my lan. I can launch them from a host terminal, but I would prefer to create a desktop file for each, so that I could put each one in the ...
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Import Gnome launcher icons into Unity, and have them shown in a menu

Finally moved to Unity from Gnome-classic (reason being mostly that Gnome seems to be discontinued, some iBus features don't work anymore, and Unity is less bugged in Ubuntu 14.04). However there is ...
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Unity Launcher at Bottom [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my system. I want to move my Unity Launcher to bottom. Because I don't like it on the left side. Is it possible? Thanks.
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Launcher minimization [duplicate]

I can open a program from the launcher, but I can't minimize that program by clicking on the same icon on the launcher, sometimes I would prefer to minimize an application from the launcher over ...
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Launch an application in Windows from the Ubuntu desktop

I'd like a write a shell script in Ubuntu that does the following: Boot up a Windows 7 guest OS in Virtualbox, if it isn't running already. Run a shell script in Windows, where the shell script is ...
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Google Chrome opens wrong [closed]

When I open Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04, 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 have open anymore. ...
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How to execute a script just by double clicking like .EXE files in Windows?

How can I make a bash script executable by double clicking just like .exe files in Windows? I tried creating a launcher and assigning the script to it, but there are two consequences: the terminal ...