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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make unity lancher remembers which apps are pinned to the it for each workspace

How can I make unity launcher remembers which apps are pinned to it for each workspace and automatically changes the Launcher when I switch between workspaces. Knowing that I'm using Ubuntu 15.04
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Launching a .sh file from a launcher

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 14.04. I am doing a school project where I need to use navigation stacks. At this point the navigation works fine. My problem at this time is: Before I can launch rviz and to ...
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old application launcher window in the repository

In older version of Ubuntu there used to be (in the repository) an application launcher window, that itself was a normal gtk application. It was just like the old control-center mentioned in How to ...
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How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus

How can I add a folder to the launcher for quick access to it. In this particular case I wish to drag it to the launcher.
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Disable/reduce time fade out animation dash

Is it possible to disable the fade out animation of the applications overview (dash) without using compiz and disabling all animations? I really like the animations in GNOME, but I it is really laggy ...
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15.04: Ugly icons in the Launcher

Using 15.04 since yesterday, one of the things I note is a number of icons portrayed strangely by the Launcher. Here are a few examples: I thought this was a resolution issue but zooming in one can ...
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slingshot-launcher not working on elementary os freya [on hold]

Whenever I run slingshot-launcher either from my terminal or by clicking "Applications" in the top left of my screen, it removes the focus from the current window as if it was opening something but ...
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How can I make an application appear under its own icon, when launched from a script?

I have a script that launches a number of Google Chrome windows through wmctrl. I created a launcher for that script and assigned a different icon to it. Problem is, every time Google Chrome is ...
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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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Unity launcher shows blacklisted unmounted partitions forever

"unlock from launcher" is ineffective - they all come back with the next boot. There is a workaround posted for Ubuntu 12.10 (see below) but this does not work for 15.04. This started after using ...
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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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Ubuntu Touch: how to create a launcher to start a shell script?

On my bq Aquaris E4.5 I want to create a launcher button for the App Scope to start a shell script. Is there an easy way to create such a launcher?
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Adding Folder shortcut to Launcher Ubuntu 14.04

I want to add some folder to the launcher so that I can access them at ease. How do I add shortcut to launcher?
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The Unity launcher panel disappears after a second

Today I gave up on starting Firefox using the launcher because every time I moved the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen, the launcher panel appeared, and immediately disappeared again (with ...
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How do I get executable indexed by dash/launcher?

I've recently downloaded Eclipse package, and uncompressed it to /home/me/Development/tools. I'm quite new to the new Ubuntu so I'm not sure how it works. I assumed that the launcher/dash (not sure ...
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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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How do I solve duplicate icons, slightly differently named, for MarvinSketch? [duplicate]

I am running on 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 and I have MarvinSketch installed (FYI Marvin is released as a .sh file). New MarvinSketch (or more specifically the Marvin suite to which MarvinSketch belongs) ...
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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 ...
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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Any search tool for LXDE menu?

I just installed lxde to boot into when laptop is using battery, but I really miss at least a simple search feature, I am used to Unity so I find myself losing too much time navigating on the menus, ...
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How to add a program that is not installed via APT/dpkg to launcher? [duplicate]

I installed Android Development Tools (you just download it and run the executable file inside a folder). I want to pin the ADT to the launcher, but I don't know how to do that. I tried to drag the ...
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Prevent overwriting blacklist for Unity.Devices when bringing system out of suspension

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have set a device blacklist for my Unity launcher to prevent my SD card's icon from appearing there: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices blacklist ...
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Where to create the desktop configuration file of an app so that it can be locked to launcher? [duplicate]

On GNOME desktop environment, I have added an app to favorites and I can launch the app from that list clicking on the icon of the favorites list. But when I launch, a similar icon of the app ...
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“Leftover” Application icons in Unity dashboard

I realized I installed the wrong version of Skype and uninstalled it using apt-get remove skype. Everything went well but when I launched my Unity dock, I could still see this file with the icon. Same ...
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CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
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Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
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How do i change the hold delay to move an unity launcher icon?

I need to increase the hold delay to move an icon in the unity launcher in ubuntu 13.10. How do i do that ? I need this because of latency of remote desktop access : a short click acts as a long one ...
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Reduce delay for re-clicking a .desktop entry in Unity launcher

I have a number of homemade desktop entries in my Unity launcher, and I perceive that after I click on any of them, the clicked item experiences a delay of 5 or 6 seconds before it will respond to ...
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How to have launcher on non-primary screen?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on one computer with two monitors. I've found the place in settings where I can set the "launcher placement" and the "primary" monitor (using the black bar); however, I ...
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How to modify app launcher bar for Guest account?

How are changes made to the application launcher bar for the Guest account? I installed Google Chrome, and I want the icon for it to appear on the launcher bar for the Guest account, and set Chrome ...
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How to set an icon for Eclipse?

I want to set icon for Launcher. it has file named icon.xpm, but its being ignored by the icon set wizard. I tried to change it to .ico file, but it is still getting ignore. any ideas?
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Combine setsid with .bshrc alias or launcher

To run program X, I currently have to type path/to/folder/X in my terminal. I made an alias in my .bshrc so I can type X directly, and I have created a launcher so I can access X directly from my GUI. ...
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Nautilus launcher second instance

A few days ago , there was this update . After applying it nautilus created a new icon in the launcher . It was kind of nice 'coz in the normal icon , if u click to maximize a window, it opens a new ...
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How do I add external usb disk to launcher (15.04)

My external usb disk used to show up in the launcher when I plugged it in. I stupidly unlocked it. How do I get it back in the launcher? This is Unbuntu 15.04.
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How can I hide the launcher when I press Super + S?

Pressing Super + S on Ubuntu with workspaces enabled activates a workspace switcher/expo thing (I'm not sure what it's called, exactly, so I'm not sure what to search for). One thing that's bothering ...
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Rename launchers

If you have an application running, you can right click on the item in the unity starter, select "Lock to Launcher", and the program will stay there even if it is closed. The problem is that the new ...
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after installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing

After installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing.Please check screen-shot I have already try moving .kde,cache and .local file but not got any success. Please help !
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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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Can't launch PhpStorm from unity only from a terminal

I have a program, PhpStorm, that i can launch from anywhere if i use the terminal, if i try to do from unity interface nothing happens. I have exported the <program_name>/bin path to PATH ...
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What does greater than shape mean in Unity Launcher?

Sometimes I find out that application I'm using at the moment has > (greater than) letter on the left of its icon in Unity Launcher instead of standard triangle. But in Ubuntu Documentation, there ...
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How do I reset my unity configuration on 15.04?

I've been googling many answers to this question, such as the various suggestions up and down http://askubuntu.com/a/202020/99436, and none of them are working for me. They might work for you. They ...
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How to remove the 'tile' background in the launcher icons?

First let me show my launcher :- I feel my launcher is made to look ugly by the 'square-tile-thing'(for the lack of a better word) thats behind the icon. I want the icons alone to be ...
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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue on which I am unsure of the root cause, as in whether it is an Ubuntu issue or a TeamViewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher set to auto-hide. When connected to it from a ...
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Add a mounted share to launcher

Is there a way to add mounted shares to the launcher (Ubuntu 14.10)? I prefer to do it via the terminal, but if there is a easy way to do it via the GUI it's also fine. My shares are at ...
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missing some icons in KDE 5 launcher and tray after installing unity

I have kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. last night I installed unity desktop using the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on my laptop. but after first restart I missed some of my application ...
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Programs opening but not visible [duplicate]

OS: ubuntu 14.04 LTS Processor: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz × 2 Graphics: Intel® 965Q OS type: 64-bit I have spent about a week researching a solution to my problem, which only occurred after ...
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Program Launcher is underneath all other windows

My program launcher comes in underneath any other windows that might be on the screen, this is really getting annoying can someone please help.
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Vertical gap at hidden launchers place even for maximized windows after upgrade

Original Image Link I have hidden launcher with auto hide option, and use docky. This strange gap started appearing after I did a dist-upgrade recently to update system. Is there any solution for ...
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Chrome shows two icons in Unity Launcher

I am a new Ubuntu user. I just installed 12.04. To get Chrome on the Launcher, I clicked the BFB and searched for Chrome, then dragged that icon to the Launcher. However, when I run Chrome, it creates ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 14.04

I was tried to put the launcher on the bottom with some tutorials that I saw on the internet. The problem is that after install some of them my launcher and dash are gone. But my files are still here. ...