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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Launcher icons are invisible after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I am re-purposing an old laptop. I installed 11.10 on it and then immediately upgraded to 12.04. (I could not directly install 12.04 as my system does not support PAE.) When my system was (briefly) ...
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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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Hide the Unity Launcher, when an application is maximized

I would like to hide the launcher only when an application goes maximized. This would be really useful when using my browser, because I could have that additional space. Auto-hiding the Launcher isn't ...
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menu bar and launcher missing in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

i have upgraded ubuntu desktop from 12.10 to 13.04 since then i cant see the menu bar or launcher , but i am able to open the terminal using keyboard shortcut when i use the guest log in there is no ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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Can we make active applications (that don't have assigned launcher icons already) near the Dash launcher/

When running an app that is not already defined as a launcher icon under the Dash icon, a new icon always pop up at the bottom of the vertical string of assigned icons. Is it possible to make the ...
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Task bar and Launch bar disappearing Ubuntu 14.04

Seconds after its starts that the task bar and the launch bar were disapeared. And it get me unable to reboot, to close apps and access to application launcher. I think that is probably an update ...
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How do I remove the launcher from my second monitor display?

My workspace extends, and is not a mirror or copy of original display, but I still get the vertical purple Icon launcher bar on both screens and see no way to remove it. Please advise!
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Way to disable launcher-popups without installing new software?

I'd like to disable the pop-up that appears when I move my mouse over a Launcher-Icon. The popups always cover up stuff I'm trying to look at. In this screenshot, I want to disable the popup that ...
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Unity launcher does not find executable

When I try to seek some executable application by the Unity Launcher it not found any application! I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Example: I press the super key and type "Firefox", but he seeks no ...
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How to append arguments to launch an application with specific parameters from Unity Dash or shortcuts?

I need to append parameters to Chromium launch in order to disable SSL v3 due to recent vulnerability refered as Poodle: --ssl-version-min=tls1 How can I add this parameter in order to: Launch ...
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plank has duplicate icons for added launchers in LXDE

I am on Lubuntu and just installed plank for a dock. I have figured out how to remove launchers by dragging and dropping and the go [poof] in a cloud, and I figured out how to add by right clicking ...
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Where is the documentation for the .desktop unity launcher file format?

I recently asked this question as I could not google the documentation for how .desktop files should look like. Does such documentation exist? Where is it?
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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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Removing shadow between launcher and panel

How do I remove that shadow? Looks very ugly.
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how to get the update manager window visible?

I can see from the launcher that the Update Manager is running - it has the little triangle by it. However, I am having trouble seeing the window. If I click on it from one desktop, it switches to ...
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Launcher for a specific Chromium profile in Xubuntu?

What is the command to add into a Xfce launcher that would start a specific Chromium profile?
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How can I group applications in one launcher icon? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a kind of folder in the launcher that if your mouse is on top of it a menu will appear so I can bundle my programs in groups. For example, I want to group my creative ...
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Remove Launcher icon gloss [duplicate]

How can I make the icons in the image of a launcher and desktop look the the icons on the launcher to the far left? It only applies that glossy overlay with darker themes and I'm trying to use ...
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Different icons for multiple profiles in Chrome apps

TL;DR having Chrome apps icons for multiple Chrome profiles in the Unity Launcher isn't possible due to a Chrome bug. Is there a dock/launcher/whatever that doesn't suffer from that bug? Using ...
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Saving file in Chromium activates launcher

Whenever I save a file in Chromium, the launcher is activated and the Chromium logo shakes around indicating a new window has opened. In doing so it takes the focus off of the newly launched save file ...
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Change the Unity launcher search provider

If I enter a term that gives no hits in Applications etc. I will automatically redirected to the Yahoo search page. How can I change the search provider there? I found out, that the content-search ...
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How to hide Unity launcher from one workspace?

I want to keep launcher active only in main workspace. E.g. I like to keep Citrix window in full display mode without launcher (in workspace II).
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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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Ubuntu Tweak unable to edit quicklists, Ubuntu 12.04.5

Hello! I've got fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.5, 32 bit and the latest Ubuntu Tweak version 0.8.7 from the stable PPA. The Quicklist Eitor seems to be unable to do anything with the quicklists: ...
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How do I set gvim as default application? [duplicate]

I compiled and installed vim 7.4 in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to set gvim as the default application for all text and C/C++ files. I tried : Right click > Open With Other Application. But couldn't find ...
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Xilinx ISE Unity Launcher

I am trying to create a Unity launcher for Xilinx ISE 14.7 in Ubuntu 14.04. Here's what I have done so far: I installed Xilinx ISE 14.7 to ~/username Created a run_ise.sh script with the following ...
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Running apps won't show in launcher

I just installed Ubuntu to my friend's computer, and used the same DVD I which I used to install Ubuntu on my laptop (64-bit). On friend's computer (my laptop is working), if I launch an app from ...
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Autohide launcher does not work ubuntu 14.04

Altough I've setted to autohide sometimes this feature does not work. After restarting it works but after a short period of time again stops autohiding. Any shortcut to hide launcher? Or how to ...
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How do I add applications to the Unity launcher?

How do I add apps to the Launcher?
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How to add programs to the launcher?

How can I add new programs to the launcher in Ubuntu?
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How do I add a custom launcher?

I started by searching guides. I found this guide but neither of the main methods works anymore in 11.10. The first solution, I have created the desktop file, however the file location given as ...
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Unable to run custom Launcher entry which should run app as root

I'm trying to add an option to my Launcher which would open the application as root. My /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop entry looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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association window <-> .desktop file <-> launcher entry

I'm trying to integrate my JS code with unity using low level dbus messaging. I'm able to set launcher icon properties (progress, count, menu etc) for known .desktop files ( for example, ...
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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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Cannot add an application to the launcher

I've downloaded Eclipse and I want it to be on my fast-launching dash bar but the problem is that, as you all probably know, Eclipse does not install but is inside a normal archive. So I tried to ...
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How can I create launchers on my desktop?

In older versions it was easy to create a launcher on my desktop all i had to do is right click on my desktop and select the create launcher option. But on 11.10 the option disappeared from the menu.. ...
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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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Move the launcher to bottom in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am not familiar with the Ubuntu 14.04 and am also trying Ubuntu for the first time. Is there any way to move the launcher to the bottom or right or top?
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Desktop shortcut and lock to launcher for phpstorm failed to launch program

I have just installed phpstorm, phpstorm can be opened via command line but I can't open the program via launcher or desktop shortcut and nothing error shown. - My phpstorm.desktop code : [Desktop ...
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Alternatives to StartupWMClass in .desktop

is there any alternative to StartupWMClass in order to group a java application under the same launcher in unity? My problem is related to the fact that some applications, such as SqlDeveloper 4, ...
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How do I use a shell command as a launcher shortcut? [duplicate]

The following command from terminal works perfectly: sh /home/flux/Downloads/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh How would I go about adding this as a shortcut, so I can open ...
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Copy the Unity launcher from one user to all users

I would like to add state of art of Unity launcher as template for creating minimal state of art of other users. I was found method how to add apps into template, but not method, how to extract ...
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script.sh run differently when manually opening terminal and when using .desktop launcher

I have a script file script1.sh as shown below: #!/usr/bin/env bash cd /home/userA/scripts . r1.sh when I manually open a terminal and run it using . script.sh it works fine. But when I created ...
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Why can't I find ubuntu-restricted-extras in the menu?

So I installed the restricted extras but I can't open them nor find them anywhere. I've typed it in the search bar..still nothing. It says its installed but I can't find it anywhere.
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Desktop Launcher executing a sequence of commands after opening a terminal

I've created a .desktop launcher as shown below which successfully opens terminal. What I want to do next is to run the following commands such as cd home/userA/scripts then ...
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Launcher is not fully visible

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my Launcher is not fully visible in auto-hide mode. It was visible before adding some Applications in it. Its not showing the active Applications. I don`t know why it is ...
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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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Getting window-icon to work with Zenity

I am having a weird problem with Zenity. I've never used Zenity before, so this could be a mistake. If I type the command zenity --question --text=QUESTIONGOESHERE ...