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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Menu Bar and Launcher missing after installing updates (16.04 LTS)

I have Ubuntu running in a VirtualBox VM on both a Windows 7 host and also a Macbook Pro. Four times now (on two different hosts) after having successfully installed (auto-)updates, and restarted the ...
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16.04 Workspaces, Launcher placement stopped working

Everything was working correctly until I updated my Ubuntu 16.04 to the latest kernel, etc. running a dist-upgrade. After the update, my workspaces stopped working even though I tried to check, ...
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Aborted (core dumped) google chrome

Some days it started, whenever I tried to launch google chrome ($ google-chrome or $ google-chrome-stable) I got the fallowing: [16093:16116:0726/155648:ERROR:file_path_watcher_linux.cc(264)] ...
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Launcher and status bar missing after system update from Ubuntu 16.04

I was prompted by Ubuntu to update to the latest OS version and followed the automated procedure, nothing custom. When I rebooted after the update, I could only see the naked background image. The ...
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Ubuntu launcher disappeared - can only see maps on desktop

My ubuntu launcher disappeared. I can only see one map 'code' on my desktop. I can open this map but can't close/minimize or expand the browser window. How do I get my launcher back? Tried a lot ...
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How can I remove launcher drive icons?

I can't disable showing drive's icons in Launcher bar. I have looked for that option both in CCSM (it used to be in Experimental tab) and in dconf-editor (desktop->unity) and it is missing. How can ...
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Top Menu Bar and Launcher Disappeared after updating yesterday (16.04 LTS)

After installing regular system updates yesterday and rebooting, suddenly Launcher and menu bar are missing, Tried looking for answers under similarly titled threads but nothing I've tried seems to ...
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How can I hide a running program icon from the notification bar and Launcher?

What can I do for hiding a program icon from the notification bar and Unity Launcher?
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How to prevent external USB drive icon appearing in launcher?

When I attach a USB drive (or any external drive) an icon appears in the Launcher. Is there a way to prevent the USB icon from showing in Launcher? I know it is possible to right-click and select ...
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clicking one launcher adds instance on another launcher. how to seperate?

I have chrome and empty-chrome empty-chrome simply starts chrome from webdriver. I would like to have 2 different icons in the launcher. so I defined a new entry under /usr/share/applications/empty-...
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Python application has no icon in Unity launcher

I have written a Python application (with pygtk and pymozembed) which I use very often. In the Unity dash my application has an icon (as I definded in the .desktop file). But when I start it, there ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Eclipse launcher icon problems

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with the latest version of Eclipse installed from their website. In the Unity Launcher bar to the left, I can't get the icon for Eclipse to be anything except a question ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 launcher is missing after installing new updates

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 and every things was good. After installing new updates, lanucher, meues and top panel disappear when I login. I tried this commands: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ ...
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problem with eclipse in ubuntu 16.04

I Am a student , I installed ns3 simulator on ubuntu 16.04 successfully. and i install also Eclipse from a terminal by this command: sudo apt install eclipse-cdt and when i run eclipse by this ...
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How can I create launcher icon for PhpStorm?

I have PhpStorm on my PC, to launch it I have to go to phpstorm/bin/ and launch phpstorm.sh, how can I pin this to launcher so that I dont have to go into folders every time?
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lost the left side launcher and the clock in the upper right corner when I turned on the machine

I am using version 16.04. I have had no problems until this morning when I turned on the computer. The left hand launcher and the clock/menu in the upper right corner are missing. I have my splash ...
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Unity 16.04 accented letters don't show in dash, hud, and are replaced in window title bars

running 16.04 since its official release. Up to date. Since few days I have a problem with accented letters : in dash if I type « démarrage » on keayboard I only get «dmarrage» in the dash, same ...
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Cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to setup quick input method but I cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04. I can see the iBus option in the Language Support. How can I launch the iBus Preference window ...
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On initial login, running applications do not show in the unity launcher or ALT+TAB

This problem is fixed if I log out and log back in again, but comes back if I reboot the computer. I have recorded a video showing the problem: http://173.72.189.135/bug.mkv Thanks in advance for ...
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Updating PHP Storm leads to a “?” icon

I installed PHPStorm 2016.1 onto my system via cd /opt && tar -xzvvf file.tar.gz Then I ran the bin/phpstorm.sh from the command prompt and locked the resulting icon in the launcher. Then ...
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Unable to resize launcher icon in ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in Virtual Box. I am facing the launcher icon resize issue since yesterday. Hence I deleted the VM and installed a new instance. Facing the issue still. If I run unity it'...
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Black Window Borders and Black terminal in ubuntu 16.04

help me, I have installed Kali Linux tools and classic menu indicator in Ubuntu 16.04 and after restart all of my menus are lost, terminal is completely black and windows borders are also black, How ...
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How can I combine application launchers into one launcher icon?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My launcher is full of icons and I want to categorize it by creating separate folders for each category. Is it possible? If yes then please explain me how to do 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 home/matt/...
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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Adding a launcher item for a terminal program that has no UI

Please see the edit at the bottom! I have followed here for adding an item to the launcher. Here are the contents of my new .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=OpenRefine Comment=2.6-rc....
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Change Unity Launcher Style

I want to change my launcher to look like the one Kali Linux uses, as shown in the image: Is that possible ?
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HELP dash search screen fonts white and background transparent

I cannot see the text in launcher when windows are open behind, it is white and dash is not staying on top of everything. The text under each icon is white but this is a problem when window underneath ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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How can I add Processing to the Unity launcher?

Processing is an open-source language and environment for learning the fundamentals of electronic art and computer programming. Its Linux download package includes a file called processing that, ...
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After restoring minimized window it stays inactive (16.04 LTS)

Weird problem - probably something to do with Compiz and its plugins. Happens when I minimize a window, and restore it to its previous state by either clicking on the icon in the launcher. The ...
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Launcher icon duplicated when I launch Android Studio, why?

I have Ubuntu 16.04LTS with the default Unity desktop. Down the left hand side is the launcher bar/taskbar, with icons for all the apps I use. Above the ordinary housekeeping apps I have Eclipse and ...
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Just clicked “Restore Defaults” in Unity Tweak Tool and lost my launcher and panel

Please throw me a bone here...I did something like this last night and ended up having to reinstall 16.04 because I completely hosed Unity/Compiz. I was messing with some hotkeys in the Window Spread ...
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Launch app with Unity Launcher vs Terminal?

I have ubuntu 14.04 and ros indigo in my system. When I use any application (e.g. eclipse + PyDev or spyder) to run python code for ros (very simple code such as import roslib). If I launch the app ...
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how to drag a folders or files on an application?

I'd like to enable my users to drop folders (from nautilus) onto our custom applications (chromium based). To my surprise I realize that users have little to no possibility to figure out the path to ...
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How to change the size of the Launcher [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Launcher bar is so large that it's currently taking about 7.5% of my total screen. How can I change the size of the Launcher bar to make it whatever size that I want?
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Why does Astrill VPN client have no panel icon and no memory between each runtime?

I just got a new computer and installed version 3.2 of Astrill's VPN client for debian based linux OSes. It runs fine and created an icon on the desktop, but: a) there is no panel icon when it ...
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Programs launch to wrong display

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and have the desktop spread across two displays: Sometimes when I start a program from the launcher on the BenQ display, the window will open on the laptop display. This isn'...
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Issue with “Unable to access address of buffer” MInecraft 1.10.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

I have scoured the web for an answer to this problem. And I keep coming up with this vague as all else answer: For reference for anyone else having this issue, go to edit profile. In the ...
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wrong icon in launcher

The desktop file specifies Icon=/path/name.xpm But the actual icon is This is the icon before I specified Icon in desktop file. For some reason the icon never get refreshed, even across reboots. ...
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Installing MATLAB and its launcher icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add Matlab to main menu Hello, I am trying to install MATLAB. I got it installed, but I am having a hard time getting the launcher icon to work using the instructions ...
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Activating Matlab from Command line and from Launcher [duplicate]

When I type Matlab (without sudo) on the command line for the shell, matlab properly opens. Then, on the left pane in Ubuntu 16.04, I tell Ubuntu to lock Matlab to launcher. However, when I try to ...
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Dash cant find music, videos and pictures

I use the ubuntu dash(launcher, starter?....) often to open documents and of course programs. I would like to open videos etc. with it too, but everytime I open the picture, video or music tab, it ...
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Programs requiring SUDO authentication not launching from Unity search launcher and Synapse [Ubuntu, 16.04]

So, basically what's in the tittle. I can execute any installed program with both Synapse and Unity, but if it requires SUDO authentication (like Synaptic, Y-PPA manager) it doesn't launch. It's ...
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Ubuntu Unity Start Icon Location

I have been working on an Ubuntu "Virtual Machine", kind of a virtual desktop. But I need the start icon's location, the button that sits at the top left corner. Here is an link to the site, note: you ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - no Unity, no Launcher, no Dash

After my latest sudo apt-get upgrade the launcher and the start bar on the left-hand side did no longer appear. Also, the Terminal did not load up when pressing CTRL + ALT + t. Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, ...
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How can I fix program icons that appear as a question mark in the Launcher?

In the left side of the screen there are icons: Software Center, Ubuntu One, etc. System icons can be seen but icons of the programs that I have installed can not be seen. Rather there is a "?" for ...