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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Getting the launcher to display on the console

I've been battling with this for a while now, re-installing gnome, lightdm, unity defaults and so on. The symptoms are: Reboot Log in to console Blank screen - no menu items on side-bar Right-click ...
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Always minimize to the dock (Plank)

Edit: after a bit more testing, it seems that it's mostly random, but dependent on where it was started. When I click on application shortcuts on a dock to open them, and then click again after ...
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Run Matlab with a desktop launcher

I'm trying to make a desktop launcher for Matlab in order to run it from the desktop. This is how my desktop entry looks like: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application ...
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Blank desktop in ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

Am getting a blank desktop and am unable to see my terminal after installing oracle virtual box need help!!!
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unity --replace Async Shell - Update Icon of Running Application

So I figured out how to update the icon of a running application. After doing the change the icon doesn't apply right away. I then launch terminal and then run unity --replace, running this flashes ...
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My custom launchers are highlighted in Docky when Chrome is launched

I've had this problem for a while, but for some reason it just irritated me more than usual today. I have Google Chrome pinned to Docky, as well as several custom launchers for various programs not ...
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Auto Make launchers of apps on desktop [duplicate]

Hello Dear ubuntu utilizers. I frequently install apps because I am fan of using different apps. I install so much apps that I even forget their names and then when I need them, I have to search all ...
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Upgrade to 14.10 and video drivers… no menus or dash

Finally managed to get a 14.10 install to stick, but there's no side menu and no top-right power button or menu there. If I launch a program (like use a folder to navigate to and launch a media file), ...
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Google Chrome opens in a new window in a new launcher icon

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 any ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 update = ugggg, no unity

I bought all new hardware after a processor fail. Got more than what was needed for typical life sciences stuff. Intel i7 quad 4GHz, Nvidia 970, 16GB RAM, SSD (because the Google Android dev takes so ...
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How do change the path of an application that launches from the launcher?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm in Unity. I recently installed package control for sublime text and this annoying error message about the LANG variable not being set keeps popping up. This is not true ...
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Cairo sub-docks

When I install Cairo and i didn't change anything of Cairo sub-dock it looked like the Unity one: But now I can't restart that behavior and looks like this: So how can i restore the original ...
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How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How can I create launchers on my desktop? I want to add some shell scripts in my launcher as shortcuts.. ...
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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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In the launcher, one program is appearing as another [closed]

I launched emulator from terminal. In the launcher, instead of appearing as emulator icon, it is appearing as a window of gedit. Does any one know what can be the reason. System info: Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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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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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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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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display managers not working on 14.04 [duplicate]

I tried the things in the answer this supposedly is the same as, to no avail. I upgraded to 4.10, hoping that would fix the problem, but it made the unity problem worse. I've had a deadline ...
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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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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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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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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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Launcher auto-hide not working Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I generally have the unity launcher in auto-hide mode. Problem starts if the desktop has been locked and then unlocked. Then the unity launcher does not disappear again.
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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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Can't start gvim from the launcher

I don't know why I've been having so many problems with gvim lately, but now I can't start it from the launcher. I click on it, and it glows and pulsates for awhile, but after a few seconds it stops ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I put more applications in a Unity icon?

Is it possible to 'enclose' more than one application in a single Unity icon/button? In order to keep under control the number of buttons on launcher, it will be very useful to me to store some ...
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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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How to add Minecraft to the Unity launcher?

I'm having trouble getting Minecraft to launch when I add it to the launcher. If the game is running, I can right click on the icon in the launcher and select "keep in launcher" and the icon stays, ...
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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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How can I either lock items in the launcher OR restore a set of items in the launcher?

I admin a batch of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop machines in a public library (they are diskless and boot via DRBL). Sometime users (I'm guessing kids) remove icons from the launcher. I want to either prevent ...
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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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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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Panel apps try to launch in xterm, even though it isn't installed

I have some panel applications that launch terminals, but when I click on them, they say xterm failed. Well yeah, xterm isn't installed, nor do I want it. I want mate-terminal to come up instead. How ...