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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Add program to the application launcher widget in KDE plasma desktop for Kubuntu 14.04

I would like to add Ipython qtconsole (for Python3) to the application launcher in the bottom panel at the KDE plasma desktop. I currently have three applications in the launcher: chromium browser ...
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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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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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How to create a launcher for Wine in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

How does one create a launcher for an application in Wine under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? Instructions at "https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine" say, 'right click on the desktop and select "Create a ...
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changing unity dash icon

I tried to change the unity dash icon in /usr/share/unity/icons. I downloaded a .png with the same size and renamed it and copy-pasted to the folder, so I replaced the launcer_bfb.png with the new ...
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Chrome won't start from the launcher

Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, chrome 64-bit. I can start chrome from the command line with "google-chrome-stable" and lock it to the launcher. When I try to launch chrome from the launcher nothing happens. ...
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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 side bar and navigation disappers

I've got a very strange problem: when changing application through the launcher (eg taskbar in windows) and the top navigation ( close, file, edit bla bla) disappears and Alt+Tab stops working. After ...
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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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Can I stop NFS shares appearing in the launcher?

I have about half a dozen NFS shares mapped to my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Each one of them shows up as an icon in the Unity Launcher. This is unnecessary and annoying - they take up a fair bit of space, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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