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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Multiple chromium icons in launcher of 14.04 LTS

EDIT 2014-04-19: To add a little extra context to my question, these are the original instructions I followed ...
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Steam entry missing text in Unity 13.10 dash after upgrade

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and switched from using KDE to Unity. When I search for the program Steam in the Unity dash, it's entry (leftmost in the screenshot) does not contain any text and ...
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How to remove all device icons from Unity launcher in 13.10?

How to remove all drives icons from Unity launcher in 13.10? Old trick with dconf-editor does not work anymore. I can remove any entry from com.canonical.Unity.Launcher.favorites, but not ...
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Only show launcher on specific workspace?

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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Two launcher entries for Skype after Skype-wrapper installation

I installed skype-wrapper because the Skype default icon looks awful with the rest of the unity bar (and I like the integration), and uninstalled the sni-qt package to remove the normal Skype icon. ...
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Unity launcher fails to auto-hide after 15 minutes of use

My Unity launcher is set to Auto-hide and hides however, about 15 minutes into using it, it just stops hiding and sits on top of my windows. I see here many are experiencing a problem with the ...
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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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Open apps can not be activated after a while

I just bought a system 76 kudu pro with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. When I have a few applications open and haven't used some of them for a while and want to use them again, it won't work. The apps are ...
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How to hide unity launcher border line

I'm on 14.04. I have my launcher on full transparency and I've hidden the containing boxes, and to complete the picture and have the icons completely hovering, it'd be nice to hide the border line or ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 scroll to focus on launcher behaviour broken

Back in Ubuntu 13.10 if you had multiple windows of the same application open and scrolled over that application's launcher icon it would bring up all the open windows one by one. Now in Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen

I have had this issue with Ubuntu 13.10 and now 14.04 LTS. When I first boot up, everything is good, but after a while, the Gnome 3 launcher is displayed in the center of the screen when I display ...
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Launch app only if not already open

I would like to mimic the use of Alfred on Mac OS X, where if you try to open an app after searching for it, it will only open a new window if the program is not already running, otherwise it will set ...
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Settings and configurations are not saved on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. Whenever I rearrange the launcher icons they reset to their initial order after a reboot. Also, although I can change the time and date settings, none of the changes ...
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Unity is *always* visible, no matter what app I'm using

I have used Unity for a bit, but I have never encountered this. Any full screen (games, lock screen, etc) app, the Unity sidebar and the top bar are always visible. Thankfully, they don't work. ...
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Add a persistent progress bar to launcher icon

I'm trying to write a script (python) to add a progress bar to an launcher icon. When I execute my script the icon changes, then my script exits and it changes right back. How do I change the icon in ...
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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Is it possible to open everything in a Unity drawer by a keyboard shortcut?

I have started using Drawers. I have a drawer that contains dragged and dropped files. I want to open everything in the drawer via a shortcut key. Is this possible? I tried to select all items in ...
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Ive just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 same issue: no Menu, No launcher, but no Unity checkbox in ccsm

Using my Toshiba Satellite L350D I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and now dont have access to Launcher or top Menu bar. Ive tried following the solutions both here: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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Unity Web Apps create duplicate icon in the unity sidebar

This behavior extends to all installed Unity Web Apps using Chromium. After a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 the apps were working correctly and selecting a web app from the sidebar would result in an ...
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Thunderbird new email count not displayed in 13.04

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, Thunderbird (17.0.5) no longer displays the number of new emails in the Launcher. The notification menu still displays as the emails come in, but there is no ...
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How are problems with the Unity Launcher debugged?

I easily added an Intellij IDEA launcher icon, and locked it (IDEA creates the .desktop file). Using the .local/share/applications/jetbrains-idea.desktop as an example it was easy to add another ...
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Lost the Hard Drive Icon from the Launcher

I unlocked the C Drive icon connected to the Launcher. Once I moved it onto the desktop, it disappeared. In attempting to create an new icon, I was asked to create a mount point. The mount point ...
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Remove Unity Icon when 'Unlock from Launcher' does not appear

I recently installed the LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 meta package via the Ubuntu Software Center. This does not contain LibreOffice Base, so I installed it separately via the Ubuntu Software Center as well. ...
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Is WIndows 7 style access to grouped windows possible in Ubuntu 12.04 unity 2d?

Selecting grouped windows with a mouse is highly inconvenient. Let's say I have two firefox windows open and I want to select one of the two with a mouse. I have to click on the firefox launcher then ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility to ...
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Launcher in Unity opens application in another icon

I have an application locked to my launcher. Whenever I click on it or use the normal Exec=..... in the .desktop, it works perfectly. I have recently added a quicklist option in the launcher. Whenever ...
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How to get Launcher to show All Instances of an Application

This bug was fixed shorty after 12.04 was released. Well, I liked the old behaviour, especially showing ALL instances of an application on ALL desktops when doubleclicking the launcher icon. How do ...
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With Nvidia proprietrary drivers cannot choose monitor launcher appears on

It's awesome that unity now let you choose in which monitor you want the unity launcher to apear. However, once I've install the nvidia privative drivers I can't chose anymore. I force what normally ...
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Unable to set my own icon for launcher item in 12.04

I use the Faenza icon collection in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with no issues. I decided to change my Gimp launcher icon, so I made my own (gimp-ak.png) and added it, and its appropriately sized derivatives, ...
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Reopening windows minimized with Super+D

I've noticed this a while ago and I have no idea what to do to fix it or even if this behaviour is expected. Lets say I have 3 gedit windows open. Then I keep working on the terminal, firefox etc. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Thin line between window decoration and launcher

I did not notice until I recently changed my wallpaper, but there seems to be a thin line (maybe 1 pixel) between the unity launcher and a maximized window (see attached screenshot). This problem ...
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eclipse.desktop launcher in /usr/share/applications locked in dash just launches eclipse, but the window is opened in another icon

Ubuntu unity opens a new icon in dash every time i open eclipse, don't mind if i just execute it from the binary or if i created a desktop file. I also reset unity without exit.
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Inconsistent icons in Ubuntu Unity

   I've downloaded IntelliJ Idea, then just unziped it and run it by execute idea.sh in terminal and made a new project. I wanted to see what would happen if I simply right click on ...
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Add two Eclipse icons in launcher

I have 2 versions of Eclipse downloaded on my 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I use both for different purposes, so they have different plugins etc. How do i lock both to the launcher(the vertical bar on the ...
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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue that I am unsure of the root, as in weather it is an ubuntu issue or a teamviewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher auto-hide, While connected to it from a windows computer ...
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The Launcher icon edges disappeared after updates

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After receiving updates today the edges in the icons in the launcher disappeared (all the icons have transparent edges, even the ones that have applications running). Anyone ...
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Unity launcher dissapears

When you open two or more windows of the same program, the icon in the Unity Laucher shows two or more arrows telling you there are more instances opened. And then when you click on the icon all the ...
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Problem with icon arrangement in the laucher

I'm having a problem with selecting and arranging the icons in the launcher panel. I had the same problem in 13.10. I hoped it would go away in 14.04 but unfortunately it hasn't. First, when I ...
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Autohide launcher is cut off / clipped in 14.04

With autohide enabled on 14.04 (Unity 3d), my launcher ends up cut off, clipped, ie. doesn't come completely back out of hiding. It still functions fine... but it's about 20% still off the edge of ...
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Drag and drop application launcher problem in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 13.10 I was able to drag most application launchers that show in "search your computer and online sources" -> "applications" to my desktop or a folder on my desktop. I cannot manage this in ...
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Why is my launcher automatically set to default and personal keyboard layouts disappeared?

Yesterday, I was using a program to read something into the RAM, but underestimated the size. My computer started swapping and lost itself in its calculation, hence I killed the process (and firefox ...
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XFCE / Xubuntu: Centering the name of the launchers on the Desktop?

How does one center the names of launchers on the desktop on Xubuntu, if the name has multiple lines? This is how it is: This is what i want it to be:
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How to set up portable applications?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have a folder in my home folder called Portable. I want to be able to download self contained portable applications like variations of Blender, place them in this folder, ...