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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When I start Netbeans, Unity sidebar and menu bar disappear

I've just installed Netbeans 7.4 with Java7u51 on Ubuntu 12.04 running in VirtualBox, and every time I started Netbeans the sidebar and the menubar from Ubuntu's desktop disappear. They're still ...
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Top bar app launcher - In Gnome 3, what customisations will allow me to do this

I'm new to Gnome 3 and I adore one-click access to my favourite apps. On gnome classic I can launch chrome with a single click from an icon in the top bar. Then I can repeat this to launch extra ...
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Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will lauch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Launcher and overall Style Change

I recently restarted my computer and when it turned back on the unity launcher appearance was different. Originally the icons would stack at the bottom unless I moved the courser over them, and then ...
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Show Desktop button keeps Moving in Unity

My Show Desktop button keeps moving around the unity toolbar. It isn't a giant problem, but it is annoying to try and find it all the time. How do I make it stay put? Using Ubuntu 13.10
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Hourglass pointer launching a nemo quicklist sub-item from UnityLauncher

Running raring 13.04 I meet a strange behaviour (non-blocking). When I launch a home subfolder (e.g. Music) from the nemo launcher, the windows opens fine but I always get the hourglass pointer for ...
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Cannot unlock applications from the launcher

I upgraded to 13.10 and I cannot unlock anything from the launcher. If I opposite mouse on the application and select "Unlock from Launcher" nothing happens. The only way to remove them is to ...
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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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How to increase wiggle time in Unity launcher?

I would like to increase the duration of launcher wiggle when there is a new notification in an open program. Thanks
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how can I fix? Error: Opening the cache

I'm new to Ubuntu.I installed the newest version two days ago. I used the Software Updater and when I restarted the computer the Dash and Launcher were missing. I tried reinstalling the OS, the dash ...
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How can i get back missing features in Ubuntu?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04. When i first started out i was able to reorganize my Launcher by dragging it off of it and repositioning it. I also used to be able to move windows between ...
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Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...
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Wrong unity launcher icon get focused when using different versions of Eclipse

I installed Eclipse 3.8 via Software Center. (This will pin the Eclipse icon to launcher) Then I followed steps described here to install Eclipse 4.3 I also followed instructions here to create a ...
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How to make open programs in Unity launcher appear at the top of the list

I have lots of program launchers in Unity, using the whole height of the screen on the left side (as by default). If I open a program, which is NOT in the launcher, its icon will be located at the ...
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Save open applications as a set and then quick open the set

I want the following set of applications to be opened at the same time: evince /home/abc/docs/personal/a/b/c/xyz.pdf evince /home/abc/docs/work/x/y/z/123.txt nautilus /home/abc/docs/ I want to ...
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Ubuntu-gnome (no unity) Can't add launchers

I've tried by code and by the main menu application, like every tutorial on the web I play world of warcraft and I don't want to type de 'optirun wine "wow folder"' each time So I try adding a ...
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unity 7 ubuntu 13.04 default behaviour when click on icon run application and move to the workspace that contains this runned app

In 12.04 this is a default behaviour. When i upgraded to 13.04 that does not occur. When I launch one instance of any example application and switch to other desktop (fro example from up-left to ...
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custom .desktop file (mupen64plus)?

I created a custom .desktop file and seem to got most of it working according to UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles I had gotten it to come up in dash the first time by copying it to ...
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Sudo and Launcher icons not working, hard-disks not mounting

I am running a server on Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop) LTS. This has been working fine until today when a few minutes ago it decided to change some stuff alone. Launcher icons not working Launcher icons ...
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Skype count and progress indicators are not working

In 12.10 the count and progress indicators on the Skype launcher icon were working just fine (skype 4.1 and 4.2). But in 13.04 they are not working. Is there a fix for this?
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How to find launcher command?

I set a Launcher on the side of my Ubuntu Desktop a long time ago and I included a couple flags (I think that's what they are called) and I would like to run the same program from the terminal using ...
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Making a unity launcher bookmark app

If you like to have quick link bookmarks on your unity launcher check out this easy to make application Using some information from various online sources ...
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Unity launcher gui graphical issues

This is an on-going issue for me. It started when I ran the ubuntu updater and installed a 13.04 nightly build about 2 months ago. I didn't have time to fix it, so I let it go. About a week ago I ...
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Apps icons unlock from launcher after restart

I have downloaded IDLE python ide from software center and locked it to launcher. but the icon is just a question mark in a grey square and whenever I lock it to launcher after restarting the machine ...
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Remastersys: some shortcuts were not kept

Ubuntu 12.04 installed on hard drive. I then installed pcmanfm and moved it to the launcher (as a shortcut). Gedit was already installed and I moved it as shortcut to the launcher. Installed ...
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Change icon with Launcher API

With Launcher API provided by libunity I can add a counter or a progress-bar to my application icon. But I would also like to change the icon it self or the name of the application. Is this possible? ...
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Is there a way to make the tooltips on launcher applications appear without delay in 13.04?

Is there a way, for example in CCSM to change the delay before launcher tooltips are shown, because for whatever strange reason, the launcher doesn't respond to me clicking on an application, before ...