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If you are using Ubuntu 16.04 you can run the following command in terminal to move the unity launcher to the bottom: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom If you want it in the default location (left of the screen), run: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left


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You can also use Unity Tweak Tool to move the launcher to the bottom. First install Unity Tweak Tool with the following line from a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) sudo apt install unity-tweak-tool after that you can open it from dash or command line. You will be greeted by the following window where you need to access the Starter (called Launcher in english) tab ...


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As far as I understand that code it creates a menu item and connects it via DBus to void ApplicationLauncherIcon::Quit() (same file). This basically calls void AppWindow::Quit() const { WindowManager::Default().Close(window_id()); } (file unity-shared/BamfApplicationManager.cpp) for each window that belongs to the launcher icon, which essentially does ...


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What to do if an application does not show up in Dash, or cannot be launched from Dash after you installed it? It can happen that you installed an application, you are sure the application is represented by a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications, but it either does not show up or the icon in the launcher doesn't do what it is supposed to do. Log out ...


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Where Wine launchers are stored Since Wine applications are installed inside ~/.Wine (locally), Wine launchers are also created locally by definition, in ~/.local/share/applications. There simply is no other option then that these launchers are located there. What can be misleading however is that the filename of a .desktop file does not necessarily show ...


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Introduction The Unity Launcher and Compiz don't have a setting for only showing the launcher on specific viewport, however it is possible to use hide launcher setting to poll for change in viewport and alter that setting accordingly. The top left viewport would be coordinates 0,0 , thus there must be polling for whether or not we are on that viewport - ...


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Unity uses Compiz as composing manager, and that has all sorts of plugins for this sort of stuff. To make it easy and long story short without messing in command line , install Compiz Config Settings Manager ( with sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager or via Software Center ) , and look for Place Windows , ensure it's checked Under that ...


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Another possible solution - via dconf-editor , the schema is com.canonical.Unity.Launcher To install dconf-editor run sudo apt-get install dconf-editor in terminal , or find it in the new software center


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Introduction The simple script bellow allows taking a file as argument and sets the launcher to have whatever shortcuts to programs appear in the file (one per line). Basic idea is that the launcher icons are actually links to .desktop files (wherever they may appear) , and canonical method to set the launcher items is to run the following command: ...


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No need to make any changes that need sudo How to prevent an application to show up in Dash Copy the corresponding .desktop file from /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share/applications: cp /usr/share/applications/steam.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the local copy with gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/steam.desktop Add the ...


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As you found out yourself while testing, the entry responsible for such behavior is: X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-screenshot From https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Internationalisation/Packaging: DESKTOP ENTRIES Translations of desktop entries (.desktop files) are also stripped out and included in language packs. Contrary to what ...


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Introduction The script bellow makes the icon of currently active window float to the top of the launcher. It can be ran manually or as part of startup applications to start with the user session. Setup User can copy the script source from here, or obtain copy of the script through git: sudo apt-get install git cd /opt ; sudo git clone ...


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Intruduction The script bellow loops over hex values of colors incrementally. It can be started at login or can be ran manually when one wishes so Getting the Script One can copy the source code from this post directly or through github using the following steps: sudo apt-get install git cd /opt ; sudo git clone https://github.com/SergKolo/sergrep.git ...


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Although the solution below is not a fix to what seems to be a minor bug, you can use it as a workaround to automatically blacklist devices on startup (log in). The solution ...is a small script that remembers your blacklisted items on log in. It runs with two arguments: get and set. The first is to read the current blacklisted items, the second will (re-) ...


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Removing the unity-webapps-common package removes Amazon from the dash. Since the Amazon webapp is part of that package, you can't just remove the Amazon portion (well, short of editing the source code). This is a problem when other programs (like Unity Tweak Tool) depend on that package. As noted by fitojb in this answer to another question, however, this ...


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Launcher placement can be achieved via System Settings -> Displays or via command line. GUI way Under System Settings -> Displays find the Launcher placement option Command line way The placement is determined by two things: Which monitor is the primary ? What value is set in /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/num-launchers dconf schema. ...


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The dash still requires the old ubuntu software center to uninstall programs, even though it is not included with 16.04. Install the software-center package and log out and back in to your account and then you will be able to view screenshots of programs and uninstall them by right clicking on them in the dash like in previous versions.


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After I get comment from @MarkKirby I found that steam-launcher icon that was in unity the dashboard of ubuntu 14.04 is found in /tmp folder. How to remove that file from search in unity dashboard? After I found the file, I just simply moved it to trash, it's not an important file anyway. After I remove that file it's gone from unity dashboard. And steam ...


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Seems like the problem was not using an absolute path name for the Exec key. Here is a modified /usr/share/applications/emacs.desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=Emacs GenericName=Text Editor Comment=Edit text ...


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There are two options: The /opt directory is not in $PATH, which makes the .desktop file invalid, unless you added the directory manually. Usually applications in /opt have an absolute path in their Exec= line. Change it to the absolute path to the executable. There might be another .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications, taking the place of your ...


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Default directories for launchers The two default directories for .desktop files (launchers) are: /usr/share/applications for gloablly installed applications, and ~/.local/share/applications for locally installed applications (~ stands for your home directory, /home/yourname) , or local versions of the launchers. About LibreOffice LibreOffice ...


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There is no option as of right now for automatic pinning of the .desktop file to the launcher of an application that was just installed. It does not just include IntelliJ but many other applications. Technically speaking , there are ways to append an icon to the list of icons on the launcher , however most developers don't use it and leave that option up ...


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To move the Steam Launcher out of /usr/share/applications, and place it into /opt, use the following command: sudo mv /usr/share/applications/steam.desktop /opt/ The launcher should still work if you navigate to /opt and doubleclick it. An update of Steam will probably put a new launcher into /usr/share/applications. For more info on what mv does, see ...


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What happens when you click Lock To Launcher option, is that Unity will change specific dconf schema for the launcher favorites and call couple of dbus methods. The key for programmers and application developers is the change in dconf schema. ( Jacob's answer relies on gsettings, however the idea is essentially the same as gsettings is just front end with ...


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The way to do it with qdbus and org.ayatana.bamf interface. List of open applications by .desktop file: $ qdbus org.ayatana.bamf /org/ayatana/bamf/matcher \ > org.ayatana.bamf.matcher.RunningApplicationsDesktopFiles /usr/share/applications/compiz.desktop /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ...


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1) Go to the installation dir, and fire it up with ./studio.sh 2-A) [For > v2.0] There is an option to add a shortcut in Android Studio's "main menu": 2-B) [For < v2.0] There is an option to add a shortcut in Android Studio's "main menu":


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Attention: this solution propably only works if you have upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 LTS Thats pretty easy now, press windows/superkey. In bash enter amazon to find the amazon software. Right click it and see the detailed information, where you shalt find an incredible remove button :) Have fun.


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Since Unity-Tweak-Tool is normaly not a CLI tool you should be able to find it in Dash after a logout/reboot, but if not simply run it from terminal: unity-tweak-tool


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Simply putting 'Tweak' in the Dash should be enough:


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This actually started working on its own. I have no idea why, it just started working after two reboots.



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