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Assuming your application is a GUI application, currently without a launcher, there is a simple way to let Unity create the launcher for you in ~/.local/share/applications, after which you can move it to anywhere you like. Run the (GUI) application a single time from command line. In the Launcher, right-click on the icon that appears, running the ...


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Considering previous answer by Scaine , the gnome-panel way installs dependencies, but at the very bottom of things - we don't really need those, we just need to have .desktop files created. Thus , I've put a small script that does exactly that, the graphical way, creating a named .desktop file in the ~/Desktop folder, readily available for use and pinning ...


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Outside sources What you need is gnome-desktop-item-edit program. Basically it does the same thing - it creates a .desktop file. Why ? Because launchers are .desktop files, just pinned to launcher. Nothing more than that. Windows shortcuts are .lnk files too by they way, they just don't show up as files with .lnk extension, but if you ever mounted a ...


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I followed these instruction and my menu bar is back: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/02/how-to-enable-new-kde-410-appmenu-title.html


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Kupfer provides a simple menu searcher activated from a global keyboard shortcut. https://engla.github.io/kupfer/


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I expect your launcher is running the command google-chrome. Mine is: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Google Chrome GenericName=Web Browser Comment=Access the Internet Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome Terminal=false Icon=google-chrome Type=Application Categories=Network;WebBrowser; Open terminal and run this command: sudo -H gedit ...


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While the OP real issue might differ from mine, the OP title fits well enough and google guided me here while searching for solution. To rephrase the problem: all unity settings lost after restart. Not only sidebar icons, but also desktop wallpaper, custom keyboard shortcuts, etc. The problem was very simple: a conf file ~/.config/dconf/user somehow got ...


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I figured it out. I think it's a bug in ccsm. I used dconf to watch the settings change while using ccsm: $ dconf watch / /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher unset unset?? $ dconf read /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher $ Yep... The key doesn't even exist. $ dconf list ...


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Similar symptoms: 12.04, launcher and menu bar disappear during a logged-in session. Oddly, they're still responsive, just invisible. Workaround for me: use ctrl-alt-del to logout (have to hit it twice?); log-out dialog appears, along with the missing menu and launchers. Cancel logout. Using built-in driver for Nvidia graphics.


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The line StartupWMClass=Emacs is incorrect. It should be: StartupWMClass=emacs24 or StartupWMClass=Emacs24 You can find out by opening a terminal window, type xprop WM_CLASS then click on the window of your application


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The icon you show in your question usually is not presenting itself too obviously; the sound settings usually appear in System Settings > Sound. You can however navigate to /usr/share/applications and drag the file unity-sound-panel.desktop on to the launcher, or, open Dash and type "Sound" (or a localized name) to the launcher.


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Open up your sound settings, the icon for it should appear in the launcher. Then simply right click on icon > Lock to Launcher


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This is not possible with Ubuntu 14.04 (with Unity), but you might want to try a "dock" software.


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No, on a standard Ubuntu install, it is not possible to do this. There is the classicmenu-indicator which you could install and run, to provide the traditional menu as an indicator in the upper right. Due to the nature of the menu panel though, traditional launchers as would have existed on the GNOME 2.x panel would not work, as they would have to open a ...


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You could try this: dconf reset -f /org/compiz unity --reset-icon &disown and it might work fine this way.


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It would be good to know what you uninstalled and what changes were made by these processes. A first step might be to look in /var/log/dpkg.log


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Most of the program shortcuts (desktop files) are stored in /usr/share/applications/ folder. So, if you want to create a desktop shortcut to an application that is in the dash, open a terminal window and type in the following: cp /usr/share/applications/nameofapp.desktop ~/Desktop/ then you need to make the shortcut executable to work. Type in the ...


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Ubuntu comes with 2.7 and 3.4, and 2.7 is technically default, with /usr/bin/python being a symlink to /usr/bin/python2.7 skolodya@ubuntu:$ python python python2 python3 python3.4m python/ python2.7 python3.4 python3m skolodya@ubuntu:$ ls -l $(which python) lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Aug 15 00:39 ...


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I have tested it for Eclipse MARs(not the installation one)-but the one which is tar.gz package on Ubuntu Desktop 14.0.4 gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop contents for this: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Eclipse Comment=Eclipse Integrated Development Environment Icon=** something like /opt/eclipse/icon.xpm ** Exec= ** something like ...


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Ubuntu 14.04 comes with both Python 2.7 and 3.4 installed by default, but not with any Python IDEs. For starters, install IDLE for both versions: sudo apt-get install idle idle3 The icons for both will show up in the Dash, and when you run them, you right click on the icons to lock them to the launcher. If you don't mind using a terminal, run python2 and ...


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The answer to my own question is: Launcher.cpp, unityshell.cpp, DashController.cpp and HudController.cpp from the unity source package. But I'm answering more than that since everybody looking for the answer to my question will also be interested in knowing what to do with those source files. Contents: A. Compile yourself or B. Get the binary Disclaimer: ...


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It seems you've accidentally installed the GNOME desktop environment. While I personally like it much more than Unity, I can see why you might hate something if it forces its way onto your computer. To get back to Unity (what you had before), you need to switch back to it. First, however, you need to make sure that lightdm (the login screen to go along with ...


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It looks like you're running gnome. On the login screen select the DE icon and click Unity, if you don't get that option, do sudo apt-get install unity.


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First, change directory cd ~/.local/share/applications Then, open nano editor: nano JabRef.desktop Add the following to the file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Icon=PATH TO YOUR ICON Exec=java -jar /path/to/your/JabRef-3.2.jar Name=NAME YOUR DESKTOP ICON Then, Ctrl + X --> Y --> Enter. It should create an icon for you to launch, ...


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You can't specify the WMClass for Firefox 29, but you can for newer versions using the --class=Something command line argument. So I adjusted the firefox trunk launcher like so: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Name=Firefox Trunk Icon=firefox.png Exec=/usr/local/firefox-trunk/firefox %u -P Trunk --no-remote --class=FirefoxTrunk ...


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I had the same problem, but for me the fix was: sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity which I found in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2238678 If the first two answers don't work for you (they didn't for me) hopefully this will help.


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I fixed it on my end by calling the application without arguments. Using terminal navigate to /usr/share/applications by typing cd /usr/share/applications next use your favorite text editor I like vim, sudo vim keepass2.desktop after this edit the line that says Exec= it should invoke the program without arguments. Exec=keepass2 save and quit ...


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If you want to launch applications from the list a nice option is Classic Gnome indicator. sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/189929/how-to-install-and-launch-the-classic-gnome-menu-in-ubuntu-14.04/


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More than two years ago, I switched to Unity 2D, after which the problem never occurred again. I don’t know what the problem with Unity (3D) is.


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Open Android Studio. Right-click its icon in the launcher. "Lock to Launcher".


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If editing .bashrc is not an option, there are various alternatives: 1. Edit the Exec= line of your launcher: Copy the global gnome-terminal.desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the local copy with gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ...


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How to Add custom launcher without installing extra programs I have verified this as working under Ubuntu 15.10. I do not know about earlier versions. The example below is for adding an Emacs desktop launcher to the desktop, and then changing the Command to execute my own script/program. Open the Dash by pressing the Windows Key, which on my keyboard, is ...



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