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Removing the compiz config directory worked as per @zerkms suggestion. thank you! In partiular, I used mv ~/.config/compiz-1 ~/Desktop to move it to the desktop in case it didn't work, that way it wouldn't be straight up deleted, and I could move it back if it wasn't the culprit. After moving the directory, everything went back to normal after a reboot. ...


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I'm running Ubuntu under VirtualBox V5.0.24 on macOS 10.11.6 My ~/.profile did not have the export line. However, the rename of ~/.config/compiz-1 worked for me as well. I did some experiments and found that just trashing ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/config resolved the problems on my setup. Shortly after trashing that file the menu bar and launcher ...


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I found the same thing from updating today. Finally found that in ~/.profile there was a line: export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE="1" If you press ctrl+n on the desktop it'll show your home folder, then ctrl+h will show hidden files. Open ~/.profile then remove or comment out export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE="1". I also removed my Unity config (I renamed /home/huw/....


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I had a similar problem. I tried ScottC's answer mentioned here. I created the .desktop file on my desktop location, added the exec path as <eclipse installation directory>/eclipse and icon path as <eclipse installation directory>/icon.xpm and then pinned it to the launcher. This worked for me.


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After spending so much times and searching, I tested almost all the solutions on the internet. Problems after upgrading to 14.04 (only background and pointer after login) Launcher disappeared Ubuntu 16.04 no menu bar or launcher - help! But problem didn't solve. Totally the only solution which worked for me was follwing this instruction: open /usr/bin/ ...


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By far the easiest solution is to open PhpStorm, where it will show in the launcher. Then right click on it in the launcher and select "Lock to Launcher" and your done.


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The answer in my case was deleting the .desktop file. It was in the global location. I guess I must have launched PHPStorm as root at some point. The command was sudo rm /usr/share/applications/jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop Then I relaunched phpstorm, locked the icon, quit and restarted via launcher. $ cat ~/.local/share/applications/jetbrains-phpstorm....


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I had the exact same problem after i installed the latest (beta) graphics driver for my notebook through a PPA. You could try uninstalling them or in case you also use a PPA try to update them through the system updater. In my case updating through the system updater a week later resolved my issue.


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GUI quicklist editor Combining (commands to start-) applications is one of the options of QLE Unity Quicklist Editor. Although you can create a new icon and add your applications, I'd suggest adding your application shortcuts to an existing launcher icon, like below: Adding applications to an existing icon In the QLE main window, In the left column, ...


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Although it's a really old post, I thought of leaving the solution I found after searching for quite a while. Set the Text Scaling Factor to something different from 1.0 (1.01 worked for me) and leave Antialiasing set to Rgba. I did this using the unity-tweak-tool.


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You can install Ubuntu GNOME, which, like Kali, uses the GNOME3 desktop environment, or more simply install GNOME3 on your current system. Other than that, probably the best you can do is to remove the tile background from the launcher icons, using these directions.


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This was a bug related to some conflicts in Compiz. I reinstalled Unity and reset compiz using dconf reset -f /org/compiz followed by setsid unity. It restarted the graphics interface and solved the problem.


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Here is what I did to solve this problem, and I stole it from here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2236849 Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal, if terminal does not open try ctrl+alt+F1 sudo apt-get install dconf-tools dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity unity --reset-icons #might need to be done in a new terminal Unfortunately the launcher was ...


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After long searching in the sources and other topics here on this board: No, Ubuntu is not designed for having simple drag and drop operations between File manager and applications, despite they copied a lot from OSX and others but just not the more important functionality nor implementing such things right.


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For some reason astrill isn't being registered with unity when it is installed. You can fix this by copying it to /usr/share/applications/ and create a panel icon by dragging the icon to the panel. Astrill should have created a launcher on the desktop when it installed. If not create the file Astrill.desktop with the following content: [Desktop Entry] ...


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Install Compiz tool: sudo apt-get install compiz compiz-plugins Find it in Unity dash by typing: ccsm and open it. Find "Window Placement" options down below. Play with options, but as far as I remember, you can switch on something like "Place window in cursor active window". Also, it can make Unity remember the previous window position, so ...


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I think I found the answer. desktop-file-install probably automatically added a default icon Icon[en_US]=gnome-panel-launcher before I added Icon below it. I totally did not see that line. Most likely the locale specific Icon takes precedence over Icon


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From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MATLAB, the matlab-support package "add[s] an entry to the launcher and some other features", therefore installing it may be the most straightforward solution. You can install it by running: sudo apt update && sudo apt install matlab-support


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The standard icon for Unity Dash is the /usr/share/unity/icons/launcher_bfb.png file . I don't know whether one can safely replace it, but assuming some themes have an alternative icon for the launcher, I assume it is possible.


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I got it back. After fighting an unbelievable level of Compiz-founded PTSD, I opened ccsm and turned on Unity again. Last night, checking that box sent me back into a warzone of flashing windows and glitching panels. It popped up several horrifyingly familiar conflicts about key bindings, which I cautiously maneuvered like land mines in Vietnam. I disabled ...


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The fix that worked for me right away was: Start your machine and log in. Then change to tty1 by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log in on tty1. Then enter sudo rm -rf ~/.config Then restart your computer by entering sudo reboot. Additional information: sudo rm -rf ~/.config deletes and thus resets your display settings and your audio settings, e.g. remove ...


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I had that problem and I fixed it (I use eclipse neon) 1) sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop 2) add the following text to the file: [Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Type=Application Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= <path_to_eclipse>/eclipse Terminal=false Icon=<path_to_eclipse>/icon.xpm Comment=Integrated Development Environment ...


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You can use "Main Menu" app (install with sudo apt install alacarte). Run it from Dash or from Terminal (alacarte). Then you can add launcher item: Choose category from list on left Click "New item" button Insert needed information into fields Click "OK" and close. Now you should have your icon on launcher.


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About Alacarte When you edit the icon of a .desktop file with Alacarte, Alacarte copies the global .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications, and edits that one. Since on the next login the local one will overrule the global one, to fix your issue, you need to manually edit the local one. Alacarte's bug with icon extensions Alacarte does not handle ...


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A one time fix would be to write a small executable program that runs your script, and assign an unique launcher icon to the executable.



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