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TL;DR : Linux calls it "Create a link", Windows calls it "Create a Shortcut". Same stuff, different wording. It's not hard, it's just how everything was designed. Windows' design is actually what's confusing users, because what it does is named different from what it shows in right click. And back to basics from this Wikipedia article If you ever have tried ...


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[W]hat is the intended way to quickly launch common programs in Ubuntu with GNOME? You use the overview: To reach the overview, you can do any one of: Press Super. Press AltF1. Move your mouse to the top-right corner. Click on the Activities on the top corner. From here, simply type (part of) the name of the program, or something in its ...


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Unity LauncherSwitcher (LSwitcher) is a new tool which can be used to to control which apps should be pinned on the Launcher depending on the current workspace. Available in Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10 and 14.04. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vlijm/lswitcher sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lswitcher Watch this video source


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It took a few years, but now you can have a launcher with diffent pinned applications in different workspaces with Unity LauncherSwitcher. (Thanks to webupd8.org for making me aware of it.) Run these commands to install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vlijm/lswitcher sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lswitcher


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This isn't original, but here's what I did to fix the problem to my satisfaction. This is a per user solution. There are now three desktop files named "Files" in /usr/share/applications. From my googling I decided I wanted org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop to be the app started by my Files launcher. I copied it to $HOME/.local/applications and then ...


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If You have Ubuntu Tweak, you can create asociation in card File Types Manager Select line "Archive Java" and change the record by double click: Add > Use own command > type "/usr/bin/java -jar " and press enter. After that you can easily run java app by double-clicking on it. Happy clicking!


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Nice, but the above 'fixes' do not seem to prevent Libra Office Write constantly, (repeatedly) going missing from its 'Locked' positioning on the launcher every time Cannonical Ties up the Hard Drive (sometimes for hours forcing several reboots) usually beginning about ten minutes from start up or reboot. (The Constant 'Disk Busy' also prevents many programs ...


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From Dash icon, it seems it's Ubuntu 12.04. Kindly follow these instructions: Install compizconfig-settings-manager if you haven't already. Run CompizConfig Settings Manager and navigate to the Unity plugin. In the Experimental Tab, change the Show Devices combobox to Never. Source: http://askubuntu.com/a/62015/163331


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I suspect the problem could be a quirk in your video card. I have a older Dell (approximately 9 years old) that I bought used, and on which I have run Ubuntu exclusively for quite a few years. Starting with Ubuntu 12.04 I found the Unity Dash was unusable. (When I clicked the Dash button, the screen would flicker but none of the Dash overlay would appear on ...


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When the problem persists, even after completely un-installing / re-installing, I am pretty sure you'll have one or more left-over local .desktop file(s) in ~/.local/share/applications, referring to Chrome. Local .desktop files are not removed when you re-install an application. Chrome is "famous" for creating user-specific .desktop files in ...


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All you did "wrong" was that you didn't drag the jetbrains-android-studio.desktop file from the directory in which Android Studio created it into the Launcher and drop it where you want it to appear. You can use Ubuntu's Files application to find, drag and drop the .desktop file. Notes: If you opted to "Create entry for all users" when requesting AS ...


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Pycharm offers you to create a .desktop file on first run When you start PyCharm for the first time, you will be offered the opportunity to set up desktop integration: As you can see, you can tick: Create desktop entry (integrate in sytem menu) This will (or would :)) create a .desktop file, jetbrains-pycharm-ce.desktop, in either /usr/share/applictions ...


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You can make a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications. Run sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/python.desktop Enter this code and edit it to match your program: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=[choose a name] Type=Application Comment=[description] Exec=[/path/to/executable] Icon=[path/to/icon] Terminal=false Navigate to /usr/share/applications and drag ...


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I ran into the same issue on 14.04. It seems this can happen with the four-finger slide gesture. If this is the case, simply do a four-finger slide to the left to slide the bar back into place.


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Show the launcher when the mouse enters a "trigger" area The script below activates the (auto-hidden) launcher when the mouse pointer enters a certain area (activation area in the image). Since it would not be convenient to have to draw an exactly straight line towards the targeted launcher icon, after the launcher is activated, I created an area of 200px ...


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You're nearly there: open Unity Tweak Tool (get it if you don't already have it), click on 'Icons', and you should find Numix-circle.


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Not 100% sure on Unity, as I don't have an install to test with. However this works on Gnome on 14.10. gtk-launch eclipe assuming your desktop file is eclipse.desktop. If not just change eclipse to whatever you named the desktop file without the .desktop extension


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Removing Google Chrome from the launcher and adding it back may solve this problem, depending on what is causing the problem. Try this: Unlock all Google Chrome from the launcher. (Right-click them to show this option.) Add the application to the launcher again by dragging Google Chrome from the dash to the launcher.


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As described here: The panel preferences can be opened by going to Settings → Panel in your applications menu. You can also access panel preferences by right clicking on your panel and going to Panel Settings. If you right click on space occupied by a panel plugin, you can access panel preferences by going to Panel → Panel Preferences.... So, ...


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Setting a different Unity Launcher per workspace: 1. 2. 3. 4. The solution below makes it easily possible to have a different set of launcher icons per workspace, no matter how many workspaces you have. The setup includes two parts: A (one) shortcut key combination to "remember" the set of launcher icons for the current workspace. A script to run ...


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I would recommend lxpanel, its in the repo's sudo apt-get install lxpanel This is the default menu and taskbar from LXDE, has a start menu on the left and you can pin, close, open etc... from the taskbar. I would describe this as Windows 95 like, so it should suit your needs


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Either in /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications, a "left over" .desktop file must be left behind. Remove the duplicate desktop file(s), log out and back in and it should be fixed. If you are having doubts on which is the right one to remove: .desktop files show their icon once you make them executable. You can also look inside the file ...


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For the launcher (the vertical panel on the left side of the screen), this is already the default behavior, as it is the task switching interface. For the dash (the large bit that opens when you click the Ubuntu logo), there is no way to change the behavior in this manner, without a presumably significant modification to the source code itself. Some apps ...


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My observation is that: You slide all icons up and down if you click and hold an icon and then move the mouse vertically. You can move one single icon inside the launcher by clicking and holding it and then first moving a bit horizontally to free it. After that you can drag it wherever you want. I am currently on XFCE so I can't check, but this is how I ...


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If you click and move quickly you drag all the icons. If you click, wait and move you move a single icon.


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1. Dash the Second Below a script that can be used as an alternative to Dash, when it comes to running applications as described in your question. It exists of a window with the same functionality as Dash; if type one or more characters of the application, the application will appear in the list. Press Enter to either start or raise the application, ...


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Update April 7: A different version added and found Albert, see update and Bonus bellow !!! Concerning dash functionality: You have asked " Is there anyway to change the default behavior of the launcher to check for this before opening a new window". Basic answer is, no, as a regular user you have no way of adding that behavior to dash. However, if there ...


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My "workaround" seems to have been working for a few days now. Looks like I just had to extract /home/user/.config/dconf/user from backup, stop lightdm, copy /home/user/.config/dconf/user into place, and restart lightdm.


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In my case this was because the ~/.config directory was not belonging to me. So the fix was: sudo chown <username> ~./config and trying again.


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Try installing and using either unity-tweak-tool: sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool or compiz-config-settings-manager sudo apt-get install compiz-config-settings-manager You can use either one of these to adjust the icon size. In unity-tweak-tool, choose the launcher tab and if you use ccsm the option is available under the options for the ...



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