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I can't find any applications specifically designed to do this with the layout that you describe, but Whisker Menu has this layout. Whisker Menu is a plugin for Xfce that gives the user a nicer menu, and appears when it's clicked on the panel. However, if you're desperate, you can run it inside Unity with some hacks - open up a terminal and do the ...


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Use StartupWMClass in a reversed way Normally, you can make sure a window is connected to a specific launcher (icon) by adding a line (e.g.) StartupWMClass=Google-chrome-stable to the .desktop file. To prevent a window from being connected to an icon, the opposite can be done as well: add a line to your custom (script-) launcher: StartupWMClass=Banana ...


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If you setup /etc/fstab a way that all partitions are mount somewhere (not /media or its subdirectories), then they will be never shown at the launcher. You can find how to setup fstab HERE


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For Android Studio 1.2+ the WM_CLASS is jetbrains-studio. So you have to add or change StartupWMClass=jetbrains-studio to your android-studio.desktop file.


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You are referring to a .desktop file. These files can be used to run commands, applications etc. The most basic version of a .desktopfile: [Desktop Entry] Name=Some Name Exec=<command> Type=Application In your case, you want to run a series of commands, using sudo. In that case you need: [Desktop Entry] Name=Some Name Exec=/bin/bash -c ...


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In System Settings select Appearance and then go to Behavior tab to modify the launcher auto-hide settings. Probably, what you want to adjust is the sensitivity option. A 3rd party application Unity Tweak Tool has even more options for launcher's settings. Unity Tweak Tool can be acquired via apt-get install unity-tweak-tool. You will most likely need ...


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this one works on my bq aquaris 4.5: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=aa-exec -- ssh -T pi@raspi2 francebleu.sh Icon=/home/phablet/.local/share/icons/francebleustart.png Name=FranceBleu Start X-Ubuntu-Touch=true X-Ubuntu-Default-Department-ID=accessories


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You have to create a *.desktop entry and place it in /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications. Example: # eclipse.desktop [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/home/me/Development/tools/eclipse Name=Eclipse Comment=Develop software with the Eclipse IDE Icon=icon path here gnome-desktop-item-edit from package ...


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All this requires is the Unity Tweak Tool. Merely navigate to Unity > Additional. Where it says "Show the launcher -- Super" Change the binding to backspace. That will disable the Window's key binding to the launcher. You can use many methods to bind Slingscold to the Super key. I used System Settings Keyboard > Shortcuts and the "+" button to create a ...


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You have to check 3 points : Nautilus / Nemo configuration : http://askubuntu.com/a/286651/301025 The script file must have executable permission : http://askubuntu.com/a/275714/301025 The file system must allow execution : Type "mount" in a console Check if your file system has noexec flag Remove noexec flag in editing /etc/fstab and remount the modified ...


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I believe that using gsettings to change grab-wait in com.canonical.Unity.Decorations is what you want. This value is described as: Milliseconds to wait before considering a mouse pressure a grab On the command line You can read your current setting: gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Decorations grab-wait You can set it: gsettings set ...


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The way to block the autoopen behaviour I think can only be done globally. Any other disk inserted will also affected. Please try, Open terminal application Then type the following, and hit enter. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false If no error shown, then test the behaviour by reinsert your SD card Reference : ...


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This is a bug. It has already been reported. You can keep track of this bug on Launchpad https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1446081 It might be best to mark yourself as "also affected" and see if they need anymore information.


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This might be because of some changes in GTK 3.14 regarding icon themes (sizes, scaling, etc.) and because that particular application does not have a compatible icon size. You can try another (newer and more complete) icon theme like the newly updated Nitrux (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=154496) to see if it helps. Otherwise, you might ...


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Create a "Special purpose user" according to the guidance at the tuturial CustomizeGuestSession.


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Simply, rename icon.xpm to icon.jpg inside the eclipse folder no matter where it is. Now try. For more details go through the following note :- First, search alacarte aka Main Menu on Dash. You will see a list of applications and checked Items. Go to New Item, fill as follows - Name: Eclipse #of your choice ...


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I don't really understand what you're doing or why you chose such a complex way. All you need to do is add path/to/folder/ to your PATH variable (that is the list of directories that will be searched for executables). Edit ~/.profile and add this line: PATH=$PATH:path/to/folder/ Now you will be able to run X directly, be it from the commandline or a ...


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I know I'm answering my own question, but if anyone else is wondering how to do this, I discovered with a little tinkering that you can do this with the Compiz configuration settings manager. In ccsm, under 'Expo' (what this thing is apparently called), there is an option in the 'Appearance' tab to 'Hide Panels/Docks'. Checking this and setting the X offset ...


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As @doug mentioned in his comment, all launchers can be found in dconf: dconf-editor > com > canonical > unity > launcher > favorites or retrieved from cli with gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites In my case, it contained the entry application://code.desktop, and I found the code.desktop file via find in ~/.local/share/applications ...


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I just had this same problem and was hoping to find an answer in this thread, but didn't. My current solution: physically tape little pieces of paper with numbers on them on the monitor bezel next to the launcher buttons. I assume you were looking for an electronic solution, but what's the difference? As an added benefit, if you have any passwords you ...


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It means the corresponding application is running, but its window is not on the current workspace :) on the current workspace: on another workspace: If you click on the icon, the workspace usually switches to the one with the application's window on it.


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Try a full reinstall, open terminal and run these commands one at a time sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install unity


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To reset unity in a terminal type: unity --reset


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It is not advisable to add a separate icon to the launcher, calling nautilus. The reason is that then the new icon will "steal" the arrow that you see when an application (in this case: a directory) is opened. The Unity launcher (in principle) only allows one icon at a time to represent an application. Add a shortcut to the Files icon manually Instead, add ...


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you can use this tricky solution. create a launcher on your desktop using the old GUI dialog, run the command gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop Now In Name write the name of your launcher suppose ShareMount In command entry write the command nautilus /media/share* Then press ok. Now you have create a .desktop launcher on your ...


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It was my system registering two active screens, through Settings --> Screen Display. Both were switched to the "on" position. I just had to switch one screen off, ensuring the other was switched on, then save the changes. Magic! Thank you Zacharee1 for getting the ball rolling, and steeldriver for finding the solution.


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Please note, that when you have a lot of "chrome" apps then removing all the chrome-* files might be a lot of trouble. Try listing all the apps using the following cd ~/.local/share/applications grep Name chrome* There might be a line with something that is clearly not an app, in my case something with "Name=Chrome New Tab", remove that one and maybe ...


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I think, actually, this needs to be an answer. Tell me if I'm wrong. The Minecraft icon has no circle and isn't flat because that's not the way the icon was made. The rest of the icons are part of the Numix set, which has specially made icons for most programs on Ubuntu. Not everything is going to conform with your theme, since the theme makers can't ...


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If this application is for just one user that you are using you should create the .desktop in the .local/share/applications But if you need to make the application global so that all other users in your system can use it so you should create it in the /usr/share/applications


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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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