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comment Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar
I see. It is currently not possible to prevent displaying the name in the launcher. I can imagine it would be(-come) a setting option in "Appearance" as far as it concerns the Launcher (also updated the answer).
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comment Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar
@Serg I am not sure I understand what you mean :) I mean to say: "You cannot have a nameless .desktop file, which is (still) considered to be a correct one" .
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comment Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar
What is exactly the reason for not showing the application name?
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comment Can ~/.local/share/applications override /usr/share/applications?
@donniezazen something to keep in mind with locally edited .desktop files is that they are not updated if an application is updated (including the global .desktop file), but not the local one. Chrome is famous for that, resulting in duplicate icons.
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comment Can ~/.local/share/applications override /usr/share/applications?
@donniezazen see: askubuntu.com/a/516346/72216
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comment Can ~/.local/share/applications override /usr/share/applications?
@donniezazen Ah, then it should be fine. In most cases, if you really mess up a .desktop file, simply remove it log, out/in and things are as they were before.
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comment Multiple desktops
I am afraid you will need internet one way or the other. No ethernet?
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comment Multiple desktops
Also, are you able to, although handicapped, run all updates?
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comment Multiple desktops
This is most likely a video driver issue. Do you have an external screen connected?
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comment Can ~/.local/share/applications override /usr/share/applications?
Nono! only the specific ones!!
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comment Closing all instances of Terminal at once, cleanly
Could you give me an example of a process that ran in the terminal when it was killed? It basically just simulates Ctrl+Shift+Q
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comment Closing all instances of Terminal at once, cleanly
Sorry, I didn't get your message; pleas @ping me if you are sending me a message. What I don't get, I am pretty sure the windows are not killed when an "unclosed" process is running in it, tried it over and over again. Or do you mean you want the message also if the window is idle?
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comment Re-Install Windows 7 , Keeping exisiting Linux Mint
I am afraid Linux Mint is off topic here; there seems to be no link to Ubuntu whatsoever.
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comment Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm
@JoshuaFox perfect! glad it works.
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comment Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts
@PavelBeliy I am pretty sure Fabby does not mean anything personal. What Fabby describes simply happens a lot. Just look through the database; a lot of excellent answers stay unaccepted, although highly upvoted. Indeed many "passing by" visitors just neglect the site and their own question after they got an anwer. Sometimes hard to see if that is the case. Not so much a problem, but it is nicer if people take care of their question afterwards. Which you just did :)
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comment Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm
It turns out the .desktop file, created by PycCharm is quite different, includes the (important) line StartupWMClass=jetbrains-pycharm-ce and desktop integration includes more than just the .desktop file.
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comment Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm
No, that's why the "duplicates" exist, but first we need to find out a few things to see if it is.
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comment Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm
What is the use of posting a random .desktop file? Posts on how to create a "general" launcher already exist plenty on AU
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comment Elementary OS lock screen
I am sorry, but I am afraid Elementary is off-topic here. Please try elementary.io/en/support or unix.stackexchange.com/questions/ask.
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comment Closing all instances of Terminal at once, cleanly
gracious1, did you manage, or is this not what you are looking for?