In 11.10, when I installed a desktop app it had a check box in the Software Center entry for that app to install it to the Dock right away. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't, depending on how much I planned on using that app.

Now in 12.04 it seems to default to jamming a new icon into the Dock, without asking me and, so far as I can tell, no way to turn it off or revert to the 'old' behavior.

Am I missing something here? Is there an easy way to turn this 'off'?


Yes. Open up the Software Centre, click on the View menu and untick New Applications in Launcher.

View > New Applications in Launcher

  • Sweet - simple enough, just not where I would expect to find a setting like that. – memilanuk May 3 '12 at 15:43

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