I am using the Unity launcher in the Gnome Classic desktop. How can I enable the autohide feature for the launcher?

Background information:

I reverted to Gnome Classic Desktop as described here: How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

Next, I start unity-2d-shell as described here: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and Unity Launcher


You need dconf-editor (sudo apt-get install dconf-tools).

There, go to com => canonical => unity-2d => launcher:

Set hide-mode to 1. Instantly, the launcher will hide!

More detailed information can be found here: How do I configure Unity 2D?, especially this answer for 12.04: https://askubuntu.com/a/105682/55343

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