While using Android Studio on 12.04.3, I keep getting a lot of untitled window icons in the left bar:

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I can't click or close them (the only options are "keep in launcher" or "close", which does nothing).

Is there any way I can fix this?


Some additional info:

  • This also happens in 13.10, but those icons appear and dissapear almost instantly.
  • It seems to be caused by the tooltips that appear in the IDE (ex: method signature).
  • This happens while using the launcher created by Android Studio or launching directly in the terminal.
  • How are you running AS? – Binoy Babu Jan 24 '14 at 8:32
  • I use the launcher created by Android Studio. – Salem Jan 26 '14 at 21:13
  • Maybe try and reinstall Unity? it's a long stretch but who knows... – Mihai Jan 27 '14 at 8:34
  • have you tried run through terminal? path-to-androidstudio/bin/studio.sh – riccivr Jan 27 '14 at 14:17
  • @riccivr Yes I get the same behavior. – Salem Jan 27 '14 at 14:24

this is a temporary solution to this issue: open android studios normally, and then press alt + f2 and type unity, you will see those icons dissapear.


I would uninstall Unity, then reinstall Unity and reboot, then try it. If that doesn't work, then run [sudo] path-to-androidstudio/bin/studio.sh , and try it. Hope this helps!

  • Running it as [sudo] will give it more permissions, which lessens the chance of glitchs. – Serrara Jan 29 '14 at 23:25
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    This doesn't make any sense. Running an IDE as root??? How can this possibly help? Also uninstalling/installing Unity would not remove Unity configuration... – Salem Jan 30 '14 at 9:52

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