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I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a problem with launcher (the left bar with bunch of icons).

There is a Google Chrome icon on the launcher. However, when I click it, other google-chrome icon appears at the bottom. When I put the cursor on it, name appears as "Twitter-Google Chrome" where regular icon that is permanently on the launcher appear as "Google Chrome". Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

typing a command
google-chrome&
highlight the Google-chrome (one that's on parmanently on left bar).

opening by the command google-chrome& and pressing Twitter-google chrome from dash adds extra triangle on the left of Google-chrome that is opened by the command.

moving Twitter-Google chrome to the upper side of launcher (to place it on permanently), makes it a ? icon.
Then quit the chrome and clicking the ? changes the icon to regular red-yellow-green around the blue icon and its name to New tab google chrome. Hope it helps.

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    Do you have some kind of twitter extension or web app or something like that ? – Mark Kirby Apr 12 '15 at 15:17
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    possible duplicate of How to remove duplicate entries in dash? – Jacob Vlijm Apr 12 '15 at 15:38
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    take also a look at this – tigerjack89 Apr 12 '15 at 15:42
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    All pointing in the same direction. see askubuntu.com/questions/598457/… – Jacob Vlijm Apr 12 '15 at 15:45
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    @JacobVlijm - the issue is probably that the launcher that was clicked issues a sub process, which then gets its own icon - so not a problem with duplicate entries. This happens ALOT with Wine applications – Wilf Apr 12 '15 at 15:54
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Removing Google Chrome from the launcher and adding it back may solve this problem, depending on what is causing the problem. Try this:

  • Unlock all Google Chrome from the launcher. (Right-click them to show this option.)
  • Add the application to the launcher again by dragging Google Chrome from the dash to the launcher.
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  • The procedure written as an answer (drag + drop from dash) didn't help. – Tom Apr 12 '15 at 22:59
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First lookup for the info in ~/.local

cd ~/.local
grep -HIrin Twitter-Google

this should point you a file where this strange info is then edit the given file to change the text, and your done

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