I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with the default Unity desktop environment on a Lenovo Yoga 3 pro.

I have moved my launcher panel to the bottom of my screen, from the left, and have it so that it auto hides. I'm now wondering if it is possible to have the icons centre align rather than left align. Has anybody else tried and succeeded in doing this and if so could you share the process and commands?

  • For clarity, i'm not looking for a solution like Plank or Cairo Dock which I've used in the past and work wonderfully, but rather a native way of achieving a similar affect.
    – Mitty
    Jun 13 '16 at 11:41
  • Did you try playing around with compizconfig-settings-manager ?
    – Ziazis
    Jun 13 '16 at 12:01
  • @Ziazis, Not yet. Do you have any recommendations?
    – Mitty
    Jun 13 '16 at 12:39
  • Just looked a little into the settings available from the tweak-unity and compiz stuff. I think there is no option for centering the apps. At least I couldn't find one ;/
    – Ziazis
    Jun 13 '16 at 13:23
  • Yes, that's because it is not a dock. It is a Launcher and way different from a dock. This is what Canonical has to say. So, there is no native way for achieving it. Jan 20 '17 at 11:54

This option is not available in the unity code and as unity is being retired as the default desktop environment it's not likely that development efforts will go into providing a centering option for icons in the launcher under unity. I reccommed that you revert to the solutions that you've used in the past such as cairo-dockor perhaps docky both of these are currently available in the universe repository for all currently supported versions of Ubuntu, or plank which also available in the universe repository (for 16.04 and newer versions of Ubuntu).

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