I have Show Desktop locked on my launcher, and I can't appear to unlock it. Nothing happens when I right-click it unlike with other applications. Is there a way to unlock it from the launcher for example by using the CLI. Is there a simple way to do this? Also, presumably this is some sort of a bug so is there a way to report this? I've only had Ubuntu for a few days :x

My version: Ubuntu 16.04

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The solution isn't really intuitive. In both your 16.04 version and 14.04 click on the Settings icon in Launcher. Then select Appearance. Then pick Behavior tab. This screen will appear:

Settings Appearance Behavior

mark the check box beside Add show desktop icon to the launcher

Took me a year to stumble across it myself :)

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