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Unity doesn't seem to allow this anymore. Is re-ordering usually accomplished with the suggested plugins? Are those installed via apt?
While looking at the Desktop, press and hold Super (Windows) key. The first 10 Launcher icons will get numbers on top. Then left-click on the icon you want to move and slide it wherever you want it to go. It will be renumbered automagically.
Why developers made this so obscure I don't know.
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