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after minimizing a window, should it then be the default window?

This seems wrong. I have 3 terminal windows open, windows A, B, and C. I have window A front-most. I click on the "Minimize" button on window A. None of the terminal windows are now front-...
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Favorites bar: orange dot for running Firefox missing

I have Firefox as one of my favorites. When I open Firefox, the little "running dot" in the favorites bar is missing. So when I click the icon to return to the open instance, another ...
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Add appimage to favourite apps

I'm trying to add unityhub to my favorites. I have created my .desktop file as follows: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/home/garrett/Unity/Hub/...
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Cannot get custom .desktop launcher to show its icon on the dock AND not duplicate when I run it

I created a desktop icon for my installation of Eclipse and was able to add it to the dock as a favorite using Add Custom Launcher to Ubuntu Dock. However when I favorited it, the icon on the dock ...
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.desktop icon created but refuses to appear in Gnome desktop

I installed gns3 with dpkg, and was able to add a fav icon. Later I found out I needed to uninstall gns3 and install an older version. I was able to uninstall the dpkg version and install the older ...
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Ubuntu 20.04/21.10: how to create an app shortcut to a bash file?

i have this bash script: test.sh that i would like to be able to find in my apps and/or as a favorite in my dock. since i've never done that i relied on: Execute sh script from *.desktop file? i then ...
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Kde app menu favourites not shown in kubuntu 20.04 pinguy builder

I used pinguy builder to remaster Kubuntu 20.04 and used it to copy settings to /etc/skel folder, however when I boot the remastered distro no favourites apps are shown in application menu, other ...
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Cannot add gitkraken as favorite

When I right-click the icon of gitkraken in the taskbar and select "Add to favorires" nothing happens; it stays where it is and doesn't move. (The article Okular - Can't add to GNOME ...
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Favorites disappeared from dock

I'm running Ubuntu 21.10. Everything was fine until I went to add the trash icon to the dock in dconf editor and it removed all of my favorites from the dock. Also the trash icon never appeared on the ...
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One terminal app; two (Favorites) launch modes

Running Ubuntu 20.04, I wish to have two clickable launch modes for gnome-terminal in the Favorites bar [i.e. in the "Dock"]. For example, I want both the default launch and a bespoke launch....
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How do you remove favorites from the plank dock?

My plank dock is completely filled up and I really need to free some space from it. When I right click nothing shows* I am using Ubuntu 20.04LTS
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How to change left panel programs with a script?

I have a desktop configuration scripts that I would like to expand with automation of left panel icons/programs shortcuts setup. How can I modify this panel with a bash command?
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Ubuntu 18.04 buggy in new user after creating new user

I created a new user for hadoop, I am using the computer with the new user, I mean I switched to it. After using in this new user I have lots of bugs: I can't change keyboard layout, It was Turkish Q ...
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I used fsck and now I can't change the favourites?

My computer took too long to boot, so I turned it off and back on again, then it demanded I repair something. I learned online that I needed to fix some errors in my boot drive by using fsck -vf /dev/...
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Automation of desktop experience

I am trying to apply inside an Ansible playbook the following logic: Since: dconf read /org/gnome/shell/favorite-apps ['firefox.desktop', 'thunderbird.desktop', 'org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop', '...
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Favorites menu placing dot next to wrong icon

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. On the left of the screen is the column of favorites icons to start various applications. I have an icon there for the Brave Browser, and another icon for the Dissenter Browser ...
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Making shortcut in favourites to program extracted somewhere in filesystem from tar.gz

I have extracted some program in the downloads (blender) should probably move it somewhere else but anyway how do i make shortcut in favourites or all applications to such downloaded software? I know ...
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Gnome shell extension to place icons wherever i want in the dock?

I have the dock set to the right side of my screen. What i want is to put the icons for applications(favourites) in the right corner (down). By default i can only put applications in the dock in queue ...
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How to create *permanent* Visual Studio Code (Insider) 'favorites' application link?

As with most applications I can Add to Favorites while using Visual Studio Code Insiders Edition, with However this Favorite soon stops working and I have to resort to using the finder to find the ...
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"Add To favorites" does not works with appImages [duplicate]

I noticed that applications distributed as 'appimage' when run, they did not present the "add to favorites" in the command bar, when you right click on the icon. Why? Is there an alternative?...
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Create several .desktop files for the same app Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to put two versions of the same app (Emacs) in my favorites, each launched with different CLI flags. I modified the existing .desktop file and installed it via desktop-file-install --dir=/...
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Help adding app to favourites

Ubuntu 20.04 on Hyper-V VM I have tried following this but having no luck. The file shows in the app drawer but nothing happens when I click it. Here is what I have in my jmol.desktop file. [Desktop ...
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Inconsistency in favourites bar icons behaviour after application launch in GNOME desktop [duplicate]

I have several of my favourite apps as icons on my desktop favouries bar but they can behave differently. Some of them (e.g. Firefox, Thunderbird, Geany) just add a dot to the icon each time you ...
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Unknown app in Gnome Favorites bar

I have a unknown app in my favorites bar, as you can see from this screenshot (it's the 5th icon). Unknown app in favorites If I mouse-over, the tooltip displays my emailadress, and clicking on it ...
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Is it possible to add the option "add to favorite" into a context menu of an Appimage file on 20.04?

I wonder if it possible under 20.04, to modify the context menu of a launched appimage application to add "add to favorites" choice? The complete .desktop which is quite short is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS - The icon in "favorites" on the left isn't showing properly (Bluej)

So it's just a simple question because I really don't like the aesthetic of it (even though the software is working just fine), I installed Bluej for java and added it to my favorites on the left of ...
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Ubuntu Dock keeps Disappearing

The favorites bar (Ubuntu Dock) on the left hand side of my Ubuntu 19.10 desktop keeps disappearing. Sometimes it will be days, sometimes several times a day. I have found references here: Taskbar ...
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Add app to favorites from command line

I am aware that you can right-click on an application and choose "Add to Favorites". I am trying to add it to the favorites section without using the GUI at all. Everything needs to be done in the ...
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Unable to re-arrange icons in Dock launcher by drag-and-drop

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME 3.28.2 and with the"Favourites" Dock on the default left side of the screen. Whenever an icon is clicked, it "pops" off the Launcher as expected but cannot be moved to a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: "Add to Favorites" missing for certain qt-based applications?

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 (minimal installation option): dkb@dkb-ubu1804:~$ cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager /usr/sbin/gdm3 dkb@dkb-ubu1804:~$ echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE x11 dkb@dkb-ubu1804:~$ I installed ...
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How do I have desktop always display favorites bar (Ubuntu Dock) on left?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2. I use a TV thru HDMI and the adjustment for TV. It looks great. When I start in they AM there is usually the favorites bar on the left that displays my favorite programs....
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How to move between pinned/favorited apps in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 17 if you press supertab you can move between pinned applications on dock and then run them if you want. How I can do this in Ubuntu 18.04? I know that if I press superQ I can see numbers ...
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How can an application receive system environment variables, even when launched from a Favorites icon?

When I launch IntelliJ from my Favorite icon and then launch a Maven Run Configuration, system environment variables (those exported in ~/.bashrc) are not recognized inside IntelliJ. If I run the same ...
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Opening a .jar .desktop file duplicates the icon on the favorite bar

This is the code of the .desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=GelAnalyzer Comment=GelAnalyzer Path=/softwares/GelAnalyzer2010a/ Exec=java -jar GelAnalyzer.jar Icon=/usr/share/...
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How can I move a Windows program to the Dash? [duplicate]

I have a Windows program that runs under Wine. Its icon is on the Desktop but I want to move it to the Dash (favorites). It is not found when I search in Activities so I don't get the option to move ...
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How to pin .desktop file to dock? [duplicate]

I want to pin a .desktop file to dock. That file opens terminal and runs the command npm start. It opens an application, so Right Click > "Add to favorite" doesn't work. Any ideas how to pin that type ...
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Why can't I add some applications to favourites?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 with GNOME and 'Dash to Panel'. I don't understand why I can make some opened apps favourites (with right click) but not others (like caffeine). Why?
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How do I add Eclipse or GitEye to Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop Favourites list?

How do I add Eclipse or GitEye to Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop Favourites list? When I run them and right-click on them in Favourites list, the only options are "All Windows" and "Quit" options. I have ...
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How to drag and move icons in Ubuntu 18.04.1 favourites bar?

How do I drag and move icons in Ubuntu 18.04.1 favourites bar? I've tried all the suggestions at How-to-drag-and-move-icons-in-the-gnome-shell-favourites-bar (@2018-01-10) but they didn't work for me.
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Unable to add latest Firefox browser to Favorites on Ubuntu 18.04

I have downloaded the latest Firefox tar.bz2 file and extracted in home directory, I added it in Favorites. But when I launch it shows the older version. How can I add the latest version in ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 how to disable favorites hotkey [duplicate]

Or possibly change it, my settings for switching workspaces ( I have static number set ) is Super+(1..N). Since upgrading to 17.10 whenever I use that combination it binds to the favorites on the side ...
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GNOME Shell - how to add a custom favorite app / change favorite's path?

Due to a bug/glitch, I can't use GNOME Flashback for a while. I am forced to use the new GNOME Shell layout. I'm finding it a large leap back in usability. I am not able to customize it the way I can ...
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Cannot lock Mellow Player application to favourites bar

I have downloaded Mellow Player as an AppImage. I can run this with no problems from the terminal, however I would like to lock this to the Favourites panel. I have tried creating a mellow-player....
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Cannot add custom launcher to Ubuntu Dock ('Add to Favorites' option does not show up)

I have a custom .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Icon[en_US]=/home/alex/bin/idea-IC-173.4127.27/bin/idea.png Name[en_US]=IntelliJ Exec=/home/alex/bin/idea-IC-173.4127.27/...
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How do I add an AppImage application to favorites in GNOME shell?

I have an application (an AppImage) that I start with ./KDevelop.AppImage & When it starts there is an icon in my favorites bar (Ubuntu Dock), but when I right click on that there is no option to ...
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Okular - Can't add to GNOME taskbar

I can't seem to add Okular pdf reader to my GNOME taskbar. Every other program I can "add to favorites" and it shows up on the taskbar. Not Okular. It's the sole KDE program I use, does that have ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Favorites [duplicate]

This is probably a simple question and I'm just wording it wrong but I can't figure out how to set this program as a favorite. I just installed IBM SPSS stats program on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04. ...
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How to add Byobu as a Favorite in the Gnome Shell favorites bar

After every reboot, I click "Show Applications", look for Byobu, and click it. QUESTION: How to add it as a favorite? I tried to right-click and select "Add to Favorites", but the created shortcut ...
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