Questions tagged [launcher]

The Launcher is one of the main access points for applications in Unity interface. It provides quick access for launching applications and managing running applications. If your question is about creating or managing application launchers in Ubuntu, use the [.desktop] tag instead. For the Dock in Ubuntu 17.10 and later releases with GNOME 3, use [ubuntu-dock] tag.

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Does Lubuntu 20.04 a shell script to be triggered by a drag-drop action onto an icon?

I just upgraded from Lubuntu 18.04LTS to 20.04LTS and have discovered that some desktop icons (launchers? I don't know the right term!) no longer work. It used to be that I could drag a .jpg image ...
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Lubuntu install damaged: svg files lost properties

My lubuntu 18.04 installation got a problem. I'm not aware what was i doing, but suddendly All my screen lost the icons, just the text in the launchers in my desktop, and a very single icons in the ...
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App Launcher for X11 (Xpra)

After using tigervnc for a while, and enjoying the Unity launcher favorites on the side, I switched to Xpra for a more seamless desktop experience. Launcher functionality would be nice, so I made a ...
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How can I run portable Chromium in 20.04?

I want to use Chromium portable downloaded zip from here. Can I run Chromium from this ? I want to use multiple chromium with different processes. when i used ./chrome in terminal its running but ...
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Not able to run portable chrome .desktop opening in text editor

I installed portable chrome using https://github.com/shivamgly/Google-Chrome-Portable-maker-for-linux this link I am not able to run this chrome. Chrome.desktop file opens in text-editor. ...
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How do I remove the workspace switcher from the unity launcher in Ubuntu 20.04?

This question is similar to the aim of the following question: How do I add and remove the Workspace Switcher launcher from the Unity launcher? However the answer given by pepper_chico (and other ...
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Double click on text file in Ubuntu desktop does not launch gedit as expected

I expect the application 'gedit' to launch when I double click a text file on the Ubuntu desktop. Actual result is that nothing happens. Manually typing 'gedit file.txt' does open the file in gedit. ...
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Unity Ubuntu Missing Launcher, Many permission issues, and Unmounting issues

When I open Unity desktop on my Chromebook, the only thing I see is my desktop folders, no launcher or anything. This issue was described in another post (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash ...
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Xcef4 configuration issue in Ubuntu16.04

There has been repeated bugs in my machine, for last two days. https://mobile.twitter.com/Revathi_Kannan/status/1258685564670185473 This was the first ever issue which I posted to Ubuntu twitter for ...
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In Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome), how can we view/edit app launcher properties?

In Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome), how can we view/edit app launcher properties? I have some snap-installed apps for which I'd like to take a look at the launcher properties. Also, how do we create launchers ...
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ETS2 doesn't lauch on Unbuntu 20.04

I installed Steam sucsesfully on Ubuntu. Then I installed Euro Truck Simulator, but it doesn't launch when I press play. I try to reboot my PC but nothing changes.
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desktop file does not appears in launcher under Ubuntu 20.04 [closed]

I've just switched to Ubuntu 20.04 and I have some trouble to find some app in launcher. First, I noticed that my ~/.local/share folder was not in the $XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable, so I added ...
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Error pop up when use ICA file to launch with Citrix receiver in Ubuntu 20

Citrix Error Unable to use Citrix receiver in Ubuntu 20, configured FQDN as suggested. Still, the issue persists. Also, Citrix Web launcher installed and tried it, when using Citrix web launcher no ...
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Not showing running application on the same added favourite app

I installed Firefox Developer in ubuntu 20.04 and added to the dock. Then I added it as a favourite app. But whenever I click the app icon it launches but it showed as another app like this. How to ...
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Icon bug in desktop

Coming from Ubuntu 18.04, shortcuts in a folder on the desktop don't work in Ubuntu 20.04. Some icons for LibreOffice Calc work and others, don't. The same for Firefox. Finally, I'm unable to modify a ...
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How to get the hierarchical menus with “launchers” for all applications in Ubuntu 20

I used to have a hierarchical menu at the top left, that let me launch applications, similar the old-fashioned Windows start menu. The nice thing about this is that one may organize the launchers, ...
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keyboard shortcut to launch highlighted desktop icon

In 18.04 I could either double click on a launcher icon on the desktop, or simply highlight it and press Enter. I've gotten very used to this and in 20.04 I naturally hit Enter and then realize ...
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How can I open my compiled OpenGL application with a double click?

I have written a custom OpenGL application. I can launch it from terminal with ./basic_cube but when I double click on it from within a file browser, I get the following error: How can I launch this ...
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Firefox launches Anaconda Navigator

I'm running Firefox 75.0 and Anaconda3-2020.02 on Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 I've just installed Anaconda Navigator and created a launcher for it by following the accepted answer to this question. ...
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I cannot launch ubuntu 20.04 from windows 10 pro

I just installed ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop. When I launch it a terminal page opens and suggests me to click any key to launch the app. However, the app just crashes. Can somebody explain what happens? ...
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Fix snap application icon on 20.04 [gitkraken]

After downloading gitkraken from the website (not snap store) the launcher does not show any icon, also he same in the dock. I searched inside the snap directory /snap/bin/gitkraken but couldn't see ...
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What are the steps to install Balena Etcher to the 16.04 Launcher toolbar? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 16.04: Balena Etcher .zip file returns a .AppImage file. What are the steps to install the .AppImage file so that it can be summoned from the launcher toolbar? Solutions that utilize native ...
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How do I restore a now empty icon in the favorites launcher after update to 20.04

Update from 19.10 to 20.04 seems to have gone off without a hitch except I have a blank space in my favorites bar that was previously occupied by an icon for gnucash. If I hit the super key and ...
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Create a quick start launcher

I'm new with Linux, I like but I'm learning how to use it. Today I wanted to create a quick launcher for a hard drive where I have data, no OS installed. I tried this: sudo apt install gnome-panel ...
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Custom Icon and Application Name Not Populating Dock or Top Menu

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04. Now an application of my own, which has a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications, is not populating the Dock with its icon — instead a ...
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Missing Launcher and Menu Bar

I recently found login to my Ubuntu 16.04 missing the launcher and menu bar from the desktop. Looking over related posts, I don't see anything exactly like my situation. I don't think I've done ...
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Activities button in Ubuntu 20.04 not working

Recently upgraded to 20.04. When I click on the Activities button, it is nothing more than a search bar. Home icon: "Sorry there is nothing that matches your search." I can type anything in there ...
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How to disable the grouping of windows on the launcher Lubuntu 20.04

There is a similar question about how on Ubuntu unity: to disable the grouping of windows on the launcher. If I recall, this can be done in Lubuntu 18.04. My question is, how to disable window ...
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Applications not loading in Launcher, Desktop, or /usr/share/applications

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 yesterday from 19.10. Now, I can't access any .desktop files. The icons are no longer showing in /usr/share/applications nor on the desktop. They show as executable icons ...
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Panel application menu icon location in BUDGIE

Does anyone know the location of the panel menu icon in budgie? I know you can change it using Budgie desktop settings but I just want to change it back to the original.
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Show Application on Window Where Opened with Unity Launcher

I figured I'd be able to find someone with a similar post as mine - maybe I'm using the wrong search criteria. That said, I have three monitors. I have the launcher enabled on all three monitors. It ...
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Xfreerdp launcher shortcut in Ubuntu 18.04

I think it's a silly question but this issue annoys a bit. This is not a problem to create the shortcut or place it on the taskbar. I can do it. The issue is this: I created a custom .desktop file ...
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Problem while trying to get a desktop launcher for an application -> “There was an error while launching the application”

I have a program called Modelsim installed. When I open a terminal and type the following, the application starts and terminal halts there. ~/altera/13.1/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim So, I wanted to ...
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Create .desktop file for Kdenlive appimage

I decided to use the appimage version of Kdenlive and decided to create a kdenlive.desktop and placed it in ~/.local/share/applications file that launches the appimage. The contents is as follows: #!/...
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Icons-only Task Manager Showing Redundant Icons For Dolphin and Firefox

In Kubuntu 19.10, my main display has a panel that features the Icons-only Task Manager widgit. Most icons work the way I want: after clicking an icon, that vary icon becomes my way of returning to ...
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Thunderbird not working properly when starting from launcher

If I run Thunderbird from the console it works fine. If I run it using an app launcher it doesn't download any email and the folders are empty (as if it were pointing to a different configuration?). ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 : Invisible icons on my desktop launchers

Hello world ! So, I just installed Ubuntu (version 19.10) and I've been trying to make desktop shortcuts. The launcher is indeed working but there is no icon on it. I've tried to put the icon on ...
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Problem using a custom .desktop file for launching Discord

EDIT: I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, latest version. Recently I was trying to add a custom icon to the discord launcher. Unfortunately, I found out later that you can't edit snap files, which is where the ...
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16.04 How to get Unity to display new launcher file

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. I went to ~/.local/share/applications . I have a file in this directory named "eclipse.desktop" to run a particular version of Eclipse, which corresponds . I copied the ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 - Application Launcher - Not opening when apps are open on the desktop

Long-time DOS/Windows user, but Linux noob here. I have searched far and wide for an exact match for this issue, but haven't been able to turn up much info. The issue I am having is that I cannot ...
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How to get a *.desktop file to launch the app, and to display the Name and app icon, on the Desktop and in /usr/share/applications/?

Ubuntu Bionic Beaver 18.04.3 Nautilus 3.26.4 (Files) *.desktop files on the Desktop, or in ~/bin appear with the application icon and the filename is replaced by the value of the file's Name key. ...
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KDE - Application menu not displaying correct icon

In below screenshot you can see that in the application menu, under the development tag, the icons are not correct, however, on the taskbar the icons are correct: I checked the ~/.local/share/...
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How to create Eclipse 2019-20 launcher on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am Trying to Create Eclipse jee-2019-20 launcher on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using below command and save it as eclipse.desktop on Download Folder [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Eclipse Comment=...
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tcl/tk window icons not displayed properly

I'm trying to get an application written in Tcl/Tk to be executed in the launcher, use proper icons, and have individual windows display with proper icons. I've mostly gotten it to work, but I'm ...
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gThumb 3.9.1 on Xubuntu 18.04 won't load thumbnails

I just installed gThumb 3.9.1 on two Xubuntu 18.04 machines. One is fine, works great, with the minor exception that the launchers don't find the new icons, so it uses the default "?" instead. (any ...
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How to force Chrome to open as new application from .desktop file

Google Chrome has an option to launch a web page as a windowed 'Chrome app', which, when used with Gnome Desktop, will create a special .desktop file which can be used to run Chrome in a stand-alone ...
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How to activate right-click menu on Application Launcher list entries in KDE Plasma?

I've just started using Kubuntu with KDE Plasma. In adding my frequently-used applications to the launcher bar, I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a way to do this using only the keyboard. For ...
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Icons on the Launcher stay inactive for a bit after the app is launched

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with desktop environment unity. I can put any application I want on the Launcher (the bar which is by default on the left side of the screen). I can then click on it and launch the ...
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Why does a desktop launcher does not start my app, while the .desktop file is working?

I installed a package (Zotero) in /opt and I am able to run it perfectly using command line. The package comes with a .desktop file, so I added it to /usr/share/applications and gave it the ...
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How do I create a functional app icon in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Launcher (Universal Gcode Sender)

I am a Noobie making an attempt to get away from Windows, however, I am struggling with what should be a relatively simple task. I downloaded Universal Gcode Sender (CNC control software). I am able ...

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