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Questions tagged [launcher]

The Launcher is one of the main access points for applications in Ubuntu. It provides quick access for launching applications and managing running applications.

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Cannot start eclipse [duplicate]

Addition, I don't think that my question is a duplication because my log file is different from what is in other question,also in other question it says "I have installed OpenJDK 9 in Ubuntu" - i didn'...
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Changing mouse behaviour on desktop from single to doubleclick on launcher (favorites)

I've been wanting to change the behavior of the mouse click on the favorites menu (launcher) from single click to double. . . I spend a fair amount of time in Windows and the difference in mouse ...
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Icon image is not getting displayed in Ubuntu 17 and 18

I am trying to install a software using a download manager in Ubuntu. When I do it on Ubuntu 14 and 16 the download manager icon appears in the launcher bar. But when I do the same in Ubuntu 17 and 18 ...
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Touches on the sidebar not registering properly

When I touch the icons on the sidebar, using a touchscreen (shown with big arrows in the picture below) they do not open, and add the app to 'my favourites' on the sidebar. After searching for a ...
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Krita and Kdenlive double icon problem

I have Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome. So, I install Krita (from repo or appimage). Now I open Krita and I see the icon in the "favorites" bar (Dash). I right click it to add to favorites but I have no such ...
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Executing echo Command Using Launcher Icon [duplicate]

I am controlling the fan speed on my notebook using acpi and the command: echo level n > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan where level n is a number between 1 and 7. It works, and after I changed the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Google-earth launch problem

Having just installed 18.04 (upgraded from new 16.04 install) and google-earth. I can only launch Google-earth from, and runs in, the terminal, there is just a blank icon on the launchpad which can be ...
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Lost Unity launcher and Could not find dbus session ID in user Environment

I have lost my unity launcher and top panel while installing something. While recovering this issue I came across Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04 and How to change Gsettings via ...
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Untitled Unity Launcher icon

The unity launcher icon for a software I am using displays the word untitled. I am unsure of the origin of this problem and the way to fix it. It may be relevant to state here that the software was ...
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How to automatically start tmux when opening gnome-terminal

I want the terminal to always start tmux (a "terminal multiplexer") automatically in every new terminal I open. I tried modifying org.gnome.Terminal.desktop and gnome-terminal.desktop in ~/.local/...
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Bring all windows of the same application to front on focus in Unity [duplicate]

I am essentially trying to replicate the default window management behavior of macOS in Ubuntu since I've gotten so used to it over the years. When a window of an application in macOS gets focus (...
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desktop launcher for sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

I have Kubuntu 18.04. How can I create a desktop launcher for the code: sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
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How to change Ubuntu Budgie's Plank launcher command line parameters?

I would like to run Tilix with param --session=~/my-tilix-config.json with mouse clicking Plank's launcher. I found that references to launchers visible in Plank are kept in ~/.config/plank/dock1/...
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How can I get access to the hue which unity uses to theme UI based on the current desktop background?

As my desktop background changes, I've seen the Unity Launcher's hue automatically updates to adapt with the background color. # This is used in other UI elements as well, for instance - the ...
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show desktop icon to the launcher 18 [duplicate]

I want to enable "show desktop icon to the launcher" as in ubuntu 16.04. I cannot find the why. Is this option somewere in ubuntu 18?
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Python script cannot run from .desktop launcher

I have a python script that works perfectly if I just run: python3 script.py If I make a .desktop shortcut, with the above command, the sidebar script is opened (the py file is a GUI) but then it ...
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Error in launching Minecraft on ubuntu 17.10

I downloaded Minecraft from its site, but always when I'm launching it, I get error below. I followed instructions from "Minecraft with OpenJDK 7, I get “the trustAnchors parameter must be non-empty”",...
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I cannot open the terminal (from launcher, dashboard or other terminals)

When I try to open the Terminal from Gauke Terminal or from XTerm by using gnome-terminal it shows this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gnome-terminal", line 9, in <...
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cubic: add custom favourites to gnome3 left panel; .desktop launchers untrusted on ~/Desktop

When creating a custom 18.04 iso with cubic, is there a way to add custom favourite application launchers in the left side gnome3 bar? I found that by adding a known launcher there while having booted ...
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After pressing Alt + Tab New Window appear but New Window dosen't get focus

After pressing Alt + Tab, to change focus, the new window appears but the new window doesn't get the focus. No arrow on the right of the icon in the launcher, no name of the app in the top-left corner,...
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.desktop file does not show the icon in applications

I have created a .desktop file for Eclipse and put it in .local/share/applications in applications launcher the icon of app is not showing up. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Oxygen_Eclipse ...
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Unity launcher lost focus

I'm having trouble using the unity launcher. System info: Ubuntu 16.04 (Intel) Dual nvidia screen setup using Unity Desktop Problem Description: The Unity launcher bar, dash an switcher will not ...
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Upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 - no change in desktop environment

I've upgraded using the software updater. The launcher still looks the same, the title bar is the same, the only change I see is in the look of the file manager. I am a noob at ubuntu. Is this normal?...
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Compiz process killed, No Launcher, No dash, No toolbar, no cross buttons over any application window showing in Ubuntu 16.04

Guest session is working but Root is not showing anything except the desktop icons. I tried installing GNOME again and then rebooted but nothing changed. I tried logging into other user like guest ...
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Execute a desktop shortcut to a jar file on Ubuntu 18.04

I need to run a .desktop file as an admin but I have issues achieving this. I am working with this .desktop file #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Some Application Exec="/...
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Spyder no starting in Ubuntu bu GUI

I'm not able to launch Spyder by GUI in Ubuntu through the icon is there. When I click on the icon, spyder icon appears on the launcher and disappears soon. Nothing happens then. I had installed ...
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Desktop or Taskbar shortcut of shellscript - easiest way with 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and Linux and just installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I know there are tons of tutorials out there how someone could create a shortcut. Unfortunately none of them really worked for me. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, no Launcher or top panel after update

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop and have a big problem with Unity. After an update (February this year) I lost the Launcher, the panel on the top of the screen with the username, the time, ...
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Couldnot fix ubuntu launchbar that disappeared

I have tried all available options in this forum and other linux forum on this topic but could not fix it. later I came with following and still not working. I was wondering what does it mean the out ...
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How can I change the working directory in a launcher on MATE 16.04?

I'm setting up a Kerbal Space Program install on Ubuntu Mate 16.04, and one of the mods I have installed (Principia -- makes the game gravity act like real gravity) can't find its principia.so unless ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 dock default and custom favorites behaving differently [duplicate]

I discovered that when I add custom favorite app icon to the Ubuntu dock, when I launch it, instead of launching from the same position, it starts from another position. However, default favorites do ...
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Sofware center hanging..

Newly installed 16.04 on new dell laptop. Tried using software centre in order to download skype. Software centre failed to launch, hanging for a while. Launcher info corrupt? Not sure in what ...
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Can the unity launcher list installed applications by default?

I'm on 16.04 and when I click on the launcher it opens with the 6 default tabs (home, apps, documents, etc). I was wondering if I can make the launcher only list installed applications by default on ...
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How to resolve dbus-launch error?

when I would like start dbus-launch by this command: dbus-launch --sh-syntax Output show me this error message dbus[13776]: Unable to set up transient service directory: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR "/run/user/...
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disabling alt-key from asking “Type your command”

I am using Ubuntu 18.04, with the new unity theme. Every time I click on the Alt key, it goes to "Type your command". However, I am using Alt-Shift to change layouts, and if I don't time releasing ...
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Unity Tweak tool not launching from terminal or launcher

Unity Tweak Tool is not launching from the Dash. My Ubuntu version is 16.04. If I try to run from the terminal I get this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/unity-tweak-tool", ...
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Incomplete desktop appears after logging in [duplicate]

When I started my laptop (hp pavillion series with Ubuntu 16.04) this morning, I got the usual login prompt, but when I entered my password and logged in, there was no launcher, no menu, nothing. I ...
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Launching mpv from a .desktop entry with the clipboard as argument

I'm trying to make a submenu entry on a .desktop application file that launches a youtube address with mpv. The youtube url is copied from the clipboard. Inside gnome-terminal this works fine: xclip -...
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Minor glitches after inplace upgrade to 18.04 and change to lightdm

I did in-place upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 on one of my pcs. All okay, except after changing to lightdm and purging gdm3, I am still missing "Search your computer" icon on top of launcher, Launcher ...
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Issue with a 16.04 update

I had my launcher on auto-hide, and reveal on left corner with the sensitivity set in the middle of the slider. When I wanted to see my launcher I would move the cursor to the top left corner, until I ...
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Update to new minecraft launcher

I have been playing minecraft for a long time on ubuntu but I have always used the old 'java' launcher. Since there is a new launcher I would like to update minecraft to that. I have searched the ...
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Launcher doesn't show

I'm using ubuntu 16.04, and the launcher doesn't show anymore. I've tried many things on the web, such as apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop and rm -rf ~/.config or dconf reset -f / or ...
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How can I add my python plugin's symbolic icons to the hicolor dir and use them?

I am developing my Budgie applet based on this budgie python example. I would like to use symbolic icons for the applet, but how do I apply them? I tried saving and using my icons to /usr/share/...
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Workspace switching not working

Ubuntu 16.04 all up to date and upgraded, Acer i5, 6-GB, 250GB-SSD I suspect something has changed in a recent Update or Upgrade. I cannot change workspaces by clicking on the Launcher icon. Also ...
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How can I find and modify an application launcher in 18.04 because tuxmath seg faults in fullscreen mode?

This was happening in 16.04 but I was hoping that an upgrade to the latest everything would fix it. I installed tuxmath using "apt install" and it shows up in the Applications menu so I added it to ...
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How to remove applications from start menu that are installed by Wine [duplicate]

I installed some applications, using Wine. They appeared in the start menu I wanted to remove the application, so I removed the folder it didn't work so I tried by removing the wine folder but it ...
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Dual monitors: auto hide on only main monitor

Is there a way to set up the Unity launcher (Ubuntu 16.04) such that it autohides on the primary monitor, but is always visible on the others?
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How to create a launcher in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

Simple. Run the program you want... search long and hard for it. Dont worry you wont have to do it again. In my example Im trying to run Pycharm... so I launch a terminal and enter in "load ...
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Shell command to enable auto-hide launcher

I know launcher can be set to auto hide through system settings. But I want to do this using a shell command. Is this possible? I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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HUD, Unity Launcher and menu bar not working on Ubuntu 16.04

The menu bar doesn't work with any application and the unity launcher doesn't respond. In addition, I can't close a window with ALT+F4 (it works with CTRL+Q, though). But it gets weirder. If I start a ...