Why do portable app icons disappear from Unity launcher after restart?

I downloaded SublimeText and placed it in my home folder. I locked sublimetext to the Unity launcher, but when I restart my PC the icon disappears from the launcher. Why is this happening? Can I solve this somehow? Answer A .desktop file is needed. One way is to install sublime text editor via webupd8 ppa. … Read more

Why does dragging and dropping on the Unity launcher sometimes moves the icon and sometimes slides all icons?

I am trying to rearrange the icons on my Unity launcher. Sometimes I can just drag and drop an icon without difficulty. But other times when I attempt to drag an icon all icons on the launcher slide together. Why is that? What can I do to make sure my dragging and dropping performs one … Read more

Unable to hide the Unity launcher and set its reveal sensitivity automatically on startup of an Ubuntu 14.04 machine

As per my project requirement, I need to hide the Unity launcher (if present) automatically on startup of an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. If I run the command: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/launcher-hide-mode 1 into the terminal it works. But as I mentioned already I need to hide the Unity launcher automatically on startup of an Ubuntu 14.04 … Read more

Unity launcher: combine click and modifier key (Shift, Alt, Ctrl, …)

In Unity launcher (icons on left side), is it possible to configure a .desktop file to, for instance, run something else if Control is pressed. For instance, Gimp below The file gimp.desktop in /usr/share/applications shows (excerpt) [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=GIMP Image Editor GenericName=Image Editor Comment=Create images and edit photographs Exec=gimp-2.8 %U TryExec=gimp-2.8 Icon=gimp Terminal=false … Read more