Ubuntu :: Unity Launcher Does Not Autohide

May 3, 2011

Recently upgraded to 11.04, and I am happy with the intent but unhappy with the bugs.

I have a specific problem at the moment, the unity launcher will not auto-hide, which means I cannot access the left side of any application (such as the back button for instance). Does anyone know of a fix?

A restart fixes the problem, but If I don't want to do that then I have to set the auto-hide option in Compiz to never, so that application windows stop at the launcher, and don't dissapear underneath. (setting back to other auto-hide options doesn't work)

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Get Launcher To Autohide - Covers Maximised Windows?

Jun 28, 2011

I just got round to upgrading to 11.04 over the weekend, and generally I'm happy with the new desktop - except. In common with several others I appear to be unable to get the launcher to autohide, except this is not a sudden occurence - it has never autohidden, even immediately after install.

Steps tried include:

1. Log Out / In and reboot
2. Installing Compiz Config Settings Manager - I have tried all the options for autohide, with no change
3. Setting the autohide to none - with a widescreen laptop this wouldn't have been disastrous, but maximised windows still fit behind the launcher.

4. Dragging icons from the desktop to the launcher on various workspaces - still no effect.

I don't want to have to resort to Ubuntu Classic, but not being able to use maximised windows is a bit of a pain.

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May 8, 2011

Just moved to Ubuntu 11.04 with unity and only have one problem...For most of my desktop needs I prefer to have the Unity Launcher up all the time (fullscreen apps don't cover it), and have set this option with ccsm.

However, when I watch mythtv, it is also under the launcher (and the top panel as well). How can I force mythtv to cover the launcher?
What I really need is a keyboard shortcut to hide the launcher, but the only shortcut is for "show launcher". (I guess the devs assumed everyone would want it hidden by default).

This, by the way is not my usual way for viewing mythtv. I have a projector attached to the desktop PC and it doesn't get a Unity Launcher by default (in Twinview), so no probs. However, occasionally I want to watch something on my computer screen, and that is when this issue arises.

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May 9, 2011

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and have come across a strange bug, where after using Ubuntu for a while, the launcher suddenly appears and will not hide. This occurs when my mouse is no where near the launcher. I have a duel screen display.

This is very annoying as the launcher appears above the windows I am working on as shown in the screenshot:

I have tried changing the launcher hide options in ccsm but it doesn't seem to make any difference. At the moment it is set to autohide.

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May 28, 2011

I upgraded to 11.04. A launcher I had created before the upgrade shows up in the dock and works nicely... but I want to change what it does.


says to edit the .desktop file. Fine, but there ought to be a way to do it with the gui, shouldn't there?


suggests, after reading between the lines, that you can only edit launchers in the gui when they're not in the dock; the dock is only for pinning launchers that exist elsewhere.

But I don't know where my launcher file is, it's certainly not on the desktop, since I removed it from there before upgrading.

I see that in the new world, deleting a launcher from the desktop removes it from the dock, too.

I am very sad that I can't have launchers on the dock without having them on the desktop, and that there's no way to edit launchers from the dock.

I am aware of the "switch back to classic and stop using unity" workaround.

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Jun 23, 2011

I love this unity launcher panel on the left. but i think it's taking too much valuable space on my small screen so i set up a super small app dock with everything i use but i can't seem to completely hide this unity launcher the only options i find in CCSM are "always show" "autohide" and two other things i can't seem to understand; anw i haven't found a "Always hide". is there a way to do that ?

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Jul 14, 2011

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I installed Google Chrome and replaced firefox with chrome in the launcher. So everything works fine until I reboot. Firefox is back. I saw this a couple of times so I though why not just get rid of firefox. Unfortunately now there's nothing in place of firefox.

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One thing that I haven't been able find out is if there is an option to vertically resize the launcher based on the number of active icons. I only have about half a dozen icons pinned to the launcher permanently, so there's a lot of blank "dead space" on the bottom half of the launcher unless I have a zillion other things open simultaneously.

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I've heard that Unity 2D is specifically designed NOT to use Compiz, so things like cube desktop and wobbly windows will never be available in this 2D desktop environment. (Sadface for losing out on the eye candy I used to have in 10.10 )

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On starting nautilus (clicking on home icon) it looks more like thunar (although about says its not). A screen shot showing "nautilus-thunar" and the desktop is attached.

Firefox's minimize, maximize and close icons have also changed - see other screen shot.

Anyone got any idea what's going on? Anyone else have this.

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