Ubuntu :: Restore Minimized Applications With Launchers?
Jul 17, 2010
i'd like to be able to restore minimized applications by clicking on their launchers like you can do when you have awn or dockey installed. but i'd rather not install awn or dockey since this is the only feature i want from them that the gnome panel doesn't already provide.
i found this thread:
which is from 2007. apparently a small application, "launcher-restore", was written to give program launchers the functionality i'm talking about--but that program is gone now--the attached deb file doesn't work at all.
so is there some other program that will do this now, a newer version of launcher-restore, or some even simpler way of setting things up the way i want them?
I'm putting a program in my startup applications that is completely GUI, with no command line options. The program is Calibre, if anybody is curious. Is there any way to start this program minimized? Gnome, Lucid, x64
I am running a week old 11.3 install with KDE (no desktop effects), compiz, nvidia. Last night I was working away. I had Thundertbird, Firefox, and VMWare Workstation open. Maybe something else, but I don't remember.
I was typing away. Maybe I hit something on the keyboard, but maybe not. All apps just disappeared, meaning that they're windows were not open and were not minimized to the panel. I could open *new* windows, and I fire up a terminal and ran top, which showed that they were all running, just not visible. Obviously, this is a Bad Thing.
I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and this is my first experience with Unity. I have managed to create launchers in .local/share/applications and drag them to the launcher to add desired shortcuts. Here are two questions I have:
1) I am adding many shortcuts to various directories I frequently use; the shortcut's have commands like nautilus /home/user/some/dir. Despite the fact that I change their icons, when I drag them to the launcher they all use the Nautilus icon. Is there a way to fix this?
2) Is there a way to group the launchers? For example, having a group for office applications, and a group for directory launchers?
An upgrade wiped my Evolution settings, and then my backup hard drive failed spectacularly. I have the Addressbook.db file but nothing else from the original setup. I am OK with losing the emails because they are all on line. But, can I "reinstall" the original address book into the now recovered and upgraded Evolution programme? I tried to just copy the .db file into the .evolution folder, replacing the addressbook.db file created by installing Evolution but could not see my old address book when I opened Evolution. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it not that simple and I need other files to recreate the address book (I do have the addressbook summary.db file and copied that into Evolution too).
I'm having a bit of a problem with drives connected by NFS and KDE4.4.4. The setup is that a server running oS11.2 and KDE4.4.4 gives access to it's shared drives via NFS to two laptops (one with 11.2 the other with 11.3, both running kde4.4.4) and a desktop PC (running oS11.3 KDE4.4.4). The clients have no problems accessing the shared drive on the server via NFS. The problem comes when the network goes down or the connection to the network is lost.
Any applications open at the time that are 'looking' at the shared drive just hang forcing me to kill the application. Dolphin is a classic example. Even after the network comes back up Dolphin will not start properly and just opens a blank window. Starting dolphin from a console reveals nothing and the console just drops back to the command line with no output. Logging out and back in doesn't help so it's something at system level.My question is how can I make this more robust and allow the system recover gracefully and without taking down the applications when the network is lost?
Anyone know how to configure the launcher for an app in unity? In Gnome, you could just right-click the icon, select properties and go to town. In Unity, all right-click gets you is (for example):Terminal Keep In Launcher Quit
I'd like to change the geometry for new terminal windows.
Some app launchers can't be placed in the dock. The ones i have trouble with are the three games from Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, namely Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor and Trine. Their launcher icons look fine on dash, but when i start dragging them and the dash disappears, the icon turns into a question mark. Items on dock make room for the question mark icon, but after dropping it, it disappears and the dock icons return to where they were.
I guess there's something non-standard about the launchers. The games are installed under my home folder, and the game icons are xpm files in the game folder, like /home/veepee/.trine/Trine.xpm for example. The executables are in the same folder, like /home/veepee/.trine/trine-bin.
Too bad the print screen key doesn't take screenshots when the dash is up. What's up with that anyway?
I decided to try DockbarX in XFCE to see how it worked compared to Talika. It runs a bit smoother, and looks a lot better, the only problem is, I can't pin any open programs to my dock. If I click "pin application" and then close the window, the icon disappears as if I never pinned it. This has happened with every program I've tried. I've also tried running it as a stand-alone dock, and while I can pin programs that way, the dock itself likes to move around on its own. I am using the version from the WebUpd8 repos, which is version 0.46.
OS: LucidSymptoms: Launchers are in Desktop folder, but they are not on the desktop. Also, when I "right click" on desktop, nothing happens (no pop up menus). Attempts to add new launchers to desktop (via "add launcher to desktop" or "click-n-drag") are notsuccessful.Symptoms the same on both monitors.Possible Cause: I just completed a problematic install of 2nd monitor (NVidia X Server). Currently running in TwinView. After install was completed I noticed launchers were missing.Info: Desktop folder is owned (RW) & group (R) to my user, execute is enabled, and Others is R, as are all files in folder.
I've been happily playing League of Legends, but recently, I've only been able to open it from the terminal. I can run it without WINEPREFIX, like this: Code: wine-1.2-rc7 "/home/peter/.wine-1.2-rc7/drive_c/Program Files/League of Legends/lol.launcher.exe"
However, when I try to add the WINEPREFIX nothing opens. But this command works great in the terminal: Code: WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-1.2-rc7 wine-1.2-rc7 "C:/Program Files/League of Legends/lol.launcher.exe" When I even tried doing "run in terminal" option for taskbar launchers nothing pops up except an empty terminal and an error: "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal."
Not really sure that this is a wine problem or a problem associated with WINEPREFIX, but it was working fine a few days ago, and I've completely reinstalled the .wine-1.2-rc7 directory to no avail.
i have a question about customising the toolbar in the file explorer, which i think is called nautilus. i was able to add a few buttons by hacking about in /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-navigation-window-ui.xml ..but they were already defined actions. what i would really like to add is custom launchers. i have whipped up a python script that will foo and bar a glob of files in a directory, which i can pass as an argument to the script, and i would like this to be a toolbar button so i can just click an icon up there. so the launcher would need to know what directory is open in the tab which is in focus, or alternatively be able to launch from that directory as current working directory and then i can dig out the path in python. a keyboard shortcut for the launcher would be nice too
I'm currently using Unity 0.2.46 on Ubuntu 10.10. Installed from a ppa. The only way I have found to add an application launcher to the panel is to actually launch the app, then right click it's icon on the panel and click "Keep in Launcher". This is great but I've noticed at least one of my applications (Mumble) doesn't give me that option. Is there an alternative method? (see screenshot for example)
are there any sweeper / cleaner apps which can take back my installation as to when it was new. I know home directory could have config files etc..but that doesnt matter, i want all packages and applications reset to how it was when i had a clean install. I am using Natty
Launchers indicators only work when I check the "Mix launchers and applications" box under behaviour/taskbar menu option. I already set the class of the launchers with the "grab" button in the "modify launcher menu"
Dont know the commands for the time & date and the on/off button, so I cant create launchers for the desktop to transfer to unity? how to delete the top panel in 11.04 ? I m trying to get everything down one side and delete all the panels as I had awn or cairo menu in 10.10. Also I cant move some launchers in unity-tomboy note will move but it always goes back to where it was and bin and workspace switcher wont move at all.
I put some launchers on my top panel with icons that i have located in /home/joe/icons, the launcher commands are to open webpages. One of there commands for example is firefox facebook.com.whenever i restart my computer they disappear off my panel
I've installed gPodder and added it to my startup applications, but it opens up full screen when I start up Ubuntu. Is there a way to have it start up minimized? I'm thinking there's probably a command line option I can pass in, but I can't seem to find it.
Is it just me or does Eclipse disappear when it is minimized. I only installed Ubuntu today so maybe I'm just missing something lol. I was just doing a bit of coding and now I can't find it after minimizing it
I know it sounds a bit strange, but is there something that I can add to a start up command to make the program that is starting up be minimized. I know it sounds strange, but I want to have Evolution Mail open at start up, but be minimized. I know the command to open Evolution Mail is "evolution --component=mail" but how would I make the window starts out being minimized in the Launcher.