How to move Unity launcher to the bottom of screen on Ubuntu

By design Unity launcher is placed at the left side of Ubuntu desktop and has remained immovable ever since it was introduced to the public in 2010. Ubuntu users who wanted to have Mac OS X-style launcher have had to either replace Unity launcher with an alternative dock such as CairoDock or Docky, or even […]
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How to launch applications differently with Gnome-Pie on Linux desktop

The biggest complaint you can hear those days about Ubuntu is the new Unity interface. I remember leaving for Archlinux precisely when Unity started to rise, and when it was made clear that it was here to stay. However, Unity indirectly has led to good consequences: it allowed other distributions and other desktop environments to […]
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How to create desktop shortcut or launcher on Linux

If you have a program you use regularly on Linux desktop, you may want to create a “desktop shortcut”, so you can launch the program by simply clicking on the shortcut. While most GUI programs automatically create their desktop shortcut during installation, GUI programs built from their source or terminal applications may require you to […]
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How to launch a GUI-based desktop program from command line in Linux

If you often use a particular GUI program in your desktop environment, it may be cumbersome to launch the program by navigating desktop menus which may be several mouse clicks away. To speed things up, you can create shortcuts to your favorite programs inside Application Launcher (e.g., Ubuntu Desktop). Alternatively, you can use a command […]
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