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    Show launcher when no windows are open

    Hello!
    I'm trying Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 64 bit. It works really good!
    But I have some questions and small problems. I'm going to open different threads to discuss about them.

    First of all:
    as in my previous Ubuntu versions, I decide to set the Launcher in auto-hide mode.
    But...when I see the desktop (all the windows are minimized or no windows are open) the launcher isn't visible. Why?
    It's pretty ugly to see the bare desktop without launcher.
    How can I set it in order to be shown during the desktop view?

    thanks!

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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    The function you are referring to is not auto-hide it's called dodge and has been removed from 12.04. Reasons cited are it was buggy and was too much code to maintain. Personally I thought it was fine and loved it on my netbook but there we go.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1937199

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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    Sad, but true.

    Though this work around maybe of interest...
    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/04/real-...-launcher.html
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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    Right button on blank desktop
    choose Change Desktop Background
    click on the behaviour tab and adjust things
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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    That's really sad!

    And... can I restore this behavior via CCSM? It seems no longer possible too...

    @Hakunka-Matata
    that's not the point. But thank you anyway!

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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    Quote Originally Posted by palimmo View Post
    Hello!
    I'm trying Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 64 bit. It works really good!
    But I have some questions and small problems. I'm going to open different threads to discuss about them.

    First of all:
    as in my previous Ubuntu versions, I decide to set the Launcher in auto-hide mode.
    But...when I see the desktop (all the windows are minimized or no windows are open) the launcher isn't visible. Why?
    It's pretty ugly to see the bare desktop without launcher.
    How can I set it in order to be shown during the desktop view?

    thanks!
    You can't set the Unity Launcher Icons Bar using the behaviour tab? What some people are calling the "Tablet like desktop", which, I agree with.
    What launcher are you referring to then?
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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    Quote Originally Posted by Hakunka-Matata View Post
    You can't set the Unity Launcher Icons Bar using the behaviour tab?
    What launcher are you referring to then?
    That launcher, yes!
    But the point is that i would like to see it also when no windows are open....

    In the previuos version of ubuntu was possible:
    hide when windows were maximised, shown where no windows were open.

    But now it appears only if I "call" it with the mouse indicator.

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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    In the behaviour Tab the auto hide mode can be toggled.
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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    Quote Originally Posted by Hakunka-Matata View Post
    In the behaviour Tab the auto hide mode can be toggled.
    I know. And I did it.

    I like the auto-hide when I have an open window.
    But if I have all the windows closed, i would like to see the launcher.
    And that seems no longer possible in Ubuntu 12.04 (it was in 11.10).

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    Re: Show launcher when no windows are open

    OK, now I get it. My desktop does not have that problem, I have the unity launcher visible even though no applications are open.
    I wonder why your's won't do that?
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