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    auto-hide launcher

    I need help. I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2. I want to set the launcher to auto-hide. Nothing works. I have tried using CCSM, Ubuntu Tweak, Tweak Tool, Unsettings, and MyUnity. On these apps, as soon as I click auto-hide, within a second it automatically goes back to always show launcher. I need help. I even tried Google to see if I can find a solution. HELP????????

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    Re: auto-hide launcher

    Copy paste this in terminal, restart computer, and try again.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    As far as I know you don't need aditional programs for auto hiding launcher. Auto hide launcher option should be in system settings/appearance

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    Re: auto-hide launcher

    I have done that twice now. Nothing.

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    Re: auto-hide launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryWJ View Post
    I need help. I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2. I want to set the launcher to auto-hide. Nothing works. I have tried using CCSM, Ubuntu Tweak, Tweak Tool, Unsettings, and MyUnity. On these apps, as soon as I click auto-hide, within a second it automatically goes back to always show launcher. I need help. I even tried Google to see if I can find a solution. HELP????????
    Do you have all those apps installed ?

    I'd try completlely removing all the blue ones, then restarting.
    After restart, right click on Desktop > Change Desktop Background > Behavior, set auto-hide there & see what happens

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    Re: auto-hide launcher

    I just now did what you suggested. As soon as I clicked the ON button, it shifted back to OFF.

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    Re: auto-hide launcher

    A bit of a mystery -
    If you were to login to a guest session can you change the launcher to autohide? (thru the right click on Desktop , ect.

    Assuming you are using unity, not unity-2d, you could check with
    Code:
    env | grep -i "^desktop_session" && env | grep -i "xdg_current_desktop" && env | grep -i "compiz"
    should return 3 like
    DESKTOP_SESSION=ubuntu
    XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity
    COMPIZ_CONFIG_PROFILE=ubuntu

    So if in a ubuntu session (unity) can you write to this file?,
    Code:
     gedit ~/.gconf/apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/%gconf.xml
    if so look for this line & change red to 1 (blue will be different, doesn't matter
    <entry name="launcher_hide_mode" mtime="1364055559" type="int" value="0"/>
    Then save & log out/in

    Additionally -
    if you open ccsm from a terminal what profile does it show being used, should say -
    Profile : unity

    Worst case you could also try resetting unity -
    Code:
    unity --reset &

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