This brief tutorial shows you how to change the default behavior of Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 2D sessions. There are three modes you can choose from when it comes to how the launcher behaves in Ubuntu 2D.
The first has an integer of ( 0 ). This mode enables the launcher to never hide. It will always be docked on the left of your display. The next mode has integer ( 1 ). This mode enables the launcher to hide automatically when you’re not interacting with it. The last mode has the integer of ( 2 ). This mode enables the intellihide. The launcher disappears only when a windows is placed on top of it or move closer to the launcher. This is the default mode.
This tutorial is going to show you how select the best mode for your session.
- Enable Launcher auto-hide in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to choose of of the three modes.
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity2d.Launcher hide-mode 1
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity2d.Launcher hide-mode 0
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity2d.Launcher hide-mode 2
That’s it! Change it to whatever mode you like and it will apply.