Is There A Means Or A Way To Have The Launcher – Part Of Unity - In Linux Ubuntu Versions 11.04 And Newer To Have A Permanent Or Fixed Position Instead Of The Launcher Being Hidden When Inactive?
Posted on 2012-03-29
Hello. I have a question to ask you regarding Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system.
With the new Unity GUI (and similar Gnome 3) with version 11.04 and newer of Linux Ubuntu, I get the newer Launcher bar to the left side of the desktop or monitor screen. I see it hides or disappears under certain conditions when it becomes inactive as if to appear as ‘sliding’ beyond the left side of the desktop or monitor screen – technically just hidden out of view until your input device.
My questions to you are these -- please answer all of them:
1. Is there a way to get that Launcher bar PERMANENTLY FIXED so it never disappears? Like some internal Ubuntu setting that is customizable or some Terminal command script in order to achieve this?
2. Yes, I am thinking if it were permanent, how would the Launcher interact with a (or more than one) fully open or maximized windows? Would the maximized window’s left side butt up against the fixed Launcher... ...or underlay/overlay the Launcher where the maximized window(s) STILL butt up against the left side of the desktop or monitor screen? Questions to consider. For me, I would want the maximized window to butt up against the fixed Launcher.
3. If you can provide me a Terminal command script to make the Launcher fixed, could you please the antidote like another Terminal command script to reverse this back to normal functioning too?