Ubuntu – How to autohide the Launcher in Unity 2D


In the regular Unity 3D, I used Compiz Config Manager where I could configure the Unity Plug-in to autohide the Launcher and not to show it when moving mouse to the left side of the screen. So it was perfect for using Docky.

But in Unity 2D the Unity Plug-in settings doesn't have any effect. How can I completely hide the Launcher and just have it shown when pressing the windows-key?

With the following:

dconf write /com/canonical/unity-2d/launcher/hide-mode 1
dconf write /com/canonical/unity-2d/launcher/use-strut false

it still opens the Launcher when moving mouse to the left side of the screen. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10.

Best Answer

  • There is a tool named Unity 2D Settings made by Krytarik Raido for configuring Unity 2D. It wasn't working under Ubuntu 11.10; however, he updated the tool and now works under Ubuntu 11.10.

    Install it through terminal:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:krytarik/tuxgarage
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install unity-2d-settings

    Run this when you are logged in via Unity 2D.

    Source: OMG! Ubuntu!

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