Allow location of the launcher to be customizable

Bug #713083 reported by IKT on 2011-02-04
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #668415: Movement of Unity launcher. Edit Remove
This bug affects 7 people
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Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity


Would it be possible to have the location of the dock customisable, for example similar to the windows xp task bar or os x dock, where you can have it on either top, bottom, left or right side of the screen.

I imagine this could be possible by either making it possible to 'lock' the bar in place or maybe having it so that if you press a certain key combination like ctrl+alt and hold down the left mouse button on the dock will be moveable.


IKT (ikt) on 2011-02-04
description: updated
IKT (ikt) on 2011-02-04
summary: - The location of the dock should be customizable
+ Allow location of the dock to be customizable
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Emmet Hikory (persia) on 2011-02-04
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
IKT (ikt) on 2011-02-14
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → New

Why set as new again? Isn't it an opinion?

IKT (ikt) wrote :


My problem was that after setting the status to opinion the bug dropped off all the main lists, which was strange because on this page:

is various feature requests, set to wishlist and various levels of importance, so I looked up opinion and found this:

Opinion says: there’s a difference of opinion around this bug and people are free to continue the discussion, but the project or package maintainers need to move to other work and are considering the issue closed.

So it seemed like immediately after opening this feature request and the other one it was closed without anyone ever looking at it.

It may not matter because of this bug here:

Which seems similar to what many people are requesting, which is the ability to customise unity and the launcher.

Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

The location of the launcher is by design tied to the panel button

Changed in unity:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
IKT (ikt) on 2011-03-13
summary: - Allow location of the dock to be customizable
+ Allow location of the launcher to be customizable
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