unable to move the Launcher to the right side of the screen

Bug #740391 reported by Jason Todd on 2011-03-22
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #668415: Movement of Unity launcher. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Opinion
Wishlist
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

I find Unity's placement of the Launcher on the left side of the screen distracting to my work on the computer.

My focus starts at the top-left of the screen. I need the application I am working in to reside there--not the OS's controls. I use Windows 7 and have always placed the Taskbar on the right side of the screen. This placement is perfect because it does not distract my focus from the application, yet it is readily accessible when I need access to it.

I see no good reason why Unity can not provide the option to users to place the Launcher on the right side of the screen. To be frank, I will not use Unity if the Launcher cannot be moved from the left side. It simply is not conducive to how I interact with my computer.

I am interested and supportive of Ubuntu's efforts for change. But not offering users the option of a different placement for the Launcher is going too far. It will only encourage me to keep using Windows.

Jason Todd (jtodd929) on 2011-03-22
summary: - unable to place Launcher on left side of screen
+ unable to move the Launcher from the left side of the screen
summary: - unable to move the Launcher from the left side of the screen
+ unable to move the Launcher to the right side of the screen
Maarten Kossen (mpkossen) wrote :

I know this has been discussed elsewhere already, but I cannot find that bug (and hence am unable to mark this as a duplicate). The "other" bug report discussion basically boiled down to 'not going to happen' any time soon.

Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2011-03-25
Changed in unity:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Please add this to ubuntu as unity on the left side gets in the way when using multiple monitors. Also when it is set to auto hide when using multiple monitors it is very hard to get it to pop up it also causes the mouse to occasionally be trapped on the right screen when it thinks you are trying to pull up the launcher but really trying to go to the other screen.

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