Sunday, March 27, 2016

How To Move Unity Launcher To The Bottom Of The Screen (In Ubuntu 16.04)

How To Move Unity Launcher To The Bottom Of The Screen
( In Ubuntu 16.04 )

Ubuntu 16.04 with launcher on bottom of the screen
Screen Shot : Ubuntu 16.04 launcher moved to bottom of the screen

Finally the default Unity Desktop’s left launcher panel can be moved to the bottom of screen in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus.
Ubuntu 16.04 has reached its final beta. One of the great new features is that the left launcher panel now is movable: to Left or to Bottom.

However, the 'option' to change position is buried deep in the geeky depths of dconf-editor it is the one change that everyone is talking about.

At present, you can change Unity Launcher position in following two ways:

Method 1: Command line way

For those prefer Linux commands, this can be done via a single command in terminal:

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following commands accordingly:

Move the Unity Launcher to bottom:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom

Move the Unity Launcher back to left:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left

For graphical way, do:

1.You need dconf-editor to do this in GUI way.. so install dconf-editor with following command .

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

2. Launch dconf editor after installation, and navigate to "com -> canonical -> unity -> launcher". Finally change the value of “launcher-position” to select Unity Launcher position.

To make the bottom panel fit your screen, go to System Settings -> Appearance and change the value of Launcher icon size.

The change takes into effect immediately. No need for a restart or even closing the dconf editor.

What do you think of this new feature in Ubuntu 16.04?
See What's New in Ubuntu 16.04

Video : Moving Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 16.04