Launcher in Natty at startup sometimes randomly omits some personally added apps

Asked by John Hagerman on 2011-05-10

As above.

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How did you add the apps?
How do you mean by "launcher", just to clarify the question.

Thanks

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #3

On 11-05-10 03:35 PM, marcobra (Marco Braida) wrote:
> Your question #156944 on unity in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+question/156944
>
> Project: Ubuntu => unity in Ubuntu
>
The Launcher, apparently, is that string of icons which appears on the
left side of the screen when using Nutty in Unity Mode. I added icons to
it by dragging them from the list in Applications.
Are you telling me I can only drag them from Dash? That would be
ridiculous, beside not explaining why they sometimes do and sometimes
don't show at startup.
It's a nice system once you get the hang of it (I'm not a smartphone
user) and this is probably not the most important question in the world,
but I like to promote Ubuntu and this is likely one of the first
questions a new user would ask.

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John Hagerman (handj949) said : #4

On 11-05-10 04:43 PM, John Hagerman wrote:
> Your question #156944 on unity in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+question/156944
>
> Status: Needs information => Open
>
> You gave more information on the question:
> On 11-05-10 03:35 PM, marcobra (Marco Braida) wrote:
>> Your question #156944 on unity in Ubuntu changed:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+question/156944
>>
>> Project: Ubuntu => unity in Ubuntu
>>
> The Launcher, apparently, is that string of icons which appears on the
> left side of the screen when using Nutty in Unity Mode. I added icons to
> it by dragging them from the list in Applications.
> Are you telling me I can only drag them from Dash? That would be
> ridiculous, beside not explaining why they sometimes do and sometimes
> don't show at startup.
> It's a nice system once you get the hang of it (I'm not a smartphone
> user) and this is probably not the most important question in the world,
> but I like to promote Ubuntu and this is likely one of the first
> questions a new user would ask.
>
> --
>
It might be useful to know I have installed "Weather-indicator". It also
doesn't appear at every startup. Right now I have all of my icons in
Launcher AND Weather-indicator showing, but that's not always the case.
Sometimes I have everything, sometimes I get one or the other, sometimes
I get neither and the icons that don't show in Launcher vary!

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John Hagerman (handj949) said : #5

Is this useful? When I check after downloading updates with "Update Manager" I get this:

W:GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org natty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783, W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 (20110426)/dists/natty/main/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
, W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 (20110426)/dists/natty/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

sudo apt-key adv --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 2EBC26B60C5A2783

You should also use software centre to remove the CD from updates.

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #7

That solved my "Update Manager" message problem, but the Launcher problem seems to have remained. The App icons survived only two of four restarts.
Time to submit a Bug Report?

Sounds likely.

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