How to Restore after 'Unlock from Launcher'

Asked by chrisbonnert on 2014-02-07

I wanted to change some System Settings and could not get it to start from the Launcher panel. I right-clicked and accidentally clicked the menu item 'Unlock from Launcher' and now it has disappeared. How do I get the icon back on the Launcher panel?
Or is there another way I can launch System Settings?

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2014-02-07
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2016-06-07

Use the cog menu in the top right, or launch from Dash

MadhuSoodanan (mt-madhu) said : #2

You'll be able to take that 'lost' application from APPLICATIONS. It will appear in the Launcher when you try to use it. Now right-click and lock it there. You may also move it to another place.

Ivo Xavier (ivoxavier) said : #3

Take a look on 'usr/share/applications' .

Leo (leillo1975) said : #4

I have the same problem, but I accidentally "unlock from laucher" a USB drive, and now I can't see in it. How I restore the launcher?

beevik (beevik) said : #5

Leo, I had the same problem. To fix it, I did the following:

1. Install dconf-editor if you don't already have it installed (sudo apt-get install dconf-editor)
2. Launch dconf-editor.
3. Open the entry for com.canonical.unity.devices.
4. Edit the "blacklist" entry by double-clicking on the value.
5. Remove the hexadecimal key corresponding to your USB drive's blkid. If you're not sure which one it is, just remove all of them, leaving only "[]" as the value.

Your USB drive should immediately appear in the launcher.

Leo (leillo1975) said : #6

Thanks a lot, beevik, it works!!!

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