Disable Ubuntu Unity Launcher Autohide

Unity 3D on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Use this method to disable Unity Launcher autohide on Ubuntu 11.04. On Ubuntu 11.10 this will only work if you use Unity 3D. For Unity 2D check the second method below. Unity 2D was introduced in Ubuntu 11.10 to provide Unity interface for computers without accelerated 3D graphics. You can read more about differences here.

1. Install CompizConfig Settings Manager: Open Terminal and run: sudo apt-get installĀ compizconfig-settings-manage
Open Terminal and run: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

2. Open Dash Home, type "compiz" in the search box and open CompizConfig Settings Manager
Open CompizConfig Settings Manager


3. Open Ubuntu Unity Plugin
Disable Ubuntu Unity Launcher Autohide

4. In Hide Launcher select Never.
Disable Ubuntu Unity Launcher Autohide

This will affect only logged on user.

Unity 2D on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

1. Install dconf-tool tool: Open Terminal and run: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Disable Ubuntu Unity Launcher Autohide


2. To disable Unity Launcher auto hide, run: dconf write /com/canonical/unity-2d/launcher/use-strut true
Disable Ubuntu Unity Launcher Autohide


3. To re-enable Unity Launcher auto hide, run: dconf write /com/canonical/unity-2d/launcher/use-strut false
Disable Ubuntu Unity Launcher Autohide

Comments  

Josh
# Josh 2011-11-21 00:29
Doesn't work here either.
Anon
# Anon 2011-10-22 15:11
Well, it works for unity 2d. How do i prevent autohide for the normal unity?

Thanks
admin
# admin 2011-10-22 16:56
Yes, this is only for 2D. Will update article to reflect this.
For unity 3D try CompizConfig Settings Manager as per instruction for 11.04
hdave
# hdave 2011-11-03 21:00
11.04 instructions do not work in 11.10
admin
# admin 2011-11-03 22:14
Should work on Unity 3D. Are you sure you run 3D? Tried 2D method?
Anon
# Anon 2011-10-22 15:09
Attempting to prevent the launcher autohiding in 11.10 using...

dconf write /com/canonical/ unity-2d/launch er/use-strut true

has no effect for me.

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