Ubuntu 17.04 – How to move Unity launcher to bottom of the screen. Learn to change the position of Unity Launcher in Ubuntu. Ubuntu 17.04 lets move Unity launcher to the bottom or any other position on the Desktop. There are three ways to move the Unity launcher to bottom of the screen – Unity Tweak Tool, Terminal commands and Dconf Editor.
Move The Unity Launcher
By default, the Unity is placed on the left-hand side of the Desktop. But users can easily move it to the bottom of the screen. There are two ways to move the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen – using Unity Tweak Tool and using Terminal command. Here’s how to do it:
Using Unity Tweak Tool
I assume you have installed Unity Tweak Tool on your system. Once installed:
- Open it from Ubuntu Dash.
- Go to Unity tab > Launcher > Position.
- Select the Bottom position.
Using Command Line
Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following commands:
To move the Unity Launcher to bottom
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom
To move the Unity Launcher to left
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left
Using Dconf Editor
Install dconf Editor – run the command:
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
- Once installed, open for dconf Editor from Ubuntu Dash.
- Navigate to com > canonical > unity > launcher (see left hand side options)
- In the right side option pane, click on launcher-position and change its value between ‘left’ and ‘bottom’.
- Exit the dconf editor.
Please note that the changes are reflected immediately. You don’t need system restart.