Aug 24, 2016

Switch Between Multiple Lists Of Apps Pinned To Unity Launcher With `Launcher List Indicator`

Launcher List Indicator is a simple AppIndicator that makes it easy to switch between multiple lists of Unity Launcher icons (apps pinned to the launcher).

Launcher List Indicator

The indicator allows saving applications that are pinned to the Unity launcher as a list that can later be restored from the its menu. 

This is useful if you often use the same computer for multiple purposes. For instance, you can have a profile with applications that you only use for work, another profile with for web-related stuff, and another one for gaming, and easily switch between them using Launcher List Indicator.

Launcher List Indicator is pretty basic. It allows switching between profiles (obviously), saving and removing profiles. There are no settings, and it doesn't ship with a monochrome panel icon (you can change its icon if you want, by replacing the "indicator-icon.png" file - if you've used the PPA package, this can be found in /opt/launcher-list-indicator/).

Install Launcher List Indicator

To install Launcher List Indicator, you can use the main WebUpd8 PPA. To add the PPA and install the indicator in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt update
sudo apt install launcher-list-indicator
If you don't want to add the PPA, you can download the deb from HERE.

Once installed, launch it from Dash. 

To have Launcher List Indicator start automatically on login, you'll need to add it to startup. To do this, launch "Startup Applications" from Dash, click "Add", enter anything you want under "Name", and use "launcher-list-indicator" in the "Command" field.

Report any bugs you may find @ GitHub.

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via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog