How To Move Unity Launcher To the Bottom of the Screen on Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS now has the ability to move Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen thanks to the Ubuntu Kylin team for doing the heavy work.

Move Unity Launcher To the Bottom of the Screen

First install donf-editor with apt-get or apt.

sudo apt install dconf-editor

Open dconf editor from Unity Dash.

How To Move Unity Launcher To the Bottom of the Screen on Ubuntu 16.04

Go to com > canonical > unity > launcher and set the value of launcher-position to Bottom.

How To Move Unity Launcher To the Bottom of the Screen on Ubuntu 16.04

And the magic happens.

How To Move Unity Launcher To the Bottom of the Screen on Ubuntu 16.04

For those of you who prefer terminal commands, here’s the one line command to achieve the same result.

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom

To move Unity launcher to the left again, run this command:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left

If you don’t want Dash menu to take all of the screen, you can un-maximize it by clicking on the maximize button located on the upper left corner.

 Dash menu to take all of the screen

Unfortunately the auto-hide feature doesn’t work when Unity launcher is at the bottom of the screen. I actually like Unity launcher being on the left side because I use a laptop which doesn’t have much vertical space.

That’s it! Enjoy!

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