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
sudo apt install dconf-editor
dconf editor from Unity Dash.
launcher and set the value of
And the magic happens.
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.
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!