Ubuntu’s Launcher List Indicator Now Has The Workspaces Feature


Last time, when we wrote about Unity Launcher’s List Indicator users expressed their opinions on how it would be so much cooler if there are workspaces. Well, today’s your lucky day. Ubuntu’s Launcher List now changes depending on which ‘profile’ is active. To get started you’ll first need to save a launcher list.

To get started you’ll need to save a launcher list by hitting the “Toggle Workspace Switcher” option and then enabling the workspace mode. Next, assign a saved launcher list profile to a specific workspace so that when you switch workspaces so also will the list of apps pinned to the Unity launcher.

To set which list of apps is displayed in which workspace, use the “Reconfigure Workspace Lists”. Don’t forget to have the ‘show workspace switcher’ option enabled in System Settings > Appearance > Behaviour.



The neat applet has also added a few other changes since our last post on it. they include:

  • ‘Remove entry’ dialog makes it easy to delete a launcher config
  • Mouse over and scroll on the indicator to cycle through lists
  • Set a custom icon (new monochrome default icon)
  • Toggle the applet label (hidden by default)
  • Toggle Unity Launcher auto-hide
  • ‘Clear Launcher’ option

Installing Launcher List Indicator on Ubuntu 16.04

The Launcher List Indicator now has its own dedicated PPA and you can install the latest version from there.

Run the following two commands to add the PPA and install the latest version on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:launcher-list-indicator/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install launcher-list-indicator

An alternative installation method is downloading an installer from the PPA package page. Oh, and the source is available for download on GitHub.

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