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Known issues / limitations
- it doesn’t work with multiple monitors;
- if you were using two monitors but disabled / unplugged one, you need to log out and log back in for Unity Dodge Windows to work;
- the icons on the desktop will shift to the left when the launcher hides and move back to their initial location when the launcher is revealed (you can see this in the video above). This isn’t a big issue if you’re using the script that makes the launcher dodge only for maximized windows, but for the other one you may find it a bit annoying. A work-around is to disable the file manager from handling the desktop (e.g.: using GNOME Tweak Tool: on the “Desktop” tab, set “Have file manager handle the desktop” to OFF). If you find a better work-around, let us know;
Also, to enable / disable it, you must install / uninstall the package (see below) and log out, then log back in. There’s no configuration for this.
Those are the only limitations that I know about, but there might be others.
Install Unity Dodge Windows in Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04
The Unity Dodge Windows scripts are available in the WebUpd8 PPA for Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 (you don’t need it for Ubuntu 12.04, see THIS post instead). To add the PPA, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-dodge-windows
Once installed, press ALT + F2 and run:
This is only required once because the script is automatically loaded on startup.
sudo apt-get install unity-dodge-maximized-windows
Then, press ALT + F2 and enter:
Revert the changes
To remove unity-dodge-windows, use:
sudo apt-get remove unity-dodge-windows
Or, for unity-dodge-maximized-windows, use:
sudo apt-get remove unity-dodge-maximized-windows
Then, log out and log back in and Unity Dodge Windows should be gone.
Thanks to Jorge and Alex Piggott for the scripts!