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[App][2.2+]Unity Launcher, Ubuntu Phone Launcher for Android, 2.2+ support added

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Senior Member
Feb 8, 2013
Do I need to use install Ubuntu on my laptop in order to install it on my sensation. Thanks

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Apr 9, 2013

Good afternoon all
The program isn't started on MIUI V5.
The lateral panel doesn't react to pressing of area of a call.
Help to solve this problem

excuse for my English
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Aug 8, 2012
default airplane mode widget

fyi - the airplane mode widget doesn't do anything. i press it and a small message appears near the bottom of the screen saying it is turning airplane mode on/off but nothing happens. in other words, it doesn't toggle on or off.

also the recent apps widget doesn't do anything. no big deal but would be interesting if it worked (or maybe it just doesn't work on ICS).


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Feb 27, 2011
fyi - the airplane mode widget doesn't do anything. i press it and a small message appears near the bottom of the screen saying it is turning airplane mode on/off but nothing happens. in other words, it doesn't toggle on or off.

also the recent apps widget doesn't do anything. no big deal but would be interesting if it worked (or maybe it just doesn't work on ICS).
Yes Airplane mode seems useless, when I was testing it was checking/unchecking airplane mode in settings. So I added this, but now it seems useless.
Recent apps widget should work, it works fine on my devices.

Sorting is not working in 3.01.
In 2.6 worked.


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Sorting works, but preview of app which you are sorting is at middle of launcher, just touch dragger and release it in launcher it self, if you release/drop it outside launcher it will not work.


Apr 8, 2013
Hope the responsiveness issue is solved too. Every shortcut needs about 2 or more presses before it actually launches. That was never the case with the old version(that actually worked)


Senior Member
Jan 22, 2013
I am having a issue with the latest version on both phone and tablet where after rebooting or having the screen off Unity launcher will trigger in the upper left corner of the screen (set to dead left center) the first time i press there it will not repeat until the device is rebooted or the screen is off for some time.

This has only happened with the latest update. Any one else having this happen?


Senior Member
Jul 8, 2011
So. Jersey / Philly
Hi, I just laoded Unity Launcher Free on my Samsung Galaxy S4 to try it out. After configuring everything I have two distinct issues, once which I can consistently reproduce while the second appears to be random (so far haven't found a pattern).

Random occurrence of the swipe edge width (bar) remaining on screen. If you interact with it it will trigger the icons to pop out from the side but no matter what you do, it stays on the screen. If you go into the app and disable it it disappears but then if you go back in and turn it on again, it reappears. When this happens, the only way to "fix" it is to reboot the phone. In case it matters, the phone is stock, not rooted or running a custom ROM (yet) - just a factory JB 4.2.2. with Samsung Touchwiz. I am however using Nova Launcher Free at the moment.

The other issue which I can reproduce every time is if I swipe and the icons pop out, when I press the "+" to "Ad Application", after the list laods, if I hit cancel, every time it freezes for a bit then I get the following message, "Unfortunately Unity Launcher has stopped." At this point I can say OK or Report - I've sent a few reports when it happened - hopefully this will help.

Please let me know if you need any further info and I'll be happy to troubleshoot further for you if you're interested.



New member
Jan 15, 2011

It would be cool as an feature to have an other slide bar on the right as an option to enable and disable as an app swither for already loaded apps to get the extra ubuntu feel, slide left = apps list and slide right slides the last app in an array of apps loaded ? :)

ubuntu phone has this by default..


New member
Jan 12, 2010

Is it possible to move the launcher behind the keyboard whenever the keyboard is present? The launcher edge overlaps the keyboard making the left side of the keyboard in operable. Otherwise, it's one of the best launcher applications out there for Ubuntu fans.

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    Liked Ubuntu Phone? Have you seen Ubuntu Phone Edge Launcher?
    Now test Ubuntu Apps switch Launcher on your Android phone even before Ubuntu launch ;)
    Here it is Unity Launcher. A true MultiTasker's Launcher
    1. Launch Applications from any where.
    2. Select apps to pin into launcher.
    3. Change launcher bar color.
    4. Change Icon Backgrounds.
    5. Customize animation and launcher visibility duration.
    6. Swipe from left or right edge of Phone.
    For now it supports Android 4.0+ but soon support for 2.3 and 2.2 will be added.
    Much more features are coming soon.

    Free app link Unity Launcher Free Click Here




    I completely agree with everything you suggested. I even bought the app, it seems really promising

    I bought this app and o like it, if you keep developing and adding features this is going to me awesome, my suggestions are:

    1) ability to change the order of the icons by long pressing them and moving them up/down

    2) better touch responsiveness (misses sometimes)

    3) launch other things than just apps, like activities and stuff

    Keep developing this app! It does have a lot of future!

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    Me too Agree with you guys ;)
    When I started working on this I thought all of these things.
    Let me put things together,
    First I wanted Shortcuts and system setting toggles instead of apps in this launcher, then I saw Ubuntu video. So I came up with this.
    Now there are possibility for improvement like below,
    1. Making Name appear in a Popup when User touches and scrolls list up and down, See Ubuntu Launcher Video.
    2. Add shortcut and system setting icons to launcher.
    3. Drag to Sort apps list or sort by name or sort by Most clicked(Last one is done but not added for now).
    4. Apps folder just like Any other 4.0+ launcher have, Click on folder it will come up with apps in it.
    5. Quick Sms and Call overlays.
    6. Add any folder from SD card file system and access it by one click, popup contents of folder.
    7. Last one will be a Search Bar, It will have a search Icon in side bar if you click it it overlays a search bar where apps or anything can be searched. Check out Original Ubuntu launcher and you will get it what I am saying.

    These are things I have in mind to work on, so support this app to get it developed more and more. :good:
    Thinkingof making features which are in paid app for now free, I will update fee application with all paid features, new paid will have icon pack and unread count features extra, what you says guys?
    Some fresh Screen Shots

    Some new Screen Shots :)




    Free version released

    Hey Guys,
    As I said I released Free version for this app.
    Unity Launcher Free Click Here
    Link will be available shortly as it takes time for App to appear on Google Play.