How To Move Unity 3D Launcher To The Bottom in Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity Bottom Launcher
This tutorial will teach you how to move Unity 3D launcher from left to the bottom of your screen in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot using Unity Bottom Launcher ( Ubuntu Unity Plugin Rotated).
In order to install Unity Bottom Launcher in Ubuntu 11.10, run the following commands in the terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paullo612/unityshell-rotated
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unityshell-rotated libnux-1.0-0 compizconfig-settings-manager
Once installed, open Compiz Config Settiongs Manager (CCSM) and under Desktop section, disable the Ubuntu Unity Plugin and enable the Ubuntu Unity Plugin Rotated.
While enabling the plugin, some messages of conflicts can pop up. To resolve them , click Resolve conflicts and for the next two popups, click Disable Flip Down and Disable Run dialog.
The Ubuntu Unity Plugin Rotated plugin is enabled and the unity launcher is moved to the bottom of your Ubuntu screen. If the unity launcher disappears from your screen, you need to restart the system to see the changes come into effect.
Once the system is restarted , you can see that the unity launcher has moved to the bottom of your screen.
In order to disable the Ubuntu Unity Plugin Rotated plugin , open CCSM and under Desktop section , disable Ubuntu Unity Plugin Rotated and enable the Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Then, restart the system.
In order to remove the Ubuntu Unity Plugin Rotated, run the following commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:paullo612/unityshell-rotated
sudo apt-get remove unityshell-rotated
TIP: While enabling the Ubunty Unity Plugin Rotated, you are suggested to keep a terminal window running alongside. It is because if you get into the condition of missing your unity launcher from the screen, it is easy to restart the system by running sudo reboot command in that terminal.
You can check out the source code for the Unity Bottom Launcher from the launchpad link given below.
Launchpad: Unity Bottom Launcher