How to Disable Unity Launcher and Use Your Own Dock

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http://www.ubuntuvibes.com – One of the advantages of Unity is the screen real estate optimization it can bring to desktop by combining global menu and window controls on top panel. If you don't like other components of Unity interface like the launcher on left, lenses, dash etc, there is a way to disable them and use a custom dock. This can be done by making a custom session for Ubuntu that loads Unity-2D panel. Unity 2D in Ubuntu behaves a bit differently than Unity 3D. The top panel and the actual Unity shell are separate components in Un (HowTos)