[ubuntu] Unity launcher and panel views

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I'm a newbie. I've installed 12.04 on my desktop PC and the icons do not appear in the launcher or panel by default. The icons will appear in the panel if I hover over them, but I have to find them first. Apps can be started from the launcher, but again, I can't see the icons first. Anybody else had this issue? Any thoughts on this would be very much appreciated. (Hardware)