By default the launcher in Ubuntu is displayed on the left hand side of the screen.
Since Ubuntu 16.04 you can move the Launcher to the bottom of the screen – however an option isn’t provided in the System Settings (not yet at least). Instead you need to either run a terminal command or use a third party configuration tool like Unity Tweak Tool or Gnome Tweak Tool.
The steps below show how to run a terminal command to move the launcher to the bottom of the screen.
- Click on the Ubuntu icon in the launcher to open the search dialog
- Type “terminal” and click on the icon when it appears
- In the terminal – run the following command
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom
- The screen will refresh – setting the launcher in the bottom of the screen.
To restore the launcher to the left of the screen run the following terminal command
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left
Note – at this point in time you cannot position the launcher at the right or top of the screen.