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I installed Google chrome using a .deb package, however unable to find it under dash. Tough i can run it using terminal

Please tell me the path where i can find Google chrome and other applications installed, so that from there i may launch them by double click?

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Go to /usr/share/applications/ directory. – shantanu Jul 26 '12 at 6:27
also press "SUPER+A" to see all application in unity dash – shantanu Jul 26 '12 at 6:45
up vote 3 down vote accepted

that path must be: /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
if you run it from terminal it will show in unity, and that just right click and Lock to launcher

this is what you need

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Thanks, hope this might work.... :) – Fookraa Jun 14 '12 at 11:32
You're welcome!! @Fookraa – geoh Jun 14 '12 at 11:35

Two commands to use in a Terminal.

whereis e.g.: whereis google-chrome - will tell you the various places google-chrome can be found


which e.g.: which google-chrome - will tell you where the executable is.

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Just in case if your dash gone really bad, like other installed apps didn't showed up on dash, duplicate icons on dash, or else, you can just reset your dash this way:

  1. Open Home directory, then unhide all files using Ctrl+H.
  2. Browse to .local/share and delete a folder named applications, or you can move the folder somewhere to have a backup.
  3. Check your dash now. But if something went even wrong you can just move the applications folder back, replace the existing folder if any.
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Restart your system. Your dash probably failed to incorporate the new installation into it's application registry. Restarting, or maybe just logging out and back in, should fix the problem.

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