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When I click the Dash Home button on the left bar near the top it opens a window up with the home tab by default, how can i change it to the applications tab by default instead ?.

I'm using 12.04

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To be honest I found that annoying also, but just used the "super/windows key & A" shortcut to go to the applications menu, so I too am interested in a simple answer to this question. :o) – Fernhill Linux Project Aug 1 '12 at 16:25
windows/super key + A works but i rather just have it do that when i click it instead ;) – Steven Shearing Aug 1 '12 at 16:37

You can either:

  • Right-click the Dash Home button and select "Applications" from its quicklist.
  • Use the Super-A keyboard shortcut.
  • Patch the lp:unity codebase to open the dash to unity-lens-applications.

As of 12.04 LTS, there is no configuration option to change launcher click behavior.

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I think, it would be better, if the list is changed into a bulleted list, instead of a numbered list – Anwar Shah Aug 4 '12 at 5:46
@AnwarShah Okay. You can edit problems on your own, you know. :) – Jjed Aug 4 '12 at 10:40
nah this is not what I'm looking for. i want it to go to the applications tab when i left click it, please ;) – Steven Shearing Aug 4 '12 at 12:08
@StevenShearing you can't. Wait for someone else to do it or learn how to change it. – Uri Herrera Aug 4 '12 at 16:49

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