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I've installed Geary from the software center, but I can't launch it from the Dash nor did I manage to create an app icon on the Launcher. The Software center has no problem seeing that the app is installed (see screenshot)

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Running the command "geary" will launch the app.

Is there any way I can force the Dash to function properly?

Thanks, Calixte

PS: Does anyone know what this problem is related to? I tried re-installing the app and restarting the computer but that has no effect at all. I have practically installed nothing on this computer, so I can't imagine what app could interfere with the Dash

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This isn't an issue with the Dash. Rather, it's a known issue with Geary 0.2.1.

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The search results in the dash indicate that the application is not installed. This could be a bug in Unity or one of its components, so you should file a bug about it by running ubuntu-bug unity.

I just tried to install geary to test this and the dash worked fine to launch the application, and it did appear in the launcher. I was unable to actually configure geary though, so it was not usable.

You can try to log out of Unity, wait a few seconds, then log back in. It should work ok then. If the dash still isn't showing it correctly after that, then the bug could run a bit deeper than Unity. But this would be good information to include in the bug report, along with the screenshot you attached here.

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Restarting unity doesn't work. I'll file in the bug report when I have time. Thanks :) – Calixte Nov 7 '12 at 15:43

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