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When I click on the dash icon in Ubuntu 12.10, it shows me some "Applications", but only eight of them.

Where are the other apps? How can I browse for "System", "Programming", "Multimedia" and other sections to find and install tons of apps?

I don't want to type to the search bar, I want to locate all the apps with a couple of clicks like in Metacity and Gnome 2.

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when you press on the '' start icon'' (it is called Dash) the first window you see is your home window you can search files/apps in it and so on. you can see some icons on the bottom of the window home, tools, camera etc (this icons are called lenses) enter image description here press on the tools box and then press on the filter results there you can see your apps categorized If you do not like the spam you are getting in the dash menu tip this in terminal

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

after the restart they will not appear any more

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Thanks a lot for your answers, I'll try this stuff before throwing away Ubuntu for Mint Cinnamon. –  Erparom Nov 29 '12 at 22:09
    
glad I could help this is my opinion only and I'm a windows user for me gnu/linux is a bit strange but I love things I can do with it. first I love the community really if you have a question they will answer it. second is the performance I get with linux any way back to the topic for me linux mint is a bit easier to use for really new users after that I think linux mint is not that good I hate it's washed out look and the community reacts really slow to your questions and in general I do not like it's look. I think yes ubuntu is a bit harder to start with but in the end it works better –  Levan Nov 29 '12 at 22:16
    
Lol!!! I feel ashamed! I'm a Linux user since 14 years ago. The last Windows I touched was Windows Me (98 with a subtle disguise) and been using Debian based distros for many several years. Is just that to be honest, I HATE ubuntu since 11.04 (millions of people feel the same) and I was using 10.10 until now that my new Laptop's Graphics card is not recognized by the old kernel and is unable to run compiz. I really recomend to you Linux Mint Maya 14, is lovely (but sadly no compiz still) –  Erparom Nov 29 '12 at 23:33
    
everything makes seance now you are a old linux user and you do not like ubuntu 11.-12.10 :) as most old user I am a new gnu/linux user and I like ubuntu :) ah make seance about mint I do not know why but I can not use it, it's washed out look hearts my eyes after some time I do not know why and the same goes for other ubuntu flavors except gnome 3 –  Levan Nov 29 '12 at 23:41
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