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How can I resize the Unity Dash?

I am using a netbook, and I noticed that pressing the super key, which brings up the unity dash with the lenses, is a full-screen affair. I prefer the desktop version which doesn't take up all of my screen. How do I change this?

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There's a Maximize button at the top left corner of the screen. Have you tried pressing it to unmaximize Unity Dash?

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For 12.04, I would say use MyUnity, but that isn't yet available for 12.10. Instead, use Unsettings, a beta package from Florian Diesch.

You'll need the PPA to get the package:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing

Then update and install:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unsettings

Launch Unsettings, then navigate to "Dash" and choose the size there.

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