Below is the contents in the ubuntu-software-center-desktop file. The Dash Home does not show the contents when it is opened up. The Icon is black and does not respond when you place your courser over it.
root@carl-Presario-V2000-PR433UA-ABA:/home/carl/.local/share/applications# cat ubuntu-software-center.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Ubuntu Software Center GenericName=Software Center Comment=Lets you choose from thousands of applications available for Ubuntu Exec=/usr/bin/software-center %u Icon=softwarecenter Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=PackageManager;GTK;System;Settings; MimeType=application/x-deb;application/x-debian-package;x-scheme-handler/apt; StartupNotify=true X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=software-center Keywords=Sources;PPA;Install;Uninstall;Remove;Purchase;Catalogue;Store; root@carl-Presario-V2000-PR433UA-ABA:/home/carl/.local/share/applications#
Trying to fix a gmail issue I tried the following two fixes from another post "Press "Alt + F2 , run dconf-editor". The dconf-editor came up but refused to run. I also tried Ubuntu Software Center → search 'unity-webapps' and look for "Unity Web Apps for Gmail" then remove it. It was not found. updates fail because gmail is not configured. This all seems to be interrelated. Should I reload my software? These all happened at the same time. Also at this time a person brought up a screen and asked if I wanted help with my gmail account. It would appear that someone actually gained access to my computer through the internet. If I reload the system -- How do I guard against that happening again?