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For some unknown reason, my Unity dash doesn't show recent applications. I am guessing it could be related to the fact that I have a newer version of zeitgeist than the standard repo provides (I use a ppa).

That is the only unusual detail I can think of. What can I do to get back recent applications in the dash?

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Do you have zeitgeist 0.8.0.0 from this Zeitgeist PPA? –  Manish Sinha Jun 15 '11 at 13:19
    
@Manish as far as I remember. –  RolandiXor Jun 15 '11 at 14:00
    
@Manish could that be the reason? –  RolandiXor Jun 23 '11 at 16:09
    
taylor Still need to investigate. It would be great if someone from Unity team could look into this. I will try to find out someone. –  Manish Sinha Jun 28 '11 at 9:13
    
@Manish thanks! –  RolandiXor Jun 28 '11 at 15:08
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There was a similar problem reported here

The solution was to reinstall unity-lens-applications and unity-lens-files packages and the Dash magically works.

Both these packages were formely named unity-place-applications and unity-place-files

We are looking into it. Probably some packaging issue.

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I had marked this as solved, but after testing I still have the problem :'(. I restarted unity it still won't show any recent applications. Recent files work just fine. –  RolandiXor Jun 28 '11 at 19:19
    
It doesn't show just "Recent Applications" or no Applications at all? –  Manish Sinha Jun 29 '11 at 7:43
    
Only recent applications don't show. –  RolandiXor Jun 29 '11 at 13:58
    
This means this is an issue with Recent Applications with Unity Dash. Since recently used applications does indeed use Zeitgeist, so I guess this needs to be investigated. If this issue is too much troubling, then you can try to downgrade the zeitgeist version by opening in Synaptic and do a "Force version" to the version which comes with Ubuntu. By the time I can find a solution –  Manish Sinha Jun 29 '11 at 14:37
    
I'll just leave it as is. I have Synapse, so I am not too highly bothered, and I can use my system as a test bed for providing info toward fixing it :). –  RolandiXor Jun 29 '11 at 15:27
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In my case none of the solutions above worked.

The solution I found to work:

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/zeitgeist

Then close your session and login again, and dash worked again.

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