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I saw a bunch of other questions here asking about the search results of Unity, but mine is slightly different. Sometimes, when I search for an application in Unity, no search results come up for the application. For any application for that matter. What I usually end up doing is restarting the computer or logging out then back in.

When I click on "More Apps", there are no apps listed there unless I re-login.

What's a better way to refresh the index (?) without re-logging in?

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closed as off topic by bodhi.zazen, Bruno Pereira Mar 2 '12 at 22:24

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Are you using 11.10 or 11.04? Please add that to the tags atleast. –  nitstorm Oct 2 '11 at 4:36
    
The Unity Shell can be restarted by unity --replace –  nitstorm Oct 2 '11 at 4:59
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Whoops, sorry. I forget there's a new beta for Ubuntu. Thanks, that should work next time it happens! –  Ramon Tayag Oct 2 '11 at 7:01

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