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Can someone tell me if there is a application or script that can be called from the terminal screen that will bring up the Find Applications or Find Files window that comes up when you click the More Apps an Find Files button in the Dash Home?

Thanks in advance for any comments suggestions.

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Install the package xdotool, then you can:

  • Open the Applications lens:

    xdotool keydown super sleep 0.1 key a keyup super
  • Open the Files lens:

    xdotool keydown super sleep 0.1 key f keyup super
  • Open the Music lens:

    xdotool keydown super sleep 0.1 key m keyup super
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