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I'm missing the good old alt-f2 in unity. Is there a way to add this feature to unity? Are they some programs that work reasonably similar to alt-f2 in the older gnome?

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Alt+F2 should still work in Unity. It looks like it just brings up the dash, but actually the textbox at the top of this dash is a Run Command textbox, rather than a search box. Is this not working for you? If not, can you give some examples of commands that you're unable to run this way? (Or is the problem that Alt+F2, when pressed, is having no effect at all?) – Eliah Kagan Nov 13 '11 at 17:04
For example, I have a cmd alias in my ~/bin directory which points to gnome-terminal. Whenever, I type cmd in that box and hit enter it doesn't open a console. However, if I type ~/bin/cmd it works. – Mohammad Moghimi Nov 13 '11 at 17:10
Do you have ~/bin in your path? – lgarzo Nov 13 '11 at 17:14
I think so. I have added it to my ~/.bashrc – Mohammad Moghimi Nov 13 '11 at 17:26
From what you're saying in these comments, the problem is not that the Run Command textbox doesn't work, but that it doesn't work for certain specific actions. You should edit your post to reflect this, in detail. ....It occurs to me to ask, have you logged out and back in since you created this command alias and added it to your PATH? Also, why did you put it in .bashrc rather than .profile? If you put it in .profile (and then log out and back in to your Unity session), does that fix the problem? – Eliah Kagan Nov 13 '11 at 18:03

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