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Is there any end user documentation for the Unity launcher?

Failing that, is there at least something as tips&tricks or reference materials (for example, a list of available keyboard shortcuts, etc.)?

Failing that, is there any specification and/or developer documentation from which one could derive some useful information?

I'd especially like to have some reference about the way search works.

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Click on the Ubuntu button and look for help by typing "Help" in the dash and click on the Help icon:

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This will pull up the documentation:

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You can find the web version of the documentation here:

We're also collecting tips and tricks here:

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Nowhere. There are currently a bug open about it, it doesn't get a lot of updates, but looks like at least some people are working on it.

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Thanks a lot. I subscribed to the bug report. –  tawmas Oct 21 '10 at 22:48
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There's OMG! Ubuntu!'s guide to Unity. You can also use the installed manual by selecting the help menu link from the Application Menus (when the desktop is shown).

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There is a useful introduction on the Canonical Design website, including a video that shows how to use the launcher and its keyboard shortcuts.

I also saw a tip on the file manager that said that you can click on the folder icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to open the current folder.

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Thanks. This is not very much, but at least it shows that you can remove an icon from the launcher by drag&drop, something even the review on Ars Technica misses... I hope some information materializes about the application and files&folders searches. –  tawmas Oct 21 '10 at 22:55
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