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How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
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What are the meta, super, and hyper keys?

In System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout -> Options ->Alt/Win key behavior What do meta, super, hyper mean?
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How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

In Windows 7 (not sure about other versions) you have these shortcuts: winkey+up maximize current window winkey+down unmaximize winkey+right maximize height, set width as half of the screen and ...
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Make ALT+D act like ALT+TAB - HUD

I am using the Altkey very often and I do like the HUD and want to keep both. This is my problem: I always use Alt+D in Chrome to access the URL bar and I'm doing this very fast, but then HUD ...
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Can I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows?

I don't know if this is a feature or a bug, but clicking on an active application's launcher icon doesn't minimize it. It is terribly inconvenient for folks using a persistent Unity bar to click ...
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Clicking on nautilus opens new window rather than opened ones

Whenever I click on Nauitlus (Home) icon with one opened window, it always opens new rather than showing me opened ones. Is there any tweak for this?
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Unity configure a desktop to occupy only part of the physical screen

Iḿ not sure if my question explains what I would like to do so please: I find myself constantly working with two different applications at the same time and if I want to see them both simultaneously, ...
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What is the “show desktop” keyboard shortcut?

I just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Previously the shortcut to show the desktop was Super key + D (same as in Windows), But now it is not working. What is the new shortcut?
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How to move windows around and between monitors, using keyboard short cuts?

On MS Windows we can use Super + Arrow to move a window to the right and the left of the screen, maximize, minimize and even move it to another screen. Is there a way to configure this feature on ...
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What's the right terminology for Unity's UI elements?

I've sent a few mails to the Ayatana mailing list regarding some UI suggestions for Unity, but I'm afraid I keep confusing the right terms for the UI element, so I would like to have some ...
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What is a short cut I can use to switch applications? [duplicate]

In Mac OS it was command+tab. It is one of the most helpful tools, and I was wondering what was it's Ubuntu equivalent?
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alt-f2 stops working and other issues when using a mac keyboard on 12.04

Trying to switch to an apple keyboard on Ubuntu 12.04 brings up a number of issues. There's lots of old information out there on google, I'm going to post this as the current solution. 1) On a ...
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Gnome3 Win+M in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Is there a shortcut in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04) for showing the open windows for the current desktop similar to what in Gnome 3 is achievable by "Win+M" shortcut (the image below is an example of this)? ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Dash previous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? In 12.10, there is a "preview feature", which shows a preview upon right-clicking the result in the dash. I would like to ...

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