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Is there a lens with scale effect and workspaces switcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What lenses for Unity are available? I'm looking for a lens that show the running windows and the other workspaces. Does it exisist? With this feature Unity can be like ...
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What Unity Lenses and Scopes are available to add? [duplicate]

I am curious to know what sort of unity scopes can we add in Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried a YouTube lens but it doesn't work. Are there any scopes/lenses (except the default ones) I can add to the ...
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How to install Google Docs Lens on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What lenses for Unity are available? Today I am trying to install the Google Docs Lens on Ubuntu 12.04 But it do not work :( The terminal just says: $ sudo apt-get ...
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Which Unity Lenses are available with Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Which Unity Lenses are available with Ubuntu 13.04 for Google Search, Google Drive, Google Docs, Wikipedia, Social Networking, Cooking, Torrent Websites and how to install them?
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Alternatives to OS X's Spotlight?

One of the things I like best when using OS X is the Spotlight tool. You can click a magnifying glass in the corner, and search for apps, files, anything. Windows 7's Start Menu search tool is ...
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How do I install the Ask Ubuntu Unity Lens, and how do I use it?

I heard about the Ask Ubuntu Unity Lens over in the chat, and I was wondering how to install it. What are the step-by-step instructions to get it installed, activated and once that's done, how do I ...
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How do I download torrents?

What is a Torrent, and how do I use them on Ubuntu?
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Tips and Tricks for Unity

We have the new Unity shell in Ubuntu, what are the fun new stuff we need to know or look forward to?
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What exactly is a “lens”?

I've seen a number of questions about lenses, and I've picked up enough to work out that it's something to do with the Unity shell in Natty, but I haven't really worked out exactly what is meant by ...
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How do I add classical categories in Unity's Dash?

I want to use the classical GNOME categories (Accessories, Education, Games, Office, Sound and Video) in the Dash menu instead of the current Media Apps | Internet Apps | More Apps
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How do I install the Unity Books Lens, and how do I use it?

I read that there is a Unity Book Lens available. How do I install it and how do I use it?
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How do I install the Reddit Unity Lens?

So I was looking at Jorge Castro's blog, and I saw that there was a Reddit lens for Ubuntu 11.04 Unity. How do I install it? Is there a PPA?
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What are the different Unity Web-apps that are available?

Now that Ubuntu is officially supporting Web-apps I just wanted to know what are the different Web-apps that are available out there. I know the most basic ones just add an icon in the Launcher when ...
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How do I/is it possible to remove the Broadcast option from the messaging indicator?

I would like to remove an applet from the GNOME panel/indicator applet (the Gwibber/broadcasting applet, to be precise) in Unity mode. Is this possible? If so, would any techniques also apply to ...
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Installing Lenses and Scopes in Ubuntu 12.04 error

When I am going to download a lens or scope in terminal using the codes from http://www.noobslab.com/2012/01/install-important-lenses-in-ubuntu.html my computer says could not locate package I want ...
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How can I search and locate a system folder

Files & Folders Lens can be used to locate user's documents easily, but it seems ignoring system files and folders. How can I search & locate system files and folders? (Say for example I ...
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How to search Google in Dash?

How do you get Dash to search Google results?
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Are there any lenses for empathy or pidgin?

I see gwibber lenses, is there anything for empathy or pidgin? For search my contacts, open tab chat or others..
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How do I find Unity Lenses?

Is there a way in Ubuntu to find community written Lenses? Something similar to https://extensions.gnome.org/. The Ubuntu Software Center would be a good place in Ubuntu!
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How to enable Google search for GNOME Shell?

It seems that everyone has Google search provider for GNOME Shell by default. But I don't! In /usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers I only have 3 search providers: gnome-contacts, gnome-documents ...
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Search document by keyword using Unity Lenses

Say, I have many documents in my computer and I just want to find one document which contains some specific word(s) in it. I can't even remember the type or name of the document. I tried to achieve ...
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Is there a Facebook lens?

Is there a Facebook lens in Ubuntu 12.10? Few of my friends are addicted to facebook and would love to use Ubuntu if it comes with facebook lens. Does anyone know how to install facebook lens (if it ...
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What's being done to make lenses be easily available to users?

This is not strictly a question and if it does not meet the criteria for entries on AskUbuntu, it should be deleted. However, I have been thinking on this for a while and thought this would be the ...
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GNOME / Unity not meant to be customized?

I was originally planning to ask if there was an easy GUI-friendly way of installing new themes on GNOME/Unity, but ... I've been reading some blogs recently that seem to indicate that GNOME and ...
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Tracker search for Thunderbird mail? [closed]

I see a lot of material about it, but mostly very much outdated regarding a Tracker plugin for Thunderbird. There definitely does not seem to be anything official. What is the best/recommended way, ...
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How to access the menu of the webapp using HUD?

When I open a Web App and try to use the HUD it shows me settings for the browser rather than the app itself. Help? I have this problem with all of my Web Apps not just Google Docs.
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Is there a System Monitor Lens?

I really want to know if there is a System Monitor lens out there. If this doesn't exist, it would be awesome to see system properties in a lens such as HDD usage, RAM, and another properties.
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Will lenses or scopes that worked in 12.04 work in 13.04?

Am I able to install a lens or a scope in 13.04 that I had used before in 12.04? Are the lenses and scopes build earlier (What lenses are available for Unity?) able "to just work" on 13.04? Looking ...
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How to List all available apps on my machine

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, with the unity dash. I would like to List all available apps on my machine. Start menu style in other words. Dash is hard for me to use unless I know the name of what I am ...
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Trouble getting cooking lens to work [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and decided to try out the cooking lens posted on this question however rather than being able to get the search working all I seem to get is this empty lens (using cookies as ...
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Is it possible to add things such as internet searches to the default unity search?

If I wanted to search the internet from the Unity search utility, is it possible to add that? Would it be possible to add something to it that shows only internet shopping results?