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Adding lenses and scopes to Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok, so I've recently gone through this post, and want to add some of the scopes mentioned there. I wanted to add the scope for Wikipedia, so I used the following code : sudo add-apt-repository ...
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What are the alternatives to OS X's Spotlight? [closed]

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 download torrents?

What is a Torrent, and how do I use them on Ubuntu?
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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?
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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How to search Google in Dash?

How do you get Dash to search Google results?
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What are the different Unity Web-apps that are available? [closed]

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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