Linked Questions

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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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