The Applications Lens allows searching for installed applications and applications available for download in the Unity Dash. It can also filter applications based on category.

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applications lens is all empty in my Ubuntu 13.10 dash

I tried unity --reset, it showed this option is deprecated or some sort of similar things, basically it didn't work, I tried unity-reset-icons and restart, didn't work either. It was working fine ...
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Application lenses slow

As I said in title, application lenses are slow. When I click on application lens it takes around 10 seconds for applications to appear. It seems Unity loads application list from hard drive every ...
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Will Xubuntu also have amazon ads?

I've been reading on the news, forums, and different websites that the new version in 12.10, which i'll eventually have to upgrade to if I plan on using Ubuntu, has a lens/amazon function on the dash ...
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How do I make Dash only show installed applications by default?

While it's easy to use the filter in Dash in Ubuntu 12.10 to show only the installed programs (and not offer suggestions), I'd like to make this permanent. As it stands, you have to reset it each time ...
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Can I change from Recent apps to Most frequent apps

I'd like to change the way Unity selects apps for the application lens from "Most recent" to "Most frequent" but I can find no way to do this. What to do? I'm using Ubuntu 12.10
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Switch between apps with keyboard only (not ALT+TAB or SUPER+<number>)

I'm looking for a way to switch between Apps with the keyboard only and not limited to some applications by defining shortcuts. Gnome3 offers the possibility to switch to (or start) an application by ...
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Dash does not keep source filter beyond a session in 12.10

Is there any way to keep filter settings in the dash beyond a session? For example, in the application lens I want to disable the Software center source in the list of the available apps. I can do ...
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How to disable the activity log for the application lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from remembering search history? How to clear search history of application search? Every time when I select application lens or press Super+A it ...
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How to find available applications on Unity

On previous versions of Ubuntu I had a menu listing installed applications, sorted by categories. I never could find anything similar in Unity. The dash never lists any application so I must find the ...
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Installed app doesn't show on installed applications lens (Ubuntu 12.04 dash)

Recently, I installed the software sources app on my 12.04 LTS but it doesn't show on the installed applications (applications lens). It shows on /usr/share/applications. What needs to be done so that ...
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How to launch ask ubuntu lens?

I have installed ask ubuntu lens on my 12.04 desktop some time back and I could see it in my installed applications from Ubuntu Software centre. But I cannot find it on the dash. How I can launch it ? ...
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Unity Applications lens is empty

I am using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04. For some time now, the Applications lens is completely empty when I open it. If I search for any applications from the Home or Applications lens, no results show up. ...
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Dash doesn't close on click after creating lens with Quickly, what's wrong?

I've used Quickly to create a lens that interacts with another program when that program is executed, using the following function: def handle_uri(self, scope, uri): os.system(uri) But the ...
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How do I show the Applications Lens By Default?

While I am growing to be more and more fond of Unity, there are a few minor things I'd like to change. One of them in which is the default view of the dash. When I go into the dash, 99% of the time ...
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Getting xsession-errors after Unity Lens install

I apologize in advance if I am leaving something out here. Please let me know what additional info is required, and i will be happy to post it. Can you tell me what these error messages are, and how ...
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What qualifies an application as frequently used?

I am aware that something called Zeitgeist is used to determine the "Most Frequently Used" part of the unity dashboard, but i was wondering what the specifics where. I know the amount of applications ...
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How do I make an application appear in the dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add an application to the dash? I have an app that I downloaded to ~/Documents/app-name. How do I make it appear in the dash? Symlink it somewhere? If yes, ...
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Application lens installend but missing in dash

I have a very strange problem: the "Applications" lens does not appear in unity dash. The unity-lens-application and unity-places-applications packages are installed, i tried also unity --reset but ...
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How to remove icons/shortcuts from Unity menu?

I have installed Chromium and Tweet Deck on it (trough Chrome Store), now I uninstalled Tweet Deck and after that Chromium, the problem is, when I installed Tweet Deck it asked me if I want to create ...
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Applications icon in the dash keeps disappearing [closed]

Inside the Dash there are some links at the bottom - home, applications, files, music. The applications icon keeps disappearing, and then reappearing after. No particular event or key press. What's ...