The Unity Dash grants quick access to applications, files and folders, and shortcuts. For the command-line shell, use [tag:dash-shell]

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Why am I seeing ???? for app names in Unity Dash

Today, I successfully installed 14.04 on my laptop and desktop. For my installations, I made Korean my default language. The problem began when I logged in to the desktop. In the image, I was going ...
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problem with dash in ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. I noticed when I type the letter n in dash, it leaves a space instead, has anyone else come across this.
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How do I increase the number of “Recently Used Applications” in the dashboard?

How can I increase the number of Recently used applications that appear in the Dashboard? In Ubuntu 12.04 (or 14.04), default installation, when you press the SUPER KEY the Dashboard opens, and the ...
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Search Mounted Drives From Dash

I've a number of partitions on different drives mounted automatically on startup through /media/myusername/partition however when I search in the dash none of them appear in the results. Is there ...
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how to fix: no unity, no launcher no dash in ubuntu 14.04

I have two computers. One intel i3 core with nvidia graphics card and the other amd 4000+ with nvidia graphics. In both these computers I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. Now both these computers are ...
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How do I make the dash only show installed application without lens?

when I click the dash icon,I want the dash only show search bar and applications I have installed.Is this possible in any way? Thanks!
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How to fix giant icons on Ubuntu 14.04 dash?

When an icon is changed from its default for a personalized one, it turns to be bigger than normal on the dash. How to make they look normal?
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A theme that has window colors like “dash transparent blur” on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been looking around for it , it's beautiful in my opinion , i haven't been able to find anything. Does something like it exist ? Thanks in advance.
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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Activate Meta as a modified key

It seems that because Meta key can be activated alone so some shortcut as Meta+F can't work (some, not all). Since I get used to use Alt+F1 instead so I want to disable activate Meta key alone. How ...
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Super+A no success [closed]

I use ubuntu 13.10. dash icon shows only: pardon, no hit achieves. Super key does work, also start key. i can use woftware center, but not terminal or synaptic. What have I to do?
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Dash and spuer shortcut key problem

I recently encountered a problem: pressing "super" stopped opening dash. I works fine with other combinations. So I checked in CCSM in Unity plugin if everything is set right... and it is... super is ...
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Changing from Fahrenheit to Celsius in Weather Dash Plugin

When you search for a city and enable the weather filter the weather is shown in Fahrenheit. How do I change this to Celsius.
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Unity icon pointer locations in file system

I know this could be considered a duplicate question in some respects, but I registered for this forum for this specific question. I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I have found the reasonable ...
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hide “Files and Folders” in “Dash Home”?

When clicking "Dash Home", can I hide "Files & Folders" in "Dash Home"? How to switch between hiding and showing? note I don't want to hide "Applications". My OS is 12.04. Thanks!
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Dash searching doesn't work(ubuntu 13.10)

I've freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 and after reboot(settings of launcher didn't apply, but now they work) my dash doesn't work. It used to search without any troubles, but now it gives only "Sorry, ...
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problem when searching ´twe´ in dash

when I a write ´twe´ in dash to search for tweak, my laptop fails. I tried it with other words it works fine. My laptop is HP DV6, core 2 duo, running on Ubuntu 13.10 64bit, dual boot with windows 7 ...
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Unity Dash Does not Shows any Applications. Searching Applications for ever

I installed the day before a set of packages for GCC-4.8.2 compiled on my machine Ubuntu 12.04. After the installation of the 52 packages I got some broken dependencies with i386 libraries ...
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How to open Application tab as default on Unity dash? [duplicate]

I hate it when the Unity dash opens the Home tab by default. I want to go to the application tab straight. Also Dash collapses the installed apps and expands the Dash plugins. Is it possible to open ...
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Can I configure Dash to not erase the search when I change tabs?

Whenever I use the Dash, I want to start typing what I need to search and then look up for the tab on where I need to search it: whether it's Home, Applications, Files, Videos, etc. By switching the ...
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Unity application lens removed, no local apps now

I was removing all of the Unity web result lenses, and somehow I've now got no local app results. This is what I did to remove them: sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music sudo apt-get purge ...
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Dash search does not find all of my files

For example: I create the file X.odt and then export it as pdf. After I click on dash search (the files filter is active) X. The X.odt appears with no problem but the X.pdf does not. That happens ...
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Chrome is has “Pandora One” description in Launcher and Dash in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running 64-bit 13.10 and google-chrome-stable with Firefox as my default browser. I have installed Pandora One Unity Web App. Whether accessing Chrome from Launcher or Dash, it has a ...
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Dash (Start menu) - howto organize installed program icons?

For my kid I have installed educational application bundles: "pre-school bundle (< 5 years old)" and "primary bundle (ages 6-12)". I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop on my computer. I am able to ...
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After 13.10 install none of my apps appear in the Dashboard, only social network apps (of which I have none)

After 13.10 installation none of my apps appear on the Dashboard so effectively I cannot launch any apps from the Dash only through the terminal. Any advice?
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Dash wont open at all. 12.04

When I click on the Dash it does nothing. Everything else on the dock works and opens just fine. Keyboard shortcuts all work except to open the dash. This just started, everything worked fine 30min ...
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How to fix zeitgeist database creation error

I've encountered the seemingly ubiquitous problem of unity not being able to find local apps when searching. After trying the advice left in these questions: Application lens installend but missing ...
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How do I get my Dashboard to advise anything but 'Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search'? [closed]

The statement Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search comes as a result (virtually invariably) upon my entering just about anything in the command line or search string in Dashboard. This ...
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Can I run the Unity launcher in GNOME 3?

I would like to use GNOME 3 with the Unity launcher and dash. Is there any way to do this?
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Unity Dash Move Launchers issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 x64 at work and Ubuntu 12.04 x 86 at home. AT Ubuntu x64 I can move Launchers out of frame while moving them up or down (like on a picture), bu at Ubuntu x86 I can only move up or ...
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Installed program won't show up in the Dash

I have successfully installed doxygen with doxywizard via the Ubuntu Software Center as I can see in a terminal: user@user-D3220-B1:~$ whereis doxywizard doxywizard: /usr/bin/doxywizard ...
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Unity-Dash Problem

I have an Asus x64J Laptop with 2 graphic cards (intel + nvidia). I installed Bumblebee to play games but since then my launcher looks different. I want that part in the circle straight like on the ...
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How do I re-install Zeitgeist Datahub in the Startup Application Preferences

I stupidly removed Zeitgeist Datahub from Startup Application Preferences. How do I re-install it back there precisely as it was originally?? To put the question in another way: I did try to ...
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How should one lock Wine apps to the Unity launcher?

I have installed the Rosetta Stone language learning software successful with Wine. When I click and drag the Rosetta Stone icon from the Dash to the launcher, the other icons make way for it, but ...
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When I press Home folder launcher on Unity dash it starts loading some time

I have a little problem with unity dash. When I press on Home folder button after opening home folder mouse pointer shows loading for some time. I have reseted Unity dash once, it not helped. ...
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Adding unity-dock shortcuts at static place

I would like to add a shortcut in my Unity Dock (the left panel), but right on top of the trash icon, in the "static" zone of the dock. A picture is worth a thousand words : Can you help me ...
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Launcher Search is showing duplicate icon

I also have duplicates in my Dash (saw several questions about this subject). But I don't know which one I need to remove. I went to: /usr/share/applications With grep I do get the following: /$ ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Launcher and overall Style Change

I recently restarted my computer and when it turned back on the unity launcher appearance was different. Originally the icons would stack at the bottom unless I moved the courser over them, and then ...
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Where does Unity Dash store information?

Whenever I see Unity dash taking hours to give me an answer I wonder where Unity dash stores its information and whether there is a way of resetting that information? I've seen that if I make a ...
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How do I exit from dash -n?

I've connected to an Ubuntu machine using SSH. According to DashAsBinSh on Ubuntu Wiki dash is used in place of bash by default. The article says You can use dash -n to check that a script will ...
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Can I add or change search tags in Unity's Dash

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and I use two languages English and Russian. So i need to switch all the time to English to find and launch applications, for example Clementine. Is it possible that I set ...
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Empty Desktop, Unity Launcher & Dash Missing

When I VNC into my machine all I see is background image with no icons or unity or dash. I can't even right click on the desktop. The Unity launcher and Dash don't appear either. This first happened ...
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How to create a “.desktop” file? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have downloaded several programs (Eclipse, Sublime Text Editor, SmartGit) and they all come in ZIP format. Once I uncompress them I can use them, but I cannot access ...
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How to add a programme item to the Dash in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been trying to add an item for Eclipse in Alacarte without success. Several users suggested adding a file named eclipse.desktop to /usr/share/applications, similar to what has been suggested for ...
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Any way to enable Google Drive search in dash without other online results?

As you probably know, ticking the "do not include online results" option in Security and Privacy prevents the Google Drive scope from returning results; unticking it opens the floodgates and provides ...
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How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?

I just downloaded Sublime Text Editor, and I unpacked the tarball. However, now I want to make it searchable in the Dash Board menu, like all applications that are installed using the Ubuntu Software ...
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No application in unity dash after upgrade packages in ubuntu 13.10

I regularly upgrade system. Last night i upgraded some packages (ubuntu-base). Now there is not application in unity dash (in application lens). Other lens (file, music etc) are just working fine. ...
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implement filter in unity-scopes with python

A lot of the unity-scopes do not work in ubuntu (for example the unity-scope-gmusicbrowser), thus I've tried to "correct" them in order to get results in the dash. Ok, I succeeded in doing this (for ...
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Unity and Dash have disappeared

I have a headless Ubuntu machine at home that I usually ssh or VNC into. I've been using it for over six months and things were going great. Suddenly, two weeks ago, when I reboot the system after ...
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Can I change the keyboard shortcut for opening the application lens?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I am liking the lens options. However, super+a is a little uncomfortable for me when doing something as common as opening an application. Is there any way I can ...