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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How can I create Unity dash integration for my Python script?

I have written an awesome script in Python and I seriously think it should help many rookie Ubuntu users out there -- especially for a quick solution/tip. My script searches through AskUbuntu.com and ...
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unable to access dash after uninstalling google chrome

After i removed the package google chrome through command sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable. I couldnot access dash. I tried sudo apt-get install unity-scope-home command, but it gives me ...
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High-level library for Unity Dash?

I've wanted to write a GTK+ version of Unity Dash for some time. I think it could be useful for Xfce, Gnome Flashback, elementaryOS, etc. Before I start doing anything about it, I'd like to know if ...
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Remove Ubuntu One Music App from Dash

Is there any way for me to remove the Ubuntu One Music App in Ubuntu 13.10? It's really annoying because I'm never going to use it and it always appears when I try do an app search in the dash. I had ...
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How to enable Unity Launcher on startup?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop has the Unity 2D along with the classic GNOME interface but it wouldn't launch automatically on startup, Only after I type 'unity' on the terminal the Unity 2D Launcher as ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 desktop black and garbled windows

My desktop is black and every window is garbled. In had to do nomodeset to install because it gave me a black screen when trying to install. I have done a full update to try and remedy the problem. ...
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Ghosts haunt my Unity Dash! Videos and animated images appear through the overlay!

Q1. There's this image (from my last Google Chrome session) that's appearing in my Dash. There's one different image appearing in shortcut overlay (on "press-hold" Super button). This is ...
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Re Dash and unity

Cannot get dash or unity to show up on screen and Computer will not accept password when I try to fix this problem. Have tried CTRL+ALT+F1.Typed in sudo apt-get install gnome-panel.This is as far as ...
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Unity Dash is unbearably slow after upgrade (13.10 32-bit)

I recently upgraded a 12.04 LTS Wubi installation to 13.10. The Unity Dash is nearly impossible to use on 13.10 due to the immense amount of lag it produces when opening, taking about 8 seconds to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dash will not open

My ubuntu 13.10 dash will not open the icon is there on the launcher but when I click on it it does nothing. Ive already tried reinstalling it and restarting the system but to no avail. Any ...
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making unity dash filters stick

first time poster. I have deselected nearly all categories and sources in unity search filter but every time I type something new they are automatically re-enabled (music/amazon/ebay/lots more) I ...
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Where should I put my photos so that they are visible in Unity's photo lens?

I have many pictures but for instance put in ~/Dropbox/Photos and they are not detected by unity's photo lens. I have even tried putting some of them in ~/Pictures but still no Pictures in the lens. ...
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DASH does not display the letter “C”

I saw a similar reference here but my issue is the letter "C". Up until yesterday, I did not have this issue. I have not installed any software or made hardware changes. I tried the solution from the ...
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Tabs missing in Unity Dash

After my friend having accidentally aborted the update to Ubuntu 13.10, several tabs in the Unity Dash are missing. Is there any package I can install to get them back?
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How to get the list of Dash search plugins (scopes) in command line?

I am going to disable all or some of Dash search plugins (scopes). I can do it in Dash GUI one by one (see http://askubuntu.com/a/355523/103599) but it seems to me unpractical as there are 56 plugins ...
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make Ubuntu search by default in all categories?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Every time I want to search for something using the Super key, Unity has set its search category (filter) for videos (nothing else), although I chose the last times to look ...
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How to restore online searches in unity after running commands in fixubuntu

I run commands in fixubuntu.com to get rid of online searches but now I would like them back but can't find a way to reactivate them. I tried reinstalling unity-scope-home and unity-lense-applications ...
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Developing Unity Dash Plugins

I've got a great idea for a new dash plugin but I'm not sure where to start. Does anyone know of any reference of documentation out there that could help me get started?
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How to keep Unity Launcher hidden and locked but Super key should launch the Dash?

I'd like to keep the Unity Launcher hidden and locked to that state. But the Super key should still be able to launch the Dash. (With the auto-hide launcher feature enabled, tapping Super key for Dash ...
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How to change default “Categories” and “Sources” in Unity Dash?

So I have started using the Dash recently. What I want is to set the default "Categories" (Applications, Social, Weather...) because now, if I want to search for a FB pic or an update, I have to ...
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Dash Home really long to show up

when I click on the Dash Home button, the search boax application is really long to appear (around 5 seconds). How to remedy this? thanks Ubuntu 12.10 (I don't really want to upgrade it, because the ...
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Fresh install of 13.10 - left with no dash nor apps - only blank magenta wallpaper

Regarding recently installed ubuntu desktop 13.10 (40gb HDD and plenty RAM) as a fresh install on an appropriately partitioned HDD. My problem is that once installed everything is blank: no dash, no ...
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Ubuntu loads desktop files slowly

After logging into Ubuntu (Unity), it takes about 30s before applications (/usr/share/applications/*) are shown in the dash. My personal files (images, music, ...) are listed immediately when entering ...
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Disabling the Ubntu desktop enviourment

I have Ubuntu 13.04 setup I Want to disable the feature(Dash , Default search, left click and right click option on desktop) of Ubuntu desktop environment . I found these commands for disabling right ...
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Smart Scopes run-order

Using Smart Scopes on my desktop Ubuntu 13.10, I noticed that sometimes (typically the first time I search for something using Dash) applications installed on my system take a backstage to online ...
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how to speed up search for locally installed applications in dash in Ubuntu 13.10?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading, whenever I open the dash to search for an application, it takes at least a minute before it starts to show some result. The new scopes addition has made ...
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Can no longer press Windows key to launch Dash, what to do?

Suddenly pressing Windows key to launch Dash not working on my Ubuntu 13.10, other shortcut works fine (Windows + 1, Windows + T, Windows hold), I have tried to restart my computer but the problem ...
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Way to open Applications without using Dash (w/out knowing name)? [duplicate]

In Gnome2 there was a listing of applications installed. Since Gnome3 and Unity, you have to search for the application you want. You can use Run Command but you have to know the name of the app you ...
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Got Everpad Installed and working - Alas cannot search in dash

I got Everpad installed and syncing, however everpad lens does appear in the dash. Therefore I am unable to search my note. Using Ubuntu 13.10 and Everpad (version: 2.5 API version: 6 Schema version: ...
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Dash has stopped responding

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit and just recently Dash has stopped responding. It still exists as an icon in the launcher but it will not open. The super key will not open dash either.Does anyone ...
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ubuntu 13.10 no launcher and no dash appears

I've the same issue in the question here. Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] It might be a duplicate question. But none of these answers ...
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Having trouble with Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.10

I just recently set up my laptop to dual-boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. I have some small linux experience, but I am still relatively novice. I've been having a slight problem since I've ...
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Changing the name of an application in Dash

I have two versions of a wine program. Curently, they are named the same. I would like to change their name form "Program name" to "Program name vesion.number". These programs have their .desktop ...
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Dash online-search set to OFF — why does Dash still search online?

Is this a bug? Do I have to disable some additional settings? I've set the System Settings option to off. Yet my Dash still says it searches online sources.
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What's responsible for Dash Online lookups? — I want to uninstall it

To ensure privacy/security of my data & searches, I don't feel it's adequate to just disable online lookups. I prefer to uninstall whatever provides this functionality. Is there something (like a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dash

Is there a way to customize the shopping url for my country. By default if I type ebay:vanity in the dash it returns results from ebay.com I am in Australia and I want to search ebay.com.au
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How do you add Application detailed information to display in the Dash?

There is plenty of information about creating a launcher for the Unity Dash. No problems there. However when you right-click on an application, it is possible for the Dash to display much more ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 Dash does not give any applications

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, when I click on the Dash icon I can only see social network messages search results. I can't type in applications or see a list of applications to launch. solved, ...
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Can only search social network messages in the Dash after 13.10 upgrade

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, when I click on the Dash icon I can only see social media search results. I can't type in applications or see a list of applications to launch.
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Ubuntu 13.10 items in dash are not selctable

since the upgrade to 13.10 I can only select items in dash if all windows are closed. Otherwise the clicks are going "through" the dash to active application e.g. browser. Any ideas?
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<Super> key is not invoking dash for me, only launcher

I tried setting Super"key to show dash, launcher, help overlay" to Super, and it is already Super, but it's not solving the issue. Key tapped and launcher is there, dash not showing. I have to click ...
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unity gone, no desktop. struggle to get back [duplicate]

after update, unity is gone. Only wallpaper en desktop icons is showing. I've tried several suggestions, but I struggle to open terminal with the keys cntrl+alt+t. Nothing happens. What else can I do ...
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Dash search does not show applications

Since the upgrade (actually a fresh install) to 13.10, many times, when I open Dash and search for an application I only get results for files and folders. Sometimes I get some applications but not ...
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How can I decrease DASH icon size for 13.10?

I would like to know if and how I can change the icon size in DASH. The icons are huge but I can re-size the unity bar icons! Please let me know Cheers
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Why my trash icon doesn't work in 12.04 LTS? [closed]

I click on the trash icon in the launcher, but nothing happens!
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Missing UI Components [duplicate]

I just installed 32 bit Ubuntu 13.10 on my old Dell computer. After setting everything up (besides internet) and logging in, my important UI components are missing! That includes my status bar at the ...
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Steam entry missing text in Unity 13.10 dash after upgrade

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and switched from using KDE to Unity. When I search for the program Steam in the Unity dash, it's entry (leftmost in the screenshot) does not contain any text and ...
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Lenses are missing after upgrading to 13.10 [duplicate]

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 all unity dash lenses except for social networks are missing. See the screen-shot here: I tried purging and reinstalling but didn't help.
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How to get working Firefox bookmarks scope?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, and saw that there is now a package "unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks", and I see in the dash sources list: However, I cannot find any of my bookmarks from the dash (the ...
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Why do I have to access software through a folder rather than in the dash?

In this case, the software is Blender. I followed the instructions on Blender.org, and it all works. But, when I click on Blender in the dash, it runs version 2.62, which is what I got with apt-get. ...