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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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. ...
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Pubmed smart scope in 13.10 does not work right

I was happy to see a pubmed scope included in the 13.10 dash. But I feel like Im doing something wrong. For example: If I type "hear failure" in the dash I get a bunch of results. Most of them music, ...
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Unity Dashboard won't find local files, rearrange icons on two computers

I can't move icons around my unity launcher anymore and the Dash won't search my local files and folders. Was working when I first installed 13.10, but now it won't search for local files, and it ...
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Define sources to dash search

Is it possible to set the same sources to all dash searches? For example when I type something in dash I would like to limit the sources to: askubuntu, stackexchange, github and scienceDirect. I'm ...
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Are actions on local files sent to the Smart Scopes Server?

I realized this is not entirely obvious from the documentation. When I search for something in the Dash, a UUID and a search phrase is sent to productsearch.ubuntu.com, providing the Smart Scopes ...
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Ubuntu dash 13.10 not searching files?

This seemed to help but the dash is still not searching files. It however does search folders. Document Directory searches fine. Download directory doesn't search correctly even though I just just ...
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How to remove Launchpad app/webapp? [duplicate]

I was browsing Launchpad and it asked to install a helper app. I thought that this was the Firefox extension so I said yes. Now I have this launcher app that will open a Firefox window directly to ...
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Dash key causes blue screen

When I click on dash I get a blue screen and the launcher icons fade. I know if I reboot this will correct itself but what causes this to happen ?
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How do I remove only shopping searches?

I have a brand new 13.10 install and I want all this shopping spyware nonsense gone. Searching for "Ubuntu shopping spyware nonsense" led me to apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping but I don't actually ...
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13.10 Can't see results from software center in dash

In 13.04 everything was ok but in 13.10 I don't see results from Software Center. I would like to install some apps using Dash but whatever I type I get no results (I select software center in sources ...
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Everything broken after removal of Amazon Search

I have removed the Amazon lens and disabled the settings and since then I had an empty dash. I tried unity --replace, which killed everything. I can understand that you want to make money with the ...
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Update to saucy broke dash

I updated to Saucy this morning, and my computer freaked out mid-way through and I was forced to power it off to get it to respond. When I restarted it (naturally) didn't work, so I launched a ...
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13.10: how to bring back one-click song open?

In the dash Music scope, since the update, clicking on the song(not an album) displays a secondary menu instead of playing the song. How can I roll back to the good old behavior?
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Can I open a Dash query by clicking on a link?

What I would like to do is that whenever I click on a link like dash://berlin (or even like search://berlin), it should open the Ubuntu dash with the query “berlin” already typed in. This would be ...
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Dash becomes black after startup in Saucy

It also happens when I log out and log in. It did not happen in Raring or Saucy beta 2. I have Intel's integrated GPU and no additional drivers. Unity never behaved weird before in my computer. Is ...
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how to use unity-scope-sshsearch?

I used unity-lens-sshsearch on 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04. But after upgrading to 13.10 it's not working any more. (Super+H does nothing) As the lens package is not available on 13.10 I installed ...
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Removing unwanted Unity-Lenses, Dash Plugins in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

How to remove unwanted lenses such as: Files Photo Music Video I think the Home and Applications Lenses are enough for me. And one more thing; in Ubuntu Software Centre > Categories > Themes & ...
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How to disable all scopes, filters and dash plugins?

The Dash is overloading me with stuff I don't need, down to the weather and food recipes (?!) when I'm just looking for a file or app. Also I can't figure out how to set it to include music files ...
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How can I speed up the dash? Please answer

I have this issue with Ubuntu 13.10. The dash is simply too laggy when it comes to type something into it moreover it takes more than 3 secs to open so I can type something inside. It's FASTIDIOUS and ...
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Appearance, Online accounts disappeared in System Settings in Ubuntu 13.10

I was installing some apps and icons then I noticed that there were about 4 games installed, so I went to the Software Centre to remove them. Then I wanted to add my Facebook account to Online ...
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How can I find out what .desktop file is being launched?

I've used click install and click register to install a click app on Ubuntu (not Ubuntu Touch). The version was 0.5.1. Now, a new version (v0.5.6) is available and I installed it using the same ...
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Dash not working after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10 I'm unable to use Dash. Nothing appears when I type something, I don't see any icons or shortcuts. Resetting unity does not help, the command is unavailable. What should I ...
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Unwanted Graphic file in dash

Why do .jpg files appear in dash home after being downloaded? After I download a photograph, it automatically appears in dash under recent files
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How can I search manpages in 13.10’s dash?

In 13.10, there is no dedicated help lens. In 13.04, it was the place for docs like yelp, manpages or texinfo. However, there is a manpage scope in the dash, and it is activated. But when I search ...
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Software sources not showing in dash

I want to install spotify and therefor I need to find something called "Software sources". It should be found in dash. But I can only find Software center. In software center I can find "Software ...
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How do I change the text color of items displayed in the Unity Dash?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail with the Malys-uniblack icon theme (The icons are black). Also I'm using a theme called Mediterraneanlight. I think it looks very nice. I have the launcher ...
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How can I set different key bindings for the launcher and the dash?

I would like to have separate keys shortcuts for the dash and the launcher instead of using the same key (tap or hold). How can this be accomplished?
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How to resize the dash for desktop from terminal?

I had installed Ubuntu 13.10 I want to know how to re-size the dash size to the desktop through terminal. So please let me know i have tried every setting but not fulfilled.
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pre-installed apps and Unity Dash are gone

so i'm a newbie to Ubuntu..and i have a huge miss happening on my laptop right now pre-installed apps that came with ubuntu 13.04 were gone (i think something happened while updating them) tweaks and ...
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TeamViewer does not appear in unity dash [closed]

I have a problem with teamviewer. I'm running 13.04 and decided to get teamviewer to manage my desktop remotely. I went to the teamviewer page and downloaded my version and chose to install it ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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how can I fix? Error: Opening the cache

I'm new to Ubuntu.I installed the newest version two days ago. I used the Software Updater and when I restarted the computer the Dash and Launcher were missing. I tried reinstalling the OS, the dash ...
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Ubuntu not displaying “Dash Home” UI?

I've just switched over to ubuntu. This is the very first time I've used any OS other than Windows or Mac so it's very much a learning curve for me. I'm using 12.04.3 LTS and I have it up and running ...
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How to Tell Dash to look for music on other NTFS partitions?

All my songs and videos are present in NTFS partition, as a result whenever i search for music in dash it results nothing. So how do i tell dash to look for content in specific folder rather than ...
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Application's icon - One file to please them all?

In my application I define its icon within its MyProgram.desktop-file in /usr/share/applications with Icon=/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/MyProgram/Icons/mainIcon.svg. I did not create any icons for the ...
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Dash does not show applications available for installation

When I go to applications lens (Super+A), I can search for available applications and install them. From the general (home?) lens, I can list only application that are actually installed, not those ...
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Dash icon doesn't work

Dash icon doesn't work. All other icons in launcher work. Tried the above, and got the following: bob@bob-desktop:~$ dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ bob@bob-desktop:~$ unity --reset-icons &disown ...
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Clear Dash Searchbox after search and Start a Program

if top left enters a search term in the search box DASH, eg "fir" is then for example Firefox displayed. All well and good, how can you adjust the one that deletes the Dash search the word "fir" to ...
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Why does my Dash background look pixeled and screwed up?

It was like this when I first installed it, and even with a picture from the internet saved as my background it still looks like this. (if it matters I am running a dual-boot with Windows and ...
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How to remove the mate terminal icon from the Dash home?

I uninstalled Mate, but the terminal is still in dash home. I click on it, and nothing opens. Is there any way I can remove it?
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Workspace and dash feature

I'm new to Ubuntu and have no idea what to call this feature. It's like this: let's say I have VLC running in workspace 1, and I have Chrome running in workspace 2. If I click on the application icon ...
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Lubuntu - Start program without using terminal

I just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Laptop. It is for my father and has to be user friendly. So I need a way to start programs graphically like by the "start button" equivalent to windows. The default ...
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how to search program in /usr/sbin via DASH

I'm using TEXT Editor. I've executable for that....I put it in /usr/sbin and now i can turn it ON via commandLine. Now how will that application will be installed. I mean how can i directly search ...
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Launch an application *or* search for a running application window on xfce

A related question to this one on AskUbuntu for an XFCE4 desktop: How can I have a dash-like search on Xubuntu 12.10 / XFCE? Synapse can search and launch application from cold (i.e. start a new ...
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Why are Blank Items Showing up in my Unity Dash

On my computer, blank items are showing up in the unity dash and i can't figure out how to remove them. what are they/how can I remove them?
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Where to find the Disk Image Mounter? is not in Dash, where it is?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04. Disk Image Mounter is installed, but not located in the "Dash" Where can find this utility to use?