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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Icon assigned in .desktop file is not used when application is loaded and launcher icon appears

I am installing the newer application eclipse Juno on ubuntu 12.04 64bit, following this tutorial: http://www.blogs.digitalworlds.net/softwarenotes/?p=54. I have already installed Eclipse Indigo in ...
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How to change default Dash Home name?

Is there is any possibility for Ubuntu 12.04 to change default "Dash Home" name to what ever.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is there a simple way to diagnose Unity performance issues?

The Unity Dash and HUD are slow to open, sometimes freezing the system for up to four seconds when I first hit the Alt or Super keys. Is there a simple way to find out where the time is going? The ...
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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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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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Unity start menu

I've been wrapping my head around this for a long time and still haven't found a way to do this tweak: is there a way I can have Unity Dash menu display my "Applications" lens as default, instead of ...
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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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dash search results not showing my files

I am using the dash search to find files(mostly video files) but its only displaying recently played files.My files are in a different partition,and yes I have mounted those drives.How do I get the ...
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How can I get local files to appear in unity lenses?

Perhaps I've mis-understood how the lenses are meant to work, but I find that local files or folders never show up in any of the lenses unless I've previously opened them. This is true for the file ...
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Lenses & Scopes - Is it possible to copy content by clicking on it in the Dash?

I just got an idea to create a lense that would work as a Character Map. I need character copying very often, and on Windows there was a very useful programme (PopChar), but on Ubuntu I haven't found ...
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Shouldn't Unity's dash's “find files” find files that I haven't used yet?

Searching for files in Dash brings up all the files I have used but none of those I haven't used yet. Shouldn't it show all files with the title I search for instead of just the ones I have already ...
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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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Open the dash and search for Startup Disk Creator., Where is the dash

I'm brand new to Ubuntu looking to install it on a flash drive to co-exist with Windows 7 on a Dell Inspirion computer. I've down loaded Ubuntu and the next step I need to take is to "Open the dash ...
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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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How do I change the shortcut key to launch the dash

I'm using a Logitech Cordless Mediaboard and since it doesn't have a win key, I need to change the shortcut for launching the dash. I'm not looking to assign Alt Gr as win key or any other key. I ...
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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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Dash background/blur problem

I have a problem with the dash's background in Raring, instead of blur it shows a greenish pattern. This happens with both active and static blur (installed Unity Tweak Tool to try these). No blur ...
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How get nautilus don't change nautilus-home launcher in dash

Want to use my own custom menu for nautilus-home, but nautilus change it when it's running. How can I disable it?
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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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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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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 ...