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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Equivalent do Dash in gnome-classic? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-classic (no effects) instead of Unity. But I admit that the Dash launcher is useful sometimes. Is there an equivalent launcher that we could use with gnome-classic?
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App should be startable by its name in the command line

I already managed to create a .desktop file, moved it to /usr/share/applications, and can start my app from the dash where the icon appears. The app is started by the command "python3 /path/to/script" ...
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The dash home is very slow (ubuntu 13.04)

So I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 32bit (alongside windows 7), everything fine in the installation, I loged in and everything fine, until I opened the dash home, it was absurdly slow, so slow that the ...
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Can I remove 'dash home' from the Unity launcher?

How can I (if it's possible), remove the dash home icon on the unity launcher. My reasoning is that it is slow (taking a few seconds to open) and I much prefer Synapse for launching applications and ...
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Icons show up when searching for app in dash, but not when the app is running and the icon appears on the left [duplicate]

Following from this question, some more troublesome output occurs. I re-created some rdesktop shortcuts using alacarte method described in the answers of the previous question. I changed their icons ...
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How does the dash home index work in Ubuntu 12.04

I think the Dash Home is really cool and here's something I wanna learn about: When I type shortcut, it can prompt keyboard like this snapshot. I wanna know how Ubuntu determines shortcut is related ...
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Dash shortcut has insufficient privileges?

I followed this guide to install utorrent and to install a dash shortcut for utorrent: tutorial The method for shortcut creation uses gnome-item-edit and the command I enter for the shortcut is: ...
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Dash is not searching all files

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 13.04. The only difference between them is that one has an encrypted home folder and I guess it is the reason preventing the dash to index, search and display all ...
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Why do I have two copies of every program in the Ubuntu Dash?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. When I open the dash it seems there are two icons for every program. Sometimes the icons are different sizes and sometimes one of the icons doesn't have the program name ...
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I can't see the Software Source in Dash [closed]

All though I installed Software Source, I can't see it on the Dash.
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I want to open Thunderbird at system start up, but keep it minimised

I am running Ubuntu 13.04, and wish to do the following: Start Thunderbird at boot up - I am aware of how to do this and need no support with this. As well as running at start up, I also want the ...
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What is the “dash” and where is it? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a bootable usb stick. It says "open the dash and search for startup disk creator". What is the "dash"? and where is it?
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Applications showing as “Commands” in Dash

When searching in the dash, Applications show under a "Commands" heading. This would normally be okay but it means that they display below Files and Photos etc. See picture below. How do I fix this?
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I can't find any of my downloaded apps in the dash

I have just installed Ubuntu and have problems with finding any of the apps/programs that I have downloaded form the software center. When I search for them in the dashboard they are not there. I have ...
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Extreme privacy setting in Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu is one of the greatest OS that I have ever used. However, I just wonder about the privacy because some of my activity will be sent to Cannonical server. Are there any ways to prevent my data ...
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Open music files with different application from dash?

I was wondering if it is possible to click on music files in Dash and have them open with a specific application instead of always opening it with Rhythmbox?
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Dash Won't Show Up / Brings up a blank window. Also glitchy screen

I am new to Ubuntu so be easy on me. I have recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 on a 5 year old desktop and everything works fine, except the dash button. When I click on the dash button it just ...
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Will Canonical disable Amazon (and similar) lenses by default [closed]

I'm using 12.04 LTS, partially because it's stable and I need my machine to be stable and reliable. I also don't wont to switch to newer versions of Ubuntu because of shopping lenses. If I decide to ...
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Ubntu 13.04 Dash Home Glitch

I seem to have a problem each time I open my 'dash home' (search your computer and online sources): my screen and graphics seem to completely bug out; I've tried the 'unity-- reset' command but that ...
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Tried it all and it still gives me no launcher, dash, or unity

I tried all of the 'answers' at the "No launcher, no unity, no dash" and I still get my wallpaper and two icons. I have noticed that I get a Fatal Root visual is not a GL visual when it comes to ...
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Webcam issues… Puzzling

Since upgrading to 13.04, my webcam is no longer functioning in Skype. Audio still works, video does not. Issuing the lsusb command in a terminal shows: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1100 Western ...
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menue bar and launcher

I recently installed Xorg 1.11 and fglrx 12.6 on my machine and after restarting system that worked as well . that was good also at the game time . the unity menuebar/launcher and panel left after i ...
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Restored systray sometimes disappears from screen

I use Unity with restored systray from timekiller repository. I had no problems with it until there was an update in proposed repository. I realized my mistake and downgraded it because it was really ...
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Is there an easier or more 'correct' way to open gedit as root?

I have ubuntu 12.04 running in a virtual machine on virtual box. Its existence is mainly as a 'toy' to play about with Ubuntu, so for this reason I wanted the GUI (is that what 'Dash' is in ubuntu ...
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No Unity/Dash after every kernel update

I've got an annoying issue since I upgraded to 13.04 and changed my graphic card to a nVidia GTX 560 Ti. Basically, every time there's a kernel update, I lose Unity/Dash. The first time this happened ...
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DASH locks System

I just loaded 12.10 onto my desktop {eMachines T5254 - originally running Vista on an AMD Athlon X2 (BE-2350 2.1 GHz) interfaced with nVidia GeForce 6100 nForce 405} Initial load appeared normal; ...
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Canon (MG 5350) scangear doesn't appear in dash

I recently downloaded the Ubuntu scangear driver from their website for my canon pixma MG5350 3 in one printer. I downloaded the debian package and installed it trough the terminal, however I can't ...
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Uninstalling Apps from the Dash

Is it possible to uninstall an application (with it relative packages) from the Dashboard without opening the Software Center, searching for it and hitting "Remove"?
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Problems with Dash

Please help, after installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus EeePC 1005HA Netbook Dash menu is not displayed correctly on the left at the bottom of the distortion, and when I press the button facing window in ...
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Dash Home freezing and cant connect to my internet

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer and right off the bat I cant open my dash home freezing my computer, so I have to hard shut it down. Also when I click on the wifi icon on the top ...
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Force Unity Dash to index all files on Home

Not all files on my home directory can be found via Dash, can I force Dash to index all files so I can search for any files in any depth via Dash?
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Custom .desktop file — name doesn't show up in Unity dash on Ubuntu 13.04

I have several .desktop files that I migrated over from 12.10 ubuntu. The applications they point to launch just fine, and the image displays in the dash when I search for them...but there isn't any ...
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Unable to activate Workspaces ccsm / dash / dconf ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I ran the latest updates and as usual I had to re-install my video driver, download the headers and blah blah... I ran into a few troubles that I was able to fix and at the end I got my Ubuntu up and ...
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Last selected program or item not listed on Unity Dash

I think something is broken in my Ubuntu configuration because whenever I'm run a program or search a file on Dash, the last entry usually always added to left most item on Dash, but now it's not, I ...
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Add files to the Videos library

I love see my videos in the dash, but I only see those in Videos directory. Also I have a partition with more videos, how can add those to the search?
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high cpu usage when I activate unity-2d dash in Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit)

The Unity 2d Dash on my Ubuntu 12.04 was working pretty fine, but all of the sudden started to require high CPU usage (100%) and became unresponsive. Any suggestions ?....
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Remove unwanted lenses from installing Unity Next [duplicate]

So I followed instruction provided here to set up Unity Next, and it give me two additional lenses on Ubuntu Dash. Now I'm done with it and I want to remove the additional lenses, how to do it?
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Dash has odd texture since update

Ever since I updated, my Dash has had an odd texture glitch, showing a kind of green and orange tiled texture. I'd post a picture but can't. The major point is that it is not the standard black ...
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Can Unity provide German-English translations or German word definitions?

I have just installed stock Ubuntu in German so I can practice the language, but every once in a while I encounter some word I'm not familiar with. Currently, I open a browser and search for a ...
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Nautilus and tomboy launch in iconless windows - 13.10

Although I've got both files and tomboy pinned to my dash, when clicked or otherwise launched, they both open in iconless tabs, distinct from the versions I've got pinned. This started after I ...
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Find application name

I'm looking for a way to find e.g. the command name for an application that does appear in the dash. More specifically: I installed the game Costume Quest (from the Double Fine Humble Bundle), and ...
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Can't find PhpStorm

I am new, never used Ubuntu until yesterday, so I'm not really into it, yet. I installed PhpStorm from JetBrains, but I can't find it anywhere, I need to run it. I searched /usr/share/applications as ...
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launcher for a program not working - ubuntu 13.04

I'm using a program named "robomongo" (a mongoDB UI), but to run it I need to type in the terminal "./robomongo.sh". I tried to add the file ~/.local/share/applications/robomongo.desktop Like this: ...
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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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Can I get the Ubuntu dash in Xubuntu 13.04?

I'm using Xubuntu on an old computer and I wonder if it would be possible to have the Ubuntu 13.04 dash in it. I have tried using Ubuntu but it became too laggy. I basically just want it because it's ...
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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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After removing smart scopes Unity with Active Blur becomes very slow

Before testing smart scopes my computer ran Unity perfectly. The dash opened instantly when either pressing the super key or clicking the icon. I tried out smart scopes and attempted to use it but ...
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Not working correctly Dash

On the netbook Asus EeePC not working correctly Dash. Image:
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How to change dash size in 13.04?

It appears that support had been dropped for configuring the dash size in the latest Unity release, and now the Desktop option has no effect (i.e. Netbook size is always used). Just to illustrate, ...