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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The eclipse application icon is huge in Unity's dash

I have a problem with the manual installation of Eclipse Juno. After unpacking the tarball to /opt, adding a symlink from /usr/local/bin and adding the following to a new file ...
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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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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?
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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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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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Can't search for terminal in Unity dash

I used to be able to search for terminal in 'Dash Home' and brings up terminal. However, this way doesn't work any more. 'Dash Home' does not even let me search for 'terminal'. One thing, I have my ...
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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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Winetricks not in dash or menu - Ubuntu 13.04

I installed new Ubuntu 13.04 and Wine 1.5.29 trough ppa. But I noticed that on older Ubuntu versions, after installation of wine and winetricks (they install together now), there is a "Winetricks" ...
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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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How to remove the Ubuntu Software Center Suggestions from the Dash

I want to remove the Ubuntu Software Center Suggestions from the Dash in Ubuntu 12.10. How to do that?
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How to add Sublime text to dash

I tried 2 types of links and it still I cant add it! I use the unregistered 64 version. On Ubuntu forums and external site Why is it not coming in the dash board. What is wrong? I even restarted the ...
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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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My Dash does not show recent applications. What can I do to fix that?

For some unknown reason, my Unity dash doesn't show recent applications. I am guessing it could be related to the fact that I have a newer version of zeitgeist than the standard repo provides (I use a ...
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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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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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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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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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Missing icons on top panel, dashboard applications, launcher

So today I had trouble in an upgrade for Ubuntu when I accidentally shut down my laptop. I was able to log in and reset everything but I noticed that the icons on the top right panel are missing ...
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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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How to get Google Drive (Docs) search to work in Unity Dash?

How to get Google Drive (Docs) search to work in Unity Dash? I've added my Google account in the Online Accounts System Settings panel. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with the following packages installed: ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to restart only the dash and panel with launchers without restarting unity?

I know there is `unity-panel-service', which is used for restarting the panel. But it is possible restart the "Dash/Launchers" section without restarting the whole unity plugin? I have used for my ...
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Create an icon in Dash panel?

I wonder how to create an icon on Dash panel on the left side of the desktop, to run the following combination of two commands killall nautilus UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= nautilus My Ubuntu is 12.04. ...
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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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Is there a command to refresh the applications listed on the dash?

Sometimes, after installing an application (Codeweavers Crossover to be more specific on this case) it fails to show on the dash until you logout and back on, that happens with Unity and GNOME Shell, ...
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Autocomplete on Partial Matches in the Middle of a filename in Terminal (dash/bash)

I have a bunch of directories: 20130118-Cars_Directory 20130118-Bikes_Directory 20130218-Planes_Directory 20130228-Scooters_Directory Is there any way to change directories in the manner of typing ...
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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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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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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 ...