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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Ubuntu 13.04 suffers graphics corruption?

Ubuntu's dash turns green when I press the Super key after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04. I'm not sure what causes the problem, and I haven't found any similar problems. I have ...
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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Activate Meta as a modified key

It seems that because Meta key can be activated alone so some shortcut as Meta+F can't work (some, not all). Since I get used to use Alt+F1 instead so I want to disable activate Meta key alone. How ...
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How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?

I just downloaded Sublime Text Editor, and I unpacked the tarball. However, now I want to make it searchable in the Dash Board menu, like all applications that are installed using the Ubuntu Software ...
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Super+A no success [on hold]

I use ubuntu 13.10. dash icon shows only: pardon, no hit achieves. Super key does work, also start key. i can use woftware center, but not terminal or synaptic. What have I to do?
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Unity icon pointer locations in file system

I know this could be considered a duplicate question in some respects, but I registered for this forum for this specific question. I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I have found the reasonable ...
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Gnome 3 activities-overviewr/dash missing

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome 3. The last few days I have noticed a change in gnome, while clicking on activities button, that then doesn't show my activities-overview/dash. I have tried a lot ...
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Disable Dash reveal animation

How can I disable Dash reveal animation. When I try to open Dash it takes up to 2 seconds to open it, that's slow for me. I noticed it uses fade out animation while opening so I think when I disable ...
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Changing from Fahrenheit to Celsius in Weather Dash Plugin

When you search for a city and enable the weather filter the weather is shown in Fahrenheit. How do I change this to Celsius.
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Remove Google Chrome Icon From Dash Search [duplicate]

I just installed Chromium today and removed Google Chrome via "sudo apt-get purge Google-Chrome-stable" The application is gone, but the shortcut in my menu is still there. Does anyone have any ideas ...
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Dash and spuer shortcut key problem

I recently encountered a problem: pressing "super" stopped opening dash. I works fine with other combinations. So I checked in CCSM in Unity plugin if everything is set right... and it is... super is ...
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Disable Dash Home Shortcut in 12.04

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox on a MacBook. The current shortcut for the dash home launcher is the Command key (Super). I'm trying to disable it. First, this option is not present in the ...
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Will Xubuntu 12.10 also have amazon ads?

and thanks in advance for your comments: I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04, and quite happy with it. I'm using the Unity desktop, and I've got no major complaints. My problem/question is: I've been ...
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How does one index files or make Unity Dash near instant with SSD's like it was on 12.04? [closed]

Every version of Ubuntu after 12.04 takes up to five seconds to find files using the Unity Dash search. 12.04 behavior w/i5 laptop, 1333Mhz RAM, 256GB SSD, new install: -Any song title is found ...
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hide “Files and Folders” in “Dash Home”?

When clicking "Dash Home", can I hide "Files & Folders" in "Dash Home"? How to switch between hiding and showing? note I don't want to hide "Applications". My OS is 12.04. Thanks!
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Dash searching doesn't work(ubuntu 13.10)

I've freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 and after reboot(settings of launcher didn't apply, but now they work) my dash doesn't work. It used to search without any troubles, but now it gives only "Sorry, ...
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How do I re-install Zeitgeist Datahub in the Startup Application Preferences

I stupidly removed Zeitgeist Datahub from Startup Application Preferences. How do I re-install it back there precisely as it was originally?? To put the question in another way: I did try to ...
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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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problem when searching ´twe´ in dash

when I a write ´twe´ in dash to search for tweak, my laptop fails. I tried it with other words it works fine. My laptop is HP DV6, core 2 duo, running on Ubuntu 13.10 64bit, dual boot with windows 7 ...
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How can I remove un-installed programs from the Unity dash menu?

The Unity dash seems to operate independently from the Gnome main menu. This is quite annoying. I've uninstalled many (Wine) apps, removed their entries from the Gnome main menu, but they appear in ...
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How can I remove icon of uninstalled application from application lens in Dash?

I installed cardapio and its icon was in launcher as well in application lens in dash. When I unistalled cardapio, its icon vanished from the launcher (as it should) but the icon is still present in ...
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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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Unity Dash Does not Shows any Applications. Searching Applications for ever

I installed the day before a set of packages for GCC-4.8.2 compiled on my machine Ubuntu 12.04. After the installation of the 52 packages I got some broken dependencies with i386 libraries ...
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How to open Application tab as default on Unity dash? [duplicate]

I hate it when the Unity dash opens the Home tab by default. I want to go to the application tab straight. Also Dash collapses the installed apps and expands the Dash plugins. Is it possible to open ...
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Can I configure Dash to not erase the search when I change tabs?

Whenever I use the Dash, I want to start typing what I need to search and then look up for the tab on where I need to search it: whether it's Home, Applications, Files, Videos, etc. By switching the ...
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Clicking the Dash Home causes computer to freeze up?

Every time I use the Dash Home it causes my computer to freeze up and become useless, until I restart it. This issue has plagued me since day 1 of using Ubuntu. Also, when I first started using ...
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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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Unity application lens removed, no local apps now

I was removing all of the Unity web result lenses, and somehow I've now got no local app results. This is what I did to remove them: sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music sudo apt-get purge ...
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Dash search does not find all of my files

For example: I create the file X.odt and then export it as pdf. After I click on dash search (the files filter is active) X. The X.odt appears with no problem but the X.pdf does not. That happens ...
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Chrome is has “Pandora One” description in Launcher and Dash in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running 64-bit 13.10 and google-chrome-stable with Firefox as my default browser. I have installed Pandora One Unity Web App. Whether accessing Chrome from Launcher or Dash, it has a ...
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Dash (Start menu) - howto organize installed program icons?

For my kid I have installed educational application bundles: "pre-school bundle (< 5 years old)" and "primary bundle (ages 6-12)". I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop on my computer. I am able to ...
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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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After 13.10 install none of my apps appear in the Dashboard, only social network apps (of which I have none)

After 13.10 installation none of my apps appear on the Dashboard so effectively I cannot launch any apps from the Dash only through the terminal. Any advice?
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How can I remove Amazon search results from the dash or disable the feature?

How can I disable Amazon search results in the Unity dash?
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Dash wont open at all. 12.04

When I click on the Dash it does nothing. Everything else on the dock works and opens just fine. Keyboard shortcuts all work except to open the dash. This just started, everything worked fine 30min ...
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How to fix zeitgeist database creation error

I've encountered the seemingly ubiquitous problem of unity not being able to find local apps when searching. After trying the advice left in these questions: Application lens installend but missing ...
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How to hide unity dash “More suggestions” (NOT unity-lens-shopping)

After removing "unity-lens-shopping" remain some annoying tips from the Software Center.
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How do I get my Dashboard to advise anything but 'Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search'? [closed]

The statement Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search comes as a result (virtually invariably) upon my entering just about anything in the command line or search string in Dashboard. This ...
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What's the command to open the Unity Dash?

I would like to know the command (from the Terminal) which opens the Unity dash, the reason being I want to create a desktop icon that starts the dash instead of the 'Windows Key' for keyboard-free ...
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Is it possible to move the dash home button?

It's a problem for me because I keep hitting that button when I don't want to. For example, I accidentally click it when I want to: close a program minimise a program select a file on the desktop ...
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Can I run the Unity launcher in GNOME 3?

I would like to use GNOME 3 with the Unity launcher and dash. Is there any way to do this?
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Unity Dash Move Launchers issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 x64 at work and Ubuntu 12.04 x 86 at home. AT Ubuntu x64 I can move Launchers out of frame while moving them up or down (like on a picture), bu at Ubuntu x86 I can only move up or ...
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Installed program won't show up in the Dash

I have successfully installed doxygen with doxywizard via the Ubuntu Software Center as I can see in a terminal: user@user-D3220-B1:~$ whereis doxywizard doxywizard: /usr/bin/doxywizard ...
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How do I make Dash only show installed applications by default?

While it's easy to use the filter in Dash in Ubuntu 12.10 to show only the installed programs (and not offer suggestions), I'd like to make this permanent. As it stands, you have to reset it each time ...
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Unity-Dash Problem

I have an Asus x64J Laptop with 2 graphic cards (intel + nvidia). I installed Bumblebee to play games but since then my launcher looks different. I want that part in the circle straight like on the ...
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How should one lock Wine apps to the Unity launcher?

I have installed the Rosetta Stone language learning software successful with Wine. When I click and drag the Rosetta Stone icon from the Dash to the launcher, the other icons make way for it, but ...
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Adding unity-dock shortcuts at static place

I would like to add a shortcut in my Unity Dock (the left panel), but right on top of the trash icon, in the "static" zone of the dock. A picture is worth a thousand words : Can you help me ...
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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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When I press Home folder launcher on Unity dash it starts loading some time

I have a little problem with unity dash. When I press on Home folder button after opening home folder mouse pointer shows loading for some time. I have reseted Unity dash once, it not helped. ...
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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 ...