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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High-level library for Unity Dash?

I've wanted to write a GTK+ version of Unity Dash for some time. I think it could be useful for Xfce, Gnome Flashback, elementaryOS, etc. Before I start doing anything about it, I'd like to know if ...
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Unity Dash is unbearably slow after upgrade (13.10 32-bit)

I recently upgraded a 12.04 LTS Wubi installation to 13.10. The Unity Dash is nearly impossible to use on 13.10 due to the immense amount of lag it produces when opening, taking about 8 seconds to ...
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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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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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make Ubuntu search by default in all categories?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Every time I want to search for something using the Super key, Unity has set its search category (filter) for videos (nothing else), although I chose the last times to look ...
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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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Ive just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 same issue: no Menu, No launcher, but no Unity checkbox in ccsm

Using my Toshiba Satellite L350D I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and now dont have access to Launcher or top Menu bar. Ive tried following the solutions both here: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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How can I drag & Drop a JPG-File into Scribus?

If I try to drag&drop a JPG (or other Graphic file) from Nautilus via the Unity Dash into Scribus, the Dash symbol’s are "grayed" and only some App's are usable but not Scribus. How can I make ...
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Change which folders appear in Dash

I'm running 12.04 Currently when I hit the super key, I get a search bar, my recent apps, my recent files, and my Downloads directory. Is there a way to change that to be my Programming directory, ...
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Prevent Unity Dash from searching specific hard drive

I have a hard drive that is exclusively used for storage of music, pictures, movies and that sort of thing. It contains no system files. To conserve power and reduce noise, I have set it to spin down ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Launcher and overall Style Change

I recently restarted my computer and when it turned back on the unity launcher appearance was different. Originally the icons would stack at the bottom unless I moved the courser over them, and then ...
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Any way to enable Google Drive search in dash without other online results?

As you probably know, ticking the "do not include online results" option in Security and Privacy prevents the Google Drive scope from returning results; unticking it opens the floodgates and provides ...
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Some smart scopes not working

In addition to one of my questions here on this site, I discovered that a lot of my enabled smart scopes do not work in Ubuntu 13.10. For example Zotero, almost all music lenses except banshee etc... ...
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GFX card crashed, dash slow, what can I do?

So, my graphics card (GeForce 550Ti) took a crap the other day, fan blades broke and flew off and yeah...a mess. Now my Ubuntu install is slower than hell. I click the icon or press super and the dash ...
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DASH does not display the letter “C”

I saw a similar reference here but my issue is the letter "C". Up until yesterday, I did not have this issue. I have not installed any software or made hardware changes. I tried the solution from the ...
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ubuntu 13.10 no launcher and no dash appears

I've the same issue in the question here. Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] It might be a duplicate question. But none of these answers ...
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Dash online-search set to OFF — why does Dash still search online?

Is this a bug? Do I have to disable some additional settings? I've set the System Settings option to off. Yet my Dash still says it searches online sources.
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Ubuntu 13.10 Dash

Is there a way to customize the shopping url for my country. By default if I type ebay:vanity in the dash it returns results from ebay.com I am in Australia and I want to search ebay.com.au
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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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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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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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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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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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Amazon results not showing in dash

I really like Amazon search showing up on Dash. I've made a clean install of 13.04 and initially I would get results from Amazon and Ubuntu Music Store. For instance, searching for 'Rush Presto' ...
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Launcher and Dash Hide after update Video Card

I currently have Ubuntu 13.04 installed. And then I installed nVidia Drivers from the Additional Drivers window. But after installing, the Launcher and dash has gone.. Then I deleted the nvidia ...
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Eclipse doesn't open in Dash Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Eclipse following these instructions: How to install Eclipse? Now when I go to Dash Home and type Eclipse. there is a white file but clicking on it doesn't do anything. Then I opened ...
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Dash / Firefox popping up really annoying

Ive just done a recent update and Dash is now flicking about at the top of the screen permanently mixed with firefox, I can explain it because it is so awful and probably worse than anything in the ...
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ubuntu 12.10 dash home

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 on my dell inspiron 6400, and the dash home pop-up window apears too late after pushing the windows button on keyboard or clicking it's button on left-side pane. Is it due to my ...
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Unity dash has incorrect search results

After messing around with drivers for a bit, my Unity plugin from Compiz became disabled and I had to turn it back on. After that happened, my dash started giving me weird responses to my searches. ...
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Can I change which apps the dash displays for a keyword?

I am using the web app for gmail which is working fine except that when I hit the dash and type mail all I get is Thunderbird. If I type gmail then the web app shows but not on the word mail. My ...
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Web short-cuts on dash-11.10

I'm using 11.10, and my web browser is Chrome. Not Chromium, just Chrome. I want to access web-links with just a click. And I want to get to these using dash. Can I do this?
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Photos not appearing in dash home, photo lense

If I load up ''Dash Home'' then click on the ''Camera'' photo lense, to view photos or search for photos it says theres no photos that match my search. But if I search under the ''home/house'' icon ...
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Lens showing only music after zeitgeist removal

I can't get anything to show up in the Dash (lens?) other than music (no applications , no files) . This began when I removed zeitgeist. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, but still not working. I've ...
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How to bind dash home to the “Windows” key

I'd like to bind my "windows" key so that it opens the dash home. I've been unable to do it since the shortcut editor seems to only allow bindings having 2 keys sequence only. So basically do the ...
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What happened to my Unity Application?

Something is wrong when I try to search some applications in the dash. I don't know how to describe it, but you can see it in the attached pictures: I'm using unity 12.04 LTS, with Faenza icons, ...
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Dash music lens doesn't play music files

After installing 12.10 music lens in Dash worked not for a long time. After a little while buttons "Open in directory" and "Play" (or whatever there was) just dissapeared. The only thing I can notice ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 the dash and panel are black

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on VMware machine. 12.04 was just fine, but with 12.10 I am facing several problems. Missing amd microcode. Solution is: sudo apt-get install amd64-microcode but why it is ...
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Why will Screenshot not show up in Dash?

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, and am running into a problem I've not seen before. This is on an Ubuntu 12.04 system. I can't find Screenshot. I'm trying to take a shot of a screen from a web page, go ...
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How can I get the Dash working properly?

It worked until 6 days ago, when I updated from 13.04 to 13.10. Now, it seems that the "Friends scope" is the only function that works. For example, Super+A doesn't do anything, whereas Super+G does. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...