Lenses are elements of the Unity Dash that provide a UI to search both the web and application data. If you have a question related to a specific lens included by default, please use its tag instead.

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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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Why is Amazon Lens on by default?

Why by default? And how do we get Canonical to listen to it's users/customers? I wanted to start programming and contributing to Ubuntu on the user friendly side of things but I just can't get past ...
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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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“unity-lens-photos” and “unity-lens-applications” don't show search results. Ubuntu 13.10

New version Unity is so bugy for me. Sometimes HUD don't show me apps and I can't search in “unity-lens-photos”. There are no photos currlently available on this computer. I have meny images, photos ...
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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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Torrent lens in 13.10 [closed]

I recently updated to 13.10, and installed the torrents lens. The torrent lens won't show up even after restarting. Is there a way to make it work with smart scopes? Thanks in advance!
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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 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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customizing scopes/lenses?

In the video scopes it shows 2 of my movies in my ~/Videos/Movies(/Media/Videos/Movies) folder. When I have some 20 movies in there. The scope wont show my TV shows either under ~/Videos/TV_Shows/. I ...
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ThePirateBay Lense Not Removing from Unity

I can't seem to remove this lense. I installed it using this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-scope-piratebay python-lxml ...
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Ubuntu video lens

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I have a problem about unity video lens.When I use filter ; for an example YouTube and just searched about fast and furious , it appears very different search results than the ...
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No results in Music lens after deleting rhythmbox

I removed Rhythmbox and installed Clementine. Now, the Music lens is empty. How can I search for music without Rhythmbox?
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How to install Unity Lenses manually?

So yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I wanted to know how to install some Lenses manually! Thank you for your time!
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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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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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How to install the google play lens on 13.04

I've tried following the instructions from, "http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/new-lens-lets-you-search-google-play-from-the- unity-dash". The first command, "sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Everpad 'sync in progress' freeze and lens crash? [closed]

I like everpad, its better than evernote for windows dektop but a problem is there. The 'sync in progress' freezes and doesn't add new notes to local system. Also, everpad lens crashes sometimes.
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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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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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What's “Unity.LayoutHint” intended for?

I currently write my own lense in python (Ubuntu 13.4) using singlet. In the api documentation, there is a Unity.LayoutHint (View), which is used by Unity.PreviewAction (View). I don't see any change ...
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Changing how pirate bay scope opens results

I honestly don't entirely know what I am doing but I am trying to make the Pirate Bay Scope open its results with Acestream Player. One of the problems being Acestream doesn't know how to handle ...
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How can I get Dash lenses to see files in network shares?

I'd love to get more use out of the Dash files/music/video/photos lenses, but all of my documents and media are on (CIFS) network shares. These shares are always mounted and the files always ...
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Completely removing smart scopes

I want to know if it's possible to remove the Unity Smart Scopes? Basically I like to keep a lean machine. I always remove just about everything I can - I actually only use the app and file lens', I ...
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how do I activate the dash to display feeds from my online accounts in the social media lense?

Just upgraded to 13.04. I was hoping that the dash would replace gwibber, but I cannot even see my facebook or twitter accounts in the social media lense. All my online accounts are there, but ...
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Disable “Search Photos” Lens shortcut (Super+C) and Assign to Shutter

I used to use Super+C to take a screenshot with Shutter. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I have found the Super+C shortcut to be mapped to a "Search Photos" lens. I tried going through Compiz (and ...
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Disable recommendation on application lens [duplicate]

For some reason, my choice of disabling display for uninstalled applications is not a reminder during sessions. Even though I choose it all the time. It makes the application lens dead slow on first ...
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Will lenses or scopes that worked in 12.04 work in 13.04?

Am I able to install a lens or a scope in 13.04 that I had used before in 12.04? Are the lenses and scopes build earlier (What lenses are available for Unity?) able "to just work" on 13.04? Looking ...
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What do the listed unity lenses do?

Ubuntu 12.04 synaptic package manager shows these unity lenses: unity-lens-applications unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-lens-video What do the lenses do? And do they send dash searches or ...
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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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What Unity Lenses and Scopes are available to add? [duplicate]

I am curious to know what sort of unity scopes can we add in Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried a YouTube lens but it doesn't work. Are there any scopes/lenses (except the default ones) I can add to the ...
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What is source of local videos for unity video lens?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. I tried to use unity music, photos and video lenses. Music and photo lenses doesn't show any result. I found that it is because it depends upon rhythmbox and shotwell ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity Social Lens Not Showing Anything

My Unity social lens is empty. I've enabled social networking in my online accounts. I've installed the Friends Twitter client, which is working fine. Anyone any ideas?
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Integrate network shares in lens results

I have movies, music and photos on a NAS that I have permanently mounted through /etc/fstab. I noticed when I go into the launcher and click on any of the music, photo and video lens, the results do ...
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My lenses are missing

This is what my dash currently looks like. I have no clue why the other lenses are not being shown. $ sudo apt-get install unity-lens-friends unity-lens-files unity-lens-help unity-lens-movie ...
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How to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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“Dead” shortcuts in Installed Application lens

I installed some programs using Wine, so I could get the hang of how Wine works, I then uninstalled the programs, but I now have "dead" generic "toolbox" icons left in the Installed Applications lens. ...
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Where do I find a terminal lens for Unity?

I have been googling for a terminal lens, i.e. a Unity lens that integrates the terminal into the usual dash replaces the current Alt+F2 functionality. For instance one could have a line of icons ...
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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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Music lens does not show my music

I have 10GBs of mp3, aac and flac files on my hard disk. Most of them were legally purchased online or ripped from CDs. Some of them aren't. The music lens does not show any of my music when I search. ...
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Why does Ubuntu Music Lens display only a few songs and albums?

The Ubuntu Music Lens displays just a few songs and albums of my music collections. For example the lens displays just 44 albums but it should be 200 albums. If I type the name of the song or album in ...
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How do I control when dash sends queries out on the internet for search lenses?

I like all the cool search lenses (like github and wikipedia), but I want to control if/when dash initiates an online search. Is there a way to limit that to only when I explicitly click on that ...
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Ubuntu dash not searching for files

i've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and i've found that in the dash i can't look for files that i haven't opened yet, eg: I have a huge collection of pdf files and when i look for them on the dash i can ...
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Youtube Unity Lens Returns No Results On 12.10

I'm having trouble with getting access to Youtube's content via the Unity lens. I thought it was my computer's proxy problem in general, however Wikipedia and Ask Ubuntu lenses both are able to ...
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How to change geolocation for Unity News Lens results?

I've installed the Unity News Lens as per the instructions from this answer. The lens uses geolocation to provide results from local news sources. This is a great lens - except it geolocated me ...
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Installation of the unity stock ticker lens failed

The following packages have unmet dependencies: unity-stock-ticker-lens : Depends: python-unity-singlet (>= 0.3) but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held ...
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Some lenses not working in 12.04

I have just started experimenting with extra lens in Unity. I installed some that I found listed in an AskUbuntu question. Some of them don't seem to work. The "Cooking" lens is supposed to show ...
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Maximum number of lenses displayable in Ubuntu 12.10?

What is the maximum number of lens the heads up display will shown in Ubuntu 12.10? I would like to know, and I am sure other would as well. I don't want to install more than allowable or usable.
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Music lens doesn't work

My brother did something and now the music lens doesn't work. Now there's no filter and no search results. Yesterday, everything worked. How do I reinstall this lens?
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How to limit Gwibber and Gwibber Lens messages

The number of messages both in Gwibber and also in the Gwibber Lens (I guess it is the same) in 12.10 are growing and growing (> 900). How can I limit the number of displayed messages? No, I don't ...
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Removing lens from Ubuntu 12.10

I would like to remove lens from Ubuntu's unity environment. You might argue that I can go back to Ubuntu-Gnome classic. But I would like to retain global menu feature of Ubuntu. Please help. Thanks ...