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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Using Unity Lenses outside of Unity? [closed]

Unity lenses are becoming more interesting as time goes on, but unfortunately, you can only have its benefits if using a default Unity session. While there are alternatives such as kupfer, or the now ...
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Is there a Facebook lens?

Is there a Facebook lens in Ubuntu 12.10? Few of my friends are addicted to facebook and would love to use Ubuntu if it comes with facebook lens. Does anyone know how to install facebook lens (if it ...
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Lens for Ask Ubuntu in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Ask Ubuntu Unity Lens, and how do I use it? How do I install Ask Ubuntu lens in Ubuntu 12.10?
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How to configure which lenses appear in the Dash home screen?

I have about 8 lenses installed. Some of them (Everpad, AskUbuntu) I'd like to appear on the Dash home page, and others (Downloads) that are on the home page I would like to not be there. Anyway to ...
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How to disable the activity log for the application lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from remembering search history? How to clear search history of application search? Every time when I select application lens or press Super+A it ...
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Changing the Dash button to open a lens rather than shortcuts?

I would like to change the default Dash opening screen from shortcuts (the "Home" page) to the Applications lens. Or at least to rebind the super key to achieve that effect.
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Problem in installing YouTube unity lens

I was trying to installing YouTube lens and scope from Ubuntu. I typed the following in the terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/lenses sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
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How to remove or uninstall a Unity scope

I intalled the Unity Photo Lens using this commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-lens-photo unity-scope-flickr ...
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Can the Unity File Lens display detailed file information?

Is it possible to make Unity File Lens to display synthetic information about the files recalled by a search? It would be very useful, for example, if it could display the location, the size and the ...
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Execute command from unity lens

I am trying to create a unity lens, how to execute a command when we select an entry from unity-lens in the following code results.append(url, icon, category, ...
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Trouble getting cooking lens to work [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and decided to try out the cooking lens posted on this question however rather than being able to get the search working all I seem to get is this empty lens (using cookies as ...
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How to change the order of scopes in a lens?

I recently installed 12.04, and have started to to fiddle around with lenses. I've installed two scopes for the music lens: Spotify and Grooveshark. It seems to me that the current scope display ...
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Any news about a Grooveshark scope for the Music lens?

It would be fantastic to have the ability to search for and select music from my Grooveshark account right there within the Dash. I was under the impression this scope would be created during the ...
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How do I find Unity Lenses?

Is there a way in Ubuntu to find community written Lenses? Something similar to https://extensions.gnome.org/. The Ubuntu Software Center would be a good place in Ubuntu!
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Firefox losing functions after opening a link from Dash

I'm using Firefox as default browser in 12.04.1 LTS. Whenever I'm using the bookmarks-lens or the web-hitory-lens of the Unity Dash to open a bookmark in Firefox, pulldown-menus on websites don't get ...
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Is there a way for non-experts to create new lenses/drawers for the Unity launcher?

So far I'm liking the new Unity interface, but there are certain aspects of the Applications lens/dash that I find a bit inconvenient. For example, I have about 30 games installed on my desktop. ...
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Is there a gnote lens for unity available?

Is anybody aware of a unity lens for gnote? Or does anybody know how to tweak the existing unity-lens-tomboy to scan the gnote folder instead of the tomboy folder?
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Search results in Unity are always empty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result This is a bit similar to Unity File Lens Giving Useless or No Results but worse - I have a relatively clean install of 11.04, upgraded from ...
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How to get rid of the Fogger lens?

though I prefer using Fogger instead of creating web-apps in chrome, I don't need the Fogger lens in my Unity Dash. The few web-apps I have are easily found via global search or applications lens. I ...
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How to get the default theme using python “Gtk” (not “gtk”)?

When writing a lens for Unity in python I got stuck at replacing "import gtk" with "from gi.repository import Gtk" because I can't find the equivalence for the funcion: gtk.icon_theme_get_default(). ...
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Unity lens to search for tags

I want to develop a dash lens to search files by tags (the ones that are set through Nautilus). I know on the one hand this program, that does the search: ...
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How to customize unity's lenses - e.g. to search photos in one directory?

I would like to be able to customize Unity's lenses, for instance to make Photo lens to search for photos in directories that I mark and the same rule for the music lens. How can I do this ?
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Where are the default Unity lenses stored?

I want to create a home build lens for the 12.04 dash and liked to use one of the default lenses as example. I'm thus for looking where I can find the files of these lenses.
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Software Center will not open [closed]

The Software Center will not open from the launcher and I get a segmentation fault when I try to open it from the terminal. 2011-10-18 20:43:45,723 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.em - INFO - EM's: 17 15 ...
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Making Unity Dash open with the last used Lens as the active Lens

Especially with no keyboard shortcuts for custom-installed Lenses, I thought it would be nice for the Dash to always open the last used Lens for me (instead of the default Home/Global Lens). Is it ...
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Avoid apt-get update while installing softwares on ubuntu, possible?

I want to install a 27KB lens( reddit-lens: here ) & this "apt-get update" is going to download 20MBs(!) of data for the same. I want to avoid this update bcoz i am on a limited bandwidth ...
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Is there a System Monitor Lens?

I really want to know if there is a System Monitor lens out there. If this doesn't exist, it would be awesome to see system properties in a lens such as HDD usage, RAM, and another properties.
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How can I search and locate a system folder

Files & Folders Lens can be used to locate user's documents easily, but it seems ignoring system files and folders. How can I search & locate system files and folders? (Say for example I ...
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Why does the file lens not search mounted samba shares?

I've got several samba shares mounted in my home directory (mounted with the "mount.cifs" command). I can browse the shares just fine. From Nautilus I can search them just fine. My question is why ...
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Unity Torrents lens not working [closed]

The Unity torrents lens is not working for me. If I select it and search for, say, ubuntu, I do not get any results. Is it not working in general (since pirate bay is down or something) or is this a ...
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unity-lens-music takes long time to retrieve information from hdd

Everytime I open the dash and go to the music lens to search for a specific title, it takes quite a while till any titles are displayed and I can hear my hdd working during the process. I didn't copy ...
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Music Lense not displaying music collection

I removed rhythmbox from 12.04 and now my music lense does not display any of my music. Is there a way to get that back or do I now have a broken lense?
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Easy tutorial to create Unity Lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start developing a lens for Unity? Okay, I have been researching all day and night about creating a Unity Lens. Unfortunately, I ended up for nothing. I found ...
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How can I search a Drupal site with the new Unity lens?

I'm creating a simple Unity lense for my college site which is based on Drupal, but I don't know how to adapt this command for Drupal API. Please help, it's python. We now create our query url, ...
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How to activate or use the dictionary lens? [closed]

I've installed dictionary lens package from Precise PPA. But I don't see a dictionary icon at the bottom of the Dash. I see the package installed in Synaptic, but how to activate or use the ...
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rhythmbox-scope consuming lots of memory

I've noticed that rhythmbox-scope for unity-hud's music-lens is taking something above 18% of my memory all the time without doing anything useful. Actually using it for searching music doesn't ...
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Is there any 'Search Software Center' lens?

in 12.04 i have noted that there is a lens for almost everything, so i was wondering if there is any such lens to search USC and GetDeb, I also wanted to know if there is a lens to search Custom ...
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Search document by keyword using Unity Lenses

Say, I have many documents in my computer and I just want to find one document which contains some specific word(s) in it. I can't even remember the type or name of the document. I tried to achieve ...
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how to use a unity lens without a reboot/logout

How can I use a lens like the unity-news-lens without a reboot or logout?
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Are there any lenses for empathy or pidgin?

I see gwibber lenses, is there anything for empathy or pidgin? For search my contacts, open tab chat or others..
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How do I install the scopes of graphic design lens in 12.04?

In Ubuntu 11.10, I used a unity-lens called graphicdesign from ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa. I installed it on both 11.10 and 12.04 with: sudo apt-get install unity-lens-graphicdesign ...
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Can't get activate_uri signal working when making a lens

I'm trying to develop a lens for unity in ubuntu 11.10 and I can not get activate_uri signal working. This is an extract of my code: def _on_activate_uri (self, scop, uri): print "----> " + ...
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Lenses don't show up in the Dash

I have Ubuntu 11.10 (Oct, 2011). I never use Unity-2d. I downloaded various Lenses from the Software Center. Then I restarted the system. But I don't see any differences! What do I have to do?
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What qualifies an application as frequently used?

I am aware that something called Zeitgeist is used to determine the "Most Frequently Used" part of the unity dashboard, but i was wondering what the specifics where. I know the amount of applications ...
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Can I assign custom keyboard shortcuts to custom (non-default) unity lenses?

I installed the recoller lense ( http://www.webupd8.org/2012/03/recoll-lens-full-text-search-unity-lens.html ) and now finally have fulltext search in dash. File lense is opened with super+F, music ...
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Video Lens Only Displays up to 100 Local Videos

The video lens only displays 100 of 'My Videos', even though I have hundreds more. If I add more to the folder, that gets displayed, but others are removed. Is there any way to increase the limit, to ...
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My default home lens changed after upgrading. Is that normal?

After I upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10, my Home Lens (the default lens when you press super key) seems broken. It no long shows default six big icons that were there previously in 11.10, but instead ...
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Search for videos outside “My Videos” folder using Video lens

My remote scope for the video lens has the following: YouTube Movies TED Talks ??some chinese characters?? Encuentro RTVE 3sat Mediathek YouTube Education VODO SCI-FI London YouTube Shows Vimeo Bing ...
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Problem With Application Lens

I have recently upgraded to 12.04 and the application lens is intermittently appearing in the dash. When it doesn't appear any programs don't appear when searching for them. However the icon for the ...
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Is there a way to search an MPD library with the music lens?

I use MPD, along with the GUI client Sonata to play all my music. It works quite well, but none of my music shows up in the music lens (since I don't use Banshee or Rhythmbox, it's just empty). Has ...