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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Unity lenses - can I make the icons smaller

They are pretty big, which is a problem when many results are found. Unfortunately, they don't respond to the launcher's icon resizing. Are they configurable in .dconf or anywhere?
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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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Unity lens - what is 'locked-scopes'

Pulling up the .dconf editor GUI, under unity/lenses, there is the 'locked-scopes' field. What does it do?
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Unable to remove some unity lenses

I removed the files, video, photos and friends lenses with the following command. sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-files unity-lens-video unity-lens-photos unity-lens-friends Although the ...
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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How to search within my Zotero library from the Dash using smart scopes

I assumed that the smart scopes Zotero plugin would allow me to search files from my library in the Dash. However, I am not able to get any results when selecting the Zotero plugin in the filter ...
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No applications found in the Dash Home

Running 12.04: When I go to the Dash Home, it shows no applications, anywhere, including the Applications lens. I would include a screenshot, but I apparently need at least 10 reputation in order to ...
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Installed everpad, but lenses doesn't work

I installed everpad through the nvbn-rm ppa (https://launchpad.net/~nvbn-rm/+archive/ubuntu/ppa) apparently everything works well except the unity integration with the everpad-lenses, it doesn't show ...
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dash doesn't show askubuntu search results on 14.04

Unfortunatly I get no search results from askubuntu, although it should be integrated in unity-scope-home. Could anybody explain how to reconfigure the dash to get it working? I tried reinstalling ...
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How can I disable all dash plugins except a select few at once? [duplicate]

My Dash is extremely slow and I came here looking for a solution. I found this answer: You can disable individual scopes in the Dash Plugins section of Applications Lens. Ubuntu 13.10 (or 14.04 in ...
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What lenses for Unity are available?

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on ...
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Dash lens does not search general stuff

I don't know why, but my dash lens does not search general stuff like Editor, Libre Office , etc I also don't know how to open these stuff without dash lens!
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Set Ubuntu 12.04 Dash's default lens to its application lens and some other tweaks!

Here are the questions about persistent dash customization for my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Assign the Application Lens as the default lens selected when the dash is called with Super or other assigned key ...
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Can't see installed software

I've install the "Ask Ubuntu Lens" from the software center but it didn't show up is the lenses and I can't search for it as an install app ! What should I do ?
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Does lens exist in Ubuntu14.04?

When I import 'Lens' from 'gi.repository' in Python, it shows that the Lens doesn't exist, as well as 'Scope'. But 'SimpleScope' exist. Is there any structural changing between Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How do you add The Pirate Bay scope?

So, I've installed unity-scope-piratebay, but it doesn't work in 14.04. unity-lens-torrents is not published for trusty and even after installing from a .deb file it doesn't work. There is no lens and ...
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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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Photo lens only searches one subfolder

On my computer (running Ubuntu 14.04) Unity's photo lens only searches one subfolder of my Pictures folder. The strange thing is that there is nothing special about that folder. My photos are ...
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Unity Lens Google Chrome Icon Will Not Go Away

I was watching a youtube video, and quit chrome. For some reason, chrome saved itself as the youtube video name as in instead of Google Chrome, it is saved on the unity lens as "Three Main reasons War ...
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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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Getting an error while installing calculator lens

This is the error I get every time I try installing calculator lens yash@yash-desktop:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa [sudo] password for yash: Sorry, try again. [sudo] password ...
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Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion

since some days my Files lens opens only nautilus but not the correct application which is associated with the file extension. For example, if I choose a PDF file, Nautilus is openend, pointing to ...
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Tomboy notes aren't searchable from Dash

I installed Tomboy and created an example note. Trying to search both the title (first line) and the content didn't give any results. I was expecting the notes to show up after searching for them, ...
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Adding lenses and scopes to Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok, so I've recently gone through this post, and want to add some of the scopes mentioned there. I wanted to add the scope for Wikipedia, so I used the following code : sudo add-apt-repository ...
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14.04 Cannot remove lenses

I want to remove photo, video and music lenses from the dash, in 12.04 was enough to purge the unity-lens-whatever but in 14.04 this trick doesn't do the job, neither remove the scopes. Ideas? ...
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How to disable Amazon lense in 14.04? [duplicate]

I have googled this. Everyone is talking about unity-lens-shopping package, but I don't have it. I also can't find any package for Amazon whatsoever. How can I get rid of Amazon and other shopping ...
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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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Can I install the Amazon lens in 12.04?

I want to stay with the LTS release cycle but I would like to support Ubuntu with my Amazon purchases. Is there a way I can install the Amazon lens in 12.04?
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Unity Academic lens?

I found this old article to add an academic lens to Unity. I thought the idea was great, gave it a try, but it does not work. E: Unable to locate package unity-lens-academic E: Unable to locate ...
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Cannot access installed applications from HUD

I was trying to get rid of dash plugins within the search, so I created & copied a list of my scopes and used: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "[$(find ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Unity Lenses don't appear in the dash

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed custom unity lenses, the pirate bay torrent lens for example, but they aren't appearing in the dash. I have logged out and back in, and I have rebooted the ...
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Can't create Unity lens with Ubuntu 14.04

I want create a Unity lens, I follow this exemple : http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/04/how-to-create-a-wikipedia-unity-lens-for-ubuntu/ I use : quickly create unity-lens wikipedia When I try : ...
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Help for a Linux newbie [duplicate]

What are "lenses?" I keep seeing the term in comments by people who have been around Linux forever, but it does not appear in any of the legends on the Ubuntu desktop. And now you people are driving ...
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App, Home lenses not working

I've read every possible forum on this topic, however none of them seem to work. I have ubuntu 13.10 and i installed gnome 3.10 on it despite the warnings, it was badly incomplete and so i first ...
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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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Music lens ignores file assocations in 12.04

I've tried various tools, including Unity Tweak, file properties, and Details>Default Applications to assign all audio files to deadbeef, but the music lens stubbornly continues to open songs with ...
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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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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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Is There A Lens For Google Search On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I was wondering that if there is a google search lens for ubuntu? Thanks Guys :)
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How to change the search statements in Unity scopes?

When you open unity lenses you will see a Search ... in the search field. For example application lens you will find Search Applications in the search field in the lens. Note the image... What i ...
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How do I disable the “Available for purchase” list on the Music lens?

I have no intentions in buying music, so I would like to disable it!
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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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unity-scope-clementine showing songs which no longer exist

I've recently backed up some of my music collection which I don't listen to regularly to an external HD and deleted them from my internal HD. For some reason these songs are still listed as part of ...
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How to restore online searches in unity after running commands in fixubuntu

I run commands in fixubuntu.com to get rid of online searches but now I would like them back but can't find a way to reactivate them. I tried reinstalling unity-scope-home and unity-lense-applications ...
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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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Change unity dash lens [duplicate]

May have my terminology wrong here, but the unity dash is a utility launched by clicking the little unity logo on the top left, and the lens is the window that opens out and filters results? Anyway, ...
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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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Can I change the keyboard shortcut for opening the application lens?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I am liking the lens options. However, super+a is a little uncomfortable for me when doing something as common as opening an application. Is there any way I can ...