Scopes are the back ends used to provide results for searches performed through the Unity Dash.

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What is the difference between Unity scopes and lenses? [duplicate]

From what I understand, Unity has two different types of "plugins", scopes and lenses. What is the difference between these two?
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Show upcoming events in the today scope on ubuntu phone

I would like to see more upcoming events in my today scope (e.g. all events of this week or the next 5 events). Is there a way to show more then just the events that are actually today? Thanks, for ...
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Globally disable “include online search results”

We have started replacing some Windows desktops with Ubuntu for some users in the organization I work. Because of our policies we need to globally disable the following features: The Include online ...
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In which package is the more_suggestions.scope located and what does it do?

I can see that there are several scopes in Ubuntu 14.04 like searchin.scope web.scope books.scope news.scope more_suggestions.scope recipes.scope etc. What functions do these scopes perform? ...
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Ubuntu Phone Aquaris 4.5 today screen does not automatically change

I have a new Ubuntu Aquaris E4.5 phone (latest updates installed). Locale UK Timzone British Summer Time. The Today Scope screen does not automatically change days, so for example today is Thursday, ...
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No events in the Today scope on Ubuntu Phone

My BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition has access to my Google account, but none of my Google calender items is shown as part of the Events section of the Today scope. Why is there no events in the Today ...
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Today and Nerby scopes have disapeared

Turned my bq Aquaris 4.5 ubuntu edition phone on this morning and the "Today" and "Nerby" scopes have disappeared. Apps,News,Video and Photos are still working. Any ideas? I have rebooted the phone ...
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scope developing / how to change scope result inside perform_action

I became bit lost with how to set a result attribute or trigger scope search (refresh) inside Scope::perform_action method or in methods of ActivationQuery object. The idea is to change data in a ...
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Background image for the scopes

is it possible to change the white background image for the scopes and system settings and use for example the same image as the lockscreen?
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Correct way to create Ubuntu Scope Project?

Recently I tried to write an ubuntu scope project using ubuntu-sdk in 15.04, I found that no matter what I set the name, nickname and scope name, the appid (or package) will have the name at the ...
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Extending scopes

Is it possible to extend existing scopes on ubuntu-touch? Take the news scope for example, would it be possible to add additional news sources besides the ones already present (bbc news, euronews, ...
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Where to report a bug/feature for the Today scope of Ubuntu Touch?

The "Weather" section of the "Today" scope on my Ubuntu phone shows temperatures in Fahrenheit units. I am using the metric system and would like to see Celsius degrees. I suppose this is related to ...
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How do I reorder scopes on Ubuntu Touch?

I accidentally unfavourited the Today scope and some others whilst exploring the UI of my Aquaris E4. I found how to add them back but not how to reorder them? I want the Today scope to be first.
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How to disable all scopes, filters and dash plugins?

The Dash is overloading me with stuff I don't need, down to the weather and food recipes (?!) when I'm just looking for a file or app. Also I can't figure out how to set it to include music files ...
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Difference between Scopes and Apps in Ubuntu touch

In the last couple of years I made several apps for Android (Native and with Cordova) and now I want to develop apps for Ubuntu Touch. I am not yet in the possession of a Ubuntu supported phone (I ...
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Dash search does not show applications

Since the upgrade (actually a fresh install) to 13.10, many times, when I open Dash and search for an application I only get results for files and folders. Sometimes I get some applications but not ...
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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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Is there an option to “force” the dash to open a file after I click on it instead of going to options? [duplicate]

When I launch an application from the dash I just need to type a few letters and when I see the application I want, I just click on it and it opens. The problem in the Files & Folder lens. When ...
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Unity 8 scopes: changing the card color has no effect

The example scope that comes with the ubuntu-sdk implements a client for the OpenWeatherMap API. If I specify "card-background" in the category renderer template (because I want to have background ...
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Documentation / guides for offline ubuntu phone scopes

I've been working on an Ubuntu phone scope that is NOT connecting to the internet, it is retrieving local results. I am having difficulty, which is mostly due to not having a guide for how to write a ...
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How do I add categories to a scope?

I'm playing around with the Ubuntu SDK. At the moment I'm trying to create a Unity 8 Scope. Currently I'm stuck with the following: How do I add categories to the scope (the selection list above the ...
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Scope settings - what does “list” type returns?

i am trying to get the string selected from a list (defined in the settings.ini with name [listname]) using this code: unity::scopes::VariantMap config = settings(); std::string selected_string = ...
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Has the support for the Python language been removed from the SDK?

Has the support for the Python language been removed from the SDK in Ubuntu 13.10? I can't find any tutorial for the Unity scope and for Python.
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What programming languages are scopes written in?

I'd like to get started writing a Scope for Ubuntu. What programming languages are available and what should I choose?
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Cannot run the Unity 8 openclipart scope example

Following the instructions of this page, I have installed the Ubuntu SDK and downloaded the tutorials source code. The openclipart scope builds correctly, but I have a runtime error: $ ...
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Testing existing Ubuntu scopes without a supported device

I'm interested in participating in the Ubuntu app Showdown in which you have to make a scope. But before I begin developing I'd like to see how scopes work and what scopes are available. I don't ...
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Cannot build unity scope from qt creator

I am trying to do the unity scope tutorial from ubuntu developer's site. I follow the following steps Create new project (unity scope) Set name and directory parameters As kit i choose i386 ubuntu ...
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Force Dash and/or Smart Scopes through Tor Network?

When I enter keystrokes into Unity Dash with an original 14.04 setup, my understanding is that these are sent to local- as well as cloud-based "Smart Scopes" on Canonical servers. How can I configure ...
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I have permanent connections to Canonical servers, what are they for and how can I turn them off?

After the recent upgrade to 12, I notice permanent connections to canonical servers. Running netstat -tp gives: Foreign Address State PID/Program name mulberry.canonical:http ...
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A required package was not found - Ubuntu SDK default template has this error

I want to do some Unity Scope development and I'm getting this error: CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:283 (message): A required package was not found Here's a quick ...
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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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Video Scope not correctly displaying content in mounted drive

I have all of my Videos on an external HDD mounted via fstab at boot to ~/Videos This works perfectly for everything but the Dash. The Dash finds Videos I have played in the past via the home scope ...
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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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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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Can the C++ API be used to develop scopes for Unity 7?

I want to develop a Unity 7 scope for Ubuntu 14.04. I've found a nice introduction here, but unity-scope-tool depends on Unity 8 which I don't won't to install. As I can see, most of the other scopes ...
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How to plug a custom scope in the dash

I have followed the tutorial for creating a scope found here http://developer.ubuntu.com/scopes/tutorials/unity-8-scope-example-openclipart/ I managed to modify the code and have the scope retrieve ...
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Disable Unity search “partners” across all present and future user accounts

We would like to disable the Unity default Amazon and other partners search. I know this is easy to do for one account either through gsettings in terminal or under privacy in system settings. But ...
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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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Unity Scope to read XMP metadata from local files

I have seen various tutorials on writing Unity Scopes, including the one on developer.ubuntu.com However, they all appear to concentrate on scopes that download data from various web services. I am ...
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What to do when my scope does not fit into any master scope?

I have created my own unity scope following this tutorial which works very well. For now I have added it to the Info master scope, however it does not really fit there or in any other master scope. ...
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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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implement filter in unity-scopes with python

A lot of the unity-scopes do not work in ubuntu (for example the unity-scope-gmusicbrowser), thus I've tried to "correct" them in order to get results in the dash. Ok, I succeeded in doing this (for ...
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How to permanently enable in-dash calculator in 13.10

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I used a calculator scope from some PPA. It was very nice, worked snappily and generally behaved like calc. 13.10 has it's own calculator, which can be used, but it ...
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How to create a scope?

I'd like to create a custom scope that searches and returns results from an online source for personal use. Is this possible? And if so, how?
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How to uninstall banshee scope in 13.10?

13.10 comes with a banshee scope. But it doesn't appear as an uninstall option like other scopes offer. So how does user uninstall this scope/lens?