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

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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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How do I start developing a lens for Unity? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to create one of those lenses for unity. I know how to program. but I don't know where to start. Are there certain libraries I should use or docs that I should read? Are there ...
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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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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 write a simple scope for a Unity lens? [duplicate]

I am looking for a tutorial on writing a scope for simple search from a website. The tutorial at Ubuntu wiki is very complex. If somebody can explain me the steps to write a scope in a simplest way, ...
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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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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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What are differences between a lens and scope?

Well it seems those two terms are the most popular ones since 11.04. What truly are the differences and similarities between them (lenses and scopes)?
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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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What are Smart Scopes?

I've heard Ubuntu 13.10 will ship Smart Scopes technology. What are smart scopes?
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Is any personal or sensitive data collected as part of the Smart Scopes Server?

The Smart Scopes technology implies submitting search queries online for them to be processed by the Smart Scopes Server from Canonical. Is any personal or sensitive data collected as part of the ...
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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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How to compile a Unity scope? (Or: how to use libraries in Vala?)

I'm currently learning Vala, and after going through the basics I wanted to do an actual small project to make it more fun. For this, I thought creating a scope for Unity would be perfect (in this ...
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Which scopes are available in the default Ubuntu installation?

After I've installed Ubuntu, which scopes are readily available to return results from the Dash?