The Unity Dash grants quick access to applications, files and folders, and shortcuts. For the command-line shell, use [tag:dash-shell]

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Can't browse network from Nautilus

It's Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Long story short i uninstalled a lot of software by mistake. Among others i uninstalled unity, samba...even nautilus, then switched to tty1 and installed all that i could think ...
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My ubuntu is missing the 'dash'.

I dont know what version I am using. But I am new to this. I tried to install the 14.01 version from usb. But it is still not working. I couldn't find 'startup desktop creator' in my machine.
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How to change the dash icon in Unity 15.04 to a custom .png? [duplicate]

It's very tiring to have to keep looking at the default image of the Ubuntu logo in the dash. How do you change this default image into a custom image (btw, in my case I have a 48x48 .png ready to be ...
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How to show recently used apps in the home lens in dash search instead of installed applications?

As I rarely use Libre Office Calc but use the calculator all the time, I would like to see calculator show up first when I start typing calc only. This is the default behavior in the applications ...
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Purged Program Still Appears In Unity Search

I purged a program but it still shows up in the Unity search. How do I stop it from showing up in the Unity search?
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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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How to get Telegram to show up in Dash

I have downloaded Telegram Messenger for PC/Mac/Linux from their website and copied it to /opt/Telegram/Telegram. After that i have created a sym link in /usr/local/bin that points to the installation ...
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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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Comsol not working properly

I am not sure if this is a right place to ask this question, if it is not please redirect me to a forum where I might find a solution to this problem. I have recently installed Comsol and I am not ...
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How to permanantly turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my ...
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How to speed up search in dash?

I use Ubuntu 14.04. Search in dash is taking very long time. Is there any procedure to make the search faster?
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Hide System Settings Applications in Dash

Is there any way to remove an application icon from the dash but keep it in the System Settings? I find it useless to have them in the dash, and it really clutters the display there.. Accessing them ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 clicking unity-dash bug

After 15-20 days(in average) of working unity-dash stop working as it should. By some reason mouse click goes through of unity-dash window. This bug disappears after restarting of ubuntu, but by some ...
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Unity dash: Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search

I face with problem Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search When searching in applications. However searching within files or musics etc is ok. Just applications are not found. it even ...
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15.04 how to make dash remember “See more results” and “See fewer results” choices?

In the dash lenses, say, the applications lens, I have it showing all application results, and fewer dash plugin results. However, when I reboot my PC, the settings aren't saved: it shows all dash ...
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15.04 How to remove the gradient from dash lenses?

In every lens of the dash in 15.04 (and previous releases) there seems to be a gradient at the top right of every row. Is there an easy way I could remove this gradient?
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what do you mean by DASH? I have not come across this on other operating syatems [duplicate]

what do you mean by DASH? I have not come across this on other operating systems. Some one asked me to help them so I don't know your jargon
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Dash not clicking when over application

Sometimes, when I click something in the Dash, it actually clicks on the application behind it. It does not do this when I am clicking over the desktop, only over apps, and hovering the mouse usually ...
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How do you search the Ubuntu Software Center from the Unity Dash?

Instead of having to open Ubuntu Software Center which is slow, I would like to just open up Dash, and search for the program I'd like to install. How can I make this possible? Currently I see ...
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Why does the Search/Dash menu flash once and disappear when I tap Super key?

Whenever I tap the Super key to try and open the Dash/Search (I don't know the actual name), it just flashes once and disappears. I get the same results clicking the Launcher icon. I know it's not a ...
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Can I change or replace Unity Launcher Dash behavior?

Recently I installed Synapse launcher and I use it as default one now as due to my reasons of RAM memory lack Synapse works twice faster. What I'd like to know if it's possible to change or replace ...
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How to enable back light glow when toggled in Numix theme?

i enabled numix gtk theme and icon theme. great themes but, in default theme,(gtk:ambience Icons:ubuntu-mono-dark) the launcher icons illuminate when i click on them, i love that. but when i changed ...
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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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Unity Dash Flickers Instead of Opening

When I hit the meta key or click on the dash button, the dash will open very, very briefly and then immediately close. It is so quick I cannot read anything in the dash, let alone click anything. ...
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Dash is empty, applications do not appear

I use Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. In Dash, applications are not present. Folders&files and plugins are there though. I tried : unity --reset sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-applications ...
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How do I get executable indexed by dash/launcher?

I've recently downloaded Eclipse package, and uncompressed it to /home/me/Development/tools. I'm quite new to the new Ubuntu so I'm not sure how it works. I assumed that the launcher/dash (not sure ...
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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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How can I fix my pycharm installation?

I previously installed pycharm and could start it from the dash just write pyc... and the icon would appear. Now that I downloaded a new version of pycharm I wonder what should be done to make it ...
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How can I launch Chromium from Dash/Unity with switches?

I want to launch Chromium browser with the --no-referrers switch, which was mentioned on this site. However, I'm not sure how to do that. Normally, I use the Dash to launch Chromium, how do I add the ...
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Remove dead links to files/folders in Unity Dash

I have moved some folders to another drive. When I search for that folder in Unity Dash, old folders appear. When I click one of the older folders, the following message appears: Unable to find ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 14.04

I was tried to put the launcher on the bottom with some tutorials that I saw on the internet. The problem is that after install some of them my launcher and dash are gone. But my files are still here. ...
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no dash or menu after upgrading from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

When I boot I get to the login screen fine, and then after login I get a screen with my wallpaper and mouse cursor, but no menu, no dash, ctr + alt + T does nothing, clicking the mouse does nothing. ...
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Dash search slow at first time

When I open Dash and write something to be searched, the first time this takes 5-10 seconds to bring the results. But at the subsequent searches, it's fast and shows the results immediately. It looks ...
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make unity file lens find all files

I am one of the few, that likes the idea of unity lenses and scopes :) Unfortunately, the file lens is not finding all files from my personal folder, just some recent (I assume they are coming from ...
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Is it possible to make Dash open applications scope by default?

I know that in Ubuntu Unity 7, I can open the applications scope by pressing Super+A on the keyboard, and by right clicking on the Ubuntu logo , selecting Applications. I was wondering if by pressing ...
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How to extract a .zip file in Unity?

Simple question: how do you unzip or extract .zip archives/files in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity?
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...
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Problems with pantheon on Ubuntu

I always had problems when I install pantheon on Ubuntu specially when I turn to unity back, like the Wallpaper turns black, the mouse icon change to the pantheon version and I can't change it back to ...
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No dash, side bar after deleting hicolor theme!

I try to install new themes and icons. But I delete some unnecessary themes, I think I delete hicolor theme. After that some of icons are missing. I use unity --reset-icons command. And then reboot. ...
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How can I change the default Google location for Unity search in dash?

By default, the online search Unity on my Ubuntu 14.04 is google.com. This is not very useful for me. How can I change this to google.de or google.co.uk? I found no way to do so in system settings. ...
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After installing MATE desktop some of the icons in my dash increased in size

Few days back i Installed MATE desktop on my system running UBUNTU 14.10. After the installation the size of some application icon has increased dramatically. Which is looking pretty bad. my another ...
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No Terminal No Dashboard and No Window border in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded Ubuntu 12.02 to 14.04 and upgraded all packages with command sudo get-apt -f install. I dont know what happened but I am not even able to open Terminal or any applications. I can't see ...
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Use the same icon when starting from commandline vs starting from terminal

I have an eclipse installation that was not installed through the repositories. To be able to launch it conveniently, I symlinked the path to eclipse to /usr/bin, (so that it can be started by ...
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Problem with google chrome icon in launcher (left bar)

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a problem with launcher (the left bar with bunch of icons). There is a Google Chrome icon on the launcher. However, when I click it, other google-chrome icon ...
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Application icon animation in Unity Dash

I have left dash sidebar auto hidden. I also have a dock and each time i launch an application from the doc, the application icon slides out from the left dash sidebar little bit. Is it possible to ...
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how to make the dash search for ODT files' contents?

I tested creating an ODT file and searching for a word inside the file. As far as I can tell, the ubuntu dash cannot search inside ODT files. But maybe I missed an option/there is some indexing and ...
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xdg-desktop-menu install not working

I've been struggling to make a launcher and pin it in the desktop menu. The launcher itself works - if I place it in /usr/share/applications or in ~/.local/share/applications, it shows in the dash ...
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Configuration of Unity Dash

Sorry I don't write and speak english very good so I learn english ;) My question is: Now I started to use the Unity dash but, when I going to search a song in the lenses of music, I don't found ...
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Chrome broken unity launcher [duplicate]

I'm having problems with the Chrome launcher icon for Ubuntu 14.04. When I open Chrome for the first time, both via the icon launcher (call it icon1) that through any other way, it creates a new icon ...
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After searching files, Dash stops searching applications?

If I press Super I usually start typing and it searches for both applications and files. But if I open a file after searching and try to press super again, it only searches for files and not ...