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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Dash won't launch applications after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 LTS and now Dash finds apps, but I can't launch them. It seems to hang - but the system doesn't freeze or crash. Any help would be appreciated.
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Applications don't appear in the Dash

I've had a read through this question, which has an answer which is roughly along the lines of other answers on the web, and doesn't work for me. All Applications Disappear in the Dash I can ...
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Add a Dash / Lens to Gnome Flashback (14.04)

I've installed Gnome Flashback (Compiz) because I need window control buttons on the right hand side. Really, the only thing I'm missing is a dash / lens. I'd like to be able to press the "Super" ...
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Why are my launcher and panel all glitchy when I open dash since updating my nVidia drivers?

As you can see in the image, launcher and my panel look a bit glitchy when I open dash. I have used unity-tweak-tool to set the transparency to static blur on dash, and this always worked in the ...
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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Alternative/Indicator to Dash search bar

Is there any Alternative/Indicator to Dash search for searching and opening applications & files? How to install it in Ubuntu 14.04?
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How can I hide Chrome apps from the Unity Dash?

It annoys me that Chrome dumps all the Chrome apps that are installed into the Unity dash (note: I mean APPS, not the shortcuts you can install). I have tried to use Alacarte to hide the Chrome Apps ...
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Software center empty and no unistall button in dash

I have these two problems which I assume are related. What happens is that suddenly all the apps in software center are gone and in dash there is no 'uninstall' button, only the 'launch' one
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Launcher or Dash On Login [duplicate]

I have a HP pavilion p7-1010 desktop computer that is dual-booted with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. On Ubuntu 14.04, the main account will not show the launcher or the dash upon ...
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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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Launcher and dash not appearing [duplicate]

When logging to my account (I am administrator) launcher and dash do not appear, only blank background picture and I cant access my files. Terminal is not responding I can't run it. I have installed ...
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Unity's Dash (Search) blur is gone

Recently I installed the preview of Unity8 on top of 14.04 x64, but since it wasn't working I removed it along with all the packages manually because they wouldn't be removed automatically. After that ...
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Set Ubuntu 12.04 Dash's default lens to its application lens and some other tweaks!

I found this link on unity configuration, used some, but still some desired tweaks remain. Here are the questions about persistent dash customization for my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Assign the Application ...
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Can't find my app in a dash, something is wrong with .desktop file?

I created .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=STS Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/root/springsource/sts-3.5.1.RELEASE/STS Icon=spring_tool_suite.png Actions=New; [Desktop Action ...
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Application doesn't show as installed

I installed Inkscape, but the system does not seem to recognize it. I can not launch the application for Dash or open a .svg file. when I open an .svg Inkscape does not appear as a option. What ...
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Ubuntu Search Bar Missing Letter 'e'

I got a weird problem in Ubuntu 14.04, when I use the dash bar search, if I type in a lower case 'e' it just displays an empty space instead of the actual letter. Capital 'E' works fine, anybody have ...
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Unity broken after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 (another one …)

I just upgraded my notebook (Thinkpad R500 with ATI HD3470 graphics) from 13.10 to 14.04 and since then Unity seems to be broken. I can login but afterwards I only see my desktop background and the ...
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Is there any way to make the Ubuntu Dash a 'start-up application'?

My desktop is pretty blank and I'd much rather have the useful Dash come up on start-up, is this possible? Surely there is a command that is executed internally when I press the Dash Home button? What ...
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No Launcher or Dash 14.04 [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Unity doesn't load; neither Launcher nor Dash appears. I have tried looking for solutions on the internet. Several specified trying some command line commands, but nothing has ...
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How can I enable one-click open in the unity dash? [duplicate]

Searching in the unity dash and clicking an item gives me options such as sharing via e-mail or revealing the file in nautilus which I rarely use. I'd rather restore the behavior of 12.04 where you ...
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Is there a dash like feature in lubuntu, so I can easily search everything? [duplicate]

Is there a dash like program in lubuntu that can be launched either by single or double Super tap. I would want to search, and be able to see a lit of all my apps, preferably in icon form, like the ...
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How do I disable the Dash preview?

I would like to have it configured so that a single click opens my folders and documents from the dash. Currently, when I single click a document or folder, it opens up some in-dash preview dialog ...
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Unity stopped working. Blank desktop

I was having problems installing MongoDB with NPM and I found someone saying that the problem is related to the fact that I had Python 2 and 3 installed. So I removed Python 3 and after this many ...
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How to remove uninstalled wine app icons from unity dash?

I had installed LAN Messenger (for Windows) using wine but i found out that LAN Messenger is also available for linux so: I uninstalled LAN Messenger from wine. I also removed wine. deleted the ...
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Unity Dash slow or no results

In my Ubuntu I use the Dash to be able to search my apps. I hit super and it keep searching but no results, close the Dash, super, no results and so on until it finally starts showing results. ...
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No Unity dash and bars - existing solutions not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 on a Schenker M504 (Clevo 650) Intel i7 4712 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX850M. When switching to the NVIDIA card using PRIME, all my windows were surrounded by a thick ...
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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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Is there analternate for unity in 14.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way to put unity at the bottom of the screen or is there an alternative to unity?
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No result in dash for music, photo and video

I have no results for music, photo and video in dash. App search works well. Maybe it because language of my system is russian? ubuntu 14.04
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change keywords for unity smart scopes

I would like to use some custome keywords for unity smartscopes. E.g. "w" for wikipedia instead of "wiki". Is there a way to do this?
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How to set application lense as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lense in the Unity Dash as the default lense, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lense ...
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Unity doesn't load, no dasher but can see desktop icons and home ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 since 8-9 months and I had never faced problem as such. Yesterday I installed some regular updates of ubuntu 13.10 ..everything was working fine but this morning when I started ...
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Passing arguments to programs via Dash

Note: I've found an answer myself while asking this question, but is there a way to do it in regular Dash, that opens when you press SUPER - and not by using ALT+F2 (which seems like an unnecessary ...
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Unity window placement

When I launch an application (by typing its name into the Dash and hitting enter, clicking on its icon in the panel, or using a shortcut - it doesn't matter) the application window appears in the ...
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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 get access to Search Results tab in Privacy Settings?

My problem: I wanted to disable the Unity shopping lens on dash. The solution proposed here by Salem seemed simple. Ubuntu with spyware? However, my privacy settings does not have the "Search Results" ...
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All Applications Disappear in the Dash

After installing the latest update, all my applications disappear in the dash? It always show me : Sorry, there is noting that matches yours search. Why? How to fix it? Thank you for your help.
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How to find the path of a file found in Unity's Dash?

Let's say that, for example, I want to have Firefox on my desktop. Due to this bug, I can't just search for Firefox in the Dash and drag it onto my desktop. The proposed solution was to simply ...
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Repair Unity panel & dash after compiz settings change [duplicate]

I played a little with the compiz settings and the Unity top panel and dash disappeared. They aren't loaded anymore. I tried all suggestions posted here but I had no success. Temporary I installed ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04 Dash default file options change?

Before upgrading to 14.04 when I was clicking on a file in dash, it was opening the file. This behaviour is still present on my 12.04. In 14.04 when I click on a file in dash search results, it offers ...
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How to search in dash files that aren't in default places

I have some custom folders in /home, and I would like them to be included in file search with the dash. Subfolders, however, show up. There are some answers in askubuntu regarding some close related ...
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Integrate Kupfer functionality in Dash

Is there a way to integrate some of Kupfer's functionality in the Dash search? I like Dash, but it's lacking some nice features: (I know I'm being a bit fussy.) Partial search - In Kupfer I don't ...
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Keeping Ubuntu dash just for searching installed applications

I appreciate the work on Ubuntu Unity dash, but I really don't need all its features. I want to keep it for only searching applications. So, I don't want to see Search Filters and the bottom ...
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Dash can't find Samba although terminal says it's all installed. Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Samba using apt-get install, also python-glade2 and system-confg-samba. When I type samba in the Dash it finds nothing. I can see my Windows machine from 14.04 but the folders are ...
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Can't open Google Chrome, can't search applications in dash, startup applications stopped running

I am experiencing many issues with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04: I can't open Google Chrome from the sidebar. I can't search any applications in the dash. f.lux and Screencloud have stopped ...
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Unity dash not saving changes

I'm using an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04 and my Unity dash has stopped saving changes. So changes such as unlocking launchers or adding launchers are not retained after a reboot. I have no idea how to fix ...
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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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No applications in Dash

I think that, due to latest Trusty s/w updates, none of my applications (including standard Trusty installed ones) are available from the Dash! Or have I done something to cause this? The Applications ...
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How to search in another language than the system language?

My Ubuntu system is installed with the Italian language so, when I search with the Dash, I obtain the results from the Italian version of Wikipedia. But let's say I need more information on my topic, ...