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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Unity Dash Application search results - some icons appear as blank page icons

Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on Dell E6420 (Sandybridge graphics) Open Unity Dash search My filters are set only on "Applications" and "Files & Folders" I type : Software The results are good but some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 clear list of recent files in Dash

How to disable or clear list of recent files in Ubuntu Unity Dash? I can find many ways to do so in older version of Ubuntu but none of them work in 14.04.
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No applications in dash, including terminal after upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

Newbie running 14.04, heavily reliant on dash and unity atm whilst learning commands. An upgrade to 14.04 has had multiple issues. The main issue is that there are no applications in dash and I have ...
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How do I change the unity launcher dash home icon in ubuntu 12.04?

Okey, Before anyone rates this as duplicate of anything! I have researched. And I am sorry if my response for my previous questions was bad, I did not mean to do so, some personal things happened, I'm ...
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Terrible lag in dash

I am running ubuntu 14.04, just installed the latest updates, and now for some reason the dash is unbearably slow. I have disabled blur and it is normal again, but it worked fine before this last ...
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Ubuntu calculator in dash

I want to install the calculator in Dash in Ubuntu 14.04, I installed unity-scope-calculator, but still nothing, I read I can do calc: 3 + 5, but I want this to happen automatically when I do 3 + 5, ...
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Display challenges after Ubuntu 12.04 updates

first posting to this board and a newish Linux user. I am running Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS via Virtual Box version 4.3.12 r93733. It just went through a series of updates and after restarting my Dash ...
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dashboard - adding, editing and removal

What are the implications of removing all the partition icons to reduce confusion by 'normal users'. How do you add your own items, folder or drawer. I'm looking to sell my general-business-package ...
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Use alias inside a script

One of the software tools I'm using requires "sh" to be a symlink to "bash" instead of "dash". Since I don't want to change the default shell to bash for the whole system and I can't change the tool ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. When I turn on my computer, it lets me put in my password and then shows me only my background. No launcher, icons, or dashboard. I can open up the finder by right-clicking, ...
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How to fix: Unity Dash does not find a program which IS listed in Unity Dash programs?

It seems as a random bug. Open Unity Dash. Search for a program (Skype or Minitube for me). No results and searching is finished (no loading icon). Repeats no more after opening the program from ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower than the second search, on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and recreated as soon as first ...
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Unity 2D dash and launcher unable to install!

Ok. I tried installing ubuntu TV from This page. It said that my ubuntu 2D environment will be altered. Now when I choose Ubuntu 2D,I dont have a launcher. Everything is working except there is no ...
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How do I disable Unity Dash search features like wiki and other websites?

On my system this not needed and affecting performance. I'd like unity-dash to search only for programs and documents by default. How can I achieve that?
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No unity panels after changes in ccsm

I was trying to change some settings with the compizconfig settings manager but there was a conflict between some of the appearance options. Unfortunately, now I can't see the Unity dash or the panel ...
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upgrade to 14.04 interrupted, back to 13, dash broken

need to get the dash back and running so I can upgrade to 14.04 What to do? Can't get to root, synaptic nor software updater.
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How may I get rid off canonical addlens? [duplicate]

I did disable commercial entries in my privacy-settings. However, I still receive entries in my dashboard.
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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 (14.04)

I'm running 14.04 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 ...
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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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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!

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 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 ...