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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Is there a way to replace Unity Dash with a classic style applications menu

Love this site, just joined because I finally figured out exactly how I want Ubuntu to behave and I haven't been able to find a way to do this. I know there are things like the classic menu ...
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In 14.04 how do I run a bash script I wrote without opening a terminal?

I use terminal a lot. I wrote a script and have it in ~/blah/script.sh now. How can I run the script from Unity (Dash?)? A long time ago I would have used ALT-F2 and typed my command, but that ...
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Fixubuntu.com claims the spyware is opt-in for 14.10 why do I see Products showing up in the dash?

Fixubuntu.com Good news! In Ubuntu 14.10, your privacy should not be violated unless you opt-in to it. You'll still need to run this if you're using Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, or 14.04. ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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all menu dissapeared after python uninstallation

I uninstalled Python3(in ubuntu 14.04) using:- sudo apt-get autoremove python3 After reboot, all menu were gone. Only the desktop icons are visible. The Launcher isn't working. Even Ctrl+Alt+T ...
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Why can't I scroll the unity dash with a touch/swipe?

The Unity Dash is great for touchscreen use, with it's large icons, but why can't I scroll with a swipe like I can in Nautilus?
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The dash “search your computer and online sources” simply doens't work in Ubuntu 14.04

The dash "search your computer and online sources" simply doens't work in Ubuntu 14.04 Similar problem occured with 12.04... Does anybody knoes how to solve it, because i can't even open the command ...
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Unity: Menubar error!

My Menubar doesn't show the icons for "network-manager" and the "indicator-multiload". It worked fine until today. Here is a screenshot: I want that it looks like this: Also if i start Skype ...
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Dash displaying weird box-like characters

recently I noticed the display of search result title's is broken. This must be an error introduced by some recent updates, as I'm sure I did not have this error a week ago. For example, when I type ...
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Searching in Dash

What are the characters which the Dash search uses to split filenames into words? I mean, if you have a file some random.txt, the dash will show if you enter either 'some' or 'random'. But what if I ...
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Super slow Dash in Ubuntu 14.04 (rest of graphics running normally) [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and everything's working great except for the Dash which is terribly slow, it takes more than 10 seconds to open and then another great deal for me to be able to type and to ...
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Is it possible to use the Unity Dash search features in a different enviornment, such as XFCE? [duplicate]

I have been using the Unity environment on Ubuntu, and although I enjoy the Unity Dash search feature, I want to move away from Unity to the XFCE environment. Is it possible to have the same sort of ...
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no unity after installing fglrx-updates

I decided to do the fglrx-updates because I read it would be better, but then I got a black screen after rebooting. After a few different suggestions I got my desktop back, but no top bar menu or the ...
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A file is cursed for the Dash

I have a system where the Dash in Unity works as expected, but there is one specific file that. does not show up in the Dash home even after being just accessed if I search it in the dash home it ...
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error getting info [duplicate]

When I tried to drag an app (gedit, in this case, but it's general) from the dash to the desktop, I get an error message: How can I resolve this?
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Dash does not find any application or photo

Dear users' service staff. This is Fernando Verbo, I have a problem with the dash browser. I cannot find any application (I have to go the route /home/usr/share/applications to access to each app I ...
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Dash Home won't stop searching/ Can't search in Dash Home

I'm running 14.04 and since a couple of days my dash home won't stop searching. Even when the searchbar is empty. It shows a couple of apps and folders, but when I type in a search command nothing ...
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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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Cannot add an application to the launcher

I've downloaded Eclipse and I want it to be on my fast-launching dash bar but the problem is that, as you all probably know, Eclipse does not install but is inside a normal archive. So I tried to ...
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Dash and Panel don't load

The top panel and Unity Dash dont apear. Aslo Window Decoration donw apear (neither on top nor on left/right or bot) some windows are full screen all the time due to this, others in normal size (cant ...
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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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Why is dash autocomplete (super key) slow?

I like the dash autocomplete feature (super/windows key) to open applications. But the feature is slow. In 90% of all cases I open keepass or emacs. But it takes several seconds to show the results ...
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How can I search GNU info pages with Dash?

There is a scope for searching manual pages but I fail to find a scope for searching GNU info pages. I can launch { yelp 'info:coreutils'; } from the command line but not from the Dash.
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Acess dash menu options with application launched as root

I have a question regarding why I can't use unity dash menu to work with app like for example gedit when I launch it with sudo. To be clear if I just launch gedit without gksu I can acess menu via alt ...
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Firefox not responding after every search

I am a brand new user running 14.04 on a partitioned hard drive. So far I have had nothing but issues with it. This particular issue occurs when I open Firefox. The browser opens fine but once I ...
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I created a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, but it doesn't show up in Dash

I've created a .desktop file. [Desktop Entry] Exec=cd /opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin && bash sqldeveloper $* Terminal=false StartupNotify=true Categories=GNOME;Oracle;Utility;Development; ...
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Software can not be found in unity dash [duplicate]

I install my matlab under the path "/usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin/" However, I cannot find it on the top left unity dash. My Ubuntu version is 14.04. Is there something I need to set? Thanks. I've ...
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Changing default dash view - 12.04 lts

I would like to know if it is possible to replace the default display of the dash from historical (last soft and files used) to list of installed software (second icon at the bottom of the dash ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 terminal glitch

I was installing Maya 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04, and as soon as I got to the command "for i in *.rpm; do sudo alien -cv $i;", as suggested here, the next line appears pretty much blank, except for one ...
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PDF Presenter Console is installed but invisible in Dash

I just installed PDF Presenter Console via the Ubuntu Software Center. The centre confirms that the program is installed, but I cannot see it in the installed applications in Dash. So I cannot open ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lightdm and Unity optimal configuration

What I'm using: SonyVaio Vpcef2e1e (with 4GB RAM and Ati mobility radeon™ hd 4250) In the old days I never had issue with the graphics. I had to fight sometimes to add drivers to the graphic ...
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How to remove duplicate entries in dash?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 I have duplicate entries in dash. How can I get rid of them?
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Why doesn't 'launcher.set_property(“urgent”, True)' work?

My script: #!/usr/bin/python # update bar on dash icon by stdin # ex: for i in {0..100};do echo "$i";sleep 0.3;done | ./$0 import sys, time from gi.repository import Unity, Gio, GObject, Dbusmenu ...
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eclipse.desktop launcher in /usr/share/applications locked in dash just launches eclipse, but the window is opened in another icon

Ubuntu unity opens a new icon in dash every time i open eclipse, don't mind if i just execute it from the binary or if i created a desktop file. I also reset unity without exit.
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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 (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and ...
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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 ...