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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Make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open

Is there a way to make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open without always having the dash open? I like the way it tints the panel and blurs out things behind it, but all that ...
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Upgrade to 14.10 and video drivers… no menus or dash

Finally managed to get a 14.10 install to stick, but there's no side menu and no top-right power button or menu there. If I launch a program (like use a folder to navigate to and launch a media file), ...
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Dash not rendering fonts for icon descriptions

This is the problem that I am having. Note: fonts render fine on everything else. Web, typing, etc.
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Black borders around windows/apps missing from dash after kernel update on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some weird issues with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I updated the kernel to 3.18 (or at least I think I did...) using this guide here: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no sidebard displaying after login

I have tried to log in to ubuntu 14.04 and the sidebar does not display. All I see is the desktop. I tried to log into a tty session by typing ctrl+alt+F1 but it just says initialization failed. Have ...
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How to disable dash plugins?

How can i disable Dash plugins and More suggestions in the dash? Here is a screenshot.
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Dash doesn't show applications, only files

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I have 14.04 LTS installed and it used to work just fine. Since recently however, whenever I want to open an application, Dash doesn't show the application but just some ...
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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. Now to mark as answered/closed. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can ...
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How to remove folder shortcuts from Dash files

How can I remove folder shortcuts from nautilus dash shortcut?? You can see that some way I managed to add two new shortcuts to this menu and I do not know how to get rid of them. Here is the list ...
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No menu bar or sidebar on 14.04

I reboot recently and when I logged in I was presented my desktop without a top menu bar of a side dock of apps. My desktop icons are visible and launchable, but any created window does nto have a ...
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Fix or reinstall DASH

Am running Ubuntu 14.04. My DASH no longer works - when click it removes launcher, etc. and leaves only the desktop so I have to turn off manually and re-start. DASH and launcher come back, but the ...
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Extensions for unity

Users of Gnome can write and upload extensions for customisation, as can be seen here https://extensions.gnome.org/. Is there anything similar for Unity? I haven't been able to find anything. I know ...
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Cannot see Samba configuration tool in the Dash in ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 (my previous installation has seen to be broken somewhere reading .wmv file with VLC), I've installed Samba GUI tool from the software center. It briefly ...
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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Dash isn't working properly

I used to use Unity but Installed Gnome shell and deleted Unity. But using Unity again, the problem is my Dash isn't working properly as before. It doesn't find audio video pdf files, nor it shows ...
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prevent dash from searching files

How can I prevent ubuntu dash from searching my files? I just want it to search my applications. I used unity tweak tool which worked fine but after restarting ubuntu, again dash searches in my ...
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Google Chrome Command-Line Notice

I get this notice when i start/stop google chrome from command line. [18848:18924:1203/171505:ERROR:get_updates_processor.cc(240)] PostClientToServerMessage() failed during GetUpdates However, ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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Dash not working on Ubuntu 14.10

Just installed Ubuntu 14.10 from scratch.. But the dash (launcher/home/search) is not working, only causing the top half of the screen to flicker.. Any action causes the top half of screen to ...
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My custom .desktop file appears in Dash as a text file

I recently installed MATLAB on my computer. I found that while I could easily start MATLAB from the terminal, there was no executable file I could double click on to run it. So I created a Bash script ...
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Is there any way to make the ubuntu icon launch Kupfer instead of the dash?

I find programs like Kupfer, Synapse, Gnome-do, and Alfred much quicker, more task-oriented, and generally more useful than the unity dash. I use the shortcut keys: ctrl+space to launch Kupfer, but I ...
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Restarting the Unity file search service

Sometimes the file search lens fails to respond to a query and just shows a list of recently accessed files. I've tried killing unity or unity-files-daemon, which respawned but did not fix the ...
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Is it possible to search by file type in Unity?

Basically tried to search for all avi files and could not find the way to do it in Unity. I know that it is possible to do it with locate command in terminal and in Nautilus but I wonder if it is ...
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My gnome3.14 dash has double icons for one app. How can i fix?

I installed a new Gnome-14.10 and restored my own system( same version14.10) using tar -xvzpf....... but when it done, strange thing happens, there are two exactly same icon for one app in the gnome ...
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How do I change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash? [duplicate]

I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.
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Inactive dash button

If I click on the Dash button nothing happens. Actually the minimize, maximize and close button seems to be inactive, grayed. I have Utopic Unicorn.
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Two Matlab icons in Dash [duplicate]

I installed Matlab R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit without any problems; however the default entry in the dash could not be pinned to the launcher, so I sought an alternative solution and wrote my ...
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No dash, no launcher in Ubuntu 14.10

I am presented with the same issue that the one described here: no dash and no launcher upon login. I am creating a new question though because the solution doesn't resolve the problem. Note that I ...
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 dash and other animations slow

I am using ubuntu 14.10 Utopic unicorn right now. Everything runs smoothly except Ubuntu Dash and animation in window spread and in opening and closing appps. I have disabled the animations in ...
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Applications not visible in launcher

I have installed ubuntu 14.10. the problem is the applications wont show in ubuntu dash(clicking on launcher icon and search for application) i have installed google chrome and virtual box ( ...
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Ubuntu GNOME Dash Appication Button

How can I change the application button icon of GNOME dash I can not show the image because of my repution that I don't have
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Why does launching an app in the background create 2 icons in the Dash?

For some applications, launching the app in the background using & creates two icons in the Dash. Why does this happen? How to suppress this behavior?
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Opting out of searching in online resources [duplicate]

I'm new to Unity. I've just installed Ubuntu Desktop LTS 14.04.  In the top-left corner there's an Ubuntu icon, when I click on it it pops up a search input box saying: Search your computer and ...
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How do I use unity scopes/lenses?

Let's be specific with a few scenarios. Scenario 1) Disable a lens PERMANENTLY I search for a file on my computer in unity. Instead a bunch of ads for CDs come up. Obviously that makes no sense. How ...
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What is with this static when I open this menu?

When I open this menu my dock goes all staticy, how can I fix this?
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krunner - like solution in non kde environment

Good evening everyone. I am currently running KDE on my laptop and I would like to know if there is something with the same capabilities of krunner for unity DE. What I really need is a good file ...
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Startup application issue

Startup Application was available to me till yesterday when I tried searching it from the dash but no results. When I tried running: gnome-session-properties from the terminal it showed me this error: ...
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Gnome Dashs shows only some windows

I have a problem with my Gnome shell. I have two monitors. In the dash view, there are only the windows shown which are on my Laptop monitor. If i change the primary Display to the Laptop Monitor, ...
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Dash on Ubuntu 14.10 is slow on my Dell Studio 1558

I just upgraded to the the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and the dash is running slow and freezes every now and then. I don't really want to go back to 14.04 ...
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Unity dash as well as Terminal is not coming

I was browsing through google chrome before I shutting down my system. I had to go out urgent for some work, since I directly clicked on shutdown option. then it was a proper shutdown. When I ...
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The letter “m” doesn't appear when I type it in the search dashboard

When I type the letter "m" (small caps) in the search dashboard, it doesn't appear. But everything works perfectly fine in all other applications. Why is this happening and how can I resolve it?
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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Exclude files on external hard drive from Unity Dash and recently used files

For example, in the Dash search or in recently used files, thumbnails of pictures may come up that are private. Is there a way to disable the tracking of files that are on external hard drives?
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Is it safe to try Ubuntu 14.1 on a Macbook Pro (late 2013)?

I have the latest Ubuntu on my desktop machine. I wanted to use the "Try Ubuntu" feature on a Macbook Pro (late 2013) but I don't want to screw up my MBP. Is their anyone using the "Try Ubuntu" ...
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Ubuntu Dash not on top of windows

When I press the Windows button the dash used to open on top of windows. It now seems to be under any running applications. How can I get it to open above Windows, and have focus?
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Unable to remove advertising from Dash searches because of lack of “Security” item in System Settings

Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex GX520. Launchpad suggested reinstalling System Settings, but that did not work.
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...