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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HELP ubuntu 14.04 32bit wont load desktop

My ubuntu 14.04 wont load anything but the background after I login, when i press ctrl alt f1 the terminal keeps trying to do something with "uvcvideo" (or something like that) and my 500gb hdd just ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Dash not updating after installing new programs

When I install a new program like skype or synaptic via console it won't appear on the desh till I restart my system. It's the same on my Laptop and Desktop. Do you know waht this could be? The ...
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Create launcher for Eclipse on ubuntu 14.04

when i create a launcher to my eclipse mars-1 cpp on ubuntu 14.04 LTS , it successfully created in /usr/share/applications but it doesn't appear to me in dash!!? talking about something like this: ...
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Search your computer and online sources. Always empty. Why?

How can I access social network messages, updates in unity dash? Which scope/lens are the latest, stable and available?
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Menu/Application Launchers Missing in 15.10

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 and added Cinnamon (kranich package), and some of the Applications I've installed, (Steam, Virtualbox etc) are missing their launchers, in both Unity and Cinnamon. Alt-f2 ...
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xdotool, open and close Unity Dash on startup

on Ubuntu 14.04 the first Unity Dash search is much slower than the following searches. With xdotool I'm trying to open and then close the Unity Dash user interface on Ubuntu start-up. ...
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How to get the list of running GUI applications in the Unity Launcher?

I need a list with only those apps that are currently open/running in Dash, the ones that have that small white arrow(s) on the left side of the icon. Is there any way to get it?
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Where is 'Users and Groups' in Ubuntu 15.10

'Users and Groups' seems to have disappeared in Ubuntu 15.10 Now I can only see 'User Accounts' from the dash If you want to use the gnome-system-tools, then you have to run users-admin from the cmd ...
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How can I make Unity search not remember my previous search term?

Steps to reproduce: Press Meta key Type a search term Press Meta key again Press Meta key again I don't want Unity to remember the search term of step 2 at step 4. However, I do want Unity to ...
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No more history in dash. I want it back

I don't see the applications I used already in the dashboard. I went in settings -> privacy, and the history use was already set. I unset it and set it again (who knows). I even rebooted, but nothing ...
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How to remove a blank and dead link/icon from Dash search

image~~~ I installed Pycharm-community in a wrong way sudo ./pycharm.sh now I remove its entire program directory and ~/.Pycharm50 config directory. The problem is a invalid icon still appears in ...
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xsane cannot be launched from Dash

I recently installed xsane on a new computer running 15.10. When I try to launch it from the Dash by typing "xsane" or "XSane", nothing comes up. I know I can launch it from a terminal, but that ...
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Unity Dash results not responding to mouse clicks

When I type a search in the Unity Dash I get application results that I want to launch. But there is no response if I click or double-click on them. If I hit return/enter while the results are up it ...
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Set icon for applications run from Terminal - Ubuntu Gnome

I using Ubuntu Gnome 15 with Numix-circle icons, it's so great ! But I have an issue that some applications start from terminal commnand doesn't show correct Numix-circle icon in Dashbar (show below ...
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How to restore “DASH” button functionality

Don't know what I did to make this happen. My Dash icon was functioning properly now whenever I press the dash (or the super key) my desktop goes to the user log-in screen
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installed applications (skype) not appearing on dash

I've recently started using Ubuntu and installed Skype from the main site. I'm able to open the app using the terminal but there seams to be no other way to open it. It's not appearing in the dash, ...
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Sublime text unusual title

Whilst using Ubuntu, it occurred to me that Sublime Text 3 was showing a peculiar name on the side bar. For example, when I hover over Firefox, I get a label next to the icon saying Firefox Web ...
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Unity desktop environment and Georgian (MESS) layout

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop with Unity desktop environment. I'm Georgian and often use Georgian (MESS) layout on keyboard. When I use LibreOffice and Georgian (MESS) layout in Unity ...
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My unity dash problem [duplicate]

My unity dash button somehow wouldn't show up applications for some no reason. I also tried the applications ( middle-down ) But it still wouldn't show up applications. I currently use 15.04.
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The location of an application shown in Dash menu [duplicate]

In "dash" menu there're a few applications, or rather links to the applications, which don't exist in /usr/share/applications and which I want to copy to my desktop. I've tried to "locate" and "find" ...
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how to have thumbnail for image/video in dash and nautilus?

I'm running ubuntu 15.10. For some videos on my external drive, I have thumbnails in Nautilus. I have try to empty cache and change settings in nautilus Edit/preference/preview, but I still don't ...
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Unity Dash not showing applications after waking from suspend?

I need to remove the cache in the software center and reset unity every time. Is there any other permanent solution for this? I am using Ubuntu 14.04
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NVIDIA driver doesn't install correctly

I had just finished building my new desktop, witch has a NVIDIA GPU. The Ubuntu installation went well. But I notice that the launcher was off. When the dash was opened, you only saw a solid color, ...
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How to collapse “Dash plugins” field by default in Applications lens?

When I go to the applications lens in the Dash, it always shows the "Dash Plugins" field expanded by default, while the "Installed" applications is collapsed. How can I set it up so that the ...
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How to remove “Dash Plugins” field from Applications lens?

See the picture above. In the Applications lens of the Dash, you have the "Installed" field, and the "Dash plugins" field. I never use this field at all, but by default it appears expanded, not the ...
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Why can't I find the terminal or the software center anywhere?

I just realised that the terminal that appears when I type Ctrl+Alt+T is xTerm and not the usual purple terminal that I get. Also, both the Terminal and Software Center have disappeared from my dash. ...
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Customizing size of icons in the Dash

Upon searching for anything specific in the Dash, it displays a wide variety of items with huge icons for a 15.6 inch display on a laptop. I was wondering if there's any alternative to reduce the ...
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superposed characters in dash, terminal, gedit

after resetting unity and gnome installation of unity-tweak-tool my problem still persists. In the dash Application and the names below the icons are not readable because the characters overlap. If I ...
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Someone Accidentally Made Unity and Top Bar too big. Help!

Someone was on my computer and messed with the size of unity launcher and the little bar (I forgot what it's called) on top of stuff. Since the stuff is too big, I can get to the part of settings to ...
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unity dash icons missing

Some system icons in the unity dash are missing, as displayed in the picture below, such as System Settings, Details, etc. How can I get them back? I tried to change to another theme, but it didn't ...
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Virtualbox upgrade broke ubuntu

Forgive me, but I didn't document this problem and I can't really reproduce it since my computer isn't really working right now I recently tried to upgrade virtualbox on ubuntu from 4.3 to 5.0. ...
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Change Alt +Dead Circumflex to switch between windows of the same Application

On my german keyboard layout (in Ubuntu 15.10) there is no direct key for Dead Circumflex How do I change this setting so I can switch between windows of the same Application?
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Setting the Unity launcher panel background color to black makes Dash opaque

I dislike the default Unity launcher panel background colour (it looks quite ugly with my wallpaper) and prefer to change it to black and 100% transparent. In this case, however, Dash becomes 100% ...
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Ubuntu freezes when running steam game counter strike and hitting the Windows key

I recently updated Ubuntu to 15.10, and since whenever I am playing counter strike on steam and hitting the Super key, volume up, volume down, mute or any key-bored button that will show a UI over the ...
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Why can't Dash find some of the applications installed in 15.10?

As far as we have got no "start menu" in Ubuntu nowadays we have to use Dash to look up and launch the installed applications. And I have never had any problems with this. But now, as I have installed ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Launcher Icons Not Locking

Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 x64 a couple of days back; great by the way. Apps locked to the launcher are lost after every restart; regardless of whether they are pinned by selecting Lock to Launcher ...
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Get best from both worlds: Gnome and Unity

I am a Unity user, but I do prefer how Gnome solved some things. Let me outline what I dislike about Unity: Dash - it's slow, looks awkward and does too much things, I just want to launch apps with ...
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How to pin Unity-Dash on Plank dock bar ? Alternatives to Dash?

I am new to Linux and have some questions about how to customize my Unity GUI. I have installed Ubuntu with Unity GUI. I hid Unity launcher bar and installed Plank as alternative and moved the dock ...
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Replace missing desktop files

I read through this and tried this code : desktop-file-validate /usr/share/applications/*.desktop. I got a very long list of errors. How do I replace all this files? I ask this because of my post ...
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Move back files

Tried to find out what was wrong with Unity, then I did this: mv backup_local/ .local/share/applications/ instead of mv backup_local/*.desktop .local/share/applications/. How do I fix this?
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Zeitgeist + Unity dash file search not working

I could get search to work by running zeitgeist-daemon or zeitgeist-daemon --no-datahub But this only works temporary. When the terminal is closed or the process dies the problem reappears. Every ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No Lenses

I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 and Unity Application Lenses do not work. I have tried: sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity-scope-home sudo unity --reset(no more supported). sudo unity ...
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No Icons in Unity Menu

I upgraded my Ubuntu system from 15.04 to 15.10. Icons in the menu(Dash) do not appear. My desktop is fine, my sidebar is fine, just my Dash, no icons. I tried unity --reset--icons, that didn't work, ...
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Ubuntu dash search bar invisible or transparent?

I had a 14.04 installation of Ubuntu on which the Dash search bar stopped working within the past week. Through experimentation I discovered that the search function is working but it is merely ...
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Dash 14.04 - permanently enable Files & Applications search

I'm searching files and applications via Dash Home, but when I look for i.e. "OY" (it's a band/musician) Dash automatically disables 'Files' filter and I can't find what I'm used to find through Dash. ...
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Start application as root (No command line)

How can I start and application with root privileges, just once. For example I need to start SublimeText with sudo privileges, then I write in a console: $ sudo subl But, I wonder if there's any ...
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PC crashed due to Dash

Whenever I open the dash in ubuntu 15.04 my PC crashes and I have to restart it to work. The problem remains even after the restart.
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Unity Dash and Telegram

I installed Telegram following these instruction: Run the following lines: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install telegram To run, simply open Dash and ...
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Apply changes or restart Unity dash/launcher/… without reboot or logout

I was in the situation that an application I had was not available in the Unity applications lens after I removed a custom .desktop launcher file in my home directory that had overridden the ...
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14.04 Dash Home won't load

I just installed 14.04 and when I click on the dash home, nothing displays. The launcher is normal. When I click on the dash, the arrow appears next to the icon signalling it's opened, the launcher ...