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 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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Usability problems in Ubuntu [on hold]

1) I've disabled HUD keyboard shortcut because it was useless and was getting in the way. But now I want to change it, so that a single alt (tap) shows it, instead of holding it; how do i do that? 2) ...
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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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Slow Chrome after upgrade to 14.10

Same true for Opera-developer, too. Switching between tabs or scrolling pages is painfully slow. Firefox is not affected, though, but youtube is choppy in either Chrome or FF. Unity generally works ...
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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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Weird black bars on screen [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and NVIDIA drivers, and everything was working fine, but after reboot I've got a bug report, and now it appears after every reboot. Also, something has broke, and now ...
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Dash Button on Launcher

When I click on the dash button my display is broken up in all sorts of colours and I often have to restart the computer. If I cannot sort this how can I remove the Dash from the launcher
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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 ...
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Force Dash and/or Smart Scopes through Tor Network?

When I enter keystrokes into Unity Dash with an original 14.04 setup, my understanding is that these are sent to local- as well as cloud-based "Smart Scopes" on Canonical servers. How can I configure ...
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No Unity dash after update on a fresh install. 14.04 [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and updated. The desktop loads but there is no dash, no launcher no anything. I was told to press ctrl+alt+F1 but the screen goes completely black. If I press ctrl+alt+F7 ...
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Tor will not launch from Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux and have been using it for 4 months now, and I love it. I have followed all the instructions I can find. I followed instructions from KasiyA, and seemed to work fine, but now that I ...
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changing unity dash icon

I tried to change the unity dash icon in /usr/share/unity/icons. I downloaded a .png with the same size and renamed it and copy-pasted to the folder, so I replaced the launcer_bfb.png with the new ...
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How can I pass command line arguments to a script through Dash? (14.04)

I recently asked this question about adding a shell script to Dash: In 14.04 how do I run a bash script I wrote without opening a terminal? It worked perfectly. Follow-up question: How can I ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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Did Unity lose transparency in 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10, and I noticed straight away that some parts of Unity which used to be transparent and show my blurred wallpaper, are now opaque - most notably the Dash: But also the ...
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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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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 ...