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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Ubuntu 15.04 damaged completely [on hold]

I face a problem that unity launcher of ubuntu desktop disappered, I had solved this problem after that I tried to setup genome ubuntu along with ubuntu desktop I found that the response of ubuntu ...
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Cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to setup quick input method but I cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04. I can see the iBus option in the Language Support. How can I launch the iBus Preference window ...
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What is the difference between locate/whereis/which

What is the basic difference between locate whereis and which command. The basic difference that I observed is that locate locates all the related file names in the entire filesystem, whereas ...
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HELP dash search screen fonts white and background transparent

I cannot see the text in launcher when windows are open behind, it is white and dash is not staying on top of everything. The text under each icon is white but this is a problem when window underneath ...
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How can I make the Apps scope appear on unity8 (desktop)?

I'm trying unity8 on my laptop but the Dash just shows the following scopes: Music, Videos, XApps and Ubuntu Store. I can reach the Apps scope only by opening the bottom edge menu and clicking on it. ...
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How to install the Minbar Application in Ubuntu 16.04

Does anyone know how to install the Minbar Application in Ubuntu 16.04? (It worked for 14.04+, but the new LTS 16.04 regular Ubuntu no longer has minbar.) Can we port it to 16.04, or does anyone ...
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Cannot find Dash in Lubuntu… first time user

I have not used any type of linux distro for years, so I may as well be a first time user here. I installed Lubuntu on an old laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro) just to check it and see how i go with it. ...
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Unity 16.04 accented letters don't show in dash, hud, and are replaced in window title bars

running 16.04 since its official release. Up to date. Since few days I have a problem with accented letters : in dash if I type « démarrage » on keayboard I only get «dmarrage» in the dash, same ...
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Dash cant find music, videos and pictures

I use the ubuntu dash(launcher, starter?....) often to open documents and of course programs. I would like to open videos etc. with it too, but everytime I open the picture, video or music tab, it ...
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Why doesn't Telegram's desktop file show its name label in the Dash?

I've created a .desktop file for Telegram but it doesn't show the label like all others. I did the same with Android Studio and it worked perfectly. Here's what I typed within telegram.desktop : [...
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Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04: Not Showing on Dash and Application Lists

I just clean install Ubuntu 16.04 on my machine, and as usual I set it up to work, installing applications I usually use etc. Then I install Google Chrome, downloading the package from Chrome Download ...
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Newly installed program does not launch from dash

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, and installed a .deb file I downloaded (so install happens through Software Center). (Almost) All went well, and the program icon appeared in the Dash. When clicking it, nothing ...
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Black Window Borders and Black terminal in ubuntu 16.04

help me, I have installed Kali Linux tools and classic menu indicator in Ubuntu 16.04 and after restart all of my menus are lost, terminal is completely black and windows borders are also black, How ...
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Unity dash alternative for fluxbox [duplicate]

Recently I've installed fluxbox window manager on my lUbuntu. Everything works fine but I'm having trouble finding some of my applications. Is there some kind of alternative for unity dash for ...
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Cannot find Samba in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Dash

Samba, system-config-samba and everything related to samba is installed according to synaptic and up to date. But I do not see it in the Dash. /etc/samba/smb.conf is present too. Also I did not find ...
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Newly installed apps don't show up in dash

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, it seems newly installed applications do not show up in dash. Some do once I've launched them manually via terminal, others like mysql-workbench don't show up at ...
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Where's the “super+a” gone?

I have a question; when I was using 15.10, by pressing a combination of Super+A I could see proposals for programs to be installed in the dash, but after upgrading to version 16.04 this key ...
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Short freeze/delay when pressing Super key to open the Unity Dash

This is NOT a "slow animations" issue. It's just a delay; a freeze. The animations are perfect (with Intel HD Graphics 4000). There are 3 ways of opening the Unity Dash in this Dell laptop. Two of ...
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Removing the border around dash

I'd like to remove the huge dotted border around the dash in ubuntu 16.04. Google isn't my friend lately and I just can't find any result... Compizconfig doesn't contain any option for this. Can ...
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Problems installing Telegram on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (defunct icon in Dash)

Oh boy... I have been a Linux user for three weeks now, and I really don't know what to do anymore :-( I tried to install Telegram on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS through various ways but with no success....
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Set custom default Unity Dash scope in Ubuntu 16.04?

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04 the Unity Dash points by default to home.scope. Personally, I never use this scope. I always use the application.scope. Is it possible to set the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity dash glitch

After fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I tried to put Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen. Everything works fine except one thing: From time to time when I click on dash icon (to search my ...
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How do I pin a window that is opened by another command?

I frequently use Tox for communication, in particular the μTox client. I recently switched to Ubuntu from Debian, and am finding it a nice alternative, but I have one constant problem; because I often ...
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Dash Online Search Not Working

I know 99% of comments are about disabling this feature, but there are times where having a direct link to something online would be useful. I have System Settings>Security & Privacy > Search > ...
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TeXdoc scope finds PDFs but fails to open them

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. Playing around with scopes, I found the TeXdoc scope. But I cannot get it to work. For example, I search for "tikz" and it finds a couple of PDFs such as pgfmanual.pdf, tikz-...
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Is their any way pinning location to unity dash?

i wanna add location or application to the main screen of unity dash instead of making a lot of .desktop files and pin to launcher on windows i simply pin location to start like this . is their any ...
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scopes can't find files in other folders

I've just made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04. I don't use the default folders of Documents and so, because I used some online accounts (Owncloud and Dropbox). The problem is that I can't find ...
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Unity search doesn't find all files (16.04 LTS)

Why does Dash fail in finding files sometimes? I'm getting annoyed by this. First it was freshly installed apps, now it literally does not allocate the file next to the one it finds. If you look at ...
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Changing the desktop GUI [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 at work. It's the first major use of Linux that I've had. I have gotten used to it so much that I prefer using it instead of Windows for all work, particularly in a command line; I ...
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Chrome Apps have no Icon and are not in Dash available anymore since 16.04

There are some applications that are not available for Linux, e.g. Trello or Sunrise Calendar. As long as there is a Chrome App available as an alternative, it doesn't matter much. However, since I ...
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Why are installed apps not displayed immediately in unity dash? ubuntu 16.04

Why are installed apps not displayed immediately in unity dash? Well they do appear but with delay may be minutes, sometimes hours. I just installed variety and it is not showing up right now at dash. ...
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Slow dash search in Unity [duplicate]

How can i speed up "Search your computer" From the menu bar I click on keyboard (Windows Button) then start write what i am looking for. It seems when I first reboot my laptop and search for '...
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Problem with wine application and unity launcher + dash. Ubuntu 16.04

I have three problems with wine application with unity launcher + dash. Some wine app donot lock to launcher. Even if some lock, when I click on them they won't launch. The apps which are locked, ...
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Dash language problem

As Greek I've stalled my system in the Greek language,nevertheless, as student of the French language, I had change the system language into French. Now, I've reset it to Greek but for some strange ...
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How to Restore/Reset Unity after Messing up with Unity Tweak tool?? [Ubuntu 16.04 LTS]

So I had my perfect desktop and everything was running smooth, and then I decided to press one button on the Unity-Tweak-Tool Software and Booom, my unity-panel is gone, I can't access unity-dash and ...
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How to make .desktop file for a package to be shown in Unity Dashboard on Ubuntu 13.04? [closed]

Well, the package download it via GUI (Graphical User Interface). Now, would like the app to appear on Dashboard and also to be findable in the search bar of Ubuntu. How to create a .desktop file??? ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Search cannot find applications [duplicate]

I "upgraded" to Ubuntu 16.04 and am sorry I did. Problems abound, I will only list one here. The Dash now cannot now find any applications. Nothing shows up in any category except for the "Dash ...
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Can application segment be listed in files?

I have issues with Unity Dash, while looking for applications, so i was wondering is it possible to put application segment into files, like in the OS X? The view of how i want it to be:
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The new “Ubuntu Software” doesn't launch on 16.04

The new "Ubuntu Software" app doesn't launch on 16.04 I've had to revert to the old "software centre" instead, but the UI is a bit tacky, now that I've seen the new one. But id like to use the new ...
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Unable to open Eclipse from Dash Home

I can't open Eclipse from Dash Home although it shows its icon. Eclipse was properly installed using apt-get. When I launch Eclipse from Dash Home it doesn't open. It opens only through Terminal. How ...
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How to make dash search outside the home folder

I am new to Ubuntu and very excited about life outside the MS-bubble! ;-) I want to set up a computer which shall serve as a library. My system partition is on a SSD. The data (pdf, mp4, mp3 files) ...
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Change Unity Dash to list view

Can I somehow change the Unity Dash so that the search results appear in a list? I don't like that i have to use more than ↑ and ↓ in order to select an item and I find it hard to overview ...
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No Dash search, choppy video playback on 16.04?

This is SOLVED. I have an old XP. I had no Dash search, it simply would not unfurl. Sound was choppy making videos useless unless I opened new tabs to mask them. Months of scouring Ubuntu for the ...
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Dash home on Ubuntu 16.04

I used Ubuntu 12.04 for a long time before and just I've upgraded to 16.04. Dash home on 12.04 has 3 items: - Recent Apps - Recent Files - Downloads It was really convinient because I could ...
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Omni search bar activate

Omni search bar activate Hi there, I am running Ubuntu 15.10 I'm not sure, but I think I may have once or twice activated what looks like some kind of omni search bar in the bottom right corner of ...
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New deb application does not appear in dash

I've had this problem in 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS. After installing a new application (Viber, e.g.) via Gdebi, Synaptic or Ubuntu software, the application does not appear in Unity dash (or classic ...
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Newly installed application is not found until log-out

I'm running a Ubuntu 16.04 machine and I noticed that whenever I install a new package (from command-line, I didn't try the Software center) I cannot find it, if I look for it by hitting Super. The ...
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How can I search my links (.desktop) files from Dash using Super+F?

I often pull my browser bookmarks to the desktop or another folder. (That results in .desktop files containing the URL and title). When I search for the bookmarks from file manager I can find them. ...
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How do I get the “right” LibreOffice Calc icon into the launcher?

I just uninstalled the pre-installed LibreOffice from Ubuntu 16.04 and installed the 5.0.5-version. Now there occured a problem with the launcher icon that (I think) wasn't there before: The icon ...
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How to reload the Unity dash?

I know that there are similar questions in here, but their answers are very outdated. I have installed many applications and created a couple of .desktop files, they have been placed on the proper ...