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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Dash search slow at first time

When I open Dash and write something to be searched, the first time this takes 5-10 seconds to bring the results. But at the subsequent searches, it's fast and shows the results immediately. It looks ...
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make unity file lens find all files

I am one of the few, that likes the idea of unity lenses and scopes :) Unfortunately, the file lens is not finding all files from my personal folder, just some recent (I assume they are coming from ...
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Is it possible to make Dash open applications scope by default?

I know that in Ubuntu Unity 7, I can open the applications scope by pressing Super+A on the keyboard, and by right clicking on the Ubuntu logo , selecting Applications. I was wondering if by pressing ...
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How to extract a .zip file in Unity?

Simple question: how do you unzip or extract .zip archives/files in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity?
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...
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Problems with pantheon on Ubuntu

I always had problems when I install pantheon on Ubuntu specially when I turn to unity back, like the Wallpaper turns black, the mouse icon change to the pantheon version and I can't change it back to ...
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I cannot open files or mount any thing - internal / usb external. [closed]

yesterday, while trying to format a 16Gb SD card, the dash lost some app icons that I relied on. notably missing are : - software centre, files, parted. all files 'from chrome downloads folder', ...
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No dash, side bar after deleting hicolor theme!

I try to install new themes and icons. But I delete some unnecessary themes, I think I delete hicolor theme. After that some of icons are missing. I use unity --reset-icons command. And then reboot. ...
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How can I change the default Google location for Unity search in dash?

By default, the online search Unity on my Ubuntu 14.04 is google.com. This is not very useful for me. How can I change this to google.de or google.co.uk? I found no way to do so in system settings. ...
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After installing MATE desktop some of the icons in my dash increased in size

Few days back i Installed MATE desktop on my system running UBUNTU 14.10. After the installation the size of some application icon has increased dramatically. Which is looking pretty bad. my another ...
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No Terminal No Dashboard and No Window border in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded Ubuntu 12.02 to 14.04 and upgraded all packages with command sudo get-apt -f install. I dont know what happened but I am not even able to open Terminal or any applications. I can't see ...
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Use the same icon when starting from commandline vs starting from terminal

I have an eclipse installation that was not installed through the repositories. To be able to launch it conveniently, I symlinked the path to eclipse to /usr/bin, (so that it can be started by ...
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Problem with google chrome icon in launcher (left bar)

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and have a problem with launcher (the left bar with bunch of icons). There is a Google Chrome icon on the launcher. However, when I click it, other google-chrome icon ...
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Application icon animation in Unity Dash

I have left dash sidebar auto hidden. I also have a dock and each time i launch an application from the doc, the application icon slides out from the left dash sidebar little bit. Is it possible to ...
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how to make the dash search for ODT files' contents?

I tested creating an ODT file and searching for a word inside the file. As far as I can tell, the ubuntu dash cannot search inside ODT files. But maybe I missed an option/there is some indexing and ...
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xdg-desktop-menu install not working

I've been struggling to make a launcher and pin it in the desktop menu. The launcher itself works - if I place it in /usr/share/applications or in ~/.local/share/applications, it shows in the dash ...
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Configuration of Unity Dash

Sorry I don't write and speak english very good so I learn english ;) My question is: Now I started to use the Unity dash but, when I going to search a song in the lenses of music, I don't found ...
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Chrome broken unity launcher [duplicate]

I'm having problems with the Chrome launcher icon for Ubuntu 14.04. When I open Chrome for the first time, both via the icon launcher (call it icon1) that through any other way, it creates a new icon ...
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After searching files, Dash stops searching applications?

If I press Super I usually start typing and it searches for both applications and files. But if I open a file after searching and try to press super again, it only searches for files and not ...
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font size in unity launcher became extremely small

Unity mail has an icon on the launcher that displays a counter with the total unread emails of the connected accounts. Suddenly the fonts of the numbers became so small that are unreadable. Same ...
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File shortcut to a dash home entry?

I want to have users click on a file in ubuntu 12.04 and have that open the "installed applications" menu in dash home. Is there any way to do this?
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Duplicate Dropbox dashboard entries

I have 2 Dropbox entries in the Dashboard menu if I don't put any search terms. I looked at a related question and tried the solution but it didn't help (How to remove duplicate entries in dash?). ...
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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 [closed]

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can type the letter "g" in Unity ...
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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?

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 ...