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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Can I change or replace Unity Launcher Dash behavior?

Recently I installed Synapse launcher and I use it as default one now as due to my reasons of ram memory lack Synapse works twice faster. What I'd like to know if it's possible to change or replace ...
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How to enable back light glow when toggled in Numix theme?

i enabled numix gtk theme and icon theme. great themes but, in default theme,(gtk:ambience Icons:ubuntu-mono-dark) the launcher icons illuminate when i click on them, i love that. but when i changed ...
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Globally disable “include online search results”

We have started replacing some Windows desktops with Ubuntu for some users in the organization I work. Because of our policies we need to globally disable the following features: The Include online ...
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Unity Dash Flickers Instead of Opening

When I hit the meta key or click on the dash button, the dash will open very, very briefly and then immediately close. It is so quick I cannot read anything in the dash, let alone click anything. ...
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Dash is empty, applications do not appear

I use Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. In Dash, applications are not present. Folders&files and plugins are there though. I tried : unity --reset sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-applications ...
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How do I get executable indexed by dash/launcher?

I've recently downloaded Eclipse package, and uncompressed it to /home/me/Development/tools. I'm quite new to the new Ubuntu so I'm not sure how it works. I assumed that the launcher/dash (not sure ...
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In which package is the more_suggestions.scope located and what does it do?

I can see that there are several scopes in Ubuntu 14.04 like searchin.scope web.scope books.scope news.scope more_suggestions.scope recipes.scope etc. What functions do these scopes perform? ...
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How can I fix my pycharm installation?

I previously installed pycharm and could start it from the dash just write pyc... and the icon would appear. Now that I downloaded a new version of pycharm I wonder what should be done to make it ...
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How can I launch Chromium from Dash/Unity with switches?

I want to launch Chromium browser with the --no-referrers switch, which was mentioned on this site. However, I'm not sure how to do that. Normally, I use the Dash to launch Chromium, how do I add the ...
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Remove dead links to files/folders in Unity Dash

I have moved some folders to another drive. When I search for that folder in Unity Dash, old folders appear. When I click one of the older folders, the following message appears: Unable to find ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 14.04

I was tried to put the launcher on the bottom with some tutorials that I saw on the internet. The problem is that after install some of them my launcher and dash are gone. But my files are still here. ...
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no dash or menu after upgrading from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

When I boot I get to the login screen fine, and then after login I get a screen with my wallpaper and mouse cursor, but no menu, no dash, ctr + alt + T does nothing, clicking the mouse does nothing. ...
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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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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, ...