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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After clicking on the Unity Dash icon all opened windows are flashing along with system tray & shortcuts bars

While updating Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 I noticed that one update (qmmp from a ppa) ended up in error (some process killed shown in the terminal). Later I saw that one dependency was not installed. I ...
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Disable specific Unity lenses in Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm desperately trying to get rid of all those search results in the Unity dash. I've followed several pages but some things stubbornly remain even though their lens/scope doesn't seem to be present?! ...
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Disable Unity lenses in Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm sick and tired of seeing all kinds of results in the Unity dash when I start typing. I know I can use filter results to deselect some of the categories, but often those categories will turn ...
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Scrambled video when using dash in Unity 14.04.3

On a Trusty 14.04.3 LTS (running otherwise very smoothly), opening dash from the launch-bar or from the keyboard, causes the video signal on the corresponding display to go berserk. I have two ...
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How to invoke application from unity dash by its name in another language instead of by its command

I use different keyboard languages but I suppose unity dash runs applications by tying only English names by default. Is it possible to invoke applications also using user-set names in other ...
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Cannot Add Menu Launcher With Menulibre

I'm admittedly new to the Ubuntu Dash, but I for the life of me can not seem to add an application to it. I can create the launcher and save it (apparently) in Menulibre, where I simply added it to ...
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Dash Search is slow [duplicate]

I feel the dash search on ubuntu is slow. It takes alteast 5-10 seconds to respond to any text that i entered. I see no difference in subsequent searches after the first one. I have Ubuntu 15.04 on ...
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I want to turn of dash search animate [duplicate]

The animate of search is slow (I was using Unity Tweak Tools and CCSM to turn some animation off, but search animate on dash is slow still), anyone knows how to turn it off?
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Dash does not get focus when maximized window open at the back

This has been asked here but it doesn't seem to have a fix. In Ubuntu 14.04, when a maximized window is open and you open the dash, you won't able to have focus on the dash. User events such as click ...
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Ubuntu Dash Plugins

How is these dash plugins used? The description says that they can let information being displayed under various headers. But when I really search it, the results wanted are not included, neither ...
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Google Chrome icon in Dash

I have Google chrome pinned, but when I click the icon another one appears which is in high detail unlike the pinned one. If I unpin all chrome icons, then suddenly when I pin another icon it starts ...
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Unity Dash: Remove Unwanted Lenses

I want application lens to show up instead of home when I click on dash. Also I want dash plugins not to show up in applications lens. If this is possible, how can I accomplish this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Dash No Menu on an User Account

So my ubuntu doesn't have dash and menu bar after I logged in. But when I create and logged in as another user or logged in as a guest, the dash and menu work normally. What do you think went wrong ...
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Chrome application starter renamed completely

I don't know why, but the application starter of my Google Chrome browser has been renamed to a page, I visited some time back. Can some one help me get the original name back? For details look ...
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Cannot access Dash as superuser but can as a guest

I think I have altered my account settings in 14.04 and Dash stopped working. Upgraded to 15.04 hoping that would cure the problem but it did not. Yesterday I could access a terminal and used sudo ...
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How to add libreoffice 5.0 links to dash

I have removed libreoffice 4.2 from my ubuntu 14.04 machine by using: sudo apt-get purge libreoffice* And then I have installed libreoffice 5.0 extracting files from the downloaded package, and ...
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How to change the position of Unity dock/dash to the bottom? [duplicate]

I am a a usual ubuntu user and I love to customise a lot. So I would like to change the dash panel on the left to the bottom. How can I do that? Please help. I have tried a lot but its not easy as ...
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Can't browse network from Nautilus

It's Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Long story short i uninstalled a lot of software by mistake. Among others i uninstalled unity, samba...even nautilus, then switched to tty1 and installed all that i could think ...
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My ubuntu is missing the 'dash'.

I dont know what version I am using. But I am new to this. I tried to install the 14.01 version from usb. But it is still not working. I couldn't find 'startup desktop creator' in my machine.
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How to change the dash icon in Unity 15.04 to a custom .png? [duplicate]

It's very tiring to have to keep looking at the default image of the Ubuntu logo in the dash. How do you change this default image into a custom image (btw, in my case I have a 48x48 .png ready to be ...
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How to show recently used apps in the home lens in dash search instead of installed applications?

As I rarely use Libre Office Calc but use the calculator all the time, I would like to see calculator show up first when I start typing calc only. This is the default behavior in the applications ...
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Purged Program Still Appears In Unity Search

I purged a program but it still shows up in the Unity search. How do I stop it from showing up in the Unity search?
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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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How to get Telegram to show up in Dash

I have downloaded Telegram Messenger for PC/Mac/Linux from their website and copied it to /opt/Telegram/Telegram. After that i have created a sym link in /usr/local/bin that points to the installation ...
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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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Comsol not working properly

I am not sure if this is a right place to ask this question, if it is not please redirect me to a forum where I might find a solution to this problem. I have recently installed Comsol and I am not ...
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How to permanantly turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my ...
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How to speed up search in dash?

I use Ubuntu 14.04. Search in dash is taking very long time. Is there any procedure to make the search faster?
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Hide System Settings Applications in Dash

Is there any way to remove an application icon from the dash but keep it in the System Settings? I find it useless to have them in the dash, and it really clutters the display there.. Accessing them ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 clicking unity-dash bug

After 15-20 days(in average) of working unity-dash stop working as it should. By some reason mouse click goes through of unity-dash window. This bug disappears after restarting of ubuntu, but by some ...
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Unity dash: Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search

I face with problem Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search When searching in applications. However searching within files or musics etc is ok. Just applications are not found. it even ...
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15.04 how to make dash remember “See more results” and “See fewer results” choices?

In the dash lenses, say, the applications lens, I have it showing all application results, and fewer dash plugin results. However, when I reboot my PC, the settings aren't saved: it shows all dash ...
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15.04 How to remove the gradient from dash lenses?

In every lens of the dash in 15.04 (and previous releases) there seems to be a gradient at the top right of every row. Is there an easy way I could remove this gradient?
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what do you mean by DASH? I have not come across this on other operating syatems [duplicate]

what do you mean by DASH? I have not come across this on other operating systems. Some one asked me to help them so I don't know your jargon
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Dash not clicking when over application

Sometimes, when I click something in the Dash, it actually clicks on the application behind it. It does not do this when I am clicking over the desktop, only over apps, and hovering the mouse usually ...
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How do you search the Ubuntu Software Center from the Unity Dash?

Instead of having to open Ubuntu Software Center which is slow, I would like to just open up Dash, and search for the program I'd like to install. How can I make this possible? Currently I see ...
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Why does the Search/Dash menu flash once and disappear when I tap Super key?

Whenever I tap the Super key to try and open the Dash/Search (I don't know the actual name), it just flashes once and disappears. I get the same results clicking the Launcher icon. I know it's not a ...
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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 ...