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 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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How does the Files & Folders search feature work in Ubuntu?

I only seem to be able to search for some folders. Most just won't show up. And I can't find any criteria for this, so I don't know whether it's a bug or some feature. For example, I can search for ...
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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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How do I change the “Selected App” backcolor?

How can I change color of selected App from gray color to other one in dash?
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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 ...
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Video Scope not correctly displaying content in mounted drive

I have all of my Videos on an external HDD mounted via fstab at boot to ~/Videos This works perfectly for everything but the Dash. The Dash finds Videos I have played in the past via the home scope ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lightdm and Unity optimal configuration

What I'm using: SonyVaio Vpcef2e1e (with 4GB RAM and Ati mobility radeon™ hd 4250) In the old days I never had issue with the graphics. I had to fight sometimes to add drivers to the graphic ...
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How to remove duplicate entries in dash?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 I have duplicate entries in dash. How can I get rid of them?
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Why doesn't 'launcher.set_property(“urgent”, True)' work?

My script: #!/usr/bin/python # update bar on dash icon by stdin # ex: for i in {0..100};do echo "$i";sleep 0.3;done | ./$0 import sys, time from gi.repository import Unity, Gio, GObject, Dbusmenu ...
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eclipse.desktop launcher in /usr/share/applications locked in dash just launches eclipse, but the window is opened in another icon

Ubuntu unity opens a new icon in dash every time i open eclipse, don't mind if i just execute it from the binary or if i created a desktop file. I also reset unity without exit.
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Unity Dash Application search results - some icons appear as blank page icons

Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on Dell E6420 (Sandybridge graphics) Open Unity Dash search My filters are set only on "Applications" and "Files & Folders" I type : Software The results are good but some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 clear list of recent files in Dash

How to disable or clear list of recent files in Ubuntu Unity Dash? I can find many ways to do so in older version of Ubuntu but none of them work in 14.04.
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No applications in dash, including terminal after upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

Newbie running 14.04, heavily reliant on dash and unity atm whilst learning commands. An upgrade to 14.04 has had multiple issues. The main issue is that there are no applications in dash and I have ...
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How do I change the unity launcher dash home icon in ubuntu 12.04?

Okey, Before anyone rates this as duplicate of anything! I have researched. And I am sorry if my response for my previous questions was bad, I did not mean to do so, some personal things happened, I'm ...
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Terrible lag in dash

I am running ubuntu 14.04, just installed the latest updates, and now for some reason the dash is unbearably slow. I have disabled blur and it is normal again, but it worked fine before this last ...
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Ubuntu calculator in dash

I want to install the calculator in Dash in Ubuntu 14.04, I installed unity-scope-calculator, but still nothing, I read I can do calc: 3 + 5, but I want this to happen automatically when I do 3 + 5, ...
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Display challenges after Ubuntu 12.04 updates

first posting to this board and a newish Linux user. I am running Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS via Virtual Box version 4.3.12 r93733. It just went through a series of updates and after restarting my Dash ...
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dashboard - adding, editing and removal

What are the implications of removing all the partition icons to reduce confusion by 'normal users'. How do you add your own items, folder or drawer. I'm looking to sell my general-business-package ...
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Use alias inside a script

One of the software tools I'm using requires "sh" to be a symlink to "bash" instead of "dash". Since I don't want to change the default shell to bash for the whole system and I can't change the tool ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. When I turn on my computer, it lets me put in my password and then shows me only my background. No launcher, icons, or dashboard. I can open up the finder by right-clicking, ...
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How to fix: Unity Dash does not find a program which IS listed in Unity Dash programs?

It seems as a random bug. Open Unity Dash. Search for a program (Skype or Minitube for me). No results and searching is finished (no loading icon). Repeats no more after opening the program from ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower than the second search, on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and recreated as soon as first ...
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Unity 2D dash and launcher unable to install!

Ok. I tried installing ubuntu TV from This page. It said that my ubuntu 2D environment will be altered. Now when I choose Ubuntu 2D,I dont have a launcher. Everything is working except there is no ...
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How do I disable Unity Dash search features like wiki and other websites?

On my system this not needed and affecting performance. I'd like unity-dash to search only for programs and documents by default. How can I achieve that?
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No unity panels after changes in ccsm

I was trying to change some settings with the compizconfig settings manager but there was a conflict between some of the appearance options. Unfortunately, now I can't see the Unity dash or the panel ...
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upgrade to 14.04 interrupted, back to 13, dash broken

need to get the dash back and running so I can upgrade to 14.04 What to do? Can't get to root, synaptic nor software updater.
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How may I get rid off canonical addlens? [duplicate]

I did disable commercial entries in my privacy-settings. However, I still receive entries in my dashboard.
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Dash won't launch applications after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 LTS and now Dash finds apps, but I can't launch them. It seems to hang - but the system doesn't freeze or crash. Any help would be appreciated.
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Applications don't appear in the Dash (14.04)

I'm running 14.04 I've had a read through this question, which has an answer which is roughly along the lines of other answers on the web, and doesn't work for me. All Applications Disappear in ...
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Add a Dash / Lens to Gnome Flashback (14.04)

I've installed Gnome Flashback (Compiz) because I need window control buttons on the right hand side. Really, the only thing I'm missing is a dash / lens. I'd like to be able to press the "Super" ...
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Why are my launcher and panel all glitchy when I open dash since updating my nVidia drivers?

As you can see in the image, launcher and my panel look a bit glitchy when I open dash. I have used unity-tweak-tool to set the transparency to static blur on dash, and this always worked in the ...
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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Alternative/Indicator to Dash search bar

Is there any Alternative/Indicator to Dash search for searching and opening applications & files? How to install it in Ubuntu 14.04?
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How can I hide Chrome apps from the Unity Dash?

It annoys me that Chrome dumps all the Chrome apps that are installed into the Unity dash (note: I mean APPS, not the shortcuts you can install). I have tried to use Alacarte to hide the Chrome Apps ...
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Software center empty and no unistall button in dash

I have these two problems which I assume are related. What happens is that suddenly all the apps in software center are gone and in dash there is no 'uninstall' button, only the 'launch' one
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Launcher or Dash On Login [duplicate]

I have a HP pavilion p7-1010 desktop computer that is dual-booted with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. On Ubuntu 14.04, the main account will not show the launcher or the dash upon ...
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Cannot run the Unity 8 openclipart scope example

Following the instructions of this page, I have installed the Ubuntu SDK and downloaded the tutorials source code. The openclipart scope builds correctly, but I have a runtime error: $ ...
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Unity's Dash (Search) blur is gone

Recently I installed the preview of Unity8 on top of 14.04 x64, but since it wasn't working I removed it along with all the packages manually because they wouldn't be removed automatically. After that ...
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Set Ubuntu 12.04 Dash's default lens to its application lens and some other tweaks!

Here are the questions about persistent dash customization for my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Assign the Application Lens as the default lens selected when the dash is called with Super or other assigned key ...