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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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? [duplicate]

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 ...
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 dash and other animations slow

I am using ubuntu 14.10 Utopic unicorn right now. Everything runs smoothly except Ubuntu Dash and animation in window spread and in opening and closing appps. I have disabled the animations in ...
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Applications not visible in launcher

I have installed ubuntu 14.10. the problem is the applications wont show in ubuntu dash(clicking on launcher icon and search for application) i have installed google chrome and virtual box ( ...
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Skype is installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but i can't start it in dash

Skype is installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but I can't start it in dash. No error message is shown but running via terminal I get below error message: skype: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: ...
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Ubuntu GNOME Dash Appication Button

How can I change the application button icon of GNOME dash I can not show the image because of my repution that I don't have
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Why does launching an app in the background create 2 icons in the Dash?

For some applications, launching the app in the background using & creates two icons in the Dash. Why does this happen? How to suppress this behavior?
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Opting out of searching in online resources [duplicate]

I'm new to Unity. I've just installed Ubuntu Desktop LTS 14.04.  In the top-left corner there's an Ubuntu icon, when I click on it it pops up a search input box saying: Search your computer and ...
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How do I use unity scopes/lenses?

Let's be specific with a few scenarios. Scenario 1) Disable a lens PERMANENTLY I search for a file on my computer in unity. Instead a bunch of ads for CDs come up. Obviously that makes no sense. How ...
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What is with this static when I open this menu?

When I open this menu my dock goes all staticy, how can I fix this?
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krunner - like solution in non kde environment

Good evening everyone. I am currently running KDE on my laptop and I would like to know if there is something with the same capabilities of krunner for unity DE. What I really need is a good file ...
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Startup application issue

Startup Application was available to me till yesterday when I tried searching it from the dash but no results. When I tried running: gnome-session-properties from the terminal it showed me this error: ...
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Gnome Dashs shows only some windows

I have a problem with my Gnome shell. I have two monitors. In the dash view, there are only the windows shown which are on my Laptop monitor. If i change the primary Display to the Laptop Monitor, ...
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Dash on Ubuntu 14.10 is slow on my Dell Studio 1558

I just upgraded to the the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and the dash is running slow and freezes every now and then. I don't really want to go back to 14.04 ...
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Unity dash as well as Terminal is not coming

I was browsing through google chrome before I shutting down my system. I had to go out urgent for some work, since I directly clicked on shutdown option. then it was a proper shutdown. When I ...
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The letter “m” doesn't appear when I type it in the search dashboard

When I type the letter "m" (small caps) in the search dashboard, it doesn't appear. But everything works perfectly fine in all other applications. Why is this happening and how can I resolve it?
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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Exclude files on external hard drive from Unity Dash and recently used files

For example, in the Dash search or in recently used files, thumbnails of pictures may come up that are private. Is there a way to disable the tracking of files that are on external hard drives?
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Is it safe to try Ubuntu 14.1 on a Macbook Pro (late 2013)?

I have the latest Ubuntu on my desktop machine. I wanted to use the "Try Ubuntu" feature on a Macbook Pro (late 2013) but I don't want to screw up my MBP. Is their anyone using the "Try Ubuntu" ...
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Ubuntu Dash not on top of windows

When I press the Windows button the dash used to open on top of windows. It now seems to be under any running applications. How can I get it to open above Windows, and have focus?
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Unable to remove advertising from Dash searches because of lack of “Security” item in System Settings

Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex GX520. Launchpad suggested reinstalling System Settings, but that did not work.
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...
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Force Dash and/or Smart Scopes through Tor Network?

When I enter keystrokes into Unity Dash with an original 14.04 setup, my understanding is that these are sent to local- as well as cloud-based "Smart Scopes" on Canonical servers. How can I configure ...
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No Unity dash after update on a fresh install. 14.04 [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and updated. The desktop loads but there is no dash, no launcher no anything. I was told to press ctrl+alt+F1 but the screen goes completely black. If I press ctrl+alt+F7 ...
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Tor will not launch from Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux and have been using it for 4 months now, and I love it. I have followed all the instructions I can find. I followed instructions from KasiyA, and seemed to work fine, but now that I ...
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How can I pass command line arguments to a script through Dash? (14.04)

I recently asked this question about adding a shell script to Dash: In 14.04 how do I run a bash script I wrote without opening a terminal? It worked perfectly. Follow-up question: How can I ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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Did Unity lose transparency in 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10, and I noticed straight away that some parts of Unity which used to be transparent and show my blurred wallpaper, are now opaque - most notably the Dash: But also the ...
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Is there a way to replace Unity Dash with a classic style applications menu

Love this site, just joined because I finally figured out exactly how I want Ubuntu to behave and I haven't been able to find a way to do this. I know there are things like the classic menu ...
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In 14.04 how do I run a bash script I wrote without opening a terminal?

I use terminal a lot. I wrote a script and have it in ~/blah/script.sh now. How can I run the script from Unity (Dash?)? A long time ago I would have used ALT-F2 and typed my command, but that ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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all menu dissapeared after python uninstallation

I uninstalled Python3(in ubuntu 14.04) using:- sudo apt-get autoremove python3 After reboot, all menu were gone. Only the desktop icons are visible. The Launcher isn't working. Even Ctrl+Alt+T ...
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Why can't I scroll the unity dash with a touch/swipe?

The Unity Dash is great for touchscreen use, with it's large icons, but why can't I scroll with a swipe like I can in Nautilus?
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The dash “search your computer and online sources” simply doens't work in Ubuntu 14.04

The dash "search your computer and online sources" simply doens't work in Ubuntu 14.04 Similar problem occured with 12.04... Does anybody knoes how to solve it, because i can't even open the command ...
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Unity: Menubar error!

My Menubar doesn't show the icons for "network-manager" and the "indicator-multiload". It worked fine until today. Here is a screenshot: I want that it looks like this: Also if i start Skype ...
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Dash displaying weird box-like characters

recently I noticed the display of search result title's is broken. This must be an error introduced by some recent updates, as I'm sure I did not have this error a week ago. For example, when I type ...
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Searching in Dash

What are the characters which the Dash search uses to split filenames into words? I mean, if you have a file some random.txt, the dash will show if you enter either 'some' or 'random'. But what if I ...
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Super slow Dash in Ubuntu 14.04 (rest of graphics running normally) [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and everything's working great except for the Dash which is terribly slow, it takes more than 10 seconds to open and then another great deal for me to be able to type and to ...
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Is it possible to use the Unity Dash search features in a different enviornment, such as XFCE? [duplicate]

I have been using the Unity environment on Ubuntu, and although I enjoy the Unity Dash search feature, I want to move away from Unity to the XFCE environment. Is it possible to have the same sort of ...
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no unity after installing fglrx-updates

I decided to do the fglrx-updates because I read it would be better, but then I got a black screen after rebooting. After a few different suggestions I got my desktop back, but no top bar menu or the ...
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A file is cursed for the Dash

I have a system where the Dash in Unity works as expected, but there is one specific file that. does not show up in the Dash home even after being just accessed if I search it in the dash home it ...