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Is there a dash like feature in lubuntu, so I can easily search everything? [duplicate]

Is there a dash like program in lubuntu that can be launched either by single or double Super tap. I would want to search, and be able to see a lit of all my apps, preferably in icon form, like the ...
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All Applications Disappear in the Dash

After installing the latest update, all my applications disappear in the dash? It always show me : Sorry, there is noting that matches yours search. Why? How to fix it? Thank you for your help.
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How to search in dash files that aren't in default places

I have some custom folders in /home, and I would like them to be included in file search with the dash. Subfolders, however, show up. There are some answers in askubuntu regarding some close related ...
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Search Mounted Drives From Dash

I've a number of partitions on different drives mounted automatically on startup through /media/myusername/partition however when I search in the dash none of them appear in the results. Is there ...
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Dash search does not find all of my files

For example: I create the file X.odt and then export it as pdf. After I click on dash search (the files filter is active) X. The X.odt appears with no problem but the X.pdf does not. That happens ...
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Developing Unity Dash Plugins

I've got a great idea for a new dash plugin but I'm not sure where to start. Does anyone know of any reference of documentation out there that could help me get started?
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Define sources to dash search

Is it possible to set the same sources to all dash searches? For example when I type something in dash I would like to limit the sources to: askubuntu, stackexchange, github and scienceDirect. I'm ...
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Can I open a Dash query by clicking on a link?

What I would like to do is that whenever I click on a link like dash://berlin (or even like search://berlin), it should open the Ubuntu dash with the query “berlin” already typed in. This would be ...
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Dash is not searching all files

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 13.04. The only difference between them is that one has an encrypted home folder and I guess it is the reason preventing the dash to index, search and display all ...
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How can I get Dash lenses to see files in network shares?

I'd love to get more use out of the Dash files/music/video/photos lenses, but all of my documents and media are on (CIFS) network shares. These shares are always mounted and the files always ...
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Amazon results not showing in dash

I really like Amazon search showing up on Dash. I've made a clean install of 13.04 and initially I would get results from Amazon and Ubuntu Music Store. For instance, searching for 'Rush Presto' ...
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Thunderbird Missing from Messaging menu & Dash

I no longer need this issue solved as I have replaced Ubuntu with a different OS (nothing wrong with Ubuntu, just fancied a change). I reinstalled Ubuntu into a virtual machine and thunderbird began ...
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How to use ubuntu dash as online search engine?

I want to know if online google search engine searches can be done from within ubuntu dash. This is like a mini search engine within the ubuntu launcher. If this is possible,how to do it?
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dash search results not showing my files

I am using the dash search to find files(mostly video files) but its only displaying recently played files.My files are in a different partition,and yes I have mounted those drives.How do I get the ...
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Unity dash has incorrect search results

After messing around with drivers for a bit, my Unity plugin from Compiz became disabled and I had to turn it back on. After that happened, my dash started giving me weird responses to my searches. ...
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How can I have a dash-like search under Xfce?

About 1.5 years ago, I tried out Ubuntu 11.04. I remember the dash being a rather helpful tool and I like the equivalent features on both Windows 7 (via the Start-button) and the Mac OS. When I press ...
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How do I control when dash sends queries out on the internet for search lenses?

I like all the cool search lenses (like github and wikipedia), but I want to control if/when dash initiates an online search. Is there a way to limit that to only when I explicitly click on that ...
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Ubuntu dash not searching for files

i've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and i've found that in the dash i can't look for files that i haven't opened yet, eg: I have a huge collection of pdf files and when i look for them on the dash i can ...
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Unity dash search

I have my personal folders to a different partition other than home, I had a series of symlinks in my home folder pointing to the folders on the other partition. This was causing multiple entries in ...
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Is there a shell-independent search tool like the Unity's Dash?

The only thing I will miss after moving to LXDE from Unity will be the Unity Dash. Its functionality, not the piss-poor performance that is. So here's my question. I know there is synapse but AFAIK it ...
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How to search Google in Dash?

How do you get Dash to search Google results?
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How do I stop Unity Dash truncating file names?

When I'm looking for articles with long names in Unity dash, I would like to have the full filename displayed instead of the current truncated view. It's difficult to find a specific article by ...
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Problem with documents in Dash

I need help in this problem: I have changed my username (in all the config files like shadow, user, group, etc.) from osca to oscar. Of course, I've changed the /home/osca directory to /home/oscar as ...
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How do I fix the Dash search not being able to find “additional drivers” nor “update”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I am a fairly new user of Ubuntu, and currently have two 12.04 installations, one of which seems to work ok but I have two problems. The ...
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Why can't dash search find a program by its full name?

For some applications, dash search comes up empty when searching by the application's full name. When typing the first couple of letters, it works. I wonder why... MuseScore is a fine example. When I ...
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Dash search function displaying 'old' result

I'm no Ubuntu expert but I have had brief experience with Linux in the past and use it a bit at my university. Today I had an issue with the Dash search function. Specifically I downloaded a ...
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Google-search lens for unity [closed]

Is there any google search lens available for unity? If yes how do I install it?
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Cant ubuntu dash search files from every partition of my hard drive?

Lets say i have divided my hard disk in three partitions A B & c & i have chosen A to install Ubuntu, B to keep all my movies & all my songs in c folder. Now dash can find all my files ...
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Can I make the dash forget the previous search each time it opens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from remembering search history? I would like the search bar to be empty each time, just like how windows vista onwards lets you press Super, type a ...
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How to tell Dash to look in specific folders for Videos and Music

I have 2 folders filled with videos and songs that reside in a second hard drive. How can I tell dash to look in those folders every time I am looking for videos or songs.
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How to let Ubuntu index and find files on a different (Windows) drive when searching?

I love the Unity dash and lenses, but it only finds files that are under /home/mylogin I would like it to find files that are under /media/MyWindowsDrive/Users/MyWinLogin I tried creating a link to ...
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Dash in Unity-2D: how to tweak search?

For some reason after recent update Unity-2D dash doesn't show programs: I type "firefox" but it shows only files and folders as shown on the following image: However dash finds Firefox after ...
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How do I find the folder/directory that a file is in (without using find)?

With the advent of the dash I can easily open a file which I do not know the location of. How can I find out where the file resides in the directory structure without using "find" or "locate" or ...
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3k views

Dash search function doesn't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Every other time I reboot, I loose my applications lens in Unity! It was working about an hour ago, now it doesn't give any results (even for "firefox" for example). ...
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Bookmark Searches with Dash?

Is there any way to configure Dash to search/access Firefox bookmarks, too? Seems like it would completely replace Gnome Do for most things if it could do this one thing. Gnome Do keeps causing errors ...
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How to use the Dash to search for files on other drives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Zeitgeist does not index folders in NTFS partition I am new to Ubuntu and it's promising. My question is how can I use it to search for files like I could in the Start ...
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Can I search tomboy notes with dash?

With gnome-do I could! It's very very useful for me, because tomboy is well integrated in Ubuntu. Why doesn't dash have anything about this?
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Why doesn't the search function in the Unity dash (11.04) return the same results in Nautilus search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shouldn't unity's dash's “find files” find files that i haven't used yet? When i use the Unity dash to search for files it doesn't return the ...
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Search for 'Games' in Dash to show Games from Applications Lens etc

When I search in the dash for 'Games', I only get two. If I search for 'Internet', I get only a few results compared to what I get when I right-click 'Applications' in the dock and choose ...
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How can I search for files in Unity?

I'm trying to use the dash instead of gnome-do, but I can't find files. "Find files" only returns "Top Results". In gnome-do, I was able to set some often-used directories to index. For example, I ...
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Search results in Unity are always empty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result This is a bit similar to Unity File Lens Giving Useless or No Results but worse - I have a relatively clean install of 11.04, upgraded from ...
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Shouldn't Unity's dash's “find files” find files that I haven't used yet?

Searching for files in Dash brings up all the files I have used but none of those I haven't used yet. Shouldn't it show all files with the title I search for instead of just the ones I have already ...