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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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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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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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166 views

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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79 views

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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49 views

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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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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1answer
58 views

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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68 views

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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1answer
142 views

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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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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43 views

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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1answer
134 views

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 ...
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1answer
81 views

Can't find my app in a dash, something is wrong with .desktop file?

I created .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=STS Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/root/springsource/sts-3.5.1.RELEASE/STS Icon=spring_tool_suite.png Actions=New; [Desktop Action ...
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58 views

Application doesn't show as installed

I installed Inkscape, but the system does not seem to recognize it. I can not launch the application for Dash or open a .svg file. when I open an .svg Inkscape does not appear as a option. What ...
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73 views

Unity broken after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 (another one …)

I just upgraded my notebook (Thinkpad R500 with ATI HD3470 graphics) from 13.10 to 14.04 and since then Unity seems to be broken. I can login but afterwards I only see my desktop background and the ...
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1answer
91 views

Is there any way to make the Ubuntu Dash a 'start-up application'?

My desktop is pretty blank and I'd much rather have the useful Dash come up on start-up, is this possible? Surely there is a command that is executed internally when I press the Dash Home button? What ...
2
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1answer
75 views

How can I enable one-click open in the unity dash? [duplicate]

Searching in the unity dash and clicking an item gives me options such as sharing via e-mail or revealing the file in nautilus which I rarely use. I'd rather restore the behavior of 12.04 where you ...
2
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0answers
94 views

Unity stopped working. Blank desktop

I was having problems installing MongoDB with NPM and I found someone saying that the problem is related to the fact that I had Python 2 and 3 installed. So I removed Python 3 and after this many ...
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89 views

Unity Dash slow or no results

In my Ubuntu I use the Dash to be able to search my apps. I hit super and it keep searching but no results, close the Dash, super, no results and so on until it finally starts showing results. ...
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1answer
131 views

No Unity dash and bars - existing solutions not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 on a Schenker M504 (Clevo 650) Intel i7 4712 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX850M. When switching to the NVIDIA card using PRIME, all my windows were surrounded by a thick ...
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Tomboy notes aren't searchable from Dash

I installed Tomboy and created an example note. Trying to search both the title (first line) and the content didn't give any results. I was expecting the notes to show up after searching for them, ...
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39 views

No result in dash for music, photo and video

I have no results for music, photo and video in dash. App search works well. Maybe it because language of my system is russian? ubuntu 14.04
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28 views

change keywords for unity smart scopes

I would like to use some custome keywords for unity smartscopes. E.g. "w" for wikipedia instead of "wiki". Is there a way to do this?
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1answer
144 views

Unity doesn't load, no dasher but can see desktop icons and home ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 since 8-9 months and I had never faced problem as such. Yesterday I installed some regular updates of ubuntu 13.10 ..everything was working fine but this morning when I started ...
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1answer
7 views

Passing arguments to programs via Dash

Note: I've found an answer myself while asking this question, but is there a way to do it in regular Dash, that opens when you press SUPER - and not by using ALT+F2 (which seems like an unnecessary ...
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1answer
47 views

Unity window placement

When I launch an application (by typing its name into the Dash and hitting enter, clicking on its icon in the panel, or using a shortcut - it doesn't matter) the application window appears in the ...
1
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2answers
51 views

Can the C++ API be used to develop scopes for Unity 7?

I want to develop a Unity 7 scope for Ubuntu 14.04. I've found a nice introduction here, but unity-scope-tool depends on Unity 8 which I don't won't to install. As I can see, most of the other scopes ...
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2answers
81 views

How to find the path of a file found in Unity's Dash?

Let's say that, for example, I want to have Firefox on my desktop. Due to this bug, I can't just search for Firefox in the Dash and drag it onto my desktop. The proposed solution was to simply ...
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Repair Unity panel & dash after compiz settings change [duplicate]

I played a little with the compiz settings and the Unity top panel and dash disappeared. They aren't loaded anymore. I tried all suggestions posted here but I had no success. Temporary I installed ...
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1answer
28 views

How to plug a custom scope in the dash

I have followed the tutorial for creating a scope found here http://developer.ubuntu.com/scopes/tutorials/unity-8-scope-example-openclipart/ I managed to modify the code and have the scope retrieve ...
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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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23 views

Integrate Kupfer functionality in Dash

Is there a way to integrate some of Kupfer's functionality in the Dash search? I like Dash, but it's lacking some nice features: (I know I'm being a bit fussy.) Partial search - In Kupfer I don't ...
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125 views

Keeping Ubuntu dash just for searching installed applications

I appreciate the work on Ubuntu Unity dash, but I really don't need all its features. I want to keep it for only searching applications. So, I don't want to see Search Filters and the bottom ...
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1answer
378 views

Can't open Google Chrome, can't search applications in dash, startup applications stopped running

I am experiencing many issues with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04: I can't open Google Chrome from the sidebar. I can't search any applications in the dash. f.lux and Screencloud have stopped ...
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Unity dash not saving changes

I'm using an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04 and my Unity dash has stopped saving changes. So changes such as unlocking launchers or adding launchers are not retained after a reboot. I have no idea how to fix ...
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2answers
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Cannot access installed applications from HUD

I was trying to get rid of dash plugins within the search, so I created & copied a list of my scopes and used: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "[$(find ...
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2answers
112 views

When I create .desktop files, they don't get found by Trusty's Dash

Magnifier not found by Trusty's Dash though Manage Launcher (both variants) are. I've tried creating Magnifier.desktop both with Manage Launcher, Manage Launcher (Administrator) & Arronax. ...
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Dash's “search your computer and online sources” stops working after a while

The dash "search your computer and online sources" just spins and hang. It works a few times after each reboot, but then simply stops working. If I select files or applications the dash search works, ...
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1answer
28 views

How can I remove Unity icons that launch nothing?

I have a problem involving shortcuts in the dash. When I click one, it launches nothing. How can I remove these useless shortcuts?
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0answers
123 views

Launcher labels have red background

I've recently migrated to Ubuntu from Windows 7 and it's been great so far. I have this one problem though that I cannot solve. On the right side of the screen where my icons/shortcuts (launcher) are, ...
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Unity 14.04 problem: fine from live usb, no dash and no launcher after installed

Last night installed 14.04:i386 on my netbook, from a live usb. Using the live usb, Unity works fine. After installed the system, there was no launcher and no dash. After spending hours of trying ...
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Trusty: created desktop shortcuts not available to Dash

On a clean install of Trusty, desktop shortcut files created manually e.g. by Manage Launchers (which worked in Ubuntu Precise) are not found by the Dash even though they are in ...
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0answers
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Can't see Korean characters for app names in Unity Dash

Today, I successfully installed 14.04 on my laptop and desktop. For my installations, I made Korean my default language. The problem began when I logged in to the desktop. In the image, I was going ...
4
votes
1answer
117 views

How do I increase the number of “Recently Used Applications” in the dashboard?

How can I increase the number of Recently used applications that appear in the Dashboard? In Ubuntu 12.04 (or 14.04), default installation, when you press the SUPER KEY the Dashboard opens, and the ...
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2answers
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how to fix: no unity, no launcher no dash in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have two computers. One intel i3 core with nvidia graphics card and the other amd 4000+ with nvidia graphics. In both these computers I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. Now both these computers are ...
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1answer
142 views

How do I make the dash only show installed application without lens?

when I click the dash icon,I want the dash only show search bar and applications I have installed.Is this possible in any way? Thanks!