Lenses are elements of the Unity Dash that provide a UI to search both the web and application data. If you have a question related to a specific lens included by default, please use its tag instead.

Lenses were previously known as "Places". They can be used as quick searchable plugins to the Unity Dash. You can make Lenses for your favorite web sites and applications:

Screenshot of a lens on Ubuntu 11.04

A partial list of available lenses can be found here: What lenses for Unity are available?

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