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Ask Ubuntu A lens to search and interact with Ask Ubuntu. Instructions: How do I install the Ask Ubuntu Unity Lens, and how do I use it?


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Dash-based Calculator The scope works using GCalctool – the default calculator installed in Ubuntu. With such a robust backend the scope is capable of handling most basic mathematic operators and requests such as ‘+’, ‘-’, ‘%’, ‘sin’, ‘pi’, etc. Currently still in testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && ...


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One is a Ubuntu GeoIP Provider and the others are scopes. To list what services are connecting to IP addresses try sudo lsof -n -P -i +c 15 Ubuntu GeoIp Provider I don't know what the geoip provider connection is for, what it does, or why we've been told we need it. I can find little information about it, and any attempted explanations about what it is ...


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Google Books A lens to search books and authors on Google Books. Instructions How do I install the Unity Books Lens, and how do I use it?


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Pirate Bay Scope & Torrent Lens The technology itself is perfectly legal, but it has been debated if its implementation in connection with copyrighted material or otherwise illegal material makes the issuer of the bittorrent file, as opposed to the copyrighted material itself, liable as an accomplice or infringer. Allows you to search torrents without ...


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Ubuntu Cities Scope Gets you a Map, the time, temperature and wind-speed in almost any city in the world for you in the dash. Temperature is in Celsius and Fahrenheit and wind-speed is in kilometers/hour and miles/hour. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-utilities ...


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Recoll Lens Recoll is a full text search desktop tool which indexes the contents of many file formats including OpenOffice, MS Office, PostScript, MP3 and other audio files, JPEG and more. Besides regular searches, Recoll also lets you perform some advanced operations like searching for the author, file size, file format as well as operators like ...


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Wikipedia Lens The Wikipedia Lens is pretty self-explanatory: it allows you to search Wikipedia for various articles. Instructions This lens is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10, and can be installed using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...


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YouTube Scope & Lens Allows you to search and filter YouTube videos from the Dash. Now opens video in VLC (if installed as well). You can configure sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/lenses sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yavol scope-youtube Once both elements have been installed you will need to log out and back in before ...


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You use a lens to look at the data returned by a scope. For instance, you have one single music lens, which uses different scopes to display its results: local music, music in the Ubuntu One Music Store, music from the Amazon MP3 Store, etc. The main idea is that there can be lots of different, but very similar, data providers. The scope is used to make ...


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Unity Music Lens for 11.04 "Unity Music Lens uses Zeitgeist to search for music played on your computer and displays it in a Unity Lens." Starting in Ubuntu 11.10, the Music Lens also lets you search the Ubuntu One Music Store. Instructions For Ubuntu 11.04, run the following in a terminal (source): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:markjtully/ppa ...


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Web Sources Lens This lens lets you perform a web search from your desktop without having to open a separate browser first. You type in your search terms and select which "source" you want to use to search with. Instructions Add ppa:cscarney/unity-web-place to your Software Sources, then run in a terminal: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...


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Google Docs Lens The Google Docs Unity Lens can be used to search in all your Google Docs files, open them in a browser and sort your documents by various criteria such as file type or ownership. Instructions It can be installed from the Web Upd8 main PPA. Installation: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...


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Unity Calendar Lens Allows you to easily search and access your calendar. Unity Calendar lens categorizes its events in Recent and Upcoming, events filterable by Personal and Birthdays & Anniversaries. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:markjtully/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-calendar-lens If you want to use Unity Calendar lens ...


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Unity Graphic Design lens Unity Graphic Design lens is a specialized tool, aimed towards designers, acting as a global place that can easily offer various resources needed for design, all in the comfort of the Dash. The lens comes with four scopes: Designs gather data from Dribbble, website also known as Twitter for designers (here you can abundantly find ...


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Unity DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo is a search engine that provides a clean interface together with a no-tracking privacy policy. It uses information from crowd-sourced sites (such as Wikipedia) to augment traditional results and improve relevance. The search engine policy emphasizes privacy and does not record user information. With users free from being ...


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Unity Web History lens: Firefox and Chrome History in Unity Dash Source: iloveubuntu.com Browsing the web is a daily activity, where thousands and thousands of webpages are visited, helping us to obtain informations related to subjects of interest, downloading packages, etc. Unity Web History lens gathers, categorizes and displays one's visited webpages ...


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Tomboy Lens The Tomboy Lens provides a number of basic features. The Lens itself presents a note-only overview of your saved notes for easy launching, along with a ‘New Note’ entry for the creation of new notes. The search bar within the Lens lets you search through the contents of all of your notes so you can whittle down and find whatever it is you’re ...


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Reddit Lens As described by a post on WebUpd8: A Reddit user has created a cool Unity Lens for Reddit (a website where you can find what's new and popular on the web with a very active Linux section). By default it displays /r/linux, /r/ubuntu, /r/iama and of course, the main stories. The search field for the Unity Reddit Lens is basically a filter ...


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Gwibber Lens for Unity Gwibber Lens for Unity lets you to search, view and access posts, replies, messages and even images posted on your favorite social networking applications. Instructions Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 LTS Click to install: unity-lens-gwibber Ubuntu 11.04 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwibber-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo ...


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Adult Lens & Porn Scope It should go without saying that in-order to use the lens you must be of legal age within your country or province. The following ‘Adult Lens and Scope’ set which lets you search, filter and watch adult videos directly from the Ubuntu desktop. The lens is accessible by clicking on the ‘X’ icon in the bottom row of icons in the ...


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Cooking Lens Searching for offline and online recipe's from unity has never been easier. Current support for: Recipefy.com (International social network for recipes, about 6,000 recipes) Recipepuppy.com (Specialized search engine) local Gourmet Recipe Manager recipes PLEASE NOTE: I have to remove the support for following sites, due to "copyright ...


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Unity Dictionary Lens The Ubuntu Dictionary is an Unity Launcher plugin that allows you to find the meanings and definitions of words directly from the Unity Dash, using the GNOME Dictionary tool. To install the Unity Dictionary Lens plugin in your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system, open a terminal window (hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination) and paste the ...


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Spotify scope Spotify scope adds extra resources to Ubuntu's default Unity Music lens, displaying Spotify songs when a particular item is searched. Spotify scope depends on spotify-client-qt, tool that must be installed before the scope. A definitely interesting innovation about the above mentioned scope is the marking of its items, meaning one can easily ...


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SSHSearch-Lens This lens parses the ~/.ssh/config and ~/.ssh/known_hosts file to simple start the gnome-terminal and open a ssh connection with the fitting host-name and/or user. If you would like to search in the known_hosts file you should disable hostname hashing in /etc/ssh/ssh_config (HashKnownHosts no). Otherwise this lens only uses ~/.ssh/config to ...


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Unity News Lens With Unity News Lens you can do Google News searches from Dash. It shows news in the language that is currently default in your system, but you can read news in other languages too. Instructions sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-lens-news Log out or reboot to have it ...


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Unity Bliss Lens This lens puts applications into category folders in the dash, similar to the old GNOME 2 Applications menu categories. According to Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (the lens' creator) from this OMG! Ubuntu article: “This is a very simple implementation of an apps lens for Unity. It can be used as a replacement for the default apps lens if ...


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Grooveshark Lens The Grooveshark Scope can be installed in Ubuntu 11.10 by adding the following PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa Then install the scope: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-scope-grooveshark (Source: OMG! Ubuntu)


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Unity Binary Clock This unconventional lens displays the time in binary format. Just add up the orange dots and you get your current time. Add the following official PPA (Oneiric, Precise) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:markjtully/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-binaryclock-lens Read more about it at iloveubuntu.net


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For development in python: Update for 12.04: Unity lens development with singlet has been integrated into quickly: quickly create unity-lens <lens-name> For 11.10: You might want to look at a very nice wrapper class developed by Michael Hall called singlet: https://launchpad.net/singlet A simple hello world lens would look like this: #! ...



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