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The problem is that you cannot "run" a .desktop file from Dash with arguments, so the setup exactly like you have in mind is impossible I am afraid. However, assuming your script does take arguments, there are a few elegant alternative options, maybe even better: Save your script in ~/bin remove the extension make it executable run it by pressing ...


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Simply create a .desktop file and save it in ~/.local/share/applications. In its most basic form: [Desktop Entry] Name=name_of_your_script_like_you_see_it_in_Dash Exec=sh /path/to/script.sh Icon=/path/to/some/icon Type=Application Copy it into an empty file, save it as script.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications. After log out /in, it will appear in ...


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Yes, there is: Open System Settings > "Security & Privacy" > "Files & Applications" (tab). Add the directory (or the complete drive) to the list to exclude from search. In most cases, you will need to clear the history (completely) and possibly log out / in to take effect. From then on the files will not appear in search, nor in recently used ...


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You need to change the permissions of the new icon. Run below command in Terminal sudo chmod 644 /usr/share/unity/icons/launcer_bfb.png Or copy again your icon via this sudo cp /path/to/newIcon.png /usr/share/unity/icons/launcer_bfb.png This command also sets parent directory permission to new copied file.


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You can disable Internet searches in the dash by clicking "Filter results" in the top-right corner of the dash and deselecting all the sources you don't want.


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Couple of points: The "Start Menu" is only called that when it is windows. On ubuntu, we call it the "Dash". By Word I guess you mean Libre Office writer. Very different things - although they do do the same thing. To know if you accidentally changed something, I would need to know what you did. Was there something you did / installed before it changed? ...


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See my filed bug and fix here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1385143/comments/2



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