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What to do if an application does not show up in Dash, or cannot be launched from Dash after you installed it? It can happen that you installed an application, you are sure the application is represented by a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications, but it either does not show up or the icon in the launcher doesn't do what it is supposed to do. Log out ...


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Simple Solution Create two shortcuts, one for disabling the Super key, and one for restoring it at will. Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom , and click + button. Name the new shortcut "Disable Dash". The command is gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ show-launcher 'Disabled' To create ...


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No need to make any changes that need sudo How to prevent an application to show up in Dash Copy the corresponding .desktop file from /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share/applications: cp /usr/share/applications/steam.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the local copy with gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/steam.desktop Add the ...


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It appears the package dell-super-key is the culprit. I presume there is a hotkey combination to disable the super key on Windows and Dell wrote a shim to extend this functionality to the dev edition. I however, cannot find any key combination that I could've pressed to clear the lock. EDIT: Oddly enough this is intended behavior. mikey@mikey-XPS:~$ ...


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Yes, just use the Maximize button.


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press the super button on your keyboard (the windows button) and then in the search bar search for your new installs


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As you found out yourself while testing, the entry responsible for such behavior is: X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-screenshot From https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Internationalisation/Packaging: DESKTOP ENTRIES Translations of desktop entries (.desktop files) are also stripped out and included in language packs. Contrary to what ...


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Default directories for launchers The two default directories for .desktop files (launchers) are: /usr/share/applications for gloablly installed applications, and ~/.local/share/applications for locally installed applications (~ stands for your home directory, /home/yourname) , or local versions of the launchers. About LibreOffice LibreOffice ...


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Or use old famous hack with hosts file. In /etc/hosts add following lines 127.0.0.1 productsearch.ubuntu.com 127.0.0.1 productsearch.ubuntu.com.home Works in 15.04. If it doesn't help use wireshark to see what host(s) dash trying to access.


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At somepoint during my session in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the application search stopped responding, showing the same error. The solution that I've found is to open the terminal (CtrlAltT) and kill the home scope $ kill $(pgrep -f unity-scope-home/unity-scope-home) The scope has restarted and the application search has resumed its capabilities


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The way to do it with qdbus and org.ayatana.bamf interface. List of open applications by .desktop file: $ qdbus org.ayatana.bamf /org/ayatana/bamf/matcher \ > org.ayatana.bamf.matcher.RunningApplicationsDesktopFiles /usr/share/applications/compiz.desktop /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop ...


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To move the Steam Launcher out of /usr/share/applications, and place it into /opt, use the following command: sudo mv /usr/share/applications/steam.desktop /opt/ The launcher should still work if you navigate to /opt and doubleclick it. An update of Steam will probably put a new launcher into /usr/share/applications. For more info on what mv does, see ...


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Since Unity-Tweak-Tool is normaly not a CLI tool you should be able to find it in Dash after a logout/reboot, but if not simply run it from terminal: unity-tweak-tool


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Simply putting 'Tweak' in the Dash should be enough:



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