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There is a nice list of approaches that work for some people on 12.04 at least here. I had this problem and I think unity --reset worked in my case but the other post has a nice list of troubleshooting options. Applications not showing in Unity Dash


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After you manage to open a command line as per Musher instruction, you can try the following commands to fix your broken upgrade to 14.04 In a command line run: lsb_release -a That will let you know what version you have installed. If in doubt, you can always fix an incomplete upgrade with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade If while that ...


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Assuming you're on 13.10 you can press ctrlaltF1 and run it from command line. sudo apt-get install update-manager-core (this may already be there) sudo do-release-upgrade


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Uh, those are not Amazon results but Ubuntu Software Centre results. They are not live online results - but use data obtained by updating the apt database (which you would need to do for installing software anyway). No third party is involved. To disable it, see How to remove the Ubuntu Software Center Suggestions from the Dash.


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If you want ScangearMP to appear in the Dash, you can create a .desktop file for it. Copy the following into a text editor: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=ScanGear MP Comment=Cannon's scanner software Exec=scangearmp Icon=scanner Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Utility;Application;Graphics;Scanning; Save the file with filename ...


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Try reinstalling unity with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install unity


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I don't have an answer, but for what it's worth, you're not alone. I'm running an older Nvidia 9600 GT and I noticed the same thing.


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Drawers There is a software called drawers, which sits in dash. According to the developer, drawers is A utility for organizing related items for easy launching from the Unity launcher by "mini-dashes" or quicklists. You can also create persistent Desktop Widgets that display a directory or links to related items and applications. You can find it in ...


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Indicator-Synapse is spotlight-like search bar. You can install by following command in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse After installation logout and login back to see indicator in panel: You can use Alt+F10 and use arrow keys to move to indicator-synapse. If you want ...


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Press CTRL + ALT + F2 and login to a text session by typing your username and password. After you sign in type the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install wget python dconf-tools wget ...



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