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It actually resolved itself when I restarted the laptop the next day. There had been an update that did not require a restart, may be that was the cause.


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Install unity-tweak-tool and select a different icon theme. Choosing the "Default" theme should resolve the issue. There are some themes that don't have any configured icons. $ sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool Actually upon further investigation I'm noticing that the "Default" icon configuration may be missing some icons in some of the default ...


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Ubuntu 12.04LTS Unity 5, the Unity version used in Ubuntu 12.04LTS Precise Pangolin, doesn't have support for theming Unity Dash and Launcher. However, you can still alter it's appearance by replacing Unity's image assets. This is an unsupported and unofficial method and is more of a hackish/modding way. But as of now, it's the only way to theme Ubuntu ...


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Just open the terminal and exec this (without sudo): gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "['more_suggestions-amazon.scope', 'more_suggestions-u1ms.scope', 'more_suggestions-populartracks.scope', 'music-musicstore.scope', 'more_suggestions-ebay.scope', 'more_suggestions-ubuntushop.scope', 'more_suggestions-skimlinks.scope']"


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The best cleaner I know for Ubuntu is Bleachbit install and execute with the following commands in a terminal: sudo apt-get install bleachbit sudo bleachbit


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Here's the update file for "Trusty Tahr" [Desktop Entry] Name=Log Out Exec=dbus-send --session --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.gnome.SessionManager /org/gnome/SessionManager "org.gnome.SessionManager.Logout" uint32:1 Icon=system-shutdown Terminal=false Type=Application OnlyShowIn=Unity; Categories=System; Version=2.0 X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gdm ...


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The problem in your command is that there is no launcher_bfb.png file in your ~home directory. Also I wouldn't follow a guide to tweak a newer release of ubuntu to tweak an old one.


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Try updating VirtualBox and re-installing the guest additions drivers.


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To remove an icon from the Launcher, just right click on an icon and choose "Unlock from Launcher". There are two ways to add an icon to the Launcher: Open the program, right click on its icon, and choose "Lock to Launcher" Open the Dash, search for the program, and drag its icon to the Launcher.


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If the offending tool is lame enough to call /bin/sh directly, instead of respecting your system setup by using /usr/bin/env sh, your options are very limited. I originally thought you'd be able to basically do what virtual environments do for Python, but after attempting to write a script that did so I couldn't get around the direct call to /bin/sh via any ...


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Just go to the Ubuntu Software Center and download the classic menu indicator it will appear on your side bar. Click on it and it will appear on the top bar.


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This is quite a hacky answer. I would suggest you assign this script to another key, such as a function key. I went for F3 because it doesn't do much in any applications I use. You need to install xdotool: sudo apt-get install xdotool First run the commands touch .dashopen gedit .dashopen and write into it closed And the commands touch ...


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Since Unity 8 (and unity-scope-tool by extension) are designed so they can run under both Mir and X11, there is some ambiguity in the dependencies. The error you got indicates that it is trying to use the Mir backend. You should be able to fix the problem by installing the unity8-fake-env package, which provides some of the needed APIs to run the tool ...


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As it is only constrained to your user account, it must have something to do with your user. Maybe one of the .desktop files in your home folder is tripping the launcher up? Can you try moving the files in these folders all somewhere else: /home/<youruser>/.gnome/apps/ /home/<youruser>/.local/usr/share/applications/ e.g. $ mkdir ...


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Did you delete your Zeitgeist database and reboot? I.e.: rm -rf ~/.local/share/zeitgeist It seems the most logical thing to do. At the next login, allow up to a couple of minutes for the applications to show up again. Please note that this is not the same as reinstalling Zeitgeist, which in this case is useless, IMHO.


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You likely disabled the Ubuntu Unity Plugin so just open ccsm again & re-enable it. (/usr/share/applications & d. click on CompizConfig Settings Manager > open Ubuntu Unity Plugin settings to re-enable. If you had enabled Window Decoration plugin then unity would have been disabled. Running those reset commands will not re-enable unity plugin.


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You can disable the online searches very simply by setting this in the 'Security and Privacy' settings:


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Sounds like your Compiz and/or Unity settings are screwed up. Try the following. First of all, since you can't fire up a terminal when in X, switch to non-graphical mode: Hit Ctrl+Alt+F1. This will get you to the non-graphical mode. Login there with your username and password. Now from here, we'll try to reset your faulty configuration. Option 1: Reset ...


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If its only about applications, but other files can be well researched in Dash, you might try this, and re-login after: rm ~/.cache/software-center -R


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I am a Ubuntu noob and experienced the same issue (Not being able to search for terminal or other applications via the dash). However, this worked for me: Press CtrlAltT to bring up the terminal Enter command: unity --reset-icons into the terminal and press enter. Your screen will flash for a second, but it will come back and work. I hope that helps! ...


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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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