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It is not an exact answer to the question, just one more workarond, but quite satisfactory for me. I have added 'applications.scope' in front of home-lens-priority list (com > canonical > unity > lenses in dconf-editor), and the home lens started to search for applications first, very quickly. Though it also shows all the other things (files, folders, etc.) ...


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If you take a good look in Dash, you will find out that matlab.desktop does not appear as an application, but the file matlab.desktop appears in search, or recently used, since you obviously edited it. The error The reason is that Dash does not see it as a valid .desktop file for (at least) the following reason: You should not use relative paths in a ...


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First of all, move the .desktop file to /usr/share/applications/ (global launchers, needs root permission to move file) or to ~/.local/share/applications/ (only for the current user).* EDIT: When you run desktop-file-install, this is not necessary as it automatically copies the file to /usr/share/applications/ Then, after checking your .desktop file for ...


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Is this what you're looking for? http://maximebf.com/blog/2012/07/replace-ubuntu-dash-with-synapse/#.VMcMU4E76rU It tells you how to replace dash with synapse using compiz


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No, I'm pretty sure neither of those things are possible, sorry.


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you can uninstall all lenses/scopes except "applications" sudo apt-get --purge remove unity-lens-files unity-lens-friends unity-lens-music unity-lens-photos unity-lens-video unity-scope-audacious unity-scope-calculator unity-scope-chromiumbookmarks unity-scope-clementine unity-scope-colourlovers unity-scope-devhelp unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks ...


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Ahh, no one replies, so I ll answer my own questions, in case someone meet the same problem like me. Problem Reason: May because 1,sys upgrade 2,restore ur older sys, U can install menu-editor by "sudo apt-get install menulibre", and u can edit the duplicated menu icon Or U can just type "sudo nautilus -w /usr/share/applications", then u can see all the ...


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Open the Terminal and execute the following command: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher '"<Alt>space"' To read the current value, use read option: dconf read /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher If you want to set it to default value, use reset option as following: dconf reset ...


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For anyone interested I am posting the solution to the problem. I have run the following command in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications to find files containing the entry Matlab regardless of the case; I learned that trick from StackOverflow. grep -Ril "Matlab" /usr/share/applications/ The output was: ...


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Fixed it! Here is what I did: Check this folder using this command: ls ~/.local/share/applications If there are some google stuff in it remove it. If you want to remove it alltogether use: rm -rf ~/.local/share/applications HOWEVER this removes the directory along with its files so I just created the directory again just to be sure I won't make a ...


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The other methods here did not work for me. I found the easiest thing to do was to simply open the image in GIMP and edit it: Open up the terminal sudo nautilus Go to/usr/share/unity/icons Edit the image Update it Log out and back in.


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I faced the same problem today, under Ubuntu 14.10. Rebooted, and suddenly no more apps in the dash, and none of the proposed solutions (delete the cache, reinstall the lenses, delete the zeitgeist data) worked for me. Fortunately, I remembered the one system change I'd applied a few hours earlier: I had changed my locale from de_DE.UTF-8 to just de_DE via: ...


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This is a known bug, with some fixes. Happens to me from time to time. Bug: Unity not showing Applications Fix: Work your way through the suggestions listed here. Dash search gives no result


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This seems to be because the Home lens doesn't search the "info" group of scopes by default, which include the calculator scope. To enable follow the steps linked below and add 'info.scope' to the always-search list. How to change default "Categories" and "Sources" in Unity Dash?



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