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Dash search gives no result

I restarted Ubuntu, and now the Dash is empty. How do I get it back?

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    ... and what version of ubuntu? what happens if you do a unity reset i.e. unity --reset
    – fossfreedom
    Feb 12 '12 at 23:18
  • its the same. anyway now the terminal is away.
    – micemouse
    Feb 12 '12 at 23:23
  • its the newest version 11.
    – micemouse
    Feb 12 '12 at 23:28
  • 11.10, released last October? Can you take a screenshot and add it to your question? Feb 13 '12 at 14:11
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If the applications stoped showing in Unity Dash than you should first kill this daemon:

pkill -f unity-applications-daemon

The next step go to your /home directory and press CTRL+H to reveal hidden files. Than search for .cache folder open it and delete software-center catalog.

Afterwards restart the applications daemon:

/usr/lib/unity-lens-applications/unity-applications-daemon

If you still don't have anything in the Dash than press ALT+F2 (to bring up run command dialog) type there:

unity --replace

and run that command. If that didn't do the trick try rebooting computer.

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