When pressing the SUPER key, the Dash takes a while to appear. I know it is being recognized since I can leave it pressed and the shortcut numbers for the icons in the launcher appear but when I press it the Dash takes a lot to appear (between 10 seconds to a full minute). This sometimes gets worse if I have Firefox opened but in this case everything is closed. I even restarted the PC just to make sure.

Is there an option to see how long the dash should take to appear or something similar.

  • Do you still have the same problem when you use <Alt> F2 ? Feb 17, 2012 at 6:43

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I'd guess that your computer is slow. You could disable the dynamic blur that the dash uses and see if it no opens faster. You can do this in ccsm under Unity. There you can switch between the currently used blur, static blur and none. I'd recommend using none.

  • Hi, I have already done that and there has been no real improvement. I guess the opacity of the Dash is also a problem
    – lefterav
    Mar 31, 2013 at 21:47

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