i want to install multiple lenses that would let me search the web through my unity dash. can you tell me what lenses are still available today in 2022 ? and tell me how can I install them? no links please, answer in details.

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Use the command

apt list | grep unity-scope-

to show all unity lenses that are available in the software sources connected to your system.

apt search unity-scope-

will also provide a small description.

Alternatively, you may install the venerable software management tool synaptic to search and list packages. aptitude works quite similarly, but is console based, i.e., it runs in the terminal.

You may want to check which official software sources are enabled in "Software and Updates", "Ubuntu Software" tab.

  • omg, thank you so much for your answer! Commented Jan 24, 2022 at 17:22
  • lol. unity crashed after i tried to install them. and I had to reinstall it. after I did that I saw under ''source'' in the unity dash that the scopes were installed but they still didn't work Commented Jan 25, 2022 at 8:31
  • i guess scopes weren't made for unity 20.04. the only additional scope that I installed that worked is the calculator scope. Commented Jan 25, 2022 at 8:32
  • I would expect they work well with the version of Unity shipped in the Ubuntu repositories, otherwise there is a lack of quality control there!
    – vanadium
    Commented Jan 25, 2022 at 11:20

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