My Ubuntu 12.04 dash has become a clutter on lenses. At first I installed every lens I found on the internet. Most of them now I seldom use. So, is there any quick way to add/hide/remove lenses?


No, there isn't any such Lens manager yet in Ubuntu (24 September, 2012). But some apps are really in their way to appear soon. Such as this lens toogler app. Though this app is in PPA, you can use it.

We hope some more this kind of apps will appear in future and obviously in the standard repository.

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  • "But some apps are really in their way to appear soon." Such as? – Uri Herrera Sep 24 '12 at 19:30
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    this one? – Anwar Sep 24 '12 at 19:35
  • Would have been better if you added it to your answer :) – Uri Herrera Sep 24 '12 at 19:40

Lens Toggler has appeared, it can be installed using

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aking1012-com/lenstoggle
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-lenstoggler`

This is the thing I was asking for:

Lens Toggle Interface

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  • It'd be great if the tool could also sort them. Even better if it could allow you to modify the Ctrl+tab shortcut (for switching lenses) and add shortcut to open a particular lens. – ivotron May 15 '13 at 21:07
  • apparently it does not work in raring, as no repo is available for that. In software repository for aking1012 change distribution to precise – Vivek Sharma Sep 15 '13 at 7:12

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