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In Gnome, we have applications grouped up based on their type (like - games, accessories, et al). But in Unity, we need to manually type in the Unity to get the App.

Is there any keyword/utility to display the applications in GUI?

Ubuntu Version : 14.04 Hardware : Dell Inspiron 3437

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  • Mostly Found at /usr/share/applications – Pandya Aug 31 '14 at 11:30
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  • Open Dash, click on the applications icon (at the bottom of Dash)

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  • The first row shows most recent, below are installed applications

  • Click on "See more results" to see all installed applications

  • Scroll up/down to see them all

To Filter the applications by category; in the right top: Filter Results

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  • Cool. The answer is awesome. Now I am able to list down the installed apps. – Gdek Aug 31 '14 at 8:28
  • Perfect, If you are not afraid of running a script, here is another option to get a categorized list: askubuntu.com/questions/490139/…. (But non-GUI :) ) – Jacob Vlijm Aug 31 '14 at 8:32
  • This doesn't work. I open dash, click "see more results" and chrome doesn't show up, even though Chrome is most certainly installed. – Scorb Dec 31 '16 at 18:12
  • @ScottF If so, it's an issue with Chrome, not with the answer :/ – Jacob Vlijm Dec 31 '16 at 18:20
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Easy way: press Super+A to open the Applications with also view group type at left.

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  • Filter will only show up if you used it the last time in Dash, else Dash will appear without :) – Jacob Vlijm Aug 31 '14 at 9:42

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