I'm running 14.04 and since a couple of days my dash home won't stop searching. Even when the searchbar is empty. It shows a couple of apps and folders, but when I type in a search command nothing happens. I can't seem to find anyone else experiencing this problem. But maybe someone can help.

If you need more info, feel free to ask, see image below for the problem.

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I had this same problem. To fix it, I had to terminate the unity-scope-home and unity-scope-loader processes.


First, get the process identification numbers for unity-scope-home and unity-scope-loader.

pidof unity-scope-home 
pidof unity-scope-loader

Then, terminate the processes.

kill [PID for unity-scope-home]
kill [PID for unity-scope-loader]

And thats it. Searching should work now. Let me know if this works for you and good luck!

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    Or just killall unity-scope-home unity-scope-loader. – David Foerster Oct 13 '14 at 18:32

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