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How do you navigate and select via keyboard installed applications in Unity? Previously, I added a keyboard shortcut to open the "Applications" menu, and then I could quickly navigate to whatever application I need to open. I can find no similar functionality in Unity. I can't even find a listing of installed apps.

The only way I can find to launch an app is to click that "Ubuntu" logo box in the upper-right hand corner, and then type in the applications name to search for it, which is a little cumbersome.

  • @jrg, I'm not really asking about keyboard shortcuts. Yes, I could setup a keyboard shortcut to launch a specific app...but that's not practical to do for all apps.
    – Cerin
    Oct 14, 2011 at 21:03

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You can click on the applications button in the dash to get to your application:

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You can get there by hitting the Tab key after you've invoked the dash, or click on the little icon. Or you can get there directly by using the Super-A keyboard shortcut.

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