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I "upgraded" to Ubuntu 16.04 and am sorry I did. Problems abound, I will only list one here.

The Dash now cannot now find any applications. Nothing shows up in any category except for the "Dash plugins", and "Files and Folders".

I can still run applications using F2 or from the terminal or launchpad.

Any help would be appreciated. Windows is looking less bad now.

marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Videonauth, David Foerster, Mark Kirby, user364819 May 30 '16 at 14:26

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Problem solved. Somehow the Dash plugin for Applications got disabled during the upgrade. Re-enabling it cured the problem. I feel foolish that I didn't see this earlier, but I learned something. It sure is nice to have the search feature back.

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