In Unity 2d you can hide the Shortcuts section of the Dash Home

However in Unity I cannot hide this.. I do see a 'minimize' icon in the top corner after I open Dash Home


Clicking on Shortcuts does nothing.

I do notice clicking on the minimize icon repeatedly does make it appear darker (the white is whiter :P) however the button does not serve a function.

minimize first view

Click once

minimize first click

Click twice

minimize second click

Click three times

minimize third click

Keep going and it gets a bit whiter

Is this button supposed to control this action? or is this a separate bug?

Update: I realize the minimize button does not control this action, with that said. Is there a way to hide the 'shortcuts' section of the Dash Home and just display the 'search' (+results once a search term is entered)?

  • I have since created this question
    – rlemon
    Jan 10, 2012 at 19:38

2 Answers 2


I would support your "bug" theory.

However, according to Ayantana Design, the minimise/maximise buttons now work as expected:

Desired solution:
- When the Dash in windowed:
--- 'Close' window decoration closes the Dash
--- 'Minimise' window decoration is inactive (does nothing)
--- 'Maximise' window decoration makes the Dash full screen

- When the Dash in full screen:
--- 'Close' window decoration closes the Dash
--- 'Minimise' window decoration is inactive (does nothing)
--- 'Restore' window decoration returns the Dash to windowed state

As to the "increasing brightness" issue - if you take the above as the expected result - your observation could be classified as a bug - albeit relatively cosmetic.

  • ok, so if that is by design. is there a way to hide the 'shortcuts' like in Unity 2d?
    – rlemon
    Jan 10, 2012 at 19:14
  • someone has filed just this request on the one-hundred papercuts project. Perhaps you could add your support to that report? bugs.launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/+bug/912467
    – fossfreedom
    Jan 10, 2012 at 19:21

The brightness change is indeed a bug:


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