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Ubuntu 16.04 Search cannot find applications [duplicate]

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 ...
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Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

When I login, nothing happens. I am presented with my desktop wallpaper. No Dash, no Launcher, nothing.
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How do I reset my Unity configuration?

I've been messing around with Unity and broke something, how do I "start over"?
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How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?
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Dash (from Unity) does not showing Applications

I have a weird issue with Unity, it just stopped showing applications in the unity dash search menu. I can't launch application unless I run them from the terminal. I have tried to force unity re-...
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Some programs don't appear in the Applications menu

Some applications don't appear in Applications menu MATE Desktop Environment. For instance, I would expect Chromium to show up under Internet... but it doesn't. I've checked all categories and tried ...
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All Applications Disappear in the Dash

After installing the latest update, all my applications disappear in the dash? It always show me : Sorry, there is noting that matches yours search. Why? How to fix it? Thank you for your help.
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Recreate the *.desktop files at /usr/share/applications/

Is it possible to regenerate those files somehow for every app that should be in Dash (Ubuntu 16.04)? I got them all deleted with rm command. Don't ask, my stupidity (I was following suggestions here: ...
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Unity Dash “Search your computer” only shows Files & Folders

It claims to have "Applications" selected on the right side, but doesn't find anything other than Files & Folders. I have no way of launching programs except via terminal. And no way of finding ...
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Newly installed application is not found until log-out

I'm running a Ubuntu 16.04 machine and I noticed that whenever I install a new package (from command-line, I didn't try the Software center) I cannot find it, if I look for it by hitting Super. The ...