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Questions tagged [lenses]

Lenses are elements of the Unity Dash that provide a UI to search both the web and application data. If you have a question related to a specific lens included by default, please use its tag instead.

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Is there anything like Unity's “lenses” in GNOME 3?

The lenses were the best things in Ubuntu's history in my opinion. Is there any possibility to get this with a new distro?
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How to count words that don't have vowels? [closed]

How to read a file and count the number of words that do not have any vowels? clear declare -a echo " Enter The String:" read str len=`expr $str|wc -c ` echo $len vowel=0 for(( i=0;i<$len;i++)) ...
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Gnome Shell “Files & Folders” lens only finds files and folders in my home directory

I installed Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome Shell some days ago. My dash finds all my applications (so it works just fine), but it only finds files and folders located directly in my home folder. It doesn't ...
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DuckDuckGo lens for Unity 16.04

Does anyone know of a DuckDuckGo lens for Ubuntu unity 16.04? A google lens would also be okay. I've had a look here and there is no installation package.
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Why can't I see photos in the photo lens on the dash?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and Linux as a whole. I've been transferring files, mostly pictures, from my old computer, which is Windows, to my new one, which is Ubuntu, via Dropbox. This has worked, but ...
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How to permanently enable/disable lens

I've installed this old PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:recoll-backports/recoll-1.15-on sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install recoll unity-scope-recoll to get recoll search results integrated ...
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How to disable Music Lens

I'm trying to use Super+M for the magnifier. However, when I hit the keyboard sequence it activates Music Lens instead. I don't have a need for for the Music Lens, and would like to disable it so ...
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Video, Music and Photo lenses show no results

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 after a botched upgrade from 14.04. When I first logged in my music, videos and photos were in the old installation's home directory of different user name. ...
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Package responsible for Unity Dash search results (home lens, category “References”)

I want to file a bug against a Unity Dash scope, but I don't know exactly which one it is and which package it belongs to. The results I want to complain about appear in the home lens, in the ...
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How do I get the dash to open on the application scope rather than the home scope

I want to be able to do this by clicking on the dash icon in the launcher rather than using some kind of key combination.
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Rebind Super+C shortcut

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 Can I rebind the Super+C (search photos) shortcut somehow? I uninstalled the photo lens, but the Launcher keeps opening with "Search photos". The way described here: Disable ...
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How to remove “Dash Plugins” from Applications lens?

See the picture above. In the Applications lens of the Dash, you have the "Installed" field, and the "Dash plugins" field. I never use this field at all, but by default it appears expanded, not the "...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No Lenses

I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 and Unity Application Lenses do not work. I have tried: sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity-scope-home sudo unity --reset(no more supported). sudo unity --...
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Is there a way to search document contents using a Unity Lens in 14.04 Trusty?

In trusty 14.04, the out-of-the-box install gives you a Unity file and folder search which provides relevance-based search for recently used files (through Zeitgeist) augmented with entire filesystem ...
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How to show recently used apps in the home lens in dash search instead of installed applications?

As I rarely use Libre Office Calc but use the calculator all the time, I would like to see calculator show up first when I start typing calc only. This is the default behavior in the applications ...
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How to permanently turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my machine, ...
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Unity dash: Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search

I face with problem Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search When searching in applications. However searching within files or musics etc is ok. Just applications are not found. it even ...
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Dash is empty, applications do not appear

I use Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. In Dash, applications are not present. Folders&files and plugins are there though. I tried : unity --reset sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-applications unity-lens-...
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In which package is the more_suggestions.scope located and what does it do?

I can see that there are several scopes in Ubuntu 14.04 like searchin.scope web.scope books.scope news.scope more_suggestions.scope recipes.scope etc. What functions do these scopes perform? ...
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make unity file lens find all files

I am one of the few, that likes the idea of unity lenses and scopes :) Unfortunately, the file lens is not finding all files from my personal folder, just some recent (I assume they are coming from ...
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Auto clear search term from lens

There must be a setting or a shell script that would clear the terms from the lens every time it's closed. The behaviour would be: open lens and type a term. reopen the lens with super key. see ...
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Unity lens - what is 'locked-scopes'

Pulling up the .dconf editor GUI, under unity/lenses, there is the 'locked-scopes' field. What does it do?
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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No applications found in the Dash Home

Running 12.04: When I go to the Dash Home, it shows no applications, anywhere, including the Applications lens. I would include a screenshot, but I apparently need at least 10 reputation in order to ...
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Installed everpad, but lenses doesn't work

I installed everpad through the nvbn-rm ppa (https://launchpad.net/~nvbn-rm/+archive/ubuntu/ppa) apparently everything works well except the unity integration with the everpad-lenses, it doesn't show ...
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Dash lens does not search general stuff

I don't know why, but my dash lens does not search general stuff like Editor, Libre Office , etc I also don't know how to open these stuff without dash lens!
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How do you add The Pirate Bay scope?

So, I've installed unity-scope-piratebay, but it doesn't work in 14.04. unity-lens-torrents is not published for trusty and even after installing from a .deb file it doesn't work. There is no lens and ...
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Unity Lens Google Chrome Icon Will Not Go Away

I was watching a youtube video, and quit chrome. For some reason, chrome saved itself as the youtube video name as in instead of Google Chrome, it is saved on the unity lens as "Three Main reasons War ...
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Photo lens only searches one subfolder

On my computer (running Ubuntu 14.04) Unity's photo lens only searches one subfolder of my Pictures folder. The strange thing is that there is nothing special about that folder. My photos are ...
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Set Ubuntu 12.04 Dash's default lens to its application lens and some other tweaks!

Here are the questions about persistent dash customization for my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Assign the Application Lens as the default lens selected when the dash is called with Super or other assigned key ...
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Does lens exist in Ubuntu14.04?

When I import 'Lens' from 'gi.repository' in Python, it shows that the Lens doesn't exist, as well as 'Scope'. But 'SimpleScope' exist. Is there any structural changing between Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Tomboy notes aren't searchable from Dash

I installed Tomboy and created an example note. Trying to search both the title (first line) and the content didn't give any results. I was expecting the notes to show up after searching for them, ...
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Adding lenses and scopes to Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok, so I've recently gone through this post, and want to add some of the scopes mentioned there. I wanted to add the scope for Wikipedia, so I used the following code : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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14.04 Cannot remove lenses

I want to remove photo, video and music lenses from the dash, in 12.04 was enough to purge the unity-lens-whatever but in 14.04 this trick doesn't do the job, neither remove the scopes. Ideas? Found ...
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Cannot access installed applications from HUD

I was trying to get rid of dash plugins within the search, so I created & copied a list of my scopes and used: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "[$(find /usr/share/unity/...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Unity Lenses don't appear in the dash

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed custom unity lenses, the pirate bay torrent lens for example, but they aren't appearing in the dash. I have logged out and back in, and I have rebooted the ...
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Can't create Unity lens with Ubuntu 14.04

I want create a Unity lens, I follow this exemple : http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/04/how-to-create-a-wikipedia-unity-lens-for-ubuntu/ I use : quickly create unity-lens wikipedia When I try : ...
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Help for a Linux newbie [duplicate]

What are "lenses?" I keep seeing the term in comments by people who have been around Linux forever, but it does not appear in any of the legends on the Ubuntu desktop. And now you people are driving ...
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Unity Dash Does not Shows any Applications. Searching Applications for ever

I installed the day before a set of packages for GCC-4.8.2 compiled on my machine Ubuntu 12.04. After the installation of the 52 packages I got some broken dependencies with i386 libraries (Multi-Arch)...
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Unity application lens removed, no local apps now

I was removing all of the Unity web result lenses, and somehow I've now got no local app results. This is what I did to remove them: sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-...
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App, Home lenses not working

I've read every possible forum on this topic, however none of them seem to work. I have ubuntu 13.10 and i installed gnome 3.10 on it despite the warnings, it was badly incomplete and so i first ...
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Some smart scopes not working

In addition to one of my questions here on this site, I discovered that a lot of my enabled smart scopes do not work in Ubuntu 13.10. For example Zotero, almost all music lenses except banshee etc... ...
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How to change the “search statements” in Unity lenses?

When you open unity lenses you will see a Search ... in the search field. For example application lens you will find Search Applications in the search field in the lens. Note the image... How could ...
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Suppressing suggest application in lens [duplicate]

When I use the lens to run the calculator (which if often), I can't type just 'calc[enter]' (which is what my muscle memory does), I have to type 'calcu[enter]' otherwise LibreOffice Calc starts. How ...
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Where should I put my photos so that they are visible in Unity's photo lens?

I have many pictures but for instance put in ~/Dropbox/Photos and they are not detected by unity's photo lens. I have even tried putting some of them in ~/Pictures but still no Pictures in the lens. ...
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Keep Smart Scopes settings set

I recently upgraded to 13.10 Saucy Salamander and as most of us know, it is the first Ubuntu version to truly use Smart Scopes. While this is useful and I do like parts of it, I don't want all of the ...
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Getting an error while installing calculator lens

This is the error I get every time I try installing calculator lens yash@yash-desktop:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa [sudo] password for yash: Sorry, try again. [sudo] password ...
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How to get the list of Dash search plugins (scopes) in command line?

I am going to disable all or some of Dash search plugins (scopes). I can do it in Dash GUI one by one (see https://askubuntu.com/a/355523/103599) but it seems to me unpractical as there are 56 ...
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How to restore online searches in unity after running commands in fixubuntu

I run commands in fixubuntu.com to get rid of online searches but now I would like them back but can't find a way to reactivate them. I tried reinstalling unity-scope-home and unity-lense-applications ...
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Lost settings menu and unity lenses after uninstalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 in Ubuntu 13.10- I later decided to remove it. Now Everything has gone. When I right click the desktop I can't access the settings and all the unity lenses are missing apart from ...