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Questions tagged [unity-dash]

The Dash grants quick access to applications, files and folders, and shortcuts. For the command-line shell, use the [dash-shell] tag instead.

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how to make show applications button open the activities menu?

im not a big fan of the "Show Applications" menu on ubuntu. is there any way i can make the show applications button open the activities menu? i know this is a stupid question and i could ...
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Can I disable the shell theme for my dock?

I customized my dock (dash to dock) a little bit with the dconf application and I really liked it, but when I activated my shell theme (dracula) it kind of ruined the neat look and I can't fix it in ...
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dash to dock is not showing what it's supposed to

I'm new to Ubuntu. I tried to install some themes and followed some tutorials. after installing dash to dock and applying some themes, when i change the position of dock from left to bottom the dock's ...
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what are the lenses still available for ubuntu 20.04 unity desktop environment?

i want to install multiple lenses that would let me search the web through my unity dash. can you tell me what lenses are still available today in 2022 ? and tell me how can I install them? no links ...
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How can I install the youtube lens for Unity 20.04?

I am seeking to search YouTube via my unity dash, but I can't seem to find a way to install it. I have tried sudo apt-get install lens-video scope-youtube but it's not working. I am getting an error ...
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how can i search the internet from the unity dash on ubuntu 20.04?

i'm on ubuntu 20.04 under the unity desktop environment and here is what my dash looks like : as you can see , under sources, there is ''files and folders'' , 'facebook', 'picasa' , etc... how can I ...
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How can i add dash plugins on ubuntu 20.04 unity?

I want to be able to search the internet on ubuntu 20.04 unity directly from the unity dash. how can I do this? whenever I try to install scopes it basically tells me that the scope is not available ...
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Gnome shell extensions not working in Ubuntu 21.04 different error check everywhere

Note: Please read this carefully, i had googled a lot cant find any solution. I tried other answers too but they didn't worked for me Thanks to everyone in advance... Some detailed information about ...
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pulseview assign issue

my box is 20.04.3 LTS (Focal Fossa) I cannot assign the *.sr extension to pulseview. I did as follows: Installed with 'apt install' from official package. I can start from dash clicking its icon. But ...
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Top Bar to the bottom

Title says everything. I am used to throwing my mouse to the top right corner and then closing stuff. In Ubuntu, I always have to aim. I see no benefit in having the bar at the top, the bottom is just ...
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Dash app-folders

recently, I reinstalled 4 of my PC under Focal Ubuntu 20.04.3 properly (from 0, nothing). 2 are completly OK, but 2 have a strange behaviour with the dash when I want to manage apps in folders. The ...
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Accidently renamed the ld-linux-aarch64.so.1

On my Ubuntu command line system, I accidentally renamed the /lib/ld-linux-aarch64.so.1 file. This led to behavior that I cannot use any bash/dash/sh commands and cannot use mv any more to revert the ...
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Changing ./bin/sh from linking to dash to linking to bash

For years I used Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstations, which link /bin/sh to bash. Ubuntu links /bin/sh to dash. Most of my scripts begin with "#! /bin/bash". A few don't; those are bugs. I ...
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No search results

I've troubles since updating to version 20.04 LTS with no search results and freezing desktop after about 1 hour. (I guess this could be a symptome related to no search results. Just a hint if ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ::: Unity ::: Dash Issues ::: Missing Programmes

I've just updated to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Unity is my desktop of choice. In short, lots of programmes seem to be missing, including Thunderbird, Telegram, Terminal [odd] and the Software Centre, which is ...
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Unity Dash not showing Applications after upgrade from 19.04 to 20.04

I'm a longtime Ubuntu (and Unity) user (12+ years). I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 19.04 to 20.04, which I had to do because 19.04 was retired and everything was working perfectly, but when I logged ...
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How to make Dash recognise an AppImage as a runnable program? [duplicate]

I downloaded an AppImage and set it's permissions to execute. When I start typing it's name in Dash and click on it, the containing folder is opened rather than the AppImage is run. How can I make it ...
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Too many "dots" in dash after 18.04 --> 20.04.1 upgrade? [closed]

I noticed, that after leaving applications group in dash, dots representing pages in dash are multiplied. Normally there are only 3 dots. Anybody else having this behavior? Found the fix?
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Icons not working in .desktop file

I wanted the program Arduino to be accessible from the dash, so I put this in ~/.local/share/applications/arduino.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Arduino IDE GenericName=Arduino IDE ...
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How to have programs automatically added to dash and updated?

Some of the programs I use, like terminal programs, haven't been updated in years, so I am comfortable installing them with sudo apt install. However, a great many programs, like Arduino, Stellarium, ...
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How to highlight dock mouseover faster? GNOME

While hovering my mouse over apps in the dock (favorites or current active apps) the highlighting is very slow compared to Windows 10. Even hovering over Firefox tabs is kinda slow. I use GNOME. Is ...
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Dash not working on Focal Fossa

I installed Ubuntu Focal Fossa in a dualboot situation. Windows is working just fine, grub 2 also working. Every time i boot in Ubuntu, i takes a while for the "Show app" option to start ...
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Where are error messages of failed application starts?

I created a simple desktop entry for all users /usr/share/applications/pycharm-foo.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=PyCharm foo Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/python2.7.xpm Exec=pycharm-wrapper foo Terminal=...
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How do I take a screenshot of the dash, hud, and the application menu? [duplicate]

I'm trying to take a screenshot of the the dash, HUD and application menu (separately). But I am having difficulty getting a screenshot: the dash or HUD disappears before I can take it. I would ...
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Add exec to "start menu" and CLI

I just downloaded Sublime Text, I used tar to extract it and the software was inside without the need to install it like a package or something. I would like to add a shortcut by typing "sublime_text" ...
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Activities hot-corner in 19.10

I updated fron 19.04 to 19.10 this morning. The first issue I have found is that several of my Gnome extensions have stopped working due to an issue with the activities hot-corner. The main problem is ...
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Empty Ubuntu Unity Dash after upgrade to 19.10 and search doesn't do anything

I just updated to Ubuntu 19.10 using the software updater and now the Ubuntu Unity Dash is empty and I cannot run any programs apart from those in the side panel. Does anyone know how to fix this ...
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Dash showing duplicate icon of application when launched. Why?

I'm having trouble adding CLion to the dash in Ubuntu. I downloaded CLion zip and extracted it to a directory. I then used "Main Menu" to make it addable to the dash. These settings seemed to be good ...
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Make super key trigger ubuntu-gnome-desktop start menu under budgie

I'm an avid vanilla ubuntu user (19.04) I've recently switched to budgie desktop environment. after some tuning using the "Budgie desktop Setting" app (which is basically "Tweaks" such as "gnome-...
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Disable Unity Dash icon (BFB)

I kept searching the Internet up and down for a way to do this. Basically, I want to completely hide the BFB (Big Freaking Button), aka Dash icon, aka 'search your computer' icon from the Unity ...
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Does Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS "track" users in any way?

I am considering Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS for a personal home server. Though, reading online about things like Zeitgeist and Unity Dash (Online Search Results) I became a bit concerned about privacy. ...
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Ubuntu 16: Menu Bar and Dash do not appear for users

We have a cluster of Ubuntu 16 LTS machines that authenticate off of LDAP and have their home directories in a separate filer. Users can log into the terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and can also log into the ...
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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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How to search for an installed app in the Dash when I forgot its name

Can I search for an installed app when I don't remember its name in Ubuntu 16.04? I installed a calculator app (SpeedCrunch). Can I find it by looking for "calculator"?
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How to get rid of this UI "feature"/bug(without rebooting)?

Please look at this strange border - I have Firefox opened, as usual, but after pressing some keys a strange border appeared(can be seen between the dash icon and the google logo, overlapping the ...
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Why the login-shell is bash, but the /bin/sh is the link of dash? [duplicate]

Generally,the value of environment variable SHELL is /bin/bash, it means normal shell environment is Bash,However,the /bin/sh is the link of Dash, what is the Dash effect? Another question: ...
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Texmacs Icon is a stop sign when in dash

I installed the .deb package for Texmacs using Gdebi (which I downloaded straight from their website, since Ubuntu reps don't contain it). Everything works out except the Texmac's icon does not show ...
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Own made .desktop doesn't show at sidebar Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unity

I created my own .desktop file because I've moved the folders where IntelliJ IDEA was installed. [Desktop entry] Name=Intellij_IDEA Exec=/home/jorch/Documents/1.IDEsAndPrograms/idea-IU/bin/idea.sh ...
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what's the shell command for dash screenshot application?

I know in ubuntu, I can use Screenshot application using which I can take a screen shot for selected window. This means there is the application already on ubuntu. What's the command line command for ...
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How do I get suspend icon in Unity dash in Ubuntu 14.04 like 18.04?

In Ubuntu 18.04 searching by 'suspend' shows a icon that results suspend the pc. May be this feature is for gnome-extension. Can I get this feature in 14.04?
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Unity-like dash in Ubuntu 18 when pressing Super

I like Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome 3.28 so far, but there's one thing that bothers me: when pressing Super to search for something (e.g. a recent file), there's a jarring transition from my current window to ...
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Can't find the unity dash icon

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and can't find the dash icon ... Here is a picture of the icon It didn't exist in the first place when i installed Ubuntu, I looked in Tweaks but found nothing!
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How can I make my Unity dash not to display files in my machine?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and I want to customize my dash such that it doesn't show content from my folders, such as files and other folders in them. I tried looking for how to do it here but didn't see ...
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How to Increase the number of columns in application overview(using some extension) and change it's animation [duplicate]

Please refer attached image for clarity. 1)How can I increase the number of columns in the show application? I want to Increase it to 7 or 8. I lthis question This works but is there some extension ...
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(Little) problem with .desktop configuration file

I just installed mGBA 0.6.3 downloading .deb files and running dpkg -i. After that, I tried to create a .desktop file for it, and it seems to work: in Dash there is the correct icon and executable ...
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Cleaning up the whole trace of one's activity on ubuntu

I am working on an ubuntu 16.04 LTS, The computer I am working on is temporarily in my possession, given to me by my employer. So at some point I have to give it back. What exactly should I consider ...
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Adding/changing application synonyms in search

So I hit the windows key and typed excel (before realizing my mistake), and yet the dash search successfully turned up LibreOffice Calc. cmd likewise turns up the terminal. text yields Vim, Kate, ...
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Reclaim Super+M from Dash "music menu"

I want to map the Super+M keyboard shortcut to something, but it's globally assigned to open the dash music lens. I checked in CCSM and Keyboard shortcuts system settings and while some Launcher and ...
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Terminal is showing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS whereas desktop is showing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, what's the issue?

Initially, my laptop (hp pavilion) with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS had the problem of no menu, no unity, no launcher, I tried the solution and it didn't work very well so I updated my Ubuntu in hope that ...
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Snap applications don't show up after re-login using fish shell

On Ubuntu 18.04 I've changed my shell to fish via chsh -s `which fish` I've installed Maillspring and Visual Studio Code snap apps, they installed fine and could be launched from the dash initially,...
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