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 remove password requirement from `dash` executable and add it to the dock

I have 7 files for fan control which have following lines inside: #!/bin/dash echo level k | sudo tee /proc/acpi/ibm/fan where k after echo level is from 1 to 7 The script runs fine, however it ...
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software updater not showing GUI

Using ubuntu 19.10 with unity desktop. Today software updater showed updating pending in dash. The software updater GUI window is not opening from dash, all other apps in dash are opening/minimising ...
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Dash search on Files tab stopped working

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with the Unity desktop, and recently I've noticed that the Files & Folder tab on Dash is not working properly. No matter what I type in, it's not searching across the ...
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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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Change Icon Size in Application List

The application list comes up using the launcher icon that is a 3x3 grid of dots or the super+A keys. How do I change the size of the icons and the font in this list?
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Dashes flicker when i move my mouse

Whenever i move the mouse pointer after it has been at the same place for some seconds, i see dashes flicker at the bottom of the screen below the taskbar. This also happens after certain intervals ...
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Application (Brave) not launching from Launcher

This MIGHT be specific to Brave. Actually the issue possibly began when I was to log in on Slack, and Brave was supposed to redirect me back to the Slack App, but it didn't. I am still able to launch ...
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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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why do I have 2 icons in launcher

No it's not about missing StartupWMClass and I can confirm I've got the correct value there. Let me explain what I did. I installed vscode on my Ubuntu 16.04 box I clicked the dash icon (quick ...
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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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Super hotkeys not working properly (randomly opening dash)

I am using ubuntu 18.04, and I am using hotkeys to switch workspaces and move windows around workspaces. The hotkeys I am using are '[Super]1-9' for switching and '[Super][Shift]1-9' for moving ...
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Desktop file is not getting associated with application

I created a .desktop file for my Qt application, but it still doesn't becomes available in Dash, and default icon is getting displayed when I'm running it manually: [Desktop Entry] Categories=Network;...
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Where does Google Chrome put .desktop files?

I wanted to use Whatsapp Web but since there's no PWA app or a native app written for Ubuntu... I had a really good idea, it's like electron apps. Just use Chrome for a shortcut, so I did. The ...
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Unable to lock firefox.desktop file to dock

I created a .Desktop file for Firefox (I downloaded the nightly version from their website). Here is the file. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Nightly Comment=This is the nightly entry ie firefox ...
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How to remove dead ubuntu dash application links? [duplicate]

I attempted to test out Lutrix on ubuntu 17.10 with League of Legends. Everything worked fine and well. After testing it out I no longer needed Lutrix, Wine, or the game so I purged both Lutrix and ...
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Dash, top panel and title bars of windows are not being displayed [duplicate]

After logging in to my system, the dash, top panel and title bars of windows are not being displayed. I tried opening dash by pressing the window key but it was of no use. On my desktop, I had two ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Unity doesn't load basic GUI after login

When I login I'm presented with only my desktop wallpaper. Context menu works, I can open terminal and open other apps from there, but there is no basic things like dash and panel at the top. The ...
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Ubuntu sidebar and close button bar does not get displayed

My Ubuntu 16.04 does not display the sidebar (which displays my files, Firefox, Ubuntu software center, etc.) and the close button bar. This started when I was working in terminal and installing some ...
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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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Removing/Preventing Dash from recording file when copied

Not sure if this is a duplicate but I couldn't find anything exactly the same. I have Ubuntu 16.04 and Dash automatically saves a file as recently used even if all I did was move/copy it. I wish to ...
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Application windows are behind Unity launcher in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

The programs that I open are behind the Unity launcher. How do I solve this issue?
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When launcher at bottom, mouse click in DASH won't start app

Ubuntu 16.04 I used Unity Tweak tool to move launcher to bottom of main monitor. I pressed the Super key that brings up the Dash. I can type in that window to filter the app icons as normal. I can ...
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screen flickering with hovering unity and dash doesn't open

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 LTS after I shut down the laptop with power button anytime I hover any icon on the left side launcher the screen is flickering(all of the launcher gets hidden for a while and ...
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Home Dash/Side Bar hide when mouse is over them. In Menu Bar, Shutdown not working. Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've installed a weekly update from Ubuntu (Canonical) and when I reboot the System (and whenever I have to login to the PC), I face the following problems: The Home Dash bottom is not working; When ...
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ubuntu 16.04 encounters an internal error

I have sent an error report and examined the details of the error shown in the popup window announcing the error. The first few lines of the error report were as follows: Executable Path - /usr/bin/...

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