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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 [tag:dash-shell]

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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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dash, favorites, show applications fail

I'd like my text editor (sublime text 3) to be easier to launch. The favorites thing (dash?) seems like a good place [1]. Googling tells me I can drag the icon there. That doesn't work. Googling some ...
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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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Alt and Win/Super keys not working on Unity desktop with no apps open

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit with Unity 7.5 as desktop environment with two monitors. I switched from GNOME 3, where every key functioned well. After I switched to Unity, no keyboard configuration have ...
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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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How to fix gui on ubuntu bash installation in windows run through vnc viewer?

I have installed ubuntu gui via windows ubuntu bash. I have installed ubuntu-unity-desktop on the system along with vnc to view the gui but I am not getting dash and proper unity gui. The way I ...
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No Unity and no terminal in my account on Ubuntu 16.04, but guest account works [duplicate]

After updating Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and starting it up again, I got my login screen. After that, it shows me my desktop screen with icons on it, but that is it. No dash, no Unity and no possibility to use ...
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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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Not all files appearing in unity dash

I have a problem which should likely have a very simple solution. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop machine with several disks; unfortunately, the Unity dash only indexes files in ~/ and /dev/sda Where ...
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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 16.04 Dash Missing Applications

I recently reinstalled 16.04 and now, Dash will not show any applications other than the "recently used" ones. Dash plugins are, however, visible. I have read through many other questions and answers ...
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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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Launcher toolbar defect after ubuntu update earlier today

I installed the latest ubuntu update today and ever since my gui, specifically the side Launcher toolbar is not functioning. When hovering over with mouse, it disappears for a few seconds and then re-...
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multiple icons on my Ubuntu Unity Dash

i have installed virtualbox-5.1 on my Ubuntu 16 and installed Windows on virtual box. The problem is when i clicked on Unity Dash 3 different virtual box icon appear: A virtual box that i ...
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sudo rm -r /usr/local and dash home causes the computer to freeze.

I did this mistake and now every time I click on unity dash I have a computer freeze. Help me, please. Thank you!
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iMac running Ubuntu 16.04, Unity Dash & Window Border graphical glitch [duplicate]

I'm Ethan and I am new to asking questions on ask Ubuntu normally it's me reading the answers. I have very little knowledge because I am yet to be an adult and I don't know what model Mac I have ...
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how can I delete apps that aren't installed in dash? [duplicate]

I installed Navicat with Wine then I uninstall it and delete the folder .wine in home directory but when I search Navicat in the dash always appears, I already tried to restart my laptop, log out and ...
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Numbers in Dash appear only after pressing Super+<Number>

I recently installed Ubuntu 17.10 on my laptop, and I'm irritated by the behavior regarding the Super + Number shortcut to open an application in the dash: The numbers on the icons in the dash are ...
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How to start Atom in Ubuntu 17.10

Previously, in ubuntu 17.04, I could pin Atom to the dash, or start it from the cli using atom .. After upgrading I can no longer find atom in the dash, and the cli command no longer works. How can ...
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Shutdown and Reboot commands result int black screen with blinking dash

I have a issue with my freshly installed ubuntu 17.10 artful installation. Everytime when I try to execute a shutdown or reboot command (even the shutdown and reboot buttons of the gnome desktop) I ...
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Is there an easy way to rearrange or move the icons in the Unity launcher? (doesn't work anymore)

Unity doesn't seem to allow this anymore. Is re-ordering usually accomplished with the suggested plugins? Are those installed via apt?
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Different behaviour of Nautilus in Unity Launcher and Gnome 3 shell

Preparing for the change from Unity to Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 17.10 I have installed Ubuntu Gnome on a spare PC. Most differences in default behaviour are either acceptable or can be modified to suit ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity doesn't load - no Launcher or Dash appears

UPDATE: None of the provided answer to this date (2017.10.16) have helped me solve the problem, so in a fair world no one should get the bounty. I should emphasis that the provided answer were either ...