Disabling the Alt key from showing the HUD:
Install CCSM with sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Start it from the Dash or by typing ccsm from the terminal.
Type "Unity" in the filter box on the left, and click on the Ubuntu Unity Plugin:
Click on the <Alt> button the red arrow points to, and then uncheck the Enabled box. ...
Dash picks up its entries from .desktop files placed in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications.
Deleting the .desktop file corresponding to your program should remove its entry from Dash.
I had the same issue on 16.04.
I used this command to enable Super key for opening the Unity launcher and it worked for me
dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher "'Enabled'"
It appears that unity-scope-home got uninstalled in the update.
sudo apt-get install unity-scope-home
in a shell should do the trick.
I recommend logging out and in again after installing the package as unity reset seems not to do the trick completely.
As it is only constrained to your user account, it must have something to do with your user.
Maybe one of the .desktop files in your home folder is tripping the launcher up? Can you try moving the files in these folders all somewhere else:
$ mkdir backup_local
You can use dconf-editor to change this setting. It's under:
com -> canonical -> unity -> lenses
and is called remote-content-search. As far as I know there are only two options none and all. When set to all the slider is set to "On" in system settings and when it is set to none the slider is at the "Off" position.
You can change this via ...
You can disable individual scopes in the Dash Plugins section of Applications Lens. Ubuntu 13.10 brought the Smart Scopes feature with lots of feature packed scopes. This may make Unity slow and resource hungry. But it brought a good thing too: you can now selectively disable individual Scopes from the Dash itself.
Previously, scopes could be disabled only ...
There are several ways to do this, though one would think the easiest thing for ubuntu to do would be to have some easy to access configuration options from within the dash, but that's just crazy talk.
If you're confident using the terminal then I recommend option 1, because the behaviour of the software center will be misleading and confusing.
Option 1 - ...
Create a link to ecplise icon.xpm in your share folder:
ln -s /opt/eclipse/icon.xpm ~/.local/share/icons/eclipse4.xpm
for your user only or
sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/icon.xpm /usr/share/icons/eclipse4.xpm
for all users
In your eclipse.desktop file (in ~/.local/share/applications or /usr/share/applications), replace Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm by Icon=...
Open dash, search for dconf.
Open dconf, go to com > canonical > Unity > Lenses.
Open dash again, select the lenses you want to search by default. Copy the key value from home-lens-default-view and paste it in the key named always-search.
PS: You have to have dconf installed. To install dconf run:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
Also, there are ...
The dash is what you might call Ubuntu's version of the start menu. You can invoke the dash by clicking on the dash icon on the Unity launcher:
or by pressing the Super key (The key with the Windows logo).
This is the dash:
Searching for "disk utilities" should bring up what you're looking for.
See also: What's the right terminology ...
Install dconf-tools sudo apt-get install dconf-tools then run dconf-editor. Go to desktop/unity/lenses/applications and uncheck display available apps.
Lets hope they make this easier in future versions.
In Dash, applications are represented by .desktop files. These files are located in either /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications. For snap programs, also look at /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications
What you see in Dash is not the filename of these .desktop files, but the (application-) name that is defined in the Name= line, inside the file....
You can use:
dpkg -l | grep scope
to list all scopes installed on your computer.
For 13.10, all you really need is: libunity-scopes-json-def-desktop, unity-scope-home, unity-scopes-master-default, unity-scopes-runner.
You can safely uninstall all the other scopes and still have a working dash that will only search installed applications.
You should ...
This answer was written before you explained that the embarrassing results don't come from a list of recently used local files, but from the References scope.
It mainly targets at disabling local files/application history, but also disabling online search results from the Dash. Once you disabled the online results, you won't get those very ugly result ...
This answer is not exactly to get the classic Alt+F2 Run command windows.
But we can achieve something simillar to good old "Run command" window using the below programs
Compizconfig Settings Manager
If you dont have these packages installed. Here is the steps:
Open terminal and type
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
You can't remove the Unity Shopping Lens in Ubuntu 13.10 because there's no Shopping lens. Ubuntu 13.10 comes with a feature called Unity Smart Scopes (or "100 scopes") which uses a huge list of scopes to display results in Dash and among these, there are some used for shopping. So if you don't want shopping suggestions in Dash, you must disable ...
In Ubuntu 12.04, there is 'Privacy', a software that comes pre-installed that lets you customize what will and what will not be stored by Zeitgeist that the dash uses to search for content.
So go ahead and search your system for Privacy, and look at its functions.
It is pretty straight forward from there. You just select the folders with the content that ...
You might want to try Menulibre, a new alternative to Alacarte. You can install it via:
sudo apt-get install menulibre
Application launchers are located in these three folders:
(your user only)
By modifying the .desktop files found in ...
Open your terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the following command to change the temperature unit to Centigrade:
gsettings set org.gnome.GWeather temperature-unit "'centigrade'"
As can be seen in the image below, temperature is now shown in Centigrades:
Alternatively, you can use dconf Editor to change the temperature unit and all the other Weather ...
which finds the binary executable of the program (if it is in your PATH). man which explains more clearly:
which returns the pathnames of the files (or links) which would be
executed in the current environment, had its arguments been given as commands in a strictly POSIX-conformant shell. It does this by searching the PATH for executable files ...
The problem is that you cannot "run" a .desktop file from Dash with arguments, so the setup exactly like you have in mind is impossible I am afraid. However, assuming your script does take arguments, there are a few elegant alternative options, maybe even better:
Save your script in ~/bin
remove the extension
make it executable
run it by pressing AltF2, ...
The command you are looking for is:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search 'none'
To make the command globally (for all users) on log in, you'd have to add a launcher in /etc/xdg/autostart, running the command:
/bin/bash -c "gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search 'none'"
The file would look like:
This tutorial can be helpful for what you need: Running PHPStorm.
Run the following commands in terminal:
chmod +x phpstorm.sh
You can create a shortcut on the Desktop by using gnome-desktop-item-edit in terminal as follow (note that if you don't have installed the package gnome-desktop-item-edit, ...