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Thread: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

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    Unhappy no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    After installing some recent updates, unity dash doesn't find any applications when typing something into search field. It only shows the results from "Videos" and "Music", but no Application results. Also, initialy, after opening the dash, there are no "recently used" icons in the dash "Home" tab, nor in the "Applications" tab.

    How could that be fixed? The only way to start the application now is through [Alt]+[F2].

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    anyone?

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    If you can log in as another user and it works,
    try removing unity related folders from ~/.cache

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    You were right, when logged in as guest, the problem disappears, but when I tried to "rm -rf unity*" (under normal user account) it didn't help - I still get only Video and Music results - and in the ".cache/" folder the "unity-lens-video" folder reappears. Maybe there is another place where I should purge the chache?

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    Have you tried:

    Code:
    unity --reset
    either in a terminal, or in a console.

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    I did, with no luck.

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    Same here.

    Login as guest - no results

    Delete unity folders - no results

    unity --reset - no results

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    for me, logging in as guest means the problem's not there, i.e. it works correctly there.
    I assume erasing all the hidden folders under "~/" would help, but wouldn't want to loose all the settings.
    Last edited by montini; March 28th, 2012 at 04:58 PM.

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    found the solution: you should erase the zeitgeist databases. Of course, you lose the activity information, but at least it works from that point on.

    so, the command should be (insert via terminal):
    Code:
    cd ~/.local/share/
    sudo rm -rf zeitgeist
    That's it.

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    Re: no results in dash "Applications" or "Home" tabs

    I'll remove it now via xubuntu and see what it's like next time I boot - thanks montini.

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