View Full Version : [ubuntu] Slowness and Multiple icons in Unity Search

November 1st, 2014, 11:51 PM

When I search an application in the Unity search bar, I get multiple icons (up to hundreds) of everything, even programs I never used, and the search is extremely slow. This happens for applications, but not for files or folders.

I have Ubuntu 14.10, but the problem persists from the previous edition.

ls ~/.local/share/applications gives a normal output and - as far as I know - I didn't install any third party software creating desktop files

Can you help me? Thanks!

November 2nd, 2014, 05:58 PM
The dash is designed to search local and/or remote. Local includes only on your computer and remote includes Ubuntu repositories. This explains it in detail:


Files and folders lens searches are local, that's why you don't get a ton of results. When you're searching applications, the lens includes remote and local scopes. You can look into modifying the scope, although I've never done it.

November 3rd, 2014, 04:24 PM
The online search was already turned off...