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Marzian
November 1st, 2014, 11:51 PM
Hello!

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!

bashiergui
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:

http://developer.ubuntu.com/scopes/overview/

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.

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