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    12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    This was working OK previously but now no applications appear when running a search in the Dash or even show when first opened, it just shows recent files and downloads. If I type 'terminal' for example, it says "sorry, there is nothing that matches that search". I had installed some printer drives and stuff for KDE/plasma yesterday, could that be the problem?

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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    Prefix changed from lubuntu to ubuntu

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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by abexman View Post
    This was working OK previously but now no applications appear when running a search in the Dash or even show when first opened, it just shows recent files and downloads. If I type 'terminal' for example, it says "sorry, there is nothing that matches that search". I had installed some printer drives and stuff for KDE/plasma yesterday, could that be the problem?

    Could it be zeitgeist related? It shows recent files and downloads BUT not applications?
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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    Rebooted and fixed! I thought that kind of solution was Windows-thinking, but I guess not!

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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    Hello everyone! My first post here. First cup of Ubuntu.
    Quote Originally Posted by abexman View Post
    This was working OK previously but now no applications appear when running a search in the Dash or even show when first opened, it just shows recent files and downloads. If I type 'terminal' for example, it says "sorry, there is nothing that matches that search". I had installed some printer drives and stuff for KDE/plasma yesterday, could that be the problem?
    What do you mean by "previously"? Have you installed anything else, upgraded Ubuntu, or was it only the stuff you mention?

    EDIT: Oops, looks like I was too slow.
    Last edited by Rafacky; September 12th, 2012 at 08:32 PM.

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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by abexman View Post
    Rebooted and fixed! I thought that kind of solution was Windows-thinking, but I guess not!
    Glad this has worked out for you, if the issue has been resolved, then mark this thread as
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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    Well it re-occurred as I was troubleshooting something else. Reboot fixed again. Hopefully this will not continue to occur.

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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    I am in the same boat. At first the re-boot "fixed" it, now no dice. It REALLY stinks because programs not on the launcher are a pain, can't get to terminal. I have been looking for a fix.

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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    This looks like the same issue: askaubuntu.com/questions/170764/ubuntu-dash-not-showing-software-results-and-software-center-freezing-not-brin

    Still happening randomly for me. Don't forget you can do control+alt+T to get terminal

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    Re: 12.04 - cannot search applications in Unity Dash any more?

    have you tried this???

    open a terminal session using CTRL+ALT+T
    then type the following....

    Code:
    unity --reset
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