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    List of installed apps?

    I'm using 12.04 stock from System76. I like Unity well enough, but I miss being able to look at all the apps I have installed in the "Start" menu. For example, in Gnome I could click on Programs > Graphics and see Inkscape, GIMP etc.
    I know I can generate a list of all installed packages, but that would be too much. Is there a way to just see what app I have installed?

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    Click on the Dash menu and search for Installed.

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    That returns "Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search"

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    1. Open the Dash

    2. Click on the applications lens. (Little icon at the bottom, looks like a box of crayons)

    3. Expand the "installed" section.

    Although it's not really designed to be used like that.

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    go to your filesystem:

    /user/share/applications

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    That did the trick. Thanks.

    Is it that unusual to want to see all the stuff I've installed, so I can just browse and decide what I want to do?

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewpetty View Post
    That did the trick. Thanks.

    Is it that unusual to want to see all the stuff I've installed, so I can just browse and decide what I want to do?
    Not especially, but most people already know what they want to do, I guess. Unity was designed to be a productive desktop, so I think it as designed so that you could get to stuff as quickly as possible, and that means not scrolling through a list.

    Hope that's okay.

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    That's fine of course. I understand the desire to make it productive. I always installed and used keyboard launchers before Unity. I guess now that "Start" menu is gone, I miss it a little. You know. Start > Games > now what do I want to play....

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewpetty View Post
    That's fine of course. I understand the desire to make it productive. I always installed and used keyboard launchers before Unity. I guess now that "Start" menu is gone, I miss it a little. You know. Start > Games > now what do I want to play....
    That's okay. All people are different. At least you're not hating it and saying "Ubuntu sucks, I'm off to Mint/Windows/Mac/Debian".

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    Re: List of installed apps?

    It takes a bit getting used to without the start menu...but once u kno it the Dash icon becomes more useful than the start menu
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