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Thread: Internet search from the dash

  1. #1
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    Internet search from the dash

    You know, Gnome Shell can search pretty fast without opening the browser. Just write anythingfrom Activities and you're given the choice of Wikipedia or Google.

    Is there a way to do this on Unity?

  2. #2
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    Re: Internet search from the dash

    I read your post and didn't know the answer, but decided to experiment.

    For anything on Wikipedia, I just opened the DASH and typed www.wikipedia.org and it brought me to the WIKI site.

    Let's say you want to search about horses; Type www.wikipedia.org/wiki/horses

    The format seems to be: www.wikipedia.org/wiki/whateveryoursearchinghere

    (Results are opened in a browser window)


    With Google the format is:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=whate...rsearchinghere

  3. #3
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    Re: Internet search from the dash

    With Ubuntu 12.10 you have to enable "Google" as one of your "Online Accounts"

    Select the Gear Icon / Me Menu [Top-right corner], Select"System Settings", Select "Online Accounts", Select "Google" from the list and enter your Google account information.

    For Wikipedia, I found that a lens was created for Wikipedia. Go to: http://askubuntu.com/questions/38772...-are-available

    [Other Lens' are listed there too]

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