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Thread: Super + search not working

  1. #1
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    Super + search not working

    (New user, first ever question, please be gentle)

    When I hit Super and start typing the name of a bit of software, nothing whatsoever comes up in the search below the search box, but if I know the exact name of what I'm trying to open and I type it in full, it opens.

    If, say, I want GIMP and I do <super>GI, I used to get search results for "GI...", now I get a blank screen underneath the search box. If I do <super>GIMP<return>, it opens GIMP.

    Happening since I upgraded to 19.10 yesterday. Logouts and reboots have made no difference.

  2. #2
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    Re: Super + search not working

    Ubuntu 19.10 changed many things. Canonical decided to try out lots of things that might not be ready for general use. If you want an OS that is stable, stick with an LTS release like 18.04.

    Reasonable question. Asked pretty well. With GUI questions, it is best to lead with the exact release and DE being used so nobody has to guess. For example, I'm running:
    Code:
    $ more /etc/lsb-release
    ...
    Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
    And my DE is:
    Code:
    $ inxi -F
    System:    Host: posc Kernel: 4.15.0-66-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
               Desktop: FVWM 2.6.5 Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
    The solution for my DE is different than the solution for whatever DE you happen to be running.

  3. #3
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    Re: Super + search not working

    Which desktop session?
    I know in unity (Ubuntu's old desktop) it removes the lens packages upon upgrade ( or it did, maybe they fixed that),
    so you need to reinstall those
    Code:
    sudo apt install unity-lens-files unity-lens-applications
    If gnome desktop (Ubuntu 's new default desktop), try disabling any added extensions.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Super + search not working

    Desktop: Gnome 3.34.1
    Distro: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine)

    I've disabled every gnome tweak extension in turn, no effect on my issue.

  5. #5
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    Re: Super + search not working

    Issue solved with -

    sudo apt-get --reinstall install yaru-theme-gnome-shell

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