I would like to know the command (from the Terminal) which opens the Unity dash, the reason being I want to create a desktop icon that starts the dash instead of the 'Windows Key' for keyboard-free use of the computer (I miss the old Ubuntu-Tweak effect where putting your mouse to the corner of the desktop would reveal Expo or Scale effects - by the way, is it possible to get it back?)
Add the GNOME Tweak Tool and the Unity Tweak Tool to your Ubuntu 13.10 system. GNOME Tweak Tool lets you change your theme, icons, font, cursor and more. Unity Tweak tool gives you more options for changing the Unity desktop environment.
Unity Tweak Tool is a settings manager for the Unity desktop. It provides users with a fast, simple and easy-to-use interface with which to access many useful and little known features and settings of the desktop environment that one may want to configure.
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Hello, I am new to Ubuntu and, naturally, have been tinkering around with everything. I love Ubuntu 14.04, but I may have been a little careless while trying to make everything perfect. I just switched over from the KDE version of OpenSUSE, and was getting my Unity desktop to my liking until Unity Tweak Tool stopped working for some reason.
Themes: The top bar of the windows and the (X _ □) are not changing according to the theme select only the other parts of the theme work.
Icons: The dash (side-bar) does not change its icons appeareance but they stay set to the default theme, while in "Files" (browsing my files) and in the Desktop the icons work.
Recently I installed the preview of Unity8 on top of 14.04 x64, but since it wasn't working I removed it along with all the packages manually because they wouldn't be removed automatically. After that I also got an update for my graphics drivers (have an Intel Ironlake Mobile chipset with open source drivers) from the Oibaf PPA.
As you can see in the image, launcher and my panel look a bit glitchy when I open dash. I have used unity-tweak-tool to set the transparency to static blur on dash, and this always worked in the past. I'm not sure what graphics drivers I was before, it was just whatever was installed by default after installing Ubuntu.
When using Unity2D, most of the programs on the dash don't work. If I click on an icon e.g. VLC Media Player, the dash disappears and then nothing else happens (i.e. program does not start). The ones on the sidebar do.
(Unity Unity3D and Gnome Classic all the launchers work fine).
How can I fix the programs on the dash in unity2d?