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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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.
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?
I apologize if this is easily answered but I've been Googling for about an hour and can't find an answer. Is there a way for me to vertically center my dash favorites bar in Fedora 16 (Gnome)? I'm using the Dash to Dock user extension which always places the dash on the desktop but I don't like it's positioning (currently above vertical center).
The only thing I will miss after moving to LXDE from Unity will be the Unity Dash. Its functionality, not the piss-poor performance that is. So here's my question. I know there is synapse but AFAIK it only returns text, without large-sized thumbnails of files etc.