Ubuntu – Alternative/Indicator to Dash search bar


Is there any Alternative/Indicator to Dash search for searching and opening applications & files?

How to install it in Ubuntu 14.04?

Best Answer

  • Indicator-Synapse is spotlight-like search bar.

    You can install by following command in terminal:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse

    After installation logout and login back to see indicator in panel: screen

    You can use Alt+F10 and use arrow keys to move to indicator-synapse.

    If you want classical navigation type indicator then install Classic Menu Indicator:

    sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator


    Hope this helps.