Ubuntu – Keeping Ubuntu dash just for searching installed applications


I appreciate the work on Ubuntu Unity dash, but I really don't need all its features.

I want to keep it for only searching applications.

So, I don't want to see Search Filters and the bottom categories. See the screen shot.

What should I do for removing them and set it to only search installed applications?

Best Answer

  • Without removing unity-lens and packages, you should change scope to only applications by following command in terminal:

    gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Dash scopes "['applications.scope']"

    In this way lens are kept but when you click on dash only applications are searched. And you can search in other len if you wish.