Ubuntu – No applications in Dash

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I think that, due to latest Trusty s/w updates, none of my applications (including standard Trusty installed ones) are available from the Dash! Or have I done something to cause this? The Applications category is enabled on Categories & Sources.
PS this is only happening on my desktop i.e. not on my laptop. Both computers had clean installs of Trusty.

Best Answer

  • This issue was reported in Ubuntu Forums in 2011. The problem appears to be a corrupted .cache. I removed $HOME/.cache and after a log out/log in, dash went back to its normal behaviour.