Users Guide For UBuntu 12.04

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Aug 3 07:45:23 UTC 2012

On 2 August 2012 14:23, Cybe R. Wizard <cyber_wizard at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:49:56 +0100
> Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> In the meantime to run an app that is not on the launcher hit the
>> Windows key, or click the grey Ubuntu icon at the top of the launcher,
>> to bring up the Dash and type the app name in the Search window.
>> Colin
> ...and if you don't know the name of the package?

Then this is where the Dash really proves its value.  Suppose you want
a text editor but don't know that it is gedit.  Open the dash and type
'text' (without the quotes obviously) and it will show all installed
apps that may be relevant, including text editor.  No more searching
through hierarchies of menus looking for that app.  Alternatively if
you want to browse the installed apps by category, as you can with a
conventional menu system, then in the Dash click the Applications icon
at the bottom (that is the second one along that looks a bit like
candles, not sure what it is supposed to represent) then click Filter
in the top right hand corner and select the category (games, internet
etc).  This will then show you the installed apps in the category but
also those available for download - a great enhancement over a
traditional menu system.


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