Ubuntu – Can I reorder an application search result


I want to open "LibreOffice Calc" and type in "Cal" in the search bar. I can see Calculator and LibreOffice Calc. Now I could use cursor keys or mouse to select LibreOffice Calc. But this is not what I want! What I want is to reorder the result! I want to have LibreOffice Calc BEFORE Calc, because this would be my preferred result (I just have to press enter if LibreOffice would be the first match).

Is that possible? Can I teach Unity to show result a certain way? Launchy (for Windows) e.g., a keystroke launcher, can do that! (Gnome-Do also works!)

Do you have some tips for me?

Best Answer

I think that unity will use what you most used.

It remember what it's the application that you normally click when typed some words and then bring it to first place (and the same with second, etc).

In my desktop, when I type "calc" it's libre office calc what appear first.

I have searched a little more and found that unity app lens have a bug related: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-place-applications/+bug/737394

Most frequently used app is only updated when an app it's installed or removed.