Ubuntu – Dash (from Unity) does not showing Applications


I have a weird issue with Unity, it just stopped showing applications in the unity dash search menu.
I can't launch application unless I run them from the terminal.

I have tried to force unity re-installation with no success, and I could not find any other information regarding to this issue. Prior to full re-installation (I prefer not to, since my disk is encrypted) I am seeking for help. (I am a developer and would love to help with more information as needed).

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An image to applications is shown like this, when looking at Ubuntu dash search feature.

Best Answer

Try to remove and re-install unity-lens-applications

sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-applications    
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-applications 

Edit: Log off & login. If doesn't work restart your system (see comments)

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