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Super Key no longer shows Apps

Hi all.

I noticed this morning that when pressing the Super (Windows) key the
applications are missing: "Sorry there is nothing matching your search".

It finds files, images, music etc but no apps. Has anybody else seen this?

Cheers,

Phil

Comments

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Liam Proven at 01/08/2019 - 10:45

On Tue, 8 Jan 2019 at 14:50, Phil Dobbin < ... at gmail dot com> wrote:
You'll have to be a lot more specific.

What Ubuntu release? What desktop? What was the last thing you did
before this happened? Did you customise the keyboard at all? Does it
otherwise work normally? Does the same thing happen with a different
keyboard?

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Phil Dobbin at 01/08/2019 - 11:18

!6.04 Unity I applied the days updates (I've been through apt's logs &
nothing jumped out at me) keyboard is standard issue (it's a laptop).

I've Googled it but all the answers there haven't worked. I'm stumped.

Cheers,

Phil.

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Liam Proven at 01/08/2019 - 11:59

Hmmm. That's what I'm running on my laptop at home myself, so I will
try it tonight and see if I can reproduce this.

Does Super+a for apps *only* work as expected?

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Phil Dobbin at 01/08/2019 - 13:05

On 08/01/2019 15:59, Liam Proven wrote:
Using Super+a it still comes up with no apps & says sorry it couldn't
find anything in its search.

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Liam Proven at 01/08/2019 - 13:30

On Tue, 8 Jan 2019 at 18:07, Phil Dobbin < ... at gmail dot com> wrote:
That's very odd. You're not entering any search parameters?

The apps are still actually there, right? You can run them if they're
pinned to the launcher, or from a terminal?

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Phil Dobbin at 01/09/2019 - 07:08

Hi all.

I booted the laptop up this morning & lo & behold the Super key now
shows all the apps.

Which goes to show that 'turn it off, turn it on again' is the best all
round advice.

Sorry for the noise & thanks to Liam.

Cheers,

Phil.

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Liam Proven at 01/09/2019 - 07:39

On Wed, 9 Jan 2019 at 12:10, Phil Dobbin < ... at gmail dot com> wrote:
I'm glad to hear that. You're welcome for what very little help I was
able to provide. I'm afraid I didn't have time to try to reproduce it
last night at home, and I was considering firing up a VM at work to
have a look and see if I could...

Re: Super Key no longer shows Apps

By Phil Dobbin at 01/08/2019 - 14:36

yeah the apps are still there & functioning but Super draws a blank.