Many those who have recently landed on Ubuntu will look in documents and web pages for allusions to such a “Dash”, although the name does not give much idea what it may be. Dash or also known as “Board” in Spanish is the button that Ubuntu has with the Ubuntu logo at the top of the Unity launcher. It works just like the Windows Start button and then pressing the button a window appears at the top left of the desktop with the applications and documents of our system.
The Dash consists of three parts: The first part is a search engine where we can search for applications or documents we want; the second part shows the documents that our system has and the third part is made up of five icons that are at the bottom of the Dash.
Dash Finder has long been a source of trouble for Ubuntu. Its standard settings allow certain searches to present web results, which sometimes jeopardizes our privacy. However in the Program Settings we can change all this. The second part, the results will vary depending on the icons at the bottom.
The Dash caused several privacy issues in Ubuntu
The house icon us will show all results which is on our computer and on the Net. The icon of the letter A will show us all the applications that match the search or all applications simply. The icons will show all the computer text documents, videos, images and music, all segmented and sorted correctly.
As you can see the Dash is easy to use, too a simple and basic tool but that novice users don’t usually use much because of the Unity launcher. However, in the latest versions not only has the corresponding tool to limit the results been added but also a tool to filter results has been added, as well as the big search engines, which makes it easier to use the Dash.
The Dash is a simple tool that looks like it will stay on Unity for a long time but as time goes on, the novice user stops using it for use faster forms like the terminal or the launcher icons. What do you use?