AskUbuntu's Unity Lens Quickly Finds Solutions For Ubuntu Issues

Ubuntu: Rather than searching various forums for answers to your Ubuntu woes, install the AskUbuntu unity lens to search the archives at, an Ubuntu-community forum where members gain reputation based on helpful peer support.For those unfamiliar with the concept, a unity lens is a feature of the Ubuntu Unity user interface where users can find and launch content both locally and on the web.

To install the AskUbuntu lens, open a Terminal session and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:askubuntu-tools/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install unity-place-askubuntu

The AskUbuntu lens should appear immediately. As you type a word or phrase you will see topics using those keywords. The lens is a free addition to Ubuntu versions 11.04 and later.

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