Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Search the Web right from the Dash in Unity using Web Sources Lens

No wonder Unity Lenses are being developed at a rapid pace. This new 'Web Sources Lens' lets you search the web right from the Launcher just as you search for local files on your PC.

Installation & Usage

We'll install the 'Web Sources Lens' from a testing PPA. You need to follow these command from the Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cscarney/unity-web-place
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install unity-place-websearch

Once installed, you need to log out and back in to access the Web Search Lens from your Launcher.
Web Sources Launcher

It displays top 6 results by default from Google and displays the sources instead of pages which helps keep the Lens neater.

Web Sources Lens

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Accessibility , Lens , Unity