Unity Help lens 2.0 released with exposed pack of relevant questions & answers
Usually, after installing Ubuntu and/or applications, users are seeking help on the internets, help usually needed for in-depth Ubuntu tweaking, adding third-party lenses, installing non-default apps (from PPAs), adjusting the system performance to one's computer type and available hardware, etc, help required by both newcomers and regular users.
Ubuntu ships a powerful and easily graspable help document (by default) "packed" with in-depth step-by-step wikis, nevertheless, users (sometimes) adopt various blogs, forums, ask-and-get-answers webpages, etc, bundle of information generators featuring the latest Ubuntu news, tendencies, howtos, quick tips, etc.
Unity Help lens is a handy lens, allowing the user to benefit a solid amount of sources (both local and online), that are specialized in providing a high-quality Ubuntu-specific content.
Consequently, by typing a word in the search area (such as unity, compiz, etc) the lens exposes matched data from askubuntu, asklibreoffice, manpages, support.mozilla.org, clicking on a searched & found item, opens it via the default web-browser in its related webpage.
Easily discovering information plays an important role in the newly updated Unity Help lens 2.0, version that exposes by default relevant questions & answers directly in its main view, without users typing words in the search area.
Basically, opening Unity Help lens, exposes (under
Community Help Documents) 12 q & a, aimed at presenting the newcomer a useful manner of locating answers to questions like
How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center?,
How can I keep recent files from appearing in Unity?,
What lenses for Unity are available?,
What Application Indicators are available?, etc.
Clicking on an item, opens it in its www.askubuntu.com page, where the information is displayed as gathered by numerous users , linking the info to numerous websites (like for instance,
What lenses for Unity are available? presents numerous appreciated and widely used lenses).
How do we install Unity Help lens 2.0?
Add the following official PPA (Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:askubuntu-tools/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-help unity-scope-asklibreoffice unity-scope-askubuntu unity-scope-manpages unity-scope-sumo
then, restart the computer.
Bugs can be reported on https://launchpad.net/askubuntu-lens
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