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Re: Installing Apps right from the Dash


On Mon 27 Feb 2012 16:04:47 GMT, Omar B. wrote:

> On 16 February 2012 11:44, Omar B. <estelar57@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > While i don't really like seeing "random, non related and info-less apps" > > available for download in the dash when am just browsing, I do appreciate
> > related or relevant apps to appear for my Searches.
> >
> > For example if am looking for skype and i dont have it installed, the
> > section "apps available for download" should appear and offer it as a
> > recommendation to install. this type of search is usually much faster than
> > waiting for usc to open and then making the search.
> >
> > Also even if I unpin usc from my launcher (on purpose or accidentally), i > > would still be able to search and install the apps i want quick and easily.
> >
> > Maybe you could also use the dash as an alternative to apt-get and search / > > install apps on the Background without having to always open the usc UI. > > Lots of people prefer this method specially on slower computers and maybe
> > also Unity2d.
> On the other hand, Software Center has quite a few nice features (like
> ratings and reviews) that I don't think would fit into the Dash very
> well.
> Do you have any support for your claim that "lots of people" prefer
> using the Dash to Software Center for installing apps?

You cant install apps just yet without opening usc, but the feature is in progress:

is a good and fast alternative to the old apt-get install command line approach for apps i already know.

> Jeremy Bicha

It would also be nice to be able to uninstall applications from within the dash, which would something that is similar to what we see in smartphones.

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