Installing Github lens for unity.

on Thursday, November 8, 2012
Unity is a shell interface for the GNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd for its Ubuntu operating system. Unity is getting popular by compiz effects and dash integration with application. Dash allows you to search for applications, files, music, videos right from your desktop by default, But you can extend this capability by installing different lenses and scopes, There are many lenses available for Ubuntu, But they all are not a part of the official repositories. One same is the Github lens! Which allows you to search gists, users, and different Github repositories from dash!


This image shows Github lens in action! You can search for any Github user or repository or Gist using this lens! To install this lens in your follow the steps described below :

1) Add scope packagers ppa in your software sources using following command :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
2) Update the apt.
sudo apt-get update
3) Install the unity Github lens with following command :
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-github
Now logout and login again to see your changes!

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