Unity Youtube Search Engine and Player for Ubuntu

Now Search and play YouTube videos on Ubuntu with other lens. Searching and playing youtube videos on your computer is as easy as snapping your finger. The search results can then be ordered based on relevance, date published, number of views and overall rating. Once you click on the video, the video will be played back to you on your VLC Player.

To install execute the following scripts:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/lenses
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lens-video scope-youtube

Once executed, you will need to log out and back in before you can use them. Open the Dash and click on the ‘Video Lens’ icon positioned towards the bottom of the screen.

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Unity Youtube Search

To view the video you need VLC Player. Make sure you have the player.

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Youtube Video on VLC Player

That’s it, Enjoy.

Unity Dash-based Calculator for Ubuntu

Unity Scope Calculator is the scope for Unity utilities lens that allows you to perform simple mathematical calculations directly from your Ubuntu Unity dash. It aims to provide you with a fast and convenient way to do simple mathematical operations  without leaving your desktop.

Unity Dash-based Calculator for Ubuntu
Unity Dash-based Calculator for Ubuntu

This scope uses the GCalctool which is the default calculator application installed in Ubuntu. Unity Scope Calculator uses basic mathematical operators such as ‘+’, ‘-’ , ‘/’ , ‘*’ , ‘%’ , ‘pi’ , ‘sin’ ,’cos’  , ‘tan’  etc. The results of the mathematical operations are instantly displayed in the Unity Dash.

To install, open terminal and execute the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-utilities unity-scope-calculator

Once installation is complete, make sure you log out and get back.