If you don’t like those 8 big shortcuts in Unity Dash then this is a good news for you. There will be no big shortcuts in Unity Dash of Ubuntu 12.04. The reason of removing these is that they are useless, yes useless! Ask yourself how many times do you use them? Do they help you? If your answer is no then you should be happy now.
The Unity Dash of Ubuntu 12.04 will consist of 3 sections:
1. Recent Apps: This section will display the recently used applications.
2. Recent Files: This section will display recently accessed files.
3. Downloads: This section will display the items of your ‘Downloads’ folder.
Here is how it will look:
Isn’t this cool? You can get access to your recently used Apps, files and downloaded items from just one place. I think this is a good and necessary decision which Ubuntu 12.04 developers have taken.