The Applications launcher can show and should start the different specific settings under System Settings.

In my case they do not start if clicked.

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'Systems Settings' can be started in this way, but not its sub-settings.

Update after the subsettings have been completely absent in Slingshot but then appeared again after update, and a post is saying this was fixed:

There are still many sub-settings that are not accessible from slingshot.

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    When I search for control panel plugs in the slingshot applications menu, none of them show up. – Seth Jan 22 '17 at 21:19
  • @Seth - Right! Maybe they have decided to fix it by removing completely the non-responsive entries. – user170 Jan 23 '17 at 0:17
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    Some plugins have reappeared in applications menu search, but I noticed also that several are still absent including desktop, language & region, notifications, displays, etc – Seth Feb 26 '17 at 22:10

This is due to a changement in Switchboard (the System Settings) application. We might report this as a bug, however, I guess now the slingshot-launcher should open settings:/// URIs instead of calling switchboard -o (as it does for now).


A fix has been committed to address this issue. An update was issued as of January 3rd, 2017

  • updated question – user170 Feb 8 '17 at 13:22
  • only a few of the items appear now (8 feb.2017) in Slingshot – user170 Feb 8 '17 at 13:34

Looks like this is the relevant bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/slingshot/+bug/1643014 Fix seems released, not sure when we'll get it through the updates.

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