Because we don’t necessarily want the home lens to be the default one in Unity, and unlike other lenses it is hardcoded left & right. Here’s a little trick that will let you pick a different lens as the default for when you click on Dash.

edit the file: /usr/share/unity-2d/shell/dash/Dash.qml

replace line 79 “onDashActivateHome: activateHome()” by “onDashActivateHome: activateLens(X)” where X is the index of the lens you want to load (count from left to right starting from 0).

You’ll want to restart Unity for this to take effect.