Once after I downloaded a file, it shows up in the unity dash as recently downloaded. Even after moving the file to another folder, the link on dash opens the file. Scarily even when I move the file into a folder which is listed in the Privacy tool as do not record the file link still opens from dash, even after rebooting. Is there a way to stop this?
You can use Zeitgeist's "activity-log-manager" to prevent your system from scanning your Downloads folder.
1. Install activity-log-manager
Open a Terminal (hit Ctrl+Alt+t) and type:
You'll be asked for your passwort. Type it in, confirm and proceed.
2. Configurate activity logging
To open the activity-log-manager hit Alt+F2 and type activity-log-manager. Hit Enter.
Now configurate as you wish, for instance: Everything in the given Folder (here "Downloads") won't be logged any longer.
Additionally it won't be shown under 'recently downloaded" in unity dash anymore.