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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?

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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:

sudo apt-get install activity-log-manager

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: enter image description here 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.

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The privacy tool in 12.04 is the same as the settings shown there. – pt123 Jun 3 '12 at 21:27

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