Recently, I discovered that, Unity lenses can access Internet to fetch information. Such as Video lens. But I want to disable that feature, since It is no use to me.
Can I disable access to Internet by Unity Video lens? If yes, How?
I have found a solution recently, though not very glorious enough, but it works.
Disable the file responsible for accessing Internet:
If you want to re-enable the feature:
Will it disable the local video searching?
No, In this procedure, the local videos will always be visible. So, no worry !
How to deactivate the Online Videos scope
This is as simple as removing the
Then logout once and log back in; online videos should be gone.
Right now, Online Videos/Recommendations has NO relation to you
In 12.10, disabling online video results in Dash is made easier. Just search for Privacy in Dash and open this window.
Then turn off the option for Include online search results.
I am running 13.04 and I realized that my CPU was running at 100% (it seems to me that this was new). The "top" command showed that it was the unity-scope-video-remote that was consuming all the CPU as shown by the screenshot...
I removed the package (as indicated here above), but I wonder why was this scope acting so, even more since the online search was disabled...