I'm using ubuntu 12.04 with unity. I want to config the zeitgeist to just track my application but ignore the usage of files. I tried to add "/" to the blacklist, but it didn't work. The recent files still appear in dash.
Just adding / to the blacklist won't help as the already logged files will still appear in the dash. So, you would have to delete the current existing history from Privacy options in gnome-control-center.
And, by default, Unity uses locate for searching for matching files. As such, these files can still show up if you only blacklist logging of files.
To disable locate, run this command in a terminal: