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Is there something Specific I am needing to do to get the unity Gwibber/Social lens to work.

I have gone into system settings and added google account, twitter account and facebook account. When I go to the lens however nothing is displayed at all its blank. I search any term including my name and it states nothing to display. So it remains blank.

If I start gwibber itself it has found and does see my accounts new messages and posts.

Any hints on what to try?

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I think its a bug. Try searching for it in launchpad. if not there. Report it – Suhaib Oct 18 '12 at 22:48
@Suhaib I saw the webupd8 teams youtube video and it is working for them. If I can obtain some useful info as to why not working I will report as a bug – sayth Oct 18 '12 at 23:23
@Sayth Did you disable the Amazon shopping results via privacy. This would also disable all lenses that use Online information. – Max Tither Oct 18 '12 at 23:35
cgubuntu1204 yes I did. Ah thanks. That should probably be an answer – sayth Oct 19 '12 at 0:10
@cgubuntu1204 Thanks, That's the correct answer. – Elias Oct 23 '12 at 21:24
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I believe that you have disabled Amazon shopping results via Privacy settings. Doing so would also disable any lenses that use internet results, such as Gwibber. Re enable Include online search results, to get the Gwibber lens back.

If you would like to disable Amazon Online results, open the terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

This is for 64bit OS.

For 32bit OS, run this instead:


Alternatively, you can search for these packages in the Software Centre and remove them manually.

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