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I don't want file names to be completed in my unity dash, for privacy and security reasons.

Is there a way to disable files from being shown in the dash?

Note that I am able to hide recently used documents from dash, using the privacy settings. What I am interested in is hiding all documents from dash.

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The files and folders lens is just another package in Ubuntu. To remove it all you have to do is:

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-files

You will have to log out and back in, or reboot for it to take effect.

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Thanks! I tried it but isn't having any effect. I probably need to logout and login again, which I can't right now. – HRJ Oct 26 '12 at 20:34
No problem. I forgot to mention that. I edited my answer to include that you need to log in and out or reboot. – reverendj1 Oct 26 '12 at 20:35

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