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Ubuntu 12.04 synaptic package manager shows these unity lenses:

  • unity-lens-applications
  • unity-lens-files
  • unity-lens-music
  • unity-lens-video

What do the lenses do? And do they send dash searches or any other searches to ubuntu servers or other servers?

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  1. Unity Applications Lens: a daemon that exposes you applications with their usage statistics and status to Unity.
  2. Unity Files Lens: a daemon exposing your files and file history to Unity.
  3. Unity Music Lens: slams your music face first into the dash so you can get your grubby little paws around your collection faster than you can say bon-jovi's-greatest-lovesongs-volume-four.
  4. Unity Videos Lens: a lens for Unity to search local and remote videos.

For more available lens for Unity, check: What lenses for Unity are available?

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What interest me most is, which of the lenses sends info to ubuntu servers? It looks like the unityvideolens does it. Do you know? I think these lenses are spy tools. I have already removed the shopping, music and video scopes. If I remove all the lenses listed in my question, will unity then still work? Thanks. –  Kl Trm May 1 '13 at 20:10
    
It will work... Anyway, you can install them back when you want. –  Radu Rădeanu May 1 '13 at 20:44
    
You have not answered the original question. The interest here is: Which of these lenses stay on the computer, and which make contact (and send data to) other servers. –  Limited Atonement May 23 at 17:04
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