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I recently upgraded to 13.10 Saucy Salamander and as most of us know, it is the first Ubuntu version to truly use Smart Scopes. While this is useful and I do like parts of it, I don't want all of the results it brings.

So, I went over to the Filter Results bar and changed it to what I wanted (it was giving me online results over searching my computer and such, such not even bringing up Firefox when I searched for it) and then started the program I wanted.

Later I went back to search and all of those specifications I made were gone. It was bringing up online results first again and all of the defaults I had turned off were back on.

Here's a screenshot of what is happening: firefox search

I don't completely want to remove Scopes, as I have heard this can cause problems, but I really would like the functionality I need.

Also, when I go to, say the Applications Scope, it just shows this:

application scope

I can't browse my applications!

Please help me, as I really don't want to remove Scopes or even down-grade to 13.04!

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Problem solved? – Kaz Wolfe Dec 17 '13 at 20:04
@FrankSlezak Sorry, I had to go get my braces taken off Hallelujah!Hallelujah! Yes, marking as answer – RPi Awesomeness Dec 18 '13 at 2:11
Glad i could help. WOAH. 777 reputation.... – Kaz Wolfe Dec 18 '13 at 22:19
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try installing unity-lens-applications

You can do this by sudo apt-get install unity-lens-applications

If that doesn't work, remove it with sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-applications
MAKE SURE IT WON'T REMOVE ANY OTHER PACKAGES! If it does, make a note of them.

Then, sudo apt-get install unity-lens-applications <+ any purged>

Also, try sudo apt-get install unity-scope-home

If that doesn't work, try rm -rf ~/.local/share/zeitgeist and relogging.

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This worked when I ran sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-applications and then sudo apt-get install unity-lens-applications. This didn't seem to work, so I also tried sudo apt-get purge unity-scope-home and then sudo apt-get install unity-scope-home, as per this answer. I then logged out and back in again and it works perfectly! The good old purge-reinstall-logout-login approach works again. – RPi Awesomeness Dec 18 '13 at 2:16
Okay...just rebooted and the issue is back :P – RPi Awesomeness Dec 19 '13 at 2:50
ehrm... it appears to be a config. Try rm -rf ~/.local/share/zeitgeist – Kaz Wolfe Dec 19 '13 at 17:22
Do I need to logout and back in again for it to take effect, because just running the command has no effect.. :( – RPi Awesomeness Dec 19 '13 at 18:16
read the answer... – Kaz Wolfe Dec 19 '13 at 18:29

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