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In previous question I asked how to disable zeitgeist Disabling zeitgeist.

After I removed all packages, I was unable to find anything via unity launcher! Shortcuts to media apps, internet apps...dont work.

Reinstalling zeitgeist didnt help.

Any idea how to recover unity?

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Fixed by installing unity add-ons: unity-place-applications and unity-place-files.

I can call this a bug: uninstall zeitgeist, install zeitgeist and you lose unity application and place files add-ons. They should be independent.

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They shouldn't be independent at all... it's how they work :). If you don't like zeitgeist logging what you do, just blacklist "*". –  RolandiXor May 27 '11 at 20:42
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I must dissagree. unity-place-application is something like gnome application menu, right? Why should it need a zeitgeist? Why "Media Apps" button stopped working. Don't tell me that is not a bug. It should work, but not showing recent applications. Instead that, it was uninstalled, and ubuntu software center didn't notify me that this 2 addons will be removed from unity. –  umpirsky May 27 '11 at 20:56
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@umpirsky - unity-place-application is NOT supposed to work that much like GNOME Menu. It does more than just blindly list applications. So, it is NOT a bug. The "bug" here is that you wanted to remove zeitgeist (and I told you how; and you got your wish) - but obviously all actions have consequences. If I had known that: 1 your were using unity | 2 you wanted the functionality; I would have told you not to do that. :) –  RolandiXor May 27 '11 at 21:02
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@Roland Hm, so Unity need zeitgeist to: 1. Be able to respond to Ctrl+F2 to run command 2. Be able to respond to click event on buttons: "Media Apss", "Internet Apps", "More Apps"... 3. search installed applications, files and folders. All in all, Unity Launcher does not work at all without zeitgeist (except you can click on 4 icons web (ff), photos, email and music (bashee)). –  umpirsky May 27 '11 at 21:31
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Don't you think that is unnecessary dependency? –  umpirsky May 27 '11 at 21:51

Run unity --reset. You will lose all of unity's settings, but at least it should start working again.

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