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How can I remove Amazon search results from the dash or disable the feature?

How can I disable Amazon search results in the Unity dash?
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How to remove the Unity Amazon package in 16.04?

I was able to go to the ubuntu software center before and remove it and now it doesn't show up since the switch to the gnome software store. Trying the terminal method of removing the shopping lens ...
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Why does the latest build of Ubuntu have an Amazon button?

I was just wondering, did Amazon make some kind of donation to get this high-profile Ubuntu status? How did this come to pass? Curious about the financial situation there. Amazon's great don't get me ...
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Amazon instant video 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and I am having trouble using Amazon Instant Video. When I click on a video to play there is no option to play it, it just says that I can play it on a ...
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How can I uninstall amazon app on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've tried using sudo apt-get remove amazon and the result was sudo-apt-get: command not found and I tried sudo apt-get remove amazon* and I got Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How can I get Amazon Instant Video to work? [duplicate]

I have flash, which seems to have dead ended at 11.2. I have the latest chrome 23.xxx.x..x, but neither of those allow me to watch Amazon Instant video. I can disable pepper, but then the 11.2 on my ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wont play amazon prime videos in fierfox anymore

Before last update it worked. Now I get a "unsupported browser" message.
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How can I change country in Amazon WebApp?

Amazon webapp launches the US site. How can I change it to the UK version of the website?
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How do you remove the Amazon app in Ubuntu 16.04

In previous versions you could remove the Amazon app via the Ubuntu Software application, under "uncategorised". But in 16.04 I can't find it there, so how do I get rid of it. Thank you please.
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Amazon Prime videos play, but not in HD, citing HDCP error

On Windows it works fine with this setup, so it's an Ubuntu issue. I am running HDCP capable HDMI cables to an HDCP capable TV as a dual monitor from an HDCP capable graphics card.
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VNC Desktop on AWS

I've installed ubuntu-desktop and tightvncserver on my Amazon AWS instance, I've configured Putty to forward port5901 and that all seems to work fine, I can connect but instead of seeing the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu unity webapps not working in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed livemail and gmail in Ubuntu 14.10 but I get a blank screen. Someone said that there is an update needed about something called Unity-Schema something. Anybody knows a work around or the ...
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Is Amazon a sponsor of Ubuntu development?

When I installed Ubuntu, the launcher included these icons: Search your computer and online sources Files Firefox LibreOffice Writer LibreOffice Calc LibreOffice Impress Ubuntu Software Center ...
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Is it true that Canonical shares some user's information with Amazon without asking for permission to Ubuntu's user? [duplicate]

I heard Richard Stallman saying it... He says Ubuntu violates the privacy of the user by giving information to Amazon without permission.
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How configure the upstart in ubuntu in my ec2 [node.js]

I am using an amazon ec2 instance with ubuntu to host my node.js application, i already made all the configurations, and is working good when i type: nodemon ./bin/www ./bin/www is the file that ...
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Why I can't search from the Dash on Amazon anymore on 13.04?

I know a lot of people were not happy with the search functionality from Amazon being added to Ubuntu but I was really pleased with it till now -- it stopped working. Since upgrading to 13.04 I am no ...
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Why was libhal removed in Ubuntu 13.10?

After installing 13.10, I realized libhal was no longer a sudo apt-get install away... in fact it was no longer anywhere to be found (except in the Raring Repos). And installing libhal from the ...
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How to completely remove Amazon from my Ubuntu 16.04

Though I could find some answer in this link. Its not doing anything what I was intended to do. When I try to run the command sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping. I have the result as shown ...
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Youtube dl and Amazon EC2

I have heard of youtube-dl for youtube video playlist download. I want to use trial Amazon EC2 to download youtube videos and transfer them directly to my godaddy ftp account, without having to store ...
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How do I automatically upload/sync files with Amazon Cloud Storage?

How do I automatically upload/sync my files to Amazon Cloud Storage (not S3)? I'm using 14.04
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How do I strip Ubuntu of its Amazon referral code?

I finished a fresh install of Ubuntu "Raring" today and noticed the Amazon web app comes bundled with an Amazon Affiliate referral code. I don't wish for this to be there, especially given that it ...
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Does 12.10 have integration with Amazon?

Does Ubuntu 12.10 have integration with Amazon? I refer to shopping suggestions from Amazon will be plonked into desktop search results, shown when users attempt to find stuff on their computers and ...
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Is Ubuntu spyware (referring to article by Richard Stallmann)? [duplicate]

I received a link to the article "Ubuntu Spyware: What to do?" by Richard Stallmann which advises the reader not to use or recommend Ubuntu for several reasons: It does not meet all four freedoms of ...
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Installing google chrome broke my Amazon Instant Video Player

Ever since I installed Google Chrome my Amazon Instant Video Player only streams on the lowest bitrate. Somehow the pepper-flash messed with HAL in Firefox: "Our developers stated this: It ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Amazon app commission? [duplicate]

I wanted to know if I buy something off the pre-installed Ubuntu Amazon App does canonical or the Ubuntu project get commission from it? 16.04 version of the app has significantly improved since the ...
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Amazon Redshift ODBC driver not found

I'm having problems installing the Amazon Redshift ODBC driver on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. These are the steps I took: $ sudo apt-get install unixodbc $ sudo apt-get install php5-odbc $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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Amazon app: how can I change the amazon country?

When I start the Amazon app on my M10 with Ubuntu-Touch this app starts automatically the UK store. I´m located in germany and would like to start the german store with this app. When trying to change ...
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How to adopt an Ubuntu backup of an external hard drive to Amazon S3?

My Ubuntu 14.04 machine gets rebuilt (fresh install) very often (once a month at least) I am trying to setup a backup solution using the Ubuntu built in Backup App for the following scenario: A ...
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Netflix and Amazon Vid only work when Chrome is launched as app from command line in Ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I've installed firefox and latest chrome from download. I've also installed pipelight and flash player plugins. When I try to watch Amazon videos or Netflix, I get the ...
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Amazon instant Video

I'm currently experiencing an error in the Amazon instant Video that reads that the player was unable to update. I download the flash player required but still the problem in Firefox and Ubuntu Web ...
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Chrome / Flash problems

I just installed 12.04 LTS on my mother's Dell Inspiron 660s (all standard hardware straight from the factory except some extra RAM). I did this because she hated the Windows 8 that came standard on ...
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Unable to login to Amazon Instant Video after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I upgrade from Ubuntu version 12.10, I had fixed this issue before by loading hal, but that fix does not work in version 13.04. I ran the fix and still getting the following error: Playback error,...
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Amazon Downloads - not music

I'm trying to download my virtual copies of some games from Amazon, but the amazon downloader is not compatible with Ubuntu I believe. I've searched for hours, but the only information I find pertains ...
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Old solutions for making Amazon prime videos play on Firefox and Chrome not working on 15.04

Solutions at this link Amazon instant video 14.04.1 LTS are not working for my current install. It did work on 14.04. I been trying to figure this out for a few days. Tried both the hal and moonlight ...