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How to disable file indexing in Lubuntu 14.04?

I use Lubuntu on an old XP laptop, and it works like a charm. In XP I was able to turn off indexing of the hard disk and it would increase performance a bit and I found out how to do it Ubuntu as well ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and ...
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Tracker recursive indexing fails

I would like tracker to index my complete home directory and all sub-directories / files. I set my home directory as the only directory in the tracker "places" (for indexing) in the tracker ...
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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software ...
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How can I search within pdf content?

We used recoll with a desktop PC for searching between PDF-s. In the last week we moved everything to a server. Is there alternative recoll solution for server. We would like to index PDF files and by ...
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Recoll - disable full text indexing

I like the gui and everything, but I have no interest in full text indexing by recoll I want only location of the file I am looking for and maybe size in my results It seems like i should be able to ...
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Using Ubuntu as a file server for retrieving documents pdfs etc

I have about 10000 pdfs stored in a windows Pc now, I would like to use Ubuntu to make it a file server and use a browser inter-phase to access or search for the documents from other windows PCs. Does ...
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How to index Tomboy notes with Recoll?

I would like to index the notes from Tomboy using the recoll desktop search engine. The notes are in XML, stored in .local/share/tomboy. How to do this?
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Force Unity Dash to index all files on Home

Not all files on my home directory can be found via Dash, can I force Dash to index all files so I can search for any files in any depth via Dash?
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get a webpage from a local service

I was using the google-desktop's service for ubuntu (the abandoned package). You can get Google-desktop search results on a webpage in the browser. I was wondering if there is a way to get that ...
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deskbar-applet function for Ubuntu 12.10 non-unity?

Is there any tool similar to Deskbar available for Ubuntu 12.10? Using Unity, the file lens does the job, but I can't work with Unity, so I have to use another desktop environment (fallback ...
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What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu with instant results?

What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu and get results almost instantly? I have used catfish , tracker and the usual search tool provided with ubuntu. Tracker finds nothing, ubuntu ...
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Is virtuoso-t restarting indexing after every boot?

virtuoso-t is indexing my files again, which takes a massively long time with all my CD's ripped to flac and converted to mp3 and ogg, not to mention all other files on the system. PID USER PR ...
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How do I disable file indexing?

How can I disable file indexing in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Mp3s synced on Ubuntu One not showing up under artist or album

I have synced approximately 10GB of music with U1 over the last 48 hours. Nearly everything appears OK: the songs are tagged correctly, I can queue and play them. However, with the exception of a few ...
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What exactly does Zeitgeist index?

I am not clear on this. Does Zeitgeist index the contents of my document so searches are more relevant? Or is Zeitgeist only searching the name/extension of my documents?
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Does Calibre support Full Text Indexing / Search?

Calibre has tons of plugins, but what I really miss is full text search for all my books (mainly pdf and DJVU). Is this implemented, is there a plugin available? I can only find feature requests that ...
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How to index a pdf document?

I am reading a PDF document in Ubuntu 11.04 using the default "Document Viewer". The document is more than 500 pages and it takes a while to complete a "Find ..." for a particular text. Is there a way ...
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Zeitgeist does not index folders in NTFS partition

I am using Synapse + Unity Dash for searching and it seems that neither of these can index folders I've accessed in my NTFS partition. I believe this is because Zeitgeist does not index folders, and ...
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Indexing File Contents

People seem to have already asked about indexing file system: What options are there for indexing my filesystem? Alternatives to OS X's Spotlight? but I want to actually just index a certain ...
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Thunderbird won't remember that I've turned off Global Search and Indexing

I've turned off Thunderbird's "Global Search and Indexing" over and over again. I've deleted the global-messages-db.sqlite file more than once. This works for one session, but as soon as I restart my ...
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What options are there for indexing my filesystem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu have an alternative to OS X's Spotlight? Wondering what people are using to index and search their file systems. I'm looking for something with low ...