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“unlock from launcher” option not working

On 14.04 "Unlock from launcher" option is not working. I have removed zeitgeist and I do not have any folder in .local/share/zeitgeist. [EDIT] It seems removing zeitgeist is the cause of the ...
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Is Zeitgeist broken in Ubuntu 13.10?

Running Ubuntu 13.10. About a month ago I looked at the size of the zeitgeist files in ~/.local/share/zeitgeist and found the -wal and -shm sqlite files to be over 4GB in total. As this is ...
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0answers
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How to fix zeitgeist database creation error

I've encountered the seemingly ubiquitous problem of unity not being able to find local apps when searching. After trying the advice left in these questions: Application lens installend but missing ...
0
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1answer
60 views

How do I re-install Zeitgeist Datahub in the Startup Application Preferences

I stupidly removed Zeitgeist Datahub from Startup Application Preferences. How do I re-install it back there precisely as it was originally?? To put the question in another way: I did try to ...
0
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0answers
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How to regain access to running applications after clicking “More Apps” and losing them?

In the unity start, when i click the "more apps" button, all my applications close and reopen. I cannot access my applications except the ones that are on my launcher. How do i fix this because i need ...
0
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1answer
392 views

Removed Zeitgeist, Ubuntu 12.04 starts in terminal

I did the mistake to remove zeitgeist, which uninstalled many important packages. I use Unity and first it just didn't let me login. Later I removed some more packages like python-nautilus, while I ...
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1answer
59 views

Restrict file search to ONE folder and it's subs

When I go to Settings > Privacy > Files (tab) It provides me with the option to provide a list of folders: "Don't record activity in the following folders" However, I'd like to be able to do ...
0
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1answer
414 views

Unity dash search

I have my personal folders to a different partition other than home, I had a series of symlinks in my home folder pointing to the folders on the other partition. This was causing multiple entries in ...
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0answers
63 views

How to disable the activity log for the application lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from remembering search history? How to clear search history of application search? Every time when I select application lens or press Super+A it ...
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1answer
1k views

after remove zeitgeist, there is no unity in Ubuntu

Because zeitgeist continuously access the hard disk, I removed zeitgeist package completely. After that, when trying to log into Ubuntu, there is no more unity option, only Genome, Genome (no ...
3
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1answer
188 views

How to make zeitgeist just log my application not my files

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 with unity. I want to config the zeitgeist to just track my application but ignore the usage of files. I tried to add "/" to the blacklist, but it didn't work. The recent files ...
2
votes
1answer
158 views

Why does Zeitgeist use ~/.local/share/ instead of ~/.cache?

I have noticed that many applications like Chromium, MC, and Ubuntu One use one common ~/.cache directory, so why doesn't Zeitgeist?
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2answers
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Wine entries persist after uninstall wine

I updated to 12.04 from 11.10 recently and I had a few problems I solved without much effort. But one thing is still bothering me. I uninstalled Wine (and removed the .wine directory) but the entries ...
5
votes
1answer
677 views

Why is cat running as a daemon on Ubuntu 12.04?

/bin/cat appears to be running as a persistent daemon on my 12.04 system. $ ps aux | grep cat detlef 2278 0.0 0.0 8680 352 ? S 06:13 0:00 /bin/cat Why does Ubuntu 12.04 need cat running as a ...
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1answer
116 views

How to import Windows' recent files into the Unity “Recent Files” list?

I had an idea to create a script that will auto-run on startup to import the recent files list from Windows into Ubuntu's Unity recent-files list. I don't know anything about how Unity stores that ...
2
votes
2answers
347 views

How can I get local files to appear in unity lenses?

Perhaps I've mis-understood how the lenses are meant to work, but I find that local files or folders never show up in any of the lenses unless I've previously opened them. This is true for the file ...
3
votes
1answer
212 views

“Recent Files” entries via command line apps?

I process lots of files via the command line, e.g. using my own shell or python scripts. Is there an easy way to add the files that I manipulate to the Unity "recent files" list so I can then easily ...
4
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1answer
378 views

Unity search, how to get rid of certain results?

When i want to run the calculator, i click on unity first icon (dashboard?), and then i start to type : ca : is showing the calculator as first result (probably because zeitgeist recorded that its ...
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1answer
126 views

What qualifies an application as frequently used?

I am aware that something called Zeitgeist is used to determine the "Most Frequently Used" part of the unity dashboard, but i was wondering what the specifics where. I know the amount of applications ...
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5answers
41k views

How can I disable recent documents in Unity?

How do I disable the tracking and display of recently opened files (and whatever else is remembered) in a default installation of Ubuntu? (This question originally concerned 11.10, but now that I'm on ...
27
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6answers
67k views

How do I delete the entire history (Recently Used Items) in the dash?

I want to delete all the history of the unity dash about files, videos, text files, images, etc. I find it surprising that the best thing that activity log manager can do is to delete the history of ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How to remove a specific folder from the Ubuntu search? [duplicate]

Is there a way to block a specific folder's files from showing up in the Unity search?
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1answer
3k views

How can I prevent certain directories/files from appearing in Unity's dash?

This question may sound similar to the following for which solutions are documented: How can I keep recent files from appearing in Unity? But my problem is that the Dash (in 10.10) not only lists ...
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1answer
909 views

Unity Dash “Most Frequently Used” Application Disappeared, How to Reinstall Unity & Zeitgeist Completely?

My "Most Frequently Used" Applications in Unity Dash disappeared. I tried to: reset unity with unity --reset, removing Zeitgeist history with rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite, and even ...
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1answer
244 views

How to make user created software and folder searchable by Unity?

I have created a new folder in home directory, and put a downloaded program in this folder, how to make both this folder and program searchable by the system when using quick launch/search utility?
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1answer
293 views

Tomboy notes logged by zeitgeist do not appear in the Unity dash. Why not?

I am able to search my Tomboy notes using Synapse (and using a zeitgeist plugin), after following the instructions here: How do I get Synapse to search my Tomboy notes? My notes also appear in the ...
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2answers
2k views

Unity “Files & Folders” lens can't find anything

Recently, the Unity "Files & Folders" lens can not find anything I am searching for using the dash. Let's give an example : I want to find a document called "Figure_1.png". Before this trouble, I ...
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votes
2answers
2k views

My Dash does not show recent applications. What can I do to fix that?

For some unknown reason, my Unity dash doesn't show recent applications. I am guessing it could be related to the fact that I have a newer version of zeitgeist than the standard repo provides (I use a ...
6
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2answers
2k views

Unity stopped working after zeitgeist uninstall

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 ...
4
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1answer
1k views

How can I get a set of files into the Zeitgeist index for dash access?

I understand, based on a number of other sources, that files will not appear in a dash search until they have been opened, due to the search drawing from zeitgeist. As an example, this is ...
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5answers
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Deeper Unity search indexing

Unity is currently only indexing and displaying a shallow set of file results. Suppose I want to open the file "/home/Music/Creedence Clearwater Revival/Willy and the Poor ...
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1answer
3k views

Hidden files are shown in Dash

I have several hidden files in a folder that are private and need to remain private. I do not mind people seeing what I do on my system but after I open one of these files I can find them through ...
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2answers
3k views

Can the Unity dash search for content within files?

Hi was wondering if Unity Search can get or will have support for content search? I know tracker can index your files and you can then search for them, but is it possible to get this with "in" unity? ...
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2answers
4k views

Will I be able to remove Unity and Zeitgeist completely?

If I will ever use Ubuntu 11.04, it will be essential for me to remove both Unity and Zeitgeist completely from it. Can I remove both completely without running into problems with the rest of the OS? ...
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10answers
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How can I keep recent files from appearing in Unity?

I sometimes browse erotic media files but I would like to avoid having them appear in files & folders / recent. How can I do that? The old "making .recently-used.xbel a folder" trick from 10.10 ...
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3answers
10k views

How to hide recent files and most used apps?

How can I hide recent files that my Ubuntu Netbook's unity menu shows when I click on the files and folder icon? Okay ! I watch porn sometimes and right after that it appears in the files and folder ...
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1answer
782 views

Will Unity offer Synapse goodness?

The Synapse launcher was recently released, offering the following features: Search and open apps and items. Run any command. Directory search - allows opening of commonly used directories Gnome ...