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Zeitgeist is an event logger which keeps a track of your activities while you are using your computer (any supported computing device). This information can then be used for various of useful cases like logs, statistics etc

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What can I safely remove from Ubuntu and still have a decent graphic interface?

I have come to like Linux, Unix, and the GUI's but sometimes I remove too many things and lose the ability to boot back into the same interface I was using before I rebooted. most of the time I have ...
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes due to memory overload [closed]

I usually find the answer to my questions here, but there is always a first time. I had to install, de novo, Ubuntu 14.04 due to a dropbox downloading problem during the update process. After I did ...
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Problems with 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS upgrade

I decided to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. I used do-release-upgrade. Everything worked. When I run lsb_release -a I get : Description : Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release : 14.04 Codename : ...
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Wrong window displayed launching Activity Log Manager

When I launch the Activity Log Manager from Dash I get the Security & Privacy window from System Settings displayed and not the Activity Log Manager. I presume this is incorrect?
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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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Zeitgeist search from command line

I have a folder with a few hundred pdf files. In the past months I opened quite a few of them and would like to know which I actually opened. I know there is Zeitgeist which logs file activity but ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Recent Items missing Zeitgeist

I want to delete history and disable recent items recording. So i went to Zeitgeist options, but there is no Recent Items or Files tab only 'Security', 'Search' and 'Diagnostics' tab. But in my guest ...
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How to display files and applications activity?

I would like to display the activity recorded by Zeitgeist on my Ubuntu system.
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firefox lost connection after shooting down zeitgeist

What was happening in the following situation? Firefox couldn't connect to the internet, but sudo firefox could. I had 13.10 32b on Lenovo with amd64. The not so relevant story goes as follows: I ...
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Indexers - Which are in use by which projects? Nepomuk, Zeitgeist, Tracker? [closed]

I am trying to get an idea if indexers like Zeitgist or Nepomuk are in active use by the various desktops or are they being phased out and replaced? Most of the documentation online for these seem to ...
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Recent file viewer for Xfce?

Is there any other ''recent file viewer'' besides Gnome Activity Journal? Since GAJ doesn't seem to work using Xfce.
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'zeitgeist-fts' always using a lot of memory!

What is zeitgeist-fts?! It's always in the 3 top positions of memory usage (competing with Firefox and Compiz!!) ... After a fresh boot it uses about 30 MB, but after some hours or a day, it goes ...
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Safe to exclude ~/.local/share/zeitgeist in a home folder backup?

Ubuntu 13.04. I am configuring a home folder backup using Ubuntu's built-in backup function and Ubuntu One as the destination. My home folder is fairly large, and I'm looking for folders that I ...
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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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Extreme privacy setting in Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu is one of the greatest OS that I have ever used. However, I just wonder about the privacy because some of my activity will be sent to Cannonical server. Are there any ways to prevent my data ...
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Why doesn't removing “recently-used.xbel” clear my “Recent” folder?

I have searched on Google, and I have completed the following steps: Delete "all" activity history from the "Privacy" application. Remove the file "recently-used.xbel" from ~/.local/share $ nautilus ...
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How do I inspect Zeitgeist

On Ubuntu 13.04, is there a tool that allows me to inspect the contents of the Zeitgeist logs?
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What are the places where does Ubunty saves recent user activity and tools to clean them?

I'd like to clear (and disable tracking if possible) all the recent user activity tracking (like most recently accessed files (MRU) and applications, thumbnail caching etc.). The only thing I do NOT ...
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Why does my Firefox profile folder keep showing up in Recently Used (files/folders)?

In "Privacy and Activity Mgr", (I would think) the following are my relevant settings: yet in Nautilus, my Firefox profile folder shows up (usually as the first entry) in the Recently Used ...
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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 ...
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How can I make a KDE app (Okular) register its actions with Zeitgeist?

I don't really enjoy Evince, and I use Okular for my pdf needs. Okular is nice, but when I open a document with it, it's not added to my recent documents, nor appear in the fast dash file search (it ...
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How to enable zeitgeist logging for emacs on ubuntu 12.04

I would like the files I open in emacs to show up in the dash under the files lens. As far as I understand zeitgeist is doing the work, but I can't seem to find the emacs zeitgeist data provider that ...
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Can no longer log in after removing Zeitgeist

I purged Zeitgeist, but then got nervous and reinstalled it. Even so, I can no longer log in to Ubuntu. Trying just brings me back to the log in screen. (edit) I solved the problem by logging in from ...
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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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What information does Zeitgeist collect?

Richard Matthew Stallman has called Ubuntu "Spyware". Does the program called Zeitgeist spy? How can I disable it? What type of data does Zeitgeist send out?
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Is there a shell-independent search tool like the Unity's Dash?

The only thing I will miss after moving to LXDE from Unity will be the Unity Dash. Its functionality, not the piss-poor performance that is. So here's my question. I know there is synapse but AFAIK it ...
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Does Zeitgeist slow performance considerably

This was talked to me today and I actually did not have a proper answer, so I was wondering if Zeitgeist had any impact in performance. For example if comparing Ubuntu with and without Zeitgeist in ...
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Any search tool for LXDE menu?

I just installed lxde to boot into when laptop is using battery, but I really miss at least a simple search feature, I am used to Unity so I find myself losing too much time navigating on the menus, ...
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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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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 ...
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Recent Documents Click Launches Nautilus Rather Than File

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and recently, I've noticed that whenever I click on a 'recent document' from either the "Recent Documents" list in my Cairo Dock or from my journalling extension in ...
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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 ...
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What is zeitgeist used for?

For what does Ubuntu use Zeitgeist? I am using Ubuntu right now and found out that Ubuntu desktop (so unity) work with Zeitgeist core and much more. Are there differences between the film ...
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Is there a way to look at the raw logs of zeitgeist?

Zeitgeist logs your activity in Unity. Is there a way to look at the raw logs it creates?
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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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Prevent Unity Dash from searching specific hard drive

I have a hard drive that is exclusively used for storage of music, pictures, movies and that sort of thing. It contains no system files. To conserve power and reduce noise, I have set it to spin down ...
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Forcing Zeitgeist to index Dropbox folder

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, and I would like to force Zeitgeist to index my Dropbox folder. I understand that Zeitgeist is a passive service that logs particular events (such as opening or downloading ...
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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 ...
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How do I prevent totem and other programs from logging all recently played files?

This is a frustrating problem, is there any way to prevent totem from logging all of the files I watch? The same goes with picture viewer. Under Dash -> Privacy, I've turned off logging and disabled ...
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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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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 ...
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Privacy: Record activity ON?

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, System Settings > Privacy > Files, 'Record Activity' is ON by default. What does this mean exactly? Which activities are being recorded? Where can I find the recorded data?
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How do I install gedit without Zeitgeist?

I do not like this zeitgeist thingy. Because it is neither possible to (easily) configure it to shut up, nor is it possible to (easily) remove it without breaking other things. Unfortunately, the ...
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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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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 ...
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“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 ...