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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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1answer
62 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 ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
418 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 ...
3
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2answers
490 views

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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0answers
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Lens showing only music after zeitgeist removal

I can't get anything to show up in the Dash (lens?) other than music (no applications , no files) . This began when I removed zeitgeist. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, but still not working. I've ...
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0answers
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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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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 ...
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0answers
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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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2answers
646 views

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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1answer
680 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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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 ...
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6answers
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Prevent gnome-shell's dash from listing Recent Items

I am using gnome-shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I am getting annoyed when dash search lists Recent Items. I have tried many ways to prevent it like Deleting activity.sqlite and activity.sqlite-journal files ...
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5answers
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Is there a way I can block a folder from Gnome and/or Unity search?

I sometimes browse erotic media files, and I have some of them stored in my hard drive. All said content is saved in one specific folder. Is there a way I can block this folder from Gnome and/or ...
3
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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 ...
3
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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

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 ...
4
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3answers
1k views

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 ...
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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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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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 ...