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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I deactivated zeitgeist and need help reactivating it

All I have been able to do is to activate it in the startup programs, but not in the privacy settings, it looks different now. I also run from a terminal: sudo chmod -x /usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon sudo ...
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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 populate zeitgeist with firefox favorites and visited pages

Pretty straightforward question here. How to populate zeitgeist with the pages visited & favs from Firefox? I remember that there was a package/extension that provided that in the past, but I ...
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make unity file lens find all files

I am one of the few, that likes the idea of unity lenses and scopes :) Unfortunately, the file lens is not finding all files from my personal folder, just some recent (I assume they are coming from ...
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Memory leaks with zeitgeist-fts. It takes 1.2 GiB of memory [duplicate]

I have a memory leak with zeitgeist-fts which takes up 1.2 GiB of memory. A screen capture can be found here: When I kill process, memory is released and everything is working fine. Then again, ...
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Unable to replicate xsessions/ubuntu.desktop in Ubuntu desktop 14.04 (with xsession-errors)

I have been loosing quite a lot of hair over this one. I am trying to get a second x-session behaving exactly as the default one provided by ubuntu.desktop. So here is what I did: copied ...
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Disabling Zeitgeist

I have zeitgeist daemon always in processes. I don't see the point of this zeitgeist, it logs my activity. i removed it from startup programs, but it is still there. Can I uninstall this package? Why ...
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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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zeitgeist not showing activity

I have Zeitgeist & the Zeitgeist Activity Journal installed. It doesn't seem to work however as I never see any activity. I'm a Linux n00b so please help??
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how to use Zeitgeist activity logger

My daughter uses Ubuntu and I want to WATCH her activity not lock it down. I'd rather give her the freedom to make choices over filtering her content. Google search has turned up Zeitgeist as a ...
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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 to force HUD ( zeitgeist? ) to re-scan? [duplicate]

So I just installed something via a .deb file and I see no reason why I should have to close all of my apps and log out to get it to show up in the HUD. Is there a command that tells the HUD to check ...
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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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How to disable Zeitgiest in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How do I disable Zeitgeist and keep my information private? I am running Ubuntu 14.04.
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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“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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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 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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Temporarily stopping Zeitgeist

Is there a way to temporarily stop Zeitgeist / the Zeitgeist daemon? I've tried killing the daemon but it just restarts. I've tried stopping it, but it still seems to add entries to the Activity ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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'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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How do I disable file indexing?

How can I disable file indexing in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...