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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get Synapse to search my Tomboy notes?

In this bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/synapse-project/+bug/683550 it says "Tomboy has a dataprovider for Zeitgeist, so if you have that Tomboy notes should be easily searchable using Synapse" ...
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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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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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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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Gnome Activity Journal does not show recently used files

I am running ubuntu 10.10, and installed Gnome Activity Journal. However it does not show any recently used files. I have attached a screenshot below. Please note that gnome activity journal has ...
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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Deleting last few hours of zeitgeist history like in Firefox?

I want to open secret files on Ubuntu Natty and after my work delete the history of open files or any recorded activity during last: one hour three hours one day one week etc... how can I do this, ...
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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 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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Trouble installing gnome-activity-journal

The following happens after attempting to run gnome-activity-journal (from a purge then reinstall) $ gnome-activity-journal & [1] 5252 $ ...
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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.