We have started replacing some Windows desktops with Ubuntu for some users in the organization I work. Because of our policies we need to globally disable the following features:
- The Include online search results from the Search tab of Security & Privacy
- The Amazon launcher icon from the launcher
I noticed that when I manually un-click the "Include online search results" it changes the
~/.config/dconf/user. But this file in in some GVariant binary format so I cannot tweak it with a text editor or a script.
I also tried this command I found on another post, but it does not appear to have an effect and suggestions still work:
$ gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "['more_suggestions-amazon.scope', 'more_suggestions-u1ms.scope', 'more_suggestions-populartracks.scope', 'music-musicstore.scope', 'more_suggestions-ebay.scope', 'more_suggestions-ubuntushop.scope', 'more_suggestions-skimlinks.scope']"
Is there a way to disable these features to comply with the my organization's policy? We are using 14.042 LTS but it would be ideal if the solution works for later versions as well.