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One is a Ubuntu GeoIP Provider and the others are scopes. To list what services are connecting to IP addresses try sudo lsof -n -P -i +c 15 Ubuntu GeoIp Provider I don't know what the geoip provider connection is for, what it does, or why we've been told we need it. I can find little information about it, and any attempted explanations about what it is ...


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Wikipedia Lens The Wikipedia Lens is pretty self-explanatory: it allows you to search Wikipedia for various articles. Instructions This lens is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10, and can be installed using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-...


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You can use: dpkg -l | grep scope to list all scopes installed on your computer. For 13.10, all you really need is: libunity-scopes-json-def-desktop, unity-scope-home, unity-scopes-master-default, unity-scopes-runner. You can safely uninstall all the other scopes and still have a working dash that will only search installed applications. You should ...


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The command you are looking for is: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search 'none' To make the command globally (for all users) on log in, you'd have to add a launcher in /etc/xdg/autostart, running the command: /bin/bash -c "gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search 'none'" The file would look like: [Desktop ...


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Unity DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo is a search engine that provides a clean interface together with a no-tracking privacy policy. It uses information from crowd-sourced sites (such as Wikipedia) to augment traditional results and improve relevance. The search engine policy emphasizes privacy and does not record user information. With users free from being profiled,...


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Unity Web History lens: Firefox and Chrome History in Unity Dash Source: iloveubuntu.com Browsing the web is a daily activity, where thousands and thousands of webpages are visited, helping us to obtain informations related to subjects of interest, downloading packages, etc. Unity Web History lens gathers, categorizes and displays one's visited webpages ...


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Unity Dictionary Lens The Ubuntu Dictionary is an Unity Launcher plugin that allows you to find the meanings and definitions of words directly from the Unity Dash, using the GNOME Dictionary tool. To install the Unity Dictionary Lens plugin in your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system, open a terminal window (hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination) and paste the ...


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Once upon a time, scopes had Python and Vala bindings. Python was the recommended language. This actually still applies for the desktop and Unity 7. However, while it will still be around for a bit (i.e. it's still shipped in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), we're phasing out Unity 7 in favour of Unity 8 in the new world where we'll have a single Unity codebase that runs ...


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First of all, filters and scopes are two different things. From what you say, it seems your problem is with scopes rather than filters. To disable them, simply go to Settings, Privacy and security and turn off include online search results.


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Unity News Lens With Unity News Lens you can do Google News searches from Dash. It shows news in the language that is currently default in your system, but you can read news in other languages too. Instructions sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-lens-news Log out or reboot to have it working!


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TL;DR You pretty much want these three commands. And you don't need to install anything. sudo apt-get remove $(dpkg --get-selections | cut -f1 | grep -P "^unity-(lens|scope)-" | grep -vP "unity-(lens|scope)-(home|applications|files)" | tr "\n" " "); gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses always-search "['...


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Documentation on the Unity scope API can be found here. That information should be current for 13.04, but there are some changes coming in 13.10 which merge the concepts of lenses and scopes. Unity discovers its lenses and scopes by looking for files under /usr/share/unity/lenses (or /usr/share/unity/scopes for 13.10) with a suffix of .lens or .scope. ...


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Pidgin Lens The Ubuntu Pidgin Lens is a very useful Unity Launcher plugin that allows users to search and interact with their Pidgin contacts (buddies). Instructions This lens is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10, and can be installed using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update &&...


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Smart scopes is a technology that provides functionality to choose the best set of scopes to present to the user depending on the search term, whether the scope is locally installed or remotely available on Canonical servers. The "smartness" is achieved by consulting Canonical's Smart Scopes Server with every search query made from the Home view of the Dash....


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You can pull from the bottom of the screen to get the screen to manage those. Hold your finger on an item to enter the mode where you can re-order, then drag&drop from the icons on the right


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The connections to alkes.canonical.co:http may be the Video and Music lenses connecting to the internet. You can try removing them to see: You can uninstall these lenses with the following: sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-music unity-lens-video Alternatively, you can use this command to remove the packages and any unused dependencies associated with them: ...


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The short answer is no. Thes Smart Scopes Server collects aggregated statistics related to search queries and doesn’t collect any data to identify any user. Only the search query is stored on the server. Users are not tracked in any way: there isn't a notion of anyone’s search history and queries and feedback cannot be correlated to a user. As a ...


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Academic Lens The new version (for Quantal and Raring only) is available in the 100 Scopes PPA. Install as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-lens-academic unity-scope-pubmed unity-scope-scholar unity-scope-zotero unity-scope-jstor unity-scope-sciencedirect Source: Mark Tully on ...


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Find The Perfect Time to Stargaze To help make the planning of stargazing activities from specific locations easier a new Unity lens has been created by developer David Turner. With a click or a button press you are able to preview location visibility data from the Clear Dark Sky website without the need to open your browser and head to the website. Clear ...


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I think, the best thing to do is to unintall the packages: sudo apt-get purge unity-scope-chromiumbookmarks unity-scope-colourlovers unity-scope-deviantart unity-scope-gallica unity-scope-gdrive unity-scope-github unity-scope-gmusicbrowser unity-scope-googlenews unity-scope-gourmet unity-scope-musicstores unity-scope-musique unity-scope-openclipart unity-...


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Just remove the package unity-scope-shotwell, for example using sudo apt-get purge unity-scope-shotwell and then log in again.


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Please open the terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T, and then type/paste: To remove the packages: sudo apt-get purge yavol scope-youtube To remove that PPA: sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:atareao/lenses Finally, update so that all traces of the PPA are removed: sudo apt-get update Close terminal, the end. :)


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It sounds like they are associated with setting your timezone and being able to search for online videos by searching for something in the launcher and clicking the "video" button to search online for videos. According to one bug report, it sounds like there is no plan to remove these connections even if you don't need/use them: https://bugs.launchpad.net/...


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You should not uninstall python, as many Ubuntu programs rely on it. Already answered here. I don't know. I don't think Zeitgeist sends personal identifiable information.


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The following scopes are available in a default Ubuntu "Saucy Salamander" development image for desktop (which will ultimately become the Ubuntu 13.10 release) Master scopes Master scopes can aggregate content from other children scopes. They are provided by the unity-scope-home package. Default master scopes These are the visible scopes when first ...


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Skimlinks is an affiliate links service that shows search results with buyable stuff in the dash. Skimlinks is one of the Remote Scopes which get downloaded from a Canonical server (along with Wikipedia and others). To see a list of all remote scopes, check out this file: https://productsearch.ubuntu.com/smartscopes/v1/remote-scopes As far as I can see ...


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Scopes are transitioning to C++ The reason you might find it hard to find official tutorials for python is because Canonical is transitioning scopes to C++ (this is linked from the official Cookbook page). You can still use python to write scopes, but it's not the primary target of Canonical... which is sad, I personally love python.


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If you want to disable scopes that access the online data sources, the best option is to turn off the Include online search results option in the Search tab of the Privacy control panel. Access to remote scopes (i.e. the "smart scope server") occurs within the home scope, and removing the unity-scope-home package would render the dash non-functional. If ...


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In the Manage scopes view (bottom edge of the Dash), a long press on favourited scopes will switch the list to re-ordering mode.


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you can completely remove unity-webapps-common to remove the shopping lens, including amazon. sudo apt-get purge unity-webapps-common You then need to log out and back in.


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