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    Smart scopes

    As it just landed will keep short the neg. comments
    There are some interesting & useful scopes that myself *may* make use of if continuing with unity past 13.04 (50-50 there
    Some of the things looking for took a bit to figure out but otherwise worked fairly well
    (ex. - getting results for manpages thru the manscope - needed category of 'code', scope of manpages, searches on only manpage name itself

    What will eventually become tiresome here is that it, (smart scopes) decides what categories & scopes to enable as one types a search. There seems to be no way yet or ever to allow the user to set & tell 'smart' to leave alone. So alot of time can be lost disabling/enabling to fine tune/limit results

    There are some available options (schemas/keys), but they are limited & not as useful as they could be..
    2 examples, don't expect much positive response
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...y/+bug/1189058
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...y/+bug/1189060

    the music lens -
    With a whole host of new music player scopes (good deal there), the music lens can become a complete joke if one installs more than 1 supported player, There is no longer a "source" filter, so the more players installed the more duplicated results with no clear way to tell which result, (icon/thumbnail), goes to what player
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1189038

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    Re: Smart scopes

    I have all my data, music, videos on an Ubuntu server using NFS. Current version of the lenses don't search the folders on the server, which should be quite useful.

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    Re: Disabling server scopes (product search

    At least here find a number of the new scopes useful, many of which require online access enabled & the 'more-suggestions scope'

    However have no interest in products from Amazon, Target, ect from being displayed, ever.
    Those are not from a packaged scope so to remove am doing in dconf as in screen.

    Got their names from here - https://productsearch.ubuntu.com/sma...s/v1/search?q=
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    Re: Smart scopes

    2 more "more-suggestions scopes" that I've no use for here that can be 'blacklisted' in gsettings
    more_suggestions-ebay.scope
    more_suggestions-etsy.scope

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    How To Disable Amazon / Shopping Suggestions And Other Unity Scopes In Ubuntu 13.10

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/how-t...-shopping.html

    In Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) you can't remove the Shopping lens but there is another way to achieve the same thing and it seems this isn't obvious because I've seen quite a few users complaining about it.
    [edit]. That being said I think it is simpler. Just toggle the "include online search results" in Security and Privacy settings found under the search tab.
    Last edited by philinux; October 12th, 2013 at 02:46 PM.

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