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How to Remove Amazon from Ubuntu 12.10 Search Results

How to Remove Amazon from Ubuntu 12.10 Search Results

As we impatiently await for Ubuntu version 13.04 next month, we thought it might be a good time to drop a quick post on one of the few annoyances of Ubuntu 12.10 – Amazon results from Dash searches.

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To remove Amazon results from your Dash searches, simply open a terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping 

That’s it!

Now as we take a look ahead to Ubuntu 13.04, we have good and bad news. There are promises that configuration of such lenses will be easier, but there is also talk of a “100 Scopes” goal which seems a bit daunting. Apparently, these 100 scopes are not in the current beta version of Ubuntu, but we’re keeping an eye out for them.

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