Bob Jonkman bjonkman at
Mon Oct 29 02:42:34 UTC 2012

I've heard that the Systems Setting will also interfere with other
online searches that have nothing to do with Amazon.  I took someone
else's advice and just removed the shopping lens:

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

Wish I could remember who told me that so I could give credit (maybe
Randall from Vancouver?)


On 12-10-28 10:25 PM, gord campbell wrote:
> For those who are still wondering, under System Settings there is a
> Privacy setting. You can turn "online" for searches off there. It's the
> first thing I do after installing 12.10, which I have done several
> times. :(
> It runs OK until I install Nvidia Current. Oh, except for the random,
> total system lockups, which are absolutely not caused by hardware or
> overheating. I dual boot Mint 13 (64-bit with Cinnamon) and Mint has
> never crashed in the five months it has been installed. Nor did Ubuntu
> 10.10 before it.
> On Mon, 2012-10-29 at 02:06 +0000, ubuntu-ca-request at
> wrote:
>> Ok, for some reason I could not dump amazon using the software center
>> but I
>> just tried it now and it worked. I certainly don't want that
>> commercial
>> venture in my computer and absolutely don't need it. Thanks to all for
>> your
>> suggestions and yes, I forgot to google it. what does Imgtfy mean
>> anyway?

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