Hello Linux Geeksters. Canonical has developed the Unity Smart Scopes project for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, transforming the Dash into a search area, acting itself like a search engine, capable of searching on both the local computer and online websites. Read this article to find out more about the Unity Smart Scopes (100 Scopes). Part of the project is also, Lens Shopping, which return results from web portals like Amazon or Ebay.
In this article I will show you how to properly deactivate Lens Shopping on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. There is no package to uninstall, since it is part of the Smart Scopes, so we can only deactivate the Amazon, Ebay, Music Store, Popular Tracks Online, Skimlinks, Ubuntu and Ubuntu One Music Search Shop in the smart scopes, with this oneliner:
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']"
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