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

In Ubuntu 13.04, if you want to get online search results in Dash without shopping suggestions, you can simply remove the Unity Shopping lens. 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. So here’s how to disable the shopping scopes or any scope for that matter, in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, without disabling all the online search results.Unity Dash with shopping suggestionFirst of all, don’t try to remove the Unity Shopping Lens in Ubuntu 13.10 because it won’t work. Here’s what you’ll get if you try that:$ sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shoppingReading package lists… DoneBuilding dependency tree Reading state information… DoneNote, selecting ‘unity-scope-home’ instead of ‘unity-lens-shopping’0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.If you remove unity-scope-home, which was selected instead of unity-lens-shopping, you won’t get any results in Dash, not even for installed applications.You can’t remove the Unity Shopping Lens in Ubuntu 13.10 because there’s no Shopping lens. Ubuntu 13.10 comes with a feature called Unity Smart Scopes (or “100 scopes”) which

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