This tutorial focuses on showing the use of one of the new features introduced in Ubuntu 13.10, namely Smart Scopes. With Mir being postponed, Saucy Salamander didn’t have a lot of new features, focusing on stability rather than trying to break new grounds.
This tutorial focuses on showing the use of one of the new features introduced in Ubuntu 13.10, namely Smart Scopes. With Mir being postponed, Saucy Salamander didnt have a lot of new features, focusing on stability rather than trying to break new grounds. Smart Scopes is one of the main additions to Dash in Saucy.
I realized this is not entirely obvious from the documentation.
When I search for something in the Dash, a UUID and a pass phrase is sent to productsearch.ubuntu.com, providing the Smart Scopes service. If I then act upon one of these results, then that is reported along with the UUID. This is fine.
However, what if this search results in a local file and I click to open this file.
Ok, after an update of Unity, the smart scopes were removed and I didn't realize it. So after reboot, Unity refused to load and after a bit of digging, I found my pre-preposed repo to be enabled. I sighed and I thought that was what caused the confict with the smart scopes and the crashing of Unity.
I decided to make a poll about this as I do hope I am not alone in my dislike for the new smart scopes in Ubuntu 13.10.
I mean holy crud does smart scopes bite the proverbial gluteus maximus.
I know you can turn them off but it is yet another "feature" of Ubuntu I feel is un needed, un nessasary and very annoying.
But I digress that is my opinion, but I do want to know what you think.
Canonical has launched the latest and great version of the world’s most popular free and open-source desktop operating system, Ubuntu 13.10 “Saucy Salamander”. It’s more of an incremental update from Raring Ringtail with big changes under the hood, but there are a few improvements in the interface too.
Ubuntu operating systems with Unity can be enhanced to feature power commands straight into the Dash, and the installation is quite simple. There are a lot of power users out there who are using the Dash the way it was designed, by writing everything that they need and executing the command. The Dash is also very useful if you have Scopes enabled.