If you’ve been looking at reviews of Ubuntu 12.04, you may have noticed mention of the new app in System Settings, “Privacy“. With it, you can delete the history of your activity recorded by Zeitgeist, and even turn the “Record Activity” feature off, or just exclude certain types of files – like images, emails, and even websites – or simply tell it to exclude certain folders.
If you upgraded, however, you may find the Privacy app doesn’t exist on your machine. But fret not, as it’s really simple to rectify this.
Simply open a terminal, and paste the following:
sudo apt-get install activity-log-manager-control-center
That’s it – now when you go to System Settings, you’ll find Privacy in the Personal section.
To clear your history, go to the Recent Items tab and click the “Delete history” button.
If you want to exclude certain programs, go to the Applications tab and add them with +.
To exclude certain types of files and/or specific folders, you’ll find what you need in the Files tab.
And of course, if you’d rather just stop logging of your activity, set “Record Activity” to OFF.
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