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Thread: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

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    Default KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    Hi all,

    on my test system (openSUSE 13.1) I upgraded to Kde 4.13. I notice that dolphin has a new "history" place in the "places" panel (i.e. it shows what I visited yesterday , today etc...).
    I loathe things like these. How can I switch this off? I mean not only the display of the information in the places panel but the very fact that Dolphin collects and saves this info somewhere. You can't switch this off in the Dolphin config menu.

    Thanks in advance

    Lenwolf

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    Default Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    It was a nepomuk related features in kde 4.12, now there's Baloo.
    Try disabling it:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...48#post2639548
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...30#post2639530

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    Default Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    The Dolphin 'Places' bookmarks are defined in ~/.kde4/share/apps/kfileplaces/bookmarks.xml

    You can edit the above, or you can hide them graphically by right clicking on the entries and selecting 'Hide Images' individually.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    The Dolphin 'Places' bookmarks are defined in ~/.kde4/share/apps/kfileplaces/bookmarks.xml You can edit the above, or you can hide them graphically by right clicking on the entries and selecting 'Hide Images' individually.
    Hi, thank you both. I'll try to edit the bookmarks.html file. I hope that'll switch the history off.
    Quote Originally Posted by ezio84 View Post
    It was a nepomuk related features in kde 4.12, now there's Baloo. Try disabling it: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...48#post2639548 https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...30#post2639530
    I didn't have that history with Nepomuk (at least that I know of). Baloo doesn't bother me (yet?). As I had Nepomuk switched off (told it not to lindex files), the 4.13 installer was clever enough to add my home dir to the files ecluded from the indexer, so that , apparently, Baloo didn't ever start. Anyway, Thanks again. Lenwolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenwolf View Post
    I didn't have that history with Nepomuk (at least that I know of).
    This was only shown, if Nepomuk's file indexing was turned ON, as file indexing is required for this functionality.

    Baloo doesn't bother me (yet?). As I had Nepomuk switched off (told it not to lindex files), the 4.13 installer was clever enough to add my home dir to the files ecluded from the indexer, so that , apparently, Baloo didn't ever start.
    Apparently just having Baloo not index anything is _not_ sufficient to turn off that history display.

    I guess you would have to disable file indexing by setting "Indexing-Enabled=false" in ~/.kde4/share/config/baloo-filerc, or by uninstalling "baloo-file" completely.
    You could also try to uninstall "baloo-kioslaves", I think this is what provides that functionality (i contains the "timeline:/" KIO slave at least).

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    Default Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Apparently just having Baloo not index anything is _not_ sufficient to turn off that history display.
    On upgrade to 4.13 I had history displayed in panels.
    Checked in config desktop > desktop search and my home directory was in the "do not search" box.

    Removed it and re-added it and history disappeared from dolphin.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    On upgrade to 4.13 I had history displayed in panels.
    Checked in config desktop > desktop search and my home directory was in the "do not search" box.

    Removed it and re-added it and history disappeared from dolphin.
    I tried it now, and I can confirm that.
    Setting my home folder to be excluded from indexing does indeed switch off that history panel in dolphin.
    (I did not have it in there before)

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    Default Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    On upgrade to 4.13 I had history displayed in panels.
    Checked in config desktop > desktop search and my home directory was in the "do not search" box.

    Removed it and re-added it and history disappeared from dolphin.
    I did that the other day while explaining to others how to effectively disable baloo but for now I've left running and just hidden the 'Recently Accessed' shortcuts.

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    Default Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    Hi,
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    I guess you would have to disable file indexing by setting "Indexing-Enabled=false" in ~/.kde4/share/config/baloo-filerc,
    That didn't work
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    or by uninstalling "baloo-file" completely. You could also try to uninstall "baloo-kioslaves", I think this is what provides that functionality (i contains the "timeline:/" KIO slave at least).
    Thanks I've uninstalled both. Lenwolf

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    Default AW: Re: KDE 4.13 how to switch off Dolphin history ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lenwolf View Post
    Hi, That didn't work
    Oh well, the file is called baloofilerc, sorry.

    But adding your home directory to the list of excluded directories in the "Desktop Search" settings will disable baloo-file completely as well (it recognizes that it doesn't have anything to index and shuts itself down completely), including that History display.

    But uninstalling works as well of course. And if you don't want/need desktop search anyway, this is a sensible thing to do IMHO.

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