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Five Tweaks for Your New Ubuntu Desktop

Nov 07, 2008, 04:05 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Disable or throttle back Tracker indexing
Installed and running by default on Ubuntu desktops, Tracker is an actually handy search tool that's placed, Spotlight-style, in the upper-right taskbar, giving you quick access to files and folders. The only catch is that Tracker eats up a good bit of processor power to keep itself current, and, depending on how you use your system, might not be necessary at all. The How-To Geek walks through the process of scaling back or disabling Tracker entirely. Looking for a low-power, high-functioning alternative? Try learning the magic of find."

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