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Baloo - Disable "semantic desktop" ?

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Baloo - Disable "semantic desktop" ?

Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:40 am
Just as I had reached the stage of thinking that Nepomuk was approaching real usability, along comes Baloo. Which, I'm afraid, is not for me. However, disabling it does not seem too easy.

*Ideally* I would like to simply remove the baloo packages...

I have disabled file indexing with: "Indexing-Enabled=false" in "baloofilerc".

Now, how do I disable the display of Semantic Information (Panels)? A couple of examples:

In dolphin I'm unable to remove "Comment" from the information panel. I've tried adding "comment=false" to the "show" section of "baloofileinformationrc", but to no avail. (Perhaps baloo no longer calls it "comment"? It's written to user namespace in the files extended attributes as "xdg.comment").

With gwenview, there appears no option to suppress the (blank) Semantic Information from being displayed. To make it even more annoying there's no splitter between it, and the Metadata section, so I can't even shrink the semantic section to the bottom of the information panel.

Personally, for my own needs, I've found "Recoll" ( http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/ ) to be a superb file indexer. Highly user configurable, fast, and with low system overheads. I think it is very unlikely I will return to Baloo at a future date.


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metzman wrote:*Ideally* I would like to simply remove the baloo packages...

at least on openSUSE, you can remove baloo-file, baloo-pim and baloo-tools packages

metzman wrote:Now, how do I disable the display of Semantic Information (Panels)? A couple of examples:
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you can remove tags, ratings, etc via xattr tool. on openSUSE it's located in python-xattr package.
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šumski wrote:you can remove tags, ratings, etc via xattr tool. on openSUSE it's located in python-xattr package.


Yeah, thanks. ;) Done that...

It's the "display" of blank semantic information in the likes of dolphin, gwenview, etc that I'd like to suppress. I don't really want half of the information panel in gwenview occupied by something I have no wish to use. >:(

Instead of "baloo integration by default" I believe a simple choice of yes/no in the setup options would have been better. I'm not convinced by any means that baloo is ready for "prime time" just yet...

Perhaps it's time to brush up on my programming... The last time I did any coding it was using assembler on an 8080 :D (Glory days... 64k max ram, 2MHz clock speed, CP/M OS...)


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i think (haven't checked the code) those could be only suppressed completely by building kde-baseapps and gwenview without baloo-widgets.
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Thanks,

That's what I thought may be the case... :-\


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