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You may already know that there’s an utility in System Settings allows to change user privacy settings, such amazon search results in Unity Dash, recent document and record activity, etc.

Privacy settings

This simple tutorial shows you an indicator applet allows to quickly change privacy settings via the menu on top-panel. The Privacy Indicator menu allows to:

  • Enable / Disable Amazon online search results in Unity Dash
  • Clear recent documents
  • Enable / Disable and clear record activity
  • display username on panel

Privacy Indicator Ubuntu

Install Privacy Indicator:

You can install the indicator easily by using the DEB. Just download and double-click to install the below package:


Or you can install it via command:


sudo dpkg -i indicator-privacy_0.03-1_all.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Once installed, open it from Unity Dash. Enjoy!