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jansen [tracker]
linux:modify_desktop_session [2018/07/25 10:43] (current)
jansen [Programs that start with each session]
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   * Tracker - the Gnome 3 search tool. There are 3 services running and since tracker tries to index all files, including those on network disks, it will be slow, and its cache and index (in home) will be large.\\ Note: see below.   * Tracker - the Gnome 3 search tool. There are 3 services running and since tracker tries to index all files, including those on network disks, it will be slow, and its cache and index (in home) will be large.\\ Note: see below.
   * Zeitgeist-datahub - Another search/​history tool in GNOME and Cinnamon. Can be useful, if used (similar to the search features in Google Now and Apple'​s Spotlight, including searching recent files, recent apps, web history etc). But if you don't use it, it is a waste of memory.   * Zeitgeist-datahub - Another search/​history tool in GNOME and Cinnamon. Can be useful, if used (similar to the search features in Google Now and Apple'​s Spotlight, including searching recent files, recent apps, web history etc). But if you don't use it, it is a waste of memory.
 +  * Skype - this service adds a quick-start icon for skype, but you can disable it and start skype from the menu, to save some memory and startup time
   * Depending on your desktop choices, there may be duplicates in the session, eg: screensavers for Gnome, and for Mate. Disable whatever you don't use to speed things up a bit.    * Depending on your desktop choices, there may be duplicates in the session, eg: screensavers for Gnome, and for Mate. Disable whatever you don't use to speed things up a bit. 
  
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 The Baloo file indexer can consume huge amounts of memory. To switch it off, run: The Baloo file indexer can consume huge amounts of memory. To switch it off, run:
   balooctl disable   balooctl disable
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 +===== Evolution =====
 +Evolution is a mail/​calendar suite, and can be a very useful tool, if you use it. Unfortunately,​ a lot of programs are started in each user session, even if you don't need them, or even if you have never used evolution. These programs don'rt show up in the usual sesson program dialogs, but from the commandline it is possible to disable them:
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 +  systemctl --user daemon-reload
 +  systemctl --user disable --now evolution-source-registry
 +  systemctl --user disable --now evolution-calendar-factory
 +  systemctl --user disable --now evolution-addressbook-factory
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