Disable Nepomuk or Strigi (Desktop Search / Indexing) in KDE 4.7 Kubuntu openSUSE

Disable Nepomuk or Strigi (Desktop Search / Indexing) in KDE 4.7 Kubuntu openSUSE

The KDE developers have included Strigi and Nepomuk to help users find files on their computer. You can read about strigi here or nepomuk here.

If you’re a power user, or someone that has a very organized desktop, then removing indexing, and desktop search will help increase your performance. This article is to quickly show you how you can lock in performance gains, and disable nepomuk & strigi

Here’s how you disable:

Go to systemsettings (Personal Settings or Configure Desktop)
Go to Desktop Search

Uncheck the boxes “Enable Nepomuk Semantic Desktop” and “Enable Strigi Desktop File Indexer”. (If you uncheck nepomuk it’ll stop strigi).

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4 Comments to “Disable Nepomuk or Strigi (Desktop Search / Indexing) in KDE 4.7 Kubuntu openSUSE”

  1. This results in nag notifications every time I log on like “Problems were detected: Nepomuk is not running”. So this seems to be only half way.

  2. Daniel,

    Yes, this is new in the newest versions of KDE 7.X. I will include on how to remove those notifications. It’s as simple as that.

  3. In my eyes, the strigi (etc.) is the open barn door to spy out computer sfrom outside by easy.
    If a intrusion into a computer was successful, then the attacker only has to go to the data- pool of strigi and he has an easy overview about the contents of this machine – without a effort by own.

    therefore such software like strigi, nepomuk, etc. pp. should always(!) be completely deinstallable for security reasons!
    But this ist not the case! Why?!

    And ist is a very piquant question, which goals those peoples follow, who maked this software nearly deinstallable …

    Hella

  4. @Hella // December 9, 2012 at 4:22 am
    “And ist is a very piquant question, which goals those peoples follow, who maked this software nearly deinstallable”

    This is easy, it serves to those who wants to control you. Funny, many times you type your root password and other password directly in the “Desktop Search” text field, since the password window strangely loose focus :)

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