Dash Privacy Interface adds app icon, focused mode and legal notice attention
Weeks ago, the developers landed Unity Shopping lens (by default) in Ubuntu 12.10, lens that, along with its shopping utility, "forced" the developers to implement a legal notice (exposed on the lens bar), necessary to align online services-based searches with legal standards.
Furthermore, a new option (accessible under
System Settings-->Privacy-->Include online search results) is available in Ubuntu 12.10, tool suitable to disable the communication between the Dash and online services.
Dash Privacy Interface is a pleasant-to-the-eye interesting tool, presenting itself as an effective manner of both noticing users about the online search results (an informative aspect) and providing a hassle-free clickable method of disabling online search results (a practical 1 click-away approach).
Basically, probably an interesting use case of Dash Privacy Interface would be its implementation in Ubuntu (by default, launched after the user has logged in for x times), while removing the white-ish legal notice icon from the Dash.
Consequently, the Dash will become cleaner (without a permanent attention-like icon), latter-generated job maneuvered by the Dash Privacy Interface, a global all-in-one clear clean window.
The new 12.10.4 version gained a new icon (white on orange look) and an "absolute" approach, meaning, launching the app, opens the app, closing the app is to be performed by clicking on one of the two available buttons (contrary, the app remains focused).
Along with a no-titlebar approach, the 12.10.4 version adds a legal notice link, consequently, clicking on
the legal notice, opens the above mentioned legal notice via Firefox (action similar to clicking on Dash's legal notice monochrome icon).
How do we install (test) Dash Privacy Interface 12.10.4?
Add the following official PPA (Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dash-privacy-interface-t/dash-privacy-interface
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dash-privacy-interface
Launch Dash Privacy Interface via the Dash by typing
dash privacy interface into the search area.