Smart Scopes to anonymize images before landing in the user's Dash (privacy oriented)

Presently, the development version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, features the Smart Scopes project by default, essentially, transforming the Dash into a powerful search area by combining both locally-based results (locally-installed scopes) with results generated by a fast Canonical server.

The Smart Scopes project has raised several privacy concerns from users, yet, the user is able to on-demand switch OFF the online search results 1-click away via System Settings.

Learn how to write scopes for Ubuntu 13.10 via clear, explanatory and user-friendly tutorial

Cycles ago, Ubuntu's Dash was enriched with lenses and scopes, feature incorporated in Ubuntu 13.04, too.

Starting with Ubuntu 13.10, scopes and lenses will (probably) be renamed to scopes, scopes remaining scopes (like for example, Clementine, Gallica, etc), while lenses becoming master scopes (categories of scopes, such as Social, Code, etc).

Saucy's Smart Scopes come with on-demand refined search and 1-click away enable/disable functionality

Hours ago, the Smart Scopes project landed in Saucy Salamander by default (via the regular updates), implementing a numerous pack of new scopes (data sources).

Along with the already-known traditional features of the scopes (Unity Previews, etc), the newly-landed scopes come with interesting functionalities and behaviors.

The at the moment's available scopes are:

Smart Scopes landed in Ubuntu 13.10 by default

Months ago, the developers announced the Smart Scopes project, official initiative aimed at enriching the Dash's capabilities with a vast and diverse set of scopes, as well as providing an intelligent manner of providing ranked search results directly into the Dash.

Unity 7 has just landed in Saucy Salamander via the regular updates, introducing the Smart Scopes project.

The developers announce upcoming dynamic loader for scopes and interesting under-the-hood Unity features

The Ubuntu development version, Saucy Salamander, is currently being subjected to exciting upcoming features, among which the Smart Scopes project.

Essentially, the Smart Scopes are to massively extend the Dash's search capabilities with tens of new scopes (data sources), as well as providing an intelligent manner of selecting, managing and displaying relevant search results in the Dash.

41 scopes listed with clear in-depth details

Smart Scopes is a complex project designed in mind with transforming the Dash into a powerful, advanced and highly-reliable search place.

Essentially, in Ubuntu 13.10 the user will be able to search through a diverse set of scopes (data sources) directly from the Dash home, search process featuring tweakable search capabilities (like for example, users will be able to disable a certain scope directly from the Dash with a single click).

Smart Scopes to probably land in Saucy Salamander in the upcoming days

Months and months ago, Canonical announced the Smart Scopes project,--as part of the online Dash initiative--, designed in mind with significantly extending the Dash's search capabilities.

Essentially, the developers are to probably implement in Ubuntu 13.10 a vast, handy and diverse bundle of default scopes, including Wikipedia, IMDb, Clementine, Audacious, Yahoo! Finance, etc, making them available at a press of a button directly via Dash home.

The Smart Scopes project enlarges its Unity Previews support with significant number of newly-supported scopes

Months ago, the developers announced the in-progress work on creating a powerful search capability for the Dash, efforts developed under the Smart Scopes project.

Essentially, the Smart Scopes project will add a massive set of new scopes (data sources) into the Dash home, in order to allow the user to search for (and access) numerous item types directly via the Dash home (at a press of a button).

How to install the Smart Scopes in Ubuntu 13.04

Months ago, the developers announced the started work on transforming the Dash Home into a powerful versatile search area, in the sense of adding numerous and numerous data sources to the Dash, allowing users to hassle-free search through a vast and diverse amount of scopes (data sources).

Essentially, the Dash Home is to contain data sources ranging from shopping to wikipedia, IMDb and weather forecasts, aiming at incorporating relevant online sources, as perceived at a planetary scale.