How to remove Amazon ads on Ubuntu

Question: I don't want to see Amazon ads when I am searching on Ubuntu Dash. How can I disable Amazon ads on Ubuntu?

Since Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), Unity Dash started to show shopping suggestions from Amazon as well as online search results, which are tailored to your searches. This feature ticks off many Ubuntu users.

If you want to disable Amazon search results on Ubuntu Dash, go to "System Settings" --> "Privacy" (or "Security & Privacy"). Then turn off "Include online search results" under "Search" tab. This will also disable showing other online search results on Ubuntu Dash.

Another way to remove Amazon shopping suggestions from Ubuntu Dash is to remove "Unity Shopping Lens" as follows. This works for Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04.

$ sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

After removal, you need to log out, and log back in to finalize deactivation.

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