As far as I can understand, tracker is an useful tool that runs in the background of Fedora Workstation (and maybe other spins, I don’t know) which work is to index files and speed up research of files.
Sometime, in some scenarios, such service could be a resource hog. And a user would be happy to disable it.
Surfing the internet there are various solutions. Which is the most elegant way to disable tracker?
This could be a solution:
gsettings set org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files enable-monitors false gsettings set org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files ignored-files "['*']" gsettings set org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files crawling-interval -2 pkill tracker
Someone else suggests to follow these steps:
tracker daemon -t cd ~/.config/autostart cp -v /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-* ./ for FILE in `ls`; do echo Hidden=true >> $FILE; done rm -rf ~/.cache/tracker ~/.local/share/tracker
And somebody else says to to open GNOME Settings and disable Search