I have a new install of elementary, and I notice that searches in software center give results for purchasing magazines and other things which I have 0 interest in.

Since I will NEVER buy magazines through software center, how can I turn off these results?


EDIT the best solution for me was to install the Synaptic Package Manager

  • btw I don't see any free magazine in SC, though it is mentioned free at left side, you have only Buy option.
    – Ravan
    Nov 27, 2015 at 5:30
  • Sins the software center is ubuntu's software center. elementary developers can't change it. The next release will hopefully have our own app store :)
    – kay
    Nov 27, 2015 at 7:43

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As far as I know, it is possible to disable only magazines but it requires a lot more hacks.

The better choice is to use synaptic.


Open terminal and run-

sudo apt-get install synaptic
  • I appreciate the info, but it's not really the solution I'm looking for - I have no issue with paid software showing in search results when I'm looking for software, but I'll never be looking for magazines.
    – emjaySX
    Nov 27, 2015 at 5:36
  • @emjaySX I think, I misinterpreted your question. Will you please clarify "purchasing magazines and other things" :)
    – Ravan
    Nov 27, 2015 at 6:31

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