Shopping results shown in preference to available (but not installed) applications

Bug #1097012 reported by Stephen Jeapes
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-lens-shopping (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On the home screen of the dash typing in the name of an application which is available but not installed results in a series of (often irrelevant) items from Amazon with no sign of any results from the software repositories.

Steps to reproduce and example of this behaviour
1) Click on Ubuntu Logo to open Dash
2) Type "stellarium"

This results in 2 EPs from the Amazon store.

To get the expected result (the Stellarium package from the Software Centre) you need to click on the applications lens and type in the name of the package.
It doesn't seem to make sense for shopping results to be prioritised over applications and is very user unfriendly and reduces the visibility of Open-Source software packages.

Note this is only relevant for software which is in the software centre but not installed. Installed packages appear as expected.

Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: unity-lens-shopping 6.8.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-21-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jan 7 19:46:35 2013
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/unity-shopping-daemon
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-24 (14 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: unity-lens-shopping
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Stephen Jeapes (ubuntu-arcoarena) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-lens-shopping (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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