If people are using the Linux-based operating system Ubuntu 7.10, they would find that indexing of files is automatically enabled in this version. If this option is enabled, all the contents of the files are automatically read and indexed at regular intervals. Now, even if that is convenient for people using the Deskbar or Tracker software, it might not be so convenient for the user's computer. The indexing takes up a lot of space in the disk and CPU in a computer. Users may choose to disable it by going to the 'Menu Systems' option, followed by the 'Preferences' option and then to the 'Indexing Preferences' option. They have to look for 'Enable indexing' and 'Enable watching' and uncheck the boxes.