I use Virtual Gnome 21. (Virtualbox) (That Manjaro KDE 21)
I installed a Dolphin on Gnome because it has more features.
Then I deleted Dolphin. Restart.
Baloo is no longer up according to Software but still indexes in HTOP.
baloo ≠ badoo ?
To be more clear:
what is running (htop on the left) is baloo
what is shown on the right in software manager, what you typed, what you looked for,
Unfortunately I didn’t trace either when baloo was installed and activated - so I can’t answer the original question, sorry.
See also https://community.kde.org/Baloo.
You have searched badoo in the Aur section
When you install dolphin - it pulls the necessary dependencies.
When you uninstall dolphin - you will have uninstall dependencies as well - unless you specifically is telling the package manager to removed unneeded dependencies - those will remain which is probably what happened.
Actually, removing dolphin after install, will not remove
kio hence not
baloo … only
baloo-widgets and other deps …