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Thread: How can I search files in lxde ?

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    Re: How can I search files in lxde ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cortman View Post
    PCManFm is probably the lamest file manager in existence, IMHO. It has virtually no search function, as you found out.
    What I did was remove it and install Thunar- just as lightweight and has full search functionality, plus a few other options.
    Or if you prefer to keep PCManFm, install catfish to search with.
    I mostly agree, though I think ROX-filer is worse. I normally just install Nautilus, but I have been trying to stay with a "pure" lxde this time. So I am sticking with it for a bit. Getting sick of it though. The only file browser I like is nautilus/caja.
    "Endure, and through enduring grow stronger."

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    Re: How can I search files in lxde ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cortman View Post
    Right; I shouldn't be so harsh, I guess. It's definitely a better file manager than I could write, I'm guessing, but it still leaves me very unsatisfied.
    You can install Thunar by running

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install thunar
    and uninstall PCManFm by running

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove pcmanfm
    Thank you for your post. But how can I search file then, I can't find that button...

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    Re: How can I search files in lxde ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaviesX View Post
    Thank you for your post. But how can I search file then, I can't find that button...
    Ctrl+f is the fastest way to bring up the search box.

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    Re: How can I search files in lxde ?

    Oh, I can't. Do you mean that little box on the bottom right corner ?

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    Re: How can I search files in lxde ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaviesX View Post
    Oh, I can't. Do you mean that little box on the bottom right corner ?
    Yes. Typing Ctrl+f places your cursor in that box, so you can type "Ctrl+f" then without stopping type "documents" then press enter, and it'll search for anything called "documents"

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    Re: How can I search files in lxde ?

    Oh, that is not what I want, pcmanfm can do this so. Because it can't transverse the directories, plus it can't match the pattern correctly. For example, I want to search the file named "Silent Hill" by typing pattern "Hill". However, I can't find that file
    I think I have to CatFish instead. Anyway, thanks for you help

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