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    Nautilus will not search for files

    As the topic suggests .. nautilus will not search. Just nothing.

    Anyone else?
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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    i get that issue since a few weeks (months) now; i suppose its one more feature removed (that new gnome way to get less maintenance)
    i've simply added (add to panel) the search applet; which works fine. (gnome-classic, aka fallback)
    Last edited by dino99; March 11th, 2013 at 06:12 PM.

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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    Yep, same for me. Press the search button or Ctrl+F and i'm trying to search my raring iso located inside Downloads folder. No actions and no results appeared. Only when I switched to Downloads folder, press the search button, then it will search my raring iso. But also I can search from Unity dash


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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    i get that issue since a few weeks (months) now; i suppose its one more feature removed (that new gnome way to get less maintenance)
    i've simply added (add to panel) the search applet; which works fine. (gnome-classic, aka fallback)

    What search applet ?
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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    i get that issue since a few weeks (months) now; i suppose its one more feature removed (that new gnome way to get less maintenance)
    i've simply added (add to panel) the search applet; which works fine. (gnome-classic, aka fallback)

    aww mann .. this is just so frustrating...
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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    recursive search, (which works well), was added back to nautilus shortly after 3.6.x release, has not been patched into current 13.04 nautilus nor has 13.04 moved (yet?) to use nautilus-3.7/8 where it's long fixed.
    There is a request to do so (3.7/8), - current status no review yet
    (see no reason why 13.04 can't go to 3.8, with or without gtk upgrade

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...s/+bug/1077415

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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    Quote Originally Posted by ventrical View Post
    What search applet ?
    For a unity session you could install
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    sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool
    While awaiting some resolution
    Last edited by mc4man; March 15th, 2013 at 02:13 AM.

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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    For a unity session you could install
    sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool

    While awaiting some resolution

    Thank you very much mac4man. I had also seen your other research on this matter and thank you for keeping all of us apprised of the various situations with nautilus and all the other multifaceted research that you do here in the forums , which without, would be be extremely difficult for a lot of us to get a handle on many of the difficulties that ubuntu-beta-testings presents us with.

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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    The Unity Dash search works well for me BTW
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    Re: Nautilus will not search for files

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanR8 View Post
    The Unity Dash search works well for me BTW
    It is worth noting that the Dash file lens/file search does work pretty well now for 'recent' & or files in home directory
    When found the r. click on > preview has 2 handy options, 'Open' & 'Show in Folder' that work reasonably well

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