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April 29th, 2016, 12:02 PM
I have come back to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and am enjoying it.
My only query is that I cannot seem to complete a search of my files from the Gnome-Shell Overview Screen.
I am sure I could do this in older versions by simply typing in the search term, and it would then return the folders that I could then access.

Example would be - Enter term such as Amy Winehouse.
My folder with Amy Winehouse would then be displayed.

Appreciate any help regarding how I can (or indeed confirmation that I cannot) enable this feature.

Many thanks

tea for one
April 29th, 2016, 06:32 PM
I don't remember being able to search user files and folders from Gnome-Shell Overview previously but, nevertheless, the search feature in Files (nautilus) is improved.

Open Files and you will see Q at the top of the window.

Click on it and search for Amy, I reckon that she will be there.

You can also search for individual files as well as folders.

Kind regards

April 29th, 2016, 09:21 PM
Thanks for that tea for one! She is indeed. You are right, the search in Nautilus is excellent.
Since posting I did some more digging and I believe I had been using an old extension previously.