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Type to search not working properly in Gnome 3.20.2

asked 2016-09-20 04:21:39 -0500

DelCrosB gravatar image

updated 2016-09-20 12:37:00 -0500

Hi! This is my first question on this forum. I am using Fedora 24 with Gnome 3.20.2 and since a couple of days the "type to search" function of gnome (I apologize if the terminology is incorrect) is not working properly. I used to be able to search all the subfolders and files in the filesystem, but now it can only find the folders that are in Home (not their subfolders), the bookmarks and the apps. It happened from one moment to the other, and so it was not a consequence of upgrading the system as far as I can tell.

If I look at the search settings, I can see that the search is enabled for the Files as it should be. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?

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I tried this search in my case (having the same Gnome version) and it seems to work. I just have to write almost complete name of the file before it is found (if I type just part of the name like "bookmark" instead of "bookmarks", the file is not listed among the results). Anyway, in search settings - please click the gear icon located on the bottom of the search setting window and look if the search locations are activated (set to ON). Maybe they are set to OFF?

zdenek gravatar imagezdenek ( 2016-09-21 15:18:46 -0500 )edit

Hi! Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the search locations are activated (I am only interested in Home, but nothing changes if I activate everything). Manually adding new locations, e.g. specific folders, with the + button does not work either. But thanks for your attempt!

DelCrosB gravatar imageDelCrosB ( 2016-09-22 06:44:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-09-26 01:58:21 -0500

TWTOoth gravatar image

I did read the GNOME3.20.2 Release notes but nothing was related to your problem i guess its not a problem its more of an upgrade to the was things work you can read under the "A More Polished Files Application" in the release notes and you will find that they are using file in GUI then search what ever you want there you can also use the terminal to search files using the command "find / -name {filename}" you can get used to another type or WAYS to search i hope this helped :)

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