Re: Searching for files

On Sun, 2011-06-19 at 20:00 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Sun, 2011-06-19 at 18:36 -0400, Jeff Sumner wrote:
> After looking at
>  it
> is my impression that I should be able to search for documents- but
> whenever I press the "Windows" key to bring up the Activities page and
> then enter a file that I know exists in my home folder hierarchy, I do
> not get an opportunity to open the file- the search field quickly goes
> through applications, and then... blank.
> Should I see an icon that would represent the file? Have incorrectly
> configured things? I have the file manager open and can, of course,
> search from there- and if that's the way it should be done, so be it
> but I'm missing something here about the functionality if I should be
> able to search from Gnome Shell. Accidentally pressing enter after
> trying to search opens up Firefox to a Wikipedia search page .
> Where is the global recent document list, please? Is it gone?
> I'm running Fedora 15. if there's anything specific to the
> implementation of which anyone's aware?

On F15 it works fine for me for recently used files. I don't believe a
more comprehensive file search is implemented yet - it's simply not been
written, though it's planned. But if I type part of the file name of a
text file I recently edited in gedit, it shows up.

Thank you.

I just did that- and had the same results you do- as my "recent items" selection came up with the gedited file.

In other words, there's no real search going- just the shell keeping track of what I myself have edited (and probably saved- but I can verify that).

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