Hi!, this is an updated patch for bug[1] about improving typeahead matching, it was a result of some discussion we had here[2], the patch does the following:

 - Adds a "Find in this folder" item to the Edit menu, and clicking on it brings the typeahead search box.
 - The typeahead on the icon view first tries to find a file that starts with what the user is typing, if that fails then looks for a file that has, in any part of the name, what the user is typing.
 - The typeahead on the list view just has the last behaviour, that is, looks for the file that has in any part of the name, what the user is typing. We cant implement the full behaviour that icon view has because we are limited by the builting typeahead of the GtkTreeView. Although if this gets in nautilus I plan to make a patch for GtkTreeView so it do what we have in the icon view.

Also, now that the typeahead is reachable through the ui, I would like to know your opinion about adding up and down arrows next to the search entry to go to next or previous match respectively, similar to the firefox typeahead search (press CTRL+F on firefox to see it).

Also, I've added a byzanz screencast (525 KB) to the bug[1], so people that can't test the patch can see it in action.

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170352
[2] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/nautilus-list/2006-February/msg00020.html

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