[Bug 51909] Nautilus doesn't categorize search results, leaves users confused

Joseph Garvin k04jg02 at kzoo.edu
Wed Jul 5 00:26:47 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

I opened up my home folder in nautilus, clicked search, and typed in
"libsdl". A picture of a US soldier in Iraq came up. "libsdl" wasn't in
the filename. I was left completely and totally confused. I assumed the
search feature was either broken or my beagle index had become
corrupted. And then with that thought I realized that since nautilus is
just doing beagle searches, it's giving me all the stuff beagle would. I
had downloaded the picture from a CNN.com news story.

Joe blow user isn't going to infer this. He's going to think nautilus is
broken. It'd be nice if nautilus displayed search results the same way
beagle did (with some context) so that users would understand weird
results like this. An easier measure for the time being though would be
to by default have nautilus searches not search webpages.

What's strange is that the picture it returned was the one I had saved
manually on disk, not something from the browser's cache. So I'm not
sure how any words besides its filename got associated with it, unless
the beagle firefox extension is smart enough to save keywords from the
webpage images are saved from with the image (and uh, if not, we have a
separate bug.. and a feature request ;P).

** Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

Nautilus doesn't categorize search results, leaves users confused

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