[ubuntu-uk] Nautilus problem in 12.10 ....

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 11 17:24:09 UTC 2012

On 11 August 2012 18:08, Alan Pope <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
> On 11/08/12 15:47, Colin Law wrote:
>> Your first link is interpreted as a mailto by gmail.
> ..and any other mail client.
>> On the old nautilus if you were in a folder and typed something then
>> it skipped down to the first matching file.  In the new one if you
>> just type then it opens the search bar and filters the current folder
>> based on what you type (without recursing),  To get it to do a full
>> search I believe you have to click All Files, and that seems to do
>> nothing.  Does that agree with your experience?#
> This I find infuriating. I frequently used to just tap the first letter or
> two of a file to jump to it in a list. Looks like I need a new file manager.
> :(

I used to do that too, but at least there is some plus side to this
change as the text you type does not need to be at the start of the
file name, so if you have a file my_useless_file and you type useless
it will find it (and any other files with that text in the name.

I am much more concerned about the fact that the tree view and extra
pane have been removed.

I gather there are discussions ongoing about whether Ubuntu should
switch to a different file manager but it is complicated by the fact
that nautilus is not only the file manager but also manages the


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