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Mint search engine

Postby mintyed on Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:59 pm

Is there a search engine like in XP for Mint to look up, files, applications other things on my computer.

the tracker search tool wont find anything. i chose several files/folders that I know to be in different places on my computer but came up with Your search returned no results. I dont even think it did a search as it was over in like 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 secs
so this is a dead program at the moment.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions that might lead to this problem being solved.
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Re: Mint search engine

Postby rmockler on Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:23 pm

Something you can try is the Gnome search tool. Navigate to /usr/bin/ and go down until you find gnome-search-tool. Double click on it and give it a try. Basically you either search in your home directory or the entire file system.
If you like it you can make a launcher for it and away you go.
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Re: Mint search engine

Postby Joejc on Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:25 pm

Nautilus has a search built in to use it click on the last icon on the tool bar thing. If you want to search your whole drive just go to / , if you want to search a folder just go to that folder.
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Re: Mint search engine

Postby mintyed on Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:51 am

rmockler wrote:Something you can try is the Gnome search tool. Navigate to /usr/bin/ and go down until you find gnome-search-tool. Double click on it and give it a try. Basically you either search in your home directory or the entire file system.
If you like it you can make a launcher for it and away you go.


Thanks Just what I needed.
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Re: Mint search engine

Postby pluraldave on Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:57 pm

Tracker won't find anything until it's indexed all your files. If you want to use tracker you need to have turned on indexing sometime beforehand.
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