Fast desktop search

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Fast desktop search

Postby Pointedstick on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:52 am

One thing I miss from OS X is a fast desktop search. In Mint 12, there was an app you could launch to search for files on your machine, although it seems to be missing from the Mint 14 RC. I really liked the workflow of quickly searching for and opening files, since it's much quicker than manually navigating to them, or opening an app and selecting "recent documents" or something.

Perhaps this functionality could be added to the MintMenu's search field?
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Re: Fast desktop search

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:06 am

I believe you are referring to the gnome-search-tool. You can install this package if it's not yet installed already through the terminal, Synaptic or Software Manager, terminal being the quickest route:

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sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool
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Re: Fast desktop search

Postby Pointedstick on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:09 am

Yes, that's it. Thanks! It's a good little utility, but a real fast search integrated into the MintMenu would be even better :wink:
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Re: Fast desktop search

Postby remoulder on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:47 pm

Discussion of Mint 14 RC issues as requested at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2205
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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