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matata
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Quick search files

Post by matata » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:02 am

Hi, is possible quick search files in cinnamon mint?

I have a set of contract-frank.doc

In windows, in unity, in kde, in gnome, .............. I press Super Key (for me WIN) and write 'fran contract' ..

The contract will immediately find me. In linuxmint menu, it only searches for applications. I need another menu or utility that I run over a shortcut key and start writing ....

I do not want to open the file manager and just look for it.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Quick search files

Post by Moem » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:10 am

Catfish might very well be what you're looking for. It's in the software manager.
The menu search in Cinnamon is indeed just that: a way to search for installed applications.
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Re: Quick search files

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:24 am

I prefer gnome-search-tool (that's the package name) but catifsh is OK too. Try both from the repos, they don't conflict with each other.

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Re: Quick search files

Post by luke707 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:24 am

I've the same problem since I updated from Mint 18.2 to 18.3
How to get back this useful feature in Mint menu?
I don't want to use external tools or it's possible to integrate the Catfish search in the menu search function?

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Re: Quick search files

Post by Moem » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:20 am

luke707 wrote:I've the same problem since I updated from Mint 18.2 to 18.3
How to get back this useful feature in Mint menu?
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon has never had this feature. If your question is not about Cinnamon, it's best to start a new topic.
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Re: Quick search files

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:04 am

I agree with Hoser Rob. I have set it up that it opens via super-f.

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