Search function in Cinnamon Menu

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Search function in Cinnamon Menu

Postby vistad » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:45 am

Cinnamon menu search field worked great in Gnome 2 searching repositories and local files. I really really miss it! We need it. Clem, please put it back!
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Re: Search function in Cinnamon Menu

Postby veggen » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:08 am

Back then it wasn't Cinnamon, but I get the gist. I pretty sure the menu features will eventually be ported, it just takes time.

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Re: Search function in Cinnamon Menu

Postby bimsebasse » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:47 am

Baby steps, in Cinnamon 1.1.4. the search will filter system settings as well (e.g. if you type "mouse" the mouse settings in system settings will appear), hopefully not too long from now it will zeitgeist integration so you can filter recently used files and folders - but, searching repositories? Did the old Mint Menu do that? I don't remember ever seeing an uninstalled repo package in mint menu. There's a gnome shell extension that does exactly that, I'll try and port it to Cinnamon at some port.
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Re: Search function in Cinnamon Menu

Postby cgrantmccool » Mon May 07, 2012 9:19 pm

I am currently getting around this issue with Gnome-Do...I've crippled it down to internet searches and within file folders that I have tons of junk in. It works alright, but, of course, you have to change the keyboard macro for how to activate Gnome-Do so it doesn't conflict with the Special key opening up the regular Menu.

With the number of files and subject areas I deal with a fast, indexed search of key folders is an essential function, for me.

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Re: Search function in Cinnamon Menu

Postby xenopeek » Tue May 08, 2012 11:05 am

The menu on Linux Mint 11 indeed also searched for installable packages in the repository.

Does dalcde's Classic Menu applet not provide this functionality on Cinnamon? http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/46
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