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(solved) catfish demands a lot of memory ram usage - options?

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Hello. Every time use Catfish to search for a file, it demands a lot of memory usage, or at least I believe, since my cooler processor starts spinning quite fast. And most of times it doesn't stop, I must to open "task manager " in order to kill Catfish..
I wonder why this is happening, is there a way to change its behaviour? Is there another app to search for files? ( I also wish there were one that include real an accurate option to search for words inside .doc. odt files , but this is another topic I think)

This is my computer.

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System:    Host: S-MOV Kernel: 5.4.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: BANGHO product: MOV v: MODEL_EQUIP serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: BANGHO model: MOV v: D02A serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends 
           v: 1.01.15RPCD1 date: 07/11/2012 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 49.2 Wh condition: 49.2/48.8 Wh (101%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2450M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           Speed: 970 MHz min/max: 800/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 926 2: 848 3: 951 4: 880 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 
           v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1360x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) v: 3.3 Mesa 20.0.8 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio 
           driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-58-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter driver: rtl8192ce 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: JMicron JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: jme 
           IF: enp3s0f0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 344.38 GiB (73.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX500SSD1 size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24.48 GiB used: 19.80 GiB (80.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-2: /home size: 432.84 GiB used: 324.58 GiB (75.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 212 Uptime: 1h 42m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 1.29 GiB (16.8%) Shell: bash 
           inxi: 3.0.32 
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Re: catfish demands a lot of memory ram usage

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pcfan5 wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Is there another app to search for files? ( I also wish there were one that include real an accurate option to search for words inside .doc. odt files , but this is another topic I think)
Try gnome-search-tool, which I preferred over catfish; it's now called mate-search-tool and it's in package mate-utils. There's also searchmonkey, which should be in the repos.
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Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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Flemur wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:17 pm
pcfan5 wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Is there another app to search for files? ( I also wish there were one that include real an accurate option to search for words inside .doc. odt files , but this is another topic I think)
Try gnome-search-tool, which I preferred over catfish; it's now called mate-search-tool and it's in package mate-utils. There's also searchmonkey, which should be in the repos.
Thank you ! , whould it work in xfce ?
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It works ! thank you, after instaling "mate-utils" from synaptics ,I only had to create a launcher with this order included "mate-search-tool".
By the way it is good it included a search inside files as I ment in my opening post. Thank you very much.
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pcfan5 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:26 am
It works ! thank you, after instaling "mate-utils" from synaptics ,I only had to create a launcher with this order included "mate-search-tool".
By the way it is good it included a search inside files as I ment in my opening post. Thank you very much.
I almost forgot, you can use mate-search rather than catfish in thunar:

thunar -> Edit -> Config custom actions -> Search -> change catfish %f to mate-search-tool --path=%f, hit OK.
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Re: catfish demands a lot of memory ram usage

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Flemur wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:43 am
pcfan5 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:26 am
It works ! thank you, after instaling "mate-utils" from synaptics ,I only had to create a launcher with this order included "mate-search-tool".
By the way it is good it included a search inside files as I ment in my opening post. Thank you very much.
I almost forgot, you can use mate-search rather than catfish in thunar:

thunar -> Edit -> Config custom actions -> Search -> change catfish %f to mate-search-tool --path=%f, hit OK.
Genouis! thank you very much.
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