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Cinnamon Typing Window Feature

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:27 pm
by jastombaugh
While using the Cinnamon desktop (7.1 rebecca) or even the nemo file browser, I cant help but notice if I just start typing, a small window appears on the lower-right hand corner of the window (or desktop) that 'prints everything I am typing. However, when I press enter/return, nothing seems to happen. What is this 'feature'? I've tried to search/google it, however, the way I describe it doesn't seem to ring any keyword-bells. I've read the user's guide for Linux Mint, and this feature isn't covered.

It doesn't seem to be a 'search' tool, and it doesn't seem to be a command-line tool. Its driving me crazy not knowing/understanding what it is, what it's for, and how to use it!!!

Pretty sure this will qualify for a newbie question, so thank you, in advance, for your graciousness in answering and setting me straight.


Re: Cinnamon Typing Window Feature

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:03 pm
Hi jAstombaugh!
Will you, please, take a snapshot (Menu>Accesories>screenshot) selecting area you want to show and post back using Upload attachment (maybe need to change image name)?

Re: Cinnamon Typing Window Feature

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:59 am
by Cosmo.
It is a search function. But as long as there is no matching object on the desktop, obviously nothing can be found. It does only open, as long as the desktop (and not any window) has the focus.

It works this way: You enter the beginning of the name of an existing object on your desktop, this object will get marked and if you press the enter key it will get opened.