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Does anyone know how to turn off the auto search in nautilus 3.8. In previous versions when I pressed a key it would select the first item that started with that letter/key in directory I was in. Now if I do this is automatically preforms a search as filters all items which is really annoying (and slow). Does anyone know how to turn this off and revert to the old behavior. I checked preferences but there's nothing there.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho, belacqua, Radu Rădeanu, aquaherd Jun 9 '13 at 12:53

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Nautilus 3.8? How did you install that? The current version in Quantal is 3.4! – guntbert Apr 17 '13 at 20:28
I'm currently using 13.04 beta. Also please do not give me BS about 13.04 not being supported at this time and closing this question. 13.04 is being released next week and the problem I'm having is not a bug, it is a "feature" of Nautilus 3.8. – user2049175 Apr 17 '13 at 21:27
I am not giving you any "BS" (whatever that is) - I was just asking a question. – guntbert Apr 18 '13 at 15:10
this question has been asked and answered here:… – thrau Apr 24 '13 at 19:23

What you're asking (and many other nice features) is not possible in nautilus 3.6/3.8. This tutorial explains how to install a pached nautilus 3.4 in ubuntu 13.04

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