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Search Mounted Drives From Dash

I've a number of partitions on different drives mounted automatically on startup through /media/myusername/partition however when I search in the dash none of them appear in the results. Is there ...
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Zeitgeist search from command line

I have a folder with a few hundred pdf files. In the past months I opened quite a few of them and would like to know which I actually opened. I know there is Zeitgeist which logs file activity but ...
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New to ubuntu, experiencing problems

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. While I took my time and read a lot of stuff to familiarize myself, there are still some problems that are continuing to puzzle me. I installed ubuntu on a ...
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How can I disable quick search in unity file explorer?

When I'm exploring files and folders, and type some character, I would like, instead of open a search, to jump over the file or folder containing the name of the pressed key. Sorry about my poor ...
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query askubuntu.com through dashboad[unity] [migrated]

Is it possible to quesry askubuntu.com for any query/question/issue through unity search . Is there any plugin or a specific setting on the local box ? Primarily I don't want to open browser for each ...
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Searching for file contents on whole disk

I am trying to find my old IP address in config files in order to replace it by my new IP address. I found one answer that proposes the command sudo grep -HrnF '1.2.3.4' / to find those IP ...
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Is it possible to add things such as internet searches to the default unity search?

If I wanted to search the internet from the Unity search utility, is it possible to add that? Would it be possible to add something to it that shows only internet shopping results?
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Search box in the Dash has garbled and obscured text

I have a 4-month-old notebook with a new hard drive (under warranty). Search text in the Dash is garbled and partially obscured, as if the text is bigger than the search field. I appreciate any help. ...
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Dash search does not find all of my files

For example: I create the file X.odt and then export it as pdf. After I click on dash search (the files filter is active) X. The X.odt appears with no problem but the X.pdf does not. That happens ...
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Strange Problems with Various Search Tools (Catfish & gnome-search-tool)

I have been experiencing a very odd set of problems with both the Catfish and gnome-search-tool utilities. The problems occur more consistently in Catfish search, but are still present from time to ...
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finding specific files and data inside files

I am pretty new to Ubuntu I am trying to grasp concepts of finding specific files in directories and in another instance finding specific string or pattern of strings in files. I have read various ...
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Bash History Search (CTRL+R) in Ubuntu Suggestions?

Is there an extension of some kind which ties Bash's history search (via CTRL+R) into the Ubuntu search suggestions generated when searching via the Windows key (in GNOME3)? Something that would just ...
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How to install Lucene 4.0.7 in ubuntu 12.04

I am using ubuntu 12.4 and I have an assignment to explore Lucene 4.0.7. But I could not install it. I did not get any type of help from search engines or other forums. So please any body help me.Here ...
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My ubuntu Software center wont stop trying to cancel a process

it says searching and wont stop trying to cancel said process.... how do i fix that? I have tried to bypass it using several means of apt-get kill all and some threads I have read on here. but again ...
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libreoffice Calc search area data question

(using libreoffice Calc) Geppettvs D'Constanzo answered a question How to create a Table Search in LibreOffice Calc? I cant find a way to ask within the question/answer or ask him directly But I'm ...
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Launcher Bugs or possible human error

I have somehow changed the search settings in my launcher that I can not find even simple things like 'calculator, settings' When I change 'sources' in the search menu it will still not search ...
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gnome 3.4 use gnome search/scope to run some web query

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 with gnome 3.4 I wonder if it's possible to use the "scope" - the search line in the desktop overview, to run some web query - like the omnibox in chrome, for example search ...
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Recoll - disable full text indexing

I like the gui and everything, but I have no interest in full text indexing by recoll I want only location of the file I am looking for and maybe size in my results It seems like i should be able to ...
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show only few lines after match pattern found in vi editor

I would like to see only first 5 lines after the match found in vi editor. What is the command? I only know these commands /Incident Id: Gives all lines from first to last :g/Incident ID: gives ...
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How do I speed up searches in files? [duplicate]

I know that on windows you can index your files to find things faster. Is there something like this for Ubuntu because when I search for something like /usr under files it says searching and it takes ...
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unity not searching my mounted volumes

I am searching files in another volume the ubuntu has been mounted. And after mounting the volume I am not able to search files and folders of volume. What could be the possible solution to this ...
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Program writes .conf file - cant find the file to edit

I'm running a cgminer(sgminer) on Xubuntu 12.04. Once in the miner I press (s) and (w) to create a default sgminer.conf in a default location: /home/user/.sgminer/.sgminer.conf/. But I am unable to ...
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How to make “Search on Google” available in selected text's context menu in gnome-terminal?

I want to have an option like Search on Google available in selected text's context menu in gnome-terminal. Something similar to the option which is available in selected text's context menu in google ...
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How to search Klipper

How can I search through Klipper's saved clipboard history? There doesn't seem to be any option available.
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How to create a search folder for accessing files across multiple folders?

Is there a way to create a "search folder" like Thundebird and some operating systems have? Here's my scenario I am trying to fix: I run data recovery on hard drives and some of the files come ...
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vuze search results empty or null

A search for "Ubuntu", or for anything, never turns up results: Diagnostics: Pausing downloads before performing test................................................... TCP/Web100 Network ...
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Keep Smart Scopes settings set

I recently upgraded to 13.10 Saucy Salamander and as most of us know, it is the first Ubuntu version to truly use Smart Scopes. While this is useful and I do like parts of it, I don't want all of the ...
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GUI tool to search files in jar

I am looking for a GUI search tool which searches inside a folder and its sub folders(recursively) including archive files contents(Jar, Zip, tar etc). I saw the krusader search dialog but ...
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Download website and make it searchable

Is there a software (apart from the browser) that takes multiple pages that were downloaded with wget, displays them and - the most important feature - offers a fast full text search as HTML (not ...
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Change Unity searcher default from “Computer and online sources” to “Applications” Ubuntu 13.10

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I would like to change the default searcher in Unity from "Computer and online sources" to "Applications" (Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/Rc7Q3) I haven't been able to find ...
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Developing Unity Dash Plugins

I've got a great idea for a new dash plugin but I'm not sure where to start. Does anyone know of any reference of documentation out there that could help me get started?
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How to create a Table Search in LibreOffice Calc?

A lot of our members staff have trouble finding which counties various cities and towns are in. Our work involves writing and sending letters, of which the county is a mandatory field. I want to ...
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How do I Track Down a File's Location from Unity Search? [duplicate]

So my problem is that, while installing Eclipse, I created some desktop files in different locations, installing them all (I was trying to solve a bug, hence the need for repeatedly installing ...
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real-time search in terminal output stream; after running a command

sometimes i want to search specific string in terminal after running a command. for example, i run apt-get upgrade and i see outputs in terminal line by line: Unpacking replacement procps ... ...
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Lubuntu 13.04: Can't find Catfish in the menu

I don't seem to have any earch options in Thunar. So I went to the Software Center and searched for Catfish. I found it and says its already installed! The softeware center says I must look in ...
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The search button on the top left of my ubuntu 13.10 does not find anything

it just has the search circle turns, but it can never bring up any items found despite what I type in. Is there a way I can reset or reinstall this part of ubuntu?
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Searching in the Ubuntu Software manager

I am a Ubuntu newbie, though I have briefly used Mint. I want to find how to search by name for available-to-download software through the software center. Can I ask how i do this? Thanks.
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Define sources to dash search

Is it possible to set the same sources to all dash searches? For example when I type something in dash I would like to limit the sources to: askubuntu, stackexchange, github and scienceDirect. I'm ...
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Reverse-i-search doesn't continue

I wanted to use the reverse-i-search as usual by pressing Ctrl+R to search my last ssh command. When I tried, I was only able to write "ss" but not continue with "h". Additionally when I hit Ctrl+H ...
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Can I open a Dash query by clicking on a link?

What I would like to do is that whenever I click on a link like dash://berlin (or even like search://berlin), it should open the Ubuntu dash with the query “berlin” already typed in. This would be ...
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Better “System Settings” search functionality…?

This should get me some results, no? I know I saw some settings related to "classic" somewhere in there.
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Searching a file in FileZilla

How do I find a file by filename in a remote connection in FileZilla 3.6.0.2? I couldn't find a built-in search function so I was wondering wether there are any plugins that could do that.
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Is there a way to search unofficial repositories in launchpad?

I was wondering if this STDIN Plasmoid had been packaged by someone, so I googled for it. It seemed like it has been packaged as plasma-widget-stdin. However, this (unofficial) ppa also contained a ...
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How to index Tomboy notes with Recoll?

I would like to index the notes from Tomboy using the recoll desktop search engine. The notes are in XML, stored in .local/share/tomboy. How to do this?
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Combined address/search bar in firefox

For a long time on Windows and OSX, Firefox has had combined search and address bar without recourse to any addon. I am running Ubuntu and the search and address bar is separate and I can't find any ...
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How can I extract sentences from any search engine?

For people who are learning a foreign language it is very helpful to see usage of particular words in a sentence. For example you want to see different inflections of a verb. I used to look at usage ...
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Split a variable line by line

I initialize variable like this: dmesgDevs=$(dmesg | grep idVendor) and want to print it line by line and then check if theres is word in particular line.
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Find what packages are installed from a repository

I'm trying to find what packages I have installed from a repository using terminal commands. I found a post somewhere saying I could use aptitude search "?origin (<repository>) ?installed", but ...
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Icecat context search finds nothing unless 'Deep search' is performed (Xfce)

Xfce 4.10 has a search option in the context menu. Right clicking a folder, one can search its contents with Icecat. But the search gives invariably no results, unless the 'deep search' button (in the ...
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What application do the same what shazam or soundhound does on android?

What application do the same what shazam or soundhound does on android? Shazam for windows and MacOs, I don't like wine, plus it is commercial. You can verify about 2-5 songs and must pay to ...