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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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Search your computer and online sources. Always empty. Why?

How can I access social network messages, updates in unity dash? Which scope/lens are the latest, stable and available?
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How to search for all the man files that contain certain keyword?

I want to learn how to search for a file by giving the content within it as a parameter. I can then apply the solution to search for commands contributed by Richard Stallman (through man pages).
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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How to find all empty files and folders in a specific directory including files which just look empty but are not?

Let's say that in my folder ~/list I have a large amount of folders each with their own sub-folders and sub-sub-folders etc, and there are lots of files almost on each level. However some of these ...
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Is there any gui to make a global (system and devices) search in Ubuntu?

I've searched for this topic but it seems that I'm the only one with this problem. The search for files default app allows to search only in a specific place. I would like to search, let's say, for a ...
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Is there a file manager with file search that doesn't break xubuntu desktop

I am looking of a file manager for Xubuntu that would: (1) Be file search capable. The default combination Thunar+Catfish is can only search files, but cannot manipulate those. Catfish fails to ...
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How do I find all custom-created symbolic links in the entire system?

I've created several symbolic links in different places. I can't really recall where each one of them is in the system and I've already removed programs they are associated with. Is there a script / ...
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how to run wine explorer file with native linux app?

lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily uname -a Linux router 4.2.0-22-generic #27-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 17 22:57:08 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Unity Dash not showing applications after waking from suspend?

I need to remove the cache in the software center and reset unity every time. Is there any other permanent solution for this? I am using Ubuntu 14.04
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search using regular expression with alternation

I'd like to search files containing G Bush, J Bush, B Bush, or H Bush The following command can achieve the goal: grep -rnE "G Bush|J Bush|B Bush|H Bush" Can we do something like grep -rnE ...
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How to search .tex files in 14.04?

I want to search methyldopa in .tex files by the Ubuntu search. I just included the files in my Dropbox folder which may be confusing Ubuntu's search tool. However, I see those files in Recent files ...
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How to count the total number of files/folders on a system?

How can I count the number of all files/folders that exist on a system, using the command-line? I can find it out using a GUI, simply by opening the properties window for the entire / folder, but it ...
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Ubuntu find and replace in files of current directory recursively

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Magento website in my Local System. Now I have a module directory in which I want to replace every occurrence of "Magento\Module" with "MyCompany\Module" in all files ...
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How to search String with “\” character and to Replace it

I am Stuck into an issue regarding searching and replacing a directory path included in my thousands of file, what I want, to search those directory path in files and to replace it with new directory ...
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List all recently changed files (recursive)

So, I want to display (via ls for example) all files, which were changed in the last seven days. If I'm in my docroot-folder, it should be able to look "deeper". For example: File Last ...
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Nautilus force type-ahed search

I have followed what reported in this question by giving command: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search true to disable type-ahed search. I want that when I type ...
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Why is Ubuntu's main search feature so ineffective? [closed]

At least for me it is. When I click on the Search your computer and online sources icon in the top left corner and type a file I want to find, and type a file, for example for me, Casino Royale, it ...
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How does tracker find applications with no .desktop files

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and when I search for something in the activities overview, even if an application does not have a .desktop file it will shoe up in the search results ...
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Is Google Desktop Search for ubuntu, 64 bit, hanging around somewhere? [duplicate]

I know it was withdrawn years ago, but I recently installed it for windows, and it's still my favourite. Can this be had somewhere on the interwebs? The links in this old question are dead.
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Geany file search fails

I recently installed a fresh new version of Ubuntu 15.10 and Geany 1.25. Now, Geany is not searching inside PHP files. In my previous installed version, it was working very fine. When searching for ...
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Integrated indexer search in Nautilus?

Is there a way to enable it? I want use the file manager's search bar to search not only in file names, but also in its contents, too. Also want to get it use my images EXIF/XMP tags for search ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot find app after installed

I have installed some new applications and the app's icon has already been created in '/usr/share/applications' but still can't search the app. I have to reboot the system to update the icons. This ...
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Ubuntu dash search bar invisible or transparent?

I had a 14.04 installation of Ubuntu on which the Dash search bar stopped working within the past week. Through experimentation I discovered that the search function is working but it is merely ...
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Is there a way to search document contents using a Unity Lens in 14.04 Trusty?

In trusty 14.04, the out-of-the-box install gives you a Unity file and folder search which provides relevance-based search for recently used files (through Zeitgeist) augmented with entire filesystem ...
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How to list the last modified files in a specific directory recursively

It may be a generic Linux question but I'll give it a try here. I need a list of recently modified files very often and currently for it I am piping ls output to grep with the param on today or a ...
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How to easily tell what package something is in without knowing its command-line name? [duplicate]

I have read this How do I figure out what package something is in without resorting to Google? and understand how to tell what package a certain command is in, however I still have a problem, how do I ...
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Image recognition search software?

I have recently lost an image, I know it is somewhere on my machine, but I don't where. And I have an image which looks very similar to it. Is there any kind software for Ubuntu similar to the Google ...
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Gedit: Search next match … usability

Searching the next match with gedit makes me crazy. I press Ctrl+F The search input box opens I enter foo There is a match for foo. Nice Up to now everything is sane I want to search the next match ...
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Getting number of users depending on their age [closed]

I have a text file in which there are two columns: Name Age Ashko 32 Mohan 45 arun 21 I want to get the number of users whose age is greater than 25 ex 2 in above case
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Crazy search glitch

Whenever I go to search (in 14.04 LTE) my PC flips out and I have to reboot, I suspect it has something to do with how it has only 512MB of RAM, but it has the 32 bit... It has the following gear: ...
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Dash Search is slow [duplicate]

I feel the dash search on ubuntu is slow. It takes alteast 5-10 seconds to respond to any text that i entered. I see no difference in subsequent searches after the first one. I have Ubuntu 15.04 on ...
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I want to turn of dash search animate [duplicate]

The animate of search is slow (I was using Unity Tweak Tools and CCSM to turn some animation off, but search animate on dash is slow still), anyone knows how to turn it off?
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does t include in explorer search as we do in windows 7

When we are uploading any file we may search for the file in the explorer when using windows 7. So my question is will that too will be available in ubuntu.
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Ctrl-S Search Function

A few months ago I learned that Ctrl+S would "search" within any page that I was on. Recently, probably after an update,this has changed to become "Save to File" and trying it again today It has no ...
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Where to find shortcuts to 'Search' in Ubuntu 14.04

Sometimes when I enter Alt+D (the address bar shortcut), the Search app opens from the launcher as if I pressed the Super key (which I'm sure I haven't). This only happens around 20% of the time I use ...
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grep with limited recursion when redirect file exists

I'd like to search a word in all files under a directory recursively, and output the occurrence lines into an output file in the directory. grep -ri "my_str" ./ >> opt_file.txt However, since ...
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Is there a way to search files considering content of archives as well?

I'm trying to find a (very old) file, from which I'm sure it is somewhere on my NAS. Unfortunately I have some of my old files stored inside tar.gz, zip or 7z. Is there any way to search all files ...
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Locating a file without knowing its name, only its content? [duplicate]

I have a hard drive filled with files, and I need to find a specific file without knowing its name. All I know is that the file contains a list of email addresses. Is there any way I can locate it?
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Commands to search by project homepage tag

Some packages list a homepage, such as the one for Texmaker. $ apt-cache show texmaker | grep http Homepage: http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/ However, I can't find a way to search for the URL of a ...
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Where did blender generate the system-info.txt file?

Today I launched Blender and asked it to generate system info as I was curious what this button what do: And after pressing that this came up: I also got this in Terminal: Info: System ...
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To start the Desktop Search in Ubuntu?

I pressed some key bindings to start the desktop search bar in Ubuntu. I cannot find it again. It was something with CTRL How can you start the search box on top of everything in Ubuntu?
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To install Wipefs in Ubuntu

I run apt-cache search wipefs and aptitude search wipefs unsuccessfully. How can you install wipefs in Ubuntu?
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How to speed up search in dash?

I use Ubuntu 14.04. Search in dash is taking very long time. Is there any procedure to make the search faster?
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Command to search through manuals?

Can't remember it. Tried to google it with no luck. I encountered it last week but the browsing history is wiped. Here's what that command does. You just write it in terminal with some word. It will ...
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Find and search inside encrypted compressed files

I want to get a list of all contents inside a (ZipCrypto) password protected zip archive inside the terminal. Also, how can I filter/search specific file types using grep (Can I)?
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Find and search inside all compressed files

I need to search my entire hard-drive for files, such as images, in compressed archives(e.g. zip, gzip, bzip etc...). Note, that this search is not exclusively images. The - yet to be posted - ...
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Why doesn't nautilus search find anything outside of my home folder?

I installed nginx using apt-get. There are now many folders and files with "nginx" in their name. Using the file browser (nautilus) i search for "nginx" with "All Files" selected. It will not ...
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Typing “k” closes search

Typing "k" closes the Ubuntu/Unity search box. This means I can't search for anything containing a "k". I can't seem to find any relevant keyboard shortcut that I could've messed up or anyone else ...
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How to search for files through hashsums

I search for files often in my files system by either using the tree command and grep, or the find command, but recently I downloaded some content from a site, but forgot where I saved it, now I know ...