is possible to disable file search in Gnome Shell search as you can see on screenshot?

I want only search for applications.

Gnome Shell Search

  • Which distro and version of Linux are you using?
    – user68186
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 14:06
  • Ubuntu 21, why do you ask?
    – tomsk
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 14:30
  • I assume you mean 21.10 and not 21.04. I was not sure which one has gnome 40.5.
    – user68186
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 15:59

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This is something that can be controlled in the Settings:

Settings - Search

Toggle the items you do not want to be part of the search. The changes take effect immediately, so there is no need to sign out or restart.


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