Recursive search in nautilus 3.6 completely breaks my keyboard navigation. I often navigate network volumes, and typing to get directly to a folder and clicking enter was very quick. Now typing removes everything in the view and imposes a 30 second delay which is completely useless.

If it showed whats in the current directory immediately, and then searched it would be fine, but as it is now I just want to turn it off. I couldn't find anything in dconf-settings. Anyone know how to disable it?


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At the moment it doesn't seem like you can revert back to the nautilus 3.4 behaviour. There's a bug report here.

In the meantime you can install nemo, a fork of nautilus 3.4, that integrates seamlessly with the Ubuntu desktop. To install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable  
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller  
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    Thanks, that's immediately more comfortable than nautilus :)
    – neuron
    Apr 27, 2013 at 6:23
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    Unfortunately many applications, like Dropbox, are integrated with Files (Nautilus), so if you use another file explorer you will lose some features. May 22, 2013 at 12:52

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