In windows, when I am looking for a file in the current directory which name I (at-least partly) know. I simply start by pressing the first letter in the name, to jump to the first item starting with that letter.

In the default Ubuntu file-manager, it instead starts a search showing all items containing whatever input. How can I mimic the windows way?

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    Read this answer and the bug report: #1164016.
    – edwin
    Jun 27, 2013 at 16:14
  • Thanks!! Might aswell mark my question as duplicate. Something i think is wierd tough is how everyone sees this ubuntos fault not using the older version rather than nautilus fault not supporting type-ahead find. The reports should be sent to the team behind nautilus rather than ubunto.
    – David
    Jun 28, 2013 at 10:41
  • The bug is actually in the nautilus page of Launchpad, so it's being sent to the team responsible for Nautilus, I guess. :)
    – edwin
    Jun 28, 2013 at 16:41


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