One of my pet peeves in Ubuntu:
I open up a folder with ~50 files in it. I start typing in the file name, and it matches something. I notice that the file I want is right beside it. I press the right arrow... nothing happens. I press it again, thinking it was a mis-press... still nothing happens. Nothing happens until I press Escape, and then select the file -- because the incremental search box has grabbed the focus.
Is there any way to fix this?