How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus (Ubuntu 15.10)?

I want a list of all the big files in one of my hard drives.

I can see the search by file type option by not search by file size.

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I'm not sure how using nautilus, usually when you need a more sophisticated file finding capabilites, most people use the shell program find.
this command finds all files bigger than 100Megabytes and prints what each files size is

find <the dir you want to look in> -size +100M -exec ls -lh {} \;

obviously replace <the dir you want to look in> with the path to the dir you want to search in.

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    Well, it should be implemented into Nautilus. It's a no brainer, people need it, Windows has it, sometimes the Terminal is inconvenient. I hope team Ubuntu reads this. Any other way to do it using a GUI? I want to be able to just click on the file to check what it is before deleting it.
    – Vesa
    Commented May 7, 2016 at 7:46

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