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Open apps ubuntu

I used Ubuntu in a day now and I have a question. How do you open apps through writing in the upper left corner? I watched a YouTuber open an app, the thing that I saw was a text in the upper left ...
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Obsolete locations in “Search Location” dialog boxes

In this (part) screenshot, #1 is a Nemo File Explorer window with an arrow pointing to a device called "IndyX" (note that it's capitalised). Window #2 is the main Kaffeine (TV player) window,...
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Best Ubuntu File Search Software?

I have 97,000 files 140gb (.epub books) in one folder, on a usb 3.1 external SSD, sometimes I can't even open this folder in ubuntu, just this folder, all other stuff store there opens and works fine. ...
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20.04 - Is there a way to add Google Search Bar to Desktop?

I have checked the old questions but they were really old and solutions as "screenlets" doesn't work anymore. How can I have a simple google search box on status bar or on desktop as we have ...
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How do you get kate to show the path to each file it finds?

When using kate to search for a file or a folder, how do you get it to show the path to each item it finds?
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How to find the directories with or condition

I want to find the directories with java* or JDK* . Starting from root directory it needs to search from all directories.
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How to search for files with Krunner?

I was expecting krunner (and maybe the other Launchers like Application Launcher, Application Menu, Application Dashboard) to find files the way Synapse does or even Whisker menu. For some time these ...
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How to make krunner and other launchers show links, not only files

When I enter the name of a file located in ~/ in one of the default folders it is immediately found. But links to other files and folders are not. In order to easily access some files and folders with ...
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How to search in Linux from the terminal, on an external HDD, for photos, by name

OS: Lubuntu. Can someone please, help, which is the command from the terminal(cmd) to search on all the external HDD, on all its folders and sub-folders. I would like to search for all the photos ...
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Screen is constantly lagging

I have been using Ubuntu 20.4 for a couple of days so I'm not really aware of the possible problems and their solutions. This is also the reason why I can't fix this issue. I already searched for ...
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File search not working completely in folders or at all when uploading

When I search for files on my computer through file system it seems to work, although I think it's been inconsistent (working when I tested right now....). When I search for files when I'm trying to ...
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Ubuntu command line torrent search like torrent-search for mac

Before I started running Ubuntu 18 on my Macbook Pro, I was comfortable using a great torrent search on the command line called torrent-search. It's best feature is it would copy the magnet link to ...
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Understanding apt search

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Release. On terminal when i type apt search vlc i get long list of lines. One line says vlc/focal 3.0.9.2-1 amd64 multimedia player and streamer Does this means I ...
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can't search in the computer from the apllication

In all the application (firefox, discord, atom....) I can't search document in the computer from the application ; it freezes. It can't join a document or open a document without using the terminal. I ...
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Dolphin doesn't show hidden files in search results

I installed kubuntu on my new laptop. I decided to give it a try after Ubuntu Gnome/Mate/xfce. One of the problems I have with this environment is search results in Dolphin. It doesn't show any hidden ...
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Is there a way to get ‘Fuzzy Search’ in GNOME Shell’s Applications Screen?

In the past starter/search apps like Synapse or Docky had the great feature fuzzy search for files, applications, folders and more. Unfortunately the search in GNOME Shell’s Applications Screen does ...
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Backup tracker indexes (tracker index --backup)

Sorry, I'd like to backup the tracker index before resetting it, does anyone know how to use $ tracker index --backup ? I didn't find any examples on the net and I don't understand how to use it, $ ...
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How to search (Google) and have first result opened in command line

I'd like to have like a keyboard shortcut, enter a query and have the top result opened in a command line browser. Basically, the fastest way to search and get the first result?
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Search for similar (non-exact-duplicate) files in a directory

Is there a command in Linux to recursively search a directory and find files that are similar to each other in content (name doesn't matter)? Perhaps using the levenshtein string distance. fdupes is ...
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Search issue when saving a file into a subfolder

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 with Nautilus and tracker installed. I have no issue when searching files with super key or within explorer. However, when I want to save a file in a specific location, I want to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS search bar not working

I'm switching VGA card ATI to Nvidia, got problem with Nvidia driver, for some reason it's not working and OS seems not using my VGA card GT 630 and some program that I need not working too. And when ...
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How to quickly search recently opened text files in gedit?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 (with gedit 3.36.2), the gedit text editor no longer offers me the ability to filter recently opened files. The former UI is shown in this image: After the upgrade, ...
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Search remote drives in Gnome

I'm using the standard file manager Nautilus in Ubuntu 20.04 to search a remote disk drive (it's a computer on the same small local network connected via SMB). Nautilus won't search beyond the current ...
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Force Copy with Ubuntu 20.04 GUI method

Just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04. a couple of weeks ago. Mostly pretty good, but the file browsers are giving me big problems. I have a directory I wish to copy. In that directory are a number ...
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Gnome Calendar: search funtion seems impaired

Ubuntu 20.04 is my operating system. My pc has 16 GB RAM I use Gnome Calendar but can't get the search function to work properly - apart from being erratic it sometimes does not work at all then then ...
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Is it possible to search all *.xlsx files on the file system for a certain string?

Is it possible to search all *.xlsx files on the file system for a certain string? I have LibreOffice installed. Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
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Cut/Copy/Mark a specific word in Nano

I know that you can search for words within nano by using Ctrl+W, and I know you can replace words by using Ctrl+\. Now I am looking for a way to search for a word in a file and then cut/copy/mark ...
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Ubuntu Software results not suggested as search location for Ubuntu 20.04

In 3 separate Ubuntu 20.04 installs, I've noticed when I do a search (after pressing the super button) suggestions from Ubuntu Software are no longer showing. After some reasearch, I found that what ...
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Nautilus and Nemo do not find hidden files in search

Both Nautilus and Nemo don't find hidden files (those starting with .) in the search. For example, if I search (CTRL+F) .fileName it says 0 files found even if the file exists! How to solve this? ...
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Exclude folder from gnome search

I use Dropbox and the folder is found in /home/user. The /home/user/Documents folder is a symlink to /home/user/Dropbox/Documents folder. When I search for files in Gnome Dash, if the search matches a ...
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Search for recent folders

I just upgraded from ubuntu 18.04 installing the new 20.04 from scratch. Now, I use the search function a lot. Since I installed the new ubuntu 20.04 I am not able to find almost any folders, only ...
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What command does Ctrl+C execute?

I want to create a shortcut in Ubuntu which would open new tab and search for selected text in Firefox. For example, if I get some error I would select it press the shortcut and the new search would ...
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Search windows partition with xapian

I have dual boot Xubuntu/win10 machine, each on separate ss-drives. Can I index the Win10 partition with xapian? Need to search it with recall. Works fine on the Linux partition.
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In a graphical file browser, what would be a way to search for files by application with which they are compatible?

In Nautilus, one can use the search function to search for parts of filenames, e.g. ".mkv" or ".jpg". Let's say I have a media directory filled with image files and video files all ...
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Fuzzy Finder behaving abnormally

I started using FZF recently. But the output it's showing is quite strange. I am using FZF version 0.21.1 and Ubuntu 17.10 . It should return the filenames clearly.
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How do I jump to specific settings via vanilla gnome-shell search?

I have installed vanilla GNOME Shell 3.36.3. I want to quickly jump to its specific settings yet when I start the search via super and I type to search, e.g. for "Display" all I see are ...
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Which filetypes does tracker support when indexing file content?

In Ubuntu 20.04, which filetypes does the desktop search tool support when it builds its index of file contents?
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How do I get the search to work like this again?

I have a bit of a mystery and I'm not sure what to do about it. I have a lot of text documents with emails (etc) in them in my 'Documents' folder in the Home directory. I have used the Ubuntu (regular)...
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Could not backup the following files message (new Ubuntu user)

I have just switched to Ubuntu 18.04 (Feb '20), so I've been working through the issues that are unfamiliar to me. While running a backup, I received "Could not back up the following files. ...
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Highlighting keywords in Ubuntu search

I would like to see the keywords which I write in the search field of a folder highlighted in the results. Could you tell me if it is possible to set this option please?
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Search in a file for a specific text in condition that other text does not exist

I have a text file bla.log that I want to search for a string "exception" and then print this exception in the screen only if 2 lines below this exception there is no string "freetouse&...
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I accidently have deleted several files and folders

I wanted to uninstall and delete a application called "Telegram", so I have uninstalled from Ubuntu software(store) and I also wanted to delete all the files related to that(telegram),so I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Can't Search for Folders

I just upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. When I hit the super key and type in certain key words, the search didn't return any folders, only individual files. When I did the same under 18.04, both folders ...
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Replace Canonical’s Firefox with Mozilla’s one on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I am not comfortable with the idea how Canonical implements it’s name in all DuckDuckGo search queries in Ubuntu. Maybe it’s not a huge privacy issue but I just don’t like such practices happening ...
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Query syntax of file search in GNOME Files (Nautilus)

Firstly, where is the official documentation of GNOME Files (Nautilus)? I found only very terse version here. When playing with Files 3.26.4 on Ubuntu 18.04.4, I noticed an odd behavior. Here is a ...
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Windows like searching for files [duplicate]

When you use the explorer in Windows and start typing some letters, the explorer automatically focuses files that starts with the same letters you typed. When I try to do this in Ubuntu's file manager ...
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Searching multiple PDF documents with Recoll

On windows, I use Foxit reader's advanced search to look up terms in multiple PDF documents in a directory. I like how flawless and quick it is moving from one document to another and from one search ...
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Search all folders for file for “lost, mis-filed ” JPG

I have mislaid a particular JPG! is there an program / application that will search ALL FOLDERS for a particular 2 / 3 letter occurrence?
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Search not coming up with Super key after upgrade to 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fosa and I've lost the use of the Super key to bring up the search window with the Spanish and Belgian keyboard layouts (2nd and 3rd layouts). The Super key ...
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Search bar not showing results

Dash doesn't show any results but the results are being generated in the background since when I press enter I get the first result opened (see screenshot, if I press enter it would open Terminal). ...

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