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Questions tagged [search]

Generic term to indicate a user initiated search

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Change the monitor for “search”

Short answer: I've got primary and secondary screen. I'd like to see "search" results (special ket" on my secondary screen. Longer explanation: I'm using Ubuntu 18.10. I've got a monitor and TV. I'd ...
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Adding custom search engine to Thunderbird (Redux)

Thunderbird 60 32-bit, Win 7 x64. On this page Adding custom search engine to Thunderbird, I read: Open this link in web browser and download the Google search plugin for thunderbird. But the ...
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How to count number of occurrences of search pattern in a text in Libreoffice?

I want to know the count number of occurrences of search pattern in a text in Libreoffice V.6.0.6.2 in Ubuntu 18.04, such a feature available in Word by Microsoft when you place a pattern to search in ...
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create a new file in the background

How do I search for all files that start with the system's origin and redirect the error output to a file named errorfile.txt for example and the output of the redirection command to the files.txt ...
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How to search files via the file selection dialogue? (keyboard shortcut)

Clicking on a shortcut folder and typing directly afterwards allows for searching for files. And in Windows, the file selection manager has much of the real Windows Explorer functionality, including ...
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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 file search same as windows?

It cannot be said windows search. I just meant that, it would be better if I type any keywords & it should not search in top of at the bottom in nautilus. But in my case, it should search hidden ...
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Terminal only outputs last few lines and everything before is deleted

I am using grep to find strings in multiple files. It outputs a lot of text which is what I need, but then terminal just deletes all the output while grep continues working and so I can see only last ...
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Is there any way to massively increase the speed of searching through files when using Ubuntu's search function?

I'm using an SSD with multiple partitions. If it requires dedicating a lot of computer resources to have this be faster, that's ok I want to search the names of files, folders, and applications using ...
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How to restore or clean the Application Menu Unity in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I have deleted the folder with the files of IntelliJ to make a fresh reinstall, if go to the new folder and run: sh idea.sh It works! But if I try to run it from the sidebar (I don't know the ...
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How can I search for multiple files at once? Linux GUI

In windows XP, after switching to advanced search mode I used to be able to search for multiple files merely by adding a comma between them like this.... 90025,90028,90094 and that would return the ...
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Saving a search to the sidebar in the Ubuntu File Manager

I'd like to setup some saved searches in the sidebar of the Ubuntu File Manager. Files modified in the last 3 days Files over 30MB I'm not interested in doing this via the Terminal. After some ...
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How to search by pattern in thunar

In Thunar it is possible to open a small search box by pressing Ctrl+f but when you type in something the results seem to take into account only the first letters of the filename. If you search for ...
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How can I use exotic file search parameters like in Windows Explorer?

Windows Explorer allows for very specific file searching parameters such as framerate=≥30 or width:1600. For each of these columns, a search parameter can be set: This is the beginning of the list. ...
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What does the cog wheel in Ubuntu's Settings > Search do?

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04.1 in a virtual machine. After fully updating the system via the command line, I looked at various options in Settings. The bottom row of the Search window ...
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Make typing in the file explorer just scroll down to that file alphabetically rather than search [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu typing in the file explorer would scroll down your directory alphabetically based on your typing. Now it does a find/search which is much slower and... a horrible ...
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Built-in calculator to GNOME search window

Using Ubuntu 18.04. On prior versions of Ubuntu GNOME, I could type basic expressions into the gnome search bar and get the answer. Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 however, I cannot; it shows ...
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Why does Nautilus' search function jam directory navigation? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04, I do this: Super-E to open Nautilus Click on Home Type a letter of a desired directory, e.g. d if I want to go to Documents. I then try to mouse-click on Documents. But at this ...
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How can I configure GNOME so that it searches EXIF data?

I would like to be able to search all my images metadata when searching via Nautilus or Activities. So far I have not been able to do anything more than search image file names. I know that GNOME ...
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How to make KHelpCenter show info-pages, man-pages and information from ScrollKeeper database and make full text search?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed. I want to search for documentation and read it off-line (as it is included to the installed packages). Yelp does not work for this purpose. So I tried to use ...
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How to run full text search on help pages offline (from Yelp / gnome-help or something other)?

I have both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed. I want to search for documentation and read it off-line (as it is included to the installed packages in /usr/share/help and other ...
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Text only launcher Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 and I am pretty happy. One of the few things bugging me is that I used super and then just typing quite a lot for starting software in Ubuntu 14.04. With ...
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No Applications Showing In Ubuntu 18.04. Even Search is not working

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my Dell 7559 and I have reinstalled it too but still when I click on "Show Applications" it's empty. Even Search is not working too. Whenever I search for something ...
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Is it possible to show all found results together in the LibreOffice Writer?

In MS Word you can Ctrl+F to search a typographical object (sign(s), letter(s), word(s)). A full list of the results is displayed in the left pane (search-engine style: enumerated, with context, and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dash file search equivalent?

In Ubuntu 16.04, Super + F brings the dash file search where one can quickly find a file by its name. Very convenient, I use it all the time. Is there an equivalent in either the GNOME flavour or ...
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Search your computer functionality

Why (or how) I cannot see all my apps when I click the "Search your Computer" button in Ubuntu? There are many other apps that I have in my computer that they don't show off there...I played with all ...
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Find images higher than a specific resolution in a Linux directory

This is a follow-up question from my previous question asked here. I need to find and log the path to all jpeg images in sub directories with a resolution higher than a specific number (e.g. higher ...
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Find images in a Linux directory based on their resolution

I would like to scan all images in a linux directory (recursively within sub-folders), and find those with resolution higher than a specific threshold (e.g. say those with resolutions at least 800x600 ...
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How to use tracker to search documents for text, restricted to a filename pattern

I want a command-line tool to search documents (including doc, docx, odt) for a string, and to limit the results based on a filename pattern, eg "search piano letters" to search for the text "piano" ...
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Why does Firefox reset my search provider settings to the installation default regularly?

Firefox resets my search provider settings to the default after creating a new profile approx. every 6 months. It adds the removed providers Twitter and Ecosia and removes added providers like ...
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How to make chrome search engine independent of my GEO location?

I use a VPN service and whenever I turn it on, my chrome browser uses google.ro as its search engine when I type my query into address bar. Please suggest a way to make it always use google.com ...
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Searching a word throughout the system without knowing its address [duplicate]

I want to search a word in my computer and i don't know where it is. For example, i wanna search the word Ubuntu in all texts(word, txt,...) on my pc. In present directory, i use cat * | grep Ubuntu ...
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Type Ahead search using Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Before upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I was using Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. When I was in the file browser, I was able to access a file just by writing some letters; it just got selected and it was super ...
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Why has gnome-search-tool gone?

It appears the gnome-search-tool is not available in Bionic. On https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/bionic/amd64/gnome-search-tool/3.6.0-2 it says status Deleted. I've downloaded the deb from Wily Proposed ...
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Ubuntu 16.40 LTS — How do I get a GUI feedback on an ongoing search process

This is about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I wanted to search for a file by part of the name using the GUI. There is no GUI indication that the search is in progress (i.e. when it is actually doing it). As I ...
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Find files containing multiple keywords with searchmonkey

I want to find all files containing all of a list of keywords, for example word1, word2, word3. Note that I don't want to restrict the search to files containing the string word1 word2 word3, where ...
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How to add calculations to the gnome search bar?

I was using Gnome on PureOS for a month or so, but now I'm back on Ubuntu 18.04. The thing I loved in PureOS is that I could do calculations in the Gnome search bar. But when I type any calculations (...
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Chromium browser automatically using Yahoo search engine?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. I use the chromium browser and one feature it has is that whenever you type something in the address bar and hit enter (and is not a web address) you are redirected to a ...
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How to scan for suspicious php files on filesystem

As in the title, I would like to scan some directories on my local filesystem for suspicious (eg. obfuscated, system-calls, create-method calls, strange file names,... ) PHP-Files. Is there a known ...
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Ubuntu Search showing uninstalled wine applications [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 17.10 and I uninstalled Hex Workshop.exe and Immunity Debugger.exe from my PC using wine uninstall.exe . Why do I keep getting them as a search result even though they are ...
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Reverse-i-search jumps back in time!

Sometimes I want to search for a previously executed command in my console. So I press Ctrl + R and I enter in (reverse-i-search) mode. I start typing my command and I press Ctrl + R again and again ...
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How do you configure Tracker search indexing tool?

The project page mentions tracker-preferences but I don't have this command with version 2.0.3.
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Increase reverse-i-search history length

Is there a way to increase the default amount of history reverse-i-search (CTRL+R) keeps? In Ubuntu 16.04, it doesn't seem to have a very long "memory", sometimes even commands from yesterday are ...
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`grep`ing all files for a string takes a long time

grep command options I wanted to search my whole drive for a string. Following the accepted answer in Stack Overflow I used: sudo time grep -rnw '/' -e 'Sony 50"' and it took 53 Hours to process 20 ...
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When I type “gur” or “fro” quickly Ubuntu brings up the search window. How do I turn that feature off? [closed]

When I type "gur" or "fro" quickly Ubuntu brings up the search window in the upper left hand corner. How do I turn that feature off? It's driving me nuts. I am running Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 LTS latest. ...
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Output SOME text from grep

I would like to execute a command, search the output for a line and output some of the text on that line to a variable pactl list short sinks | grep <search-term> Then I would like to output ...
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Parts of Search menu are cut off from screen in ubuntu-budgie

I newly installed Ubuntu-Budgie Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 16.04LTS. It looks great. But I need your help to solve a problem with Ubuntu-budgie. When super key is pressed, that panel like start ...
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Quick Search? (custom configuration)

Is there a way to modify the keys to access quick search? I wanted to use ATL+SPACE or the COMMAND key. THANKS!
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What file search tool can be used to track files based on creation date?

I am using Ubuntu (MATE) 16.04. I am looking for a GUI search tool to search by creation date. I'd appreciate any suggestions. I've tried: MATE search tool - can only search by modified date, by ...
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Integrate an application with GNOME search [closed]

I quite like the GNOME search. I would like to integrate another application that I use quite often, specifically geeknote, with the GNOME Dash search. How can I programmatically integrate this or ...
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GNOME 3 search bar with no results

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 with GNOME 3 on my laptop. I use my laptop for university work, so often times I find myself using the search function of Gnome to get to certain class folders quickly. I've ...