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How to get more rows of app results in overview search in GNOME Shell?

On Ubuntu 20.04, when I go to applications overview and search for an application, I want there to be more than one row of results. Right now there is only one row of results followed by empty space: ...
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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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GNOME Activities does not show all files during search

The GNOME Shell Activities does not search all directories and searches only within recent files. Language: English (United States) Formats: España = Spain Input sources: Spanish Trying to change my ...
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Control what information tracker indexes

I am looking for information on tracker, and generally speaking I find it very scarce. In particular, is there any reference describing the possible configuration to set what tracker indexes? I ...
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How to find recent files in Ubuntu 20.04 activities overview?

Ubuntu unity made it easy to access recently used files by clicking on the dash button and type some characters of a recently used file. The activities overview in Ubuntu 20.04 works similar. But it ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 19.10 -> 20.04 and my search bar is now BROKEN can't find apps etc

I just upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04 and now everything has disappeared when I click the dash search. This makes it impossible to get to software etc... I tried all the usual sudo apt-get update, ...
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Problem searching programs in “Application menu” widget in Kubuntu 20.04

I have problem searching and finding programs via Application menu widget in KDE plasma in Kubuntu 20.04.When I type the name of the program , nothing appears in in the list. I've tried enabling ...
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How to search for a string from all pdf files in a folder? [duplicate]

I am looking for GUI tools to search for a string from pdf file contents in a given folder, like what we get in Windows Explorer. Nautilus does not have that function.
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krunner doesn't find some files

I have installed kubuntu 19.10 and krunner doesn't find many files, however baloosearch find these files as expected. And of course I have enabled the desktop search in the settings of plasma search. ...
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Apps Name truncated in Ubuntu 18.04

This question has already been asked here. I am hoping for the answer that I want. In the answer to that question some extension has been suggested, I do not want any extension but to show all the ...
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KRunner won't find certain files

KRunner on my Kubuntu 19.10 won't find certain files, in particular, files with a .tex extension. The file search and places plugins in the KRunner settings are activated, the directores I am ...
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3/23/20 glib security update Ubuntu 16.04 broke Unity Search - Desktop Icons, Top/Side taskbars disappear

After installing Glib security update on 3/23/20, clicking on Unity search causes the desktop icons and top and side task bars to blink/disappear several times. After which desktop and task bars ...
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search in the description of available commands in linux [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a command that finds a suitable command.To be more precise I am looking for something like whatis command, which provides a briefing summary of a command. For example, if I ...
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Problem with help.ubuntu.com search engine

Hej! I'm looking for decision preview photo and folders and help.ubuntu.com doesn't show own site in results. What I should do for correct searching? enter image description here
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Index shell script as application [duplicate]

So I made a shell script. I want to be able to open it as if it were an application (i.e: Hit super, type the script's name, hit enter, be happy). At this point it just displays the file in gedit. How ...
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How to search ALL keyboard shortcuts within KDE Plasma? (Not by web)

I have just started using Kubuntu with KDE Plasma. I wanted to look up the keyboard shortcut for switching users. Typing "switch user" in the application launcher turned up nothing. Clicking "Leave"...
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How can I search for a package, using APT, by it's name only?

How can I make a search by the package name with APT? I don't want the package's description to be considered in the query.
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Is there any plugin available to highlight the matched search text in Terminator?

I would like to search from the tail result in my current tab. Terminator provides option to search for certain text - but since it's not highlighting the matched text not able to find it easily. Is ...
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Ubuntu's equivalent for MacOS any app Help search

I switched from MacOS to Ubuntu this weekend . I'm used to a functionality I had with MacOS I want for all my apps in Ubuntu. For any app in MacOS, you can search through the different commands ...
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How to see all packages in a package repository? Website or command line?

Is there a way to see all packages in a package repository (for example, in deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty universe)? In a web browser? From command line?
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Activities/Application Button doesn't show thumbnails of applications when I search - Ubuntu 19.10

When I open the application menu, thumbnails appear, but when I search for a specific application, it doesn't show. But it is there, because if I enter, the searched application opens. All ...
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Exclude directory from Ubuntu search indexing?

I have a directory in my Home that contains many small files and I would like to exclude it from indexing and search. How can I do this? I am running Ubuntu 18.04.
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Is there universal search/“search everything” function for Ubuntu?

Is there any chances to get similar search function for Ubuntu as in Windows 7 where it searches everything within the system and even inside text files? I don't know if it's called "universal search" ...
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How does the “which -a” command work?

The -a flag in which is very useful. However, I'm not sure how it looks for the alternative commands. Can anyone explain this? Does it do a partial string-matching on the command name? Or something ...
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Where do I find my personal files?

Obviously, I'm a newbie after 35 years on Apple. Without the rant, I've decided to convert to Ubuntu Studio and convert time previously with MacOS engineering problems and invest in learning the new ...
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Integrating Fsearch into dolphin file manager

Is there any way to integrate Fsearch prgoram into the dolphin file manager as a plugin so that it can view files within dolphin rather than a seperate window? Best regards.
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Ubuntu 19.10 Search Box in GNOME is not working

I'm currently using Ubuntu 19.10. Search box in Ubuntu finds no app: In fact nothing shows up. Does someone know some procedure to debug this?
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Ubuntu 19.10: clikcing on “Show Applications” will block computer

I installed recently 19.10, and after three weeks, got a problem with the 'Show Applications' icon on the bottom left: if I click on it, it won't show any of the applications, and almost freezes (see ...
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How to show dot symbol under the icon of the opened application when searching it using super key

Recently, I have created a .desktop file of Firefox application. When I run Firefox, I want to have a dot symbol under the icon of the Firefox when searching it using super key in GNOME just like we ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS super key - searching - file manager 'no result found' (bug?/misconfiguration?)

Searching in making usage of the super key gives the possibility to use the 'file manager' (Nautilus) to access the files. The problem is that if the 'file manager' is clicked, even if 'x' files was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS super key - searching - increase the number of files displayed

What is the way to increase the number of files displayed if searching in making usage of the super key? How to reproduce? press the super key type a search string 'Files' icon is displayed on the ...
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How do I make a folder unsearchable?

I am trying to make a folder unsearchable by the activities search. It used to be possible in unity when I was using that, but now that I am using Gnome, I cannot find anything that resembles it in ...
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How to stop a folder from being indexed in Ubuntu 18.04?

I want to prevent certain folders under my Home directory from being indexed by Ubuntu 18.04. How can I do this? Note: All the answers in How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME? ...
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Search tool used by Kubuntu 19.10 “application dashboard” widget, how can I alter search?

The search results seem a bit strange. There aren't many options when you right click on the widget icon. What search program is this using and how can I alter it to get better search results? ...
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How to scan Terminal output for a string?

I want to search Terminal output from a command for a string and display only the lines that include that string. How can I do it? I'm interested in searching the Terminal output, not a file. I have ...
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How to grep for “STRING1” but skip if the line contains “STRING2”?

I want to search for "STRING1" using grep but to skip if the line contains "STRING2". How can I do it?
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Search functionality not happening

'Search Your Computer' in Ubuntu 19.10 isn't picking any apps or anything else. I upgraded from the previous release and the only app I have installed was an upgrade of VLC. How do I rectify this, ...
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Super + search not working after upgrade to 19.10

I upgraded to 19.10 yesterday. Now, when I hit Super and start typing the name of a bit of software, no results are coming up in the search results area below the search box. But if I know the exact ...
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Right click on Catfish missing

I lost the context menu in Catfish on Xubuntu 18.04, right click did nothing. Apparently a known bug in 14.4.4-1 and the fix was found on another forum. ....... this bug was fixed in the package ...
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How do I get Rhythmbox to search also in the comment tag of MP3 files?

Rhythmbox can show the comment tag (ID3 tag), the checkbox under Preferences - General - Visible columns. But it does not include the comment-field in the search. Is there a way to include the ...
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Make Ctrl-p and Ctrl-n search the shell history filtered by typed characters

I love that emacs key bindings also work in the ubuntu shell by fefault. However, I would also like to have those two keys partially search through the shell history but filtered based on what was ...
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How to enable HUD in KDE Plasma to search menu items?

I was a unity user back when the Unity Desktop Environment was still a thing in Ubuntu. I liked the feature that when I press the alt key by itself, I could get a search bar used to search in the ...
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Can I add to the Super key/Applications search sources?

I like the current function of the Super key with Ubuntu 19.04, but I would like it even more if it would also search for files. Essentially I would like it to generate the results of 'locate xxx' ...
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After using AppImage file it is not indexed by the search function anymore

I am using the app Station and had it saved in my Documents folder when I opened it for the first time. However, after moving the AppImage file to a different folder, the app cannot be found anymore ...
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How can I see full program name in GNOME search bar? [duplicate]

I've installed a Citrix client on my laptop and when I now search for it, I see this: They seem identical, but maybe the title of the programs is different. How can I see the full title of those ...
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Is it possible to enforce safe search on Ubuntu desktop across all search engines

On Windows apparently this can be achieved for google searches by creating a new CNAME record on your local DNS server for your local Google domain(s) pointing to forcesafesearch.google.com (although ...
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Nautilus video search not showing webm

Using the Nautilus search for videos shows mp4 and wmv but not webm. It generates thumbnails for webm, and I can play webm fine. However, for some reason, nautilus doesn't think webm is a type of ...
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Searching for files on Kubuntu 18.04 doesn't work AT ALL!

I've been having this problem for a while, not sure how long, but file searching used to work over a year ago. Since then I've upgraded to 18.04 and I don't recall it ever working here... Basically I ...
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Ubuntu search - how to change to the IDEA of the updated installation

Question I downloaded and manually installed IDEA 2019. I want the Search to find the new one. $ ls -lrt /opt/idea/ drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Oct 29 2018 idea-community-2018.2.5 drwxr-xr-x 8 masa ...

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