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Bug 430302 - Nautilus find as you type
Nautilus find as you type
Product: gnome-user-docs
Classification: Core
Component: gnome-help
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Maintainers of Gnome user documentation
Maintainers of Gnome user documentation
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-04-16 13:17 UTC by Joachim Noreiko
Modified: 2011-06-08 21:36 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.27/2.28

Description Joachim Noreiko 2007-04-16 13:17:00 UTC
I don't think we have anything on this; at least, I can't find it so it's as good as.

What we need to say:

Typing into a nautilus window selects the first item whose name matches what you've typed. Eg, type 'fo' and you'll get file or folder 'foobar'
To move the selection to other matching files (eg 'foozzz'), press DOWN ARROW or CTRl-G (as in Find Next).

Tab (which is what I instinctively used) doesn't work -- it navigates the focus to other parts of the UI.

Where we need to say it:
- selecting files
- searching for files (cross-reference)
Comment 1 Nelson Benitez 2007-04-16 22:11:25 UTC
> To move the selection to other matching files (eg 'foozzz'), press DOWN ARROW
> or CTRl-G (as in Find Next)

or move the mousewheel up or down...
Comment 2 Paul Cutler 2009-06-15 00:02:02 UTC
This bug is confirmed.

We won't fix this in the current user guide, and this will require some thought or planning for the current guide.

I'm going to leave this bug open for the GNOME 3.0 planning cycle as this should be addressed as a topic, but not as a task, that needs to be thought about and planned correctly.

Changing to "NEEDINFO" from the GNOME Docs Team.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2011-01-21 00:13:58 UTC
good idea, but hardly a blocker
Comment 4 Shaun McCance 2011-04-24 15:59:36 UTC
Probably worth a tip in the new gnome-help. Maybe in files-browse.
Comment 5 Phil Bull 2011-06-08 21:36:39 UTC
Thanks for reporting this bug. I've added a paragraph on Nautilus find-as-you-type in (gnome-help:gnome-3-0).