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Old 11-29-2016, 10:33 PM   #1
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Where do I find the Search button in Linux?


Where do I find the Search button in Linux? eg
like the one in windows 8.1 lower right hand corner click.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 01:54 AM   #2
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I have never seen windows 8.1, so I do not know what are you looking for. Can you explain what do you want to look for? What kind of linux did you install at all?
 
Old 11-30-2016, 02:31 AM   #3
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Try:
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$ locate filename
or install mlocate, run
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$ updatedb
and the run
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$ locate filename
. You can also search for partial file names, like .pdf to find all pdf files. There are some GUI search tools, but they're pretty slow compared to locate.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 03:51 AM   #4
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You might try a web-search for: kde file search
(Also this might be helpful, for getting answers quicker)

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Old 11-30-2016, 09:41 AM   #5
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Where do I find the Search button in Linux? eg
like the one in windows 8.1 lower right hand corner click.
still looking myself. Not really, but this is Linux got a go hard core command line command' O
google how to find stuff in Linux...
 
Old 11-30-2016, 10:26 AM   #6
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Your distribution says kde. So on KDE, just click the menu launcher and then start typing. names of programs and files will show up in the menu. Similar to Windows.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 08:32 PM   #7
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I like to use whereis to find executable files (or to verify that they are installed on the system I am using). It does not return the voluminous output of locate. From the man page:

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whereis - locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command
 
Old 12-01-2016, 11:44 AM   #8
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If I'm looking for files, I use the GUI search tool in the menu: I've lasted for years without learning find or locate! If I'm looking for programs, I use the nice, categorised menu button. Like other people round here, I've never used Windows so I don't know what their search button does. A quick search came up with the button to launch the PA program on a Windows phone, but I don't think that was what you meant.
 
Old 12-03-2016, 08:50 PM   #9
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There isn't a search button per se, there are lots of search tools available, terminal (command line) and gui. For gui, try installing Angrysearch, or Catfish, or just Google linux search utilities or as others have mentioned here.
 
Old 12-04-2016, 08:38 AM   #10
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Linux is not Windows.
Oh, and Linux is not Windows.
You will find that Linux doesn't behave like Windows and one should not expect it to. The above posts give some ideas of how to do what you want to do using Linux. When trying to do something using Linux the best way to ask for or google a solution is "How to x on Linux" rather than simply expecting it to be a Windows clone, which it is not.
Apologies for repeating myself but it is important to think about these things in the right way.
 
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:56 PM   #11
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you also could install VM then install windows in that then just use that instead .. just a thought...
 
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:16 PM   #12
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Not sure if this is what you mean... have you tried the little "flag" button between the <CTRL> and <ALT> button at the bottom left of your keyboard. I can't think of another use for it.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 12-05-2016, 06:04 PM   #13
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If you're using the Mate DE, install mate-search-tool if it isn't already installed, then add the launcher to a panel wherever it's convenient.
 
  


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