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Old 11-07-2016, 10:18 AM   #16
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you can always go back to windows ..
Yukkkhhhh....
 
Old 11-07-2016, 10:44 AM   #17
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I have cinnamon desktop installed on a debian jessie virtual machine, and it does real-time search for files and programs as I type in the menu search, just like Windows 7.

See my screenshots.

Does your not do this?
Screenshots are only showing list of apps.
It does not search in deep-dirs, like
/home/user/audio/cd1/songs/bla_bla.mp3
it will not show bla_bla.mp3
 
Old 11-10-2016, 08:05 PM   #18
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If you look in
Code:
/etc/cron.daily
you should find a script called mlocate.
When you boot up your PC (and roughly every 24 hours thereafter), mlocate will build a compact database of all the paths of your disk files.

You can search the database extremely rapidly, and your search string can consist of any mixture of consecutive characters from path names e.g.
Code:
locate gin/tray/16/a
/usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin/tray/16/available_4bit.ico
/usr/share/pixmaps/pidgin/tray/16/away_4bit.ico
Obviously you should just give a search string designed to give a small number of hits.

If you insist on real-time searches, it could take some time...

Last edited by JeremyBoden; 11-10-2016 at 08:08 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2016, 05:11 AM   #19
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KDE also has real-time search in its menu.
 
  


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