1. Technology
Chapter 6. Nautilus File Manager
Copyright and Legal Notice

6.5. Searching For Files

The Nautilus file manager includes an easy and simple to use way search for your files and folders. To begin a search press Ctrl+F or select the Search toolbar button. The search bar should appear as in

Figure 6.9. The Search Bar.

The search bar.

Enter characters present in the name or contents of the file or folder you wish to find and press Enter. The results of your search should appear in the view pane as illustrated in

Figure 6.10. The result of a search.

The result of a search.

If you are not happy with your search you can refine it by adding addition conditions. This allows you to restrict the search to a specific file type or location. To add search conditions click the + icon. Figure 6.11, Restricting a search. shows a search which has been restricted to the users home directory and to only search for text files.

Figure 6.11. Restricting a search.

Restricting a search.

(Next: Saving Searches)

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Chapter 6. Nautilus File Manager
Table of Contents

6.1. Introduction
       6.1.a. File Manager Functionality
       6.1.b. File Manager Presentation

6.2. Spatial Mode
       6.2.a. Spatial Windows
       6.2.b. Spatial Window Components
       6.2.c. Displaying Your Home Folder in a Spatial Window
       6.2.d. Displaying a Parent Folder
       6.2.e. Closing Folders
       6.2.f. Displaying a Folder in a Browser Window
       6.2.g. Opening a Location

6.3. Browser Mode
       6.3.a. The File Browser Window
       6.3.b. Showing and Hiding File Browser Window Components
       6.3.c. Using the Location Bar
       6.3.d. Displaying Your Home Folder
       6.3.e. Displaying a Folder
       6.3.f. Displaying a Parent Folder
       6.3.g. Using the Tree From the Side Pane
       6.3.h. Using Your Navigation History

6.4. Opening Files
       6.4.a. Executing the Default Action
       6.4.b. Executing Non-Default Actions
       6.4.c. Adding Actions
       6.4.d. Modifying Actions

6.5. Searching For Files (you are here)
       6.5.a. Saving Searches

6.6. Managing Your Files and Folders
       6.6.a. Using Views to Display Your Files and Folders
       6.6.b. Selecting Files and Folders
       6.6.c. Drag-and-Drop in the File Manager
       6.6.d. Moving a File or Folder
       6.6.e. Copying a File or Folder
       6.6.f. Duplicating a File or Folder
       6.6.g. Creating a Folder
       6.6.h. Templates and Documents
       6.6.i. Renaming a File or Folder
       6.6.j. Moving a File or Folder to Trash
       6.6.k. Deleting a File or Folder
       6.6.l. Creating a Symbolic Link to a File or Folder
       6.6.m. Viewing the Properties of a File or Folder
       6.6.n. Changing Permissions
       6.6.o. Adding Notes to Files and Folders
       6.6.p. Using Bookmarks For Your Favorite Locations
       6.6.q. Using Trash
       6.6.r. Hidden Files

6.7. Item Properties

6.8. Modifying the Appearance of Files and Folders
       6.8.a. Icons and Emblems
       6.8.b. Changing the Icon for a File or Folder
       6.8.c. Adding an Emblem to a File or Folder
       6.8.d. Creating a New Emblem
       6.8.e. Changing Backgrounds

6.9. Using Removable Media
       6.9.a. To Mount Media
       6.9.b. To Display Media Contents
       6.9.c. To Display Media Properties
       6.9.d. To Format a Floppy Disk
       6.9.e. To Eject Media

6.10. Writing CDs or DVDs
       6.10.a. Creating Data Discs
       6.10.b. Copying CDs or DVDs
       6.10.c. Creating a Disc from an Image File

6.11. Navigating Remote Servers
       6.11.a. To Access a remote server
       6.11.b. To Access Network Places
       6.11.c. Accessing Special URI Locations

6.12. Nautilus Preferences
       6.12.a. Views Preferences
       6.12.b. Behavior Preferences
       6.12.c. Display Preferences
       6.12.d. List Columns Preferences
       6.12.e. Preview Preferences

6.13. Extending Nautilus
       6.13.a. Nautilus Scripts
       6.13.b.Nautilus Extensions

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