'Files and Folders Search' not configurable and does not open 'gnome-search-tool'

Bug #110536 reported by Coady Buckley on 2007-04-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
deskbar-applet (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: deskbar-applet

Deskbar applet includes a preference to open a 'Files and Folders Search' as one of the overall quick search options. I have noticed that the search for 'Files and Folders' defaults to the '/home' directory. A good start, but if '/home' is not where many user files are located, or, if others partitions, links or symbolic links are involved, the searches default becomes very limited. The defaults for 'gnome-search-tool' are easily configurable to account for the situation described here (with Config-Editor > gnome-search-tool > select), however it appears that 'deskbar-applet' does not use the 'gnome-search-tool' but 'GnomeSearchHandler' which is uneffected by any config changes made to 'gnome-search-tool'. I have not been able to discover any way to configure the 'Files and Folders' search in the deskbar applet, or to add 'gnome-search-tool' to it. If the default 'Files and Folders' search in the deskbar does not search other files systems (many Ubuntu users will be dual booting with FAT32 data partitions) or follow symbolic links, then this feature of the deskbar becomes almost obsolete and the user needs to open a separate search to find files.

Thnk you for your bug report. I can confirm that.

Changed in deskbar-applet:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

I reported this upstream, please provide them any information they need.

Changed in deskbar-applet:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
Changed in deskbar-applet:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Changed in deskbar-applet:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in deskbar-applet:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in deskbar-applet:
status: New → Won't Fix
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