counter-intuitive nautilus "find as you type"

Bug #881704 reported by Pedro Gongora on 2011-10-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Suppose you want to quickly find a file starting with "M" in your home folder, then:
1. Open nautilus (3.x)
2. Start (erroneously) typing something else, eg.,"B"
3. Intuitively (as in nautilus 2.x) you either press (a) "Backspace" or (b) "Esc"
(a) "Backspace" takes you to the parent dir, and
(b) "Esc" do nothing
You have to wait ~5 secs. to start typing again!
Even worse, sometimes, the small box showing the characters you're typing doesn't appear at all. This is very confusing.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #879456, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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