counter-intuitive nautilus "find as you type"

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

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"
But:
(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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