SearchHint=Search Files & Folders is confusing to newer users

Reported by Doug McMahon on 2011-05-13
18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-2d
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-lens-files
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity-place-files

While sooner or later they get the idea that the 'Files & Folders' search is not a system wide search it may be a bit more helpful to use a SearchHint= of
 SearchHint=Search Previously Opened Files & Folders

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity-place-files 0.5.46-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri May 13 15:19:34 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity-place-files
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Actually it now appears that folders are no longer included in the Recent:All Files list. (were previously), so now the default "All Files" search only returns files

If that's the intended case than a better search hint would be -

Search Previously Opened Files or Folders
or
Search Previously Accessed Files or Folders

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

Subscribing ayatana-design to ask input from designers.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-place-files:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-place-files (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Marking invalid as 11.04 is just a blip on the screen & unity-place-files no longer is used post 11.04

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

And where do you actually search for files now? I did not see any search command in the file browser anymore.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-08-19
no longer affects: unity-place-files (Ubuntu)
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