The old behaviour was one of the power features of Nautilus for a person that uses keyboard navigation. The new behaviour is dramatically different and frankly doesn't work as well for many use cases.
Lets say I want to quickly navigate to ~/code/myproject/module/__init__.py. 1. I switch to Nautilus which shows my home folder A. With the old behaviour: c ENTER m ENTER m ENTER __i ENTER B. With the new behaviour: __init__.py, and it shows me tons of __init__.py located in my home folder and all subdirectories 2. Trying to use the new behaviour and still achieve my goal I try this: i) module/__init__.py, no hit ii) module __init__.py, no hit So, currently I see no way of navigating to the intended file without alot of hassle or reaching for the mouse. A big regression for me. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to nautilus in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1164016 Title: restore type-ahead find Status in Nautilus: Expired Status in nautilus package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in ubuntu-settings package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Bug description: GNOME removed type-ahead find in Nautilus 3.6, not without controversy: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/nautilus- list/2012-August/msg00002.html Now when you type in a Nautilus window, Nautilus immediately performs a search in the current directory and all its subdirectories. I personally find this annoying. If I want to search, I'll click the search icon. Often I'm looking at a long directory listing and simply want to jump to a certain point in it, and type-ahead find works great for that. Would Ubuntu consider patching type-ahead find back in? To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/nautilus/+bug/1164016/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp