There's no need for an option. You can already do a recursive search with Ctrl+F. I "can't believe" one would want to enable type-ahead-recursive-search instead of type-ahead-select-in-current-folder by default just to spare themselves the trouble of hitting Ctrl+F.
However, an option, even if for enabling the weirdest preference or for accomodating the rarest use case, is always a good thing. What is absolutely unacceptable is a wrong default behavior that, even worse, cannot even be changed to the more sensible one. That is, the current situation. I am stuck with 16.04 because upgrading to 18.04 would mean having to live with this crap, which is like living without a file explorer at all (that's doable for somebody accustomed to doing everyday tasks from a terminal, but that's not me, nor the average user). -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to ubuntu-settings 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/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp