I think you can't avoid serving a search, that searches for folders and files in a given folder like the good ole' find command for the shell.
ZG is a great thing. It offers a search that is performant and at the same time adjusted to the files the user often needs. But as long as you can't find EVERY and I mean EVERY folder and file (at least) in your home folder it shouldn't displace, but complete the good ole' way of searching. Both search forms could be done at the same time and be presented in one window. An example: The user searches for the word "thunder". ZG instantly shows AC/DCs Thunderstruck since the user already got the Rhythmbox-ZG-Dataprovider installed, but he can see that the search isn't done yet. He can stop the search if he wishes to, but he can also wait until the folder ".thunderbird" is found, which he was looking for. I don't see why one shouldn't serve both ways. I use nautlilus- elementary on maverick which also comes with a great ZG search, but since maverick I happen to use the find command a lot... -- not all files show up in files-place https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/646724 You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Framework Team, which is subscribed to Zeitgeist Framework. Status in Unity: Triaged Status in Unity Files Place: Triaged Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Fix Released Status in Zeitgeist Data-Sources: In Progress Status in “unity-place-files” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in “zeitgeist” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Bug description: The Unity interface, with its files-place feature for user access to files/documents etc. is really great. However there is a problem since the search feature relies wholly on zeitgeist (AFAIK), in the zeitgeist is not tracking everything. E.g. in openoffice, I create a new file (or open an existing one) from within openoffice itself. This file does not show up, presumably because openoffice does not (yet) push its activity to zeitgeist. I guess any number of other programs could suffer the same problem. For the average user, this is surely going to be confusing. They will create documents via legitimate means ('New ...' buttons in their applications), and then expect to be able to search for them in the Unity files-place interface. To avoid this confusion I would guess there really needs to be a filesystem watcher on the home dir (or key folders within it) so that zeitgeist is aware of activity caused by non-zeitgeist-aware applications. _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp