The issue is that the current implementation of "files and folders" is unacceptable. It is unacceptable that it does not show up the files the user knows are out there. This effectively breaks the function from the perspective of the user. Thus, this issue should be corrected with the highest priority, or the function should be removed if it cannot be technically implemented in a satisfactory way.
Additional problem: inconsistency. "Applications" finds all applications on the computer, and even Applications *not* on the computer. "Files and Folders" on the other hand, does not even find several the user's own files that are on the local computer. Currently, this functions as an adequate "Recent documents" tool. Rename it to "Recent documents" and the current issue is solved. Then, a "Files and folders" lens could be a feature request for unity. Extending ZG with a new range of data providers does not seem like a priority right know, except if aims to make sure that at least, a user can retrieve his files. Let the rest follow once this fundamental flaw is solved. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Framework Team, which is subscribed to Zeitgeist Data-Sources. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/646724 Title: not all files show up in files-place Status in Unity: Triaged Status in Unity Files Place: Triaged Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Fix Released Status in Zeitgeist Data-Providers: Invalid Status in “unity-place-files” package in Ubuntu: Triaged 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