Some files opened from that folder and below do show up. It is the project folder itself that cannot be retrieved through the file lens. In some cases, there is a need to organize related files in folders. Easy access to the folder would then be a benefit. The "Files & Folders" lens could be very useful to easily retrieve folder just by typing part of the name. Working on different project, it is not always practical to remember the exact name of a document (e.g. meeting reports), so one wants to see the folder.
Another issue with how things currently work. There is a subfolder with pictures. Once you've been looking at the pictures, the search term for the folder causes the lens to be flooded with these pictures. Retrieval of e.g. word processing documents using the folder name as search term then becomes very cumbersome. -- 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 2D: Triaged Status in Unity Files Place: Triaged Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Invalid Status in Zeitgeist Data-Sources: 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. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/646724/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp