Same here in 13.04 (upgraded from 12.10). Whenever I perform a search in the Dash, "More suggestions" is the first category to appear, followed by "Application" and, much later, "Files". Doughy's tip works great (thanks!) but the average user shouldn't be asked to come to this. I hope all the optimizations in 13.04 will keep this problem from happening again!
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Framework Team, which is subscribed to Zeitgeist Framework. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/919801 Title: Unity dash file search is extremely slow Status in Unity Files Lens: Incomplete Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Incomplete Status in “unity-lens-files” package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: When I try to use the Unity dash search feature to navigate to files and folders, it is extremely slow. For example, if I hit the super button to launch the search and then type "Pictures" to get my pictures directory, it takes almost 5 seconds for the folder icon to show. In comparison, if I use Gnome-Do to navigate to my Pictures folder, it's basically instant. I have attached a video screencast so that you can see the problem for yourself. --- ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4 Architecture: i386 CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,move,vpswitch,place,session,imgpng,mousepoll,resize,gnomecompat,regex,snap,grid,wall,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,expo,ezoom,workarounds,fade,scale,unityshell] DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10 InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110413) NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia Package: unity 5.0.0~+bzr1825ubuntu0+611 PackageArchitecture: i386 ProcEnviron: PATH=(custom, no user) LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/bash ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9 Tags: oneiric running-unity Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic i686 UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-14 (99 days ago) UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-lens-files/+bug/919801/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp