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#1 2015-04-22 15:20:45

syamajala
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Problem gtk typeahead search

In a file chooser dialog you used to be able to just start typing and dialog would automatically update and only show those files whose names begin with the characters you entered. This no longer seems to work. Is there a way to re-enable it? It was an extremely convenient feature.

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#2 2015-04-22 15:44:01

Silkworm205
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Re: Problem gtk typeahead search

I'm assuming Nautilus is the browser here, as it's the default in Gnome. There's an option to enable this somewhere in the preferences dialog of the file browser, rather than the select file dialog.
If you can't find it, this webupd8 post gives a few gsettings commands. Hopefully the Gnome devs haven't changed them.
EDIT: Gsettings, not gconf.

Last edited by Silkworm205 (2015-04-22 15:46:13)


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#3 2015-04-23 05:54:01

syamajala
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Re: Problem gtk typeahead search

The problem is actually in evince. I have one directory with a lot of pdfs in it, so its easy to just type the first few letters of the title and have it go to those files in the dialog. I don't use gnome.

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#4 2015-04-23 08:32:36

hokasch
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Re: Problem gtk typeahead search

https://mail.gnome.org/archives/commits … 05538.html
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=744205
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=746916

sigh. I really like Gnome, but this war against tpyeahead-for-navigation they are having is perplexing.

Maybe there is a way to "revert" above patch by setting the the enable-search property in gtk.css?

edit: sounds like that patch just disabled typeahead alltogether, but the behaviour has been switched to recursive search anyway

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#5 2015-08-12 18:31:14

grindcore
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Re: Problem gtk typeahead search

Sorry for necro-bumping, but this AUR package of a patched GTK version improves this annoying situation:
https://aur4.archlinux.org/packages/gtk3-typeahead/

Last edited by grindcore (2015-08-12 18:31:54)

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