Ubuntu – how to disable recursive search in nautilus 3.6


Recursive search in nautilus 3.6 completely breaks my keyboard navigation. I often navigate network volumes, and typing to get directly to a folder and clicking enter was very quick. Now typing removes everything in the view and imposes a 30 second delay which is completely useless.

If it showed whats in the current directory immediately, and then searched it would be fine, but as it is now I just want to turn it off. I couldn't find anything in dconf-settings. Anyone know how to disable it?

Best Answer

At the moment it doesn't seem like you can revert back to the nautilus 3.4 behaviour. There's a bug report here.

In the meantime you can install nemo, a fork of nautilus 3.4, that integrates seamlessly with the Ubuntu desktop. To install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable  
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller