In Ubuntu 18.4 I use the filebrowser
thunarinstead of the low-functionally internal filebrowser (
nautilus), but there seems to be no button to search in folder.
I also added a custom action like described here, but that button isn’t visible nowhere either.
How do I search inside the currently visible folder in thunar?
I don’t use Xubuntu much but the little magnifying glass is under
File in Thunar 1.6.15 and works without any further steps:
One has to install
catfish. Even after installing
catfish, the search option doesn’t appear.
To fix this,
Configure custom actions
Click on the
+sign to open a new child window
In the tab titled
Search for filesin the Name box
catfish --path=%for choose something from the command parameters provided
Then open the
Appearance Conditions tab. In there, enter
* as the File Pattern and tick the appropriate choice below
Appears if selection contains:
OK. Close the
Custom Actions window.
The next time you open Thunar, you should see the option to
Search for files when you click on
File in Thunar’s menu bar.
More reading: https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/custom-actions
I’ve noticed a couple of cases in which Catfish didn’t list all the relevant files. This was both in Xubuntu and Ubuntu. I’ll make a separate question about that.
As rubo77 suggested in a comment,
searchmonkeyis a suitable alternative.