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    Default Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    Crazy little question, How am I supposed to search for stuff? (GUI only) I want to find email by sender, contacts by any means, pdfs that I have named etc....
    For example, I would like to find some pdf for a client named "Judy" and the files are named judy_quote or "judy quote".
    How do I do a simple search for these type documents. According to Nepomuk there are 25000 files index but how to use this database?

    The kde menu search does not seem to find them.
    The other search thing alt-F2 seems to have disappeared, it seemed be a little better than the kmenu.
    Apple mac reference here, is there a spotlight for kde or linux in general.
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    Default Re: Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    On 03/19/2013 10:16 PM, anika200 wrote:
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    > How am I supposed to search for stuff? (GUI only)


    http://doc.opensuse.org/documentatio....kdequick.find


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    Default Re: Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    If you have Nepomuk enabled, check it's settings re. what to index.
    Next, in Dolphin open the search tool.

    F.e. I have a document that has the text "Kees ziek", which is not in the document title, not in metadata. If I search for "ziek" with the Content tab active, the doc gets found. Same goes for email messages stored in kmail.
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    Default Re: Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    On 03/19/2013 10:16 PM, anika200 wrote:
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    > How am I supposed to search for stuff? (GUI only)


    openSUSE 12.3: Chapter 2. KDE Quick Start


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    Thanks,

    Ok yeah, I had all that stuff checked. For some reason I do not have Alt-F2 and when I go into the standard shortcuts I can not find it in there or anything related to "search" besides the dolphin Ctl-F.

    Feeling dumb here what am I missing?
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    Default Re: Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    If you have Nepomuk enabled, check it's settings re. what to index.
    Next, in Dolphin open the search tool.

    F.e. I have a document that has the text "Kees ziek", which is not in the document title, not in metadata. If I search for "ziek" with the Content tab active, the doc gets found. Same goes for email messages stored in kmail.
    Thank you,
    Dolphin search is working good sorta forgot about that and I guess I did not know how to use it either.

    I was actually looking for a hotkey popup search type thing or maybe there is a way to get the dolphin search capability into the kmenu search.
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    Default Re: Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    Quote Originally Posted by anika200 View Post
    Thank you,
    Dolphin search is working good sorta forgot about that and I guess I did not know how to use it either.

    I was actually looking for a hotkey popup search type thing or maybe there is a way to get the dolphin search capability into the kmenu search.
    Krunner can do searches. Just check which plugins you have enabled. Also it might help to change the default appearance from command orientated to task orientated and also choose free floating.

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    Default Re: Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    On 03/19/2013 10:36 PM, anika200 wrote:

    > For some reason I do not have Alt-F2


    if you hold down the left Alt key and momentarily press the F2 key
    and release both, do you then get a pop-up at the top center of the
    screen with a blank you can type into?

    if nothing happens: is it possible your screen size is incorrectly
    set and you can't see the absolute top of the screen because it is
    off in nowhereville?

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    Default Re: Is there a desktop search 12.3 KDE 4.10

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    On 03/19/2013 10:36 PM, anika200 wrote:

    > For some reason I do not have Alt-F2


    if you hold down the left Alt key and momentarily press the F2 key
    and release both, do you then get a pop-up at the top center of the
    screen with a blank you can type into?

    if nothing happens: is it possible your screen size is incorrectly
    set and you can't see the absolute top of the screen because it is
    off in nowhereville?

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    I get that (Alt-F2) as expected on the pc that I upgraded via dup but on the machine I did clean install I do not have it. I guess that is called Krunner and I see that it is installed but not auto-starting for some reason, I will fix it.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anika200 View Post
    Crazy little question, How am I supposed to search for stuff? (GUI only) I want to find email by sender, contacts by any means, pdfs that I have named etc....
    For example, I would like to find some pdf for a client named "Judy" and the files are named judy_quote or "judy quote".
    How do I do a simple search for these type documents. According to Nepomuk there are 25000 files index but how to use this database?

    The kde menu search does not seem to find them.
    The other search thing alt-F2 seems to have disappeared, it seemed be a little better than the kmenu.
    Apple mac reference here, is there a spotlight for kde or linux in general.
    Since I use KDE, I typically open YaST Software Manager and search on kfind and install it. It used to be installed by default, but that is no longer the case and shows up in the KDE menu then. Alt-F2 & type in kfind also works after it gets installed.

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