Zeitgeist is just not ready yet. A short statement...

Asked by Ruben Grimm on 2010-10-13

Zeitgeist is great AND very performant, but I think you really should offer 2 ways to search for files. One with an indexed search and another with the good old find command, because most of the time find is all I want. I've been using find in the terminal 2 times today, because nautilus couldn't find what I was looking for trough zeitgeist. That's a big problem of zeitgeist yet: It just indexes recently used files. I know that they are working on some more features, but until then it won't find anything. And I mean it.

An example: I have a big music collection, but zeitgeist will never find it, because I do not look for them with nautilus and double-click them to play it. I use (like everyone else) Rhythmbox or Banshee or whatever... So no chance finding those things.
That's just one example. I could go on if I wanted.

Don't get me wrong: I love that you guys are working on the zeitgeist search, but it would be great if you could offer to switch back to the old find command, OR: use them both, by splitting the screen for example. On the top are the recently used objects which are served quick and at the bottom are all files which need some time to be found, but that's okay :D

Zeitgeist is just not ready yet, because of the lack of data served.

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Nicolas Boulesteix (noxx-free) said : #1

I'm totally agree with that.

I could add some notices too.

If I switch to search tool in a specific directory, I find ugly to see results from another locations (potentially from any path in the system ?). If I'm in a video file directory, and if I search some files here, I'll expect to see video file as result, and not pictures, script, deb files... from anywhere in my HD.

I think the time filter is a bit limited due to the longer time is 6 months. It would be clever to give possibility to inactivate the time filter to see all the result and older files (or may be the indexation is limited to 6 month ?).

May be Zeitgeist is interesting, but not by default I think. I, personally, hugely prefer standard search tool.


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