Search in Dolphin without baloo

Everything about X, Gnome, KDE, ... and everything running on it

Search in Dolphin without baloo

Postby erore » 2018-03-03 17:13

Is there any way to make search working in Dolphin without that crappy baloo indexer? I am still amazed how such a terribly programmed thing can get into the stable release of debian but that is a different topic.

I go to system settings, disable search which disables baloo but it also disables any search in Dolphin. I am not really interested in searching for file content and even in that case, I think it could be done without a preexisting database.
I know I can always use find in terminal but still, since i am in gui and it uses Dolphin I would hope it is capable of file search without having to use a crappy indexer. Even windows explorer can do that when Windows search is disabled...

Thank you.
Posts: 8
Joined: 2017-03-11 13:29

Re: Search in Dolphin without baloo

Postby bw123 » 2018-03-03 17:59

kfind still works, I don't know if you can integrate it into the file manager or not.

I haven't had any problems with baloo, but I usually use it from krunner by hitting alt-F2 I think dolphin does need it enabled.
User avatar
Posts: 3787
Joined: 2011-05-09 06:02

Re: Search in Dolphin without baloo

Postby Hallvor » 2018-03-03 18:33

Sorry, I don't know the answer. I guess a different option would be to use Konqueror or Krusader as file managers. (They are both very good.)
Lenovo Thinkpad T440S, Intel Core i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Debian Buster (KDE)
User avatar
Posts: 927
Joined: 2009-04-16 18:35
Location: Norway

Re: Search in Dolphin without baloo

Postby sunrat » 2018-03-03 23:12

Dolphin here has "Find" in the top panel and works ok. Search is disabled in System Settings. I have Kfind installed and possibly that is what gives Dolphin the functionality or maybe it's some other package. This is in Plasma 5.12 but I vaguely recall it worked in 5.8 as well.
Usually I just hit F4 in Dolphin and use locate in the integrated terminal. It seems faster when searching many directories or the whole system.
“ computer users can be divided into 2 categories:
Those who have lost data
...and those who have not lost data YET ”
Remember to BACKUP!
User avatar
Posts: 2753
Joined: 2006-08-29 09:12
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Return to Desktop & Multimedia

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests