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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

I installed gnome-search-tool: sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool Create find.contract in /usr/share/contractor and add to the entry: [Contractor Entry] Name=Search Here Description=Find files ...
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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

I highly suggest you to try Synapse launcher. It's basically an alternative application launcher that can search for files as well as applications. It just sits there in wingpanel and gets activated ...
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Pantheon Files: Search results in window instead of drop-down list?

This is currently not possible. You may report a "wishlist"-priority bug to launchpad for pantheon-files so that a designer may consider adding this option, even though it is probably unlikely unless ...
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More than ten search-results in Pantheon Files?

Actually this limit of 10 is hard-coded in the software code of pantheon-files (libwidgets/View/SearchResults.vala, lines 59-61) const int MAX_RESULTS = 10; const int MAX_DEPTH = 5; const ...
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Graphical interfaces to search for files?

If you, like me, prefer K-Find rather than Gnome Search Tool, then install K-Find through sudo apt-get install kfind, run sudo nano /usr/share/contractor/find.contract (see https://github.com/...
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Is it possible to search directories in slingshot?

No Slingshot does not search files or folders. It searches apps, actions, and settings
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apt search does not work

apt is not really related to the traditional apt-something commands, it's another application. apt search means you started the application apt with the parameter search. As far as I know apt is under ...
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web search (or search online) from application menu?

Elementary app launcher does not have such option.
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Code - How to "search in project"

I don't think the feature exists in Code yet. However, a simple workaround is: Right-click the folder / project, select "Open in" > "Terminal" Type in the command: grep -Ril "text to search for" . ...
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Wingpanel crashes on search

This worked for me: mv ~/.local/share/applications ~/.local/share/applications.temp I eventually removed the applications.temp folder. source
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How to search a file in Freya?

You can directly search for file/folder in current directory by typing name of the file you want. If you want any specific tool for thispurpose: use gnome-search-tool To install open terminal and ...
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How to change the default hotkey for indicator-synapse?

You can achieve this using xdotool. xdotool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. Step 1: Install xdotool. sudo apt-get install xdotool Step 2: Move ...
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Pantheon Files: Search results in window instead of drop-down list?

For a search app with more features, use Catfish. You can look for it in the Software Center or install it via command line (ie: in Terminal) using: sudo apt-get install catfish
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