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Nautilus tags [SOLVED]

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Nautilus tags [SOLVED]

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Post by rasat » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:37 am

Nautilus add and removes tags. But how to search. Supposed to show "tags" in right-click menu??

Installed: tracker and tracker-gui
Does it need "nautilus-extension", not in mx repo?
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Re: Nautilus tags

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Post by rasat » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:17 am

1) "tracker-gui" includes nautilus-extension, that's solved.
2) "tracker-needle (by tracker-gui) runs Desktop Search.

Desktop Search lists added tags and shows number of files in each tag. But tags are not active.... in grey colour. What's missing??

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Re: Nautilus tags

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Post by rasat » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:07 am

Did a test in Debian 9 Gnome distro. Desktop Search works.
Does it means in MX requires gnome-shell??

If I get Desktop Search to work, its a great tool to organise files.

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Re: Nautilus tags

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Post by rasat » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:41 pm

Gnome-shell is not enough. Did a test on another MX machine and installed full gnome, +300 files. :) Desktop Search works!!!

1) Add tag with Nautilus.
2) Edit, change and search with Desktop Search (aka tracker-needle).

IMO best tags software. You can move and edit a file without losing the tag(s).
Note: Desktop Search does not find tagged folder.

HELP: What are minimum packages to run Desktop Search without installing full gnome?

PS. There is no harm in installing Gnome in MX, works well. With lightdm switch the desktop.

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Re: Nautilus tags [SOLVED]

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Post by rasat » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:49 am

Package tracker-miner-fs was missing.
Tracker works independently. Nautilus is not needed. Manage tags by running "tracker-needle".

# sudo apt-get install tracker tracker-gui tracker-miner-fs

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