Introducing Ubuntu Full Text Search Lens for Unity

Allows to easily search full text in local files directly from Unity

By on March 31st, 2012 20:09 GMT

Following our previous articles, GMusicBrowser Scope, Launchpad Lens, Dictionary Lens, Stock Quotes Lens, Cooking Lens, Music Search Scopes, Reddit Lens, Tomboy Lens, Ask Ubuntu Lens, Ubuntu Flickr/Shotwell Photos Lens, Ubuntu Spotify Scope, Ubuntu DeviantArt Scope, Ubuntu SSH Lens, Ubuntu Binary Clock Lens, Ubuntu YouTube Lens and ScopeUbuntu Calendar LensUbuntu Web Sources LensUbuntu Gwibber LensUbuntu Books LensUbuntu Cities ScopeUbuntu Grooveshark ScopeUbuntu Calculator Scope and Pirate Bay Torrents Lens for Unity, today we are introducing the Ubuntu Recoll Lens for the Unity interface.

The Ubuntu Recoll Lens is an amazing Unity Launcher plugin that uses the Recoll full text search tool to easily search text in local documents. It also has support for embedded documents.

You will be able to filter the results by Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Media, Message, and Other.

To install the Unity Recoll Lens plugin in your Ubuntu operating system, open a terminal window (hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination) and paste the following commands (one by one, hitting Enter after each one):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:recoll-backports/recoll-1.15-on
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y recoll-lens recoll


You will also need to restart your session after the installation. Keep in mind that you will have to run the Recoll tool and index your files before you can use the Unity Lens!

This is only availalbe for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).
Ubuntu Recoll Lens for Unity
   Ubuntu Recoll Lens for Unity
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