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How can I jump from the sidebar in Nautilus to the content area at right? I want the keyboard focus to be inside the content area of the folder, so that I can start typing to initiate a search inside the folder. I'm using Fedora 15, Gnome3.

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Haven't found a key, but you can use F9 to switch off the side pane, then you can have the keyboard focus in the right place.

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Well you can simply start typing name of folder or file which you want to open and cursor will jump to that folder/file. If you want to find files or folders deeper inside folder you use Ctrl+F for that.

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    Not if the focus is inside the sidebar, then typing something would result in searching through stuff in the sidebar, but not in the contents area. – Blub May 30 '11 at 8:10

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