Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The Synaptic package manager's main window used to look similar to this (up to at least version 0.63):

enter image description here

Note the three panes.

However, in version 0.75, it looks like this:

enter image description here

So where did the detailed description pane (bottom right, first picture) go? And how do I reinstate it? This is really a make or break feature for me when browsing packages quickly.

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Grab this handle, and drag it up:

instructions

share|improve this answer
    
Genius. Thank you! I would never have spotted that. –  ire_and_curses Sep 11 '12 at 15:11
add comment

A good solution : use sudo apt-cache search apt |less In UNIX world try to reduce to using graphical software.

share|improve this answer
    
I understand your point, but this doesn't help me. You only get single-line summaries with your command. Synaptic actually shows those too, as a column on the far right, although you can't see them in my screenshot. What I am interested in is easily scanning the paragraph of text below the summary line. –  ire_and_curses Sep 11 '12 at 1:08
    
You can do it with apt-cache show PKG_NAME –  Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh Jan 31 '13 at 23:16
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.