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After upgrading from Debian Stretch to Buster I found that Tracker desktop search GUI (tracker-needle) was missing. How can I get it back?

Please, don't suggest installing Recoll. I used to use it quite a while but its indexer was resource hog and I switched to Tracker.

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Tracker no longer provides its own search interface; instead, GNOME applications such as Documents and Music will use its indexes for their search features. You can also search for file contents from GNOME Shell: open the “Activities” view and type your search query.

See the Tracker documentation for details.

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  • Ok, thanks! I use Xfce. According to this comment Tracker Catfish integration should work but for some reason it does not work for me. Maybe I must use Tracker CLI from now on...
    – haba713
    Jul 29, 2019 at 9:29

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