CAN'T SEARCH files, getting "Invalid Protocol" latest Whonix v12


I just switched to the latest Whonix v12. For some reason I can’t search files anymore (CTRL + F). I just receive an error saying “Invalid protocol”.

Same error being discussed:

If you take a look at the screenshot It’s basically the same for me. I do not have “Desktop search” available at my system settings.

Please help.


Just discovered I can search in my Root folder for example but not inside User.

Upstream bug report:

Summary, how to fix this:

sudo apt-get install baloo

And then wait a few moments. Search in dolphin will work then.

Will be fixed in Whonix 14 and above.