worldofpeace: applied to 20.09, the dialog is now selectable
the locations on the nfs share were already part of the bookmarks
sadly they're still not part of the search database
hexa-: yeah, in that case I'm lost on the issue. u said it would be able to search in /foo/bar, so it could even be how nautilus tries to index (or not) remote filesystems. I'm not that familiar with the nautilus codebase.
thx for looking into this and getting us this far!