should be easier to search for closed bugs

Bug #277352 reported by Martin Pool
This bug affects 6 people
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Bug Description

It's pretty hard to search for closed bugs in Malone, but I think it's a moderately common thing to want to do. The only way I know of to do it is to click 'advanced', then click all the statuses.

It would be nice if instead, the default search results told you "and %d closed bugs matched", and you could click that link to re-run the search including all statuses.

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Wawrzyniec Niewodniczański (wawrzek) wrote :

I tried to reopen my own bug and it pretty hard with Launchpad as the bug is not listed and even with advance search you need to tick in few places. So importance of the bug ++

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Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

There is a somewhat better workaround which is to click "All bugs ever reported 4000" and then do a search, but this is not very discoverable.

Saying how many closed bugs matched would be nice but it's not strictly necessary.

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Martin Albisetti (beuno) wrote :

I think this is a great idea, and a path we should try to go down more in general.
It's easy, and it will give users an easy path towards finding uncommon (but vital) results.

Changed in malone:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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Petr Šplíchal (psss) wrote :

This really is a nice and elegant solution for this issue!
+1 for fixing the problem in this way.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui)
Changed in launchpad:
importance: Medium → Low
William Grant (wgrant)
tags: added: bug-search
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