Make suggestions for typos in search box [$50]

Bug #1029612 reported by Daniel Fore on 2012-07-26
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Noise
Confirmed
Wishlist
Unassigned
Slingshot
Fix Released
Wishlist
kay van der Zander

Bug Description

Slingshot should have some kind of mechanism for dealing with typos.

If I type "Srcatch" for example, Scratch should still appear in the search results.

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Changed in noise:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in slingshot:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in noise:
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

Actually, thinking about it, is there any way we can do this in Granite's searchbar?

summary: - Make suggestions for typos
+ Make suggestions for typos in search box
Changed in granite:
status: New → Confirmed

Search suggestions depend heavily on backend-specific stuff, and also on how the applications manage their contents. I guess that granite is targeted here just for the UI-side implementation, like showing a dropdown menu, or an info screen. It would be nice to have a dropdown search-suggestion API in our current search entry (a reason for not deprecating the widget after Luna).

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-09-27
Changed in noise:
milestone: none → feature-future
Cody Garver (codygarver) wrote :
summary: - Make suggestions for typos in search box
+ Make suggestions for typos in search box [$50]
tags: added: bounty
Ezequiel Lewin (firgeis) wrote :

I'm taking a shot at this, while it won't be a suggestion per-se i can improve the resistance to typos somewhat so it can suggest some matching programs anyway

Hendrik Grobler (hsjgrobler) wrote :

I'm considering trying my hand at this, but is it still needed? Or will a Synapse plugin solve this?

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-03-25
no longer affects: granite
kay van der Zander (kay20) wrote :

i have made a merge request with the solution for this.
https://code.launchpad.net/~kay20/slingshot/search-with-typo/+merge/257479

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-05-27
Changed in slingshot:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → kay van der Zander (kay20)
milestone: none → loki-beta1
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2015-05-29
Changed in slingshot:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-05-29
Changed in slingshot:
milestone: loki-beta1 → freya-0.3.1
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2015-05-30
Changed in slingshot:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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