Make suggestions for typos in search box [$50]

Bug #1029612 reported by Daniel Fore on 2012-07-26
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
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.

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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