Find applications by their category

Bug #707156 reported by Jan Schürmann on 2011-01-24
This bug affects 3 people
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Jeremy Munsch

Bug Description

when typing i.e. "chat" i expect that synapse finds Pidgin, Empathy, IRC Clients and any chat client indexed but nothing happens.
Synapse only shows applications with "chat" in the application name.

i think it would be more intuitive and a great benefit especially for new users if one could type "internet" or "email" or "chat" or "music" and gets a list of programs with that functionality - often the programs description has the mentioned word in it so synapse "only" has to index that descriptions too...?!

keep up your good work, i love synapse!

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Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2011-02-10
summary: - doesn't recognizes regular expressions for applications
+ Find applications by their category

confirming as it sounds like a good idea to me too.
I wonder if it is possible to be implemented. Maybe using the categories from the .desktop's 'Category' section ?

Changed in synapse-project:
status: New → Confirmed
upkpk (upkpk) wrote :

Hi, this could be solved by something like what's described in (search in .desktop file's "Comment" field). "Category" lookup would be good too, but maybe it would return too much results, i don't know...

Duplicate bug?

Changed in synapse-project:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jeremy Munsch (jeremy-munsch)
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