users think that the dash search includes app and OS instructions / help files

Bug #899917 reported by Nathan Heafner on 2011-12-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Ubuntu Scopes
David Callé
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I Have noticed that many users assume that the dash search will include instructions and help documents for applications and OS operations. Obviously it doesnt, but its a good idea to add it.

searching for ubuntu should return results from both the dictionary function (not yet added) and local machine information like version of OS.

searching for "firefox new tab" should load results for using tabbed searching in firefox from the firefox documentation either local or online.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Not a papercut, since this isn't trivially fixable. But I'll mark this as an ayatana-design bug anyway.

tags: added: needs-design
affects: hundredpapercuts → ayatana-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Jorge Castro (jorge) wrote :

This could be mitigated by shipping the help lens and its scopes by default?

David Callé (davidc3) wrote :

@Jorge, it's on the road map for 13.04.

Changed in ubuntu-scopes:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → David Callé (davidc3)
David Callé (davidc3) on 2013-02-13
Changed in ubuntu-scopes:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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