Enhancement: Improve language settings search results

Bug #1885584 reported by DarkTrick on 2020-06-29
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Bug Description

Case 1
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(A0) Press "Windows"-key
(A1) Search for "Keyboard" or "Language"

Actual result
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(A2)
Big-icon results: "Input Method" or "Language Support"
Small-icon results: "Region and Language"

Expected Results:
-----------------
(A2)
Big-icon results: "Region and Language"
Small-icon results: "Input Method" or "Language Support"

Case 2
=======
(B0) Press "Windows"-key
(B1) Search for "Region and Language"

Actual result
-------------
(B2)
Big-icon results: "Language Support"
Small-icon results: "Region and Language"

Expected Results:
-----------------
(B2)
Big-icon results: "Region and Language"
Small-icon results: "Language Support"

Rationale behind this change request
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(1) I guess the "general user"* probably does neither need nor understand what "Input Method" does**. It should not be shown as a big-sized suggestion
* A non-technical user, who just wants a running, working system and not care about how the system works.
**I did not do any survey here. My base guess is, that the "general user" has no idea what (eg) ibus or xim are.

(2) "Region and Language" seems to be hierarchically above "Language Support". => It should be shown bigger
(3) "Region and Language" seems to be the preferable way of setting up language input ( I'm guessing from this comment https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ibus/+bug/1855514/comments/2 )
(4) From "Region and Language" the user can easily navigate to "Language Support".

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DarkTrick (darktrick1337) wrote :

Regarding "Input Method":
It seems, that showing "Input Method" is a config bug. Therefore "Input Method" can be omitted from the bug report. (Source: https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/improve-presentation-of-input-method-as-search-result-in-all-applications/17031/2 )

DarkTrick (darktrick1337) wrote :

System: Ubuntu 20.04

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