Find by Name dropdown behavoir and default

Bug #583437 reported by Mark Garrow
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kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: kpackagekit

Kubuntu 9.10 x64
KpackageKit

This report is for augmentation to KPackageKit and it's usability.

Most new users (and some experienced users) search for packages by description. The current default is "Find by Name". This works fine but most users don't know the actual name of the package. The default search should be "Find by Description" or a user should be able to set the default by having KPackageKit remember the last choice for this option.

The other concern regarding this drop down box (spinbox?). Currently a user can mouse point at "Find by name/description" and the area appears to be selected but there is no method of expanding the choice box by clicking on the entire field. You must click the little down arrow next to the drop down box in order to make the change. I suggest leaving the arrow where it is but include the Description as an area to click to drop the choice box down.

If this isn't clear please notify me and I'll elaborate.

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