Missed useful checkbox "Search for content" in "Find File" dialog

Bug #1787808 reported by Norbert on 2018-08-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Midnight Commander
Won't Fix
mc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Midnight Commander on modern Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
2. Open "Find File" dialog (I do this with F9-c-f many times during workday)
3. In "Content" zone try to find "Search for content" checkbox for doing search inside files

Expected results:
* "Search for content" checkbox is available in MC.

Actual results:
* "Search for content" checkbox is missed in MC.

Scenario when "Search for content" is useful:
* When doing many searches in day they can differ by options. Some may we ran only for "File name", but some may require search for "Content". So in 16.04 LTS it was very useful to have "Search for content" checkbox. If user need to do search inside files, he check it (and last text value is remembered in it). If user does not want to search for content, he unchecks the checkbox.
* But with new behavior (without "Search for content") user is forced to clear this field.

Please bring "Search for content" checkbox back.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: mc 3:4.8.19-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-30.32-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-30-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Sun Aug 19 15:04:56 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-26 (114 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: mc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Changed in mc:
status: Unknown → New
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2018-08-19
Changed in mc:
status: New → Unknown
Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) wrote :

Hi Norbert,

I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve by opening bugs in Ubuntu mc package bug tracker for issues that have already been reported upstream.

This bug tracker to track bugs, hopefully specific to Ubuntu packaging, and, otherwise, forward them to upstream. Creating feature requests here for issues that have already been reported upstream is just adding to the noise, and wouldn't bring any benefits to anyone involved.


Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) wrote :

In as far as the issue in question is concerned, I doubt that the checkbox is coming back after many years of discussions that lead to it finally being removed.

Changed in mc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Yury V. Zaytsev (zyv) wrote :

This is not a bug, it's an upstream feature request.

Changed in mc:
status: Unknown → Won't Fix
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2018-12-09
tags: added: disco
tags: added: trusty xenial
tags: removed: trusty xenial
tags: removed: apport-bug bionic cosmic disco
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