Global Search ineffective

Bug #810763 reported by Jono Bacon
This bug affects 7 people
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When using the Global Search to search for something fairly simple (a person's name to get a recent thread), the search feature entirely failed to find the thread. The feature also took a long time to search and felt clunky. The Global Search to me feels like a usability regression when compared to traditional email search (such as the filter search below it in Thunderbird).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: thunderbird 5.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-5.6-generic 3.0.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-5-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jul 14 14:55:52 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110202)
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-07-13 (1 days ago)

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Jono Bacon (jonobacon) wrote :
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jhfhlkjlj (fdsuufijjejejejej-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I believe that this could be split up into multiple reports:

1) Global Search does not turn up correct results.
2) Global Search takes a long time to load
3) Global Search's interface needs work (possible to split further?)

Overall this feels a bit too broad to be a clear report.

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neuromancer (neuromancer) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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