[Scopes] No indication that searches are local only

Bug #1292700 reported by tapas on 2014-03-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Paty Davila
unity-scope-click (Ubuntu)
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) root@ubuntu-phablet:/# lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

2) root@ubuntu-phablet:/# dpkg -l unity-scope-click
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
ii unity-scope-cl 0.1+14.04.20 armhf Click Packages Scope for Unity

3) When searching on the Applications scope I would have expected to get an indication that the search is only local. It took too many people a too long time to figure out that this was the reason that no search results from ubuntu one on the net was shown

4) We were playing guessing games what could be wrong ;D

Latest spec covers offline use case (https://sites.google.com/a/canonical.com/unity8dash/toolkit/10-content-loading)

tapas (mista-tapas) wrote :


3) When searching on the Applications scope I would have expected to get an indication that the search is set to searching the phone only locally.

Alejandro J. Cura (alecu) wrote :

I think we should somehow show this in the UI when doing searches, like a small yellow bar somewhere that says "online searches are off", or "your network is disconnected"

Changed in unity-scope-click (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Alejandro J. Cura (alecu) wrote :
tapas (mista-tapas) wrote :

Or maybe show different sections in the search results. E.g.

Phone local:

Ubuntu One:

And in case one of those cannot be searched indicate that:

Phone local:

Ubuntu One (disabled):

This way the applications screen isn't cluttered even when there's no search going on. It seems from your screenshot that your version of the UI is a different one than mine. So maybe I'm missing something here.

Rodney Dawes (dobey) wrote :

This should be obvious for all scopes, and not specific to the click scope. This means it is something that should probably be done in unity8 itself, so I've added that project as being affected. Also, this needs design input, so added ubuntu-ux.

Rodney Dawes (dobey) on 2014-04-04
summary: - When doing searches in the UI there should be an indicator that searches
- are only local
+ No indication that searches are local only
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-04-25
summary: - No indication that searches are local only
+ [Dash] No indication that searches are local only

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

Changed in unity-scope-click (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniela Ferrai (dferrai) on 2014-06-24
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Mike Nagle (mikenagle)
Mike Nagle (mikenagle) on 2014-07-21
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Fix Committed
description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-21
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Mike Nagle (mikenagle) on 2014-07-23
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Thomas Strehl (strehl-t) on 2014-07-29
tags: added: rtm14
Leo Arias (elopio) on 2014-07-30
tags: added: qa-daily-testing
Selene Scriven (toykeeper) wrote :

I confirmed there's no indication in Utopic 161, but I'm not sure this should be considered a blocker. Apps are already shown as either local or online in separate interfaces, and other scopes have the sections labelled ("My Videos" and "Online" for example). The only thing missing is that there's an empty space instead of text saying "online search disabled", which doesn't seem important enough to block on.

tags: removed: rtm14
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2014-09-09
no longer affects: unity8
kevin gunn (kgunn72) on 2014-09-09
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Mike Nagle (mikenagle) → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
summary: - [Dash] No indication that searches are local only
+ [Scopes] No indication that searches are local only
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland) → Paty Davila (dizzypaty)
Paty Davila (dizzypaty) wrote :

------UX comment------

1- Indication of search is only local:

As part of the Touch Navigation Update project that is ongoing, scopes will be treated as apps; therefore, the search function won't be global. Each scope will have it's own search history and results will be displayed as it follows:

a. Scopes with only local content will only display locally stored results (eg. Apps/Catalogue scope)
b. Scopes with online and local content will display both locally stored and external results (eg. Music scope)
c. Scopes with only online content will display external results (eg. News scope)
*Grouping search results by category (eg: ubuntu store, local, web...) will be taken into consideration when designing Scope filters.
** The serch function cannot be 'set to search locally' or 'set to search globally' therefore there's not need for indicating this at a UI level.

2. Offline states:

Latest spec covers offline use case (https://sites.google.com/a/canonical.com/unity8dash/toolkit/10-content-loading). Also, there's an ongoing project to update the scope toolkit and this will be consider.

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