[dash] Search field not common to lenses

Bug #935750 reported by Greg Merchan on 2012-02-18
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
John Lea
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After typing in the home lens's search field and seeing no results, I figured I was using the wrong lens so I switched to another one. Because the search field is specific to the lens, I had to retype my search terms.

I didn't realize until I started this report that the home lens search would search all the lenses. (Or, I'm assuming that's what it does now, based on a different search which produced results.)


UPDATE: This is a bug for the desktop, Unity7.

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug. The searches made in the home lens is common to all the other lenses installed. However, some 3rd party lenses have the option to not display any results to searches made in the home lens.

For instance, I have 6 lenses installed (5 default - home,file,applications,music and video lens) and (1- 3rd Party lens - Askubuntu). Now a search made in the home lens would provide results from the default lenses installed but not from the askubuntu lens since the developers did enable it.

Hence the searches are common to all lenses and is not a bug. Hence marking this invalid.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
Greg Merchan (gregory-merchan) wrote :

I figured it would be clear that I meant the search field; in fact, I did specify that in the text of the report. Type something, switch to another lens, and the search field no longer contains what was typed.

Greg Merchan (gregory-merchan) wrote :

Furthermore, if the searches were common to all lenses, then searches made from a lens which is not the home lens would display results from all lenses. Adding "field" to the title and reopening.

summary: - Search not common to lenses
+ Search field not common to lenses
Changed in unity:
status: Invalid → New
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2012-02-24
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed

needs design input. But I am quite certain this has been rejected before.

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Kirill Kabardin (kkabardin) wrote :

Bug that I filled was marked as a duplicate of this one. They are quite related, but not really duplicates each other. So I repeat there what I already suggested:

Home lens contains first matches from all lenses. So we can try search whatever we need right here. But if our query doesn't give us enough results we have to switch to more specific lens. But search box would be cleared in this case and we'll have to type query again.

It would be more reasonable not to clear search box when we switching to other lens but leave our query.

At least there should be an option for this.

Dario Ruellan (druellan) on 2012-10-24
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

Dario, thanks a lot for being proactive in assigning bugs to the paper cuts team, but just make sure you only do it on the Hundred Papercuts bug task, rather than the package itself. To add a paper cuts task, click "Also Affects Project" and type "hundredpapercuts".

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Changed in unity:
assignee: Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → raring-round-3
Dario Ruellan (druellan) wrote :

Oh, sorry Chris. Taking notice.

No worries. Thanks for helping out :)

Nick, can we have some input from design on this one please? Is this a valid bug or it the current behaviour there by design?

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja) → Nick Tait (jnick-tait)
importance: Undecided → Medium
affects: hundredpapercuts → ubuntu-ux
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Nick Tait (jnick-tait) → nobody
no longer affects: ayatana-design
summary: - Search field not common to lenses
+ [scopes] Search field not common to lenses
description: updated
summary: - [scopes] Search field not common to lenses
+ [dash] Search field not common to lenses
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Marking as won't fix because this bug is assigned to the Unity8 project where it is not relevant.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
importance: Medium → Undecided
Seth Johnson (sethj) wrote :

As part of the big bug review for 16.04 LTS I have tested this on 15.10 and the bug is still there.

tags: added: desktop-bugscrub-triaged
Rodrigo (rodhos-hp) wrote :

I have tested this on 15.10 and the bug is still there.
The search field needs to be unique.

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