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Re: self cleaning of Dash Search
This might act like a kind of a search history, remembering the last thing you searched for and the results. Is kinda useful sometimes, but other times not so much.
might be better to keep search history somewhere else maybe in the filters or in a tab of its own?
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:57:26 +0100
> From: mikkel.kamstrup@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Unity-design] self cleaning of Dash Search
> On 02/22/2012 06:44 PM, supernova wrote:
> > Good evening (GMT+1).
> > When I have to launch a process, ie for example Process Manager, I
> > open the Dash by clicking on META key, write "proc" in the search form
> > and automatically the Dash filters all previous icons and search for
> > corresponding one: the Process Manager.
> > When I open the Dash later, i don't see all icons, but the string
> > "proc" is still there (filtering), and the only icon present is the
> > Process Manager one. At this point I have to delete that string and
> > all icons appear.
> > I think this slows down my work. In my opinion it could be more
> > performant if at the closing action of the Dash the search form was
> > automatically cleaned.
> > This argument can also be applied to lenses: at every closing action
> > of the Dash, selected lenses should be unselected, in order to offer
> > more possibilities of work in the next opening.
> This was in fact specifically implemented as a feature in Precise. In
> Oneiric we clear the search form every time the dash shows.
> I don't know the exact design rationale behind this though.
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