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Re: Suggestion: Elegant Private Default Dash Search


Good thinking. I think an icon is not clear enough though. An
unchecked-by-default check button below the search bar with a label
"Also show online results" would be my suggestion.


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Thibaut Brandscheid <randaltor@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all
> I've just discovered after typing some text in the Dash that there is no
> right arrow key action - this was the zero point for the following idea.
> My suggestion:
> - Add an Internet button to the right end of the Dash search bar (img 1)
> - Add a right arrow key action to allow easy keyboard selection of this
> button
> - Change Internet Dash privacy settings from opt-out to opt-in
> When clicking/pressing the Internet button the Dash would query Internet
> sources, but by default local stuff only.
> This would resolve a lot of the current privacy problems and - I guess - it
> would be an acceptable default search behaviour for every Ubuntu user. If a
> user wanted to always query the net when searching he could switch the
> toggle button in the privacy settings to enable internet search by default.
> This way, both user types (privacy aware & privacy don't care xD) would be
> happy without the need for the privacy aware users to abstain from Dash
> online search completely.
> I think this is an elegant solution for the privacy problem.
> Your thoughts?
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