Closed Bug 134435 Opened 21 years ago Closed 14 years ago
RFE: Advanced Address Book Search: ability to search address book's "Other" flap, custom and notes
The "Advanced Address Book Search" should offer the ability to search for a string located anywhere in the "Other" flap. This doesn't seem practically feasible currently.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
This is a pretty serious bug. The fields available in the address book are limited and a lot of info gets lumped into the Other field. If you can't search the OTHER field, Address Book isn't that much better than a piece of paper. (Also The OTHER field displays without line breaks in the Card view)
I would use a Custom field to categorize my contacts. For example, I would enter "Christmas" or "Prospects." Then I could search for everyone that I want to send a Christmas card to or for everyone I need to contact for potential business. In the notes field I would add something about the contact like "this lady rescues animals." Then next time I need help for an animal I could search for all contacts that have "animals." This is important because I might not remember their name or organization name.
a. This bug is also in the Windows version of Mozilla. b. Really, I'd like to see the ability to search on _every_ field in the address book: Zip code, Notes, Custom 1, 2, 3, 4, Web address, etc. c. From Comment #2: > (Also The OTHER field displays without line breaks in the Card view) I've filed this as a seprate report, under bug 214822.
hardware -> all OS -> all add custom and note to summary
The right solution here might just be to include an "Any Field" (as well as maybe an "Any Custom", see bug 184483) item in the drop-down. The risk from a UI perspective is including too many fields and thus making the search unweildy.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 184483
Summary: RFE: ability to search address book's "Other" flap, custom and notes → RFE: Advanced Address Book Search: ability to search address book's "Other" flap, custom and notes
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