Several changes to Quick searches

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
12 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Andrés Delfino, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking-firefox3 -

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060506 Minefield/3.0a1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060506 Minefield/3.0a1

Quick searches main function is not bookmark-related, so I think they should be moved to another place: a "Quick searches" submenu in the Tools menu. Something like:

+ Tools
|-+ Quick Searches
  |-- Google
  |-- Wikipedia
  |-- ---------------------
  |-- Manage Quick Searches

Their function at the location bar would be the same. But now there's something new: one can write something at it, and then select the search engine at the Quick Searches submenu to start searching. Meaning that writing "g ..." wouldn't be necessary.

Manage Quick Searches would have options to add, edit, delete or sort them.

I think this is useful to making things easier to the end user.

Reproducible: Always
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Updated

12 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 1

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)

Well, Quick Searches are actually implemented as bookmarks, apparently so you can or modify them or create your own -- check your bookmarks.html file.

For example, I have "Google Image Search" as
  http://images.google.com/images?q=%s&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images
with keyword 'i'.

Admittedly they're not easy to handle for the average user, and that's why there are *Search Engines*. These are not bookmark-based, and there's a manager for those in 2.0.


> Quick searches main function is not bookmark-related, so I think they should be
> moved to another place: a "Quick searches" submenu in the Tools menu. Something
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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Comment 2

11 years ago
I think that, if the location bar has content, selecting the search engine using the Quick Searches menu should start the search. If the location bar is empty, then it selecting the search engine using the Quick Searches menu should open a dialog asking the term to search.

Greetings!
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Updated

10 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox3?
An interesting idea, but it's currently much easier for users to do this by adding a search engine to the search box.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox3? → blocking-firefox3-
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

10 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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