Closed Bug 387744 Opened 17 years ago Closed 17 years ago

show the search builder and search results in the organizer center pane when the user starts typing


(Firefox :: Bookmarks & History, defect)

Not set



Firefox 3 beta1


(Reporter: dietrich, Assigned: dietrich)




(Whiteboard: [places-ui])


(2 files, 4 obsolete files)

see the bug URL for mockups and notes. not sure if the search builder should be *in* the content pane, or maybe another toolbar-style box across the top.
I'm still working on the mockup for this, ping me if I am blocking anyone.
Whiteboard: [places-ui]
Attached patch wip (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Assignee: nobody → dietrich
Here is the most recent mockup of the advanced search UI in the Places Organizer, my apologies for the delay in getting this to you:

Text from the mockup:

Users enter the advanced search UI as soon as they begin typing a search query into the search bar, or by hitting the advanced search button in the bookmarks toolbar.  The search scope is automatically set to "all bookmarks", but their previous location in the Places Organizer (shown below as "folder name"), is also an option.
The Scope Bar allows for multiple selection, or for no items to be selected (in which case there will be no results).  "Bookmark is in folder" is also one of the possible filters.
Advanced searching is commonly accomplished using a 5 step task flow:

1.  Enter search text
2.  Define scope
3.  Apply specific filters
4.  View search results
5.  Save search as smart folder

Here is how this 5 step task flow is designed in the advanced search in Vista, and OS X's Spotlight
Vista's advanced search does not automatically update on specific filters
Apple refers to this control as the "Scope Bar" and it appears in the Finder,, Address Book, and Safari
Each filter takes the form of subject -> predicate -> object
Depends on: 387740
No longer depends on: 387740
Attached patch more (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #277510 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached image screenshot - mac
Target Milestone: Firefox 3 M8 → Firefox 3 M9
Attached patch more (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #279554 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Blocks: 393873
Attached patch more (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #282462 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached patch fix v1Splinter Review
- show builder when user starts typing
- adds scope bar
- various other fixes of brokenness
Attachment #282577 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #282619 - Flags: review?(mano)
Comment on attachment 282619 [details] [diff] [review]
fix v1

there's some cleanup to do here but nothing that should black landing this, r=mano.
Attachment #282619 - Flags: review?(mano) → review+
Checking in browser/components/places/content/;
/cvsroot/mozilla/browser/components/places/content/,v  <--
new revision: 1.5; previous revision: 1.4
Checking in browser/components/places/content/places.js;
/cvsroot/mozilla/browser/components/places/content/places.js,v  <--  places.js
new revision: 1.109; previous revision: 1.108
Checking in browser/components/places/content/places.xul;
/cvsroot/mozilla/browser/components/places/content/places.xul,v  <--  places.xul
new revision: 1.88; previous revision: 1.87
Checking in browser/locales/en-US/chrome/browser/places/places.dtd;
/cvsroot/mozilla/browser/locales/en-US/chrome/browser/places/places.dtd,v  <--  places.dtd
new revision: 1.35; previous revision: 1.34
Checking in browser/themes/pinstripe/browser/places/places.css;
/cvsroot/mozilla/browser/themes/pinstripe/browser/places/places.css,v  <--  places.css
new revision: 1.15; previous revision: 1.14
Checking in browser/themes/winstripe/browser/places/places.css;
/cvsroot/mozilla/browser/themes/winstripe/browser/places/places.css,v  <--  places.css
new revision: 1.16; previous revision: 1.15
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Note, the first button in the 'scopeBar' (with id=scopeBarTitle) should not be a 'toolbarbutton'. Now it looks like people can click this button, but as it as no 'oncommand' it does nothing. This item must be a 'label' and not a 'toolbarbutton'.

The line to be fixed:
<toolbarbutton id="scopeBarTitle" label="&search.label;"/>
<label id="scopeBarTitle" value="&search.label;"/>
Considering last post’s date it seems unlikely, but could it be the show/hide arrow (and text) completely work in the opposite direction than they should? I haven’t looked at this in detail before, but filling in the search field using the 20080218 nightly the builder appears, accompanied by an ‘Open’ arrow and ‘Show builder’ text for closing it. Reopening the builder needs to be done with a ‘Close’ arrow and ‘Hide..’ text.
Blocks: 423560
Filed bug 423560 on Ton's issue in comment 12.
Bug 451915 - move Firefox/Places bugs to Firefox/Bookmarks and History. Remove all bugspam from this move by filtering for the string "places-to-b-and-h".

In Thunderbird 3.0b, you do that as follows:
Tools | Message Filters
Make sure the correct account is selected. Click "New"
Conditions: Body   contains   places-to-b-and-h
Change the action to "Delete Message".
Select "Manually Run" from the dropdown at the top.
Click OK.

Select the filter in the list, make sure "Inbox" is selected at the bottom, and click "Run Now". This should delete all the bugspam. You can then delete the filter.

Component: Places → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: places → bookmarks
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