Search Engine list should show the description of the engine

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P5
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8 years ago
6 months ago

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(Reporter: mkaply, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

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8 years ago
The openSearch specification provides descriptions for search engines, and most have them. For instance, in Firefox they are:

Amazon.com Search
Bing. Search by Microsoft.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
etc.

When you hover over an engine in the search dropdown, you see:

Search using Amazon.com
Search using Bing
Search using Wikipedia

What you should see when hovering over a search engine is the description.
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Comment 1

2 years ago
With one button search, this really isn't possible anymore.

I wonder if we should be showing the description as a tooltip in the preferences?
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Comment 2

7 months ago
mverdi:

Can you offer an opinion on this? Just wondering if I should keep open or close.

The core question is - should tooltip on our one off engines show just the name of the engine or the description?

Keeping in mind we also show the "search ENGINENAME" in the field above.
Flags: needinfo?(mverdi)
Priority: -- → P5
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