[Tracker-discuss] [issue224] "Search in All Issues" button

Nick Coghlan metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za
Mon Oct 13 23:31:04 CEST 2008

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> added the comment:

I know how to do the full search* because I use the tracker all the time - but
the 3 clicks needed are highly non-obvious, especially compared to the big
"Search in Open Issues" button. Also, as a bug fixer rather than bug reporter, I
tend to be mainly interested in the open issues anyway.

The in-your-face option to search all issues would be for people coming to the
tracker to report a bug for the first time that want to know if this is
something that has already been reported (and possibly closed), and for those
checking if new issues are duplicates of existing ones. (This came up for me
recently when I was looking for issue 2751 after getting an email from someone
that had been relying on the runpy package execution bug in 2.5 about the fact
that you can't do that anymore in 2.6)

If you're worried about interface clutter, then I would suggest *changing* the
button to a "search in all issues" button, and then on that results page have a
"show only open issues from these results" button.

*(I think the full search interface is actually fairly horrible, because the
layout of the search fields bears no resemblance to the layout of the issues
detail pages and there is no attempt to make the 'common' search fields more

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