Last modified: 2012-01-06 09:52:44 UTC
Got an idea. You know where it says
Search in namespaces:
(Main) Talk User User talk 台掃 台掃 talk Image Image talk MediaWiki MediaWiki talk Template Template talk Help Help talk Category Category talk
Well how about add a final "[ ] All".
Yes, one can click them one by one, or turn them all on in preferences,
but this extra touch would show your compassion for the little guy
who just wants an occasional few full searches without the clicking many boxes
P.S., non-believers please try the clicking many boxes excercise.
Bug 10628 comment 6 is related.
I understand the need to massively select all (most) namespaces, but why on earth would you search for help in all available languages?
(In reply to comment #4)
> I understand the need to massively select all (most) namespaces, but why on
> earth would you search for help in all available languages?
I think that was just a completely random example, dungy. :-)
Probably the most elegant solution, UI-wise, would be to have a small "select all" button which ordinarily performs the POST request, whose sole purpose is to then check all the boxes.
And remember to add 'toggle selections', etc.
The current UI has All-tab.
(In reply to comment #8)
> The current UI has All-tab.
It absolutely does not:
$ lynx --dump http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search
Search in namespaces:
[_] (Article) [_] Talk
[_] User [_] User talk
[_] Wikipedia [_] Wikipedia talk
[_] File [_] File talk
[_] MediaWiki [_] MediaWiki talk
[_] Template [_] Template talk
[_] Help [_] Help talk
[_] Category [_] Category talk
[_] Portal [_] Portal talk
[_] List redirects
Search for __________________________________________________
One still has to click all 18 boxes.
There is no "[ ] All" box!
(In reply to comment #9)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > The current UI has All-tab.
> It absolutely does not:
I don't have it on my SVN HEAD install either.
Yeah, Right. I forgot that $wgNewSearchGui or smth is still set to false by default.
You mean we should try $wgUseOldSearchUI=false.
The new Special:Search form has URL shortcuts to search for:
* Help and project pages
* Everything <------- what this bug is about
* Custom selection
That was in 1.17 already.
So marking fixed.