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Bug 11036 - Search: add "all namespaces" shortcut
Search: add "all namespaces" shortcut
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
1.16.x
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-08-23 03:49 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2012-01-06 09:52 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

See Also:
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Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Dan Jacobson 2007-08-23 03:49:45 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
excercise.
Comment 1 Tim Laqua 2007-08-23 03:57:09 UTC
How about a JavaScript style "Select All" button/link?
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2007-08-23 04:03:37 UTC
OK, but HTML, not javascript. Else just one thing that won't work for all.

P.S., non-believers please try the clicking many boxes excercise.
Comment 3 Danny B. 2007-08-23 09:38:26 UTC
Bug 10628 comment 6 is related.
Comment 4 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2007-08-23 16:59:42 UTC
I understand the need to massively select all (most) namespaces, but why on earth would you search for help in all available languages?
Comment 5 Casey Brown 2007-08-23 17:02:06 UTC
(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. :-)
Comment 6 Rob Church 2007-08-23 17:43:59 UTC
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.

When JavaScript is available, this could be altered to do the work via JavaScript.
Comment 7 Dan Jacobson 2007-08-23 18:44:52 UTC
And remember to add 'toggle selections', etc.
Comment 8 Niklas Laxström 2009-02-28 18:47:34 UTC
The current UI has All-tab.
Comment 9 Dan Jacobson 2009-02-28 20:37:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> The current UI has All-tab.

It absolutely does not:

$ lynx --dump http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search
   Advanced 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  __________________________________________________
   Advanced search

One still has to click all 18 boxes.

There is no "[ ] All" box!
Comment 10 Roan Kattouw 2009-02-28 20:41:46 UTC
(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.
Comment 11 Niklas Laxström 2009-02-28 20:46:32 UTC
Yeah, Right. I forgot that $wgNewSearchGui or smth is still set to false by default.
Comment 12 Dan Jacobson 2009-06-19 00:54:12 UTC
You mean we should try $wgUseOldSearchUI=false.
However then we encounter total javascript dependency.


Comment 13 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2012-01-06 09:52:44 UTC
The new Special:Search form has URL shortcuts to search for:
* Multimedia
* Help and project pages
* Everything <------- what this bug is about
* Custom selection

That was in 1.17 already.

So marking fixed.

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