Last modified: 2013-03-26 11:25:04 UTC
Radio buttons to specify namespaces to search in only appear when the search
term is not blank.
Please add them to appear when the search term is blank, and also on plain
Works for me in mediawiki 1.10.
Go to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Search ... no namespaces.
Works fine in MediaWiki 1.10, sure, but Wikimedia uses Lucene Search...
A workaround could be to use namespace prefixes, e.g. if you want to search the image namespace use:
image:query, or if you want to search everything use all:query.
On other hand, I agree that the search user interface should be reworked to be more friendly.
*** Bug 11901 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Commons now uses MWSearch which does show the namespace options. WONTFIX the LuceneSearch extension as it is about to be deprecated.
[Merging "MediaWiki extensions/Lucene Search" into "Wikimedia/lucene-search2", see bug 46542. You can filter bugmail for: search-component-merge-20130326 ]