Re: Idea: Command search

On Tue, 2011-04-12 at 23:32 +0200, Mirek M. wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I realize that plans for Gnome 3.2 are being determined, and I just
> want to put an idea out there.
> What I'd really love to see in Gnome is command search for every
> application, much like Mac OS X has *.
> This search should reside in the Application menu, and should, if
> possible, also be based on menu items. Developers should, of course,
> also have the option of adding commands not available under menus and
> of adding "tags" to their commands, to make search more relevant.
> Do you think this would be possible? Would there be any major hurdles
> to overcome before this can be implemented (besides with applications
> that don't use the native GTK menu widget)?
> * Mac OS X collects all of the menu commands in each application and
> allows the user to search for them under the "Help" menu. Here's an
> illustration:

They don't just search the menu commands. They also search all the
help topics for that application, on the fly. This is one of the
things that I've been working on. It got back-burnered for a while,
but I'd like to get working on it again. Ryan Lortie and I chatted
about it a bit at the recent help hackfest.


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