Re: GNOME 3 from Fedora user's perpective - request for changes

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Jesse Hutton <jesse hutton gmail com> wrote:
> It might help if there were some kind tagging mechanism (which was subtle
> and intuitive) for apps that search could use. That way search results can
> improve over time for users and there doesn't have to be a "one size fits
> all" situation.
> Jesse

When I open the overlay and type "photo", the application list is
filtered to the following: Cheese, Darktable, GIMP and Shotwell. So
the search doesn't just look at the app name, it also searches on the
comment in the app's *.desktop file. If an app doesn't show up using
an obvious term (e.g., Pino and Hotot show up for "twitter" but
gwibber doesn't) a bug should probably be filed against the app.
Adding support for tags in the desktop file spec might be worth
pursuing, since padding out the Comment field with keywords may make
it too unwieldy for its original purpose.

> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Ryan Peters <sloshy45 sbcglobal net> wrote:
>> On 04/06/2011 10:46 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2011-04-06 at 20:36 +1200, John Stowers wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2011-04-06 at 07:40 +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Adam Williamson<awilliam redhat com>
>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>>>  Anything I launch a lot
>>>>>> gets made a favorite, anything I launch infrequently I just search for
>>>>>> (which is no clicks: 'start' key, type.)
>>>>>> --
>>>>> You mean press the windows key and type the program name? I've tried
>>>>> this, I can't remember every program name,
>>>> It searches by description too. File a bug with the application in
>>>> question if you think the desktop file does not adequately describe the
>>>> function of the application.
>>> I was about to point that out, then did a few tests which reminded me
>>> the descriptions are usually pretty fracking useless...
>>> 'rip' does not get you Sound Juicer
>>> 'burn' does not get you Brasero
>>> 'sound' does not get you Audacity (but somehow, it *does* get you
>>> Brasero?)
>>> 'audio' gets you Audacity, but not Rhythmbox (you have to hit 'music'
>>> for that)
>>> 'video' does not get you Totem
>>> so, yeah, it's not great =)
>> I understand all of those... except for the Rhythmbox example. Why would
>> you search "audio" for Rhythmbox? I'd search "music" or "player".
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