[Usability] an idea for a better desktop search
- From: "mr fixit" <cantfind gmail com>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: [Usability] an idea for a better desktop search
- Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 22:38:54 -0100
this is a collection of features, that would make gnome's search much
* search man pages, package descriptions, and possibly a user-driven
online database in a google-like way, so that the search results will
be ordered by relevance and show which programs you currently have
installed to accomplish the task you search for.
if i search for "create new partition", the top results would be
parted, gparted etc.. and there should be an expand button, to see a
detailed description, and mark the places where words match the
it can even offer sites for applications which aren't installed yet,
and seem to match the wanted action.
* search results should be rated, so that there is a map between the
search argument, the result, and it's rating, so that you could offer
a better relevancy meter, much like "stumble upon" (firefox's plugin).
* make restore points of selected directories (user defined, and maybe
some OS specific defaults, which every OS should take care of itself.)
using rdiff (http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/) or some similar
include the files from these restore points in search results, so that
if you delete a file and then search for it, you'd see it was deleted,
and would be offered a preview from each restore point and after you
select which version of the file youre interested in, you could
you could even look for text that had been replaced in a file, and
find the original file, and even have the ability to save it as a new
file, and not just restore it - so you don't mess the new data you got
in that file.
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