#251 ✓resolved
Peter Sundstrom

Searching Private items

Reported by Peter Sundstrom | December 18th, 2009 @ 09:03 AM | in 1.3 (closed)

It would be useful to have some easy way (perhaps in the user profile) to be able to do Private searches by default?

At present, if I search for an item using the Search box in the top right, it involves two steps with the entering of the search term, then selecting "Private" from the Options and doing the search again.

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  • Kieran P

    Kieran P December 21st, 2009 @ 09:57 AM

    Furthermore, when a basket is configured to redirect to results when you visit the homepage, it would be nice to have it go to the default privacy of that basket, in the same way the browse link does. At the moment, it goes to the public search, which for private baskets, again means an extra step to get there.

  • Walter McGinnis

    Walter McGinnis December 21st, 2009 @ 10:11 AM

    On a user interface level, I totally disagree with Kieran's suggestion about having it reflect the basket. This is a "global" search and it should be consistent. Simply having it reflect the default of the basket without a visual indicator of what is happening will give users unexpected results.

    However, I would say that reworking the global search to have different options easily accessible is worthwhile and this work should be apart of the larger reworking makes sense.

    My current thinking is adding a "Q v" style magnifying glass option with a drop down menu that gives options such as private or which type or sorting order. Still thinking about it though. Work for searching dates that a project has requested may play into this, too.


  • Walter McGinnis

    Walter McGinnis February 1st, 2010 @ 12:28 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”
    • Milestone set to 1.3

    This is resolved with #254. Reopen if there is anything missing that you desire, though I think #254 probably does more than you originally outlined.

    In the future we are also likely to implement "recent searches" in the global search dropdown menu developed in #254. This will be another timesaver for this type of navigation to "my frequently visited stuff".

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