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Gnome 3.8 Features: Integrated Application Search

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Tentative Design

There isn’t something new in here, other that this feature jumped as a feature for Gnome 3.8. If you have missed our previous note on that, it will look like something as:


This is just an early design,  it might (and will) change during the development!

As you can see, all search results are provided by individual applications, with the exception of Software and Web browser Applications that are both treated in a special manner meaning that they are always available as a means to launch searches.

The results will be limited in a manageable number (3-5), but there will be an option to “see more”. You will be able to launch a file with its associated Application.

Result Order

  • Application Launchers
  • Settings Panels
  • Chat
  • Contacts
  • Notes
  • Documents
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Videos
  • Music
  • Photos
  • Non-default application content:
  • Web
  • Software
  • Files
Individual Applications will provide algorithms(zeitgeist?) to order the results according to frequency/recency/favorites, while in the same time will look in various metadata.This is work in progress and there is already a repository:
http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-shell/log/?h=wip/re-search

Learn more at Gnome Live!

Design/Whiteboards/Search and ThreePointSeven/Features/IntegratedApplicationSearch

*always check on Gnome Live because features daily change!


 
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