Bug 49895 - Add a "search" field in (non-advanced) Options dialog
Summary: Add a "search" field in (non-advanced) Options dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
: 121160 122882 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Options-Dialog
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Reported: 2012-05-14 02:07 UTC by Nicolas Toniazzi
Modified: 2023-01-31 09:48 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Mockup of the search field in options window (20.24 KB, image/png)
2012-05-14 02:07 UTC, Nicolas Toniazzi

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Description Nicolas Toniazzi 2012-05-14 02:07:32 UTC
Created attachment 61600 [details]
Mockup of the search field in options window

LibreOffice has a lot of options, and it's sometimes difficult to find one in particular.

Currently, the best way to find it is to use the local Help database.
It would be great to have a small "Search" field that would automatically hide the options in the tree that don't match the entered keywords, as seen in vlc or eclipse.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2012-06-17 21:08:40 UTC
This would be incredibly useful. Making this HIGHEST ENHANCEMENT.
Comment 2 Daniel Bankston 2012-06-17 21:42:37 UTC
This sounds a bit interesting to me, and I can see the usefulness of it.  I personally probably don't have much time to devote to it right now though.  If the community wants it and no one else gets to it, I may look into this a couple of months.
Comment 3 Daniel Bankston 2012-06-18 01:01:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I may look into this a couple of months.

in a couple of months
Comment 4 Michael Meeks 2012-06-26 04:17:48 UTC
Thorsten has an about:config like plugin to make it possible to see all settings, even hidden ones - that this might fit into quite well. It's hard to see how to present search results with the existing UI in a familiar way.

ie. this needs some serious UX input before actioning :-)
Comment 5 Andreas B. 2012-07-24 08:23:33 UTC
I think eclipse is a good example for this, it has exactly this search field implemented.

If you search in the three left all is hidden which don't contain the keyword, but not only in the name, all field names are searched within the pages.

Screenshot: (found with google) http://tuxanddroid.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/eclipse_settings.png

You can try it out if you test it in eclipse...
Comment 6 Kumāra 2013-02-07 08:55:10 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 7 Björn Michaelsen 2014-01-17 00:43:50 UTC Comment hidden (noise)
Comment 8 Alex Thurgood 2015-01-03 17:38:14 UTC Comment hidden (noise)
Comment 9 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:20:58 UTC Comment hidden (noise)
Comment 10 Heiko Tietze 2018-11-07 07:59:58 UTC
*** Bug 121160 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2019-01-28 20:12:41 UTC
*** Bug 122882 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:27:02 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
Comment 13 Justin L 2020-12-14 09:39:02 UTC
Still a fine idea.
Somewhat unnecessary for power users since advanced options has a search now.