[RFC] ACP Search

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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by jsebean » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:17 pm

Jacob wrote:
jsbean wrote:Also for advanced users by having search it means you have a lot less clicking to do,
I don't really think so. With 3 clicks you can be wherever you want, typing would take more time. For begginers, sure, but I think it would be better to rearrange options and modules.
I suppose if you know your way around the ACP very well it wouldn't be needed, but after using phpBB for a long time I still personally have to do a bit of clicking sometimes to find the exact place I want to go. (usually settings I don't often change).
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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by Jacob » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:28 pm

Yeah, I agree with you that the ACP needs improvement. I just don't like the search aproach to much, but that's just my opinion, of course. :)

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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by MichaelC » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:50 pm

Maybe this should wait until 4.0 with the Drag and Drop folder like ACP and the Basic/Advanced ACPs.
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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:48 pm

imkingdavid wrote: The issue is that settings and actions aren't indexed afaik, so it wouldn't be easy to search for them at the moment. Also, currently there are duplicated settings (i.e. the same thing in multiple modules) which could make things confusing as well.
Right. I was thinking of some kind of full form builder for the entire ACP (something like how acp_board is done now)

Parsing out files is doable, but it would be hard to come up with a less elegant solution.
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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by igorw » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:17 am

I recall talking to DavidMJ about this feature at Londonvasion in 2008. Would definitely be very awesome, but I don't see (yet) how it can be done in a reasonable amount of time.

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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by jsebean » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:46 pm

igorw wrote:I recall talking to DavidMJ about this feature at Londonvasion in 2008. Would definitely be very awesome, but I don't see (yet) how it can be done in a reasonable amount of time.
But 3.2 is a while away isn't it?
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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by brunoais » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:19 pm

^ It is but it requires sooo much code rewritting that 4.0 is the best place.

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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by callumacrae » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:46 pm

brunoais wrote:^ It is but it requires sooo much code rewritting that 4.0 is the best place.
It wouldn't, actually.
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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by MichaelC » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:38 pm

I agree that this should be done for 4.0 to be honest, it will be a lot easier with the new acp system.
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Re: [RFC] ACP Search

Post by KnocksX » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:14 pm

With 3.1 gold being at least a year away and 4.0 several years away, it would hurt phpBB to delay features that would ease people into choosing it over other software.

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