You may be scared a bit I’m blogging so much in this period and you are probably right 🙂
But there is an easy explanation for this: holidays!!!
So, working on my preferred browser, I found a couple of bugs/wishes on b.k.o. complaining about our awesome urlbar (c) suggestions mechanism. If you never used rekonq, run installing it and try digiting something in the urlbar. I’m attaching here a picture of suggestions for the word “kde”.
I decided to follow patterns suggested reading reports and I worked an hour about: here is the result.
This is basically the result of 3 commit:
- Invert PreviewList item order, showing icon, text (url), preview
- Change suggestions order to: History, Bookmarks, Search & Browse, suggestions
- Improve site selection by searching just on sites that “startsWith” the typed text
Just let me explain last (first two are self evident): can you see “planetkde.org” result on first screenshot? Do you think an user typing “kde” is searching for a site containing the string “kde” or just for those sites starting with the typed string?
So, what do you think about? What’s the best suggestion mechanism?