[Bug 583437] [NEW] Find by Name dropdown behavoir and default

Mark Garrow scunizi at cox.net
Thu May 20 17:07:23 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kpackagekit

Kubuntu 9.10 x64

This report is for augmentation to KPackageKit and it's usability.

Most new users (and some experienced users) search for packages by
description.  The current default is "Find by Name".  This works fine
but most users don't know the actual name of the package.  The default
search should be "Find by Description" or a user should be able to set
the default by having KPackageKit remember the last choice for this

The other concern regarding this drop down box (spinbox?).  Currently a
user can mouse point at "Find by name/description" and the area appears
to be selected but there is no method of expanding the choice box by
clicking on the entire field.  You must click the little down arrow next
to the drop down box in order to make the change.  I suggest leaving the
arrow where it is but include the Description as an area to click to
drop the choice box down.

If this isn't clear please notify me and I'll elaborate.

** Affects: kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Find by Name dropdown behavoir and default
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