Community Wishlist Survey 2023/Miscellaneous/Search bar at preferences

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Search bar at preferences

  • Problem: Too many preferences, no way to easily search through them
  • Proposed solution: Add a simple search bar to function as a filter
  • Who would benefit: Everyone
  • More comments: The title is self-explanatory.
  • Phabricator tickets: T313804
  • Proposer: Klein Muçi (talk) 13:55, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This may be the same solution that phab:T53147 is looking for, just for all the prefences not just one tab of them. — xaosflux Talk 15:30, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Xaosflux, I'm not sure if T313804 has thought about this detail (it didn't look so with a quick glance at the comments) but I'd wish that the said search bar would work with the English terms no matter what language was chosen, same as English namespace terms work globally. A lot of time you'll read documentation or help pages referencing a specific preference that needs to be toggled but you'll have no idea what that preference is actually called in your language (documentation is usually provided in English). — Klein Muçi (talk) 16:45, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It could probably be set to work the the canonical name (generally in English) and the label name. — xaosflux Talk 16:52, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]