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Author Topic: suggestion for keyword searching  (Read 2385 times)

joshuawood

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suggestion for keyword searching
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:23:50 PM »
Hi, I was wondering if there is any intention to implement searches like Launchy or other similar apps do. Best understood with an example as I'm not sure what search logic you'd call it:

If I want to search for "Mozilla Firefox" under FARR I need to type "fox". I could also find it with "f fox" or "m fox". With Launchy I can find it with "ffox" or "mfox" so it's searching over all the words in the title and is not fussed on spaces (although I note that "f fox" doesn't work).

It's just a little quicker and simplier than having to put spaces in... esp when, for eg with FARR, "m fox" makes sense but "f fox" doesn't, since "firefox" doesn't have a space in it.

This would be a great addition.

Edit: Good example here, they call it Fuzzy Text matching:
http://trydash.com/home/

Cheers,
Josh
« Last Edit: July 15, 2008, 06:29:27 PM by joshuawood »

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Re: suggestion for keyword searching
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 08:04:36 PM »
Welcome Josh.

More and more i'm wanting this myself and plan to add it very soon, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: suggestion for keyword searching
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 10:30:01 PM »
Nice, I'll be on the look out for it.

Thanks.

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Re: suggestion for keyword searching
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 02:18:10 PM »
Implemented.