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Searching the wiki takes too many clicks
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Currently to search on the wiki, you need to enter a search, hit enter, then edit the query to certain documents, having to start typing out "phriction", then re-submitting the query. It's an annoying mix of mouse & keyboard movements.

Even if I first select Phriction, there is no phriction-specific search field (that i've found).

Secondary motivation: I like to use chrome with custom search engines so I can quickly submit a search without loading the home page first. There is no url in which I can insert a search query (e.g. If this were present, I wouldn't care about clicking around.

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Faster method:

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  • Perform a search using the search bar at the top of the page

You only have to perform the second step once (it's sticky), so this makes searching the wiki a two-step process. It does not, however, fix your custom search engine use case.

By inspecting the network call that that search field makes, I was able to find a URL for the custom search engine use case:

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ah, thanks! On our install, the icon doesn't show up:
so I never thought to click it:

as for the custom search, amazing! It works when I swap in our host. I'm baffled as to how you found that url, as when I recorded network calls I didn't get anything like that:

thanks for the help! I guess it was user error then?

It looks like your install is running custom CSS (the icon is there, just white)

(ps there is a "light" theme in Phabricator now, if you want to use it properly)

Our install isn't running any custom CSS. One of our engineers published a Chrome extension that re-skins Phabricator, and it looks like @ianm is running that extension. Ian, disabling the extension should help.

(I'll also follow-up with the engineer responsible for that extension.)

See T4213 for "we change CSS all the time and your stuff will break every few months if you mess with it".

angie moved this task from Restricted Project Column to Restricted Project Column on the Restricted Project board.Aug 14 2015, 8:34 PM