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Search Box (Devs)
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:37:06 am »

Hey Devs take a look at the new search box in Allmusic dot com...sure would be nice in MC
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 08:56:08 am »

I see it pop up suggestions about what I'm typing.  Media Center does the same.  What am I missing?
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 09:40:53 am »

I'm guessing the way that it is formatted to list the top results from:

  • Artists
  • Albums
  • Songs
  • See all results for "<search>"

Formatting the results like that, and displaying some cover art for each item would greatly improve the appearance of search results.
 
I'd say that Last.FM's search box is a better example. (since I just went there to get artist images for a mockup I was going to make)
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 09:47:13 am »

no no the way it streaches out....and gives a longer search result
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 11:46:46 am »

no no the way it streaches out....and gives a longer search result

The default search suggestion popup also gets bigger than the search box.  It shows long results.
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 11:54:47 am »

well then I'm doing something wrong cuz all i get is a tiny square in the upper right hand corner and maybe 4 selections if I'm lucky...oh well it is what it is
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 12:04:40 pm »

well then I'm doing something wrong cuz all i get is a tiny square in the upper right hand corner and maybe 4 selections if I'm lucky...oh well it is what it is

I'm seeing 15 lines when I start to type and it's much wider than the search box.
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2014, 12:19:13 pm »

I'm seeing 15 lines when I start to type and it's much wider than the search box.
I get 5 lines which are mostly useless due to search including fields it should not:


 
Compare that to last.fm, for presentation more than the results:

 
 
I should be seeing at least:

Artists
  • Queen
  • Queens of the Stone Age
Albums
  • Plenty of Queen albums to pick from - perhaps pick the newest 3 or top played 3 from any artists listed above?
  • And 3 albums which have "Queen" in the title, from artists which don't have Queen in their name.
Tracks:
  • Plenty of songs from artists other than Queen/QotSA with "Queen" in the name - excluding duplicate names, I get 30+ results
  • E.g. "Queen Bitch - David Bowie"
  • Maybe list 5 most played tracks with "Queen" in the title, rather than tracks by an artist with Queen in the name.
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014, 02:44:46 pm »

Next build:
Changed: The search suggestion boxes lists up to 10 suggestions instead of 5.
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Re: Search Box (Devs)
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 04:59:18 pm »

Next build:
Changed: The search suggestion boxes lists up to 10 suggestions instead of 5.

Thanks Matt looking forward for the next build.

Thanks 6233638 for ur input!
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