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Browser: Hideable web search bar in browser main screen

asked 2014-01-16 00:31:37 +0300

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updated 2014-02-09 17:22:48 +0300

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I really liked the fast accessible search bar in Nokia N9 and I'm hoping if it might be possible to make search bar accessible in Sailfish browser main screen, on the top part of the screen. It would be much faster way than going to tab menu. The search would give results from a selected search engine.

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@TimTTK What would be searched with this bar?

simo ( 2014-01-18 15:00:05 +0300 )edit

What I mean is the search bar is connected to search engine like google, bing etc. and it would be operated from the front page. Edit: changed headline to web search

TimTTK ( 2014-01-18 15:09:52 +0300 )edit

@TimTTK Thanks. Would it be ok to copypaste your answer as an answer? (Now the question itself offers a possible solution)

simo ( 2014-01-18 15:13:12 +0300 )edit

Yes, you can convert it.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-18 15:27:17 +0300 )edit

@TimTTK Thanks, done. And I voted for your question as I'd find this very useful indeed.

simo ( 2014-01-18 15:34:39 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-18 15:31:18 +0300

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updated 2014-01-18 15:47:35 +0300

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Search bar could also give user some suggestions when typing a few letters.

Search bar should be also easily hideable of course if it is not used. One way to view and hide the bar could be that when the bar is visible you swipe the search bar (holding the finger on top of the search bar) on top of the screen either to the left or right (for previous N9 users, the similar gesture that switched between normal keyboard and "swype" keyboard). Alternatively even better if it could be accessed by pulley menu in browser to hide and show search bar.

There could be also a small button in top part of screen to do the job if the gestures feel annoying.

The searchbar itself would also disappear along with browser icons in bottom when screen is scrolled down and reappear when scrolled up (In case if the bar is currently enabled and not hided).

This answer is originally given by @TimTKK, it's just moved here from the question itself. Move was done to enable voting for this and other possible ideas on this matter.

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Asked: 2014-01-16 00:31:37 +0300

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