Different search dialogs 
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: Marius Jaeger2466 01 Dec 2009
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Lotus Notes supported 3 different search options in a view.
Any of this 3 search options uses a different search dialogs. See the first 3 pictures.
I think it would be possible to integrate all 3 search options into one search dialog. See the last3 pictures.

1) Paul Davies13558 (02 Dec 2009)
absolutely. At my current company, when I first joined, nobody even knew the 'starts with' search even existed as its not intuitive. This is an excellent idea.

What would be it's 'entry point' though? It would replace all 3 types of search, but would it be initiated by pressing any keys (like starts with) from the Search bar (magnifying glass icon) like Full Text search or by the binoculars icon (as in view search).

My preference would be to abandon the binoculars/find text entry point, keep the 'starts with' entry point and allow the Search bar to do all three options (as per your mocked-up dialog)
2) Dirk Stelloh2732 (02 Dec 2009)
usability++! It is hard to explain different searches give different results and it is even harder to guess which search leads the user to the desired result. Putting this together would be great!
3) Johan Koopman647 (20 Apr 2010)
Excellent suggestion. Users are getting confused compared to other vendors.


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