Let's update the autocomplete search box that is located near the top right of LTR language wikipedias (top left on RTL language wikipedias) to have it be similar to what we currently have on the Wikipedia.org portal page, mobile web and in the mobile apps (this would replace the existing jquery.suggestions possibly by using infused mw.widgets.TitleWidget).
We want to add metadata to the search box - images and wikidata descriptions - as is the norm within other portions of Wikimedia projects.
This would give users:
- … a more modern, consistent experience,
- … with images (if the PageImages extension is installed), and
- … with descriptions (if the WikiBase extensions is installed)
- also possibly will help to scrap jquery.suggestions
The current look and feel of the Wikipedia.org portal, mobile web and iOS mobile app search boxes with metadata: