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Make suggestions in search box redirect to pages
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Description

Unlike search suggestions provided by jquery.suggestions, suggestions in OOUI-based search box on Special:Search redirect not to pages, but to another Special:Search pages, making them pretty useless since you have to do more actions. Given that all suggestions represent existing pages, can the action from taking a suggestion be ‘redirect to the page’ instead, or is this an intentional design choice?

Link to reproduce:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search

I couldn’t find any previous discussions about this, so sorry if it was discussed. It might’ve been introduced with T100898?

Event Timeline

stjn created this task.Jun 3 2019, 6:46 PM
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stjn renamed this task from Make suggestions in search box redirect to to Make suggestions in search box redirect to pages.Jun 3 2019, 6:46 PM

Gosh, I’ve really forgot that I’ve already filed a task like this. Now that’s embarrassing. Guess it shows how much I need it :-D