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Add ability to search Special:Preferences
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Description

Due to most of our preferences being hidden in an inactive tab at any one time, it is not possible to search all preferences using Ctrl+F in the browser. This means you have to guess which tab your preference might be in.

Many UI's which have nested preferences also provide a search feature, e.g. the settings app on Android phones:

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Event Timeline

Change 817273 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders; author: Esanders):

[mediawiki/core@master] Add search functionality to Special:Preferences

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/817273

Test wiki created on Patch demo by ESanders (WMF) using patch(es) linked to this task:
https://patchdemo.wmflabs.org/wikis/e808299dc3/w

This is very cool! I'll definitely see if we can incorporate this into our mobile design if you move ahead with deploying for desktop.

This is very cool! I'll definitely see if we can incorporate this into our mobile design if you move ahead with deploying for desktop.

Thanks, this is how it looks on mobile, I've made the search box sticky:

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