It’s definitely an interesting idea, but I feel like having two search boxes on a page is not best user experience - we already do have one search box on almost all index pages. We do have a long-term goal providing single search box in the future however, that would be appreciated if you would like to work towards that. Be warned this is ton of work.
But let me ask you, why would you want to do that? Is my assumption correct that you find our main menu confusing? I find it too and some of us agreed on this, yet we were not able to come up with some good solution to this problem:
Yeah! The reason I’m proposing it is that I feel the main menu a little bit confusing. Sometimes I have to spend time trying to find in which menu is the section I’m looking for.
If we had a “menu search” feature as this one, it would be possible to open the sections directly just writing the name of the section we want to use as we open the Satellite UI.
I think that having two search boxes could be a little bit confusing too, but I think it might be possible to design them so there are no confussions.
For example, the top search bar could have a color really close to the background color present on the bar, and at the same time, a placeholder showing something as “Menu search”, while the search boxes which are present at the index pages currently have a different and clear style.
As long as it would be just to search through the menus as a navigation complement, I think it would not be extremely complicated to implement it, since it would not be related to any of the existing search functionalities, and everything would be done at the frontend.
But, I would say that this idea is decoupled from the current search functionalities, since it would not search on any resources but on the navigation menu!
Sure, those are good arguments to have a common search, I would love to have google-like experience. Bare in mind that if you attempt to drop a second search component onto page, you will hit bugs - our code currently assumes that there is just one search box on a page. It probably can be fixed somehow
I’ve been wishing this for ages and talking about that for a long time. @Shimon_Shtein even tried to create something like this as a dashboard widget, but faced a lot of limitations by the dashboard page. So unfortunately it never happened.
As a regular Foreman user, I must say it’s way too complicated to browse to a host (or any other object). Having a global search would solve this perfectly. I think having a global search box would improve UX a whole lot. Big from me.