i thought of the possibility to extend the global full text search that sits on the upper right corner to work exact like the “Spotlight search” on the mac. For those that are not aware of the functionality i attached an picture. Basically it is just a autocomplete feature like google e.g. does it on the search bar.
My question would be how to extend the functionality in general, but additionally what that would mean this for a “normal” lucene index to give live results on every keystroke (or with a delay with 1-2 seconds). Perhaps it would be possible to limit the search results in this case on just what can be seen (as it is part of the instance name).
A selection of a particular result would open the editor for this instance, just like the click on the instance name of the result page.
What do you think of this idea? Even if it would not be you want to implement, can you elaborate a little bit on how generally something like this (out of band UI changes) could be implemented?
Thanks & Bye