changing the default for quicksearch comment searching on to “off”

currently searching using quicksearch on queries comments as well as bug metadata. on january 24th we will be changing this to exclude comments by default.

quicksearch fields

if you enter a term into the quicksearch field in bugzilla’s header or footer, the current behaviour is for bugzilla to search fields and comments on all open bugs. due to the quantity of bugs and comments on bugzilla, this can result in queries taking longer than expected. we will be changing the default behaviour to no longer include comments.

if you want to retain the old behaviour, login and change “Include comments when performing quick searches (slower)” in user preferences to “on”.

alternatively you can include “++comments” or “–comments” as a quicksearch term to exclude or include comments respectively.

6 thoughts on “changing the default for quicksearch comment searching on to “off”

    • excellent question — you can change this setting now.

      bugzilla preferences by default are set to “use the value as set by the admin”. so when we change the value to “off”, most users will automatically start using the new value.

      if you change your preference now to “on”, then you’re overriding the default value, and won’t be impacted by this change.

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  2. Does the ++comments trick work with any other fields or is that a custom hack just for comments because the performance impact is so huge?

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