Improve / simplify UI of search settings
The menu options reached via the search settings "gear menu" ( Settings > Search > Gear Menu ) is confusing / unclear to me, particularly around the searching of 'Bookmarks'. I think the UI could be changed to be clearer to users.
- The 'Bookmarks' tab is empty by default, and it's unclear what purpose it serves or how to add searchable folders here.
- Given the similarity in purpose between the three tabs (all three tabs let you toggle settings for whether or not a particular directory will be searched), I question why we need three tabs.
With regards to item 1, I initially thought that the 'Bookmarks' tab would allow me to search web browser bookmarks, and I thought that I needed to install GNOME Web / Epiphany for those bookmarks to get picked-up here. In fact, they are the folder / directory Bookmarks that you set up in Nautilus. All of the Bookmarks that you add in Nautilus appear here by default, and you cannot remove them from within this search UI.
As for item 2, because both the 'Places' tab and the 'Bookmarks' tab do not allow you to remove folders from the search list, they seem very similar, and perhaps they could be combined unless there are concrete reasons for keeping them on separate tabs.
With the 'Other' tab, you can remove directories from search (this can be done by clicking the "X" next to any folder that you've added). While it might make sense to keep this separate, This UI functionality could be included with the main search tab. Again, because we're still talking about toggling search on/off for directories, having an additional tab for each search type seems questionable.
Combine 'Places' and 'Bookmarks' tabs into one tab, and possibly add the 'Other' functionality into that same tab. This would eliminate the 'Bookmarks' tab and maybe eliminate the 'Other' tab.