Improve Bugzilla Query page usability by changing default state?

Tony Lambregts tony.lambregts at
Sat Oct 8 11:22:16 CDT 2005

Tobias Burnus wrote:
> Hello,
> Dimi Paun wrote:
>>> Can't we simply bypass the standard Bugzilla search page altogether? 
>>> After all, all that's needed is for our custom form to build the 
>>> right URL. And then the customized form could have an 'Advanced 
>>> Search' link pointing to the regular Bugzilla query page.
> That's something, one finds by default in newer Bugzilla versions:
> They actually not only seach in the bug's title, if I recall correctly.
>> I think this is a good idea -- I always found the Bugzilla search
>> page overly complicated a big pain to use. But even if we do that,
>> I think Dan's idea is still good for the 'Advanced' page if it's
>> easily done.
> Yes, by an admin. Simply go to
> search for
>   defaultquery
> and append
>   &bug_status=UNCONFIRMED
> (or muddle it in somewhere)
> Tobias

Thanks for the pointer.
I did that :^). It was annoying me too but I never thought to changes it...


Tony Lambregts

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