Monday, August 16, 2010

Use Bugzilla Like a Champ

Things that can eat up way too much time:

  • Given a bug id #, going to its URL
  • Searching bugzilla

To save time, frustration, and get more done (since it's no longer time-consuming and frustrating), I added a few, special bookmarks. They contain a keyword, which you can type in the URL bar to go to the bookmark, and a %s, which is replaced by whatever you type after the keyword in the URL bar. In Firefox, you can right click a bookmark and edit its Properties to add a keyword.

Here are the ones I use most, and examples of what you can type in the URL/Awesome bar:

  • Go to a bug: bgoid
    bgoid 585112
  • Search BGO: bgo
    bgo product:banshee os:windows
    bgo product:hyena status:needinfo
    Other search fields you can use
  • Search Banshee bugs by summary: bbug
    bbug startup crash
    bbug metadata