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            Bug ID: 60570
           Summary: Allow "go" search feature to reach messages
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: master
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: TwnMainPage
    Classification: Unclassified
   Mobile Platform: ---

As a translator or interested MediaWiki user, if I already know the key of a
message, I want to reach it with one click from the main
page, without special knowledge of the site's functioning being required.


Details follow if the issue is not clear enough for the reader.

Context: the new main page suppresses all the normal wiki elements, including
the search bar. The new search, based on Special:SearchTranslations, doesn't
search normal pages nor bring to pages with exact title matches (called "go"
feature in monobook and internals, default for Vector's search). Two solutions
come to my mind:
* restore the normal search bar on the main page (the new one is made visible
enough by its huge size),
* make the new search work with exact title matches.

Workarounds used currently:
1) entering the page title directly in the location bar (requires knowledge of
the wiki's structure and of the browser location bar's functioning),
2) entering the page title with interwiki prefix in the browser's search
(requires a properly configured Firefox or other equally good browser and
knowledge of the interwiki prefix),
3) reaching the actual search bar (Special:Search-based) by clicking one of the
five links at the very bottom of the page, or the username link in the personal
tools (requires knowledge of the wiki's structure and it's very slow).

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