When I started using Magento the System Configuration section made me feel a little dumb — so many options, but no easy way to search for things. I’d always forget where a particular option was.
After a few months of using
ack to search though the
system.xml files and work backwards to figure out the section, I decided to automate that process and the System Configuration Search module was the result.
Tim Reynolds had the same idea, and created a similar module named qconfig. I’ve also seen a few other implementations floating around, but I really like what Tim’s done with the search visualizations. It makes me extra embarrassed about my goofy dancing arrows. (although I still prefer my plain text results for discovery)
It’s a nice example of the way numerous individuals can have the same idea and pursue it independently of one another without realizing what the other people are working on.