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find/search behaviour

Postby myel on Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:15 pm

hi,

would it be possible to change the default search behaviour (i can't find keybindings for that, i know of ctrl+i)?

when you press ctrg+f and then enter, all matches get selected, not highlighted. that means that another enter deletes all matches.
this is really frustrating because it differs from almost any application i know of.

suggested behaviour:

    matches get highlighted, not selected (it would be so great if this can be configured or trigged via another shortcut)
    enter = next match
    tab/esc = switch back to editor pane
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Re: find/search behaviour

Postby jps on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:08 pm

I agree that the default Ctrl+F behaviour is a bit odd. You mentioned Ctrl+I, is there a reason you don't use that? It's what I use day to day.

Personally I think it's unnecessary to have both Ctrl+F and Ctrl+I, I'd like to combine them into a single find panel that does incremental search by default.
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Re: find/search behaviour

Postby ilya on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:11 pm

jps wrote:Personally I think it's unnecessary to have both Ctrl+F and Ctrl+I, I'd like to combine them into a single find panel that does incremental search by default.

+1 ;)
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Re: find/search behaviour

Postby myel on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:48 pm

what bothers me most is that matches get selected instead of highlighted. (thats with ctrl+i too)

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jps wrote: You mentioned Ctrl+I, is there a reason you don't use that? It's what I use day to day.


pressing ctrl+f, "searchforme" and pressing enter or ctrl+f multiple times is just wired in my head atm ;).

maybe you can take a look at "e-texteditor", i really like the way search works there (hint: realtime highlighting would be nice too).

i'm biased as a longtime e-texteditor user though...
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