[PyKDE] Eric3 quick search in v3.8.0 (change request)

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Mon Nov 28 18:11:43 GMT 2005


I'll add it to the 3.9 wish list.


Am Freitag 25 November 2005 17:45 schrieb Jeff Mast:
> I have a request for changing slightly how the quick search behaves in
> eric3. Fundamentally, I would like it to work more like the quick search
> in other kde apps (like kdevelop). The one difference I notice is that
> in the other kde apps, the value being searched for becomes selected if
> you start a new  quicksearch session after doing something else (such as
> move the cursor or click the mouse, or press enter). This lets you
> either repeat a previous search or start typing a new one without having
> to delete anything. In eric3, the cursor in the quicksearch edit is just
> placed at the end the next time you start a new search.
> For example, if I have Ctrl-F mapped to doing a quick search:
>    1. first Ctrl-F brings focus to the quicksearch edit with entire
>       field selected (no search happens yet)
>    2. optionally I can type a new string to search for (or leave alone
>       to search for what I last searched for)
>    3. second (and subsequent) Ctrl-F searches
>           * return ends search and adds to history
>           * OR ESC ends search, doesn't add to history and returns
>             cursor to where I first started searching (this is something
>             even other kde apps don't do but would be nice)
>           * OR mouse click in editor ends search (doesn't` add to history)
>    4. Once I change the field value in the quick search, the field
>       remains unhighlighted throughout that search session e.g. as long
>       as I keep typing Ctrl-F or search chars (so I can narrow my search
>       by adding more chars)
> So, the difference between what it does now and my request is that when
> a new quicksearch "session" starts, the field is completely highlighted
> so that if I type in chars, I replace what I previously searched for.
> Right now, if I type Ctrl-U in the field to clear it out to enter a new
> string, it actually starts the search for what was in the field -- not
> what I wanted to happen. Additionally, it would be nice if ESC cancelled
> the entire search session as though it never happened putting me back to
> where I started to search from initially.
> Thanks in advance for considering these changes.
> Jeff
> jeff.mast at corniceco.com

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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