[another PATCH]: Kicker find as you type

Josef Weidendorfer Josef.Weidendorfer at gmx.de
Tue May 3 10:51:06 BST 2005

On Tuesday 03 May 2005 00:52, Fred Schaettgen wrote:
> Have a look at the following pictures to get an idea of what it looks like:
>   http://fred.hexbox.de/kde_patches/kmenu-search-1.png
>   http://fred.hexbox.de/kde_patches/kmenu-search-2.png
>   http://fred.hexbox.de/kde_patches/kmenu-search-3.png

Looks quite promising.

> Now what is the best way to show the nested results immediately, but still
> in the correct hierarchical structure?

I think graying out is good, but the first match should always be visible, and 
according popups open. E.g. I already would like to see the state in your 
second snapshot after typing "/pdf". "Return" should execute this first 
match. The focus should always be kept within the search line, but it should 
be possible to circle among search results. To go to other matches, use 
"Search forward" (F3) and "-backward" (Do we have a shortcut for this?), 
opening/closing popups automatically.

Wish item: Include bookmarks into this search facility. If including other 
areas of the menu, the search widget probably should be located unter 


> Could it be worth the effort to try 
> what I described earlier in this thread (s.o.)? Might it be even better to
> leave it as is? Or are flat result lists better?
> If we show just a flat result list, we wouldn't help the user to remember
> the place of the program in the k-menu. It might make people use the
> keyboard more often, by making the way back to using the mouse a little
> harder  - so maybe that's even a good thing. But somehow I still don't
> think it is. Can someone tell me why?
> Fred

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