[another PATCH]: Kicker find as you type

Dominik Seichter domseichter at web.de
Tue May 3 12:17:29 BST 2005


Am Tuesday, 3. May 2005 11:51 schrieb Josef Weidendorfer:
> 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.
Looks great!

I changed your patch a little bit, to not only grayout non matching items, but 
to only show matching items. 


As you can see, the size of the KMenu is never changed. The problem which I 
see with this approach is that the hierachical structure is not shown to the 
user. Nontheless, I think this feel better than simply disabling certain 
Maybe one can show the structure in a tooltip.

Please see http://krename.sourceforge.net/data/kicker/kicker-find.patch for 
the updated patch.

> > 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
> Actions.
Bookmarks: It would be nice to search konquis bookmark menu using this 
method :). 

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