increasing the usability of search dialogs
ms-kde at 256bit.org
Sat May 13 09:15:38 BST 2006
mozilla-firefox is not in general a masterpiece of usability - but I
really like the search-dialog of this program :-)
Positive aspects of the firefox search dialog compared to the common
look of a search-dialog in kde:
- It does not use a separate search-window. This is very useful
because in most cases the first action after entering a
search-pattern is to relocate the search dialog to a position
which doesn`t overlap the text-block which should be examined.
- It supports "highlighting" of matches.
In my point of view this is very user-friendly, because this
eases the user`s eyes to identify matching strings.
What do you think about this ?
There are numerous kde-programs which use search-dialogs, i.e.
konqueror, kword, kxml and kate. Some of them seems to use the same
implementation. Maybe it would bee a good idea to invent a
configurable standard-search dialog which looks like the
I suppose that there is alread a standard-dialog - so where
can i find this code in the svn-tree ?
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