increasing the usability of search dialogs

Thomas Zander zander at
Mon May 15 08:05:21 BST 2006

On Saturday 13 May 2006 10:15, Marc Schoechlin wrote:
> mozilla-firefox is not in general a masterpiece of usability - but I
> really like the search-dialog of this program :-)

I do remember a thread on kde-usability showing how badly this 'dialog' of 
firefox actually performed in the real world.  Its nice for developers, 
but most people didn't get it.

> 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.

Funny you point those out as different to KDE since in KDE those things 
certainly are already solved.

Thomas Zander
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