increasing the usability of search dialogs

Thomas Zander zander at
Mon May 15 10:18:29 BST 2006

On Monday 15 May 2006 11:09, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > I agree with the subtext that the old-school search dialog (a real
> > dialog) stays for the people that are used to such a thing.
> and how would one switch between them? smells like a configuration
> option coming up. i wonder if we can't figure out a "best practice" and
> just go with that

Exactly like konq already does it;
use ctrl-F or menu to get the dialog
or use / to start the advanced one.

> the problem with the find dialog is that it creates a window that needs
> to be moved around to see the results and requires moving between two
> visual contexts when using them. it's pretty sub-par.

Hmm, my dialogs always move when the search result ends up under the 
dialog. I'm wondering why yours don't that you see this as a problem ;)

Thomas Zander
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