increasing the usability of search dialogs

Jos.Poortvliet at Jos.Poortvliet at
Mon May 15 12:41:32 BST 2006

Op Ma, 15 mei, 2006 11:09 am schreef Aaron J. Seigo:
> On Monday 15 May 2006 01:49, Thomas Zander 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.

i agree. once someone gets used to it, it won't matter anyway. having 2
dialogs for the same thing sucks.

> the problem i've noticed with the search in firefox is that it doesn't
> announce itself very well: it blends into the rest of the window in a way
>  that doesn't make itself immediately obvious. the close button is also a
> bit awkward. both are solvable though imho. it does take some window space
> up, but not that much.
> 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.
> on a related note i'd love to see us move to fewer dialogs, particularly
> when modal, if we could shift to in-window sheets ala macOS.

like koffice did? i love their 'file open dialogs'. imho this is the way
to go!

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