increasing the usability of search dialogs

Luciano Montanaro mikelima at
Tue May 16 10:19:09 BST 2006

On Monday 15 May 2006 21:20, Shaheed wrote:
> Hi,
> I think this is a reasonable idea, but I also think any replacement
> should be equally common in implementation. I think a critical piece of
> KDE's behaviour is common dialogs/UIs for common tasks.

Yes, this is my viewpoint too. The "docked" dialog could just be a text 
entry line, with an "options" a "dismiss", and an "undock" buttons/icons.  

> I do like the suggestion of a dock/undock implementation because I want
> to be able to use reg exps etc. when I feel like it (and when the app.
> implements it).

Actually, I would want them on all the time, if the program can hadle them. 
They don't really get in my way most of the time--like when searching for a 
particular word. And they are really useful to search for well, regular 
expression, like "chapter [0-9]+". I'm not sure Qt regexps handle that, but 
with vi(m) I can decide if I want to search for whole words, or 
case-sensitive/insensitive etc.

I suppose this should not be the default, but it is an option I'd really 
like to have... like for the file dialog, I'd like I didn't have to ask for 
detailad view in each application.


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