increasing the usability of search dialogs
mikelima at cirulla.net
Tue May 16 10:19:09 BST 2006
On Monday 15 May 2006 21:20, Shaheed wrote:
> 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
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.
Łŭčīåñø Montanaro //
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