Width of find/replace dialog in KWrite/Kate

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at free.fr
Wed May 28 11:19:24 BST 2008

Chusslove Illich wrote:

>> [: Aurélien Gâteau :]
>> Maybe you can move the four checkboxes on the right in a new row below
>> the lineedits. Something like this:
>> [...]
>> Replace: [______________________] [REPLACE] [REPLACE ALL]
> That will still depend very much on the width of those buttons. Here's
> minimum-width Greek dialog with such layout:
>   http://caslav.gmxhome.de/image/kde4-searchbarpower-03-el.png
>> [x] Highlight all [x] Match case [ ] From cursor [ ] Selection only
> I think I read somewhere it is not good for usability to order radio/check
> boxes horizontaly, as it makes it harder to see which text binds to which
> box. And it can look very uneven when streched, as on the Greek screenshot
> above.

Yes, it's easier for the user to parse if they are layouted vertically, this
solution is a compromise to save space. To prevent the stretched look, add
a splitter at the end of the checkbox row.


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