Width of find/replace dialog in KWrite/Kate

Chani chanika at gmail.com
Sat May 31 06:55:41 BST 2008

On May 30, 2008 22:34:10 Stefan Monov wrote:
> On Saturday 31 May 2008 03:16:56 Andy Goossens wrote:
> > On vrijdag 30 mei 2008, Chusslove Illich wrote:
> > >   http://caslav.gmxhome.de/image/kde4-searchbarpower-05.png
> >
> > For my personal taste, the searchbar and replacebar are too complex. That
> > is also the reason why we now struggling to position all their widgets.
> >
> > I took a look at 3 programs (Firefox, gedit and IntelliJ IDEA [1]) to get
> > inspiration on how we can improve searching (and replacing) in KWrite and
> > Kate.
> >
> > First, we can drop options that aren't necessary:
> >
> > * "highlight all": this looks so useful to me that I wonder why there
> > even is an option for it. Enable it by default and remove the option.
> > gedit and IntelliJ IDEA do it by default.
> I had never used this one, tried it now and it does seem useful, and not
> immediately irritating, but I could easily see it distracting some people.

if only it wasn't hardcoded yellow...
I'm using a theme that happens to have a lot of yellow text in kate, which 
chages this from irritating to unreadable.

(yes, I probably should have reported this. bad Chani.)

> > * "from cursor": all 3 tested programs do not have this option, only
> > IntelliJ IDEA shows it in the replace dialog. By default, they all start
> > "from cursor". This is also a candidate for removal if we enable it by
> > default.
> I never understood this option anyway. If I wanted to search from the
> beginning for some reason, I'd hit ctrl-home first.


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