Make Ctrl-F wrap-around message blocking again ?

Dominik Haumann dhaumann at
Fri Dec 8 14:17:46 UTC 2017

Hi Alex,
On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 9:35 PM, Alexander Neundorf <neundorf at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2017 M12 3, Sun 23:13:46 CET you wrote:
>> Hi Alex,
>> currently, there are four positions for the message widget:
>> html#a11025c67b12570a069da2b2c667c92db
>>     AboveView - show message above view
>>     BelowView - show message below view
>>     TopInView - show message as view overlay in the top right corner
>>     BottomInView - show message as view overlay om the bottom right corner
>> We cold add:
>>     CenterInView - show message as overlay vertically and horizontally
>> centered in the the view
>> Then, we could always show a text "Search wrapped" without the
>> distinction "Continuing from top" and "Continuing from bottom".
>> Would that help?
> Probably it would be an improvement.
> Just today, I stumbled again about that non-blocking message (or better did
> not stumble...).
> I had loaded a large file (several thousand lines), and was searching for
> something. I searched, it was found, and found again, and again, and again ...
> after 20 or 50 hits I started to look more closely and noticed the "Search
> wrapped" message in the upper right corner.
> Kate was relative large on a full HD 23" screen, and I really missed that
> message box in the corner.
> Also, all the hits were somewhere roughly in the middle of the file, so also
> the vertical scrollbar (or minimap) didn't jump around that much that I would
> have noticed.
> So, putting it in the center- yes, sounds good.
> Still I would prefer the blocking dialog. To me it is just much more user
> friendly (while less pretty).

Could you have a look at:

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