Search&Replace: split into two plugins and use it instead of the "normal" search ?
neundorf at kde.org
Wed Feb 28 22:42:00 UTC 2018
the search & replace plugin supports searching in the current file (and in all
open files), and it supports searching in files (and projects).
Additionally, there is the "normal" search in kate in the current document.
This search jumps from one search match to the next and cycles through them.
It currently doesn't display how often the search term was found.
The search&replace plugin on the other hand searches "live" in the current
document, you immediately see how often the search term was found, and it
lists all the matches in a list and you can jump between them.
I would prefer if this would be the default search in kate.
Additionally, as said before, it supports searching in files.
In that mode, personally I don't like the feature that it searches live while
typing in the currently open file (I often want to search in a different
directory, so searching in the current file is usually useless for me).
So, how about splitting it into two plugins ?
One which supports only searching in the current file and in all open files
(which would then be just a checkbox instead of a combobox), and which could
be used instead of the normal search.
And another one which supports searching in Folders and projects, without the
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