Search&Replace: hide results-tab when adding a new search ?

Kåre Särs kare.sars at
Thu Mar 1 20:49:14 UTC 2018

On Thursday, 1 March 2018 00:22:35 EET Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> Hi,
> when adding a new tab in the Search&Replace plugin, the result-tab is made
> visible, which hides the search options.
> I would prefer if the search options would be made visible instead of the
> (empty) results tab since (at least I) the user then basically always needs
> to either enter the search term or adjust the search options.
> What do you think ?
That makes sense... If you open the search with the new tab shortcut it 
actually does that.
> Some more thoughts...
> I think actually I would prefer if not the results widget was in a
> tabwidget, but the whole search-options and results widget would be in
> tabs.
> Then it would be more obvious that the options and the results belong
> together, and e.g. also the different tabs would be always visible (and the
> user could always switch between them). Right now the different tabs are not
> visible when modifying the search options.
> So right now, if you are modifying the search options and want to check what
> the options were in a previous search, you first have to hide the search
> options, then click on the desired tab, then show the search options again,
> look at them, hide again, change tab, show search options.
> Comments ?

Yep, I don't use the tabs so I have not noticed this issue before. The only 
drawback is that the tab widget is part of the results right now. It would be 
possible to add a tab bar at the top of the search and sync that one with the 
tab-widget in the results.


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