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

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Thu Mar 1 22:19:29 UTC 2018

On 2018 M03 1, Thu 22:49:14 CET Kåre Särs wrote:
> 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.

Ok, I'll give it a try.


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