Re: [code] The Find & Replace pane

From: Niklas W <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:55:04 +0200

Thanks for the update, Mitchell. I suspected it might get complicated
and I agree, it's not too bad.


On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:15:31 -0400 (EDT)
Mitchell <> wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Oct 2016, Niklas W wrote:
> > When the replace field has the keyboard focus, pressing enter
> > intuitively should replace, but the find button (default widget) is
> > triggered.
> Unfortunately it's not straightforward to change this behavior, so it will
> remain as-is.
> > The alt- shortcuts work, and the manual has a paragraph about it, but
> > they are just too non-standard for me to get used to, because I'm also
> > switching between other editors like qtcreator. I tend to skip the pane
> > and hit F3 (or ctrl-g) to find next and ctrl-v to "replace". Maybe it's
> > possible to make F3 (or ctrl-g) work from the Find & Replace pane?
> I've spent some time looking into this and I don't see an easy way to
> accomplish this. I thought I might be able to use key modes like with the
> command entry, but doing so for the Find & Replace pane would involve
> introducing the concept of key modes into the C core, which I don't want
> to do. Just like you, I often find myself escaping out of the pane to use
> Find Next and Find Prev shortcuts. It might be a slight inconvenience, but
> it's not too bad. You might be able to do something like incremental find
> with the command entry to avoid any extra keystrokes.
> Cheers,
> Mitchell

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