Re: Feature suggestion: Incremental search

From: vais <vsalik....at.gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:16:29 -0800 (PST)

Just had a thought: being able to script kbd events on the Find and
Replace boxes could be very useful for other things as well - like
implementing the (sorely) missed "history" functionality. Something
like up/down arrows with a modifier key could go back and forward
through history entries.

Vais

On Jan 26, 7:09 pm, vais <vsalik....at.gmail.com> wrote:
> Alex, I agree that something along the lines of char_added event would
> make the Find box more hackable. The problem is that without a
> checkbox to turn on incremental search mode you'd be stuck with an all-
> or-nothing situation: either all searches are incremental or not. This
> can still be usable - perhaps a key binding and/or menu item to toggle
> this mode.
>
> Vais
>
> On Jan 26, 5:55 pm, Alex <alex.bep....at.gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Btw, I would even implement incremental search myself if there was any
> > way to hook into the find dialog. Something like the "char_added(ch)"
> > event.
>
> > Alex
>
> > On Jan 26, 3:23 am, mitchell <mforal.n....at.gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Hi Alex,
>
> > > > may I suggest a feature? I consider incremental search very useful and
> > > > hope it makes it into Textadept in a not too distant future.
>
> > > In what way is it more useful than standard find? I never caught onto
> > > incremental search. I put a spot for it in the Find Box but never got
> > > around to implementing it.
>
> > > > I think a
> > > > checkbox "Incremental" in the find dialog would be an appropriate way
> > > > to integrate this into the UI.
>
> > > Incidentally I filled that last spot with 'In files' for the coming
> > > release with Find in Files support.
>
Received on Mon 26 Jan 2009 - 20:16:29 EST

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