Author Topic: Find first and Find previous in find box  (Read 3129 times)

Evi01

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Find first and Find previous in find box
« on: April 07, 2009, 09:38:33 PM »
I often use the find box (CTRL+F) in my documents. For example, I search a word, and maybe this word occurs at the top of my document. I am working at the center of the document, and I must to go to the top, and then when I found and replaced what I wanted, I must go again into the top to check what I didn't replaced (I don't want to replace all just to check). It would be comfortable to be a button Find first, and an other button to Find previous in the Find box.

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Re: Find first and Find previous in find box
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 10:31:50 AM »
Hello Evi,

I thought about this before, but decided not to add both buttons (Next & Previous). Reason was, an available space in the Find dialog. It is already overcrouded with buttons and controls and this makes usability worse. Just check, what would happened in Replace mode - there would be no space in buttons area on bottom of dilaog at all.

Because of that, I have decided to add simplified dialog for document search, with less options but with most important actions available. Try Quick Search Bar. You can enable it in View->Panes->Quick Search Bar or by default shortcut Ctrl+Q. The bar is document oriented and its state saved in file properties. Quick Search Bar has Next and Previous buttons.

Best regards,
Alex.

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Re: Find first and Find previous in find box
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 01:43:08 PM »
Hi Evi, me too :D

and maybe this word occurs at the top of my document. I am working at the center of the document, and I must to go to the top,

Perhaps an work around is to enable "[X] Wrap Search" in Find-dialog ?
So HippoEDIT wraps around at bottom and goes to top on its own.

HTH
Stefan