Ludek wrote: ↑Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 am
Testing other apps for inspiration, but they mostly simply doesn't show anything when performing the scroll by typing.
Is it relevant whether the display is triggered by just typing something, or is triggered by something like ctrl+F ?
is better than current situation which shows nothing ... having something pop up or down confirms that MM is receiving the key strokes (ie. the MM Window has focus), and also that they are used for a power-scroll type purpose, and aren't being used to edit a tag or something .... and in a scroll situation, with a showNext|Previous facility, it also provides visual confirmation of what was actually typed a search criteria (ie. detect any typos)
Some apps have more function inside the drop-down ... they all seem to display the current search string, and allow in-place editing, and back and forth navigation through result hits
here is the one from Sonos. ... a down arrow, when it is empty, or clicking the little down arrow 2nd left, opens the panel at the bottom, which confirms which panel is being searched, allows control over which panel is being searched, and a has a selection list of all recent searches ... or when you start typing something, a dropdown box opens showing relevant previous strings, and the up|down arrow key navigates through them
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jjn2ulzg5fec3 ... h.png?dl=0
Here is the one from Word. It has a preview pane of result snippets, to enable jump directly to what you are searching for. .. which is nice
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n3gl7wtpk9rda ... h.png?dl=0
The little down arrow (beside the 'x' to clear search criteria string) gives access to search option settings
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ifiik7jojhjxl ... s.png?dl=0
Here is the one from Markdown Plus, it also provides a cutdown version of what Word does ... if you scroll through the pane which is being searched, all occurances are high lit ... the arrows in the search widget navigate up and down through the occurrences ... the bottom controls give access to search settings; enable regex, and control case sensitivity, and control whole-word search
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w3h7qea0tzuf6 ... h.png?dl=0