User:Sping/KatePart Search Bar

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KatePart Search Bar

How to use this page

  • Please append "// ~~~" when adding items or commenting so we can see who said what later easily. Thanks! // sping

Usability issues and improvement ideas

Incremetal search bar

  • Do we need a clear button for the search pattern line edit? (#161415) // sping

Power search and replace bar

  • Bar is too wide and makes window grow on open (#159954, Mail by Chusslove Illich) // sping
  • Bar is quite high // sping
  • Is switching modes (e.g. "Plain Text" to "Whole words") easy enough? // sping
  • Are the "Add..." buttons used at all? Remove or move into context menue? // sping
  • Checkboxes: How often are they toggled? The state of which does the user need to see? // sping
  • "Use Placeholders" - better name? // sping
  • Add option for selecting match or just highlighting? (#130396) // sping
  • Mode combo box and "Add..." button next to each other as of now set a rather high minimal width for the search pattern line edit above // sping
  • Number of replacements made is not shown anywhere // sping

Both editions

  • Remove From cursor option and make enabled default? // sping
  • "Reached buttom, continue from top" indication spans two lines which also grows/shrinks the height of the bar (#168687, #170279) // sping

Decision proposals with rationale

  • <to come>

Decisions with rationale

  • <to come>


Current incremental search bar (2008-09-23)

Katepart search bar v1 incremental 20080923 50.png

Current power search and replace bar (2008-09-23)

Katepart search bar v1 power 20080923 50.png

New power search mockup by Jens Bache-Wiig (jbache) (2008-06-20)

Katepart search bar bache wiig power 20080620 50.png
Note: Meant to come with button images

v2 mockup by sping (2008-09-25)

Minimal width
Katepart search bar v2 power minimal 20080925 50.png

Wider than minimum (to show grow behavior)
Katepart search bar v2 power wider 20080925 50.png


  • "Find:" label should align right (like before)
    • [+] Aaron Seigo
    • [+] André
    • [-] sping
  • "Selection only" needs a visible/accessible toggle
    • [+] Jason Stubbs
    • [+] Aaron Seigo
    • [+] sping
  • "Highlight all" does not need a visible/accessible toggle
    • [+] Jason Dubbs
    • [+] Aaron Seigo
    • [+] sping


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