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Feature #4142

Add search/replace history dropdown in Script Editor Search box

Added by westor (GR) 7 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Interface
Target version:
Start date:
10/13/2018
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All

Description

Hello,

I wanna suggest an missing feature from Search Box including Editors and Windows, it would be nice to have a dropdown on the searching field so we can select from history (like mIRC has), i will provide some images ideas about it.

Now:

Example:

- Thanks!

History

#1

Updated by Per Amundsen 7 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

This has been requested before and I tried it, but because the search box has a "search as you type", this is not possible, since it would save a, then ab, then abc, then abcd, then abcde etc.

I tried playing around with detecting when typing stopped, but since every user types using a different speed, it was not reliable.

#2

Updated by westor (GR) 7 months ago

What about a key combination when focus is in edibox? like ALT+ up/down arrows?

#3

Updated by Per Amundsen 7 months ago

What difference would that make?

You would have the same problem, the up/down list would still be:

a
ab
abc
abcd
abcde
abcdef
abcdefg

Not very useful.

#4

Updated by westor (GR) 7 months ago

Sorry but i cannot understand/think why this is a problem, as if i wanna check the history of what i have search so far via dropdown this could be done if on every search adiirc will save in INI the search item that i searched before, it's very useful when you write codes and you want to search the previously item you searched, now i cannot see the history of what i have searched before, when someone is writing something in the search field the search box will not replace or fill anything there if the user doesn't click on dropdown to select one.

#5

Updated by Per Amundsen 7 months ago

Let me break it down. Say you want to search for the word "tabcomplete", when you start typing the letter "t", it performs a search for the letter "t", "t" is now saved to the search box history, then you move on to the letter "a", so now a search for "ta" an "ta" is now saved to the search box history, and so on. in the end you end up with a history like this:

t
ta
tab
tabc
tabcom
tabcomp
tabcompl
tabcomple
tabcomplet
tabcomplete

Now I did forget that the search box in the script editor does not use "search as you type" anymore, but it's the same search box as the one used for messages searches, which does have "search as you type" enabled.

Maybe in the future I will split them apart and only add the history to the script editor version.

#6

Updated by westor (GR) 7 months ago

Yeah i meant for Script Editor, because as you said you have fill+search on other Windows search boxes so yeah there it cannot be done. thanks for explanations!

#7

Updated by Per Amundsen 5 months ago

  • Status changed from Rejected to Resolved
#8

Updated by Per Amundsen 5 months ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
#9

Updated by Per Amundsen 5 months ago

  • Subject changed from Add history searched items dropdown in search box to Add search/replace history dropdown in Script Editor Search box

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