[RFC] Simple Search to Bottom Dock

Pavel Sanda sanda at lyx.org
Sat Feb 13 16:19:56 UTC 2021


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 02:31:43PM +0100, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
> This solves some long standing UI issues:
> 
> * https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/2625
> * https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/8054
> 
> Most importantly, search is more convenient when using the keyboard
> (Ctrl-F toggles the search pane on and off, F3/Ctrl-F3 or Cmd-G/Shift-
> Cmd-G, Return/Shift-Return and the respective accelerators search
> backwards and forward, backwards search/replace does not need a
> checkbox to be enabled), and there is no dialog getting in the way of
> search results.
> 
> To me, the UX seems significantly improved.
> 
> The space taken is absolutely acceptable (note that the screenshot
> shows a minimized main window), but if wanted, I can also add a button
> that hides the replace and options widgets.

The hope of the switching to bar was to minimize space in a way like firefox
does, i.e. basically one-liner. So any switch which would collapse this dialog
into way smaller beast would be appreciated...

Pavel


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