[RFC] Simple Search to Bottom Dock

Stephan Witt st.witt at gmx.net
Sun Feb 14 09:34:11 UTC 2021


Am 13.02.2021 um 14:31 schrieb Jürgen Spitzmüller <spitz at lyx.org>:
> 
> Dear all
> 
> I have a patch ready that moves the simple search dialog to the bottom
> dock widget (see attached screenshot).
> 
> 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.
> 
> Is this something we want in LyX 2.4?

Yes, I like it a lot.

The proposed additional checkbox or button to show resp. hide the replace
controls would be nice to have.

Stephan


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