[RFC] Simple Search to Bottom Dock

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Sat Feb 13 15:22:21 UTC 2021

On 2/13/21 8:49 AM, Kornel Benko wrote:
> Am Sat, 13 Feb 2021 14:31:43 +0100
> 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?
>> Jürgen
> I like it. +1 for 2.4

And of course users who want to undock it can do so. So +1 here too.


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