[Users] Feature request: Make search "Clear" button reset search mode

Shai Berger shai at platonix.com
Thu Jan 10 13:57:12 CET 2019

On Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:40:41 +0000
MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jan 2019 10:21:31 +0200
> Shai Berger <shai at platonix.com> wrote:
> > I would like to be able to set a "default search mode", and have the
> > "Clear" button restore the mode to this default when it is clicked;
> > this would make my work smoother.
> > 
> > Does this make sense to other people?  
> Nope. I want the last search mode to remain selected for the next
> search. I often take a couple of goes to get the search terms correct.

Just to clarify: You hit the "Clear" button between such attempts? I
don't want the type to be reset unless "Clear" has been clicked.

> What I would like is the ability to change search mode from the
> keyboard, after shift-tabbing off the search term box that gets
> focus when I press /

This seems very welcome to me as well.

> Would that be good enough to smooth your work a bit?

No, because the problem -- and I have probably not made this clear
earlier -- is not when I do consecutive searches. It's when I do a
search, clear it, work for a while with no search, then go to search
again, to find that the search term I'm inserting is completely
mis-interpreted because search mode was left the way it was for my last
search, which was not even done through the search pane. I usually
don't realize I'm in the wrong mode until the search fails and the
textbox turns red.


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