W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-amaya@w3.org > January to March 2009

Re: Finding text "in the whole document"

From: Juan Lanus <juan.lanus@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:47:38 -0200
Message-ID: <ae65f3f20901050247l67ac2529odf513a95ad614d2a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Joseph Reagle" <reagle@mit.edu>
Cc: "Helder Magalh„es" <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>, www-amaya@w3.org
There is a usability issue here. Two, in fact.
Frequently I select a word from the document to paste it into the search
The existence of a selection prompts Amaya to choose "in the selection" as
the default, an option that IMO could vanish without being noticed.
Most of the times one wants to search downwards starting at the insertion
point and through the end of the document. This should be the default.

The other usability issue is in the search dialog. Like in the link target
dialog, the selection text ("search for") has to be selected and with focus
each time the dialog is recalled or refocused.
This way the user can simply start writing a new selection text without the
need for selecting the prior one and deleting it.

One quick sequence would be:

   1. select text
   2. ^C
   3. ^F
   4. ^V
   5. enter

This does not work. There are additional steps like clearing the prior
search text and checking the search range.

Juan Lanus

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Joseph Reagle <reagle@mit.edu> wrote:

> On Thursday 25 December 2008, Helder Magalh„es wrote:
> > > I find myself having to select "in the whole document" a lot. "After
> the selection" is great if I haven't dismissed the find dialog -- so find
> the next instance -- but if I close it and want to do a new search,
> shouldn't the default be the whole document?
> >
> > There's a recent, closely related thread [1]. Perhaps loosing previous
> > state is also happening here...?
> Well, when I do a new search, I would actually like the case option to stay
> the same, but to return to the default "in whole document" I think.
Received on Monday, 5 January 2009 10:48:17 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 14:53:40 UTC