Opened 10 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#6456 closed enhancement (no change required)

Tracker search while you type improvement

Reported by: leszek Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Tracker Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


It would be nice to improve the search while you type feature. Normally when you start typing something in a tracker window like a filename it jumps immediately to the file which starts with those letters. But if you have some files starting with the same letter it jumps to the first one found only. It would be nice to jump to the next search result by pressing the arrow down key. This is especially usefull if you have a folder (which is sorted on the top normally) which has the same name as a file but you are searching for the file.

This is a pretty neat feature that allows for quick file navigation only with the keyboard.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by axeld, 10 years ago

I would prefer the tab key for this. It already works similarly in icon view mode, as the tab key allows you to iterate over the icons in alphabetical order.

comment:2 by waddlesplash, 6 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Version: R1/alpha2R1/Development

BeOS did not have this, moving out of R1.

comment:3 by pulkomandy, 6 years ago

Isn't the typeahead filter a good enough alternative?

in reply to:  3 comment:4 by waddlesplash, 5 years ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

Replying to pulkomandy:

Isn't the typeahead filter a good enough alternative?

It does nearly exactly this, and only shows the matched items to boot.

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