On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Enrico Tröger email@example.com wrote:
On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 17:47:24 +0000, Nick Treleaven firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:18:34 -0400 "John Gabriele" email@example.com wrote:
Also, I still think it would be good to visually indicate when you're in search backward mode. It would just make using the feature feel more intuitive, IMO. Maybe a hidden preference to color the field background a light dull yellow when in backward mode? (I suppose there could also be a corresponding hidden option to set that color value if you really wanted to be choosey.)
If we implement this it might as well be on by default IMO.
And another >if we implement this<: then we should probably also make the "not found" colour (light red) configurable, maybe even in the pref dialog, not with a hidden pref.
So, what to choose?
- The changing background colour of the text field doesn't take any
new space on the toolbar but still requires for each backward search that the keybinding is pressed.
- The additional button for backwards search is probably most intuitive
and most easy to use, but eats some space.
- Combine both?
I think that the search field background color should always change if you go to search backward mode (just like it always goes red for a failed search). Also, my guess is that users changing this color would be pretty rare.
Also, I think both buttons should always be present. One extra button doesn't take up a whole lot of room, and it also clearly indicates to the user that they can go in either direction. Also, as Nick said, next to eachother makes it easier to work them with the mouse (for those few users actually doing that ;) ).