[Geany-devel] interactive typeahead seach for the sidebar
thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Sat Aug 15 19:19:53 UTC 2009
So, I'm always having multiple dozens of files open, some of which
define even more symbols.
At that point I began to really miss the search you can do in the file
open/save dialog (while typing search, the gtk docs say interactive or
I looked at it and got it sort of working (see
http://www.alice-dsl.net/simonemartitz/geany.png), however I ran into
a) switching focus to the editor widget. When using the keyboard to do
the search, the first match will be selected. As of now, selecting
something in the list automagically switches the focus to the editor.
That is of course unwanted while you're searching as it will stop and
break the search basically upon entering the first character. In a work
around, I disabled this switching if the selection happened by using the
keyboard. This works well for the symbol list, but not at all for the
open file list (which still changes the focus).
b) opening files doesn't bring it in front anymore. I removed the
"changed" signal for the open file list as it's incompatible with
searching. but that broke opening files as the mechanism to bring the
open file up relies on the sidebar here. For this, I thought the
"bringing the new doc up" code could be moved to the opening document
code (document.c), and the sidebar handler just does a call
document_open_file(). Would that work?
So, I basically want to discuss about a) if this feature is wanted and
b) about the two problems that showed up.
I really love this feature already.
Attached is my diff.
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