[Geany-devel] Default search behavior is irritating

Nathan Broadbent nathan.f77 at xxxxx
Sun Dec 4 00:36:42 UTC 2011

> >> my personal preference is to always wrap search, but keep the find
> >> dialog open.
> >
> > This is your personal preference only.

Yes, I was just saying that I would like my personal preference to be possible

> I'm not really against having a General -> Search tab, but I'm not sure
> having a tab with 3/4 settings only is so much better.

Ok, thats fine

> >>    - Remove the "Always wrap search and hide the Find dialog" setting.
> >
> > What about the people who prefer to always hide the open dialog?
> +1, that's a feature we have and people use, I don't think we should
> remove it.

Sorry, I wasn't suggesting to remove the feature, just to make it more

> >>    - Make 'Wrap search' checked by default.
> >
> > And that'll irritate anyone who prefers not to wrap, and has to uncheck
> > 'Wrap search' any time (s)he starts Geany.
> Yep, that's a default value that will probably please 50% users and
> annoy the other 50%.  A pref's good, but changing the default doesn't
> make much sense if you ain't got no well-done statistics about most
> spread user opinion.

The reason I thought of putting the 'wrap search' checkbox on the Find
dialog, is that the 'close dialog' checkbox does remember it's state
after closing and restarting Geany. So a user would only ever need to
change it once.

> > There is one, and only one thing, that is unquestionably better IMHO:
> > separate [ ] "Always wrap search and hide the Find dialog" into
> > [ ] "Always wrap search" and [ ] "Hide the Find dialog". It can even be
> > implemented in backwards-compatible way, so if the lead developers
> > approve, I'll give it a try.
> Yep, this sounds sensible to me.  It'd be better flexible and I can
> understand somebody was one and not the other.  So yeah, go ahead :)

That's fine too, I'd be very happy if I could just configure each
setting separately.

Thanks very much for your responses!


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