[Geany-devel] Default search behavior is irritating

Nathan Broadbent nathan.f77 at xxxxx
Sun Dec 4 15:13:34 UTC 2011

> It turned out to be quite easy, because the two meanings are actualy
> used separately...
> --
> E-gards: Jimmy

Thanks very much for the patch, it works great!

> >>    - 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.

Sorry, I wanted to suggest changing the default for the Geany
installation. The user's preference would still be saved between

> 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.

I've tried to collect a few statistics... Here are my sources:

* Geany feature request - "search autowrap on by default"
* Same feature request for the Bugzilla project

Votes for 'Wrap search' by default (11):

    Nick Treleaven, John Levon, Blake Ross, Jesse Ruderman, Neil
Becker, TGOS, Mike Stockman, Andrew Pimlott, Tom Schneider,
realgrouchy, "search autowrap on by default" poster (anonymous)

Votes against 'Wrap search' by default (2):

    timeless, Fred

Enrico Tröger was impartial, stating "I don't mind much, we can change
the default."

Everything's up to you, but I do feel that this default would make
search more friendly for new users.

Also, sorry to be all talk and no contribution yet... But I am
currently working on a HAML lexer for Scintilla, as well as
improvements to the TreeBrowser plugin.

Best regards,

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