[Geany-Devel] pull request on GitHub, to add GeanyHighlightSelectedWords, into Geany Plugins

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sat May 30 01:44:54 UTC 2015

On 30 May 2015 at 11:24, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> On 2015-05-29 06:09 PM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>> Le 29/05/2015 02:38, Lex Trotman a écrit :
>>> […]
>>>> That being said, showing occurrences of the word is such a common and
>>>> fairly
>>>> useful feature for an IDE, I'd personally rather see the 3-4 existing
>>>> plugins obsoleted by a good implementation in core Geany[1].
>>> +1
>>> Gotta agree, this is so common (even browsers do it) that it should be
>>> an easily found built-in feature, but maybe that just means moving the
>>> Menu->Search->more->mark all menu item?
>> Apparently it's not the search results highlighting they are talking
>> about, but dynamic highlight of the current word (which to me is the
>> same as search result highlighting searching for the word under cursor,
>> but who knows if there's a subtler thing behind it) -- and I don't know
>> any browser doing that (nor, for that matter, any application).
> I think it's confusing because Geany's Search dialog has a "Mark All" button
> which does a similar but slightly different thing (marking based on search
> pattern rather than caret position or current selection), which is basically
> the thing I think Lex is talking about. I haven't investigated, but I would
> think all these are sharing the same underlying implementation at present,
> and possibly (but hopefully not) sharing the same code for how they are
> cleared :)

Ok, thanks for the clarification, I'm not so enthused about this idea
then.  But so long as it has an option to turn it off I don't care :)


> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
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