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Author Topic: Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys  (Read 2332 times)

ewemoa

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Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys
« on: November 13, 2012, 07:30:36 PM »
Starting with focus in the text edit field of the main window, pressing the up arrow key here selects the last result in the results.  This is convenient :)

However, once the last result is selected, pressing the down arrow key doesn't move the focus back to the text edit field.  This feels strange/awkward to me.

Any reflections on this?
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 12:50:39 AM by ewemoa »

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Re: Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 12:47:39 AM »
if you press cursor left key, you return to the text edit field, does that help?

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Re: Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 12:51:47 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion -- that does seem to work here.



Still think down arrow key would be less awkward :)

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Re: Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 06:21:37 AM »
He he -- I am slow...just noticed that using the left-arrow key works from any result -- handy :Thmbsup:

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Re: Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 09:58:06 AM »
good tips, thanks!

However, once the last result is selected, pressing the down arrow key doesn't move the focus back to the text edit field. [...]

Any reflections on this?

it would be nice if the down arrow showed any extra results -
e.g.
if I search for xx and it says 21 results, but is showing only nine,
PgDn will show all results - but only if I press it straight away.
If I e.g. use the up arrow key to get to result #9, I can no longer access the other 12 results -
that's when it would be nice to access those using the down arrow (or PgDn).

Tom

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Re: Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 09:33:23 PM »
it would be nice if the down arrow showed any extra results -
e.g.
if I search for xx and it says 21 results, but is showing only nine,
PgDn will show all results - but only if I press it straight away.
If I e.g. use the up arrow key to get to result #9, I can no longer access the other 12 results -
that's when it would be nice to access those using the down arrow (or PgDn).

There's a similar situation for the list that comes up for "Blank search shows files from launch history in initial results list...".  If pressing the down arrow key could show more history results, that might be handy.

Hmm...not an easy choice...

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Re: Moving between text edit field and results list using arrow keys
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 01:35:17 PM »
One addition

When in directory mode, the cursor left key on any line in the result area
not only switches to search field, it also removes the deepest folder from the search string on re-entry.

This is a short_keyboard_short_cut for [Ctrl-Backspace] inside the search field.

c:\user\wim\my documents

[cursor-Down][cursor-Left] becomes

c:\user\wim