[Qt-creator] Small feature requests

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at theqtcompany.com
Mon Jan 11 11:06:22 CET 2016

> On Jan 11, 2016, at 10:50, Hunger Tobias <Tobias.Hunger at theqtcompany.com> wrote:
> Hi Jason,
> thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! That is very much
> appreciated.
> The best method to do so is to just file feature requests in the bug tracker.
> Things reported here tend to get lost as new mails come in and push the mail
> asking for something down. In the bug tracker the request stays visible to the
> developers at all times:-)
> On Fr, 2016-01-08 at 15:45 +0100, Jason H wrote:
>> I heavily use the search feature, I've got 2 comments:
>> 1. Edit: Find/Replace: Advanced Find: Project: "XXX"
>> This is a lot of navigation. CMD-SHift-F is nice. But when I forget the key
>> sequence, I often find myself looking under Edit: Advanced. I'm not sure what
>> to ask for, this is just feedback. Maybe place a find menu under there so I'm
>> never wrong? Or integrate the Advanced Find into the normal Find?
> So you think this should be moved? I never looked for this functionality in the
> menus since I always use the keyboard shortcut.
>> 2. Once at the Find panel, the search results could be made a lot better with
>> a few tweaks:
>> In the result header:
>> - [Search Again] should be called "Repeat Search",
> I think that makes sense. Eike, Leena: What is your take on this?
>> - Add another button "New search" that takes you to the new Search panel (as
>> opposed to selecting it from the "History:" Combo, which is not intuitive. 
> I have no opinion here. I was not even aware that you could trigger a new search
> from the history dropdown. Keyboard shortcut user…

Could sure be a button in the tool bar with the history dropdown.

>> - Add a checkbox "Expand Results" that if previously checked or on check,
>> expands the results. If not checked or unchecked, collapses the results.
> That is what the little folder icon in the top bar does (The one left of
> "History:"). Is that what you are asking for?
>> With regard to F1 help when on a class, method, property, etcetera, the help
>> sometimes does not find what it's looking for. For example in QML,
>> "parent.horiz|ontalCenter" ( pipe is cursor location) won't find
>> Item.anchors.horizontalCenter. Is this a logic thing, or just insufficient
>> indexing?
> I'd call that a bug.
> Best Regards,
> Tobias
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