#2163 Escape should cancel filter mode

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fixed
nobody
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normal
minor
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2015-05-10
2014-08-03
Marc Dzaebel
No

For many users, finding something with Ctrl-f is one of the most frequent use cases. However, the usual, fastest and most comfortable way, to finish a modal dialog is ESC (Escape), which is not possible in Freeplane. So we all have to type Ctrl-f again, which is not a big deal but even after years it's pretty annoying because it's more complicated, takes longer and does not conform to most other word processing tools (which use ESC).

So as ESC currently does nothing in filter mode, couldn't you simply bind it to cancel the filter mode like another Ctrl-f does.

Thanks so much in advance, Marc

Discussion

  • Marc Dzaebel
    Marc Dzaebel
    2014-09-10

    Another typical usecase is to jump to the root node via ESC. This only works, if you are not in search-mode. So you have to check visually, whether you are in the right mode and then do the appropriate action in order to select the root node. Here, ESC cancelling search-mode, would be intuitive, convenient and if you don't reach the root node for the first ESC, the second would do.

     
    Last edit: Marc Dzaebel 2014-09-10
  • Miguel Boyer
    Miguel Boyer
    2015-03-05

    I completely agree. It is a pain to reach for the mouse and click somewhere in the map to get out of the filter field.

     
    • status: new --> fixed
     
  • if focus is not on the node
    transfer focus to the node instead of selecting the root on escape, 1.4.x