#641 Make search easier to find and use


Search bar should be always visible, on top, and searching should not require hitting enter - just entering text, i.e. it should behave similarly to google.com


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    Anonymous - 2011-09-17

    Oh, and entries that do not match search should be hidden, instead of just selecting the first match

  • DrK

    DrK - 2011-09-17

    Certainly in V3.26, the Find bar is always visible once it is invoked unless the user closes it.

    Given the work necessary (e.g decrypt fields in entries) to search what could be a large database for the find, we will not try to make PasswordSafe find like Google. They are different 'beasts'.

    As to hiding those that do not match the find requirements, this is already available via Filters (via View menu).


  • failathon

    failathon - 2012-05-04

    What if the search functionality was split in two:

    • Ctrl-F stays as is to search across all fields
    • New search, easier but limited in scope (could lessen the search load impact on the host?)

    As suggested - main dialog focused .. user enters text
    New text box appears to take focus and show typed in search terms
    Dialog blanks out to show search results
    each OnChange call will then perform the search, ONLY against Group Title and Entry Title - no other items

  • failathon

    failathon - 2012-05-04

    Hit add way too quickly.

    This way, you could quickly type a few characters, find your entry, then be able to double-click to get the password (or usual context menu to get username, etc.)

    Would speed up retrieving/editing entries quite a bit for medium to large sized users

  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2013-09-24
    • Status: pending --> closed

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