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#302 Incremental search box does not show how to close it

SciTE (627)

System: win98se
Scite version: 1.61 and 1.63

When you activate Incremental Search (Search >
Incremental Search, Ctrl+Alt+I) it works wonderfully,
until you try to close it.
There appears to be no visual clue to show how to close it.

I finally discovered you had to press [ESC] to close
the search box, but only in the midst of writing this
and after 20 minutes of trying alternatives (enter,
ctrl+alt+i again, ctrl-c, ctrl-x, ctrl-enter,
tab-tab-enter [in case there was a close button and it
was not showing], among others).

A [close] box, or simple 'ESC to close' text string
would be a good addition for the clueless &
panic-stricken (luckily I'd already saved my files, so
killing the process wasn't so bad as it could have been).

Thank you,
Sara Jacobson


  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2005-05-31

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    The incremental find feature was contributed and has not
    been maintained. I don't like it at all and don't use it so
    won't be working on it.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2005-05-31
    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
    • status: open --> open-accepted
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2007-07-27
    • status: open-accepted --> open-fixed
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2007-07-27

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    Originator: NO

    Made non-modal so user can continue to work and exit. Explanation text or a close box would make this element too large.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2007-11-23
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed

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