[MonoDevelop] [PATCH] Type-Ahead Find

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Tue Mar 13 19:18:27 EDT 2007


> * When "Enable type-ahead find" option is set, the Find command brings
> up a simple toolbar below the editor instead of a separate dialog box.

Instead of having two options, I suggest that C-f always activates this
mode, and that a different combination is used to activate an "advanced"

> * Typing in the find box will search the current file as you type.
> Pressing up/down will go to the previous/next match in the file.

One thing that might be useful, but I do not know how to do this would
be to also search on other files.   Not sure how to do this, because
people expect the C-g/F3 to wrap the search around, not change the

> * Currently, any options not exposed on the toolbar itself will use
> the options set in the advanced box.  For example, if in the advanced
> box the search is set to use Wildcards or Regexp, the toolbar will use
> that option.  This seemed like a simple way to allow users to modify
> the "default" behavior of that find box, but there might be a better
> way.

This might feel strange, what about adding a checkbox in that bar to
configure those options?


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