On 6 Aug 2020, at 7:05, Allan Odgaard via TextMate wrote:
For the file browser though, clicking the magnifying
glass will always
update the search folder (regardless of whether dialog is showing or
I had never even noticed that magnifying glass, but it does work as
described/expected. Is there a keyboard shortcut that does what clicking
the magnifying glass does?
I have not seen inconsistencies myself, in what is
being searched and
what is shown, and it is not obvious to me how the code could have
I’m using 2.0.15…
1. Select a file and hit ⇧⌘F.
2. Perform the search. Don’t close the Find window.
3. Back in the File Browser, select something else, like the previous
file’s parent folder.
4. Hit ⇧⌘F. The Find window gains focus, but the previous value for
“In:” is still shown.
5. Perform the search.
You’ll see results based on what you selected in the File Browser
instead of what “In:” shows. In this screenshot, you can see that
the file referred to in the results is not the file being searched
according to “In:”.
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But I do acknowledge that sometimes changing the
search folder (when
pressing ⇧⌘F) and other times not, even though the rule should be
simple (change only when dialog is not already visible), is not ideal,
but I am not sure what the ideal behavior would be.
The way I *thought* it worked seems simple enough: If the File Browser
has focus when hitting ⇧⌘F, change “In:” to the selection. If
the editor has focus, set “In:” to the Project Folder. To put it
another way, always do the same thing whether the Find dialog is open or
not. But I don’t think I understand all the use cases and workflows
you’re trying to address.
Do you search single folders or multiple folders? I
could see greater
chance of confusion for the latter, as here, the search dialog simply
says “File browser items” instead of the actual folder, so
perhaps improvements there could help.
Single folders. Thanks.