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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #53006] GUI Documentation Browser displays Ind

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #53006] GUI Documentation Browser displays Index chapters of manual poorly
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2018 19:54:15 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0

Follow-up Comment #109, bug #53006 (project octave):

This is a pretty good start, to say that there is at least a way to do an
in-page search in the help viewer.

FWIW, here is how I would expect the search feature to work:

* Ctrl+F: Open and focus search text field, select all text if previous search
term exists so typing will immediately overwrite. Repeated hits of Ctrl+F are
idempotent, focus remains on search text field, search term selected.

* Ctrl+G: Find next match. Works whether or not keyboard focus is on the
search text field. Does not move focus to the search text field.

* Ctrl+Shift+G: Find prevous match. Same as above wrt focus.

* Enter: Find next match, only if the keyboard focus is on the search text

* Escape: Close the search bar if the keyboard focus is on the search text

This is basically how search works in Firefox and in gedit.

I think that F3 and Shift+F3 are also typical aliases for Ctrl+G and

And a future improvement would be to have an incremental search, find and
highlight the first matching term as the user types in the search text field
without having to press Enter.


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