[squeak-dev] Dock searchbar and message names

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Mon Aug 9 06:31:09 UTC 2021

Hi all --

> [Chris] Just fyi, I believe you can get the behavior you're looking for by
> pressing [Cmd+b] instead of [Enter].

Tim wants to see the "Message Names" tool even if the query string matches a known symbol. On my machine for exact matches, [CMD]+[B] behaves the same way [ENTER] does in the search bar: class browser for classes, implementors tool for methods.

> [Chris] I want to replace the Search bar with opening a balloon at the hand
> which is just a workspace "scratch pad" for searches, calculator, [...]

Reads like a Workspace with some interesting conveniences. Nothing too special. Not really like a "new" tool. :-)

> [Tobias] Just add a * at the end of the phrase?

That's my workaround, too. But you would also need to add a * at the beginning for the entire result list.

For exact matches I still tend to use any text buffer other than the search bar. That's why the search-bar's behavior is also unexpected for me. :-) Yet, I know that it is considered a feature.

Well, we could vote that feature out of the system. :-D BUT: Typing the beginning, completing it with CMD+Q and then hitting ENTER wouldn't work anymore. :-O

Am 09.08.2021 01:19:09 schrieb Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com>:
I know what you mean, but a clear definition of "discoverable" would
help. For example, I don't think you mean putting it in the help
pages. Probably you mean something like a traditional "find" icon
(magnifying glass) button could replace the current search field,
where clicking it would open the balloon..

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 2:19 AM Peter Crowther wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Aug 2021 at 03:06, Chris Muller wrote:
>> I want to replace the Search bar with opening a balloon at the hand
>> which is just a workspace "scratch pad" for searches, calculator,
>> quick expressions, and "recent history". There and back, all without
>> having to touch the mouse. And since it expands dynamically, I can
>> see all the contents, unlike the search bar.
> The search bar is discoverable, at the expense of screen space. How might a user discover such a balloon?
> (I have a pet hatred of interfaces that aren't discoverable. iOS and Android - particularly iOS - drive me crazy.)
> Cheers,
> - Peter

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