[fpc-pascal] Lazarus

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Mon Nov 16 00:46:54 CET 2009

On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 23:00:34 +0100
Rainer Stratmann <RainerStratmann at t-online.de> wrote:

> Am Sunday 15 November 2009 20:03:21 schrieb Martin:
> > Rainer Stratmann wrote:
> > > Is here a contact person who is developing lazarus?
> > > May be everyone is interested in this:
> > > When searching text in lazarus, always the preconfiguration is 'searching
> > > from cursor'.
> > > Wouldn't it be better that lazarus at least saves the choosen
> > > configuration in the search dialog box?
> > > In nearly every case I thing someone wants to search the entire text.
> > > Also it would be better to preconfigure it to this button, then storing
> > > is not necessary.
> > > May be someone can say: 'is is only one click'. But if you do it every
> > > time when starting the program it is more time than just one click.
> > > Rainer
> >
> > Interesting. I almost never want to search the entire text (at least not
> > with the normal search). If I want to search the entire text, I much
> > prefer "find in files" (all open units), because it displays the results
> > in a nice list.
> >
> > Martin
> Why do you want to search 'from cursor'?
> The feature 'find in files' is interesting.
> I did not use it before.

There are many cases where you want to search from cursor.
Of course it is only a small percentage of all searches.
Most searches can be done with Alt+Up, Ctrl+h, Ctrl+Shift+Up,
A search in the whole unit is done with Ctrl+Home,Ctrl+F.
Searches in many files is done with Ctrl+Shift+F.
Search next is F3.
So the remaining search is "search from cursor". And this is
achieved with Ctrl+F.
That's why it is the default.

Formerly the From cursor/Entire Scope was saved. I don't know when this
was broken. You are the first that notices it, so
apparently the default is ok for most users.


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