One thing I’ve grudgingly become used to, but drives me crazy, is how the Find dialog blocks refocusing of Komodo from the task bar.
Steps to reproduce:
- Open any app
- Open Komodo and a file
- Find something using CTRL+F, and the find dialog pops up
- Focus the other app
- Click Komodo’s task bar item - Komodo remains hidden, but Find unhides
- Close Find
- Click Komodo’s task bar item - Komodo shows
It’s really frustrating!
I have find open all the time, and I’m swapping apps all the time, usually to the browser to test things, and I’m constantly finding Komodo won’t focus, so I have to find the Find dialog (on one of my 3 monitors) then kill it, then re-find Komodo, then carry on.
Is this a Mozilla framework issue?
The second issue is the opposite!
If you do a Find All, or Replace All, Find disappears - which is pretty much always not what I want, especially when I have it pinned. I use find all the time, and want the dialog available at all times (just like other apps).
And a Final Find Frustration, when Find does disappear, and I’m forced to revive it with shortcut keys again, what was in the input fields is replaced with whatever is currently under the caret (which may, or may not be what I want). If I’m searching for something similar, I have to click back in, open the history, click the last item, amend it, the start the whole process again. This wouldn’t happen if Find just stayed where it was.
Overall, Finding in Komodo is a bit of a fffff…faff.
I would hope that #1 could be fixed if not a Mozilla issue.
I think #2 and #3 are either usability changes, or new Preferences items.
Can Find get some love please?